Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Today is Boxing day here in Korea. I am laying low. My washing machine is flooding so I am having to stick close to home, while I do laundry. A tad frustrating but I hope I find a plumber who speaks English so I can get it fixed.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Decision Time

So I have a choice to make. My hair is finally long- past my shoulders. First time in YEARS! Problem is- my back is breaking out in exzema because of the wet hair thing. So the question is- do i cut my hair or do I just deal with the back issue.Hmm. It's taken me a long time to get the hair long! I dunno

Friday, December 17, 2010


Is in less than one week! EEPS! I hate the holidays! I HATE THEM! I am depressed. Full on depressed. I don't want to be here. I need to go home. I need to go home soon, I needed to go home yesterday!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holy Batman it's cold~~!!!

OH MAN! It is freezing COLD outside! I have my heat cranked to 30C and am wrapped in blankets. Yet I am still frozen to the core!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

11 days until christmas

So I decided to not be so grinchy and buy my students(all 400 and something of them). I bought each class a MASSIVE bag of Tootsie pops- 200 in one bag. The grade 5 classes were a bit greedy- and damn near attacked me like savage beasts. The grade 4 classes were so EXCITED! Tomorrow I see my grade 3 students and I am super excited to see their reactions. I know it's just candy- and nothing serious- but I have a letter to each class from Santa Claus taped to each bag.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thank goodness for weekends

I am excited for vacation. I am liking my job. I really do. I know all jobs has it's quirks- as do all people. The kids are cool. The kids are all right,

Monday, November 29, 2010

One Month....

Well I;ve been at the new school for a month now. I am just not feeling it AT ALL. GRRR. I'm just not feeling it AT ALL. I go home in January for vacation. I can't WAIT! My mind is off in another world and my body wants to follow. I think I am done with Korea.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

2 days

I have 2 days left at the high school. Mixed emotions- I'm excited, nervous, sad, happy This is going to be my last year in Korea. 4 years is long enough. I am thinking about Mexico or Thailand. I'm also thinking about China- but not so much. We'll see in a year!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Down to one week

Just over one week left at the high school. I got the elementary job I applied and interviewed for. I found on October 13th. I am SO Excited. So relieved. So happy! My stuff is at immigration right now getting the visa transferred and new ARC card. SO SO SO SO much stress off me right now. OOF. I can't wait! Good news- I get to stay in the same neighbourhood! Very happy about that!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Welcome to October

Happy October 1st! Where the hello has the year 2010 gone?!!!!???? Seriously! My contract finishes in 24 days- 3 weeks. Still no other job! I'm so freaked out! I had an interview yesterday and I am hoping that it went well!

Goodbye September

Well today is September 30th- last day of the month. It's officially fall! Where is time going? It's going by so fast! '
I had an interview today at an elementary school. Seemed to go well! Keeping fingers crossed!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Welcome to September

Well September has come in with a bang! Well at least a few typhoons here in Korea and Hurricane Earl on the east coast of Canada.

I am missing both my grandmothers like hell right now. It's weird how emotions work. I mean my Grandmother McGrail has been dead for 22 or 23 years now. A long time and I barely knew here. My Nanny Pritchard has been dead for 7 or 8 years now. I miss Nanny a lot. Every once in awhile they both pop into my head. If Grandma was still alive she'd be like 88 or 89 years old. If Nanny was still alive she'd be 83 or 84. Old old ladies. I wish they could see how life had turned out for their kids and grandkids. I think Nanny would have been the more adventourus of the two and would have traveled to Korea and Nicaragua. Nanny would have loved Nicaragua I think.

Any way enough of that. I'm at work and about to burst into tears.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

August almost done

Holy bat crap! August is almost done.
I have a wicked head cold! WICKED BAD! I am currently sitting in my apartment, with kleenex shoved up my nose- trying to alleviate the pressure in my sinuses. I am insanely crabby and I have to work tomorrow. I hope that it clears up a bit by tomorrow so the students don't get a crabby assed teacher~

Still no word on renewing my contract. Trying not to panic nor overreact. Keeping a smile on my face. I like where I work. I like the students. I hope it all turns out well in the end!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August is almost done

How in love of you know who, has August gone by so damn fast!? Seriously!? Man- it's scary.

The 2nd semester starts on Monday. Happy and excited. My contract expires in 2 months and one week. There is a good/strong possibility that the school will extend my contract for another year. I find out for sure next week. Keeping my fingers crossed. My gut has been in knots for week. I hate this not knowing part. I want to know so I can make plans accordingly. It's a "hurry up and wait game" now. It's a game I don't like but can't change. I can't force anybody here to work/figure it out any faster.

