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Commence Countdown

55 days left in Korea.  Oh how time flies when you live in a strange land.  :razz:

It took me at least six months to really settle into this Asian environment, and now time is running out.  With less than two months left, I am trying to make the most of my weekends and free-time.

Most days, however, are just normal days spent with Seth.

That’s me laying on the bed listening to Seth play guitar.  Stacey took this picture.  It defintiely captures what I love about living here.  It’s wonderful to be able to spend time together.

We have plans of going to Beijing for New Year!  I get to see the Great Wall of China… how cool is that?!

Other than that, we’re making plans to travel for a few weeks after our contract is complete.  :mrgreen:

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The Lull

Lately it has been quite normal in the Land of the Morning Calm.   There has been a sea of new faces matched with a wave of familiar faces leaving Korea.  When summer session ended, schools brought in their new teachers.  Soon, even at our school, we’ll have a new co-worker.  Seth and I have been here for just about 7 months so we’ve had time to make friends and be sad to see them move away.

I believe the most exciting news I have to report is that we rearranged the apartment, again.  I think it’s working out nicely.  We got rid of one of our couches.  Yes, this tiny shoebox of an apartment had two couches!  Neither of us sat on this ugly-orange nasty couch with rips and tears that we taped with green duct tape.  That allowed us to move everything around, freeing up a huge area.

Pictures around Sanbon:

times Royal Azalea Hill at Gunpo IMG_0609

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Normal Life

Really, there’s nothing exciting going on with us.  This week has been “normal” living.  We’ve cooked some good meals at home and have been going to work.  Seth has discovered that he likes ‘The Office’… as he never watched tv back home due to lack of time, here he has some time to kill.  I’ve been catcing up on ‘Smallville’ and ‘Lost’. 

:mrgreen: Thank goodness we are both feeling better and have begun to adjust to the crazy 14 hour time difference.  I wouldn’t say that we’re completely used to it now, but at least we’re not walking around in a daze anymore like zombies. 

Dango I have discovered that I love rice cakes.  It’s not like the rice cake you’d think of… more like soft, puffy rice pasta.  They eat them soooo many different ways, but I really like them fried and covered in a spicy sauce. Talk about “YUM”.  This place, near our school, sells them 5 or 6 on a stick for about .40 cents.  It’s a great snack between classes.  I can run down, grab a stick, and be back upstairs ready for the next class in no time at all.

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