Thursday, June 6, 2013

Our first year in Korea is coming to an end: PART III

Here's me interviewing Jim about this year in Korea. I worked on this video a long time and the questions don't line up with the answers. So do your best to interpret what Jim's talking about until I fix the problem. Hey! I fixed the problem. This video is more coherent than the other one. Enjoy!


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Our first year teaching in Korea is coming to an end: PART II

Here's Jim's interview with me (there's a clip at the end of August. It looks like it's there by mistake. It's not, I just thought it was kind of funny).


Our first year in Korea is coming to an end: PART I

Our first year living abroad officially is in the books. Today is the last day of school and we're leaving for the States on Friday. I thought it would be interesting to do some reflecting. I forced everyone to answer some questions on video. The videos are long, so I will post these in three separate parts.

Part I features the kids.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Very Busy Weekend.

In regular school, things start to relax and wind down at the end of the school year. At the end of the school year here things get super busy. On top of that, Amy and I decided to throw a birthday party for the girls before we leave for America. Amy's daughter, Mia's birthday is only a few days after Grace and Ruby's. We made the best decisions of our lives and had the party at a park! We invited the entire kindergarten. The party was excellent! Tons of fun! Here are some pictures to give you a better idea.

We had food!
We had bubbles!




We somehow had a frog!




And, Pinterest for the win, we had the children stamp their handprint onto a canvas for each of the birthday girls. How cute is that?


We had a water balloon toss!

Lots of playing!




And, of course, cake!



The whole group:


Right after the birthday party, Ruby took her test for the yellow belt in Taekwondo!
Just watch Ruby break this board. She's so awesome.





Ruby and Master Park


Then off to dinner with Jay and Nalisha!





Then, the best part, dessert at cafe street in Jukejong.

It couldn't have been a better way to close out our final weekend of our first year in Korea. It's hard to believe that we've completed the whole first school year of teaching abroad. It's also hard to believe that next weekend I'll be spending the whole weekend wandering around Target.