Still on my gym kick. Weight lost: nothing. GRRR! Trying to stay focused and not lose hope. Had a great hour long speed walk last night. I didn't stretch enough before or after so today my legs and hips are a bit sore/tight. My own stupid fault- I know better! I am going to have a late lunch/early dinner on my way home from work and then I am going to have a late-ish workout tonight. Gotta keep on it. Gotta lose this weight. Gotta keep my head on straight.

In the whole "clean up my life" effort, I've also cleaned my house and personal life. I dejunked my apartment here in Korea. I've cleaned up my life- friendship wise. There were a couple of "friends" who were really weighing me down emotionally- and now they're gone. Out of my life. Harsh- yes; necessary- VERY MUCH SO. To be totally healthy- all aspects of my life have to be healthy!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Happy August!

Friday, July 30, 2010

last day of july

last day of july.
3 weeks until school starts again. that sucks.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bad luck

Just got word that my car has been stripped. YAY! :(

Friday, July 9, 2010

Welcome to July

I thought June was bad. I forgot how gross July is. August is going to be worse. Oh no :(

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy June

Dear Lord. Summer has arrived in Korea. I HATE the summers here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Children's Day

Today is Children's day in Korea! That means so school! YAHOO! Not sure who's happier- teachers or students!

I stayed home today- didn't even venture outside! Lame I know- but I was just not so into it. I'm broke, not feeling 100%. 8 days til my birthday. about 12 until payday. yahoo. I am not looking forward to my birthday. I am however looking forward to payday! i hate being so broke!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

One month

Less then 4 weeks until my birthday.

Monday, March 29, 2010

End of March

Where the heck is time going? It's the last day of March tomorrow. WTF!? I hate getting older- time goes by way too fast.

I want to be a rich socialite! Seriously! I am so done with working! Je suis tres fatigue!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Is it vacation time?

I've been back at work for 2.5 weeks. I like my school, like my classes- but I am just not into it. I need another break. I just want to sleep for like a month.

I have a lot on my mind right now. I am not sleeping well at all. I need something to make me sleep- honest to god, real sleep. I am waking up at like 2 or 3 am every morning in an absolute panic. I then toss and turn until about 6 or 6:30 in the morning. Not so cool.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy March

Mid-March. My mood matches the weather lately- overcast and gray. I don't want to be around anyone. Everybody is pissing me off- including myself. I am pissing myself off too

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Proudly Canadian

We won 14 gold medals- 2 gold medals in Hockey! YAHOO!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Back to Reality

Back in Korea and back at work. Bummed- vacation went by WAY too fast. It was awesome to see my family and spend time at the beach. I developed an allergic reaction to the sun mid way through my break and was covered in a painful, itchy rash. FUN stuff.

I've applied for some other jobs in Mexico, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. I am leaning towards Mexico but if the one in Saudi Arabia comes through- I amy do that one. The money in Saudi Arabia is awesome! The money in Mexico- not so awesome.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Por fin!

Finally! My vacation has arrived. It has been a long time coming. I am incredibly cranky and tired. I haven't been home in almost 2 years and haven't seen my family just as long. I have been in Korea for almost 18 months straight. It is time for my mental health break. It is much needed and oh so long over due. I like my job- don't love it- but I need to be near some "normal". I put normal in quotes as Korea is not so unusual, it just isn't my culture and things sometimes just seem SO strange. It is a generally nice population and their culture is, well theirs. Can't shit on them for that. I am used to Canada and the diversity; to not being the minority- I know that sounds uber harsh but it's true.

I am currently sitting at the gate for my flight to Chicago. I have 3 hours until boarding time. I can't wait to get on the plane and sleep. I am so tired. I think the flight is 13 hours. LOTS of time to sleep. I am charging the battery to my laptop and I hope it is fully charged before I have to board.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Positive Thinking....

Is going to get me through this. Figured out the credit card situation. I am pretty screwed financially. It is going to take me years to restore my credit score. That's OK. I'll live. I'm young. I have paid off the credit card and cancelled it. I have one credit card left- with a very small limit- only 500 dollars. That I can handle. Once a month I will make a small purchase on it and then pay it off right away. All this in hopes of restoring my credit rating. THANK GOD I have my mortgage paid off- PHEW! One check in the positive column for me.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

2010 has started out with a bang

My credit card number was stolen. That's all kinds of fun. Smiling- I know I'll get through this. It's set me back hugely emotionally and financially. My credit is now for sure SHOT to shit. Going to take me years to get back into good standing! FECK!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Welcome to 2010

Well it is officially the new year! I survived and the world didn't end.