With the first snowfall a few days ago, it is safe to say that winter has officially arrived in Seoul. Temperatures are dropping, days are growing shorter, and I finally caved in and bought a scarf and hat. As many people in the world are aware of, I am an outspoken critic of nearly everything involving cold weather but this year I think I’ve decided to suck it up and accept the fact that I can’t hide from the icy Siberian winds blowing through Korea.
It’s a good thing I decided to just deal with winter because the next couple of months are going to be pretty busy. My last three day weekend was at the beginning of October so I haven’t had a lot of opportunities to leave Seoul. There are, however, a couple of vacations we get from work in December and January so I’m finally getting an opportunity to get out and see some more of this side of the world. I decided to post my schedule for the next month just because my skype account might end up going MIA for a little while.
December 17 – Seoul – 12 Bars for the 12 Days of Christmas Bar Crawl
December 24-25 – Gangwon-do (Korea) – Christmas Ski Trip
December 29-January 1 – Beijing!!!
January 7-8 – Gangwon-do (Korea) – Ice Fishing/Ice Festival
January 21-25 – Tokyo!!!
Unfortunately, I also have to go to work in between vacations and work is going to be anything but easy this month. Starting on December 26 (you know, all of one day after Christmas) my school is starting their winter camps. Just like the summer camp we did a few months ago, these intensive camps are provided to the students on vacation from their other schools and have parents who feel their children should be in school for approximately 83% of their waking hours. This means that soon I’ll start my 10-11 hour workdays that will last until after I get back from Japan. Merry Christmas to me.