Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Brisbane, Australia - First time "Downunder"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
It was nice to have most of the day to get ready for a long flight.  Even so, we seemed to scramble at the last minute, with Erica driving  us to Lambert International Airport.  We arrived in plenty of time, though, to check in and get to our gate, ready for the first leg of our trip to Down Under.  We flew in a packed plane to LAX, where we each ate a bakery sandwich, then headed for our gate.   Our flight to Auckland took about 12 hours; our seats were in the middle of the middle 4 seats on this plane. Not the best for opportunities to get up and move around but we did manage to sleep a little and watch a couple of movies in addition to eating a nice dinner and a good breakfast, and trying to drink water every chance we were awake when it was offered.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Week #2 Leaving Korea, on to Philippines

Friday, September 25, 2009
It was arranged that we would go to the 10th floor for a nice breakfast buffet and we were amused to hear 60s music playing...

The 10 am BQM training went well and included a demonstration round for these participants.  John Kim may have worked harder than Dan during these times, having to translate and contextualize all Dan's teaching.  We had noticed that many Korean words seemed to end in the sounds “mee-dah”, so we really got a good laugh when Dan said, “It's OK,” and John translated it to “It's OK-mee-dah!”