December 11, 2010


Last weekend I went to Seoul with Corinne and Shelley. We saw the War Museum, Insadong Market (which sells traditional Korean goods), and North Seoul Tower. It was nice to get out of Daegu and do something different for a few days.

There is a lot of these cute plush animals around Korea for different events or store openings. They are pretty adorable.

At the base of the tower, there is a lookout where couples hook locks to the fencing. Its been a tradition for about thirty years, and we even saw a cute couple writing messages and hooking their lock on the fencing.

I think they are beautiful, and wish I could read all of the Korean writing on them, because its probably very, very sweet.

This is the view from the top of the tower, it was pretty phenomenal. I am really enjoying living so close to one of the world's biggest cities, and a train system convenient enough to go as often as I would like.

December 7, 2010

Snake Mobiles

My homeroom class is pretty awesome. This is Kyoung Mo.

We have been studying snakes in science class. After the field trip last week we were allowed to do a project related to a class. So we made Coiled Snake Mobiles. This is Minseo's, its very feminine and cute.

Jun and Kyoung Mo. If you're wondering, yes all of the students are wearing slippers. We are not allowed to wear "outdoor" shoes inside the school, so we all change into slippers in the entrance way. I wasn't a big fan of this tradition at first, but it really is kind of great - not many jobs let you wear your slippers all day at work!

Olivia and Peter. I'm a big fan of Peter's Nike sweatshirt hah.

Kelly and Edwin. Edwin was the only student who remembered that "some snakes have marks to help them hide," so his snake is probably my favorite. Also, they are both wearing their proper uniforms. Its not exactly required, especially with the older kindergarteners, since they will be growing out of them and won't need them the following year. They are supposed to for field trip days and some days of the regular week. I mostly like them because they all look adorable.