Friday, December 7, 2007

Irish Culture

a chairde,

The SIUC Irish Studies Department has been fortunate enough to offer Irish language classes this year. I took one this semester and it has been interesting, fun, difficult, and an eye-opener.

The class will continue next semester, but there will also be another beginners class offered (so if you're interested, sign up!). The class is listed as an English class as "Topics in Literature," or something similar (Engl 393). There will also be a culture class that is collaborating with the Communication Department here.

Also, a small group of us have been trying to put together some Irish culture events for the last week of January. If you want to lend a hand, we sure could use it!


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Wedding Photos

I am working on uploading our wedding onto the internet. Here is a link to my online photo album. The wedding was definitely a family effort--my grandmother did the decorations and flowers, my uncle did the photography, my dad did the cooking, some friends of the family did live music and played music during the reception, and everyone helped with the clean-up.


Monday, October 22, 2007

Tutoring Hours

Mondays 8-9 am
Tuesdays 11-12 noon

*Takes place in the LMC
*If these times do not work for you, you can set up an appointment with me by sending me an email at

Thank you!

Saturday, June 23, 2007


I used to study Japanese language and culture. I had a teacher once who would invite our class (which was pretty small) over to his house to learn how to cook Japanese meals. It was so fun that my fiance and I decided to keep learning new Japanese dishes. Recently we successfully made chicken katsu with tonkatsu sause. We also made rice, miso soup, and brewed some delicious green tea that my fiance brought back from Japan. This is a great dish which I'm sure would go great with some nappa cabbage. Yum!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Next Week...

Next week my hours at CESL will change. I will be available from 11:00-12:30 and 1:30-4:00. I'd be happy to help the writing classes with blogs and/or writing tasks.

Thank you!

Friday, May 25, 2007


Due to the scheduling of Summer classes, my hours will change after a few weeks. Currently, I am available M-F from 8:00-12:00.

Beginning on June 11, I will be available M-F from 11:00-12:30, and between 1:30 and 4:00.

I am getting married in August, so I will be out of town August 4-19, but will return in time for the Fall 2007 term to begin.

I can be reached at if teachers have any questions or would like to set up a meeting time. I would be happy to assist your classes in any way I can. If you have something for me to do that I do not know how to do, I will research it the best I can.

Thank you,

First Post

Unfortunately, I don't have internet at my home, as I have been in the process of moving. I have been using the Student Center for internet access in the mornings. However, the internet should be hooked up at my home by August 30.