Ullengdo, Dokdo and Chuseok.
So, I haven’t posted in what feels like forever. I am sorry. What with depression and things, I have not had much motivation. So, here it is. A new post. For a (hopefully) new me.
What have I been up to? Well, first I have been on a business trip. I visited Ullengdo and Dokdo. For those that don’t know, Dokdo is the island that Korea is in dispute with Japan over. It is a small chuck of rock in the middle of the East Sea. But, historically, has belonged to Korea (Japan even acknowledged this in the 17th Century). Whilst there, I got to learn the history of the island and the dispute. It is interesting and I suggest to anyone on EPIK that, if you get the chance to go, go on the business trip there. It is worth it.
I also made new, awesomely nerdy friends there. We plan to start having game nights (including D&D and Cards Against Humanity) and hang out on a regular basis. I think this will be good for me, as I haven’t really had the chance to nerd out properly since I left my best friend John back in the UK. I miss hanging out with him and this is as close as I can get whilst being here.
We also got stuck on the island for two extra days, meaning I had no school last week. It was pretty awesome and I got to know the other people on the trip better as a result. I had a blast and miss the company of the people there quite a lot.
For Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving), I was supposed to fly to Jeju Island but I missed my flight as I was stuck on Ullengdo. However, I managed to have a nice relaxing weekend at home (Cheongju) that involved going to CostCo for the first time and having an epic pun-off with my friends (I won because I pun hard). Apart from that, I just streamed a few games on Twitch and watched One Piece (as well as calling home). I am back at school now but tomorrow is Friday. Meaning the weekend. I can’t wait as I am sure I am supposed to be doing something with friends. Not sure what though.
Anyway, I hope anyone reading this is OK. I know I am. Stay cool.