Thursday, April 30, 2009

MY JAM at the moment


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

It's Amazing

"Do it now,
you know who you are
you feel it in your heart and your running with ambition.
But first wait
won't get it on your plate,
your gonna have to work for it, harder and harder, and I know cause I've been there before knocking on the doors with rejection.
And you'll see cause if its meant to be nothing can compare to deserving your dreams...its amazing, its amazing all that you can do...its amazing makes my heart sing
Now it's up to you.."


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Short clip of Jeju City from a rooftop view

Jeju City from a rooftop


Days are getting warmer on the island, and peace seems to be in the wind.
The island is inspirational, and so are the people in it.
I learn something new everyday.
I find something new everyday.
And I feel something new everyday.
I have been blessed, and though not everyday is perfect; through that imperfection comes new meaning. I realize that it is all about growing and learning.
Some painful things have happened back home for me, but all is ok, and I understand why (this took time of course). Like a fellow expat told me on the island and as the true saying goes, "time heals all wounds," and so it has.
Weakness, pain, and its memories are not deficits, but the facilitator to our strengths, bliss and insights.
Everyday seems to help me believe. Whether it be one of my students trying to have a full blown conversation with me because they want to speak to me in English lol, or the way my bosses and my kids have become like a family to me, or the days I sit on the top of the slide (my favorite spot to gaze out onto the island haha I live in a kiddie town) and just be; I look over at Jeju's beautiful scenery. Or the days I explore and see more amazement and intrigue, when I met someone new, or even those lonnnnng days where I just want to pass out; as I digest it all everyday. There is not a single moment of anyday that I am not grateful. That I do not sit back and take a mental picture and say thank you.
Everyday we must breathe, everyday we must be grateful, and everyday we must believe.
When we have followed our truest happiness, our truest selves; been in service to our inner and, equally as important, our outer world, then you will feel the balance.
Know that love is not a dream, a fantasy, a hope or a person. It's not on the left or right side of you, or always seems to pass you by. Love is you. It lives in you, and once you accept all of which you are; the good and the bad, you will feel it and see it. And be able to give it to others fully, without losing yourself in it or losing yourself without it.
Let yourself LIVE...

"Another day...just believe; another day...just breathe."


Saturday, April 11, 2009

My favorite class...

Haha aahhhh this is my favorite class, and my smallest!!!

Mason, who is my favorite student, is the one in the video about to throw the "hockey puck."

I created a "hockey game" game, since I have two long tables in my classroom, I use them as the ice rink. There is one group of kids on one end and the other group opposite; we use a soft bended tape as the puck so no one gets hurt. My kids loooooooooooove this game, and I join in on the festivities as one of the teams goaly (they fight for me to be on their team lol). In the game the students learn the phrases hands up, hands down, blocking, move away, ready set go, and so on. The game happens after a hefty amount of studying, or sometimes I do the game before work time as to pump them and then they stay quiet during classroom hours.

Cherry Blossom Festival

This festival happens every year for the onset of Spring. Cherry Blossoms bloom all over the island; to make it more beautiful than it already is...

Cherry Blossom Festival Part 2

Cherry Blossom Festival Part 3