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Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday's Letters #3

Dear Chopsticks, I think I finally figured you out. Well, at least 80% of the time I can get food in my mouth. Thanks for being patient with me as I stumbled through my first few dinners here. It feels good not to ask for a fork when we go out to eat. But I would still say I am a Novice Chopsticker. 

Dear Bus 34-1, I have you all figured out. Thank you for making it so easy to get to and from work. P.S- if you haven't heard I am official now- I have my bus card and it feels great. I'm basically Korean now. 

Dear English Teaching Books, You are really bizarre and I can't imagine teaching from you for a whole year. But I guess I gotta do what I gotta do. I love that you are filled with tons of mistakes, and gems like this- 

Dear Korean Lessons, You are going okay. If you need to know how to say girl, boy, woman, or man then I'm the one to go to. Haha... so maybe okay is not the best word to use, but Korean is really hard. 

Dear Students, I never thought I would say this, but my students in Hawaii are a lot better behaved than you are. I understand you are tired of being in school all day, but you have got to pull it together! 

Dear September, I am so excited you are so close! I can't wait for Fall. 

Love, Alex 


  1. Chopsticks were so hard for me to learn--I think largely because I'm left-handed and everyone who tried to teach me was right handed!

    1. Rachel, Oh my gosh! I am left handed as well and I completely think that is the problem! I also blame that fact on why I can't knit.

    2. Somehow my husband has figured them out - he is left handed. Maybe I should force him to do a vlog tutorial on chopsticks! ;)

    3. Saxon, haha he totally should. I have finally figured it out, but it was really hard.

  2. I am the worst of the worst when it comes to chopsticks. Especially with rice...just forget it. I end up more food on the table than in my mouth. It's pretty entertaining for everyone around me actually.

    1. Jess, I always felt really uncomfortable trying to eat with chopsticks in front of people for that very reason. Luckily, I can actually use them now!


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- Alex