Tuesday, April 21, 2009

picture blog

so today was absolutley beautiful, so we took pictures.
the first two were from our apartment, the rest were on my walk to work.
pictures cant really fully show how pretty it was. there was a HUGE rainbow in the sky since it rained all day yesterday. also, the mountains for the first time actually looked green!
so beautiful, hope you enjoy

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Seoraksan Trip

This weekend, Daniel and I took a trip to Mt. Seorak, which has a gorgeous park and so much to do! We decided to hike to the waterfall, which was absolutely beautiful!! :-) We spent a little over five hours at the park... It was a two and a half mile trek to the waterfall from the main entrance, and definitely worth the price of admission! :-)

Daniel perched himself on a VERY high point on the edge of the waterfall thingy... He took a quick video around the whole place. You'll see me (in a black t-shirt and jeans) standing still as a statue on rocks. That's because I'm trying to figure out exactly which rocks will help me cross the stream and which rocks will get me soaked! No worries -- I made it out okay. It also gives you a little perspective on the size of the place and how high up Daniel was...


Friday, April 17, 2009

funny kid story

so my students had to write a personal ad for themselves.

the past weeks we have covered hobbies, jobs, personality, and what they want in a girlfriend.
in this lesson we wanted them to put together everything they have learned so they can write their personal ad.

here is an ad, word for word, from one of my students. needless to say, i am a failure as a teacher! :-p

"My name is ______. I am 18 years old and I love in Sokcho, South Korea. I am a cool person. I'm very cool and stylish. I'm, also 2K fashion leader in addition. My IQ is 430. I can fly and a music method of shifting from place to the other place in a moment. Also I can talk one on one with the God of space who is talk everything and know everything.
I am lookin for a girlfriend who is kind.
My dream is peace of the world.If you want to call me you only use telapathy.
I'll visit you soon.
from ______"

i had kids also quoting martin luther king jr's "i have a dream" speech in their personal ad.
rather inventive i must say, but not totally on point!

so hilarious! thought i'd share! :-p

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

South Korea is gorgeous. It has been gorgeous the whole time we've been here. It's been much warmer recently, and all the flowers are starting to bloom. Cherry blossom trees are looking GORGEOUS. All of the pictures above were taken by Daniel on his walks around Sokcho.

Teaching is going SO WELL. Daniel and I are having a blast. His classes are going well, he's having fun teaching, and he's really enjoying working with his students. My classes are also awesome. I love my kids (and my newfound rock-star status!), I love working with the teachers at my school, and I'm really satisfied...

Daniel and I both say this a lot, but we're so glad we came to Korea. It was a HUGE decision (and a very difficult one!), but it was the right decision. We miss you guys, but know that we are genuinely happy here. :-)

Oh, and here are a couple pictures of the infamous pizza cones. Yum!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

new hair cut!!!!!

here is a picture of me before the hair cut:

this is me with my hair muse :-p

and here is an outtake of me when i didnt know that the camera was on . . . then i realized that it was :-p