Besides packing, the only aspect of my journey that has been frazzling me is obtaining my work visa. Last night, Drew, my recruiter, finally obtained the code that I need to contact the Chicago Korean embassy and e-mailed it to me. So now I must ship the code, two passport-sized photos and my actual passport to Chicago to get stamped for my visa and have it returned to me. Otherwise, I would have to physically go to Chicago myself – which I would LOVE to do, but Time isn’t that generous and neither is my P.O.S. car.
Oh, Joe just called from Taipei! Which is funny, because I didn’t intend to write about much in this post, but hey, just let me go. It’s about 11 p.m. in Taiwan and he and Luke just got to their hotel. I was able to speak to him for almost half an hour, so I am more than satisfied. I am also glad to have been able to intercept his call because I am off of work today – I’ve only missed one or two of his calls, but the feeling is pretty awful.
So today will be encompassed by a trip to UPS, probably selling some CDs, and packing more of my apartment up.
Yesterday I was at work, training a friend of mine on the register at the bookstore, when a student came up with their Fall books to purchase. I was scanning them, I noticed that one of them was Intermediate Korean…..WHAT! I was definitely impassioned.
“Miami has Korean language classes…. now!?”
Spanish kicked my ass for almost 2 years and NOW Korean is available…. the language that I am punishing myself for not learning a lick of.
Second, I am excited because the film “The Host” just came out on DVD and I was able to rent it yesterday. “The Host” is the latest South Korean horror movie that features a parasitic monster that terrorizes the city of Seoul…. I’m uber-excited to watch it! I hope to be somewhat hip to the pop culture of South Korea, but so far it is Rain and “The Host.”
Well, I have spent some time here and on the phone, so now I must definitely get moving if I want to be somewhat productive today.