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Friday, August 19, 2005


Sorry I haven't been posting much the last week or so. I've just been getting ready for my birthday/going away party (I'm leaving Korea on Aug.31st and my birthday is on Aug.22nd. I'll be 30 - eek!), and shipping and packing etc. Also due to the rain my ankle has been acting up sporadically so I haven't been out getting photos. Today I was at the pension office trying to collect 5 years worth of pension contributions and of course there were snags, but I think it's going to work out ok. I was also offered a job today, but I can't commit to anything right now - I want to go home for a bit, and think about what I want to do. I can always return to Korea, but I need to get out of here for a while and spend some time with my family and friends back home.

On Tuesday I went to Seoul to get my plane ticket re-issued, and I took a few relatively uninteresting pictures at the train station. I'm going to post them anyways, because maybe it's interesting to you if you've never seen the train station in Seoul. The new Seoul Station was completed fairly recently, and it is very big and shiny and modern. There were some protesters there, protesting something. This is not unusual - the train station has always been a popular place for staging protests, maybe due to there being large open space and lots of people to watch the action. During my first year in Korea I arrived at Seoul Station in the middle of some sort of anti-American protests and got a military escort through the protesters, into the station. It was quite exciting. I can't remember exactly what the issue was - maybe those middle school girls that were killed during a military exercise a few years back? Anyways, I just remember that some American G.I.'s were attacked in the street in Itaewon around that time, so tensions were a little "heightened", as they would say on CNN.

I'll post some photos from my party on Sunday. Other than that it will probably be a slim blogging week as I've realized that I have SO much to do before I leave, and I'm officially in panic mode.


At 1:38 p.m., Anonymous Priscilla said...

Get your groove on lade!YOu can do it.


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