Love letter, bad english, student love

11 08 2010

Ah, this brings back some memories.

Its a love letter that one of my students asked me to try and help him write. He did this initial draft all by himself, pretty impressive actually. Obvious heavy use of dictionary or internet translations.

The story behind it is that the girl he was interested in spoke excellent English, so he figured that an English language love letter would impress her. I think it worked 🙂

To my lovely XX
Hi XX. You are a girl who is being written on someone’s diary and I am a boy who cannot but look at the picture of the girl everyday. Probably, I may be the boy and You must be girl that I always think.
I’m holding a pen at night when a lonely star is sobbing saddly.
Before one knows, the paper was fulled with loving you.
The blue sun in the dark has left for me. New sun which will rise tomorrow is waiting for me.
If you have me, you love me, your sun will be forever.
It’s true for me to give up my life by loving you. I cannot live without loving you. That I was born is only for you. AND! I’m really capable that you will be happy.
Please pardon me who send my mind with a letter. I hope to know whether you want me or not. I wait your answers forever. Can you receive me?

I actually have the original hand written version around somewhere. I need to dig it up and scan it. Its brilliant.

Did I mention that he was only 15? Not a bad effort at all.

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New Favourite, “I do all my own Porn Stunts”

20 12 2009

I’ve got a new favourite. We were working a camp for a few days at one of our local high schools. About 30 1st and 2nd grade kids, meaning they are probably around 17ish years old.

This girl stood up and both Theresa and I caught sight of her hoodie at the same time. It can’t be beat 🙂

Porn Stunts

It seems she bought it online with no clue what the english meant. Thats usually how it happens here. English is cool and fun, the meaning isn’t important. You do get some wonderful examples. We did try to explain just what it meant to her, she was obviously mortified.

Here’s another recent find, this time from Rachel Teacher.

Pee all that you can Pee




The many signs of the crazy Kids

11 10 2009

What a week. 2 weeks ago I went along to a demo class conducted by Matt and Mrs Yun, my old Co-teacher. They conducted a lesson based on signs, different kinds, colours and finishing up with the kids creating their own signs.

I took inspiration (ok, ok, I basically copied) the lesson idea and here I am, posting the results.

I gave each class approximately 25 or 30 minutes for the sign creation, working in groups of 2 or 3 kids. These are my favourites so far. The good, the great, the terrible and the downright WTF! Please enjoy, click on any image to be taken to my flickr page with the pics in much higher quality and size.

Becareful! BoNoBoNo No Study Don't Sleeping in My Class Teacher, No Kill Student

No Love in School Don't Eat Chewing Gum Don't Touch Me Don't Say You Love Me

Don't Kiss No Frustration No Killing Don't Study

No Escape (From Hamtae Middle School) No Big Earrings No Naked No Drinking Soju

No Anger Don't Draw Signs No Make-Up No Sexy Girl

No Crazy Be Careful My Friends No Make-Up No Crazy

Don't Poo Don't Sleeping Don't Crossdress No Head Shot

No Vomit Don't Killing No Self Camera No Pissing

No Ddong Chim No IceCakie Don't Ddong Chim No Killing

No Alcohol No Farting

As you might expect, generally the quality of the artwork from the girls is better than the boys. The boys did most of the killing, naked, farting etc. I know I had a blast doing this with my students. I’ll have to dig up some more of their Engrish artworks to show.





TShirt of the Day “Our pussys, Our choice”

26 06 2009

Oh the joys of Korea. Engrish everywhere. Tshirts especially.

This one was captured by a fellow teacher in our small town, working in an Elementary School (no names mentioned). A 4th grade elementary girl was wearing this all day. Of course nobody except the “concerned” teacher was vaguely phased by this.

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I’ve seen similarly wrong shirts, but other than this one (below) I haven’t managed to get hold of any.

From Wierd Stuff