Thursday, December 15, 2011
Fortunately I had this windows 7 cd ordered and already on the way. Now I have it installed and it looks great and feels fast and nimble. BUT it uses ALOT memory, so there is another upgrade I need to deal with. Fortunately RAM is dirt cheap these days, HOWEVER we are using ddr2 not the current and readily available ddr3 (which is cheaper than ddr2).
ARRGGHH. I want to change the language to English which is possible but will invalidate my copy of windows 7....something I ain't doing!! Oh well I try this game out and see what happens. It is supposed to be directx 11 which is a whole new level to gaming....we will see.
p.s Windows....you suck!
Saturday, December 03, 2011
My best friend and I are planning a mini road trip. We will go to Yeo-su and make our way to Busan via the new bridge. I am very excited but I feel doubtful if we are going to be able to take 3 days and 2 nights. His work schedule might not allow it. Anyways I can hope.
George has been doing really well in his studies and he really enjoys his assignments. I will buy a science kit for him soon. He now plays super nintendo games via an emulator that I have. Amazing stuff technology.
Yogita and I are loving our ipads, we mainly use them for reading books. SO much better to have 100's of books in one slim device! Today I will drive my friends Volvo (he better not back out at the last minute!). Yogi, and I will go with him to city nearby and we will meet another friend of his.
I really need to update this blog with some recent pictures....I just can't be bother to transfer the pictures from the DSLR to this PC. I really need to buy another multi-card reader.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
It was our 10th anniversary last Thursday....actually we were so busy we forgot...it was the first time i forgot our anniversary...What can u say....AGE!!!! LOL
Anyways, keeping with my little tradition here is my poem for my SUPERMAN..LOVE YOU BABE!!!!
i love u babe..it's not been easy but it's been hell of a drive..i enjoyed every minute and looking forward to many more...Love you Jema!!!!!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Free at last!
It has been a long time since I posted on this blog. Basically our schedule became very very busy due to one of our teachers finishing her one year contract. So those classes need to be covered by us. I don't have time to even die. I am sooo busy.
I got some good news today....I will get more time to take care of some paperwork. YAAAAY!!!!!
So a student of mine whose name is Max showed me the above clip. I feel like the guy in the middle, crazy things are going on around me but...IM FREE AT LAST!!!!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
It is also time for a new teacher to come on board, and weekend classes will start up again. It's another page turned. George is growing bigger, and my goodness he reads the dictionary! I will have see about getting him his own PC (sans internet) with a full digital encyclopedia. I am also looking into national geographic, and discovery channel programs.
Jeyo is doing well in pre-school, he is more like me, while George's character is more like Yogi. Genes are an amazing thing.
Oh on another note...I killed my battery when I left the key in the ignition in the "on' setting.....wonderful. So I will take care of that today.
Ok time to finish up my prep work for my class!
Saturday, July 30, 2011
All over the world car mechanics take advantage of people who are ignorant about thier cars. So get to know your car, so that at the first sign of malfunction you can get the help you need with out getting ripped off.
Friday, July 29, 2011
More update on our upcoming vacation:
Since day before yesterday korea has been experiencing heavy torrential rain. There was a landslide that killed over 30 people. Major highways and roads are flooded and inaccessible. The province we wanted to go to is among one of the hard-hit regions.....go figure:).
So now we are again putting our heads together trying to come up with new vacation plans and it's frustrating to say the least. However, one thing we know for sure is we want to spent our time doing things together.
This picture was taken on a random Saturday afternoon but this is exactly what we are planning on doing: "chilling in eachother's arm" :)
Thursday, July 28, 2011
i LOVE cooking...i love reading recipes, watching food network, cooking new recipes and trying new dishes......
i find the whole process of cooking very relaxing..i also think its a way for me to channel my creative abilities...i mix and match different ingredients, flavorings etc and create something unique..totally my creation!!!!
i think i'll post more pics. of my food here....yesterday i prepared this dessert with brownies, vanilla caramel ice-cream and chocolate sauce..it was absolutely divine!!!!
no pics, though :(
this afternoon we had a very good lunch too.. we had homemade pesto ham and cheese sandwich with rye walnut bread, tofu chips and peach yogurt..this was the first time i made pesto at home YUMMY!!!!...pics. coming up :)
last weekend we went to Son-yu do...it was fantastic...we went claming, fishing, had barbeque with some friends...it was loads of fun!!!!!
Basically, we just want to relax and spend time together....we will see where we end up going...we enjoy the whole road trip experience so i guess destination is not important as long as we are together and having fun!!!!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I guess the highlights would be the steak that was extremely small served with a ball of rice, and 1 jumbo shrimp, cut in half, and a handful of veggies. We decided to eat sam-gyup-sal and had a great time and spent much less!
