Niagara Falls, Canadian Side

I went to Niagara Falls for the first time in my life and could never have expected to feel the level of giddiness that hit me the second I saw them. I’ve seen waterfalls before. I’ve even seen Iguazu Falls at the intersection of Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina. They were stunning. But something hit differentlyContinue reading “Niagara Falls, Canadian Side”

Koreatown, Toronto

I lived in Busan, South Korea three different times, for a total of four years. It’s the most I’ve ever lived in one place since I was seventeen. And that makes Korea close to my heart. There is so much I love and miss about South Korea- the Kimbap Chunguk’s (a small chain restaurant withContinue reading “Koreatown, Toronto”

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.Continue reading “So long Korea, farewell”

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.Continue reading “Back on the saddle”

My only friend, the end.

This is the end. Today is the last day of my 365 day photo challenge. I did it. I actually took a picture every day for three hundred and sixty five days. And I didn’t cheat. Not even once. Though some days, the photos were not exactly my best attempt at photography, or even creativityContinue reading “My only friend, the end.”

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. WeeksContinue reading “Strepped out”

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 5Continue reading “Good boys”