So long Korea, farewell

Less than 24 minutes until we leave Seoul for the ferry port in Incheon, where an under-sized bunk bed will be my sleeping arrangements for the night. Seventeen hours on the Yellow Sea until reaching the shores of Qingdao. I’m leaving Korea. Again. And I’m not coming back. Maybe. I’ve said that three times before. … More So long Korea, farewell

The countdown starts

Tomorrow I say goodbye to balloon art, hotel class, bank class, airplane class, swimming pool, dodge ball, newspaper fashion show… Tomorrow is the last day of the easiest job of my life. Five days until I leave Seoul. Sixteen days until I leave Korea. Seventeen days until I dock on the shore of Qingdao. Twenty … More The countdown starts

Back on the saddle

Just over three months of my blogging hiatus, I’m back. Back on the last day of my life to wear contact lenses. Tomorrow begins one week of glasses only (minus the 8 hours of “teaching” swimming I’ll be doing this week), as one week from tomorrow at this time, my eyes will be freshly lasiked. … More Back on the saddle

Last one possible

I missed, by less than 10 seconds, what I usually consider to be my “last possible train,” in ¬†order to make it to work on time. So, I waited for the next train. As you do. Feeling anxious. Feeling late. Apparently, the 9:44 train from Jangsan is a hot spot for old timers. What is … More Last one possible

Strepped out

1. Female doctors who speak English. When she asked me to open my throat to look inside, she gasped and said “woah!” I don’t think that’s a good sign. 2. Early days for getting done the things that need to get done and still have some time to relax my possible strep-throat-carrying body. 3. Weeks … More Strepped out


This picture shows how I feel. This picture was taken in my bed. From exactly where I lay the minute I got home until the minute I went to bed early. 1. The best part of the work day is when you get off. I was extremely grateful for the end of today. 2. IP … More Bedridden

Good boys

1. When a good student’s (Colin, left) energy rubs off on a crazy student (right, Andy) and they read comic books in the library during lunch break, while the other kids scream their heads off. 2. Sunny weather and a lunch time stroll around the block. 3. Because after this post, I only have 5 … More Good boys

Where the weekend ends

1. Sunny weather. It’s the first weekend that feels that summer has truly arrived. 2. Erin, Corrine and Kaely for organizing an important documentary for an audience. 3. Seeing all my friends together in one place, when it feels as though I haven’t seen them in ages.