Name: Sara Naparstek
Date registered: November 6, 2011
Sara Naparstek graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2010, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology. Mere months after her entry into the real world, she boarded a plane bound for South Korea, where she had secured an English teaching position in a very (VERY) rural area. This was the beginning of her lifelong dream of world travel, as she went to other places within Korea, Japan, China and later, Israel. She hopes, whatever she accomplishes in life, to get to see as much of the world as possible, and to learn about the people in it. Sara enjoys reading and writing, (though not at the same time since distraction while using a pen can get dangerous). Her enthusiasm and method in playing soccer are eerily matched by that of a puppy’s chasing a small rubber ball. However, her genetic inheritance of the potentially life-threatening and incurable Spaz Syndrome (as discovered by Richard Spaz) makes this a risky endeavor; her last game culminated in her first trip to a Korean hospital. Her love of dance makes her seek out the impetus to encourage her peers in other countries to do the same (for example, in Korea, this means drinking lots and LOTS of soju). Sara’s passion for music sometimes transcends cultural barriers, as well as the understandings of friends and family alike. Thus, she will on occasion be caught singing songs in a foreign language, regardless of whether or not she actually knows the lyrics, or speaks the language. Her kryptonite is cute fluffy animals. Should an arch-nemesis decide to cruelly unleash a herd of adorably fluffy puppies, her ADD would kick in and Sara would be reduced to an immobilized, baby-talking pile of goo. The same could be accomplished by emailing her endearing animal-based internet memes.
- Galapagos Trip: Days 2 and 3 (Miami and Ecuador) — January 6, 2013
- Galapagos Trip: Planning and Day 1 (Newark and Miami) — August 8, 2012
- Use your Smarts (Phone) — August 2, 2012
- I’m leaving on a jet plane–to the Galapagos — August 2, 2012
- Anatomy of a counterfeit 100 yuan bill — August 1, 2012