Thursday, August 07, 2008

Who Needs an Alarm Clock?

I don't need an alarm clock- but this isn't just because I don't have a job anymore. My parents keep chickens and a couple of roosters. Haley, it looks like you're not in Korea anymore...




My flight was long and somewhat miserable and I never want to see LAX again, but I'm not dwelling. It's nice to be home. The smells and sights are familiar and it's so green here. The last time I saw so many trees line the road was probably when I was driving to the airport on my way to Korea. I love seeing gardens, front lawns and grassy playing fields. The sense and scope of open space is calming.

How lucky we are.

5 Comments:

Blogger zygote_photos said...

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9:22 PM  
Blogger zygote_photos said...

Oh my gosh, I saw one of those outside your house a couple weeks ago and meant to message you and ask if you had chickens.
Welcome home, by the way!

-Rachel

9:23 PM  
Blogger Viny said...

Haley? Um... so...this is how it looks like an american rooster?? Come'on! spanish ones look much brave!

Welcome to Spain!

4:42 PM  
Blogger kimbap said...

Hi Haley,

Not sure if you'll get this and sorry to do this in a comment, but I didn't see an email address for you anywhere on the site. I'm a former native English teacher (lived and worked in Korea for two years) who is now a Master's student at the University of Glasgow. I found your blog through the Korean Blog List and the reason that I'm writing to you is that I'm hoping that you would be willing to complete a questionnaire that forms part of the research I am conducting for my MSc Information Management & Preservation dissertation.

My dissertation will examine the role of blogs in helping to form and shape a sense of community identity amongst expats living in South Korea. This is being done in order to determine the archival value of these blogs and examine if, and how, they should be preserved. I realise that you no longer live in Korea or update this blog, but this means that I am particularly interested to hear your views, since among the issues that I'm examining is what happens to Korea-related blogs when their authors leave Korea or stop updating.

Basically, I believe that today’s archives are rife with personal diaries and papers which allow us a glimpse into the past. But, what of the archives of the future? How many people today actually keep a pen and paper journal or write letters home? More and more native English teachers living in Korea have replaced diaries and letters home with blogs. Furthermore, due to the nature of the native English teacher community in Korea, much of the information about this community can only be found on the Internet on sites such as blogs (like yours). Therefore, a failure to preserve blogs may create a black hole of information for future generations of archives users.

You can read more about my project as well as fill out my questionnaire by visiting http://2009msc.wordpress.com I’d really appreciate it if you could find the time to complete the questionnaire.

Thank you,
Kimberly.

9:11 AM  
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9:30 AM  

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