Tagged by anotherampersand, and since I have some time, here are my answers to 85 questions after the “Read More”…
It’s only the second period, and the students have made the same joke of changing Ban-ki Moon’s first name (반기) to 방귀 (fart) in each period so far. This will always be hilarious to me.
I don’t know why I bother talking anymore to Replacement. She has all the lights turned off in the classroom except for the ones over my desk because it’s hard for the kids to see the screen. I explained that it’s only difficult for them to see if it’s sunny outside, which it is not due to the rain, and that having the lights turned off will only strain their eyes when they have to do worksheets and book work.
Happy fucking Monday.
Every time I kill a mosquito with my hands and there’s a smear of what I hope is my own blood, a little voice in my head wails, “Nooooo, my precious life force!”
Women Warriors series by maxre
A women only archery competition in North Japan.
A photo to make you miss summer: an evening on the canals of Amsterdam
Source: I_AM_STILL_A_IDIOT (reddit)
Don’t tell Edinburgh, but I sometimes think of having an affair with Amsterdam.
I am humbled that my 노래방 performance merited three separate mentions on Tumblr.
My mopey mood has taken a turn for the contemplative. I can’t really fully describe this feeling that’s been lurking in the background for some time now. I wouldn’t say that I feel like I’m in a rut. I’m definitely not discontent, as hard as that may be to believe. My life at the moment is pretty much where I want it to be for now, and there are no plans to disturb it. What I feel is missing is the sense of striving. If I think about life before Korea, it was just one of striving to accomplish goals: to get into a good high school; to get into a good college; to go to grad school; when I decided that I didn’t want to continue on after my masters, the goal was to teach and live abroad. I’m very blessed to have accomplished everything that I had set my mind on doing. But, now for the first time, I don’t have anything to work for. There are smaller goals, such as improving my teaching and learning Korean, but nothing major beyond that. When I think about it, not having the structure and focus I had when pursuing a goal makes me feel a little aimless. Again, that doesn’t mean I feel stuck or unhappy with my situation. It’s just a feeling of “Is this it?” Is there nothing left for me to do? Do I just keep going and then marriage? Will that be it after marriage? It feels like my journey is done, and it’s definitely too early to declare mission accomplished on my life. Any suggestions on how to spark some passion in my life again?