Saturday, August 30, 2008

is there more?

this is me in front of a big palace near Seoul.

what else can I blog about?  I have no idea ... I think I've run out of ideas of things to write on so I'll just type and see what come out ... deal?  Ok!

so the other night coming home from taekwondo I fell of my bike and got banged up a little.  My ego is more wounded than anything else.  there I am riding in front of the bus stop, not going fast or anything and my chain slips, I miss my footing and tumble on the ground letting out some kind of yelp while doing this.  mind you this is in the middle of the street.  while I'm gathering myself my bag has wrapped itself around my arms and I'm having quite a difficult time standing up.  also to note is my crash happened in the middle of the road and the light is green.  it's a rather less traveled road so I was only mildly worried but still worried for the odd chance an insane cab driver will come by.  so anyways, I laugh at myself and ride home.  I'm 27 and still falling off my bike, what the hell I say!

Work is work.  That's all I have to say about that.  I'm trying to find joy in what I do no matter how difficult it can be.  I love it when I can laugh at my kids, they are truly cute and funny but sometimes I'm just so focused on teaching them English I miss the fact that they are to be enjoyed as they have become a part of my life.

I just got my red belt in taekwondo and broke three boards the other night.  Each board is about an inch think so apparently I'm getting stronger and better.  I take my black belt test in October, it's really short, I only have to do 2 forms and some sparring.  Easy I think.  We'll see how it goes I guess.    


Brown Eyed Girl said...

I just started taking a martial arts class but I have a feeling you and I won't be testing for our black belts at the same time. but i'm right behind you ;)

here's a secret: I can't ride a bike! shameful I know. I used to ride my bike all the time and then there was a horrific accident when I was 9. I was trying to go down a steep hill with my arms and legs out (very smart) and my bike got caught on a jagged piece of sidewalk. I was sent flying down the hill and into the side of a parked car. I have tried every few years to get back on a bike but I just can't do it. Compared to me you are doing fabulous :)

I hope life is treating you well!

matt and ashley said...

i like reading about your life, a lot. and i even laugh out loud at you! ha! and i really liked your last post. i would have posted there..but i was afraid my comment would go it is. hope you love it.

miss you more than you know.

Molly said...

great couple of blogs John! Love reading your thoughts! XOXO, Molly

Jen said...

Hey, found you from another blog...and noticed S.Korea! We are adopting our daughter from there and should be traveling soon. We also have friends that teach English at some Christian school about an hour from Seoul by train. We are excited to visit and bring home our sweet baby. Hope you like it there :) So, what is the church like in the pic?