I got an email from Lydia last week saying that in all of the pictures on my blog I was wearing a hat and or a hoodie. She wanted to know were her "cute dressing sister went." All of the posts lately have been from the weekends and I usually dress casually then. So I decided to take a picture everyday last week of what I was wearing for work. By the third day I ran out of poses so some are a little weird! Here is the slideshow I created. You can blame my sister for this one!
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
It doesn't snow here very often so when I saw that eerie glow outside my window I knew it was snowing! A few minutes later I heard a bunch of the guys from the dorm start yelling outside. I don't know what they were saying because it was in Korean but they sure seemed to be having fun. I think we will get a few inches which should stop the city in its track tonight and tomorrow. Here are a few pictures of the first snow fall. Kelly was talking on the phone to her boyfriend so you only get pictures of me. Sorry!
My cute very quickly built snowman. My fingers were already numb at this point but I had to build one!
It was fun playing in the snow. I hope it sticks around awhile. My bike ride to church should be fun in the morning. I think it will be the first time I have ridden a bike in the snow.
This is Oliver or Ollie for short.
This is Link.
This is one of those spinning tunnels.
I had a wonderful time and I am really glad Kelly invited me to come along. Mandy, Kara, and David will be heading to Canada at the beginning of the year with their mother to study abroad for a year. It is also very common for the family to go to another country and leave the father behind to work here in Korea. Many parents send their elementary school children to study abroad and both parents stay here. This is one thing about Korea that I will never understand.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Last night I put up the Christmas tree for this year. Today at lunch time Kelly came over to help decorate. I know our tree is totally ghetto but Kelly did say, "this is the best Christmas tree I have had in 6 years!" She has been traveling and teaching abroad for 6 years now so she hasn't had a real American Christmas in a really long time. They do have some Christmas decorations but a 2 ft. tree is about 40,000 won or $40. So I opted for the cheaper version! Well without further a due here is our Christmas tree complete with wrapped present courtesy of Lydia.
I printed coloring book pages out and colored them myself to use as ornaments.
I am preparing a wonderful Christmas menu this year. But it is a secret so I can't post it until after Christmas!! For the most part of the day it will be Kelly, Addie (another "Migook" or American), and myself. In the evening we will be having a party with many of our students. I am looking forward to Christmas already.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
It also snowed while we were in Seoul. Here are some pictures I took at the half way stop. I don't know if I have mentioned this or not but Seoul is 2 1/2 or 3 hours away depending on traffic.
I also got to go to Starbucks. Actually, I went twice. The first time when we first got to CoEx Mall. I go an iced Carmel Macchiato (I think that is how you spell it!). The second time, right before we left the mall, I got a grande Christmas blend. It was wonderful, even though Caribou is much better. I am getting a coffee pot soon!
happenings here in South Korea!
Around 2pm we had some of Kelly's students come over for Salmon and wine. I didn't know any of these students but they were w\very nice. here is a picture of the group. Kelly had her mom send the Salmon from Seattle. I am not a big fish person so I didn't have any but everyone else enjoyed it immensely.
Kelly and I
Saturday, November 18, 2006
There are many people who read my blog and leave comments that I don't have an email address for. I might have had it at one time but between leaving my job and getting a new computer it has disappeared on me. If you could email me with your address I would really appreciate it. This might sound like a crazy request but please just indulge me. Also it will be nice to get email. It gets lonely here sometimes! Thanks.
p.s.- Leah Crisp this means you!! I have no clue where your email address went and since you switched jobs I can't contact you.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
It even has mud flaps and a carrying rack. They use this rack for people as well as purchases.
Monday, November 13, 2006
This is a picture of the emperor.
the same detail as seen above.
and someone I don't know.
I am the short one in back that
you can hardly see!
Traditional Korean Houses
Brian and I