Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Video: SeorakSan Weekend

Hey I just wanted to finally put out our weekend in Sokcho and at Seorak. It was a lot of fun. Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Movie Review: Social Network

Social Network

Genre: Drama

Synopsis: A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook.

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 2 hr.

In Theaters: Oct 1, 2010 Wide
US Box Office:$91.0M
Distributor:Columbia Pictures
Directed By: David Fincher

Zachary's Stars 

*** Stars 


**** Must SEE 
*** Good Movie
** Wait for DVD
* Dont waste your time

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Slaughtering of an Octopus

Pretty crazy, huh? I don't care what PETA says, that's pretty cool and that lady is a beast.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Video...The Dr. Office

Everyone said it was inevitable...That everyone gets it. When they said this we both sort of chuckled inside, I think, thinking, "HA! That won't happen to us."

Well it did.
It hit me first.
Runny nose. Yellow slugs-a sure sign of a sinus infection, too. And a bad cough. And a general, all around feeling of suckiness.
My cold started about a week and a half before Zachary's, and lasted around 2 weeks. Yuck!

The pharmacy here is amazing! You can go and tell the Pharmacist exactly what's going on and he will give you a few boxes of medicine and tell you how often to take them! Why even go to the doctor?! While having our colds we bought LOTS of medicine. And never paid over 7,000 won for them, equivalent to about $6 or so.Cheap, cheap, cheap!

All during my suffering, Zachary had much pride in his own immune system, secretly thinking that his immune system must be way stronger than mine, because he wasn't getting it. Well they say pride comes before the fall. Because Zachary got the cold, with a vengeance.
His was really bad. And he felt terrible.
A few days in, It was clear he was definitely getting a bad sinus infection with no signs of getting better. So he decided to go to the doctor.
Very convenient and right next to our apartment.
Since he was foreign, they met with him almost immediately.

The doctor told Zachary, "Now, Just relax." And then.....

well why don't I let Zachary tell you..
This is hilarious....Enjoy

Friday, November 26, 2010

SeorakSan Weekend

November 12-14 Seoraksan!

We had an amazing time traveling to the NE of Korea, to the coastal city of Sokcho, with our sweet friends, Em, Mike and Sally!
We traveled to Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho is on the coast next to the Park on the map. Yongin, where we live, is where the Korean Folk Village is on the map.

Heathers Birthday

I had a wonderful 23rd birthday (24 Korean age!) in Korea!

I received some packages, cards and love through the mail! I was very blessed by everything everyone sent! Thank you! It seems that my love language in Korea is receiving packages! I feel all giddy and excited to get something in the mail, like a little girl!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

NEW VIDEO: Heather's Kindergarden

Here is our newest video...enjoy!

Happy Call Pan

Well one day Heather and I were in EMART getting some things for the house. We then saw a gentleman doing a demonstration for a pressure cooking skillet called the "HAPPY CALL PAN" So like any foreigner who does not have a clue to what the man is saying about the pan, we bought it.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Unknown Tea...

Well I few weeks ago I went into a spice and tea shop to expand my experience of tea. I have been really interested in learning about Korean Traditional Medicine and herbal remedies.

Zachary's Birthday

Birthday at LCI
Well, I turned 24 this year living in Korea. Time flies by so fast. Well, I couldn't be happier living here with my beautiful wife, paying off debt and getting to see the world. God is good. He is so good to provide for us. Here are a few pics. Be blessed.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Korean Field Trip

Ahhh...A Korean Field Trip.
We were very excited about our first field trip to the sweet potato farm! We soon realized that the field trips here in Korea are about as disorderly and chaotic as ever.
All of us teachers patiently led our children around a huge farm two by two, with NO IDEA where we were going or what was happening next.

We hiked up hills, to go down hills, to turn around and go back up hills, when the person we were following went the wrong way. Or just to take our kids to the bathroom.
We led our kids through a huge parking area of closely parked charter buses. (This was the only path to get to the sweet potato crops)

Public Transportation

Coming Soon!

Oh Wonderful Galbi!

Coming Soon!

Gim Bap

We recently went on a field trip at LCI!
All the kids were very excited and the moms were equally excited, as each kid had a pack full of snacks, candies, fruits, drinks and gim bap!

Gim Bap is sea weed and rice filled with ham, egg, veggies (or anything you want) all rolled up into a roll,similiar to sushi.
Instead of pulling out the bread, meat and veggies or peanut butter and jelly to make a sandwhich, like at home, mothers here make their children Gim Bap. The Korean lunch food. Very easy to carry and not messy at all!
They are very tasty and healthy too!

(also, all the kids have these really neat and nifty containers for all their food. I don't know why we don't have all of this in the states!)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rice cakes..mmmmmm...

Oh yes! We are one vacation and it is so nice! We are getting to sleep in and stay up late! Whoot!
Actually today we found a 1,000-3,000 won store a town over, ate at TGIF and made it home safe on the bus but nearly melted from tarential downpours! Wasn't exactly the most restful day but all the same we are on holiday!
We are on this lovely vacation because of Chuseok! Zachary has already filled you in on some Chuseok history.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Chuseok!!!!

Heather's Kindergarden Class

So here we are 4 weeks into our life in South Korea and we come to a major holiday, Chuseok. This holiday is considered the Korean Thanksgiving. The festival is celebrated on September 20 of every year. As I have seen and read, it seems that this festival is dedicated to the gods and ancestors of these people. Usually the family will gather together at their parents or grandparents house to celebrate together.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Daily Schedule

We are both still trying to figure out this blog be patient with us. I am fairly confident that eventually we will have an awesome blog! :) 
A lot of people have been asking about what our days look like here in the Land of the Morning Calm..
This is Our USUAL schedule:
5:50 am 
Alarm goes off. I am usually very grumpy and open the window next to the bed to see if it is raining. (It usually is not--which means that we have no excuse to not wake up and run) I get up and Zachary  shortly follows (now convinced that we are actually getting up because he was hoping I would lay back down---even though if I did he would still be up by 6:30 am anyways)
6:15 am 
Meet Sally,our coworker who has started running with us down stairs in front of the park for our morning run. (she is great motivation to get up-her standing down there waiting for us keeps us accountable) 
6:15 am- 7:15 am          
Run down the river and use the work out equipment at the park. (pictures and explanation to come) 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

LCI Zachary's Kindergarden

Hey Everyone,
I wanted to post a short video of my kindergarden class. They are so much fun....Heather and I have three classes each. This is my first class that ends at 2:30pm. I hope you enjoy the video. Be blessed.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Some Of Our little city and Namdaemun

Hey I wanted to post the videos of our home in Korea. We love our apartment and our city. We are so excited to be here. So I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Days In Korea

Hello from Korea! 
Sorry it has taken so long for an update! 
But without further delay...Our first post from Korea!

At the airport. With Pneuma. :) 
We have been here little over a week now! Thus far we are LOVING it here! It is wonderful. 

Korean Fact #11: Old ladies in Korea, are called, "ajumas," and usually have feisty personalities.