About Me

Hello all!

My name is Sig. Yup, that’s it. Just Sig. My full name is Siegrid but you’d be surprised how hard it is to say it and have people understand it. It sounds too much like Siegfried, secret, cigarette etc. So unless you are Scandinavia, Sig is just fine. Plus, it makes me feel like a really awesome fisherman out on the Bering sea.

Fruit Salad

You will suffer adorable kid photos!

I wanted to start this blog years ago and I’ve avoided it because I think I’m boring. I play video games and boardgames, homeschool the boys then I cook and clean. Rinse and repeat. But something awesome happened, I moved to South Korea! And this adventure has become my catalyst to become an information hub for new families moving to Camp Humphreys and to inundate you with cute kids photos.

Moving to South Korea and inprocessing was hard. It was an extremely stressful couple of months and I want my blog to make that move a lot less stressful for others. I also want to help other gamers to keep on gaming and to alleviate any fears for parents who are raising children here. Side Note: Korea is a mecca for raising children. Parents are super focused on their children’s development and there are an innumerable amount of things to do as a family.

Get ready for posts about:
– Military Lifestyle
– Living in South Korea
– Board Games and Video Games
– Gundams
– Homeschooling Fun
– Virtual Cat Games &
– Adorable pictures of my family

Discliamer and OPSEC:

Any information on this blog is for educational purposes only and is to be used at your own risk and discretion. Camp Humphreys is rapidly changing so please double check any addresses, dates, documents, telephone numbers etc.

Any information that I post about Camp Humphreys is already available in open source materials. I will never post photos of the post that could in anyway violate operational security. If you feel that I have violated OPSEC in some manner, please send me a message at sigflipsthetable@gmail.com and I will remove it right away.

~Sig

April 14, 2016

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  1. Thank you for the hard work you put to share your experiences and all the useful information of the blog. If you don not mind I am recommending your blog to the Brown Stone Apartment FB page. Most of the residents are from USAG Humpreys. Thank you again.
    Tino

      • Sig on April 13, 2017 at 10:55 am
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      Thank you for the recommendation Tino!

    • Emmett Wayne on June 24, 2017 at 4:58 am
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    Sig,

    Your directions on using the 20 bus were terrific. My wife and I have only been here for 2 weeks, but when we found your website, we printed the maps and off we went. We had a great time, but as we are both near 60 years old, it is time for a nap!

    Emmett

      • Sig on June 25, 2017 at 1:49 pm
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      Thank you Emmett! It’s usually a big leap for many to finally use public transportation, it took me almost a year to get the nerve to try it with kids. I am so glad to hear that you and yours jumped right in and went on a 20-bus adventure.

    • Matt on July 30, 2017 at 2:45 pm
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    Great blog. Thank you for taking the time to blog.

      • Sig on July 31, 2017 at 4:34 am
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      Thank you so much! Taking the time to send a message means the world to me.

    • Ada Na on January 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm
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    Even we’ve been here for 18 months, I still like to relying on information from your posts and blog. Having you being around doing all research and sharing is a blessing. Now I totally understand that Living in a new place with language barrier could be scary and frustrating. And I really hope that we could follow you to the next duty station. I love every word you wrote and your kids are awesome too! We will miss you guys. Take care.

      • Sig on January 10, 2018 at 11:48 pm
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      Ada Na, Thank you so much for the kind words and I loved playing with your son during the elementary school camp. He has a wonderful, toothy grin and was always full of cheer.

      ~Sig

    • Tanya on January 9, 2018 at 9:23 am
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    Thanks for taking the time to create this blog! We just got orders to Korea (pcsing from Germany) and I’ve found your blog to be very informative, helpful, and well written.

      • Sig on January 10, 2018 at 11:59 pm
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      I hope this helps with the initial shock of moving here. Many people find Germany to be a very comforting OCONUS station but Korea can be a bit jarring to those who aren’t used to this culture. Many Americans grow up with fairy tales of princesses, dragons and castles so Germany isn’t as much of a culture shock. I am glad you are reading ahead of time and getting ready, it will make Korea all that more fun while you’re here. Thanks for reading!

      ~Sig

    • Sarah Jones on April 4, 2018 at 4:24 am
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    Hello!
    First off- love love looove your blog! It’s been more than amazingly helpful as my go-to site because Humphreys was our first move together with the Army this past fall! Second- Would you have any suggestions regarding places to go (this Saturday, April 7 or Sunday April 8, 2018) for cherry blossom viewing in our area that is a bike trail? My husband and I are aching to get out on our bikes and would adore to see the blossom trees while we do so! We both would prefer having a more ‘country’ kind of trail away from the city, but I understand that might be difficult to find. Which, is why I’m hoping you can help because girl, believe me, I have looked EVERYWHERE online! Thank you so very much for taking the time to read this!

