We had our meeting with Julia today. When we arrived we were introduced to Julia's "favorite" friend, Jennifer. She was there to translate. Having never worked with a translator in the middle before, it was an interesting experience. That said, the meeting went very well (Julia even provided us with a veggie pizza and cola lunch). There aren't even any juicy details to share with you folks. With the lines of communication opened, things went smoothly, and I feel like we understand Julia a little better now. Granted, it is still too bad that Hagwons are more business and less school, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. Julia is hiring the supervisor that Ian met (his name is escaping me, I think it starts with an 's'), which will probably be a really positive thing. Also, I think we're going to be held more accountable for our lesson plans from the begining of the week, instead of being told that something's wrong after it's said and done. So, it looks like things may move in a positive direction. I'm glad because, though it's been a very rough start, I know Ian and I have improved and both of us would like to be good at this job.
The only unfortunate thing about the meeting was that having a stranger there inhibited us a bit. We didn't feel like we could address much from our side, but I suppose we can't blame anyone else for that.
When I woke up on the bus home last night my glands were swollen. I thought it was just the excessive heat on the bus, but they haven't gone down and I've been feeling a bit fluish ever since. We still don't have a thermometer, so I have no idea if I actually have a fever or if I'm just worried that I do. I've always had a good immune system (though I tend to get sick once every other winter), but Korea has really kicked my butt. But, I've been keeping in good spirits by bundling up and watching a Dexter marathon with Ian.
The penguin socks Mom sent me are good for bundling.