Happy New Year!

I guess I've been neglecting this blog for quite some time and I'm shocked to just how long it's been since my last post. Oops~!

Well 2008 is here and it seems to be the year of changes. The biggest for myself is the fact that I will be leaving Korea this March. I have come to the end of my rope with ESL teaching here. It's been good as well as it's been frustrating. I'm glad that I have had great kids who actually made it worth while at work. However it's the administration and the fact that as a foreigner I will never have a future and will always be entry level. I was most disappointed with the fact that my contract does not offer anything for signing for the third year however it is expected that I hold most responsibilities as a senior foreign teacher, which makes no sense. But oh well!

So, it's been one of the hardest decisions to make as I love many other things about Korea, I have many dear friends here who are all artisitc and creative in some way that inspire me and my art work. I have independence with the money that I make as I feel it goes a long way here, and I am sad to be giving up my apartment. My art ~ I've been able to partake in a number of shows as well as events with other artists as I'm part of the community here and I will dearly miss it. It took me a long time to get where I am at and I will leave for Calgary once again.

However I'm so excited that my family is finally coming to Asia! This March they will stay here in Seoul for a few days and all of us will leave for a tour of Thailand. My brother will leave and my parents and I will go onto Cambodia and Vietnam. From there they will go home and I am hoping to meet up with my dear friend in LA and possibly my other friend in DC.

I'm planning on starting my own line of necklaces and other art goods as well as the possible career with the oil and gas in Fort McMurray with my brother. So wish me luck!

Here's whats been happening:

My 6th graders created  Halloween comic stories and the 5th graders made 
bookmarks.  The winners received a bag of candies.

Having fun in Itaewon.

The Itaewon Ohs!

Toad in the hole darling?

Saying goodbye to the lovely Irene ;(

My crazy shopping spree except for the whale.

Nado's birthday :)

Preparing for the Minority Report Art Show.

Sketchbook and table.

Hey I found Santa on stilts!

Christmas shopping!

Christmas dinner with some friends.

The best turkey ever!

Boxing day trip to Insadong. 
Yatren, Sandy and Ananda visiting from Daegu.  I hope 
mum and baby are having fun at home in Canada~!

Outside the Minority Report show at Gallery 175.

The family pose~!

My work.

Irene's work.

Fashion is exciting and so is Doota in Dongdaemun!

I accidently ended up at Seoul Tower but took a walk around as it's close to 
my house.  But I love the suspended sculptures.

My new line of necklaces.  Tell me what you think ;P

Birds in Spring.

Geometry wasn't my forte but this is!

For the diva with friends.


My first necklace, "Nabi" also the first to sell.  My friends Jameet and I used to make and sell jewelry during our breaks in high school, but I miss shopping for beads and that as we used to go up to London and Neal Street.