It’s my birthday, today. So, I’d like to take this time to look back on the past year.
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014: I heard it from some of my friends, almost like a passing comment. “Did you hear about the ferry that sunk on its way to Jeju?”…….”There were many high schoolers on board…..they were on a school trip.” At work, it was the only thing some of my students would talk about.
The woman hands me the bus ticket, circling the pertinent information. Time: 2:40, Gate: 34, Destination: Suncheon.
It’s confirmed: I’m staying in Korea, and working in the same place for another year! Currently, I have no plans to go home to visit. I did request a 3 week vacation in September but I’ll be staying here. My parents are actually coming to visit me during that time! I’m pretty excited to share Korea with some one in a way that’s more tangible than this blog.
Seeing other people getting ready to go home or continue their travels in another country is rather depressing and not without
Sliding into a seat on the bus, I wonder if I’m overdoing things by going on yet another flower viewing trip. I’m already at my limit for people and crowds. I suppose that explains my silence during the 3 hour drive. Our destination: Jinhae.