Thursday, June 29, 2006

Can end this series with out the lady of the house...Yogita the first...Queen of ....GUNSAN!! Posted by Picasa

Did the same damm thing in Alaska...walking....IT WAS SOO MUCH FUN. Now instead of walking and talking, we drive and talk.........George is his pimped ride!!!! GO BIG DADDY!!!!!!! Posted by Picasa

Here I am accepting a gift at the end of my summer class at GM Daewoo....yeah......I was the P.I.M.P ....well....ok....maybe not..... Posted by Picasa

Delivery boy!!! We where in Alaska at the time this was taken...Alaska really is a beautiful much to do and see.  Posted by Picasa

Ok....I clicked publish before I could add a comment...ugh. This going back a bit further. He really is enjoying the Ice cream cone. Posted by Picasa

Blast from the past part 4. Posted by Picasa

Blast from the Past part 2. We would walk everywhere!!!! George would be strapped to my back, and off we would go! I am suprised when I think back to my ability to walk for hours...literally hours...stop by a resturant eat..then walk some more. As you can see George loved it...and so did I. Posted by Picasa

A blast from the past. This was perhaps.....3 years ago? I was at Hanglass funny how that darn room has never really changed. I was teaching English on saturdays, usually Yogita came with me....after I was finished teaching we would walk around the area. Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 26, 2006

Wow yogita has been soo busy!

Yogita has been quite busy posting, I must say I love to read her posts.
If any of you are into rpg's then you ought to check out our lineage blog!

Lanya i will get back to you about Mom, and my number. Actually Lanya Mike has our number, and I think Omorro does too.

I just found out that my scedule will be very relaxing for the next 3 months. I want to take full advantage of this. I want to start working out with Yogita....I know Joel...I have been procrastinating for....months.....but...I am serious this time!!!! I gotta look good for the summer!

Recently I had my car repaired...I did not go to the people I usually go I ended up paying about 30 bucks more than usual (You have to love that about Korea).

In Korea car repairs are cheap when compared to the USA, I mean in some cases dirt cheap!

Yogita's car needed some major body work done, and a new radiator installed...your talking a good 2-3 days labor.....600 bucks! No actually it was $570!

My car is considered more expensive...the only thing that is more expensive is the car insurance which is about 1400 bucks a year, so about 116 a month...

Oh and taxes...Koreans tax foriegn made cars like crazy...I pay about 700 bucks a year.

Goerge is such a good boy these days. He very very talkative, and I do my best to listen and talk to him. I will spend more time with the little guy. He is getting bigger, recently he got a haircut he looks cute either way! One thing we are considering with him is his education. In Korea kids start "studying" at 4 years old! I mean serious get down studying...which is....very very hard and near to impossible but we actually saw it first hand at a Kindergarten we used to work at. Even babies at 3 years wher addmitted. I must say that I do not think it is doing them any good.
These kids have no real life. Thier social life revolves around schools and academies. You can see students walking home at around 11pm!

In short it is NUTS! Let them have fun and play. In our apartment the families do not have much thier kids have a normal life of playing doing school homework and the like. So after school you can see them playing with thier friends. One hand you feel good about it, but on the realize that other kids scorn them cause..well...they are poor.

Well I gotta go. We have installed a car TV in my car and we need a special device that will allow us to watch stored tv programs (which will be stored on a 60gig HD), it is sort of like a media player.

Ok take care everyone!

oh what do you think about msn live?


Sunday, June 25, 2006

Korean Team Lost!

Korean soccer team played switzerland on friday and, they won't be moving to the semifinals.....well, thats the end of the world cup as far as the korean team is concerend and oh well, end of the "world Cup Season" here in was shortlived but it was loads of fun!

Saturday, June 24, 2006


adding to what i was saying yesterday, i got this email from my sister-in-law today and here is an excerpt from the message:

Attitude, after all, is everything.
>>Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about>itself.. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34.>>
After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Thanks alot Falanya. talk to you soon!

Friday, June 23, 2006


The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
William James (1842 - 1910)

I was just lazily browsing the internet when i came across this quotation and well, it got me thinking...... I do agree that a lot in life depends on our attitude towards the situation.....I love Jemal and he has thaught me alot about different things but this one perhaps the most important thing i learned from him is to turn every situation into a "positive one" , to look for good in every circumstance. I have to agree i'm not so good but i try. Sometimes I wonder how Jemal can do it... be so happy even when we are riding a low wave....but he does it! and it helps and inspires me.....i'm happy to have him

Soccer Fever!!!!

