She likes the American education system because she has more freedom to study in ways that are not normal in South Korea. There, she must study from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. without the experiential learning she has been exposed to in the U.S.
She is astounded by the magnificence of nature at Red Sunflower Farm, away from the urban life she's used to. Maple syrup production is teaching Crystal that her schedule isn't always congruent with Mother Nature's schedule. That is evidenced by the fact that she has gone to bed in the evening, planning to help with collecting sap early in the morning, only to be awkened in the dead of night to collect sap because some of the collection jugs in the woods may overflow.
Crystal is with us a few more weeks and we are taking full advantage of her culinary expertise. A bulgogi (Korean dish of grilled, marinated beef) evening is in the works as well as a kimchi-making session.