all dark at 6.30pm

checked into the hotel to find that….weee! there’s decent wifi! and double weeee! hotel had KBS world. i was so dreading missing the episode of ‘Three Brothers’ tonight. I called Leen and asked if we could meet in an hour instead of half so that i could finish watching the episode.

we stepped out at 6.30pm, and it was all dark already. how quick?

took a walk to check out the neighbourhood, and found a supermarket just around the corner, and a great looking Tokyo Chicken Restaurant that i sure hope to try soon. It just looks like…..like….something i’d regret not trying i’m sure! but for tonight we settled for some ang-moh joint, so ang- moh in fact, that the waiter didn’t quite know what to do when we asked for a table!?

I had a bowl of noodle soup which was decent. but was more intrigued by the table-mats more than anything!

 
  
 i’m looking forward to exploring more of this city! 
i’m excited about work tomorrow- i went through my notes carefully, and i’m going to do a bit more background reading, just to make sure that all goes smoothly tom!

all dark at 6.30pm

checked into the hotel to find that….weee! there’s decent wifi! and double weeee! hotel had KBS world. i was so dreading missing the episode of ‘Three Brothers’ tonight. I called Leen and asked if we could meet in an hour instead of half so that i could finish watching the episode.

we stepped out at 6.30pm, and it was all dark already. how quick?

took a walk to check out the neighbourhood, and found a supermarket just around the corner, and a great looking Tokyo Chicken Restaurant that i sure hope to try soon. It just looks like…..like….something i’d regret not trying i’m sure! but for tonight we settled for some ang-moh joint, so ang- moh in fact, that the waiter didn’t quite know what to do when we asked for a table!?

I had a bowl of noodle soup which was decent. but was more intrigued by the table-mats more than anything!

 
  
 i’m looking forward to exploring more of this city! 
i’m excited about work tomorrow- i went through my notes carefully, and i’m going to do a bit more background reading, just to make sure that all goes smoothly tom!

it’s official…

i was stunned to find 2 distinct white chalk crosses on my suitcase as my bag tumbled out of the carousel at the Airport.

as far as i could see, only my bag had these crosses.

i groaned to Leen saying, i hope that’s not a mark to ensure that my bag gets checked at customs. maybe they saw something in the scans and were interested to find out what i had hidden in my bag? i was carrying a ridiculous amount of goodies for the training programme we’re conducting here.

sure enough. i was stopped. the officer asked me to open my bag. i passed him my passport, and just as i was lifting my suitcase up. he told me it was no longer necessary.

Lynn whispered later, ‘They changed their mind when they saw that you were holding an official passport. Prob didn’t want any trouble’.

*Phew*

it’s official…

i was stunned to find 2 distinct white chalk crosses on my suitcase as my bag tumbled out of the carousel at the Airport.

as far as i could see, only my bag had these crosses.

i groaned to Leen saying, i hope that’s not a mark to ensure that my bag gets checked at customs. maybe they saw something in the scans and were interested to find out what i had hidden in my bag? i was carrying a ridiculous amount of goodies for the training programme we’re conducting here.

sure enough. i was stopped. the officer asked me to open my bag. i passed him my passport, and just as i was lifting my suitcase up. he told me it was no longer necessary.

Lynn whispered later, ‘They changed their mind when they saw that you were holding an official passport. Prob didn’t want any trouble’.

*Phew*

wrong side

have you ever felt like you’re just going on the wrong side of the road?

i’ve found myself, now that i’m driving to work, stuck on a road jam-packed with vehicles, all going in the same direction. and we’re all inching our way forward. jostling with each other trying to cut lanes, to get out of the slower lanes into the faster ones. but really, noone’s really moving anywhere.

and i look across the road, and see that the road leading in the opposite direction that i’m heading, is empty, free-flowing and smooth.

all i want is to break away from the herd and to go in the opposite direction. but where would it take me to?

have you ever felt like you’re just going on the wrong side of the road?

wrong side

have you ever felt like you’re just going on the wrong side of the road?

i’ve found myself, now that i’m driving to work, stuck on a road jam-packed with vehicles, all going in the same direction. and we’re all inching our way forward. jostling with each other trying to cut lanes, to get out of the slower lanes into the faster ones. but really, noone’s really moving anywhere.

and i look across the road, and see that the road leading in the opposite direction that i’m heading, is empty, free-flowing and smooth.

all i want is to break away from the herd and to go in the opposite direction. but where would it take me to?

have you ever felt like you’re just going on the wrong side of the road?

quite weekends…

it’s 2.32pm in this busy office…i can’t believe it isn’t even February yet…i don’t understand why this year has started on such a horrid work note…i’ve got a ton of work to do but i’m just spacing out for a bit to just jot down some thoughts…

to keep me centred…i’ve been spending quite weekends at home. doing housework, workwork and just watching lots of tv and catching up on the news. i must be honest that i’ve been spending a lot of weekends at home watching 2 korean dramas that i just got a tad bit addicted to.

it’s all my mother-in-law’s fault lah! she’s a huge korean drama fan, and everytime i go over to their place, the have one of either 2 things on tv….motorbike gp…yucks…and korean dramas. so since we go over on weekends, i started watching 2 dramas – 3 brothers and terms of endearment. while 3 brothers is quite fun and i think quite interesting, terms of endearment is just a stupid show about a stupid girl who can’t decide what she wants in life….

