Archives for 2011

Have a Holly Judo Christmas!

I attended my judo school Christmas party and had a great and memorable time.  It was both and formal and laid back at the same time.  A time of eating, demonstrations, and quality moments with people … [Read more...]

Cool New Doo

I've always been a little bit of a plain Joe when it comes to style.  I'm not drab by any means, but I definitely don't keep up with all the styles in clothes and hair like some may.  … [Read more...]

Visions of Busan

Over the past couple months I've had the opportunity to travel around my new "home" city of Busan, South Korea. Here is a montage of a few of the things I've done/places I've visited. I hope you enjoy … [Read more...]

The Interview of Tom Teacher…

Some students from the school newspaper asked me if they could interview me so of course I obliged.  It wasn't really so much of an "interview", but more like one question.  They wanted my opinion on … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to ME!!

Well, this was the first time I celebrated my birthday out of the US.  My school was still in the process of getting my exact mailing address down so my family couldn't even send me … [Read more...]

Geumjeongsan Mountain Adventure on Korea’s Foundation Day

Today was an important national holiday in Korea.  It's called (National) Foundation Day.  I think it's akin to Independence Day in America.  All I know is that I saw a whole lot of Korean flags … [Read more...]

Judo in Korea – Walking to Class

I was so lucky to find a great, traditional judo (yudo) school right in my neighborhood.  I walk to class each time and get to see a little bit of my neighborhood so I thought I'd share some of it … [Read more...]

You Say Judo, I Say Yudo…

It was once a desire of mine to travel here to Korea or Japan to train in the sport of judo with the greatest practioners in the world.  That was MANY years ago and my priorities have … [Read more...]

Batter Up: Baseball in Busan

Last night I did something I haven't in a very long time and it took going to the other side of the world to do it.  I went to a baseball game.  I watched the Lotte (Busan) Giants pro baseball team … [Read more...]

An End to the Beginning

At the end of a VERY long week of orientation we finally graduated.  The EPIK program once again showed that they are willing to go to any length to make teaching english in South Korea a memorable … [Read more...]