By now we've all heard all the talk of 21 December 2012 and how we're all supposed to die--but we haven't.
Instead, let's celebrate the winter solstice and get ready for Christmas.
This year marks my second Christmas abroad and the second year without seeing any family members on Christmas or New Year's. It's strange to think about it this way, it is what it is. We'll be gathering in Cheorwon for what promises to be a great time for all of us.
Merry Christmas, everyone. Enjoy the holidays and stay warm.
And on another topic:
--Korea has elected its first female president. Park Geun-hye won a close race with 51.9% of the vote and she will take office on 25 February.
--She is an atheist and is unmarried. Such a combination is quite different for this American because atheist politicians rarely do as well as their theistic counterparts in the States.
--I wish her good luck.