Hello Tumblr, it’s been a few days. Let’s see… nothing much to report. On Saturday night, BF and I saw “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” or whatever it was called. It was ok. Not really my cup of tea, and I was ready for it to end when it did. BF liked it though, so I dunno. We have pretty different taste when it comes to movies. After we watched that, we had some chicken and beer and went to sleep.

On Sunday we had to wake up earlyish to visit BF’s grandmother’s tomb. It was my first time to visit a cemetery in Korea. In this particular one, instead of burying everything underground, they had some stone tombs stacked on top of each other. Some of them had little plastic boxes mounted on them, like shrines. Some of the boxes had pictures of the deceased and stuff that the person liked. There were a lot of soju bottles included in them. It was interesting to see. We stayed there for a while and paid our respects, and then left to have lunch at a nearby restaurant.

BF’s stepdad always takes us to the best restaurants. We ended up at a BBQ place that had a large outdoor seating area. It was nestled back in a wooded area and there was a little stream and very traditional-looking architecture. It was shady and cool and very pleasant. I don’t know if the food was exceptional, but it certainly tasted better when eating in that atmosphere. I had a couple of glasses of beer at lunch, and after returning home, I slept for a couple of hours. BF went to get a haircut while I was napping. When he got home, we headed to Kyobo to find a new Korean text book for me. After selecting one, we went to a cafe and studied together for several hours. The textbook seems good, though a little easy, but the review should be good for me.

Anyways, I came back to Cheonan with BF yesterday. No other plans for the week ever came into fruition, and I wasn’t really trying that hard to make any. Yesterday was alright. I was alone all day, of course, but I was still feeling pretty sick. I slept a lot, cleaned BF’s house to my standards (must always do this if I’m to stay here for several days), bought groceries, etc. Today, however, the boredom is already setting in. I plan to study Korean… but it’s just hard for me to do it when I’m at home. I ought to go out to a cafe, but I’m having a really hard time motivating myself to even get dressed. Plus, I’m not sure where the closest one is.

Even if I do go out and study, I likely won’t be willing to do that for more than a few hours. That still leaves with with an awful large chunk of time to kill. I’ll probably take a nap, clean some more, watch a movie. I guess it’s good to relax like this every once in a while, but it’s really hard for me to do, haha. I’m the kind of person who always needs to be on the move! I’m going to try to embrace and enjoy this time. I know I sound ungrateful, and I know it beats going to work, but I don’t know if I can do this for 3 more days… @_@

My first day of vacation has been sufficiently lazy! I meant to get out of bed before noon and go to the gym. However, I’ve been feeling like I’m coming down with something for days. There was an annoying scratchy feeling in my throat and more sneezes than usual. When I woke up today, I definitely wasn’t feeling so great. It’s a good thing I didn’t go out last night. Anyways, I said a big old NOPE to the gym and went back to sleep for several hours. When I finally got out of bed, I was feeling much better.

All I’ve accomplished today is eating some soup and rice, cleaning my floors, and a load of laundry. I should probably get off my ass and shower since BF will be here in a few hours. We are going to see a movie and then eat something after. I’m thinking I’d better have a snack before then, or should I just hold out for popcorn at the movie? Big decisions.

Holy crap does it feel good to be back in my apartment, pants-less, A/C blasting, with a cold beer, snacks, and nothing ahead of me except for 9 glorious days of freedom!

While toiling away at the gym, I had been entertaining the idea of taking some Tumblr people up on their offers to hang. When I stepped out into the disgusting humidity and rain, I quickly decided that staying in was definitely the best idea. On top of the weather, I am pretty exhausted and would likely not function well in a social situation tonight. I’ve also been entertaining the idea of the Tumblr meet up tomorrow, but it’s been a while since BF and I spent some good, quality time together, so I think I’ll save the rest of the weekend for him. I might have to meet his parents on Sunday as well, and I definitely don’t want to be super hungover.

With all of the anxiety and uncertainty about my job swirling around me lately, I had some work-related nightmares last night. In the one I remember vividly, the principal told me I didn’t need to come back after vacation. I was upset at first, but then he got me drunk and we became all chummy. It was frighteningly realistic, so I felt weird all day at school. I had the small goodbye party for my students, and we took photos together. The rest of the day was ordinary. Then my supervisor said there would be a meeting to talk about the new semester… FINALLY!

So, now I know what I will be doing for the rest of the year. I will now be teaching 2 classes, and sharing them with another foreign teacher. I’ll teach one class half the day, and the other class the other half of the day. All of the kids are super cute, and this sounds bad, but their former teacher was really bummed about losing them, so they must be a good bunch, mwahahaha!

More surprisingly, my supervisor (the one I never get along with) was really complimentary to me in front of everyone. She said I was very popular amongst the parents, and that when the other parents found out that I would get a new class, they were all asking for me. It’s weird how things can do a complete 360 like that. Just last week, I felt like I was a terrible teacher, and now parents are requesting me for their children? Hagwons, I tell ‘ya…

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seahorseteacher:

If anyone is interested in eating meats and drinking 소맥 tomorrow night, holla! Vacation starts in less than 24 hours!!!!

Fine, jerks. I can take a hint. I’ll just celebrate alone! :P

Well, some of us don’t have…

I already have plans D: Maybe next time…