That's the big news. After temps warmed up, flowers were planted, and public restrooms were painted, (all in preparation for spring)...it SNOWED. Pshhhh. Don't tease my senses, Mother Nature. When I feel that heat of the sun on my skin, when I start rolling up my pants and wearing flats, when I buy strawberries from the street market, I expect SPRING. It's been a chilling winter. My skin is the whitest it has been since infancy, and my bones are cold. I need some heat, Miss Earth. Don't fail me now.
Arguments for spring:
A perfect Sunday morning stroll...made better with strawberries.
If pansies aren't a sign of spring, then I don't know what is.
Mandal Park restroom...just gleaming in the sunshine after its fresh coat of paint.
LAST NIGHT:Made me feel like this:
Luckily, today brings sun, the melting of snow, and a cool breeze to energize the soul on my walk to work. It's Friday, which marks EXACTLY 3 weeks until my job here is done.
Fittingly, the first "bad" thing to happen in Korea occurred this week: I am now a crime victim. Yes, on Tuesday, at about 1:05pm, all of my (newly withdrawn) money was taken out of my wallet. At school. In my classroom. When I was just next door. After going to the mart at about 2:00 and having zero cash to pay, I was sick, thinking I had somehow misplaced the 100,000 won (almost $100) that I had just withdrawn. Then, I realized that NO, I could not have just tossed my money (plus the 6,000won already in there) on the ground. So, luckily, our school has CCTV in all of the classrooms. Lo and behold, after watching the video, I was able to confirm that a woman came into my classroom, noticed my bag on the desk, and took my money out of my wallet.
Well, lesson learned. I can only hope this is the worst thing that will happen to me in Korea.
In more uplifting news, I'm heading to Daegu this weekend to visit Teralyn. This will be our last meeting before we both head out of Korea. Hopefully, we will both be back in the next few months to enjoy plenty of laughter and wine again. :)
Happy Weekend! Here's hoping it's not snowing in your neck of the woods, unless you LIKE that sort of stuff, of course.