Jan 17

Well here we are. January 17, 8 years ago I left Australia to try working in South Korea.

<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/8388395470/” title=”How things end by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8323/8388395470_7fde1e870e_n.jpg” width=”320″ height=”320″ alt=”How things end”></a>

Today I did my last little bit of teaching English here. For most of the hour I sat waiting and it seemed like it was going to be a no-show, but then the guy arrived. It didn’t matter much to me — I get paid either way. But it was a very quiet, unceremonious way to wind it down. Not that this means I am necessarily giving up on teaching English as a second language, or as a foreign language (although I might) but I am giving up on korea.

I feel like I’ve been here about three years too long. Without having learnt the language I’ve learnt as much as much about the culture as I care to and I have grown tired of it. That’s not really as bad as it sounds. I can remember having similar feelings of boredom with Geelong and Australia before I left to come here. One thing I can tell you I’ve learnt in this time about myself is that I am grateful to be a citizen of australia and be able to return when I want. Fourteen more days here.

4 thoughts on “Jan 17”

  1. I am wondering how many dart dings are in that refrigerator door, and 2 how you can teach English for years without picking up Korean. Plenty of language schools in Melbourne though. You will also get a real sunny break here as yesterday was 39 fn degrees.
    Good luck with the packing.

  2. Welcome home YS. I check SB intermittently .. and only just noticed that you are back here in Aus… so i went digging for this post. Gee time flies!

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