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  1. 1. "Be the change I would want to see in this world"
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    8 people
  2. 2. Remember that: "those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind".
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    3 people
  3. 3. 'Do one thing a day that scares me'
    13 people
  4. 4. Try kayaking
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    14 people
  5. 5. Take up a martial art
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    30 people
  6. 6. Do 100 consecutive push-ups
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    82 people
  7. 7. Run a marathon in under 3 hours
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    31 people
  8. 8. Compete in and finish an Ironman
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    1 person
  9. 9. Stay connected to friends and family
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    2 people
  10. 10. Get a job I love
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    928 people
  11. 11. Develop the skill of storytelling
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    5 people
  12. 12. Shower in a waterfall.
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  13. 13. Meditate daily
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  14. 14. Get a Genealogical DNA test
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  15. 15. Own an English Bulldog named Axel
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  16. 16. Get lasik
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    227 people
  17. 17. Build a House
    1,399 people
  18. 18. Become a better speller
    46 people
  19. 19. Develop better posture
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    78 people
  20. 20. Host a beer pairing dinner
    1 person
  21. 21. Write a book
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    31,373 people
  22. 22. 'Walk home'
    2 people
  23. 23. Go to burning man
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    1,612 people
  24. 24. Swim in Jellyfish Lake
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    17 people
  25. 25. Backpack through India
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    15 people
  26. 26. See the northern lights
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    19,121 people
  27. 27. Swim in a bioluminescent bay
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    271 people
  28. 28. Visit Teotihuacan
    5 people
  29. 29. Watch the sunrise at Machu Picchu
    7 people
  30. 30. Trek the Annapurna Region
    1 person
  31. 31. Drive to patagonia
    2 people
  32. 32. Ride a camel around the Giza pyramid complex
    1 person
  33. 33. Start a sustainable non-profit organization
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    1 person
  34. 34. Live in NYC once
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    1 person
  35. 35. See the Taj Mahal
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    219 people
  36. 36. Climb Kilimanjaro
    330 people
  37. 37. Travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway
    183 people
  38. 38. Learn to fly a plane
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    1,164 people
  39. 39. Pay down student loan debt
    1 person
  40. 40. Start saving for the future
    5 people
  41. 41. Complete my Masters!!
    38 people

How I did it
How to brew my own beer
It took me
10 days
It made me

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Korean life update #1
It’s been over a week now, and we are finally settled into our apartment. Unpacking felt very good as living out of a suitcase can get old after awhile, and staying in the love motel wasn’t helping any. We purchased bicycles from some of the teachers that were leaving.

At work I am teaching Kindergarten in the mornings, from 9-2, Mollie also has the same schedule teaching 6 year olds while I get the pleasure of 7s. In the afternoons, we have a 2 hour class that focuses on English expansion for the early elementary kiddos.

Friday was orientation for our Kindergarten class with our students and their parents.  Its pretty much a show and tell of who we are and what the year will be like.  We started our afternoon class with the first real lesson. Monday, tomorrow, will be the first real full day of classes.  I am sure within the next several weeks we will fall into our groove and pattern and get adjusted to class and our responsibilities there.  The kids are adorable, affectionate, and not shy to interact with us, which definitely helps make the job easier.

There is something so fun and exciting about starting a job and setting up a home in a new culture and place. We love exploring our city, figuring out how to get air in your bike tires, how to order food, where to buy stuff, and how to get around. And even though everyday we figure out something new (today it was how to use the washing machine), we are also reminded of how much we still have to learn and experience in Pyeongchon.

The beauty of it though is that everyday it feels more like our home.

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