DN Life Update

Sup?  Been awhile. I have been thinking about blogging, but it is so hot here, I just get home and veg in front of the fan.

Basically because my apt – although big (3 bedroom I don’t have to share or pay for) does not have air condition.  I will have to get that portable air con/ heater/ humidifier one somewhere. That way whenever I have to move, I can take it with me.

This is what has been going on…

1. I may start a blog on one of my hobbies, or just post it here until it gets big enough. I stay at 4 or 5 star hotels in Korea for way cheaper. Like this one time, I stayed at a 4 or 5 star hotel in Myeongdong (shopping galore) for 4 days and nights for a little over $530 bucks.  The room I had was originally $220 a night. That room was big enough for me to do my running app inside.

2. I started locs… 3 times. This last time I did myself.

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Today’s agenda

Today was an easy day.

Doing some Korean foot soak that I got from the body shop. It is supposed to make your feet all smooth like baby feet. I am supposed to let them soak in e special solution for an hour then wash my feet again. Then of the next four to six days my feet will easily peel away the dead skin and then be smooth. I think I read it correctly. I am still working on my Korean so I got the gist of it.

Doing all this while detailing and deep conditioning my hair so I can do my new staple style that works well for me. Twists and all that take to long and this style takes about hour and has way less breakage. I can also be able to redo it after my workouts which is essential. Quick and easy because I have too much stuff I would like to do then sit on my butt all day messing with my hair, unless I really feel like it.

Doing a few loads of laundry too.

While watching a Supernatural marathon of season seven on T.V.

Update on the LASEK… I now have better than 20/20 vision so far and it has been only a month.

Kraft Maga – I found out from the Dr. that I can take the class and I could have started taking it two weeks after my surgery.

Update on my previous post… Met the last teacher and his wife and kid for a few minutes. I gave them their stuff and they gave me the extra keys to the house that they had and the electronic dictionary translator that belonged to the school in the first place. I think I may ask to get my locks changed. The guy is cute but he still gives me the impression of an asshole. His wife seems nice too and I now know whose hair I keep finding all over the place. Now that their stuff is out my apartment I finally am able to unpack and clean up the way I want to. I don’t know why I couldn’t in the beginning but I feel like the apartment is fully mine.

After I finish cleaning and putting away my things I will put a post of my new apartment. He said in the email the apartment was horrible but it is great in my eyes. I have three rooms, an office, a storage room and my bedroom that I have yet to sleep in because the bed is too big for my sheets and I want to clean up more. I swear they never swept under that bed at all there is such a layer of dust.

I also for no out that he had no control over the Kindy class and gave them candy all the time. They will find out from me that is not going to happen unless you get a certain amount of stickers for good behavior and participation. You get those then I will give you candy. He was surprised I had them in control in one class.

More updates later. I will be buying a new computer, desktop this time, to do my work and all that.

After that I will be concentrating on learning more Korean.

How is everyone?

– DN

Payday, bills, and whims…and a little bit on Cafe Guy and the Cafe

My hair is a little past my neck now. And I can put it up in a real pony tail and have a little bush. ^___^

Takes 3 hours to straighten though since I am natural and I think my hair has gotten even thicker. I am going to find a salon and pay someone else to do it.

Any way…

Today was payday. Some people were curious how much bills run here. Too pay all my bills in Korea it takes around $150 to $200. Depends on what I was doing. I was sick for a month and a half, since I was always cold I had the heater on high as well as an electric blanket. Now that I am better that should go down to half of what I paid this month. I had to pay 2 months worth on cable and internet because I inadvertently sent the bil back because the previous teachers name was on it. I didn’t realize it is the bill for the cable and internet. Here, you take over everything for the other teacher. If you want it switched or off you have to ask your Korean coworker, unless you are fluent in Korean. It causes less hassle. This month I paid around $300 for everything together and that is rounding up. I pay bills by the bill atm machine and it is so easy and I paid them all within 2 – 3 minutes. It is all in Korean, but I know what buttons to push. One day I will do a video, if anyone is interested in it. Plus, it is easy to send money home when you go inside the bank and do it. It goes faster if you done it before and have your receipt it cuts down time. They know me and they know around what date I will come in to send money and it takes about minutes to get it done now. If you miss when the bank is open you could transfer money to your overseas account by the ATM, but it is very complicated. Even the bank teller told me so and said it is easier and quicker to come inside the bank.


After all that I went to the movies in Suwon. The subway, metro and Mall is in the same building. Just go upstairs. I went to see Season of the Witch. It sucks and was boring (x infinity). I kept nodding off and so did the Korean guy next to me. Apparently, I can understand Korean when I am half sleep or not paying full attention, since I clearly heard his friend say “She fell asleep.” Was going to see Megamind, but I looked at the seats I could guess plenty of kids were in there and the thought of having my seat kicked…Umm…No. I’ll see it later.

Before the movie though, I went to the Cafe. It’s on the same floor as the movie theater so I don’t have to walk far to make the movie. I made a few observations, that I didn’t notice before:

    Cafe Guy wears a name tag, but I couldn’t read it without staring at him for a bit. I can read Korean but not that fast yet. I am working on it.
    There is a new guy there who watches me too. He is too young and too short for my taste. But he is a bit cute. I think this was his first day and he was nervous.
    There is only two pictures in that cafe: one is of fruit and the other is a painting of African Americans kneeling at a table with vases.
    I also noticed tall figurines of African Americans performing. THey are standalone ones that fit together. There are 4 men each playing a different instrument and the last one in the middle was a women in a red dress singing.

I am not sure if this is new or not because I usually sit on a different side. It was kind of busy today so I sat on the other side. The figurines are in the front of the cafe and displayed prominently along with the picture.

I am not sure if it has always been there or if it is because I frequent the place. I was distracted a bit. You understand. I am starting to notice more POC’s (especially Black) are being displayed in places I go a lot. I will keep looking.

Oh yeah, I bought a new computer because my main one is dying. I think I work it too hard. SO I will use my main for play and the new one for work…mostly and play.

– DN