Friday, March 6, 2009

Back Into The Swing of Things




Since arriving back, I have been super busy. The school year in Korea starts March 2, so this week I have been welcoming all the boys to class and telling them about how they will be learning computer animation this year. It is really cool to hear all their oohs and awhs.

Also. I am teaching the musical theatre program again this year and have pretty much decided in my head to rewrite Snow White and call it "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Stomp, Rattle and Roll Edition". In my head it looks good, but I thought it would be fun to include some routines like Stomp or Taps Dogs into the story - you know music from common objects. Anyway, I will keep you posted as to how it all transpires. :-) ...I will find out how many victims I will have to work with this week. :-)

I thought that maybe I had arrived back in Korea to some show of defiance or something. You know all that huff huff blah blah between the North and South right now. There are flags hanging everywhere right now. But anyways, apparently the libertion day from Japan happened this week and that is what it is all about. Woooh! Much rather it be that than the other. :-)

The weather has been cold and icy, but mostly beautiful blue skies. In the early early mornings, Harvey and Pearl can only walk for about 10 minutes at a time before they start "seizing up", so I throw them in the buggy and just keep going pushing it through the park. Good exercise for all three of us then. :-)

The congregation was all fine upon my arrival back, but with a few interesting tidbits - two marriages coming up - maybe three I hear. Because many Koreans still do the introduction marriages, lots of times things will happen very quickly, especially in the congregation where basically they don't even talk to the opposite sex. So it goes something like this - Introduction, talk for a bit, "yup I will marry you", and then a wedding about 4 weeks later. Especially if they hit thirty and are not married - that is like the BIG D day. One sister at the hall today said she came to the hall specifically to ask her friend if it was true she was getting married, because they are very good friends and she had no clue her friend was getting married. Most of the time in the West usually at least your closest friends know what is going on. :-/

Brenda and I took the furbies walking this weekend, around the wall. By the way, Pearl's back leg is healing pretty good now - it helps that all the furniture is pretty much on the floor level here, so she doesn't have to do any hopping. I just got the camera working so not many pics today, but here is one of Harvey eating his favourite toy...and one of me, Marcelle, and Mom in Mex one evening.

Okay, love to everyone,

d :-)

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