Saturday, June 13, 2009


It's down to the wire now...only a few hours before I leave for Jordan! After several trips overseas, I've finally nailed down how to pack like a pro. I was pleasantly surprised to find that everything I wanted to take fit in my luggage.

Time to have one last meal in the US, which oddly enough is going to be korean food; hot stone bibimbop.

Did I mention that I'm super nervous?


  1. Hello friend, very nice your blog !!!

    kiss for you

    Fede Hammelinn

  2. Dear Heather,

    Now that you have arrived in Amman, with your luggage and all its contents no less, we can all breath a sigh of relief for your safe journey to what is to become your new home for the next year.

    It gives me great comfort knowing that Melissa and her husband, and two young sons, have taken you under their wing and into their home during your first week in Amman. Their hospitality is much appreciated!

    I wish you all good things during your stay in Amman; safety, good health, lasting friendships, fluency in Arabic, and an experience that is beyond your greatest expectations!



  3. hmm, I'd always assumed bibimbop was Japanese because I got it at Uraku. I never really looked into the dish's pedigree before, but I guess you learn something every day!

    At the risk of sounding redundant, since I've said it elsewhere before, I'm glad to hear about your safe arrival! I also second your mom's comment about it being a good thing that you have friends to stay with the first week. Hopefully it lessens the culture shock and helps you adapt at first, since I don't know how good your Arabic is just yet (though I'm sure you've been studying it already)

    Peace, love, and acid jazz,

  4. I'm so glad you stopped by to see me before you left! It meant a lot to me that you care enough for me to make that special effort. You are truly a special niece, and I know you will be an extremely caring and fun teacher to these children. There's nothing you cannot accomplish when you set your sights on it....just remember what I told you when you left --- you know you can always come home, there are always people here who love you and care for you. So just enjoy your stay, learn from it, and I hope it gives you positive direction and happiness in your life. You have all my love and support.