Saturday, February 25, 2017


Yesterday I got a message from my former boss. It seems that she wants Yogi to return and work for her...actually at the time of writing they should be talking about it now. It is so funny how things happen. Yogita was telling me that she is really enjoying her time off. Then suddenly 2 weeks ago her former student wants lessons. Actually 2 lessons. Another former student also contacted her as well. To be honest many of our former adult students have been asking when will either we return (which they prefer) or when will the new teacher arrive. I finally told them what I really thought, that is she had no plans to hire another teacher, and she is waiting to if we can come back. I know that she asked around (Gunsan is a small town and people talk). The issue is everyone knows that she is nice and honest. The main issue is that while she is a good person she is not very good with paying people on time. I should note that you will NEVER be cheated...NEVER. You have to be...very patient. When you have a family bills need to paid on time, family events, special holidays and things like that.
Being paid late....usually 70% of the time is angering. I remember years ago we got behind on our bills. Of course this would happen. We were paid usually one to one and half weeks late. So I am in the office and the manager at that time Mr. Ryu starts scolding me like I am a child. The reason? One of the utility offices called complaining about an overdue bill. Lets just say once I said my piece he was very very quiet afterward and never brought it up again. I even remember him getting on my bosses case once.

So it seems that Yogita's little break is over as she will again help out lol. All of this happened yesterday...on Friday! I could not enjoy my dinner but it is ok. Lets see how this pans out. I will NOT teach the morning class again. No way!


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Testing time....

It is that time of year here at Apple. We hold exams every 4 months. I wish we could get one day to just concentrate on this. It is tough to get things done around a normal schedule. Testing week also means that the semester is ending, classes, and schedules will change as well.

For years I have had terrible work schedules. Usually, 9am to 9 or 10pm. I would not be teaching during this time. I would either be driving to a company...waiting for 5 - 15 minutes, then have class, then driving again. Each company class takes about 2 hrs out of the day due to driving. The Industrial zone is 20 or kms from the school where I worked. Usually I would have 2 to 3 company classes. At times this would drop to just one.

My schedule next week is so nice and sweet. I start at 3:40 and finish at 9:20 or 9:30...I do not remember. We will all get a dinner break. Now Josh and other teachers can not eat dinner due to how the schedule is now. This time we can ALL eat together. Ah it will be a nice change for the next 4 months!

Tonight will be the last class with this group of students, we will play a game methinks. Actually I have never played a game with them.


Help on the homefront!!

It boggles the mind when people say bad things about their wife. I have such a wonderful lady. I am not saying they have no reason for complaint....I just feel lucky....I struck gold. I race home at night...happy to heading home. Some of my is like they are heading to a battlefield. I my friends when they marry they say wonderful things about the wife. However, once kids come along...the story changes. Sex sucks, no attention, arguments yadda yadda. I think arguments are very normal in relationships...marriages that is. I do not think of them as a "real" fight. Couples need to get into little tit for tats. My buddy Josh even endures our "fights". I love the Newfoundlander cause..he never takes sides...openly. He confessed once "Jemal I am always on your side". LOL

My wife is always a help to me as I am for her. When I am sick...I feel...kinda....good. I get so babied. When she is sick...she gets her Dr. H ( a pet nickname she has for me). I was so sick yesterday night...high grade fever sweating like a stuck pig. Yet my lady my lil kid, my brown girl....helped me. When she is having a nightmare....I hold her close in my arms. I call out her name..when she wakes...she has me.

In our relationship we have had ups and downs. However, I realize I have indeed got the woman of my dreams.

My little lady...the sun in my heart!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Snow snow please don't show!

Well this month is more than half over and I have not seen much snow at all. I am so happy about it. Driving back and forth is no problem for me....until snow enters the picture. Gunsan and Iksan are just not well equipped to deal with heavy snow.

I came down with enteritis late last week. I think it was something I ate that did not agree with my gut flora at all. I am feeling better and actually ate dinner today. Now Josh is feeling sick. Perhaps something is going around?

Josh as yet another laptop that I have eyes on. I think it could take the place of the baby. It is more portable than the beast, less powerful but still enough for my needs. In addition it would be great to have the smaller alienware at home so that George can practice typing.

Oh we will be watching movies on the 27th in morning, and bowling in the evening....very very interesting!


Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Sledding at the end of the month?

So yesterday I arrived late to our meeting....heh yeah 30 minute showers will do that...and people were talking about going sledding. It seems that after the final test, we will have a special day and we will all go sledding. Um...yeah I am not sledding but I will watch and take plenty of pictures. 
I remember years ago telling Mrs Cho we need to do something special with our students. Once we went to a beach.....with a handful of adult students, and the teachers. Yogi and I then tried to explain that other Hogwans are taking the kids to different places. It would be a lot of fun parents could come along. Long story never happened. 

While I have been here I have had a lot fun outside of the classroom. 


Thursday, February 02, 2017

When it rains.....

Driving home yesterday I had quite a scare. I admit I was feeling drowsy at the time of this...scare. While driving my front passenger side tire blew....fortunately I did not overreact and I did not hit other cars. I mainly impacted the left side of the car. I was not hurt. I was quite shaken, and things didn't really set in until I got home. I realized at this point I could have died. I was talking with Yogita when it happened, and George overheard. Ahh, I felt terrible about everything. I am glad that I am not hurt but I will place even more emphasis on safety in the future. Cars can be replaced, a life can not...