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"So I guess this is where I'm supposed to introduce myself. I'm a Canadian male teaching ESL in Seoul, Republic of Korea. This will be my second stint teaching ESL, only this time I'll be teaching at a High School, using my actual teaching experience to use. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me - no question's too small. Take care, and enjoy the ride."

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  • Sumjim pictures Monday, April 03, 2006 |

    My third attempt |

    Well, my well mannered Mac has somewhat failed me, as this is my third attempt at posting this reply - and it will be much shorter than the previous two just for the sake of me being tired of retyping the same stuff.
    Firstly, I have finished the story/letter on my trip to North Korea. If you're interested in reading about it (in a slightly bitter style attitude letter due to my bad mood when I wrote about the trip) then drop me an e-mail at bwildschut(at)gmail(dot)com. Its a little long, and I dedicate the whole four pages to john, because john-john, my beloved Chicago euchre partner, was the only person who requested the story. So for the rest of you, I'm expecting a few guilty e-mails saying something about how interested you are in hearing about my trip, yada yada yada. he he - I'm laughing, so don't think that I'm serious at all.
    okay, onto other pressing issues. I also posted some more pictures from another recent trip I took with my friends, to a city I don't even know the name of - regardless of that fact, it was an awesome trip with my Korean friends, who I should mention are not only amazing, but also all single. So if you're in the market for someone special, look no further than these wonderful friends of mine (well, all except one) you can see the pictures if you click on the pictures, and type in my picture site password.
    Thirdly, I've lately been under quite a bit of stress, and even people who remark about how calm and collected I always look have pointed out that I've been looking a little ragged lately. For those of you who have an extra second of prayer, I would appreciate it, because there are a few issues at my school, one of which indirectly involves me and some people I hold dear, and its been somewhat of a burden on me. Its made me question the validity of working for an establishment when you're the only one who is having fun, when everyone else is being driven mad by an incompetent supervisor, and fellow workers who would rather talk behind your back then to talk to you face to face; I only question the validity because when I wrote my contract, I specified that I could leave anytime I wanted, within a 30 day window (something they would have never agreed to if they'd actually read my contract..) So if you could just pray for me, I had a really good day today, and was able to get some things off my chest spiritually, but I'm hoping that I can keep things up, without suffering from burnout.
    Fourthly, I'm currently in the midst of developing a full website, outside of this blog, so that I have more freedom to be creative, and show things that I can't show now due to space restrictions, and the fact that what I'm using now is free. I hope to have it up and running in a month or so, so if you are patient, then hopefully something better will show in due time. If you have any links to sites that you think have cool ideas, then feel free to drop me a comment about the website and location, because I can use any ideas that are out there.
    Otherwise, things for me are going good. My parents are coming up in less than two weeks, and I'm surprisingly excited, even though its going to make my life busier than I will have ever been since I have been here. Its been a little stressful trying to plan things for them, and I'm nowhere near done (I hope they're not reading this). My next post will probably not be for a little bit, or until after they go back home. I've got myself a present coming; sort of a little one year anniversary gift for myself - a new digital camera - so I will be certainly taking more pictures once it arrives.
    take care all, and God bless -