In Korea, that is, where I’ll be doing a number of interviews to help promote the Korean translations of my books published by Theory & Praxis. Here’s the view out of the hotel window…
We’re staying at the Somerset Palace Seoul, which caters to people who can’t speak Korean, which is nice when you stagger in after 26 hours without sleep, having endured fourteen hours of flying. It’s a beautiful place with a rooftop garden ideal for sitting and reading in.
We haven’t done much sightseeing yet; after flying in we had a lovely dinner with our hosts (who are both kind and patient with our total lack of comprehension) and then collapsed at the hotel. This morning I had two sets of interviews with journalists,
which were more enjoyable than this photo may make it look. The tension on my face is entirely from trying to pick up as much of the Korean conversation as possible. I’m finding that I can catch quite a bit, but speaking is an entirely different matter.
In any case: we’ll be here for a week, so more updates soon
Too exciting! Have a wonderful time!
Well, since it’s Veteran’s Day, we should all say a thankful prayer for the vets who fought in Korea so that Susan (and others) could be there doing all they do!
How fun! I used to live amongst a group of Koreans and visit Korean churches when I lived in NYC area. Great people.
When I clicked on your top picture, it didn’t show the view from your hotel – it shows the view of your backyard. In Virginia. 🙂
OK, begging here. Will you please blog about your new book coming out in June 2008??? The one about the fundamentals of writing? Is it based on your writing CD? Can you tell us more? Pretty please? 🙂
Have fun this week!
P.S.: If you need I can volunteer your translater in Seoul,
Dear Ms. Bauer
My first message was gone..
I am a single mom and has 2 kids from American husband, raise them in Seoul, and, my both kids are bilingual, as I am..: )
My son-12 yrs old can’t participate the school, so I am giving him home schooling,
if you have some time, I would like to meet you and have some good advice..
My kids are mixed in Western and Oriental Culture, it makes more difficult for me to raise them in Korean education enviornment,..
Looking forward to hearing from you….