Friday, March 12, 2010


So, I haven't written in here since June 23rd...eek.

For the past couple of weeks I've really been thinking that I need to do more with this blog. I mean, teaching at an international school in Asia is a pretty cool gig, and people would probably be interested in reading about it. And yet I never update.

There's a few reasons, I guess. I teach writing at school and I am writing a novel in my spare time, so I tend to think that if I'm going to blog I better sound like a National Geographic journalist or something. I put insane pressure on myself to think of headlines and captions like:

Inside International Education in Korea
In a country where rote memorization and cramming dominate Korean public schools, many Korean parents are looking to a Western education to help their children get ahead.

Which is all well and good, but come on. That just seems like work. I work enough already.

My friends Tom and Bonnie have a fabulous blog that really captures not only their personalities, but what life at our school and in Korea is like. They update it every week too, which seems a big job to me!

Finally, last week I asked Bonnie how she manages it. "Well," she said, "it helps to have two people, obviously. But keep it short and sweet - that helps too."

"Short and sweet," as you all know, is not really my style. I tend more toward "longwinded". However, in the interests of documenting a pretty cool existence here, I think I should make the here goes!

I have a six hour rehearsal with the kids in the play today. I'll pick up some batteries for my digital camera and see what I can accomplish. I bet I can get some good shots to upload.


Anonymous said...

You're back! I've missed you so!


Bonnie Meyer said...

Yeahhh! Welcome back. You can do it!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I hear ya about the long-winded thing. I am not good at brevity, and it gets in the way of anywhere near prolific posting.