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.





I’m like a real blogger now

21 08 2008

So I am like a real blogger now since I haven’t posted in a while. Anyways to catch people up on things, I just got back from New York, like 20 minutes ago, and went to Idaho last week. So most of my things from my list are now complete

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

Now I just need to learn some Korean… which I know for a fact won’t happen before I leave. Although I did read one of those Korean culture and customs books on the plane back to Seattle. It was, overall, not that helpful, but whatever it’s probably best I read it anyways. So I also signed up for classes today in the airport (best place to do that sort of thing if you ask me) and I am taking: PRE-MODERN KOREAN HISTORY, TRADITIONAL KOREAN SOCIETY & MODERNIZATION, and INTERNATIONAL TRADE PRACTICES, along with the beginning Korean class I will be placed in once I get to school.

Overall I am pretty happy with the courses I am signed up for, and the best part is that all I have on Fridays is Korean and no class starts before 10AM which is always a big plus. I am the anti-morning person so that is an important thing for me. So before Sunday (when I leave this place) I have to do some stuff, such as, buy a few more clothes, get a haircut, eat some good food, and finish up on video games. One of my goals while in Korea is to severely cut back on the amount of video games I play, which hopefully won’t be too hard as I will be busy doing all sorts of things.

Anyways I am pretty tired and I think I am going to go head over to my big cushy bed and put myself to sleep for a bit, as I have to get up and start doing some wonderful errands.





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