Saturday, April 25, 2009

Can I Have a Bite of That?

It is finally here. After days of hard work and weeks of procrastination, our new website is finally finished.....errr, well finished enough. Please continue to keep up with us as we move on to the next adventure in our lives...marriage.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Here are the times that I have slept since we got home. All in Dallas time.

Mar 7
5:15 pm - 11:15 pm

Mar 8-9
7pm - 6am

Mar 9
5:30pm 6:30pm

Mar 9-10
9pm - 2am


Saturday, March 7, 2009

What Day Is It?

At this point, I don't think my body knows which way is up or down, and for darn sure doesn't know what time to think it is! That's right... we're officially on our way home... and it's taking a tad bit longer than expected, thanks in large part to one Mr. Kim Jong-Il and a certain airline's crappy international flight schedule.

Just for funsies, here's a time-line of our last I-can't-do-the-timezone-math number of hours:
- Thursday night 11:30pm leave Hanoi (the most crap-tastic airport known to man) for Seoul (3.5hr flight)

- Friday morning 5am arrive Incheon airport
- Take the bus into Seoul, rouse David from his slumber at 7am
- Last lunch with our besties 11am
- Pack it up, get back on the bus to Incheon airport at 2:30pm
- Notice sign that says our flight has been delayed at 3:45pm
- Spend 35 minutes shifting various items in our bags to make them all as equally overweight as possible, contemplate kissing ticket agent on the mouth when he finally consents to just let us take our overweight cabin bags on the plain and writes a note on the back of our boarding passes to get us through security at 4:15pm.
-Become mildly worried when we learn that said airline has already re-routed us through Toronto because we will probably not make our 1:55 flight to Denver due to the delay and the notorious length of time it takes to get through customs in Vancouver. Hold on to hope we will fly like the wind 4:30pm
- Plane gets in late and cabin must be cleaned... finally begin boarding an hour and change late 7:45pm.
- Passenger has medical emergency and must leave the plane. They also must root around on the underside of the plane for their baggage. Awesome. Plane takes off at, well, I stopped checking at this point.
- Notice that our flight pattern made quite the U-shape southward, which appears to confirm our theory that we were one of the planes re-routed to avoid Mr. Crazy Pants up north.

- Friday (take 2!) Plane touches down in Vancouver at 12:45pm. (10 hour flight)
- We make it to the ticket counter and find that the 2:15pm flight to Seattle is the last. plane. going. to. America. today. @%^&! Seriously? It's a FRIDAY. Does NO ONE need to go to the U.S. after 2pm today????
- Contemplate punching security attendant when we hand him our boarding passes for 11:35pm and he quips, "You're early". Decide to laugh instead because, well, it's kind of hilarious at that point. Giggle a bit at the security belt operator who takes a long look at my bag and thinks, "Can metal chopsticks be used as weapons?" Realize we are definitely not in Asia anymore :(
- Live like hobos in a corner of the domestic terminal (but hobos with internet and Starbucks non-fat lattes and Cosmpolitan in English!) for 9 hours.

So, instead of arriving home, oh, right about NOW, we're hopping on a 4.5 hour flight to Toronto tonight and then another 3.5 hour flight to Dallas tomorrow morning. And then we'll be HOME. And then Daylight Savings will start and we'll just tack another hour onto the delirium. Or, take it off, depending on how you look at it. And then we'll start updating you on our fabulous fabulous trip!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

In Transit

Hello Everyone!

We are currently in Phnom Penh getting ready to head our for our third day here. We leave tomorrow morning for Ho Chi Minh. We will try to get some blog(s) and pictures posted tomorrow. So far our hostels have limited our internet access to little or none. We are having a wonderful time. We are getting used to the heat. We went from 0 centigrade to about 32 when we went from Seoul to Siem Reap. Ok, we are off. Check back in th next 36 hours for updates.

Sam and Alison

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Last Post From Seoul

Alison and I are currently sitting a few hundred meters from our gate, awaiting the boarding call for our flight to Cambodia. Last night was a fantastic last night!! We went to small local bar that is just up the street from school, so many of our co-workers, friends, drinking buddies, traveling buddies, and neighbors came out to send us off. Saying goodbye was sad, and it was not forever, as we will see some of our friends again when we come through Seoul on our way back to Texas.

I guess our blog title will no longer be appropriate after today, but we will continue to post our travel thoughts and pictures here over the next two weeks as we travel through Vietnam and Cambdodia.

We are happy to announce that we will continue blogging about life in general after we are back in the states. Keep checking back in the coming months for our new website. We actually bought a domain name and I am working with Rapidweaver to develop our very own website. Keep checking back in the coming month or so and I will provide a link. Until then, keep checking back here to keep up with us.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You May Snow Fight with Firefighters...

I've had these gems saved on my work computer for forever and came across them while cleaning things up a bit on my break. (You know, since we're leaving and all... ahhhh!) I had one of my upper-level classes write poems about their favorite season and thought these 3 on winter were pretty amusing and a little odd...

by Han Ju

You may fly a kite in the white garden
You may make a snowman with man’s help
You many snow fight with firefighters
You may drive car to white garden.

by Daniel2

White snowy day
It is the heart by me
I want to get that white heart inside
I want to be a inside person in outside
I want winter because the snow day makes me to be happy
I think the sky is very beautiful

White Snow
by Daniel1

The winter come with witches
The witches come with a white snow
“Wow! What a white snow!”
One Wednesday everybody whistle
They wonder when the snow will stop.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Oh, Yu-Na Kim... you are an amazing figure skater, you running around and sweating is kind of inspiring, and the music is good... but I can't get past the concept of this commercial that's on all. the. time... just wait for the end!

Yeah, nothing's better than chugging milk from the carton after a tough work out... barf-o-rama!

(Have I mentioned that I will actually miss Korean commercials? Sigh.)