My Coworkers and I

Last school year (AKA the first six months I was here) I was reasonably happy at work. This year, when most of the staff at the school switched positions (this tends to happen yearly in Korea and no, it doesn't work particularly well), I ended up with two of my favorite people in the building. I'm looking forward to the next 8 months of getting to work with these ladies because we get along well and act like idiots together.

I think there are about 200 hundred photos from the hour and a half we spent at this place (because that's how Koreans roll). I look like a total idiot in 99.6% of them. If you don't believe me, just scroll down...

Weekend Tea Party

I live near a charming, manmade stream in my neighborhood that is the perfect place to hide away and pretend I'm in nature instead of the center of a huge metropolis.

You can see to my side there, a pitcher. I made some delicious tea (Madame Butterfly from one of my favorite tea shops back home in Portland) and we sat outside, in the "nature", talking and reading books. It was lovely.

Rest assured that you will likely see this stream area featured many more times this summer. It is going to be one of the only ways to beat the heat when I'm trying not to spend a fortune running the AC.

Wintertime Gyeongbok Palace

As I was looking through photos I took a few months ago, I can't remember what it felt like when it was cold enough to form ice on open water.

Sometimes, I still don't believe I live here.

Lazy Girl's Dress Up

I wanted to play dress up with my clothes as I try to figure out what to do this summer, but... I also didn't want to go through the hassle of actually putting on any of my clothes. So I swept the floor (I'm no animal!) and played. This was my favorite.

Now I just need to find sandals before wearing real shoes becomes too painful...


The most beautiful planter boxes outside my motel in Gwangju.