January 13, 2009


Okay everyone, I finally finished a bunch of posts I began a while ago, so they won't appear on the top. They'll appear in the order I started them. The new posts can be found easily by going to the blog archive located on the right. Click on the arrow next to 2008, and then on the arrow next to October to find the post named "Seoul". Next, open up November to find "Cheongju" and "I worked through most of October: the post-Silleuksa YES programs". "Christmas in Korealand" is the fourth new post, but it is right below this post, where it should be.

Also, I added a gadget that allows you to subscribe to my blog posts. Since I post so rarely, this is a great way to check if I've posted without having to visit the blog - you can just click on your bookmarks toolbar to see all the posts that are up.

This section is for those who have never subscribed to an RSS Feed before:
To subscribe to the posts, look for 'subscribe to korea!' on the right. Click on "Posts" and then choose the last option (unless one of the others is more convenient for you). This will open up a new tab asking you how you want to subscribe to the posts. Just click on "subscribe now", again, unless another option suits you better. Next you will be provided with the same options you are presented when you create a bookmark, so put the bookmark wherever you want it! If you choose to put it in your toolbar, there will be a button on your toolbar similar to the "Most Visited" and "Latest Headlines" buttons that are standard on Mozilla Firefox. Just click the button to see a list of posts, from most recent at the top to least recent at the bottom.

Lastly, I thought you all should know that John and I finally watched the Godfather, parts I-III. Now we have moved on to watching all 24 Bond films in order. We just finished You Only Live Twice and are looking forward to On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Oh, plus this week I started tutoring two girls my age twice a week. They are the minister at my school's daughters and they're unbelievably sweet. We're all pretty excited about the deal. One of them will be working on her MFA shortly....she sculpts! I can't wait to get a picture of one of her sculptures on here. It's pretty cool.


January 3, 2009

Christmas in Korealand

I just want you all to know that Christmas was okay, even though I missed you all terribly. And I only got really really emotional once before Christmas when I was listening to Johnny Mathis like we always do, and once on Christmas after I opened the pearl necklace my dear mother gave me. But I had a great time with my friends that day and I made sure to have some Christmas cheer around, and open a present on Christmas Eve, and to be with my family at least in spirit/virtually over the internet. Here are some pictures of the Christmas cheer:

Here you can see from the left: The doggie Christmas card, the cute little snow man, a picture my friend Alex made me (it's got a pine tree on it), the cutest little North American mammals ornarments that nearly broke my heart when I opened them, and the light-up plastic pine branches reindeer I bought.

Our Charlie Brown Christmas tree, complete with presents and animal ornaments. The big green box was John's gift from me - a big, red, remote-control truck. Pretty cool. I also got him an indoor basketball hoop you hang on the wall.

Here's the whole gang, having a forest gathering on my desk. (Mom I took this photo for you. I know you miss the little buggers.) There's a Skunk and a Hedgehog and a Fox and a Bunny and a Squirrel and a Raccoon.

Lastly, here I am in my brand new sweatshirt! I got the Santa hat in a white elephant (Yankee swap) gift exchange with my buddies.