Fond wishes for our family and friends…

This month happened to contain the birthdays of several of our family members and friends. It is sometimes very bittersweet to be here in Korea while the people we love and care about back home celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, births, and weddings. Even worse are the loved ones we’ve lost in this short amount of time and were unable to see one last time. Continue reading

Birthday Surprises

Because my birthday was on a Friday this year, I still had to work. It was one of my shorter days, so it wasn’t too bad. Once I had finished my last class, I was packing up my stuff to go home when all of my coworkers surprised me with  an amazing cake. They sang to me and had me blow out the candles then we all proceeded to eat it with chopsticks as our school doesn’t have any spoons or forks haha. Continue reading

Ryan’s 26th Birthday

When I woke up on the morning of March 16th I had no idea where Stephanie was planning on taking me. Furthermore, I would be unable to assist her with any sort of navigation for the day’s events but she assured me that everything was planned to the smallest detail. After a few Skype chats and hearing Happy Birthday be sung a few times in varying keys, we set off for Anyang Station to attempt navigating the subway system by ourselves. Continue reading