One more week of winter schedule left! It’s been terribly exhausting and busy and I’m more than ready for some changes. February’s posts may look a little ridiculous what with all the spa, sauna, and public bath trips I’ve been on. In truth, I’m feeling a little maxed out on places that make taking pictures so difficult. But I’d already signed up for this one several weeks ago.
This is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a while now. Korean TV shows have become more popular with each passing year and is now something of a global phenomenon. There’s actually a name for it: the Hallyu wave. Korean dramas started becoming more popular in other countries and many dramas actors are so popular they have become household names.
Happy Valentine’s to those who celebrated it! As for me, it was a day of miserable sneezing and water gushing from my eyes and nose. It was like an early tribute to pollen season, except it’s still winter-ish and I can’t think of anything new that would have triggered it. So, cold it was. I can’t decide if it was a good thing or not, to be sick on Valentine’s Day. On the one hand, I always had bits of chocolate to brighten my day and get me from one class to then next; on the other hand, I couldn’t taste much of anything.
Week 46 started with the visit to the dentist I mentioned in an earlier post. We’re now halfway through the winter schedule at work. It’s the busiest time of year and I will be heartily glad when it’s over.
Saturday I decided to unwind at a jjimjilbang/sauna. Emily and I chose to go to a spa in Damyang.
Some of may wonder why I persist in counting the weeks I’ve been here. That’s a very good question. One I had to ask myself recently. Is it useful, especially considering my intention to stay here another year? Will I continue to count the weeks obsessively just to prove I can count that high?
I pondered these questions and came up with a few answers. Frankly, I like when things are organized in a way that makes it easier to access the exact information later. I’ve organizing by topics a little bit but when you ramble as I tend to do, it’s not unusual for each post to contain multiple topics. The easiest method of organizing for me is chronologically, with a chapter title of sorts to give the post a meaning beyond the number.
At some point however, does it become useless? I rarely post more than once a week and try to avoid posting more than once in a day. People can just as easily look at the calendar to see the where things stand in time.
I do intend to continue counting until I arrive at the 1 year mark. After that, we’ll see.