It's the "World Cup Season" here in korea, And believe me it is a "Season". Like every season it has its up's and down's, things people in general like to do or even has it's own fashion.
Here in Korea you can see people dressed in Red t-shirts and bandana's with the korean soccer team's slogan, and even these cute hair bands with "horns"(for those of you who don't know, the Korean soccer team is also known as the "Red Devils").

Kids and adults alike are worked up these days specially if the korean team is playing andMy! Oh My! the Blessed sleep is sacrificed too(some games are at 4 am)

I for one Love the "World Cup Season"
First, cause it comes once every four years so it's much like Leap Year and like leap year it is special.
secondly, since most people are confined indoors we(Jemal and I) can walk and explore in "Peace".
And the last reason...oh what the Heck! IT'S SOCCER!!!!!! I Love It!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


The hectic 2 weeks are finally over......last weekend was our 'Movie Weekend'....we went to see poseidon on saturday and on sunday we watched x-men. well, as for the movies:

Poseidon:- we weren't expecting anything so the movie turned out to be good. Actually, this new movie theatre just opened up and some parts of it are still under construction..anyways, so after the movie we took the stairs down and got lost...felt almost like we were in the movie ourselves.....finding our way out....we were cracking up the whole time...the whole situation was something that would happen to us or we would get ourselves into.

X-Men: we were expecting alot from this movie so we felt a bit disappointed. It was good but they messed up the story..... that's not how it was in the comic books and also wolverine looked different.....they did'nt do his character well in this movie...anyways, we liked the 1st and the 2nd ones better than this new movie.

on another note, George is doing great and we are planning to take a trip to India in November. also we upgraded my computer...It ROCKS Now!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

I can see the LIGHT!!!!!

Yeah....thats right. This course is almost over. It was nice, but it totally drained me.
Well...I guess....yeah I was drained. Omorro we have information to pass on to you.
Next week Lanya we have to talk about the email you sent us. We loved the photos on your blog.

Steph, the stamps that we go where actually quite cheap, and took only about an hour. I believe the one we have was about 15,000 won. It took them about an hour or so to engrave our names in it.

The location is in Insa-dong. They are easy to find, the name of the kind of stamp you want is :
도장. They will give you a selection of stamps, then you can tell them what you want engraved.

We are looking forward to a nice peaceful weekend, just chilling at home, glad that a very busy week in behind us. Oh..I think I have the High school class on saturday...

Ok I gotta go...Tata!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

A new member to the family is born!!!!

Omorro thanks for the message you left on my yahoo messenger!
Melah thanks for the email, and we are eagerly looking forward to the pictures of you and Nick's baby girl! If we have another child, or adopt a child I want a girl.

I will email you Melah!!

I guess Mike, and Shavonne's little one will be the next to arrive.

Wow....maybe we really ought to have another little person!

Other news:

Yogita and I are still very busy, due to shortage of teachers, and the intensive course, but that does not mean we are not thinking of Nick, and Melah!
We are really trying to spent more time together reading these days due to our busy schedule, so afternoons (about 40mins or so), and evenings are most time we can spent is drag. I find that I really miss being around Yogita......*sniff*.

I remember when Yogita was pregnant....(babies are really on my mind!). She said that she loved it because I would pamper her and take care of her..... I must admit it was an exciting time for us. We would still travel too...even with Yogita tossing up her guts on the much better to have your own car here!

Even then we still had loads of fun...with the "Jemal...I need to *urghk!!!!*....sorry....."
LOL it was something.....and to think it was 4 years ago....
Little George has come a long way, he is such a smart bright little boy! His Korean is quite fluent, as is his English.

I upgraded Yogita's pc the other day... it was nice, I am getting ready to build another pc to send to our family in India I am very excited about this. We can communicate more often! It is something Yogita and I really look forward to!

Ok I gotta go now...

TATA Daewoo!!! .....heh...just had to throw that one in!

*Oh TATA they have a totally kick anus Big rig in is the bomb!
...I think it might even be an automatic.....