I was offline for the weekend so I have a little catching up, hopefully I will get to your blogs soon!!
I stayed at the backpackers Friday and Saturday night and on Saturday night was going back to the house I was saying in and tripped down some brick steps, I remember thinking 'oh shit' (actually I said this out loud as someone heard me) and thinking that I didn't want to hurt my head or back and even though it has been 18 months since I have done kung fu with any regularity (don't ask) the foward br...Read more
D'in, where are you? Help! I need a haircut, I'm starting to look like........
well I'm still job hunting and because the kind of work I want takes time to find I have an appointment for a supermarket - haha checkout chick Jaine, actually it's in the Deli and I have a job offer in the hospital kitchen. I don't mind working these jobs till I find something more suitable - I have to eat!! My accomodation is taken care of - I have been staying with a friend (and stayed with other friends too, to share the burden of me ) On Thursda...Read more
It's great to be home but it feels a little weird, of course it's cold and wet and its been really stormy so lots of trees have come down. The town feels a little depressed but I have had a great time catching up with friends and indulging in food I missed.
Fish'n'chips on the beach (Mission Bay) with my mum. I really missed F&C on the beach.
It was really REALLY goo...Read more
well on Tuesday I left my apartment and went into Busan, I finally braved the bath house and went to Hirsimchung in Busan which is hugh (apparently, I have no frame of reference). I must say it was great. I wondered round a bit and took the couch at a full backpackers. I must recommend Blue Backpackers for visiters to Pusan.
Wednesday, early I left and came home via HK where I only had a few hours. I had a lovely lunch with Boon, Mark and Ivy - thanks guys for coming!!!
well, as you know I have resigned but what I haven't told you is that the High School have allowed me to predate my resignation letter so I can return to NZ sooner. They understand I am returning for parental reasons. So I leave on Wednesday, will be in NZ by Thursday and hopefully Nelson by Friday or Saturday. Eeek it's all happening so fast.
My internet has been disconnected so I have to sneak into the English Room to use it so please forgive me if I'm slow at reading blogs, commenting and replying...Read more
yeah all the little random bits that I haven't spoken of, or spoken much about - you know stuff like.....
Squat toilets - somehow K only used one once and that was in her last weekend here in Korea, she wasn't impressed. Whereas I feel differently. I must have a weaker bladder than her (and used more public toilets) and of course I teach at schools with only squat toilets. Somewhere between 6-8 weeks into my stay here we were in Busan and I went to the toilet in this lovely little organic soy ice cre...Read more
Yep that's right I am total schmuck. I gave my notice today at the High School and I feel totally sick about it (but not as sick as I would feel if I didn't when I know when I needed to be home being a mother).
Why am I a schmuck - coz I pretty much burst into tears. Yip being the staunch stoic type that I am choke, gag, cough.
So in 5 weeks I should be home (30 days notice, a few days travel and maybe (if I can squeeze it in) a couple of days in HK). Part of me feels relieved while another part feels sad.<...Read more
It's Summer Camp and so I though I would share one of my High School summer class projects. The back wall of the English room is seriously boring so I thought some Graffiti art would cheer it up and that it might be something the students would enjoy doing.
one prior teacher did try with these ...Read more
I went tramping (that's hiking if you don't know) yesterday. I headed for Geumjeongsan (san is mountain) which is in Busan and according to the Lonely Planet, some of the best tramping in Busan. It was overcast and when I was on the tops it was cloudy but I really liked it. I had intended to go to a bath house after for a good soak but I took an adventurous route, got disorientated and ended up being a couple of hours longer that intended.
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