I am just in some kind of funk. No motivation to do anything, not even blog. What’s up with that?
Things are hoppin’ at work though, which is good. Makes the days go by quickly. Tomorrow I have a training course on how to supervise Koreans (I have three working for me). That should be interesting. I’m also meeting with one of our lawyers to strategize on how to deal with a pending union issue.
And in other news they have lifted the curfew for civilians. Although we are “strongly encouraged” to observe the curfew, there are no sanctions for not doing so. Well, as I have said previously, the curfew is not really a problem for me because I am just not likely to be out and about at the witching hour. Still, it was a big issue for lots of folks and for that reason alone I am glad to see it done away with.
And that my friends is the sorry state of my life, such as it is. Ah, tomorrow is another day. I will try again. Goodnight.
Well, I had every intention to come home last night and get back into the swing of things by writing a most excellent post. Alas.
Last night was my first Korean language class. I learned my ten vowels. And practiced writing them in the Hangul script. It was quite a flashback to those long-ago days in elementary school. My director and her husband are also in the class. After class they invited me to join them for a drink at the Dragon Hill Lodge. And I had two.
I had walked in to work, so I said my goodbyes and began the trek home. It takes about 25 minutes normally. Having decided to vary my routes (not paranoid, just prudent) I figured I would find a new way home. It didn’t really work out that well. The back streets here, well, they are more what we would call alleys, don’t run on anything like a grid, they just sort of meander. And then abruptly end. I’m not going to say I got lost. I just didn’t know where I was for awhile. Quite awhile to be honest. Anyway, I wound up going in circles and finally came to a street that was somewhat familiar, and eventually made my way home. I was kinda tired and frustrated at that point, so I fixed a frozen dinner and turned on the TV to unwind. I have about 60 channels on cable, and 50 or so are in Korean. Still, I enjoy watching and listening even though I am clueless about what is being said. Long story short, I woke up on the couch about 2:00 am.
This morning I discovered my coffee maker has stopped working. And that it is snowing heavily. There’s already a couple of inches on the ground and if this keeps up it is going to be ugly. I’m going to walk into work this morning. Glad I bought those boots before I left.
Anyway, need to get hiking. I will carry my good intentions forward and hopefully have something of interest for you tonight.
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