Now that fears over swine flu have largely subsided, we decided to take the kids for an outing. Over by the GS Mart in my city, there is a place, run by a nice older couple, where kids can jump on trampolines. The kids had fun and exhausted the teachers. However, they are never exhausted it seems.
It is funny, but quite a few of my students have had the swine flu. We’re still taking standard precautions. They have to wash their hands with an alcohol-based handwash before entering. And we do still take temperatures. But the kids are not afraid to admit to having had it. “Where were you last week?” “Oh, I had shin jong (신종) flu”.