March 11th, 2012
So I’m back on the web and thinking of blogging on a regular basis why not everyone else. I’ve got look into how I can get my blog out there for people to read and not just my Mom in fact some of the info I’m sure will not be for my Mom at all but she’ll get over it.
So I’ve been grounded as in medically grounded. I’m living at home yes as in with my parents, well they are in Florida right now but they will be back soon. I never in a million years thought I would move back to Wallaceburg, but here I am. Why Why because I have a blood clot in my leg. So its been 5 months since the discovery and I’m surviving but bored to tears.
This medical adventure is not one I was looking for but you have to roll with the punches. I’ve been taking coumadin now for 5 months and I’ve been working on dropping some weight, none of its going very well. I’m swimming often and eating clean but the weight does not seem to be coming off. I’ll just keep plugging away and keep trying different things to lose some weight.
In one month I’ll have another ultrasound and see if this blood clot is gone and if I can stop taking the Coumadin. If I can I can go back out on a ship and enjoy cruising. If I have to take Coumadin forever I’ll have many decisions to make about what I am going to do with my life. I need to shake things up.
November 24th, 2009
So my time in Korea is almost finished and I am ready to leave Asia behind. My next adventure – a cruise ship. I know its an adventure that I have already have but there will be new angles and twists to keep me occupied.
Korea has been a struggle but I have made some great friends and made some new discoveries about myself.
I am not sorry I came but I am ready to go…
August 5th, 2009
Too much to think about or maybe too much time to think about it…
People make comments to you or about you and don’t even realize that what they said impacts you for weeks….
People do things that effect your lives all too often – many times the ripples never effect the person who started the motion.
When things move too slow for me I think too much…no one should think too much.
July 27th, 2009
So Korea – some days you love it and some days you hate it.
Things are crazy lately and I have started living for my weekends. Life here is pretty mundane and the same shit happens all the time – its alot like Uni and I never really bought into that. I have recently discovered that I do not enjoy the whole work M – F so I can chill on Sat and Sun, not the lifestyle for me. I think it was an important break through for me. Living for the weekend not my style!!!
Hopefully things will change when I get to the beach.
July 12th, 2009
Well it starts with rafting and the DMZ, then an isolated island in the south of Korea and finally Mudfest!!!!
So rafting was not really white water but it was super fun and Roper tackled me and blew out my knee so that meant Bungee jumping was not an option for me. But screwing around in the water and sliding rocked even though not everyone thought it was fun the people actually playing were awesome!!!! The next day we went to the DMZ saw North Korea – including going down into a tunnel that was dug out of the mountains and used to move military across to South Korea. It was super cool – we visited the Iron Triangle which is a place where the most blood was shed in all of Korea.
Next weekend a bus ride and a ferry out to an isolated island with very little food and plenty of beer. Bijindo – a tropical paradise right here in Korea – nothing but sand and sea and a few korean families playing crazy games.
Next – Boryeong Mudfest – a muddy place on the beach with lots of drinking and lots of fun. It rained almost all weekend but we made the most of it and soggy or not partied in to the night with fireworks.
So plenty of long bus rides but loads of fun!!
Starting to like Korea afterall – I love it when I take charge of my life and things start to make me happy.
June 24th, 2009
Ok so its official, I’m moving to Busan!!! Not until August but that is just around the corner. I am super stoked and feel like I am starting another adventure. I knew I could never stay in one place for too long. I found away to move within my contract. The beach, the beach will be like 10 minutes from my house. Awesome, going to to hit the beach like everyday!!!!!
So things are cool here and the weather is amazing right now. I did another theatre project and won some awards and generally just having a good time.
The chocolate has started to show itself and so that of course makes things easier for me.
This weekend – rafting, North Korea and maybe a bungee jump, just a boring low risk weekend really….
June 12th, 2009
Well here’s hoping.
I have put the steps in motion to get myself off to Busan and out of Daegu. I’m so stoked. I think it will be a great move for me. New place, new people, better clubs, most important the beach. Might be a more expensive adventure – we’ll see. Right now I am very happy the process is moving. I hope it all works out.
June 7th, 2009
So this is what has been missing for me – A weekend full of dancing, good food, drinks and great friends. There were BBQ steaks, plenty of beer and soju. Poker until 6am, dancing until 7am – crazy spicey soup for breakfast. Lots of new friends and more dancing. Plenty of boys and lots of attention – what more does a girl need really?
Actually loving my life once again…
June 2nd, 2009
Still in South Korea and most days its pretty good but many days it sucks. I keep having the ups and downs – I don’t really want to be in Daegu but cannot find away to get out. Things were feeling better beause I had some feelers out for some jobs in Africa but now they have all gone soft and so I’m back to just being here.
What should I do next? I had a great weekend in Busan again and I love the group of friends I have made – although occasionally people are not what they seem and do not always have your best interest at heart. I guess we all look out for ourselves first and formost. Anyway, this is adding to my general unhappiness and I just need to do something else – the issue is what is that, what should I do next?
Time to start taking some leaps and jumps and acts of faith – faith in myself – I need to find that again.
Maybe I need to just focus on being here and not what I am going to do next – don’t want to plan my life away.
April 10th, 2009
lots of different things going on – the job gets more confusing and less interesting all the time and the majority of the advice I keep getting is “you care too much” “stop investing” and “let it go” – not sure this is what I am cut out for.
On a fun side – I had dog meat yesterday for the first time. It was good, looks like beef – tastes gamey and a bit like internal organ meat. I had it served in a stew sort of a thing. We went with a Korean friend, Rita and her male friend as we cannot go to the restaurant without a man. Interesting. He was impressed with the fact that I jumped right in and ate until my heart was content. Amanda enjoyed but did over indulge as I did. There is a spicy sauce to go with the meat and that was needed. The meat was lacking in flavour I thought or maybe it just needed to be BBQ’d rather than stewed in broth. It was fatty too but tasty – we ate a bunch of stomach lining too which was more chewy than anything. Glad I was able to taste the pooch.
Went to Gyeungju and saw the most beautiful Cherry Blossoms last weekend. Next weekend I think I am headed back there for a soju festival which could get messy.
Looking forward to new adventure that come my way and trying to find my next job.