problems with both. But break is over, classes have begun and a new day brings welcome hot water.
I do have a stunning view of western Busan.
I’m becoming fairly familiar with the subway system, purchased a metro debit card and
actually have taken a few buses. There is very little English signage in
Busan, although the subway system is in English. The Busan subways are sparkling
clean and quite well organized. Each station has numbered exits, and directions
to businesses are listed by exit number. And at $1.20 a ride, it puts NYC to
I have also met beautiful new students...
The Dongseo Theatre students are delightful, and remind me so much of our Kent kids at
home. Today, they told me I remind them of Santa Claus and Olaf from Frozen, so
clearly they have no idea who I am! For the senior class we are working
Children of Eden as their final project with an ensemble of
underclasspersons. Auditions are next week and the same perplexity
While I am teaching sophomores and seniors, they are mostly in their mid
20’s. Several of the men in class have just completed 2 years of mandatory military service.
They all are, infectiously enthusiastic. Most of them speak English well
enough to get the gist of my meandering musings. I also have
designated student interpreters who are modestly efficient.
The Theatre campus is a 45 minute commute ( by shuttle bus) from the
main campus and is a state of the art facility in the Cultural Center
(Big Bucks $$$) section of the city.
I met the artist director of Mac theatre and
start rehearsals for both plays in the next week. - all in all, things are
moving forward and although I have been busy, I miss everyone.
And while it is cold
windy, it’s not below freezing and...NO SNOW! I see camellias in
bloom and azaleas are budding. Sort of Myrtle beach meets the