Today has been a hard day here in South Korea. The weather is miserable and it almost feels like Korea itself is crying because of what happened.  At school today, you could not only see but also feel the pain and heartache that all the teachers have today because of the ferry tragedy.

What I also realized today was that exactly a week ago, my school went on a field trip and we took a ferry as well. It wasn’t to Jeju, but the waters we traveled were very close to the sinking sight. I kept thinking about, how it could have been me and my school, and my students, and I just can’t imagine all the pain this whole country is going through right now.

My heart goes out to all the parents and families who are still missing their loved ones. May they come back home safely.



Yep that’s right, what you’re looking at is a replica painting of the one from T.O.P’s Doom Dada MV on the side of a building on the island that I teach on in Korea (Shinan Island). What a small world, right?

It took me the longest time to figure out where I knew it from and then it finally hit me. How cool is it though?

ahhh yes laundry day in korea. clothes on a drying rack with oscillating fan on them. jean on my electric floor heater mat. and my blanket hanging up ghetto style with my oscillating heater on it.

god i miss dryers ㅠ.ㅠ

well today was pretty great. although it was the first time spending it away from my family, i still had a fun time with a friend. we made pancakes and eggs for a special christmas brunch and then watched doctor who all day!

but now i’m sleepy and i have to wake up early to start teaching english camp for my little ones.

hope everyone had/will have a great holiday! ^3^