Three Day Weekend, Part Dos

Believe it or not, we have two three day weekends this month! Don’t get too excited though, we only have three all year. This past weekend, we ventured to Seoul, departing late Friday night after school and boarding the KTX high-speed train to our friend’s house in the capital city of South Korea. After the […]

A Frosty Valentine’s Day in Jirisan National Park

For Valentine’s Day/ Lunar New Year (a huge holiday in Korea) we traveled to Jirisan National Park for a break from city life. We took a local bus from the Sasang intercity bus terminal and 1 1/2 hours later we arrived in the small city of Jinju. We looked around for a short while and […]

Yoga + Lost + Friends = Great Weekend

So I started this weekend off right by going to the climbing gym and meeting some new friends. I climbed with them for awhile, then found out that one of them was actually coming with me to meet up with my other Korean climbing friends. My friend, Hwan Yong’s younger sister was preparing to take […]

Just Living Life

So while we all wait for Jason to write about the rest of our trip to Japan (including New Years Eve) I have decided to write a little bit about what’s going on right now since it is Feb. 4th and it has been quite awhile since we have had a regular update. Since returning to work […]

Christmas Vacation-part 2

I apologize for the long lapse in time in this saga. We have been especially busy getting back into the groove of things at school. Plus, our school-wide play performance is just around the corner so all our extra time at school is being used. But the story must go on…. We left Busan at […]

Christmas Vacation-Part 1

Happy holidays to everyone! I don’t even know where to start on this entry. Sooo much had been happening we have neglected to write about it but at last, we will fill you in on what’s been happening. Let me take you back to Dec. 22 when we went to the airport to pick up […]


Today I went to the hospital due to severe sinus pressure and probable Acute Sinusitis. First off, let me say that it appears that the words “sinus” or “sinusitis” does not translate in Korean. Secondly, I have no idea where to go during the day at the hospital to check in. After walking back and […]

The Week in Review

It’s starting to get colder now. We are wearing light gloves and putting on light stocking caps at night. The weather itself if still pretty nice, however. I have been teaching about dinosaurs this week. The kids all love them. I remember when I learned about dinosaurs – I also loved them. These kids, though, […]

Climbing Competition and Traditional Dinner

This past Saturday, I joined some Korean friends from the Busan Climbing Center at a bouldering tournament at the BEXCO Convention Hall (similar to McCormick’s Place in Chicago). Around 150 people from around Busan were there to watch 50 some climbers compete in two levels of competition. Their was a ply-wood wall specially built for […]

Ohh Yeah, I’m in Korea-The GYM

I have been reflecting on what makes Korea so different from my life in America for some time. I work, eat, sleep, workout. Besides the obvious difference of being 6000 miles away, sometimes I forget I am in another country. It’s the first sign of adjustment, actually feeling like I have a schedule. Being at […]