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December 5, 2010 | 11:14am
Mood: optimistic?

I'm alive, I swear.

1. I asked my boss if I could renew my contract for another year and he said yes. I will receive a significant raise in salary (significant by my standards) and I will hopefully be able to get the entirety of Chuseok week/September break off. I was honestly planning to move to Seoul, but my reasons were pretty flimsy. In Gwangju I have a decent job, a good apartment, and good friends. It would be stupid to move. I'm sure I'll regret my decision soon enough.

2. I hate Christmas. Waste of time. Can't everyone be Korean about things and ignore the holiday?

3. I was supposed to go to the DMZ this weekend but I realized I'd spent too much money this month. No more than one big expenditure per paycheck.

4. Travel plans for 2011. I have several decent-sized breaks next year. Here are my current plans. Note: for a number of reasons this will change at any given moment.

February, 5 days: Hong Kong or Japan. In other words somewhere close and cheap.
July, 9 days: Cambodia and Vietnam. My mom WILL come for the whole month if I have to fly to America and drag her back. I think these countries would be a good option for her.
September, hopefully +9 days: Borneo: Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia. If I get off a full week I will do this trip. If I manage to get off more than a week - depending on if I can use my sick days - I will do a Borneo and all-over Malaysia trip. Alternatively I will do RUSSIA (!!). Or India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Or all over China, including a trip to Tibet. Very up in the air. So many places to go, and so little time to do it!

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LadyEquinox

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from: ladyequinox
date: December 5, 2010 08:55am (UTC)
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Why don't you go somewhere, like Tokyo, for your four day vacation during Christmas if you hate the holiday so much. It wouldn't be a waste of time if you gotta travel somewhere cool!

~Nox

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Amanda

pie?

from: amandas2006
date: December 7, 2010 08:52am (UTC)
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I also think that you should bake a pie someday. They are so delicious :D I baked 3 for Thanksgiving - apple, sweet potato, and chocolate pecan

That's amazing that those travel plans are for just next year. So many countries!

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Adam

Re: pie?

from: aodh
date: December 9, 2010 03:48pm (UTC)
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Well, baking a pie is difficult here-- no oven. But I can make a no-bake pie. Planning on making a peanut butter pie one of these days....

I hope it all happens. I should be able to add at least 2 more countries to my list....

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.sara.

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from: andendquote
date: December 7, 2010 04:33pm (UTC)
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you never cease to amaze me.

congratulations on the contract! you deserve every positive thing that comes your way, my friend.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: December 9, 2010 03:48pm (UTC)
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thank you so much Sara! The same goes for you :)

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