Banner design by Helena, portrait by Eva


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Korean Currency

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Koreans think sharing food bonds them.

My favorite thing to do on Tuesday and Thursdays is to take students for a walk to the store. We skip down the street, hand in hand, singing "You Are My Sunshine." I buy them a snack their Mother would frown upon. For cheon won these chips made one girl's mouth very happy:

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Chart from Tour to Korea. Check out the link to learn
the average price of milk, a Big Mac or bus fare.
Cheon Won = approx. 1USD
$1USD ≒926.80 KRW

As you can see, I'm rolling in WONS:


Helena said...

Ooh, the new bills are pretty!

Hey, have you ever seen a 5 or 1 won coin? I have a 1 won around somewhere. I think they're made of aluminum or something. Very small and light. I wanted a 5 won (they have Admiral Yi Sun Shin's turtle boat on them) but never could get ahold of one.

Eva Karrin McKinnon said...

The new bills are very very small.

Eva Karrin McKinnon said...

I can't use them in the vending machine at work ;o(

Unknown said...

Eva, you are such a great teacher! You sound like a "fun" teacher! No wonder all the kids love you!

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