My extra class for Friday afternoon was cancelled, so I was catching up on a few things in the office. No one informed the students of this, so they would periodically pop in and ask what was happening. I sympathise because I feel that what all too often.
The last girl that came in went to the Korean English teacher and asked him about it. I wasn’t paying attention, but I did hear her leaving the room, saying quite loudly, “아사!” (Assa!), followed by giggles all round.
I know that “assa” means something along the lines of “Let’s Go!”, but it was the first time I heard it used in this way. I asked what she was on about and the teacher explained to me that she was happy about the cancellation. I could not help but smile as well.