When we got here 7 months ago (WOW...can you believe we have been here 7 months?!?) I inherited a job of talking on the phone. I started in July, and have been talking to "my people" 3-4 times a week since then. I speak in English with 5 Korean people for 5 minutes each night. Two of them are women about my age, and 3 of them are children, ages 11 & 12 (13 & 14 in Korean years). At first I was a bit intimidated, I mean how do you talk to someone EVERY night when you have no idea what they are about, plus, I have a 12 year old of my own & I know how hard it is to get him to talk sometimes! Well, everything fell into place and speaking with them each night is actually a joy. We laugh so hard on each end that sometimes my husband wonders what I am really doing. I have had a great time learning about their culture and they have had a good time learning about ours. It has been two fold, even though I am here to help them with their English, they often times help me with my Korean.
This past weekend we invited my friend Y. & her family to our house for dinner. She brought her 2 sons, who both speak pretty good English. We took them bowling, played WII sports at our house and had Blackened Chicken Pasta for dinner. I know the BCP is not very "American", but it is our favorite dinner dish. A great time was shared by all.
Below is the picture Y wanted me to put on my blog......
But here is the real deal....she is so tiny!