Monday, December 31, 2012

Snow Snow Snow!!!

Out of my 4 winters in Korea, this one is by far the coldest. So far it has snowed at least once a week, EVERY week in December! The first week we only got a little, not enough to really stick around.

The first snow of Winter....In Daegu, Korea....this is the most that we normally see, but this was only the beginning! 
The Next weekend it snowed and a little bit stayed on the ground, but by two days later, nearly all of the snow had melted.

Week 3: This time there was a pretty good amount of snow. Probably close to 2 inches....enough to make a small snowman or have a snowball fight! ^^ 

Week 4: Even with the snow still falling at the time of this shot, this poor lil car was already half buried. It proceeded to snow for 5 more hours AFTER I took this shot! 

In downtown after the snow stopped some people had build snowmen....but this U+ phone shop decided to build an igloo large enough for 1 person to sit inside! lol! and if you are wondering what the cardboard says in Korean it just says "Y-Igloo"
4 days after the big snow a good inch of ice still covers nearly all of the side streets and sidewalks! Time to get out your ice skates!!!! :-) 

Monday, December 17, 2012


Sometimes....Most of the in a foreign country can make you feel lonely or disconnected. Even though u are surrounded by people all of the time, you often feel like u dont have anyone who is really close to you. I have been living in Korea for 3&1/2 years now. i know disconnection very well. Especially around the holidays like right now! Adding homesickness to the mix doesn't help much either! However, this year i have started to try some things differently: i have started talking to God more, praying, going to Bible study groups, retreats, and submersing myself into activities to keep me active and my mind busy. I also have acquired quite a wonderful group of friends through these activities. I truly didn't realize how important friends were until these years away from the ones I love most introduced me to that feeling. Thank the Lord for blessing me with such good friends in all parts of my life even when i'm thousands of miles away from everything that I knew before!!! God is good and he does provide you with what you NEED. Seek Him FIRST and His kingdom, THEN these things will be given unto you.