I do like being part of a community. That means that when I’m out and about, I might just run into one of my students.
Like today, when I went to the small beach in town, I was surprised to see dozens of kids in red shirts & red life jackets. Out swimming, I heard, Hi teacher (and my name!). It took me awhile to identify my wet students in the crowd. But then, got to splash and practice swimming with them and 38 of their church group friends.
Being an English speaker in Korea makes you the envy of most. Add to that, some basic swimming skill, and wow, you’re amazing!