Tuesday, February 26, 2008

today's snow. all pictures taken by hubby at ajou university campus.

i dare to think that we have more snow than in finland^^

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Move forward.

This week was really interesting. I have learnt that I'm not that anti social and it is not that scary to go and meet someone for a dinner/tea. Whenever I make an appoitment to meet someone, I feel somehow nervous that when I meet the person I will have nothing to talk about and the other person will see how boring and uninteresting I am. Quite often, I end up cancelling the appoitment but somehow this week I didn't and it was nice.

On the other note, we had a sneaky preview of spring. There were two days with the temperature around +9 and warm sun beams. I think I will love spring here. I can't wait for more of such days. From tomorrow on for the next four months I am going to work full time. In Korea, full time means 9h and with all the travelling to Seoul and back it will be 13h for me. If millions of Koreans can do, I can do it too. I just have to learn how to sleep on the bus and metro.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

it has been already half a year since i arrived here. im ashamed how little korean i can speak. -___- right now im really into cooking korean food. today im making chapchae and several side dishes. id like to learn how to cook sundubu soup (not sundubu stew) but so far i haven't found a person who would teach me so i will stick to my favourite traditional korean restaurant. i think i will search for korean cooking classes for foreigners^^

i've been looking for some new music and decided to check out amy winehouse. it turned out that i like some of her songs. i had no idea what kind of music she is performing. with no tv and no easy access to news im not that well informed. i dont miss tv. i miss an oven.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

i feel like i am hibernating. im really lazy and i dont want to do anything. not even things that used to make me happy. i just sleep, eat and put on weight. it is not a depression because i dont feel sad. i am happy. however, i feel like i have withhold all my actions and im waiting for something... maybe it is spring or maybe something else. i just wish to wake up and kick myself to do some useful things. right now im too lazy to even kick myself. i need motivation and inspiration.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Seol-nal (Lunar new year) is one of the most important holidays in Korea. Koreans get 3 days off from work and travel to their hometowns to spend the time with their families. I read that this year around 20 mln Koreans have travelled to their homes which of course resulted in huge traffic jams. Except Chuseok, it is the only time when Seoul is actually empty. I have chosen to travel to Gwangju which is located in southern part of South Korea. It was a very relaxing holiday and I enjoyed it to the bits.

Monday, February 4, 2008

today i woke up too late and everything went terribly wrong.

tomorrow im going away for a few days and i hope to come back in a better mood.