Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring is here

Well, spring has finally come. The first rains have fallen, the first flu of the year is here as well. Am being good though, taking multivitamins, taking fish oil pills, taking vitamin C, drinking lots of water, eating lots of healthy salad. I started Yoga as well, but have been so tired lately that I haven't been going consistently.

A year has passed already since I've been here and yesterday I had a strange feeling of being at home in this environment. People weren't staring at me, kids weren't scared of me, old people didn't try to talk to me about their son or daughter that lives in BC and speaks good at English. No, it was just a regular subway ride, with rushing to get a seat, with changing lines, with listening to music and taking naps here and there.

I feel strangely grown up. Not at all like I thought I would be like at this age. I find I'm interested in travelling again, now that it's not so terribly cold and gray outside. I still am unsure of what I'll be doing next, but I'm not worried, I always figure it out and go the right way.

I am happy and grateful to have Ryan in my life right now. I have learned so much from him, about myself, about him, about life, about sharing with someone else. It's a beautiful time in my life and there are just no words to describe this wonderful experience.

It's a new year, and even though I'm still in the same place, I see it all through different eyes. It's all so wonderful :).

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I feel alive

Well, after a long time of not doing much, I've finally gotten the energy and drive to get off my ass and do something. On Sunday I woke up, waited around a little bit and then decided to head out. I didn't particularly have any idea where I wanted to go, so I looked in my Seoul guide book and it opened at the spot with the COEX Aquarium. Well, that was perfect. I got on the subway, went there, walked around the huuuuuge mall for about 1 hour until I finally found the Aquarium. It was pretty small, full of screaming kids, but it was still amazing. I saw many different species of shark, mantises, sea horses, and loads of very colourful corals and small fish. It was really really nice. After that I went to a play called "The complete works of William Shakespeare abridged". It was a comedy about all his 37 plays done in 90 minutes. It was OK, but I find they kind of dumbed it down for the Korean understanding and knowledge of slang and western humour. It was still fun to get out and do something like that. Today (Tuesday), I joined a Yoga class. It's free, it's in the building right next to mine, and the ladies there are all super cute. One lady, who spoke pretty well English started talking to me and helped me out with the registration and was explaining to me about the Aerobics class I also want to join. I feel good being out and about interacting with the people around me. On Saturdays there's a cooking class at the nearby Women's Recreation Centre that I'm also going to join. I am so glad there are so many things around me that I can participate in. I finally feel confident and comfortable enough to really immerse myself in all that is around me :).

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Well, what a wonderful way to connect with family that is far far away. I just spent about 3 hours talking to my sister, my mum, my dad, my aunt, my gramma and my cousin, online, almost all at once. We used video and audio to. It was amazing, I was a bit shy and kind of taken by surprise at how amazing it actually is. This kind of stuff was only a thing for science fiction movies, where you would call someone and you could see them live on the other side. Well, here I did it and it was free too. Not the best sound and video quality, but well, it's gonna get better. It was nice to talk to them, even though we didn't really have many new things to share and talk about, but it was just nice to talk to them and see that they still remember you and care about you and remember things that happened a long time ago. I hope I can visit them in Europe this year.