Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Middle of the week!

Well it is Wednesday and the end of next week we will go on our first vacation of the year. I am very excited about it. We still have our tent from 2012, so we will set it up and relax on the beach. I plan on getting a lot of reading done while relaxing on the beach. Taking drives in the area and having family cookouts. My students are interested in doing something together but I am not sure what they have in mind. 

I hope that my friend can come along with us but maybe not this time. The last time we went up we had a great time. We relaxed the beach, shopped at emart for food, had jack and coke on the beach. It was a lot of fun. At that time I tried to get my friend to come along but it was too fat for him... 

Perhaps I can convince him and his wife to go this time....I will try my best cause it would be even more fun for all of us....

Fingers crossed!

/ tata

Friday, April 18, 2014

4 minutes till my last class of this week!

Ok so once again I have been neglecting this blogging dead? No way!!

Anyways some updates 2 days ago a ferry sunk off of the southwest coast of South Korea. It is such a terrible event, made even worse that it was not due to bad weather, rough seas... It seems that it was human error, a very sharp turn was made which unbalanced the 6800 ton ship...and it capsized.

It looks like over 200 people may have perished even though they are only reporting that 25 have died so far.

Other news...the cherry blossoms opened up quite early this year, it was strange to hang out with Sun and his family while freezing our bums off. It was very cold and the wind.....ouch.

Now we are in the stages of planning yet another family trip...these get more and more fun. This time I would like to go a beach....but it is likely we might end up a resort. Maybe I will post a day to day update on that...

Anyways, it is friday and I know for a fact 3 of   my students will not  come in. So there is a possiblity that one will show up.

It has been almost 5 months since we have returned and we are loving it!

Oh yeah...I rented a car last weekend...the tosca it was a nice drive. George and jeyo really enoyed the beach. I really need to upload those pictures on facebook.

ok now I better go!


Wednesday, April 09, 2014


Wow long time no post here!

It has been a very smooth transistion back to life in South Korea. We have decided on taking it easy, not running around working and working. Just handle what we can not go over board. In addition no more impulsive shopping on my part. Yup in our family I am the big spender. Usually it is big ticket items like cars or some household appliance, or pc related upgrades.

I have been running on the same pc specs for about 2 years (almost). I have come to one conclusion: the need to upgrade is all hype. If you make smart choices when it comes to tech there really is no need to keep upgrading every 6 months.

Smart phones: Multi core cpus, with 8Mega pixel digital camera, you will be able to use it for years!
Its the same deal for tablets. I wisely waited for the ipad2. When I heard that it was going to be dual core, I waited sevaral months (consumer reviews were read). I was very happy with the solid performance people reported. So we bought ipad2's. It has been 2.5 years and they are both going strong. I am no so heavy into gaming on my ipad2 like I was before, mainly reading, social media updates, checking email, and watching youtube videos.

Computers: i7 it has the best value with the hyper threading giving it 8 cores. While there are faster cpus out gaming its all about your gpu. Our graphic card: the gtx 560 (I have a ti) are more than up to the task with the games that we play. I have decided I WILL NOT upgrade unless we notice HUGE performance drops. If I do upgrade it will likely be a gtx 590 or perhaps the gtx 650 or 660? By that time they will be so cheap!

Cars: In the past I was so impuslive the cars I like are not super expensive (they were 10 years ago...but who is I have decided to wait spend a bit more to get somethng that matches us more closely. Equus, SM7, Opirus XG, or TG granduer, these models have come down a lot in price but they have what we will need in car. For me the hint is: wait and watch. Don't run out and  purchase on a whim   like i used to do.

Ok i gotta go!