Greg generously helped me figure out my washer and helped tidy up the place.
Yay! On Friday, me and Greg traversed Seoul to meet up with a girl from Canada who had some stuff to sell- moving sale!
Alas, long story short, I had just gone to sleep at 7:00 a.m. that morning and Greg texted me at 10:00 – “Leaving in 20 to check out that stuff.” The night before was a co-worker’s birthday and I made it a personal goal to stay out as late as possible and get to know some of my co-workers better. Unfortunately, I do not recollect much of the night, aside from some people’s personal favorite drinks – Jack Daniels, tequila – and I probably left an interesting first impression for some.
Damn. But Greg had told me the night before that the girl had a washer and a fridge, so I got my butt out of bed (felt as though I had just gotten there) and as Mark says, I got off of my dead ass and onto my dying feet. We rode the subway to meet her and she took us to a storage place. She had a lot of stuff: washer, fridge, couch, t.v., coffee table, DVDs, clothes, queen-sized bed, fans, umbrellas, etc. Greg and I talked on the side and decided that it would be easier for everyone if we just bought everything. The girl had to leave Korea for Canada the very next day, so the best thing that we could do was just make her a solid offer for everything. We offered her $300 and she accepted. So for about $130 I got a great washer, huge fridge, some DVDs, bookcase, and a nightstand (it was unfortunate that I already bought a bed when I could have used the one we got from her). We had to arrange the delivery, but it worked out perfectly. Greg is just going to sell the extraneous stuff online or to other instructors.
So now I can freeze and chill things and right now, my place smells like a laundromat. I think this is hilarious because my apartment building in Oxford was right next to a laundromat, so the smell of fabric softener is making me nostalgic.
Yesterday, I went shopping with Elaine at Gangnam Market at the Nambu (sp?) Terminal. It’s an underground public market with everything for much cheaper than the department stores. A week or so ago, I went with Victor and got six beer glasses for ten bucks cheaper than our local store. So for $100, I purchased: one fleece blanket, medium-sized rug, trash can, frying pan, two cute shirts, one pair of shorts, belt, and some food.
Well, I had several days off this past week because of the holiday; even though I missed out on some money, I am grateful to have been able to get my apartment together… it’s beginning to look like a home! Now if I can just get my wardrobe to arrive here soon and get Zooey neutered, I will be set for quite a while. I am working on getting some photos of my neighborhood and soon, my fully-furnished apartment! Mom told me that I should clean up (after seeing my last photo of my place), but I don’t have anywhere to put my clothes yet.
So sit tight, photos coming soon!