Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ok, kids. Time for another random Korean language lesson.

Timken Roller Bearing Co., calendar, September 1950, teacher at desk by George Eastman House.


나는 당신을 사랑합니다
I love you

화장실이 어디 있어요
Where is the bathroom?

어떻게 지내세요
How are you?

내가 잠들기 오전
I am falling asleep

안녕히 가세요

난 네가 좋은 밤시길 바래요
I hope you have a good night

이름이 무엇입니까
What is your name?

뭘 잘못이다 그래 내가 아내를 원하는 폴란드어
What is wrong with you? Yes I want a Polish wife

이걸 다 이해합니다
Are you understanding all of this?

어디 카르멘 샌디에고입니다
Where is Carmen San Diego?

행복한 일주일
Have a happy week

혹시 종이 타올 있어요
Do you have any paper towels?

난 그녀가 나한테주는 우유와 치즈를위한 나의 사랑 암소
I love my cow for she gives me milk and cheese

안녕, 내 이상한 친구
Hello my weird friend

삶이 좋아
Life is good

Friday, September 18, 2009

Korean Adoption in the Headlines


Beverly Hills, CA; September 17, 2009…

Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy) and Josh Kelley (singer) have adopted a 10 month old, special needs baby girl from Korea.

Katherine and Josh have named their daughter Nancy Leigh and she will go by the nickname Naleigh. She is named after Katherine’s mother Nancy and Katherine's sister Margaret Leigh. . Heigl's sister, Meg, was adopted from Korea.

Katherine, Josh and Naleigh are together and doing well

"We started talking about adoption even before we were engaged because it's really important to me," Heigl said. "It's been a big part of my life and my family. My sister is Korean and my parents adopted her back in the '70s
and so I just always knew that this is something I wanted to do."

What a sweet family!

I hope and pray that publicity like this will cause other families to open their hearts and their lives to adoption...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Rural Korea Springtime by LadyExpat.

i found this gorgeous pic on flickr by LadyExpat
"rural korea springtime"

Korean guard reflected Seoul Kyeongbokgung South Korea by Derekwin.
flickr...... by Derekwin
Kyeongbokgung guard Seoul South Korea

lantern festival 2006 051b by Derekwin.

from flickr by Derekwin
lantern festival, seoul, south korea

korea maisan landscape by kwang-chual.

flickr... by kwang-chual
korean maisan landscape

Wild elephants in Seoul!! ;)

Elephant by staceyrebecca.

The Korea Times

Pair of Elephants Investigated for Throwing Rocks at Woman

Gwangjin Police Station in eastern Seoul began an investigation Tuesday into a report from a 48-year-old woman, identified as a Kim, alleging she sustained a head injury after being hit by a rock thrown by an elephant.

According to police officers, Kim went to the zoo in the Children’s Grand Park Monday afternoon and was hit by a rock she claimed an elephant threw at her using its trunk.

However, she admitted that she didn’t see the rock being thrown by the elephant.

“I was passing the lion’s den and heading toward the elephant enclosure,” she was quoted as saying. “Then, I passed out after being hit on the back of my head.”

When she came to, she found two rocks the size of an adult’s fist nearby. All she remembered was that two elephants had coiled their trunks and stared at her.

Police said that Kim went to the zoo office and reported it before going home, believing her pain would go away. When the pain came back, she checked into a hospital and reported the incident to the police.

She blamed the park office for the elephants’ behavior but police didn’t say whether she was seeking damages.

Police were at a loss what to do at first but decided to investigate whether her account was true.

“This is the first case I have heard of an elephant throwing a rock at a person and injuring him or her,” said a veteran detective assigned to the case.

Police have secured a surveillance video from near the elephant enclosure.

Friday, September 11, 2009

looking forward to autumn.

found a few pics on flickr of the areas we will be visiting next month....
new hampshire, vermont, and maine.

good, lord!
i feel like a 90 year old woman.... excited to see trees change color. ;)
but it is going to be amazing, i know it!

Heaven by brentdanley.
lake sunapee, new hampshire... by brentdanley

[... jenne farm] by Stefan Mendelsohn.
woodstock, vermont.... by Stefan Mendelsohn

Vermont Foliage 2006 3 copy by NearDC.
Quechee Gorge, Vermont... by NearDC

Vermont Covered Bridge... by Art-

Nubble (Cape Neddick) Lighthouse - York, Maine (HDR) by joep373526.
Nubble lighthouse, York, Maine... by joep373526

Goat Island light by msummerchick(Deja-Vu photography).Kennebunkport, Maine... by msummerchick(Deja-Vu photography)
ok... so most likely there will not be snow on the ground in maine but i loved this pic anyway!

we cannot wait for our little getaway!
thanks again to my sister, dawanna, for letting us use her timeshare! :)