Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Jeju Furey Beach Volleyball Tournament

My camera has been on hiatus for a little bit, but the daily shot will soon return.

Last weekend was the Jeju Furey Beach Volleyball Tournament. The Furey stands for Nathan Furey, a foreigner, father of two children, my coworker, and my friend who got sick the day I arrived back in Jeju, then passed away a week later. Our mutual friend Dan Nabben has spent the last two months putting together this charity volleyball fundraiser. We had an impressive turnout of 16 teams (6 players each), two of which were a Korean swing dancing club! The tournament lasted two full days and the weather was brilliant. I didn't play, but instead helped organize and announce. Congrats to Dan for putting on such a great weekend!

Here's some articles about the tournament. Here's a News Article. The jist of this article is that "with so many foreigners at Iho beach, you'd think you were in Miami!" Second, here's a Video News story from the English News on the local Jeju TV Station, KCTV. (click on the 2009-06-15 broadcast and go to the 8-minute mark)

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Our House

our house writing by you.

When you're speaking in Korean, you don't say "My House." No matter who's house it is, you call it "Our House." When I moved back to Jeju, I had many goals, plans, and dreams to do this year. My first one was to live in a house by the ocean and I'm really happy that it came true. My parents have been begging me for a picture of my house, so here it is...our house by the sea.