Monday, December 19, 2011

School's Over! Time for Germany!

Today was the last day of English Class at school and tomorrow is the last day of school, except for one week in February when the kids will come back.  However today we finished our English textbook.  Last weekend was a good one.  I skiied both Thursday and went snow boarding with 2  Alex and Daniel on Friday night.  My snowboarding skill is pretty decent now but I hope to go a few more times this year so I can be even better.  Thursday I'm leaving Korea for 2 weeks to visit my parents in Germany.  We are also taking a 5 day trip to Spain, which should be awesome.  Once I'm back it will be time to do some serious skiing and start weight training for next season! I'll try to post on here about my trip to Europe a little bit too.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Skiing Time and Schools almost over!!

It finally got a bit colder last week and now they have 4 runs open at the Yangji Pine Resort.  I've been skiing twice so far but it looks like it will be warm for the next few days so I might wait until later in the week to go again.  This past weekend was pretty fun and busy! My friend Chi Ha had a birthday party on Friday night in Seoul which was a blast.  Saturday at lunch I had a co worker's wedding to go too and I drove the other young teachers who work at my school since I'm the only one who has a car.  The wedding was good and I got to see my old Co Teacher from last year.  Sunday was my  Cannonldale RPM team end of the year party.  We all had dinner together with our sponsors and other people who help the team at a really nice buffet in Seoul.  It was great to get the whole team together.  I only have a week an a half left of work until winter vacation starts and then I'm going to visit my parents and sister in Germany for 2 weeks!  Also by the end of this week I will begin to know the results of the MBA programs I've applied too!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Skiing: Almost...

The ski resort here in Yangji was set to open up last week but mother nature had other ideas.  Last Wednesday it poured rain all day.  They still haven't been able to open up the resort but the weather has finally gotten cold again so they will probably be able to open it up sometime this week.  With bike season over  I've been hiking and trying to hang out with my friends more.  I've also got a lot more free time now that my MBA applications are all finished.  I should here in the next month or 2 about what schools I get into and I'm going to post on here where I decide where I will be attending.  I'm really looking forward to the start of winter vacation here too.  This winter I have a lot of vacations planned.  For Christmas I will be visiting my parents in Germany for 2 weeks and we are going to go to Spain for a few days also.  I will also be visiting a high school biking friend of mine who lives in there now.  I'm really looking forward to seeing my mom and my little sister.  After that I will have a 2 week English camp at school and hopefully the ski resort will be fully open by then so I can get some good skiing in after work.  I plan to do a lot of weight lifting this winter too.  At the end of January I'm going to go to the US for 2 weeks!  I plan on visiting  business schools and my friends.  Should be a busy trip since now most of my friends have moved away from Purdue and I won't have the convience of just seeing everyone in West Lafayette.  Should be a busy winter! I hope this cold weather sticks around too so I can start skiing soon!