스포츠월드

(한글)

Back in October, I had a taekwondo tourney. I was interviewed at that tourney but never saw the article. This isn’t uncommon. My parents and I were interviewed twice during their visit (for TV) and I saw neither of those.

Last night I asked Master if he’d ever seen the article. He went off somewhere and dug out about a half dozen copies of November’s 스포추월드, Sports World. I bopped him over the head with a newspaper. “11월??”

He grinned sheepishly, “Sorry, Amanda, very tired.” Master, his wife and I laughed; before class I’d said, “관장님, 피곤한 것 같아요.” Master, you look tired. He’d disagreed at the time.

Sports World, November 2007

Sports PHOTO FACE

아만다

I could read most of it. The words I didn’t know I could mostly guess. The reporter did me no favors, since he made the entire piece all of six sentences long, one of those sentences being that long paragraph after my quote. He made good use of that relative clause… (Many thanks to Good Man for helping me translate!)

Amanda (elementary school assistant teacher) American female taekwondoist.

“Working in Korea is very interesting and fun.”

While teaching English at an elementary school, she has become a dan certificate holder and has experienced Korean life and culture through practicing taekwondo. Last week she participated in the poomse division of The Lifetime Sports Taekwondo Competition, at Gwangmyeong City Gymnasium and sponsored by the governor of Gyeonggi province. She participated in the competition well.

She is planning to come back to the states next July. She earned her first black belt grade eight months ago, and she plans to earn her second grade in 2008. She told me that she will continue to practice taekwondo in Minnesota. She is still single and she single-mindedly devotes herself to taekwondo practice at Tongil Studio (Master [Master’s Father’s Name]).