Korea called. It wants one more year.

Well, it’s official. Or, well, as close to official as it can get around these parts.

Whit and I have just walked out of negotiations for our second year in Gwangju, Korea. And after a 10 percent raise, an extra two-week vacation in October, and some haggling over flights and class times and hours, we have signed on for one more year.

I never would have believed it when we first arrived last August that we would sign on for one more year. Never. I took those first whiffs of raw fish, dried squid and potent kimchi and never imagined that I would actually eat those things. And like them.

But here we are, one year later, and have, rather gracefully I will add, turned ourselves into ESL teachers who are surviving in a foreign country.

Oh, and one other piece of rather big news: we are moving. Apparently we are staying in the same neighborhood but moving to what our school officer says is a “nicer” apartment. We shall see. At first I was really sad because I have truly bonded with our place. Ask Mom. I tend to get attached to my domiciles. But the more I think about it, the more excited I get about changing it up a little.

Change is good. Afterall, Change is what led us here in the first place.

Now. Seriously people….it’s time for you all to come and visit.

We’ll be waiting.


  1. Sallie says:

    Congratulations!! Great news!


  2. Brittany says:

    you definitely have some skillz in the negotiation area. that is awesome.


  3. deborah says:

    Congratulations!! Can’t wait to see the new apartment.


  4. Jessica says:

    That’s awesome! I’m just catching up on the blog. And maybe I’ll update mine if I have time.


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