Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sh*t my students say

me: What is something you look for when you go shopping?
5th grade boy: PANTIES!

Sh*t my students say

Monday, November 26, 2012

And I quote...

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
― Anna Quindlen
How Reading Changed My Life

And I quote...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sh*t my students say

Me: how are you?
Favorite Student: very happy
Me: oh really, why?
Favorite Student: Because I know Liz Teacher.

Sh*t my students say

Monday, November 19, 2012

MNO: A Dream Bay Thanksgiving

Usually the Masan Expats try to get together once a month for dinner and drinks.  The organization usually falls into the hands of yours truly, which is one of the things I thrive on.  For our November Masan Night Out (MNO) we decided to have a little Thanksgiving party (timing it with the American Thanksgiving, sorry Canada!), hosted at All That Jazz in Dekkori, Masan.  We celebrated pot-luck style and had an amazing amount of food, including TURKEY (which is amazing for Korea), tons of delicious sides and desserts, and even jello shots (you're welcome Masan!)

We had a great time...I always love how close the expats are in our (not-so-) little town.

The spreads... yum!!!

More food... om nom nom!

Joe being... well... Joe!


some of the ladies

everyone filing nicely in line for their food

so much eating

yup... more food and eating

a toast for dinner

set up some eating table on the stage

Joe talking through the window into the poker room/library

the leftovers... we outdid ourselves

Danny & Bushey

jello-shots in the poker room

John, Lauren, and myself (Liz)

James, Ciara, and Craig

Lauren fits nicely through the window panes between the bar and poker room

And, as always, it wouldn't be a party without a little bit of Norebang.  Watch as the expats make a fool of ourselves with more than 20 people crammed into the karaoke room, singing Gangnam Style.

Oppa Gangnam Style!

You can click here to watch the video on YouTube.

The night was a great success, and even though it is amazingly hard to rally after eating so much food, leave it to the Masan-ites to come together for an amazing party.  Happy Birthday Dream Bay!

Love this corner of Korea!

Monday, November 12, 2012

And I quote...

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett 
A Hat Full of Sky

And I quote...