I wish I had more free time, but training is as intense as things go in Korea, and my Hagwon *Chung Dahm Learning* is no joke. If you don't pass your tests, nor do well throughout the duration of training, they will not hire you. Which means that you must pay for your stay in the hotel during the week, your plane ticket to Korea is not reimbursed, and on top of that - you must pay for your own flight back home! With that being said I am making sure that I soak in every bit of information like a sponge.
I'm blessed I have relatives here in Korea. They have been making the adjustment a lot easier for me, and it definitely wouldn't be the same without them. I had dinner the other night with my grandma, uncle, and two aunts (all from my mom's side). My uncle and aunts are married with two children each, and those kids (age 6-12) make me appreciate them even more. It's their zeal for life, and their curiosity that reminded me of my childhood. Damn. We do grow up too fast. Yet, you don't realize how good you had it until you graduate from school. Hah. Right when I entered my uncle's apartment these kids were jumping and screaming - seriously they were going hysterical! I felt like a pop-star or something. A child's laughter will instantly take you back to your youth; temporarily erasing all the stresses in your life.
Oh, and while pedestrians have the right of way back in the States, that is not the case here. As they say, when in Rome...
couldn't have asked for a better send-off! much love!
as the elements collide
star city building 2
peace n love please
a sitar, percussion, cello ensemble for the psychedelic mind.
a contract between two districts
until next time!