I’ve only been in Busan for about ten days now, but it feels like I’ve been here for much longer. I don’t know whether it’s the fact that I spend what feels like an eternity participating in small talk at an English cafe for four hours a day, six days a week, or if it’s because I’ve somehow managed to adjust (probably not). Can I complain though? They say going abroad gives you the opportunity to learn from the locals, and what’s a better way to do so than being sat at a table for three ninety-minute shifts Monday thru Saturday, hopped up on either no coffee or too much coffee, engaging in simple conversation? If I sound ungrateful, this is solely coming from the fact that there are some days where the conversations are fun and lighthearted, while others feel a bit like I’m trudging through quicksand in the middle of a thunderstorm blindfolded – maybe being eaten alive by mosquitos, or something equally as uncomfortable. Is it obvious what kind of day I had today? Perfect.
It’s been a while since I last posted – I know; let this be a semi-regular occurrence until I have more free time (something I’m halfheartedly craving because otherwise, I feel as if I’d be too bored). Between work, tutoring, and otherwise adventuring and exploring the city, I haven’t had time to post on here often (or really at all, sorry). I’m hoping this will change soon – mostly because there’s so much I want to say, but I don’t have the energy to piece it together in somewhat grammatically correct English, which is either due to the fact that I spend half of my day listening to broken English, or the fact that I’m tired. I hope some of this is making sense, but I’ve been up since 8 am (which is ridiculously early here), and had over five hours of tutoring/conversation today – so my English is wavering.
While I’m still in the process of sifting through and editing footage from Seoul, my first video from Busan is now up on my YouTube channel, a new endeavor I’m going to attempt to take on … Keep in mind this is the first time that I’ve done anything like this, so I’m still learning the process (including being steadier with the camera).
Enjoy, and until next time!