In 2011, I knew I had to come (again, that is). There were many reasons. For some reason, I took a lot of "audio books" that I copied from the Arlington library, but I ended up listening to very few of them. Maybe only two. Of the clothes I arrived with, relatively few are left. I have more money in my bank account now. I know more about Korea.I've seen more places. I've seen more people. I'm not sure if I am a more confident teacher. My ex-coworker M.R. (in Korea since 2004), who was said to resemble Steve Job by many students, was so antagonized by management here that he felt "working in Av**** has caused me to become a much worse teacher". I sympathize with him, and I fear the same.
I don't know where I am going with this wandering retrospective, but...Oh, and somewhere along in there I got the idea to do a big hiking trip across South Korea, which I will begin on September 16th.
Ever since I've been able to "see the end", I've been doing various things I need to do to "get my affairs in order", and have not had the energy or desire to update this thing. Oh, right, I also started this blog in the two years I've been here, but have not much publicized it.
I still have never eaten dog nor "still-living octopus" (산낙지), but I could if I wanted to without much trouble.