Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Holy @&#*


Almost everything's done, it's just a matter of the last minute things that I never envisioned actually  doing... (like packing up the final things in my bedroom and saying goodbye to my puppy.) I am in shock. I cannot believe we're so close!

Basically, all I can do now is sit back, throw my hands in the air and enjoy the ride... WHHHEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Our "Little Brother"

Last year, Kim and I volunteered for Big Brother/Big Sister (BBBS).  They have a program for couples and you are assigned one "Little".  Ideally, you are suppose to  meet with you match at least twice a month.  What you do or the amount of time you spend with them is up to you.   BBBS also encourages weekly phone calls.  

Kim and I were assigned a six year old boy named Tayvion.  This Friday will be the last time we see him.  We are going to meet up with him and give him a photo album containing pictures of us over the last year.  Below I have included some of the pics.  

While the commitment can be a little time consuming, I highly suggest looking into  volunteering for BBBS if you are ever interested.  

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gainfully employed

After waiting over 27 years, Kim and I now have an all access pass to the teacher's lounge. We have entered the lucrative field of education. Before long, we'll be living the high life.

On Sunday night, we finalized our contracts with Poly Institute in Seoul. Our branch will be located in Bongcheon-dong Gwanak-gu. The hours are longer than we originally planned on, but we're being compensated with higher pay. We'll be working from 9-7:30 with about 6.5 hours of that being actual teaching time.

The morning will be spent teaching 5-6 year olds and the afternoons will be with primary and middle school kids. It should be tiring, but a lot of fun!

{Pictures courtesy of Poly's website}