Six Months in Daejeon
I’ve been rather delinquent about posting daily. It was fun for a while, but eventually it just felt like a chore. As it is, I still want to post about stuff I did in China, but haven’t had a chance to put a post together because I’ve been doing the quick daily posts.
A couple days ago marked six months for me being in Korea. When I first came here, I never thought I would make it this far. A large part of me thought that I would be long gone by the summer, but now I am a little sad to be in the second half of my contract. I love how simple things here can still be an adventure. Every time I start to feel like I am finally getting the hang of things, something happens to remind me that there are so many things we take for granted living in an English speaking country.
I would be lying if I said I had concrete plans for what to do next. Every time I think I have a plan for the future, something comes up to change it. Right now I am looking at going back home in October (if my director doesn’t mind me staying an extra month) and heading to Johannesburg for about a month in December 2011. From there, I would head back home and complete a teaching certificate for teaching English. From there, I would like to return to Korea but to teach at the university level rather than in a hagwon. At some point, I will also start looking into grad school programs, although it looks like my earliest date of entry would be September 2013.
Sam and I go out for dinner fairly often, and after eating at the same four or five restaurants in Songchon all the time, we branched out last night and tried a new place. We had some kind of pork, kimchi and veggie stew, it was delicious. Songchon has more restaurants in a similar sized area than the market back home so it is kind of funny that we always eat at the same places.
Headed to Seoul next weekend for shopping and a cruise on the Han River, should be a lot of fun and I have my fingers crossed that the weather will cooperate.