Here are my favourite photos from the past year:
Andy, Myself and Myles on the beach on the island of Borneo, Philippines. January.
Karl getting his gas pumped by a young lady on the island of Borneo, Malaysia. I was amazed at the harmony of different cultures in Malaysia. January
The gorgeous Samantha Le and myself, in Nha Trang, Vietnam. I got to experience the Vietnamese Lunar New Year (TET) with Samantha and her family. February.
Snowpocalypse '11. Over 4 feet of snow in a little over 24 hours. February.
I spent a good portion of my night explaining "baseball" to these British lads, Dylan and Tim, but luckily they got to experience an amazing first game of baseball in Busan. April.
I had an incredible couple days in Japan, which I decided to do on a whim. May.
The reason I'm happy to teach in a public school: Sports Day. Not only do I get to teach them, but I get to be a part of our school's community. May.
I have incredible friends, and they've made my experience. Here they are, just being socially different "waygooks". June.
My first time competing in CrossFit. I'd missed competition. July.
One of the tougher parts of living here: friends leaving. August.
Seconds after Usain Bolt and the Jamaican 4x100 relay team broke the World Record. September.
I have incredible students. They never cease to impress me. October.
Katie, the newest addition to my family. October.
My family has had a chat room going for over 6 months now. Even though I'm on the other side of the world, it's nice to have contact with them daily.
Members of my gym in Suwon at a CrossFit competition. It really is nice going to a gym where everybody knows your name. November.
Annie and Craig on their first subway ride in Seoul. After several friends left Samcheok, these two were a welcome addition. New people help me appreciate things I've forgotten about. December.
A Kiwi, Safa, Welshman, Canadian and two Americans; our crew on a Sunday morning in Seoul. Some hungover, others still drunk. At least we suffer together. December.
I have one more to add, with my family, which will be in 10 days when I get back to Canadian soil.