Thursday, July 28, 2011


I spend a small part of each day teaching a group of seven 2-year-olds English as a third language. Their first language is Korean, but they don't really have a grasp on any language quite yet. We do ABC and 1-2-3, songs, games, breaking up fights... And I noticed that the kids love to interrupt class saying this word "banGOO!" in conjunction with forceful gestures. They get a real kick out of it. After a few weeks of curiosity, I asked an adult wtf they were saying...

FART in Korean!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


cotton candy sugar



Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rainy-Season Commute

Afternoon ride on the metrobus. I'm enjoying the clutter out of my window seat.

The storm clouds descend and mix into the pollution haze.

And right before my stop, the sky goes black. My ten minute walk to work turns action/adventure as I'm pounded by rain, hail, strong winds, lightening...

I ring the doorbell soaked and shivering. The power's out at the house, so we did a lesson on freaky weather under candle light.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

somewhat interesting

Whenever I move to a new city, I wander around mindlessly with my camera and snap anything that catches my eye. It helps me to get my bearings in a strange place ("Oh, that's where I saw an orange bottle-cap in the gutter"), and it also reminds me where my interests lie. The pictures individually are not-so-compelling , but sometimes, unusual trends emerge.

I have a folder on my hard-drive now for food on the ground...

pasta in Rome

tortillas in Mexico City


Stair Lights

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Underground Anatomy Lesson

Now on view in the Zapata metro station...

A human heart


A 5-month old fetus

5-month old internal organs