Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I bet you didn't know this: The Virtual Smiley

So, you're texting a friend or writing him/her an email and you finish a line with : ). A cheery happy face! Signing off your thought with approval!
Or : D. If you're really happy.
Maybe a : /. If you're unsure or a little sad.

Add a symbol or letter to a set of eyes: regular ( : ) or winking ( ; ), and you have yourself a commonly known emotion! Not that i'm explaining anything new, but it's rather fancy, eh? : )

Well... i bet you didn't know Korean's have their own!?! Let me share!
Happy or smiles: ^^, ^-^, ^__^, ^ㅡ^
Shy: *-_-*
Crying: ㅠ_ㅠ
Stressed: -_-;;
Dizzy: @.@
Wanting something: +_+
I'm a little perplexed... for an email these would work! I know where all those symbols are... minus the pi symbol. Not sure i know how to get that one, but hopefully i won't be crying much! But for a text message... i don't think the "symbol" section has all these! I'm going to have to investigate! ^_^

(i wondering in what context the "wanting something" is used? hmm...) ^-^

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


So, I've never had an 8pm interview.
But there's a first for everything i guess!

Tomorrow night.
Interview with Sione!

It's happenin' folks! : )

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Option #1

I've been in correspondence with a few of the people with Adventure Teaching lately... and i've been very impressed with their communication! I value consistent communication, and though Rueben is in Korea, i seem to get an update from him almost daily... which i appreciate!

Anyway, i've received my first teaching position option! So here are the details... leave your thoughts!
A-Class After School English School
  • Christian school with a Christian principal... who is known for being a very kind and helpful man!
  • Located in Sanbon (Gunpo City) 45 minutes south of downtown Seoul, the capital of Korea. It's outside the large city, nestled at the base of a mountain range packed with popular hiking trails and such!
  • Courses in Writing and Conversational English with students K-9th Grade.
  • 7- 40 minute classes a day (similar to our period system)
  • 2.5 Million Won per year. Plus housing and airfare are provided for.
Just a few of the details. The process from here will include an interview with the principal. If all goes well in the interview and i'm offered a job, we will begin to negotiate a contract. Making sure that i am fit for the job and that the job is also a good fit for me. I'll then start communicating with other foreign teachers at that school and request information regarding my house, vacation time, classroom, etc.

The principal is reviewing me documents and i would assume we'd interview sometime next week! I'll keep you updated! Please pray that i'd have wisdom to know what to ask about and that communication between the principal and i would be clear!

For more info:

Monday, September 21, 2009

Here we go SoKo

Though i would LOVE to call and tell you all the ins and outs of this process... one to keep you in the loop and two to ask for prayer... it is rather impossible to make that many phone calls! And I'm not a huge phone person. But i love you. I really do! : )
So... considering that, i am taking full advantage of the wonderful world wide web and have created this blog to help bridge the gap! And it's what all the cool kids are doing these days!

So stay tuned! As you read, please pray! Pray that i would continue in this process seeking first the kingdom of God and HIS righteousness... and from that all else would fall into place! God has big plans for me... i know that full well! And until the door shuts I'm taking a step toward South Korea...and praying that God would use me for his big purposes there!

God is big! Bigger than the US. Bigger than my little faith, and bigger than what I've seen him as thus far! I want to know him greater! As i seek adventure, i want to fall more in love with Jesus, learn how to love and live with his people better, and experience the beauty of Korea! And with that... grow in the knowledge of the Excellency of Christ!
To that end... bring it on world! To Jesus be all glory!

I'm In!

So some of you know that i have been considering teaching English in South Korea. Well... tonight i got my first call with a position!

And the email went something like this... Dear Sarah, do you still plan to teach in Korea? If so, let's starts this shindig and get you a job!

My response: BRING IT!! I do plan to teach in Korea!! Let's do this thing! : )

So. It starts... officially!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


At a family BBQ a few weeks ago... my brother made reference to "SoCo"... and in comical ignorance i hesitated. My 17 year old cousin was quick to not only understand his reference, but to explain it to her confused cousin. SoCo=Southern Comfort. Which i proceed to learn was particularly tasty in coke. Anyway... that's not the SoKo i'm talking about! : )

The SoKo i'm referring to is South Korea The one officially 5971 miles from Victorville! Actually if you look at the map, Hawaii is close to half way between the two!

Anways, i've applied to teach English in South Korea. My application packet has been submitted. I've interviewed. And have been kindly accepted to Adventure Teaching! So... now i wait for a position! This blog will seek to introduce you to the idea, lovingly try to persuade you that it could very well be the experience of a life time, and to keep my loved ones in the loop! So frequent it often... and i'll commit to keep it recent!
More to come!