Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Irony and Busan FM

So during one of my worst blogging months ever (in terms of the number of posts) I have some exciting news: Busan FM asked me to join them for a radio show interviewing a few foreign bloggers in Korea. I'm excited and a bit nervous. It's kind of funny because I don't even own a radio though I just checked out the website and a lot of it is available streaming.

Things I'm nervous about:
-Getting nervous and babbling.
-My co-workers listening to the show.
-The blog posts they've chosen to read/talk about.

The first one is a bit inevitable though I've gotten better about speaking slowly under pressure as a teacher. I normally wouldn't have told anyone about the show at work because I'm a little embarrassed by that sort of attention from anyone outside of my family. However, I had to let them know why I wasn't playing volleyball or going to the teacher dinner tonight after saying that I would go on Monday. They think it's super cool and want to know when it will be broadcast and the name of the show. Here is how the conversation with my head teacher went:

Head teacher: When?
Me: I don't know.
Head teacher: *Looks incredulous. Has the 3rd grade English teacher translate just in case we were miscommunicating.*
Me: No really, I have no idea.
Head teacher: Show name?
Me: I don't know.
Head teacher: *continued look of disbelief that I don't know any details surrounding this*

It's a kind of last minute thing, I found out that I might be doing it late Monday night and I just got the question list today. 


The only thing that is legitimately worrying is if they read any excerpts from my blogs. In the beginning I tended to really, really ramble in a hyper fashion and get distracted by lots of shiny thoughts in the process. This is still true to some extent but I think I tend to stay more on task these days. Most of the time. I hope.

I'm going to go make soothing lists and read some newspapers. Thank god I only had to teach 3 classes today and am on top of grading and prep.

Wish me luck!

3 comments:

asadalthought said...

Good luck!

Josh said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll do a great job!

Nancy K said...

Sounds great Alex. Send us a link if they have it online.