Tales of Woe…Or How I Seem to Have Spent the Last Month Ill…

So, as I noted in my last post, I didn’t really post at all last month. Even this has taken me a day longer to get up than I planned. Why? Because I seem to be ill with…something. Even the doctor, who I was visiting last night, seemed to be confused. The problem is I had a cold but I also have mega-allergies to pollen and dust. Because when you have allergies, you have to make sure they are the lamest allergies possible.

The multitude of pills I am on (18 a day) combating this make me feel like Jordan Belfort from Wolf of Wall Street. I take 5 different pills three times a day for my cold symptoms, an anti-histamine once a day for my allergies and currently take two Stablon a day to help me battle depression and anxiety. The good thing was all of these pills ended up costing me almost nothing (visit to doctor and all my medication cost me 9,800 won). I am a little worried as I only have Stablon for 15 days and anti-depressants normally take several months before they become affective. I have to research the tablets more (not an easy task as they don’t seem to be available in English speaking countries). But, my dear readers, don’t worry about me. I will be fine.

This is my life right now…

What else have I been up to? Well, we finally started back at school this week. I haven’t taught a proper class since November. Going up and teaching again has reminded me why I loved it here so much until we were on a holiday/desk-warming marathon. Desk-warming, for those that don’t know, can only be compared to a slow torture. Lesson planning can only take up so much time…But I was one of the lucky ones allowed to work from home this winter instead of being at school alone. My current mental state also meant that my already limited attention span was almost non-existent. More on my attention span later though. I have an entirely new First Grade and walking down a corridor right now is the closest thing I will ever get to being Ryan Gosling. “Ohhh! So handsome!”. Walking to the bathroom yesterday took much longer than normal, as I handed out high-fives and hellos to pretty much every kid.

Me in Korea
Me back home…

What else is new? I am counting down to the holiday I have booked for summer. Yes. Finally, after seven years of great friendship, I am going to New Zealand to meet my amazing friend Hayley in person for the first time. We have discussed it and our current plans consist of either:

  • Go outside and shame everyone with our combined amazing-ness and style.
OR
  • Stay at her house, never leave the sofa and watch an epic LOTR marathon. For two weeks.
Needless to say, I am very excited about meeting her. It will probably be the best thing to come from the whole ‘Korea’ experience for me.
Lastly, I mentioned some attention problems above. Some of my friends here have pointed out similarities between me and people they used to know/teach with attention problems. This isn’t the first time this has happened. I have no idea if there is anything to it. But it has been playing on my mind somewhat recently.
Well, I have rambled on long enough. Check back soon for more posts. I will keep a more regular posting schedule, I promise. Stay awesome!
Ricky

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