Monday, July 22, 2013

Daughter Sa-Rah Wins EBS Trip to the Ozarks!

Educational Broadcasting System

This past Saturday (July 20, 2013), my daughter Sa-Rah (황사라) competed in a quiz show on Korea's Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) -- the EBS Janghak Quiz (장학퀴즈) -- and she won a trip to my hometown of Salem, Arkansas! She can even take two family members along! I'm staying behind in Seoul because I have too much work to do, but my wife and son will tag along.

Moreover, the quiz show was recorded -- as will be the Salem-in-the-Ozarks trip -- for an EBS broadcast later this year!

I had no idea of the potential award and hadn't paid much attention to the upcoming competition, but I did notice her last-minute preparations on Friday evening as she watched video clips of the quiz show, and she was thinking strategically as she observed previous contestants. There was no way to study to know more and answer better, she told me, but there were ways of recognizing patterns in the manner of the questioning, e.g., the easy answer that sounded right was almost always wrong.

She appears to have been correct in her strategy, for she says of her victory, "I was good at guessing the answer."

Such modesty . . .

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At 5:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to admit to being quite a stretch more'n just plain gobsmacked Jeff.

Win a trip to Salem Arkansas!

I know people who'd like to win a trip away from Salem Arkansas.

Herschel D.

At 5:39 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Well, it was really "win a trip to one's homeland."

Jeffery Hodges

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At 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Sa-Rah!
Let us know when this trip will take place.


I was always good at guessing on multiple choice questions. That is the only explanation for how I was graded in the upper 2% nationwide on my IQ tests my senior year of high school, and scored the highest in my class.

At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's my understanding Cran, there's a Professor (Annie) Cho with a little test she'd like to administer you.


At 12:06 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Congrats, Sa-Rah!

At 2:06 PM, Blogger dhr said...

Congrats by me too, Sa-Rah! Que se-rah, se-rah!

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Uncle Cran, I'm told IQ tests are more rigorous nowadays . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 3:03 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Right, JK, and Annie's test confirms that IQ ranking is more rigorous these days!

Jeffery Hodges

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At 3:04 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Kevin, I'll pass that on.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 3:05 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Ditto, Dario!

Jeffery Hodges

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At 9:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, everyone, for the encouraging words of congratulations to Sa-Rah.

And also for the kind words regarding my accomplishment of 1957 when I was number 1 of a class of 27 students. I should also note that I was neither Valedictorian nor Salutatorian. That makes me either a good (or lucky?) guesser.


At 10:03 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

It means you should have studied more, Uncle Cran!

Jeffery Hodges

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At 3:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Sa-Rah!

At 3:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeff, my congratulations to Sa-Rah!
Cousin Bill

At 5:42 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Anonymous at 3:46 - thanks!

Jeffery Hodges

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At 5:46 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Cousin Bill, thanks! I'll pass your congrats on. By the way, Sa-Rah and the others (minus me) will arrive on the 6th and stay till the 14th or so, just in case you're around . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 4:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


The problem was not "...should have studied more."

I actually didn't study at all, except the night before a test.
I carried an average grade in daily work, and made 100 of most tests.
Instead I owe what I learned in High School to Zane Grey, James Fenimore Cooper, and just about every author and book in the school and town library. Just a bad example, I suppose.


At 5:55 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

But somebody set a good example for your son James . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 2:49 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Dear Jeffery,
Congratulations and wishing you and your family all the best,
Nancy Rosenfeld

At 3:36 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Dear Nancy, thank you for the kind wishes, and the same to you and yours.

Jeffery Hodges

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