I find it quite regrettable that the last entry posted here was the one about Crazy dying. Sorry, tumblr. I didn’t mean to do that. In any event.
September zoomed by due to a number of things. Excessive sleeping due to an ill feeling, dodgy internet connections, impulse shopping. I am behind on my photo uploads in Flickr, but hopefully I’ll remedy that soon.
I’ve always loved the word macabre. Something I’ve recently realized that I love is Halloween. It’s not trick or treating or even the costumes. It’s the pumpkins and the combination of orange and black. Furthermore I love Frankenstein, and I love the monster. Plus Halloween always comes during my favorite season - autumn. Which is pretty glorious here in Korea, but I believe I am forever spoiled by having lived in upstate New York for four years.
How are things? Good. One major failing - in September I had to move from the apartment that I loved back into the cramped one that I stayed in for a few days. The details are frustrating, as is the new living situation, but I’m trying to stay positive about it.
Aside from this, I’ve been out and about on my weekends with some new friends whom I like very much.
Work is about the same it’s ever been (which I’ve never addressed in this blog and I am starting to believe I am never going to.) As of September 1st, our classes and students changed. I’ve got a good mix, pretty much 50/50, of students I’ve had before and students I haven’t. Nothing so difficult as the one class of jerky jerks I had last term. This term’s material is also easier to teach just because it’s based on fiction. However, I miss feeling like I was really imparting useful knowledge on the students. Not that I don’t get that feeling now, but it is always more satisfying to amaze someone with something true.
I’m frustrated by my clothing because all of my pants are looking baggy in the bad way now. I have every intention of continuing to slim down while I’m here if I can, so I guess it’s just something I’ll have to get used to.
The other things I can think to mention are all geeky, so I won’t mention them. I’ll take pictures of my cramped new space some time. My boss said that he’s amazed at how homey I managed to make it so quickly. (This was the day after I moved in.) He also was the solution to my Crazy issue. I buried him in a box, and my boss took him to his apartment’s custodian for disposal. The original plan was a burial and appropriately enough, it was raining. But instead the boss went for the less time-intensive option.
I feel the need to post a song, so I’ll do that next. Here’s to updates and 5 months in Korea (!!!).