Wednesday, May 27, 2009

대통령기 (President's Tournament)

FINALLYYYYYYY I figured out how to get Windows Movie Maker to save my video. The thing is, I had to slice it in half.

To put it lightly, I had an absolutely AMAZING time. I brought my bow along with me so that I could practice on the practice field. And when I wasn't shooting, I was taking pictures. It was great seeing people I knew and also meeting a lot of new people as well. I think I can say that I have plenty of contacts in the 'Korean archery world' now.

Anyway, I'm off to Turkey for the 3rd stage of World Cup on Sunday. It's my first international tournament at the senior level so my number one goal is to absorb and learn as much as I can. I'm going to the tournament so that I can start building experience. I'm sure it'll be lots of fun!

So, I'll see you sometime soon... I'm not too sure exactly when that will be. Maybe when I get to Turkey.

Take care and see you soon!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

AHA moment and headed back in the right direction!

I had a great week and finally, things feel like they're headed back in the right direction.
I realized this week that it take the right mindset and with a little bit of patience, things will just fall into place.

I'm headed to the 대통령기 (President's tournament) in Yecheon this week. So I'll see you next week with a whole bunch of pictures! =)


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

To 엄마,

I've been thinking for the past hour what I should write here.
But more than big words or a long extravagant post, I think it's better to keep things simple.

Thank you. I love you.

Thank you for everything... from changing my dirty diapers to helping me deal with the difficult days. I love you as much as how far away from home I am right now (which is far). Yep, I'm half-way across the world but it feels like you're with me because you're always there for me.

나실 제 괴로움 다 잊으시고
기를 제 밤낮으로 애쓰는 마음
진자리 마른자리 갈아 뉘시며
손발이 다 닳도록 고생하시네
하늘 아래 그 무엇이 넓다 하리오
어머님의 희생은 가이없어라

어려선 안고 업고 얼려주시고
자라선 문 기대어 기다리는 맘
앓을사 그릇될사 자식 생각에
고우시던 이마 위에 주름이 가득
땅 위에 그 무엇이 높다 하리오
어머님의 정성은 지극하여라

사람의 마음속엔 온가지 소원
어머님의 마음속엔 오직 한가지
아낌없이 일생을 자식 위하여
살과 뼈를 깍아서 바치는 마음
인간의 그 무엇이 거룩하리오

Happy Mother's Day!
I love you very much, 엄마.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wisdom Tooth and Turkey

STILL...... not much going on here, just the same old which is basically eating, shooting, sleeping, eating again, and shooting some more. And I can't complain!

Three weeks until the next Korean national tournament (YAY!)
And four weeks until I leave for Turkey (OH MY GOSH!)

Good luck to 하늘오빠 in Croatia for the 2nd stage of World Cup. FIGHTING!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jen and Becky this week! Ahhh wish I could be there to celebrate with you guys! =( / =)