Monday, October 27, 2008

Again, not much to report over here, although our initial year's contract is up at the end of this week, which is definitely exciting! So we'll get our well-deserved bonus next paycheck, plus an equally well-deserved raise for our year of service... and then we just have 4 more months until we're home!
Liz is currently doing a weekly story-telling class for pre-kindergartners - their first experience with a white person, plus she's been promoted to head foreign teacher (more of a title than any real job change)...
Anderson is still DJing and is working on a much-delayed music mix, to be released at an upcoming party to celebrate his one-year DJing anniversary at The Basement bar where he DJs on Friday nights...

Work is going well as always, just had speaking tests today and our bi-monthly progress reports of our students are due this week as well. Despite some procrastination they are coming along well enough.

In addition to Halloween we are also going to go paintballing this next weekend, and tomorrow is our co-worker Blaise's birthday, so it will definitely be a busy weekend. Anderson is also back to playing soccer, now in a rather competitive league, and the team has a big away game this Sunday in the nearby city of Daegu.

So nothing yet lots going on :-)

Hope all's well with you and yours, only 84 more teaching days to go!

Peace and much love

Friday, October 03, 2008

Oh yeah... we have a blog :-)

Hahaha... seriously, the past couple weeks have been completely average and normal. Only highlight occurred this past week, when we got officially approved by Korean Immigration for our requested 4-month contract extension. So instead of being finished at the end of October, we'll be in Korea until the end of February. Family finances, avoiding a cold winter, and generally bad employment possibilities back home in the USA combined to shape our decision. As much as we want to return home, and it is quite badly at this point, a couple few months working and saving money here is definitely in our own self-interest.

We are working on planning a bicycling tour across SE Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos) for next summer, so we actually won't be in the States more than a few months, but we do like to keep busy :-). Should be a lot of fun cruising around with friends, getting in shape and seeing an amazing part of this wild world of ours. We're thinking late-June through October/November '09, but it's definitely still in the planning stages.

Lately we've just been working, taking Korean lessons twice a week (going slowly but effectively), partying on the weekends (going to an 80s-themed party tonight), and working out at the gym. Anderson's still DJing on Fridays, and we ate vegetarian for a couple of weeks in an effort to lose a few pounds and get healthier. It worked generally, but we need to work hard at the gym as well!

So that's that, sorry about the lack of posting, but there just hasn't been much to post about, you know?