Picked up my new DVD player today so I am back to normal. I play my CD’s on it too, so right now I am playing some Korean music CDs that I got for my birthday. They are actually quite good. Mostly easy listening stuff, and I don’t understand the words, but soothing nonetheless.
Also watched Hitch tonight. Not bad, but kinda predictable. A review in 9 words. Hey, pixels ain’t cheap!
In other news, I went to a meeting of Koreans who want to learn English last night. I have been helping a woman named Ji Yong with her writing through emails and she invited me to come as her chingu (friend). It was different kind of thing for me to do, but it was in Itaewon and it was at a bar, so I felt right at home. Actually, it was interesting. And I have to give credit to the effort these folks are making. The concept is for people to just sit around and have conversations in English. I had a few questions about life in the States thrown my way, and I tried to be helpful. Some of the people spoke very good English, and everyone seemed to be trying hard to improve. The other native English speakers were a couple of Canadians who teach in local schools. I’ve considered getting an English teaching gig part time, just to fill the hours in a healthy way. We’ll see. I’m not looking, but I’m receptive to the idea.
I am immersed in a pretty good game of CIV these past couple of days. It was a good way to recover from my hangover yesterday. Nice safe outlet to vent a little agression too I suppose. I had it out with the Aztecs. We fought to a standoff, then I regrouped (and acquired the calvary advance, and all I can say about the Aztecs now is rest in peace you S.O.Bs.
Work is work. I’ve been that bad combination of busy and unmotivated. This too shall pass. Good night.