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I hate picking screen names. I usually end up with some lame variation of "Opal" and wander off. I've never really felt the need for a self-assigned identity. There's only one Opal, where ever I go, and it it's an easy sort of gift to live with. I know many of my friends really had to find their own identity and carve out that space.

One can write "Opal" in Korean (Hangul) fairly easily. It's shifted a bit and pronounced "oh-pah-rl" see below.



Kidlets. (ZOMG the kidlets are so awesome) Call me Opal-teacher. Or teacher (which is an honorific in Korean culture! whee!) and we're good.

So, yesterday, we talk about names because Opal-teacher can finally read Korean. My pronunciation sucks, but they get it. And they ask if I have a Korean name. (they all have English names because their names are way hard for us westerners to say).

I don't have one. So sad. :(

They get together. They write pieces of their names on the board and decide I shall be named after them. (*DEAD OF CUTE*) They put their names together on the board and decide I shall be henceforth known as:



So-Jang. Pronounced "Soh-Jayhng" and it means 'small boat'. Now, not only is small boat totally fitting for me. (it's random, does it's own thing and can be found anywhere in the world).

They named me after them. How cool is that? How incredibly, amazingly, wonderful is that? It was the Korean equivalent of them deciding, okay, my name is Lucy, your name is Lilly, we should call teacher "Li-Lu".

Date: 2009-04-30 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hoperomantic.livejournal.com
OMG just reading that makes me smile like nothing else. Kiddlets can to the most incredibly wonderful things!

Date: 2009-04-30 03:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yunadax.livejournal.com
That is so made of win :)

Date: 2009-04-30 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] racethewind10.livejournal.com
Ok that is insanely cute. :) Glad there is something happy in your day!

Date: 2009-04-30 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agentcat47.livejournal.com
small boat? ooh that's beautiful!!! that's so cool! i have a chinese name, it's jao ja ling. jao for my last name, and ja ling. i don't know what i means though, i forgot, lol. my mum knows though. but so-jang is so beautiful!

Date: 2009-04-30 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zippogirl.livejournal.com
Awww *is ded from the cute*

<-basking in your awesomeness

Date: 2009-04-30 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rodlox.livejournal.com
*is so envious*

I bet you bowed deeply to the kids when they did that. (I would've, but then, I'm me)

it was a tie before, but you are now - officially and unofficially - the coolest and best teacher I ever knew. (the tie was with my cousin)

*makes a note to look up "teacher" so I can call you "So-Jang Teacher"*

*gives congratulatory hugs* yay!

Date: 2009-04-30 05:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-scary-kitty.livejournal.com
ZOMG! Your kidlets are So. Damn. Awesome.

*squees*

Date: 2009-04-30 12:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justhere1971.livejournal.com
I think I just melted. That is so very very sweet. Kids are amazing. Period. They are also incredibly insightful arent' they?

Date: 2009-04-30 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rayvin813.livejournal.com
THAT IS SO CUTE! I'm glad you're having fun with the kiddos, darlin! *GLOMPS*

Date: 2009-04-30 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peterlme.livejournal.com
You have the great ability to connect with people.

Date: 2009-04-30 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ankareeda.livejournal.com
Kids are made of win, so are babies! *beams* *hugs*

Date: 2009-05-01 12:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ubiquitous-girl.livejournal.com
Super cute! ^.^

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