This year using the iphone's apps we are able to see the hotels and even call ahead to check. I love my iphone 4.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I remember back in Alaska I saw a sign outside of a computer shop. The sign said that they do upgrades for something like 50 bucks and up for RAM upgrade, the price range went higher the more the RAM was upgraded. Of course the price of the chips are factored into the price, but really nowadays PC components and even some laptop spare parts can be had very cheaply. Your basically paying someone quite a bit of cash to stick a pc chip onto your motherboard. This situation gets worse when you consider PC crashes, and other hardware failures. People panic and drop loads of cash on an issue that can be diagnosed, and repaired cheaply and sometimes rather quickly.
For example you boot up your PC and you hear a looooooong beep sound, but the monitor remains blank, but you can hear your fans running inside of the case. Or you get a message saying that bios can not find a boot device. If you take this to a computer shop a honest shop will only replace what needs replacing. Other places will bring your pc back with new innards that you simply do not need. It happened here in Korea. My Boss had me check on of our PC's because it was having the blue screen of death (BSOD). I quickly researched the error code and told her that is a simple error, just replace the graphics cards. The graphics card failed. That is a relatively cheap and fast fix as office graphics cards can be bought second hand, and even new they are still rather cheap. I was too busy to do the work, so my boss sent it to get "fixed".
Afterwards I popped open the case, and laughed. The fool or should I say clever person, replaced the motherboard, ram, and graphics card. Totally the cost was still low but at least 3 times what it should have been.
So to all of you out there DIY isn't as scary as it seems. Download some videos, talk to your friends, chances are you have someone who can help you without charging an arm and a leg.
Monday, July 11, 2011
I heard that in Seoul they received no rain over the weekend. Good for them, wet and soaked for us!
We basically stayed in because well....even getting in the car we would have ended up soaked to the bone.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
It actually feels really nice during the rains. Which is unusual during June.
During this month when the rains arrive it is hot and humid, with a strong warn wind in gunsan.
Now it does get hot buy when the rains come it feels like a warm spring day.
Right now I am setting in a classroom while George finishes his work. We are very confortable because of the
Wind. At home it is the same in the evenings I feel I need to wear a thicker t-shirt at night.
So I think I'm going to like this summer. We are still planning on going to Seok-cho and I have a feeling it will be cooler than usual.
Ok time to go!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Our weekend classes will come to a close next weekend, and the following week I want to take the family on a long drive. Something we could not enjoy for a long time.
Jeyo is enjoying his preschool, and his school fees are due, George is doing well in his studies as well. Yogita and I are doing well but really looking forward to the first week of July (I wonder if there is a 3 day weekend for us in July).
Car news: We got a new starter motor, and now she starts like a charm!
I think we need to upgrade Yogi's graphic card, and our operationing systems to windows 7.
ok time to go!
Monday, May 09, 2011
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
What a weird weekend. We are now in the fourth, no actually sixth week of the weekend class. Wow time flies! Yogita and I have decided make more concrete plans for family outings. In the past we would just impulsively travel, when we had time. Now with gasoline companies milking consumers and blaming high prices on a country that supplies only 2% of the worlds oil. We can not afford to go running off whenever we so please. Or rather we could, but it would damage our budget. Yogita and I have made tentative plans to get a better car, but we will have to see if it is in our best interests.
Korea like I have written before is a really weird place in that people don't really seem worried about events around them. Rather they just sort of shrug their shoulders. I wonder how Japan's disaster will change people's mood. So far, we talk about it, donate money via cell phones, and kids can be seen wearing masks. (I do not want to get into a long rant on those masks!) All in all that is all I have seen.
Although one student told me about a foreign professor who was wearing a gas mask in Jeon-ju. LOL
What about your skin buddy! Sure your lungs are ok, but Radiation can and is absorbed right through the skin. I mean...x-rays anyone. Basically I am saying lets be aware, and not treat this disaster like it is nothing, but lets not over do it.
Oh and so far I have heard that 2 ESL teachers died in Japan.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Usually I do not like Monday's but today made me think about a friend of mine. His marriage isn't a happy one. It seems they both want what the other wants, but they are not willing to express how they feel. It's sad because when I talk about my wife....I have positive things to say. I smile when I think about her. This is not to say there aren't bumps in the road, only that those bumps are few and far between.
So here is to another monday!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I also have travel plans as well, but not the "lets go backpacking" type of deal. I want to take a vacation in one area of a country, and explore and experience that area. I am interested in Manila, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. I want to travel to these places in the course of 2-3 years. I also think that it is about time that I travel to Cheju-do (Island). I have been all over this country, and even return to places again and again, but I have yet to travel to Cheju-do.
My sister in law Sanyogita recently got married, and I am eager to meet my new brother in law. I also will see India perhaps twice this year......(uh....I guess 2012 I can fulfill my other travel plans).
I feel quite fortunate to have had the experiences that I have had. Living here in Korea as a long time resident has changed me in many ways. My outlook on life is a bit different from what it used to be in America. Understanding another point of view has its challenges, while at the same time it can be quite fascinating.
Korea is a dynamic place, that is changing all of the time. It is exciting to see the change, and to be here while it is going on. I have also seen remarkable change in Lucknow, India. Today Lucknow is much more modern than just 4 years ago!
I want to be more active on this blog this year. So...this is to post number 1!