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May 25, 2009 | 11:19pm
Mood: intrigued
Music: Alan Jackson - I Wish I Could Back Up

First, some Korea nonsense: my Korea blog. I chose Wordpress, but I may change over to Blogspot depending on my mood. We'll see. Oh, and just as a reminder, I'll be crossposting all of my Korea-related entries in both journals, so no need to read my wordpress journal if you don't feel like it.

I put down July 1st as the earliest possible start date for working in Korea on the application for my recruiter. Honestly, I just want to get over there as soon as possible and not spend the entire summer sitting around/searching for a summer job. However, to have a July 1 start date I'd need my documents in hand, oh, right now. Yeah, not going to happen. I'm okay with that I guess. Probably it'll be more of an August 1/September 1 start date. I just wish I'd submitted my application earlier - I want to go now! Here's a note to future applicants: apply to your recruiter 2-3 months before you want to head abroad.

However, my recruiter has found a hogwan that fulfills my requirements in Uijeongbu, a city located just north of Seoul. Interestingly, it was also the town in which the TV show M*A*S*H took place. Probably this school won't work out; she'll need to send out my resume, they'd need to look it over, I'd need an interview, I'd want to look up information on the city and school and talk to other teachers, and with the state of my documents right now I probably won't be ready on time. Oh well. At least the possibility exists!

I also mentioned my desire of teaching at a public school. Honestly, I've heard some real horror stories about hogwans - but I've also heard some good things about them as well. I think I'd just feel a little more comfortable teaching at a public school. Of course, it's probably far too late to do this, but whatever.

When it comes right down to it, I'd be okay with either a hogwan or a public school. Heck, I don't even care about the city I'm in. Just as long as I'm not in Seoul. It's just a little too big - and, probably, expensive - for me. To be honest, for a change, I'm just (trying!) to go with the flow. Whatever happens happens, y'know?


Beyond that, nothing much happened this weekend. I ate a lot, fought a bit with my parents (ah, it's good to be home!), contemplated being productive... good times.

It's been a while since I last worked out/ran - first I had foot issues, then leg problems, then my thigh was bugging me, and now it's raining. Hopefully I'll get over this nonsense ASAP; with how I've been eating as of late I really need to work out.

On that note: anyone in DP/Chicagoland want to become work out buddies? For that matter, anyone want to hang out? I'm lonely and bored and I'm actually beginning to (gasp!) miss Kirksville. Please, help me get out of this funk!

I've been using last.fm radio quite a bit lately. I'm really loving the post-rock and folk stations. I've also been trying to find a station that has modern country songs, but I haven't really found a good one yet. Well, I'll keep on trying. (Me? Broad taste in music? Surely you jest!)

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