Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lunch with the Haenyo

IMG_2377 by you.

These nice ladies wouldn't let me refuse to share some lunch (Kimchi Stew) with them. They are the local Haenyo (Jeju women free divers) at Gwakji Beach. These ladies told me they dive 5-7m in the water without airtanks! They were really kind and nice to talk to, and especially forgiving of my Korean abilities.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I've been trying to take photos of my students, but they won't let me

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008



Troy made him jump 3 times for the picture! The water is probably only 8ft deep...max!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Jeju City

This is actually only half of Jeju City, the part where I live, Sin Jeju (pronounced Shin Jeju)

Space Party

What a great weekend! The weather in Jeju has been really good...hot, but not rainy. Perfect for the beach! I've been spending my mornings waking up early but slowly, drinking coffee, reading, and practicing guitar. Saturday afternoon I went to the river for a bit of climbing. I've been a little slack on my climbing lately, but I was pretty inspired last weekend and got on my project. This picture is of me at my personal crux. Its a deceptively balancey and difficult move where you have to change your feet. The whole climb goes at 5.12a. The picture was taken right after I switched feet. The first time, I fell, so its still a project, but I think I can do it next weekend!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

John in the Bunker

There's a vintage WWII bunker at the top of Eoseungsang Oreum built by the Japanese. Here's John, checking out the view. You can fully see 1/4 of the whole island through that little window.

mmm...jiggy da!

Last weekend, Betsy, John, Mike, and I played a jazzy, funky, soul show at La Vie. The picture doesn't show many people, but I'll bet 40-50 people were in the bar or outside that night. It went well and it was fun to see everyone get up and dance!

Photo for Mama

Here I am at the top of Eoseungsang Oreum

Friday, July 04, 2008