So what does an atheist do for Christmas and
New Year's Day, and why is this Christmas update so late?
The answer to both of those
questions for this particular atheist is "lesson plans".
The have an expression here
in Korea called "Wang-tta" (see picture to the right) which
roughly translates to "a person with no friends".
I was a wang-tta for both
Christmas and New Year's Day. I sat alone in my apartment,
ate pizza and worked on lesson plans for the RYE School project
for Meaningful Volunteer. This is - of course - a little
sad, but I hope that one day when Meaningful Volunteer is a
roaring success, I can look back at my "times of wang-tta" and
think that the efforts were well worth it.
I worked my butt off on
this project. Why? Because it is so, so important
that teachers are well equipped and know what they will be doing
before they arrive at their placements.
This project was huge.
So huge in fact that I have only just finished it. My life
over the past few weeks has been working at school, working on
lesson plans, sleeping and eating with the odd social outing.
If you wanna see exactly
what I've been working on, it is probably best if you check out
press release on the Meaningful Volunteer site.