Monday, February 28, 2011


I have not wrote a word since I got here.  I been too busy thinking about what's next?  Here is a list of things that have stoled my time from me.

1.  Where's my training manual?
2.  Where's the campus gym?
3.  Where are my friends on my floor?
4.  Where is my co-teacher?
5.  Where is an umbrella?
6.  Why is there bugs in seafood soup?
7.  When can I skype?

So, as you can see the first nine days in Korea and the two after that have been amazingly busy and difficult.  However, it has been mighty rewarding too!  I was at a univeristy for the first 9 days living in a dorm.  I eat dorm food (Korean style) with 400 international teachers and had classes until 8pm every night.  After that, we had to prepare for the next day and somehow manage go painting the town til 1am.  Yep, 9 days in a row of 1am.  I liketa run myself into the ground.  Despite all this, it was more than fun.  I've pretty much never met a bigger group of interesting people.  Lot of people from South Africa, Canada, UK, Ireland, New Z. and Australia.

After these action packed days, I finally arrived in Incheon.  There were 12 teachers in my group.  Most of the other cities had more like 60 teachers going to each region.  We were lucky to have such a small group.  Now, I've met my co-teacher and seen the school and my most greatest loft house.  It is sweet!  Living on the 10th floor looking over the city is pretty sweet.  I got to see my friends from before and meet there 4 year old boy Jay-gwan.  He's pretty funny and he tries to talk to me all the time. LOL! Funny!  I ate raw beef and bug soup, so I been livin' large too.  I went to a Western bar and it was lame.  Just a bunch of idiot who complain about life in Korea. LOL!  That's about it for now.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

So Far So Good

I've been stressed to the max the last few weeks.  It's just things that keep coming up.  First, the 'visa lady' calls and says that she don't have the right work visa papers and then I drive like an idiot to mail her some documents.   I made it to Kinkos or ever-what it's called now.  LOL!  I get there and mail it and it still ain't right.  I finally went to thinkin' that Korea ain't what's best or whatever.  I don't know.

However, the 'document lady' who actually helps decided to pay for me to take a train and come to Chicago.  Yep..., that's where I am now.  Crazy!  I took a train and it had some delays too.  Everything in this process involves delays.  I went up to the top of the NBC tower in Chicago and officially entered Korea through some glass doors.  It was so easy to walk up to the counter and ask for my passport except the lady who is in charge of the visas was on lunch.  It don't get more funnier than that.  No matter what I done during this process, nothing has went smooth.

So far, it ain't been the best.  However, it is far from the worst.  I have my job and a way to get there and I ain't had to pay for the transportation or most of the annoying and bothersome crap.  Here's the bad part.....!  I'll be so far.  I mean, Alasker wasn't even that far.  Let's hope the lame airlines don't steal my stuff or Big Sis either.  LOL!  It seems that each and ever time that I think about going someplace far, more family drama happens too.  I know I ain't able to control or fix any of it,  but it sucks that two of my favorite cousins and my mom has serious health problems.  This ain't been so good.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fear and Joy

I know I ain't been on here very much.  There's been too many things going on.  All of the things that made me busy have been making me not post.  Well, it ain't that simple.  In reality, all of those things have give me a reason to be stressed.  What is stress?  Why do we get it?  I've had several converstations with friends about this stress that has been poured on myself.  Most of it goes like this.... "I fear that............... willl happen and ............................. ain't gonna happen.  So, I pretty much convinced myself and still got a few ideas that going to Korea is not the best idea.  However, I'm also convinced that this is what God has for me. 

So, I keep a prayin' that this move will be as good as the last.  The Cold Hard Town was that indeed.  However, the blessings were far above what one might expect from a lame fishing town with drunk people everywhere.  I'z a scared to go to the doctor recently for fear that they'd reject my application based on health reasons.  I almost didn't sleep enough which made me fighting mad.  They ain't a good reason in the world for me to not sleep well.  I do believe that there's less of a reason to be affraid of my health.  The doctor give me more than a clean bill of health and sent me a screamin' out the doctor's office.  There was something in me that wanted a problem.  I don't know what that is.  I hate it.  I want things to go well and I want them to mess up.  Perhaps, that's how I stay so happy all of the time.  LOL

The joy that God has give me in the last 7 months is far beyond whatever I've accepted before.  I am usually able to get that Jesus does what He wants and that is good for me.  I'm not sure who or what stoled it from me.  I'm pretty sure that it was my own doing.  I somehow took from myself what God give me and then decided to not see it.  The scary thing is that I was not angry about this stuff.  It was just life.  I hope that I don't never turn down that road again.  I need to know that know that my joy is not from myself and was not produced by what I do and was not created by my mind or my actions.  That ain't easy!

I'll keep a truckin' down this road and see where it leads.  This is certainly not a road that I could have come up with my-own-self.  I promise.  I could have never made up my life.  It is so random and continues to be twisting and turning faster than I can even know which direction I am going in.  If you been able to read this entire rant... I give props! Peace out!