Saturday, September 11, 2010

1st day of class...

Korean Class that is! Holy Cow!!! I don't know how anyone as an adult learns a new language! It was very cool! The first part of the morning was learning the language. Hmmm.....we may need cliff notes! It is suppose to seem simple, but I can't figure it out. We learned car, green onion, and mountain. Four words I am sure we will use all the time! :) HA! I think those words were chosen to show us how to write simple words. We were given a chart to follow, but I don't even get that. I think I will need to study. Now mind you, we are not going to learn much Korean, because I believe that she will learn the language faster if we speak mostly English to her, but I also know that she will be terrified and we need to know key terms. Now, if I can only learn to write it!!! That may be a whole other story.

The second hour was cooking. For two people who DON'T DO FISH, we may have a problem. I felt my stomach turn as they showed us the little dead fish in the bowl that they use for flavoring. However, we ate the 'staple' food, rice. :) The friends that ate the soup said it was absolutely delicious! We ate the other soup that was made. It was tofu, potatoes, onions, and broth. Much more my speed!

We enjoyed the fellowship time with our Korean AP friends. It is so nice to know Olivia already has some built in friends that will look like her. I think it is important for her to have that. I also think that learning her culture is important as well as teaching it to her. So, this will continue for us. My hope is to have her in the classes next year. (if not going to class then at least being there in that environment) Everyone there is so nice! I can't wait for our next meeting!

**we would have had pics to post of it, but we left the camera in the car. John mentioned taking it in, but I said, nah...just leave it. Who knew I would want to post about this??? Yea, yea John, you did! I am so glad that you know me so well! Maybe one day I will listen. :) **


  1. yay...this is so exciting to hear. i am so glad that you guys are doing this. i totally need to talk to you this week. i will try to call but you try to call me too...and hopefully one of us will get the other at a good time. have a great weekend. love you chica.

  2. I'm so glad you commented on my blog so I could find you!!! I've loved reading through your blog, and OH MY WORD, her closet!!!!! But I do love me some retail therapy!!!!