    Best regards! ~Sarah Jones

      • Sig on April 6, 2018 at 1:41 pm
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      Hi Sarah!
      I re-discovered my love for biking about 6 months before I left Korea and I wish I had had more time. My friend Lanae tried a 3-day biking trip across the mountains on a whim and she loved it!
      There is a bike trail that runs all along the Anseong river and the shoreline of Pyeongtaek. I am not sure if one spot would be preferable for Cherry blossoms but it’s a fun and beautiful trail, regardless.
      I would suggest asking the real experts, there are some serious bicyclers who can give you the scoop.
      Try these two Facebook Groups: Pyeongtaek Food and Fun or Humphreys Hiking/Biking Hooligans and Hooligals
      Here is a link to my friends bicycling mountain adventures. https://www.facebook.com/SouthofSeoul/videos/1782043152036878/
      This Tourist Map shows bicycle routes in Pyeongtaek. There is a better version that is for just bicycles but I can’t find it online. http://www.pyeongtaek.go.kr/tourEn/contents.do?mId=0505000000

      Have fun biking in Korea!

      ~Sig

    • Tammy on May 7, 2018 at 1:35 am
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    Dear Sig,
    Thank you so much for your posts. I’m a writer in NYC, heading to Camp Humphreys in a few weeks to do some reporting. I’d love to interview you, if you’re willing. Please let me know how to reach you by email or phone.
    Many thanks,
    Tammy

      • Sig on June 18, 2018 at 4:02 pm
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      Hi Tammy!

      I wish we could have met but I enjoyed our phone conversation. Enjoy your trip to Korea and I look forward to reading your article.

      ~Sig

    • Suvin on May 9, 2018 at 11:37 am
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    Hello!

    I just had a few questions. I am a civilian working at Camp Humphreys. My husband is a Korean citizen, however. He is trying to get the USFK driver’s license. Is he eligible to go on a Friday because he is a Korean citizen or would they not accept him to take the driver’s test that day? Also, if he does not go to the briefing/orientation, does the testing center automatically not let him take the written test? I am need in of help!

      • Sig on May 15, 2018 at 1:41 pm
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      Hi Suvin!

      You will want to talk directly to access control at the Directorate of Emergency Services. I don’t actually work for anyone at Camp Humphreys, I am just a blogger. 🙂

      You can find the phone number for Emergency Services at the Humphreys Phonebook. Click the link and search for “access” on the page and it will give you the best point of contact.

      https://www.army.mil/article/117641/us_army_garrison_humphreys_phonebook

      Thanks for reading!

      ~Sig

    • Zoe Pettas on July 28, 2018 at 7:26 pm
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    Hi Sig,

    Just found your blog and have barely scrapped the surface. Thanks for all the useful information! I am looking for cell phone carrier info. Is that addressed anywhere in your blog? I am headed to Camp Humphreys next month. Zoë

      • Sig on July 30, 2018 at 12:34 pm
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      Hello Zoe!

      Cell Phone carriers is one of those things you’ll have to wait to do when you arrive in the area. There are 2-3 carriers available in the PX and a few located right outside the walking gate. The plans can be difficult to understand and you never get to really see a bill, which is frustrating. Our options are limited since we don’t have a Korean bank account or access to many Korean websites.

      I wish I could give more info but I think when you arrive, others will be able to give you better details on the best carrier right now.

      ~Sig

    • Yoonhee Hwang on September 9, 2018 at 2:23 pm
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    Hello, I ‘m sooooo glad to find your blog.
    I’m a 29years old Korean woman who want to make foreign friends so I can learn more English and share any hobbies such as cooking , baking, children or dogs etc.
    I live in Yongin where near to Pyungtaek and Ansung . I wonder if the coffee meeting still going on now . If it is I teally want to join the meeting:)

      • Sig on September 12, 2018 at 12:20 am
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      Hello Yoonhee Hwang,

      The Coffee is still meeting every Tuesday, 0930-1130 at Twosome Place in Paengseong.

      They have a big and wonderful group!

      Are you on Facebook? Here is their Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PaengseongLanguageExchange/
      Ashlie is new leader of the group. Please email me if you have more questions: sigflipsthetable@gmail.com

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