Some sort of rusty gun thing on Chulu Beach, the beach used as an invasion beach by American Marines in July of 1944. The view of Saipan from the northern most point of Tinian.
Runway Able, one of 4 runways built by the Americans. At 8500 feet long and 200 feet wide, these runways easily accommodated the B29 Super fortree they were built for. In 1945, North Field Tinian was the busiest and biggest airfield in the world.
At the blow hole: Natural phenomenon made by weather and waves carving a cave under the limestone ledge over the years.
Tinian was strongly affected by WWII, being taken over by the Japanese and then the Americans. There are still leftovers from the war on the island. The Hinode American Memorial, which is believed to have been build by Americans to honor those who were killed in the battle for Tinian.
The sign for the NKK Shrine Trail. NKK is Nanyo Kohatsu Kaisha, the company that developed sugar plantations on Tinian in the prewar years. NKK also built the Shinto shrine, in the picture below.
The Old Japanese CommunicationsCenter: This building was used for inter-island communications during WWII.
For spring break I went to the Northern Mariana Islands, particularly Guam and Tinian. The islands are beautiful and I had a great time! My dad said he wanted lots of pictures, so here they are. All the information in the captions came from my Tinian map I got when I rented my car!
In my freshmen class, I'm teaching Romeo and Juliet. To prepare, I had my students make a list of physical and personality traits they'd look for in their "perfect mate." Here are some of my favorite responses, in their own words:
Shorter than me--168-172 cm
Someone who wouldn't only look at my looks
Not short hair
She must be pretty and have a balanced face
Not too picky when eating and good at cooking
Who is Korean
Long hair (passed their shoulders a bit)
Her job as a model
Has a mid-wealth family and parents are very nice
Good body (S line) and V-line for face
Quiet, soft voice
Tall, over 180 cm
No double eye-lids
Thick grey eyebrows
Good at singing and dancing
Not watching nor wanting any other women
No mama boy
Who laughs a lot (not too much)
Can't be my mate if he is bald or fat
No mean mother-in-law
I want him to be good looking, but not as much as so the other ladies would be drilling (I think she means drooling!) over him.
Someone who can shop with me
Who isn't Korean because of the traditions that are annoying for women
Who is Korean
He must be taller than me but not skinner (sp).
Should not be notorious
Has lots of money, is able to buy me a pink limo
Christian, although I'm athiest--Christians tend to drink/get wasted less
On my way to the gym at school in the snow. The tiger statue and the fish pond under the snow.
Early morning in the neighborhood.
Last week it snowed in Seoul. It was nice because not only does it make Seoul look more attractive, but it also warmed up a bit. It had been super chilly here, so I was happy it warmed up to close to freezing. This weekend it's way warmer...spring may be on its way!