It’s hard to believe it’s already Thursday here, and we only have two days left at Emmanuel. Today after breakfast and our English classes with the staff, we went to a traditional Korean museum. The museum featured both old Korean culture and modern contemporary culture, and we tried buckwheat tea and traditional snacks there. When we returned to Emmanuel, we discovered that spaghetti was being served for lunch. It was delicious.
After lunch, two of the staff members were kind enough to take us to experience downtown Gimcheon shopping and coffee. One of the volunteers here with me, Joe, bought a basketball for the kids downtown, which we made great use of after dinner. In the afternoon, we all had different classes to attend and teach with the children. In my class, I somehow found myself leading a group of elementary students in a dance production to the tune of a Korean pop song.
After a short pause for dinner, we went over to the nearby high school where playground basketball with the kids was a hit. The kids learned how to shoot layups and generally enjoyed running around with the volunteers. Every night here at Emmanuel, we have been working with our individual teams of children to prepare a presentation. All of our groups will give their presentations tomorrow, so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow’s post to hear about how they went.