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:: Friday, May 24, 2002 ::

It's now the end of a long week in which I worked day in and day out trying to finish projects due today. I wrote an entire research paper and finished my computational geometry homework. Of course, in order to do this, I had to delay some other homework until this weekend which means I will be very busy until Memorial Day.

Bentley, my cat, or rather, Bean as I now call him, is doing well. He settled in pretty fast, and he's synchronized to I and my roommate's schedule. Bean usually sleeps with Logan at night. He wakes up three times in the morning. First when the sun rises, then when I get up, then when Logan gets up. After that, he spends the day by himself until I get home in the afternoon. Quite an interesting life he has.

Korea. After being unable to find a decent-paying summer job, I found an opportunity overseas in Korea to teach English. What do you know about teaching you ask? Well, not much, but I have been watching teachers for the better 80% of my life, so I believe that I may know some basics. Besides, the only requirements for the job is that you be a native English speaker and have a college degree. You need a college degree in order to get a work visa in S. Korea.

There is such a major shortage of English teachers in Korea because nearly everyone there wants to learn. The entire country is dotted with these tiny schools called hogwans, which are something like tutoring schools. There's a major learning ethic there. Most people know some English, but they need native speakers to help with their conversational skills and pronunciation. That's where I and hundreds of other foreigners come in. They usually do 1-year contracts with paid housing, paid plane ticket, and a year-end bonus, but since I'm only doing the summer, I get none of these benefits :(

I'm leaving for Busan, Korea the day after I graduate, so that's cutting it pretty close. It should be an interesting adventure.
:: everist 9:27 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 ::
Sorry I haven't updated in a while. I've been extremely busy with homework and such. 19 credits really kicks your butt near the end of the year. But don't fret. The end is in sight. After this week, I will have considerably more time.

Plus, after the term, I will be spending the summer in Korea! I'll elaborate on that later.

And yes the cat's fine.
:: everist 6:53 PM [+] ::