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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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One year down . . . Happy 1st Anniversary!

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An amazing day to climb a mountain.

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A fall day on Mudeungsan.



Autumn's Keeping It Real!

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Foliage in our neighborhood park is putting on quite a show.



And one with the photoshop:


Respite on the pebbled beaches of Ulsan

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Visiting Master Cheon and the USA Taekwondo team in Ulsan, Gyeongsangnm-Do.




NUMBER ONE! GOLD! CHAMPION!

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By the time the award ceremony rolled around at 3:30 in the afternoon, all of us had been up and in uniform for about nine hours. Several kids (7-14 years old) smacked the sleep from their eyes with steaming cups of coffee, and were tearing around the gymnasium floor oblivious to the honors and accolades being carefully bestowed to the days' champions.

From our small area of the floor the scene wasn't any different. Students, too tired to sit at attention, leaned awkwardly on one another half awake, some slumped in disappointment, others nervously anticipating results. During the award ceremony my mind wandered through the day which felt stretched cellophane thin.

The damn alarm clock taunting us at 5:45 AM after a brief five hours of rest, a shower and bowl of ramyon before our half an hour walk to the school, and the beginning of a long wait. Hour upon unexaggerated hour of waiting. Why so much waiting? In a regional tournament there are 20+ schools with many, many com…