Monday, February 11, 2008

Monday Memories in Cheonan

I could have slept all day today. Was it due to jet lag or some other reason? But, thankfully, I had a lunch appointment with Byron so I had to get up! Did some personal business after that. Met some Korean girls and went to Krispy Kreme donuts for chatting. Met Cara at Starbucks, running into Adam and Elise, and Rob too. I really enjoyed my time with Cara today, talking, reminiscing, and catching up. It was a special, busy day, filled with meeting friends and talking and sharing our lives together. What I liked about today was all the talking with old friends. Met the girls for coffee after dinner. Jolie and Soyouhng. So played the piano for us. What a special treat! I have the best friends a person could ever ask for! I thank God for every friend He's given me. Oh, and by the way, many people have commented on how peaceful I look now. I couldn't agree more with them. I was down in the dumps last year for an extended period of time, and once I returned to the states an amazing lift happened to me. God did it!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

First Day in Cheonan

What was good about today? Seeing alot of people that I knew from Cheonan, feeling welcomed by everyone. Having a coffee time with the girls from church. Getting my personal belongings more sorted and organized thanks to Cara and Jennifer!! Eating dinner with Cara, Jennifer, Kim and Victor. Walking and talking with Cara, LAUGHING TOGETHER with Cara is SO FUN!! And finally, meeting up with my former boss for drinks and talking. I got an invite to stay with his family so I am feeling very loved. To top it all off, I got a nice phone call from a good friend to say hello. Could I not feel more loved? Thanks God for the nice trip, the good friends, and the good memories! It means alot to me to get to have this short time here!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

try new things

So, last week I felt isolated from other co-workers due to the language barrier. So, I decided to try a new thing. The next day I went into work, I made myself communicate with the Spanish speaking co-workers in whatever language I could, whether English OR Spanish. I just talked! And, to my pleasant surprise, I also got positive responses, that is, their communication with me. So, problem solved. I also discussed this with another person and she suggested just asking them what they were talking about. So, two good solutions to my work-related problem. Hey, I'm really glad I got that resolved!