Friday, March 14, 2008


Haven't been able to post lately because I've been unbelievably busy. But good busy. I'm working on two book series simultaneously which is harder than I thought, but I think I can do it. It's only until the end of May, at which time I can take a couple of weeks off to breathe. Until then, though, I'm not leaving the house too often. I teach all day on Monday, and I occasionally go out for coffee with a friend. That's about it. I don't even have time to knit or crochet, which is the worst part! I started a vintage doilie a few weeks ago and I'm still not done. Saturday, the Ravelry Doilieheads group doilie crochet-along starts, so I'm hoping I'll enough time to join in on that. The pattern looks simple enough.
My big news today is that I'm getting a piano tomorrow. Someone on Daves is selling theirs and it looks like a good deal. I really don't have any room to put it, but I'll stash it somewhere until after May, when I have time to play it. Luckily it comes apart easily. Very excited about that. Now I just have to get my sax over here...must be quite dusty now at my parents' place.

Last weekend I had a late housewarming party. Sejin and I had been meaning to have one ever since we moved in, but we kept putting it off. Finally we decided to have a potluck, and it was a success. Around 17 people showed up and everyone brought something delicious. Most people left around 11:00pm, but a few stayed on much later. We hit the noraebang, which is only fun late at night, and had a blast. I'm not much of a singer, but it was fun to watch Sejin and the others.

Sejin has discovered a niche market in Korea, which is selling insurance to foreigners. It seems a lot of foreigners actually want extra insurance, but it's really hard to find a representative at any company that speaks English. Furthermore, from what people have told me, many companies prefer not to sell to foreigners at all, which is really dumb. Although Sejin will not make much money selling term life contracts to foreigners, he enjoys speaking English, dealing with foreigners, and helping them make their lives easier. Slowly, he is becoming aware of the many inconveniences foreigners face in Korea, and I think he takes pride in helping them through it. He's very excited actually.

That's about it for now. I am now going out to meet Meg for a coffee and I'll have dinner with Juyeoun, my friend and language exchange partner.

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