Okay, so free internet doesn't work on Sunday, because I'm assuming everyone is at church. The proliferation of churches here is a little bit like Starbucks. Often a church is within a few feet of another church, of the same exact faith.
Saturday I had a little bus adventure on my way back from Home Plus+
. It's about a 45 minute bus ride from where I used to live, but now that I live about 20 minutes in the other direction, the bus ride is half the time, which is nice. I spent about 43 dollars on groceries (and here, eating out is often cheaper and you don't have to worry about separating your food waste into different bags) which consisted of Sick Food: morning toast, butter, two boxes of tea (ginger & ssanghwa), ramen, rice, curry, yogurt, blueberry milk, some protein, and frozen korean leek squid patties.
Stuff that's really easy to prepare and stretch out with a little bit of imagination for a week or more. And also, I really am going to Seoul next week and getting paid too, so I'll be able to take a break from teaching and maybe recuperate better from this annoying chest cough/cold/flu/I GOT SHOT IN THE ASS FOR THIS? thing.
So I was loaded down with my envirosax (thanks to amezri
! and on the bus and all was well until I scooted over to let an ajumma sit next to me. I ended up missing my stop and I thought, oh, that's okay, I'll just walk a little longer, no big deal - except my bus drove past the overpass into the next block and there are no pedestrian walkways back - you can only safely get back to my neighborhood by taking another bus back. So after a few aborted attempts to scout/jaywalk routes back, I muttered, sonofabitchkoreaistryingtokillme
and got the bus back and then missed my stop there, but just ended up walking a little longer. And then to my house, which has no elevator but these charming, steep stairs. Which makes me wonder how the hell I'm going to get my suitcase and all that down it when it comes time to leave - whether it's a year from now or another month from now, if my recruiter is serious about getting me my own place to live.
oh!( So I walked into a Korean ER Friday Night )
I downloaded the Japanese twitter drama Friday in about half an hour (even at a fair connection, Korea's internet speed puts cable at home to shame
) and watched it Raw. It's a total Issues drama, but since I'm mostly used to the Asano Taeko school of hackery, I'll be interested to see if Eriko Kitagawa is a bit more subtle. I totally approve of Jaejoong being all earnest and woobie and ADORABLE, by the way.