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Apr. 29, 2010 at 1:20am

Starting a blog. Going to Korea

This will officially be my first blog post EVER on the interwebs. I have been back in Tacoma for over 3 years. I've owned my Hilltop house for over 2 years. Recently, I've been reengaging in Tacoma. I've been following the local news a more, volunteering more, and attending more community meetings and events. I'm falling in love all over again...

The problem is... I've quit both of my jobs and have signed a contract to teach English to kindergarteners in Korea! I will be gone for a year! I will be renting out all the rooms in my house and my little brother will be managing the place for me while I'm gone. My flight leaves May 23rd.

I will need a way to communicate with my friends and my family while still being engaged in Tacoma... so here I am, finally starting my feed tacoma blog. For the next year, my blog will be about my adventures in Korea! My next post will be about the school and neighborhood I will be working in!

- David

comments [10]  |  posted under hilltop, korea, leaving, tacoma

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by fredo on 4/29/2010 @ 6:29am
Enjoy your stay in Korea. Things there aren't so bad.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFjP-OJ7Bh4

by fredo on 4/29/2010 @ 6:32am
...but if you get 'ronery' you'll be in good company.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh_9QhRzJEs

by KevinFreitas on 4/29/2010 @ 7:46am
Good luck, safe travels and we'll look forward to reading about your adventures. Thanks in advance for sharing!

by L.S.Erhardt on 4/29/2010 @ 11:32am
Just stay away from the DPRK and you'll be fine.

Hey, I'm willing to bet that likely no one on FT has been in Korea. Can you share pictures with us from time to time?

by DavidKoch on 4/29/2010 @ 1:58pm
Of course. I'll post stories, pictures of my class and adventures, and, hopefully, some videos! I'll be sure to throw some Tacoma easter eggs in there too.

by Maria on 4/29/2010 @ 4:24pm
Annyong-hi kashipshio (formal way of saying goodbye to the person leaving the current location)

There will be lots of good food to eat! What city are you living in?

by DavidKoch on 4/29/2010 @ 6:29pm
I'll be in the Jamsil neighborhood in the Songpa district of Seoul. It's gonna be crowded and awesome.

by Erik on 4/29/2010 @ 8:31pm
Hang in there... you will see it all on Feed Tacoma!

by jodeine3 on 5/6/2010 @ 8:49am
I wish you the best of luck on your adventure to Seoul!!! It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and knowing you - and we both know how much I'll miss your car - LOL!!!! That being said - Those kindergardners are lucky they are getting ya. When I taught English as a second language classes - my students had the most problems with metaphors - as in my pants are not really on fire - and no I really don't want you to go jump in the lake - and so on and so forth - So my advise is to not go there - be literal - about everything - Ha ha ha. Just so you know - I miss you already!!!!

by jodeine3 on 6/9/2010 @ 12:40pm
Hey David!!! Just checking on you and seeing how you are doing. How is your new job and are you liking Seoul? Give me shout out and let me know how it's going and all that's happening. Sure do miss you here!!!

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