Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thankful Thursday: 1/22/15

Thankful Thursday is a weekly segment that began 1/10/13—read why here
I invite you to join me in practicing gratitude!

In Korea, the messaging app that almost everyone uses is Kakao Talk (In Europe, it's Whatsapp). Today I saw a new microphone icon at the bottom of Kakao in a chat with one of my old fifth grade students. Curious to see if Kakao had added the feature that Whatsapp has, I tapped the icon and sure enough—you can send voice clips! 

So I sent a short voice clip to this student, and we've been sending some back and forth. It's so great to hear her voice!

Inspired by the positive experience, I decided to try contacting my old student from Madrid, to whom I gave private lessons twice a week. I forgot that she didn't have my new phone number, which is why she'd been unable to contact me on Whatsapp these past few months. We chatted a bit, and then I sent a voice clip, and she sent several back! I haven't heard this girl's voice in almost three years, so it was wonderful! Although she's nearly 10 years younger than me, I really had fun "hanging out" back when I gave her private lessons, and had just as much fun catching up on Whatsapp.

Today I'm thankful to be in contact with these two prior students, and that technology makes it easy to hear each other's voices!
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