Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Diana, her thoughts, and this blog are temporarily out of order. Please email for updates instead. Thank-you.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


If the apple doesn't fall far from the tree,
And I get to be like my Mother,
Then I'm luckier than I thought I'd ever be,
And I wouldn't change my life for any other.

Happy Mother's day. I love you!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A watermelon costs sixteen dollars in Korea!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Today is Children's Day- Which is a public holiday in Korea and a time to celebrate kids. This means, most people get the day off to have fun. Luckily for them, the weather is perfect for playing outside! However, some schools are still open and mine happens to be one of them. I already know that the kids will be hounding me to play games and I haven't decided what I will do yet. I don't blame them for wanting to have fun and I definitely understand why they don't want to be at school. I don't want to be at school either! I have a feeling my inner child will win this round.. ;)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

빨간 띠

Since the last time that I wrote about Taekwondo, I have graduated from a blue belt to a brown and then on to a red. If you are thinking that this seems incredibly fast, I would totally agree with your assumption. I am not sure why we are moving at such a quick pace, and I wish we were advancing through the ranks a little slower. I don't want to rush into getting my black belt. What's the point?! The process has always been far more rewarding than receiving a new belt.

Nonetheless, we have started mentally preparing for our black belt test. The first step in getting ready was watching a group of other students take the exam. I certainly underestimated what a huge production this is going to be. There are hundreds of participants, 10 examiners and an audience of parents. I know I'm going to be exceptionally nervous! Here are some photos of the stadium where we will be taking the test, and a video I made of the opening acts: