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Happy Birthday August 25, 2009

Posted by jorkat in Seoul.

Monday, August 24th marked the 6-month anniversary of our arrival in Korea. Upon arriving at school that morning, we were greeted with an sombre anniversary present. One of the children at our school has been diagnosed with Swine Flu over the weekend. The young boy is in the classroom right next to mine and a number of our students had been sick over the past week. After spending most of the day washing our hands and hosing down the kids with Purell, the administration decided to close the school for the balance of the week. Therefore, we are now back on vacation. Happy Anniversary!!

With all due respect to those who have lost loved ones as a result of this virus, I’m pleased to announce that this strain of influenza has just cracked my Top 3 Favourite Flu’s List.

1. Swine Flu (H1N1)

2. Bird Flu (H5N1)

3. Regular Flu? (I don’t know any other ones and I’m too lazy to look it up.)

As a result of this unexpected gift turn of events, we decided to head for the beach and leave early tomorrow morning. Before departing though, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge a very special young man’s 1st Birthday.

Nathan Richard Algate aka Nate Dawg was born into this world on August 26th, 2008 and has quickly become one of my biggest fans.

I can’t help but be amazed by Nathan’s eye for raw comedic talent. That wasn’t even my best material either. Just wait until he learns how to read about his Uncle Jordan and his adventures flipping golf carts and shooting crotch fireworks. His other Uncles don’t stand a chance.

Happy Birthday Nate Dawg, from Auntie Katie and Uncle Jordan. Your laugh is almost as big as your head.

Editor’s Note: The Beijing Post is in Post-Production and will be unveiled upon our return from the Beach. Stay tuned.


1. Josh - August 25, 2009

Tell him the 10 blade razor joke….maybe you will have finally found your demographic for that zinger.

2. Dyson - August 26, 2009

Glad to see you find humour in death.

3. Corrina - August 26, 2009

LOVE this video, Jordan! What a spectacular birthday tribute to the little Nate Man…whose head has indeed caught up to the rest of his sweet, perfect body!

Proud Auntie Corrina

4. Nanners - August 26, 2009

I am crying I am laughing so hard at Nate Dawg’s contagious laugh! He is already laughing out of politeness at creepy Uncle Jordan’s jokes. Intuitive kid.

6 months since you have left, it has felt like a century.


5. Brigitte - August 26, 2009

I’ve never seen a one-year old laugh so hard and for so long! Pretty cute!

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