I recently had my first chance to work with a non-profit, US 501(c)(3) Corporation. They're a Christian-based organization called Mountain Child. My role was to provide branding, including logo, business cards and t-shirts, as well as the initial website. It's obvious why non-profits need an army of volunteers. I live in Korea and came to work with Mountain Child by way of the Church my husband and I attend. Korea serves as a basecamp where Mountain Child trains volunteers before they're ready to serve anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 years among the poverty and despair of the Himalayan people. When I listened to Mountain Child's story, I knew I could believe in this project and felt motivated each day to do my best work. Friends of mine are regularly taking breaks from their teaching positions to volunteer at the R.A.N.C.H. (Remote Areas of Nepal Children's Home) in Nepal. When they return, their stories are moving and their photography breathtaking. Many of these children will not live past 8 years old because their tribes lack fundamental medical care. Mountain Child's mission is to set up schools, Christian churches and medical facilities so these children have a chance to enjoy childhood and live to become thriving adults.
Eric and I took a trip to Mokpo, South Korea on the KTX, Korea's bullet train. Eric had to go down there to do an car design demo, so I tagged along. We had a Korean seafood feast. All of it was raw, some of it alive. Just one of the crazy experiences we've had while living here in the land where most everything we know is flipped upside down and turned 'round and 'round. Music: Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John.
My friend Lisa and I have birthdays just two days apart: Her birthday is Sept.15 and mine Sept. 17. We wandered Insadong, an artsy, tourist area in Seoul. We visited this vintage toy store. I wish more places in Seoul were like this. The world doesn't need another overpriced department store. We ended with a yummy dinner of western-food and music at "Top Cloud." What a view! Thanks Quentin and Lisa. Music: What'd I Say by Ray Charles
- Launching Non-Profit, Mountain Child. Call for Volunteers.
- March 06, 2010
- Having Fun in Mokpo, Korea
- October 18, 2009
- Celebrating Birthdays in Insadong, South Korea
- September 17, 2009