Monday, May 25, 2009

Look out helter skelter helter skelter

Cases of Swine Flu have started to show up in Korea, the most publicized ones being among a group of foreign teachers who attended an orientation together after arriving in Korea last week. You can check out their situation here:

My co teacher informed me this morning that as a foreigner I will most likely be tested. The Busan Office of Education apparently feels the need to test all of the foreign teachers working in the area. Even though we've been here over 2 months, have shown no signs of illness, and have not been in contact with any of the infected teachers.... hmmm, doesn't seem quite right does it? Upon doing some informal research on foreigner message boards it appears as though the only confirmed cases in Korea include 3 Koreans, 1 Vietnamese and 1 Foreign teacher.
I will keep you updated on the situation as it develops!

This weekend George and I went on a trip with a our group called Lovable Busan. It's run by an awesome Korean guy, Charles, with the purpose of showing foreigners places in Korea that are a little off the beaten path, but incredible to visit.

Our trip included a trip to a dinosaur museum and an overnight stay on an island off the coast. We had an incredible time, but I'll have to save that for another blog entry ... I have some major prep to do before afternoon classes today!

1 comment:

  1. You may want to inquire the procedure of the test. If it includes a dental check like my health check for the visa thing, than it is ridiculous.