Thursday, January 15, 2009

My New Korean Name

As I posted a few weeks ago, Koreans take or adopt an English name that they use when taking English lessons or working in a Western career or job. All of my Korean coworkers have chosen English names, and obviously the students are either given or pick their names. I've seen some pretty stupid names like Fount, and Foil????? I know, really cool if your into pens or medieval weoponery...lol.

So, my students asked me what my Korean name is jokingly. I told them that my chosen and new Korean name is 한국어. (Han-Suu-Lo). It roughly translates to Han Solo. So now they call me Han Solo teacher. Never a dull moment with these little bastards...lol.

3 comments:

DAD said...

BRUCE,I MEAN ANDREW,I MEAN CHRIS TEACHER.I THOUGHT HONG LEE CALLED YOU HONG LONG AND NOW YOUR HAN SOLO HOW MANY NAMES DO YOU HAVE ???I'M CONFUSIUS....

Anonymous said...

I see Dad is getting creative. That Confucious line was a gem! Love ya Dad. Was that an all day post? Hey Chris- Im surprised you didnt take the name "I-Nee-Ma-Mee" Sounds like your falling for those little slanty-eyed buggers.(No offense Tom and Pat)Actually you halfbreeds should thank your lucky stars that you were born with two round-eyes. Sometimes you get a mix.(genetics)Would be horrible-people thinking your always winking at them.."Poppy" you engaged? Congrats! Hey Bro talk to you later! Danny

Chris said...

Dan, I would have taken the name "I nee Mama" but it was already taken by an older brother of mine that can't go two days without attaching the umbilical chord while pounding Dad's booze and making excuses to Renee about how your "helping" out at the house....lol..hahaha. In psychology class we have a name for that kind of subconcious action where we put on others what's really going on with our lives. Freud termed it "Transference."

PS-Now that I'm in Korea, there is an open bed in the house. Mom tells me you've been "eying" it up ever since I left and have been slowly hoarding your deodorant and razors into my bathroom, and day by day putting your clothes in my drawers like that dude from Shawshank Redemption. By the way, how far infact is the tunnel your digging from Patchogue to Holtsville? Just make sure you cover the hole in my bedroom floor before I come home...ok. Thanks.

PPS-I'm going to mail you the shells of the GINORMOUS prawn I plan on cooking tomorrow. The ultimate insult.........Call me!