Before we started teaching internationally, I met a woman who had taught at an international school in Columbia. She told me that I would love international teaching. She specifically talked about how quickly and closely friendships are made. She said within a month you'll have friends who be like sisters and you'll be braiding each other's hair in no time. Both of these things are true for me, Jim just doesn't have enough hair.
This is also the drawback. International teachers are transient. So those tight knit friends come and go and spread out all over the world. Or just to San Franscisco. My work wife, Katie, has a real life husband, Adam. Adam is a cinematographer, and he starts a new job at airbnb in a few weeks. Airbnb has offices in Seoul, but Adam was hired to work at the mothership in San Francisco. Katie will finish out the school year here, then join him in California and leave me, weeping, in Korea.
But let me back up. Adam has a new documentary movie coming out Finder's Keepers. And, out of around 4,000 entries, this was one of 120 to actually get into the Sundance Film Festival. Adam filmed a lot of the movie and is credited as the Director of Photography. And it's getting a lot of buzz: The Hollywood Reporter, The LA Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Huffington Post, and everyone at Seoul campus is talking about it. Here's a preview of the film:
The movie premiers at Sundance on Tuesday and Adam is officially moving to America. He leaves on Sunday. We decided to throw him a Sundance themed going away party.
Everyone dressed up.
|Kathlyn and Hannah|
Here are the pictures from the photobooth. So many....
We'll miss you Adam!