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Breaking the Silence 
10th-May-2010 10:19 pm
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Time to break the spell of silence here on my blog after my last post on companionable silence. It has been hectic for the past few days and before I forget to put together words in English, I would log on few updates here.

April was busy, work is keeping us occupied all the time now. After few oscillations on the travel dates, my Work Visa to Korea got approved on 15th April. I landed here in Korea on May 2nd. It has been a roller coaster ride so far with pleasant and unpleasant things happening.Separate post on that later.

Birthday was a lonely one this year. Friends were all busy and geographically distant, and I was hoping to make it an International Bday assuming I would be in Korea. The Korea thing happened a bit late, so it turned out to be like any usual day except for the little attention I got at work.  After all these years of failed attempts of creating abirthday surprise, my friends succeeded in one finally. It was a belated birthday celebration at Vee's place that too just 5 hours before my travel. It was a pleasant surprise, though packed. Thank you girls, for making this happen, irrespective of your busy weekend schedules.

I participated in the Banaglore InfinityF Photography Contest 2010. It was a hot Sunday on 25th April. After making few vain attempts to capture some of the themes, I kept returning home to take a break in between. I got a call on April 30th, informing me that two of my pictures were selected for the exhibition on May1st.  That was enough for all the troubles taken on that hot sunday afternoon. I had to travel on May 1st and just made it to the exhibition for 10 mins. The Jaaga set up was really awesome.

Got promoted at work, nothing extra-ordinary, something which had been due for some time. No major increase in the numbers though :P

Life in Korea is great. Staying at an Indian Guest house, which has nothing Korean about it. The food is actually better than what I eat in India, I can feel the calories getting accumulated at the wrong places :) I dont carry a mobile phone anymore. Since I cannot ask/speak to anyone here, I have to do a lot of smiling and bowing/nodding my head acknowledging/responding to people. I wonder if it would look funny if I continue to do the same after I return to India. At work, I talk and write in words, I just realized I am finding it difficult to write complete sentences in English. All buildings are tall here, ironically I live in the basement of a building :) I do not have good company to hang out here and try something really Korean be it food or places to visit. I do try now and then to be adventurous and set out on my own exploring places, it has been tough without knowing how to speak/read/write Korean.
Comments 
11th-May-2010 03:42 am (UTC) - Lots of good news!
Congratulations on the promotion and having the photo selected at the competition!

Have a wonderful time in Korea.

All the best!
11th-May-2010 02:55 pm (UTC) - Re: Lots of good news!
Thank you, nice to see you back on LJ :)
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11th-May-2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Heh :)
Will be back this weekend, wish it was a longer stay :)
11th-May-2010 11:47 am (UTC) - it has been tough without knowing how to speak/read/write Korean.
No Comment.
11th-May-2010 02:56 pm (UTC) - Re: it has been tough without knowing how to speak/read/write Korean.
Wss it korean or English ?
11th-May-2010 03:15 pm (UTC) - Re: it has been tough without knowing how to speak/read/write Korean.
Silence is universal.
12th-May-2010 05:34 am (UTC)
Anonymous
Learning a new language depends entirely on the expected length of stay. If you see yourself staying for a while, at least knowing a few phrases should help.

A different environment is normally refreshing. Hope you have a good time.

-kajan
12th-May-2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
Wow on so many fronts...happy birthday...could you share the photos that were selected (how I missed being in Blr that day!)...and more impressions about Korea....
16th-May-2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
I did think about you when the event was on. I am sure, you would have come up with interesting captures :) Will try to find links of all the pictures submitted for the event
13th-May-2010 10:13 am (UTC)
Hey how is Korea?How is the food?
15th-May-2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
She'll answer the second question once she returns to Bengaluru and visits an "authentic" korean restaurant. ;-)
16th-May-2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
Looks like you have the script of my life story in hand :)
16th-May-2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Didnt get much of a chance to try Korean. Indian food was good there :)
16th-May-2010 03:48 am (UTC)
So thats where you disappeared to...KOREA..whoa..one of my classmates who's from korea got me hooked on a korean drama,its called soulmates...really funny.watch it when you are bored there ;)...and keep us updated on ur life..missed you :)
16th-May-2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
am back, will try to be regular more here :)
16th-May-2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
congratulations on getting promoted...the numbers will eventually follow :)
ahem *clears throat* since it is better late than never,let me ask out of curiosity,whts the nature of your job?
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