last night, i got a text from one of my middle school students at 2 in the morning-
"teacher, are you at home now? i need to sleep. can i come to your house now? i will walk there. i am strong."
i thought it was a joke but he explained that he was wet from the rain and he had spent the last 30 minutes trying to sleep in an apartment stairwell but it was too uncomfortable. of course, i had to let him come over. i didn’t want to ask him any questions but i am assuming he had some trouble with his mom about his school test scores. it breaks my heart to see how much pressure my students have to deal with.
korea still amazes me. just when i think i’ve experienced it all this sort of thing happens. *sigh*