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.