Well, I am living abroad...yet again. After Singapore, Spain, Turkey, Korea the Netherlands (and returning to Spain for a Masters) I've unpacked my backpack a little closer to home in Mexico. I live in Culiacan where I am trying my hand at teaching English to University and high school students. Below you'll find random updates as I go to festivals, explore my city or just feel like sharing a random story.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

80% into...and learning...

Today is a sunny 39 degrees...

Why do I live here again?

Anyways...I am about 80% done with my contract how weird is that?

67 more days in Korea...it just seems sooo fast! I just arrived here yesterday googling how to use a can opener (I've never had to use a manual one before!) finding my way around my apartment buildings (it was like a maze)

In many ways I've learned a lot (my Korean is way better...but mainly Konglish) and in others...well I still call tourist information to figure out where to fax things...so I guess I am still as lost as ever.

Oh well, that's life right? Once you know the answers the questions change :-)

Friday, January 23, 2009

My birthday :-)

So the day before my birthday I walked to school...in the SNOW!

After school I went to Eugene's where he made yummy yummy pasta alfredo... DELICOUS! He also gave me a hat, gloves and a scarf. Leona brought over a cake. And Tori came all the way from Daegu to celebrate!! At midnight we toasted to my birthday and I was yet again reminded of how grateful I am to have AMAZING friends.

The next morning I took a two busses to get to a winter festival in the north of Gyeongi-do! We all know how much I like festivals, but pictures speak louder than words so here:

Then we went out to dinner in Seoul and had some of the yummiest sam gip sal I've had yet!!! YUMMY

Friday, January 16, 2009

Well...that's depressing

So, as it stands now, I should have around 10 000 000 South Korean won when my contract ends in April. Maybe a bit more (when you take into account getting my pension back etc.)

This would have been about 10,000 U.S. dollars (maybe a little less) but now it will be about... 7190 U.S. dollars


That's a bit depressing, eh?