Worst Blogger Ever/Season 2 Premiere

7 03 2009

Sorry for being one of the worst bloggers ever…

Let’s do one of those recap episodes. Since this is kind of like Season 2 now. I was back in Seattle for the break between semesters, and did some travelling and such in the US, went to Ohio, New York, and Canada (yes, I said it is in the US). Once those domestics adventures were overwith I took some bartending classes, and I am now a graduated bartender. I will also be getting my license once I turn 21, next month. That basically sums up my break, I then went back to Korea on February 22nd.

Korea is doing great this time around. It is colder than I expected, thats my only real complaint. I just really like it here. Well, that and I am burning through money right now meeting all these new people, to replace my friends from last semester. I suppose that is some sort of necessary evil or something though. I have been spending more time doing more Korea-related things though. Listening to more Korean music and watching more Korean TV/Movies.  My new roommate is pretty good about doing that sort of thing. I am also training under him to increase my tolerance for spiciness, since it is obviously not high enough yet… The main thing that still really hurts is Dakgalbi when we order it extra spicy, and thats on Korean standards so it can be somewhat painful, but so delcious.

Things here are good though overall. I am looking forward to a new semester, with new people. Meeting alot more people from the West Coast which is nice since it will be easier to stay in contact with them once this stint is over. I will try to be better about keeping up with posts and stuff. I will hopefully write something about some Korean rap that I have been listening to alot lately.





Freedom!

2 08 2008

So the road is finally getting cleared and is supposed to open in one hour, which is when I will be leaving to go back to the wonderful city that is a suburb of Seattle. That makes me very happy as I will also be able go see The Faint concert down in Portland tomorrow! It will be alot of driving though… and I hope my car got its tabs renewed so I can legally drive it down there. Either way I will be home tomorrow, since the drive will take at least 5-6 hours with all the traffic from opening the road. So hopefully this will be the end of my rockslide woes.

In other news, I watched another movie called “Our Happy Time” about a convict and girl falling in love. I don’t want to review it or anything right now because I have to prepare this house for leaving, i.e. take out the garbage, do the dishes, and laundry.

Once again in other news, a funny thing happened when I checked my blog stats after the last post, as my traffic to the site had a large spike due to my last post’s title having the word ‘sex’ in it. I found this pretty amusing as some people looking for ‘sex’, ‘erotic-romance’, and ‘korea sex’ ending up finding my movie review. Which probably did not lead any of them to what they were actually looking for… I almost feel sorry for them. I also feel like there are better places to find that than on blogs. Anyways I think that is it for tonight, I gotta get going so I can get back to Seattle at a less random hour of the day than 5 AM.





Stuck in Canada

1 08 2008

So I am currently stuck in Canada at my house in Whistler, BC. Here is a link to an article about why I am stuck here. This is annoying for several reasons

1. I am stuck in Canada

2. There is not really much to do here

3. My time before going to Korea is pretty limited and this is taking away 5 days that I would have at home to do things

4. I miss The Faint concert that I have been looking forward to for basically the whole summer

so as you can see I am less than happy about this. However, starting last night I have decided to start watching some Korean movies. I got three more to watch so hopefully that will kill about… 6 hours of this 5 day waiting period. Damn rocks… and their sliding… so yea I am stuck in Canada, and don’t really want to be here all that much anymore, as a two day trip turned into a week long one, and I only brought about three days worth of clothing so I have to rewash things every day in order to actually be wearing something clean.

Maybe I should go and try to find some way of learning some Korean or something. Possibly look online, maybe I will have some luck? I do leave in 23 days… so that might not be a bad idea. I would write more right now to give me something to do, but I really don’t have much to say, I guess if you don’t want to hear rambling then stop reading now, I may or may not continue writing about nonsense.

So I did find some new music while up here which makes me happy, as I am always going through music at a very fast pace which is kind of annoying because I get so easily bored with it, but thats kind of just how I am to begin with. Anyways now that I’ve deflected what I have actually been listening to for about a paragraph I will finally tell. The best song so far that I have heard is “Love is Noise” by The Verve, who I guess are a band again, since I remember them breaking up a while ago. It is a good song though and I recommend it to people that are people, and not to people that hate music.

Onto random subject #2… so I just turned around to stretch while writing and looked out the window and saw that my neighbors have about 60 square feet of fire wood… who in god’s name needs that much firewood, it is a bit ridiculous, even if we are in the cold semi-frozen north that is Canada. Plus their front-door light, that shines directly into my bedroom, is on all night which is pretty annoying.

So I guess I should find out how to use wordpress better so that this blog’s visuals don’t suck so people will be happier to read… whoever those people may be… probably a bunch of weirdos that want to read anything I write. Okay so I think that is the end of the rambling, I will go and try to do something productive rather than just sitting here writing endlessly about nothing… or at least go watch the wonderful-ness that is Canadian television (so you know thats sarcasm, which I use often, so yea… I don’t know where this note is going really).

P.S. this is a really good website that is funny and sometimes a bit gross and offensive http://failblog.org/





Exciting World of Seoul

30 07 2008

So I did a bunch of reading of other blogs and such today and now I am really excited to head over to Korea. It just sounds like an amazingly fun place. I particularly liked this one:

Journey to Seoul

She is on the summer version of my program and what she has to say about things make them all sound extremely appealing. It just sounds like a really fun, new kind of place for me to be in. Quite different than going to college in rural Ohio, which lacks quite a bit of the excitement and newness. After today’s readings I am overall, much more excited than before to be going to Seoul. I have a feeling it will at least be a very good semester, and hopefully year. Japan didn’t work out, but fate seems to want me to go to Korea, so it must be for something good.

I just need to get back down to Seattle and go meet up with some friends at our favorite Korean BBQ place, hopefully that will at least partially tide me over until I get on the plane over to there.





1 Month To Go

29 07 2008

So I am leaving for Korea in 1 month…

I am going to be there for either about 4 months or 10 months, I don’t really know at this point. The idea is that I will go there, see if I like it, then decide whether or not I want to stay for the whole school year. I am going through the CIEE year program to study at Yonsei University. I was originally planning on going to Japan, as I have actually studied Japanese for 8 years and spent a good amount of time there, but that didn’t work out… so maybe going to Korea is just fate, either way I will roll with it and I look forward to going to Korea.

Some things I have to do before I leave:

1. Get out of Canada (where I am currently located)

2. Go to Portland for a concert by The Faint

3. Go to grandmother’s memorial service

4. Go to New York to see my girlfriend for the last time before I am gone for possibly a year

5. Maybe learn some Korean… which I have no knowledge of

Overall the list looks like not much but I think it will take a bit of time. For now I think I will go buy some new clothes, either way its time to go out into the rain that comes down in beautiful British Columbia. Good thing I like the rain