Archive for September 6th, 2008


Today was pretty lazy, other than the irritating incidents this morning.  I hung around the apartment until the afternoon, and then I went and drove my circuit of Jindo dogs that I like to visit (2 breeders and 2 solitary dogs).  I try to socialize and sometimes feed the some of the less-than-cared-for Jindos on the island, and it feels like it gives me a purpose.  Plus, some of my students have given me some sort of highly unflattering Korean nickname that I believe translates approximately as “dog-girl”, and so if they’re going to call me that, I might as well live up to it.

I went to the grocery store and got some dish soap and another bag of dog food, and then headed back home to Gunnae.  I went for a walk just a little while ago in the dark, as it means that nobody’s outside to point and stare.  I don’t mind it most of the time, but it does get a little old sometimes to be a constant spectacle.

Tomorrow I may go to Jodo.  I wanted to go today, but the weather didn’t shape up until later in the afternoon.  It takes me about 40 minutes to drive to the ferry, and I don’t particularly want to get up hugely early, so I’ll have to check the schedule.  I emailed the high school teacher (who speaks essentially fluent English and is really friendly), since she said she wanted to hang out sometime, but I haven’t heard back from her yet.

For now, have another Jindo photo:

Mommy, why does George look different?...

Mommy, why does George look different?...

I promise there will be less Korea-Hate soon…

So, this morning I got woken up at 6am by a knock on my door. It was a teacher from Gunnae (the school I live at) telling me that I needed to move my bike, as they were going to be digging up the parking lot in a few minutes.



Could they have not started at a more sane hour?

Also, shortly afterward, the new principal for the school knocked and then opened my door, without even waiting for a response!  Thankfully I was showered and dressed at that point, but…damn, concept of privacy, anyone?  This is my house, not my office.  I understand that yes, I should meet the new principal, as I’m still living on school property for another week or two, but…did it have to be at 8am on a Saturday?  I mean really…

September 2008

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