Sex, drugs and cultural enlightenment

Yesterday, my co-teacher announced across a busy staff room:

“Carrie-teacher! Next, next week you must go Ulsan Ministry of Education.  You must have sex training.”

“Pardon??!” I squeaked in embarrassed surprise, as conversations stopped and everyone turned to look at me in puzzlement, interest and a wee bit of envy.

“Next, next week you go sex training,” she repeated, coming to stand next to my desk. (By that point, it didn’t matter where she stood, you could have heard a pin drop in the staff room.)


“See?” she said, handing me a paper written entirely in Korean.  “Next, next week you go training.  Training is for sex, drugs, and …… how do you say?  Cultural enlightenment.”

And apparently, all the foreign teachers (200+ people) have to go.  It’s very intriguing.  Will we be trained in how to find sex, drugs and cultural enlightenment?  Or how to avoid them?  I cannot wait for next, next week! 😀

On another subject entirely, look at the neat sky I saw this week in the bamboo forest.  It looks like something out of Lord of the Rings. 🙂


About Carrie K

Teacher, writer, traveller. Slightly neurotic. Overly talkative. Loving life. You can also follow me on Twitter: kimchigirl72
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One Response to Sex, drugs and cultural enlightenment

  1. aybeeoh says:

    Well. I’m suddenly looking forward to next next week 😀

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