Can't believe it's the end of Thursday. I woke up this morning thinking it was Wednesday. I intended to swim, but my upper body was sore from pullups. Will try again tomorrow. I am organising the entries for 2 triathlons, which provides some incentive to get some exercise.
School was interesting. Plenty of eye candy at school, and also other candy in the hands of grubby little fingers. Best avoided.
I was a bit more laid back at school today, and it seems to make a bit more sense to do it since the whole school seems to be a glorified baby sitting insitution, and learning English is purely incidental. It goes against my grain to be so lax, but then I am not going to be The Evil Lord in every class.
In one class there was a little boy wearing a green shirt, and in my best Evil Emperor imitation I said, "I've been looking forward to this, my little green friend."
My lost key did not turn up, but a mother did, with some dakkok...or something...rice cakes. I am still so bloated from the odds and ends I ate today...from bananas to popcorn.
I've just returned from watching Revenge of the Sith in the cinema. An audio-visual feast,but the cinema was only a quarter full.
At the end of the movie the guy next to me clapped. There was a whole bunch of western guys that I'd never seen. I tried to make conversation but each time was interrupted. There's a disproportionate number of westerners here who don't know how to communicate. They either talk you to death, or their eyes glaze over when you say something. I have to admit, my eyes also glaze over when small talk reaches a new low, so perhaps I really belong here too! At least the Koreans appear genuinely interested, even when they can only fathom a fraction of what you're saying. Occasionally of course, there's the odd good western soul who is semi intelligent, and a good listener, but I have yet to meet him.
I called two Korean guys to arrange double dates for my colleagues. The one is busy and the other said I should call him again because he's not sure if he'll be available. Not quite the reaction I expected. I guess sometimes when you do someone a favor unexpectedly it doesn't appear to be one.
I was thinking of mentally setting a goal of doing just 6 months here, and then going back to South Africa when winter hits here, in other words, November. A lot may happen in the interim, but I feel it's an option. I'd like to start up some kind of venture in South Africa, but failing that, how about 6-9 months here, followed by 3-6 months there, year on year until I get my act together. I feel I can't stomach another winter here, or even just a protracted length of time. I need something different again. I do need to phase Korea out completely within the next year or 2. For my own sanity and also just to honor and respect my own talents and dreams.
Now I'm very sleezzzzzz...