In Korea, there's a holiday called Teacher's Day. I assume we have one in the States as well, but I don't remember it. Now that I'm a teacher though, this holiday is much more important to me.
I even received a gift this year from one of my students. She is a very nice student and always stays after class to practice her pronunciation with me. She gave me a nice expensive bottle of anti-wrinkle cream. I don't know whether to be thankful or offended by the gift.
Once again, I'm reminded that there are some serious cultural differences between my new life and my old one. :)