August 23rd, 2011

this is me

Deep and dirty (and thoughts on an epic trip)

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new computer: an ASUS U36JC. 13.3" screen, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM. It will be the best computer I've ever owned, and I'm especially excited because I did all of the research myself. I looked for reliable computers, I read the reviews and tests, I compared prices and computers. And it's a big buy: over 1,000,000 won. And by "excited" I mean "incredibly nervous." What if I didn't choose the right laptop? What if I made the wrong decision? What if there's something wrong with it? I live in Korea. There's no ASUS help center in Gwangju, and possibly not even in the country. I'd be screwed.

It seems to me that I am projecting general life issues on this. I'm sure my new laptop will be marvelous.

This morning I was in the shower, talking to myself in Russian (as I am apt to do), and said the word "cham." I realized it wasn't a Russian word, but I forgot what language it was. Was it a French word? I asked myself. Korean? English? I then panicked for a moment, wondering what language I was speaking, let alone thinking in. It was rather terrifying, I must admit.

I really, really, really hate my job. I love teaching but I really dislike my school. And my schedule. I'm going to try to find another job, preferably in Gwangju. Ideally I'll be studying at the university in the mornings and working in the evenings, but who knows if that'll happen. Gotta start getting my documents in order...

On that note, I've been fantasizing about a post-contract trip. Collapse )
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