Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrating Independence Day

Happy 4th of July! I know it's early for those back in the States, but since Korea is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard time zone, we are able to celebrate earlier. We are off from work and plan on going to Costco today.  The last time we went it was a Saturday and it was jam packed! It was so difficult to navigate thru the store so we decided to try again on a weekday when we hope it isn't so busy.  Luckily, today is an American holiday and most of the Korean population will be at work while we are off.

Today is going to be a busy day for us.  We are meeting Song at Home Plus at 10:30  for brunch.  I'm glad she invited me since I have so many questions about some of the things that are in the store. Meeting Kylie at 17:00 for tea or coffee.  She suggested meeting at Suseong Lake which is a great venue. Fireworks at Camp Walker tonight.  Hopefully, Jensen will not be startled because this will be his first viewing.

Yesterday I had my Occupational Health physical for my EEC status.  I had to get an anthrax shot and will need to get small pox next Friday.  Also some blood work next Tuesday for DNA, blood type, and cholesterol check. Feeling like a pin cushion again.  Oh well..........makes me wonder why the heck I took this job.

I was feeling very homesick yesterday.  I haven't missed home so intensely since we arrived.  I know it will take some time to acclimate to a new country, job, apartment, and just about everything! It feels like this past year has been full of life changing decisions which included having our son Jensen and now moving to Korea. I've decided that since we are not going to be able to go home this coming holiday season, I asked Christian what he thought about going to the Philippines to be with my family.  He agreed and I'm looking forward to going back to my original home.  I haven't been back since I left in 1986 and I'm sure it will be very different from what I remember. I'm excited that Jensen will be finally meeting his grandfather and also Christian will be able to visit my country of origin and the rest of my family.

One of my favorite spots back home, Jekyll Island.

Only beach that allowed pets, of course we brought the fur babies.



  1. Wow i really like this blog thing. I feel so close to you just by reading it. Sorry for the blood work, but I am glad you are having all this checked specialy your cholesterol.You know high chol. Runs in our family. I sure wish I was there to see Jensen's reaction to the fireworks. Luv u all, Mom

  2. Love you too, Mom. Glad you like it. I figured it was a good way to update family and friends who are interested in knowing what is going on with us. I will keep blogging and hopefully it will make the distance between us seem closer.

  3. Online fireworks were the only ones I watched this year and yours were the first due to time zones. Cool!