brief summary (be warned of the numerous romantic and non-romantic entanglements):
girl, born out of an affair between a man and a woman, is brought home to live with biological father. step-mom takes out her anger with her cheating husband on girl. girl grows up to be unbelievably sweet and naive, and also (one later discovers) ridiculously stupid. girl hates step-mom, thinks she falls in love, goes and live with a man who promises to marry her, which in korea is just social-suicide for a young unmarried girl. she ends up pregnant, and the man in jail. she miscarries and starts her life again. falls in love with another boy. for another set of dramatic reasons stands her up. she ends up being courted by this rich, educated, handsome man. she hides her past and marries him. her happiness is threatened for awhile by a bitchy sis-in-law who threatens to reveal her secret but generally all is well until her hubby finds out the truth. he makes her life hell for awhile, and then forgives her. then her in-laws, who weren’t treating her really well in the first place, finds out and then all hell breaks loose. they chase her out of the house when her hubby is away. hubby comes back and begs her to come back and she refuses, cos she doesn’t want him to sabotage his relationship with his family. oh did i mention she gets pregnant? she tries to commit suicide, and then he tries to commit suicide, and she begs him not to. then he doesn’t commit suicide but she doesn’t want to be with him. then he gets into an accident and ends up in a coma. she could have left him then, but no she had to nurse him back to health, despite his family chasing her away. then just as he wakes up from his coma, she runs away. she pretends she has a miscarriage and demands a divorce. he divorces her and decides to fly away to the US. when she finds out he’s leaving, she decides she can’t be with him. runs to the airport but too late.

(btw this is only half the story, has the plot about the other sis too!)

last night was the last episode. i told hubby,’ just you wait, when he comes to see her. he’ll walk away, and just as he’s about to get into the car or something, a kid will come running out shouting- Oma! and he’ll know it’s his kid!’

and just like i said- it happened. just like that.

so stupid. stupider still that i watched so many episodes. i dun understand this about me. just like twilight- i know the book and the story line sucks…but i’m still addicted and can’t stop reading, or in this case- watching.

yeesh…

i’m glad my life makes more sense! now if only i can get out of this rut at work. =(

quite weekends…

it’s 2.32pm in this busy office…i can’t believe it isn’t even February yet…i don’t understand why this year has started on such a horrid work note…i’ve got a ton of work to do but i’m just spacing out for a bit to just jot down some thoughts…

to keep me centred…i’ve been spending quite weekends at home. doing housework, workwork and just watching lots of tv and catching up on the news. i must be honest that i’ve been spending a lot of weekends at home watching 2 korean dramas that i just got a tad bit addicted to.

it’s all my mother-in-law’s fault lah! she’s a huge korean drama fan, and everytime i go over to their place, the have one of either 2 things on tv….motorbike gp…yucks…and korean dramas. so since we go over on weekends, i started watching 2 dramas – 3 brothers and terms of endearment. while 3 brothers is quite fun and i think quite interesting, terms of endearment is just a stupid show about a stupid girl who can’t decide what she wants in life….

brief summary (be warned of the numerous romantic and non-romantic entanglements):
girl, born out of an affair between a man and a woman, is brought home to live with biological father. step-mom takes out her anger with her cheating husband on girl. girl grows up to be unbelievably sweet and naive, and also (one later discovers) ridiculously stupid. girl hates step-mom, thinks she falls in love, goes and live with a man who promises to marry her, which in korea is just social-suicide for a young unmarried girl. she ends up pregnant, and the man in jail. she miscarries and starts her life again. falls in love with another boy. for another set of dramatic reasons stands her up. she ends up being courted by this rich, educated, handsome man. she hides her past and marries him. her happiness is threatened for awhile by a bitchy sis-in-law who threatens to reveal her secret but generally all is well until her hubby finds out the truth. he makes her life hell for awhile, and then forgives her. then her in-laws, who weren’t treating her really well in the first place, finds out and then all hell breaks loose. they chase her out of the house when her hubby is away. hubby comes back and begs her to come back and she refuses, cos she doesn’t want him to sabotage his relationship with his family. oh did i mention she gets pregnant? she tries to commit suicide, and then he tries to commit suicide, and she begs him not to. then he doesn’t commit suicide but she doesn’t want to be with him. then he gets into an accident and ends up in a coma. she could have left him then, but no she had to nurse him back to health, despite his family chasing her away. then just as he wakes up from his coma, she runs away. she pretends she has a miscarriage and demands a divorce. he divorces her and decides to fly away to the US. when she finds out he’s leaving, she decides she can’t be with him. runs to the airport but too late.

(btw this is only half the story, has the plot about the other sis too!)

last night was the last episode. i told hubby,’ just you wait, when he comes to see her. he’ll walk away, and just as he’s about to get into the car or something, a kid will come running out shouting- Oma! and he’ll know it’s his kid!’

and just like i said- it happened. just like that.

so stupid. stupider still that i watched so many episodes. i dun understand this about me. just like twilight- i know the book and the story line sucks…but i’m still addicted and can’t stop reading, or in this case- watching.

yeesh…

i’m glad my life makes more sense! now if only i can get out of this rut at work. =(