I read on another blog that World Adventurers was featured in the January 2006 edition of the Foreign Service Journal, the monthly publication of the American Foreign Service Association. The FSJ is widely read in the American diplomatic community, and I am honored by the Journal’s unsolicited acknowledgement of my blog in its monthly "Cybernotes" column. My blog was purportedly highlighted along with a few other blogs related to Foreign Service life. A hearty welcome to anyone who surfs over to World Adventurers from the FSJ. Stop by anytime. Some members of the Foreign Service community already read this blog. One member calls World Adventurers "interesting and eclectic." Another commented that it navigates overseas life and tackles sticky intercultural issues without succumbing to controversy. I hope so. This blog is ultimately my way of documenting life overseas with a modicum of entertainment value. I do my best to avoid controversy and strive to inform.
I tried to obtain a copy of the magazine article, but I haven’t yet received my copy in the hinterland of Korea. In fact, I just received the December 2005 edition, so I probably won’t get this month’s edition until sometime in February. I checked the AFSA web site to see if I could view it online, but I haven’t set up my online account yet. Drats! I’ll see if I can get ahold of a copy soon.
Blog Notes: I was very sad to find out this week that my grandma has been hospitalized and had to have major surgery. Fortunately, the surgery was successful, and she is recuperating now. What I wrote a recent blog entry about Nai Nai, my wife’s grandmother, is ever more relevant. I’m praying that my grandma will pull through this so that I can see her again when we go home this summer. She is my only living grandparent, and we are very close even though I haven’t spent much time with her in recent years. I often think about her and wonder sometimes if I will see her again. As they say, when it rains, it pours. *sigh*