Grab Bag

Today's post is a bit of a grab bag.

First - New Apartment.

I moved this weekend, here is a sneak peak of one of the walls. More to come.

The first thing I noticed when I walked in was a 32 inch flat screen tv in my living room and I thought to myself, "now I have a place that I can invite people over." Thinking about it later I found it strange that I instantly connected a television with people getting together. Can I blame society?

Also I now have internet at the apartment so if you want a reply to that email you sent me(or haven't sent me), it will be coming sooner than last month(but still only after you send it).

It does not feel like home yet. On my walk home from church today(near my old apartment) I found myself wanting to walk home, to my old place.

Second - Cherry Blossoms

The cherry blossoms are starting to come out. It is great, not only do they look great they also smell great(where there are cherry trees). Most of the main roads in town have cherry trees planted beside them. Some friends went up to the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival and I had planned to join them if my move was done early enough but it wasn't. But it turned out to be alright, they said it was a bit of a let down.

Third - Lost wallet

Yesterday, moving day, I lost my wallet. I went to HomePlus to pick up a few things for the new apartment and shortly after arriving home I could not find my wallet. Being in a new place I did not yet have a "spot" for my wallet so when I went to get it this morning before church I did not know where to look. Before church I looked all over my apartment and determined that it was not there.

I narrowed it down in my mind that I must have left it at HomePlus because when I was at the check out some juice that I bought was on a 1+1 sale which means buy one get one free. I should have guessed but I didn't, so I left my backpack at the till and went to get my second bottle. In that mix up I must have left my wallet. So after church I went to the help desk and asked but they said that no wallet had been found.
Bummer. I went back home thinking of what I all needed to do to replace it. I prayed about it and then I thought, I wonder if I threw it on the bed and then when I slept it went under the blankets. Sure enough there it was.

Upon looking at the contents of my wallet I was most concerned(if you would call it that) about my Angel in Us Coffee loyalty card, where you buy 10 get 1 free. I had just gone there earlier today to read and didn't get a stamp, disappointing.

Fourth - Angel in Us Smoothies

I know that I still have 10 months left in Korea but am going to go ahead and say that the thing that I will miss most about Korea is Angel in Us smoothies. They are fantastically delicious. They have different kinds of fruit or yogurt. Today I had a Persimmon Smoothie which tasted a bit like a weak mango. After trying it I was reminded of when I competed at the Olympics, I got last. It was terrible but I had to remind myself that I was still one of the best in the world. This is was that smoothie was like, it was the worst that I had tasted there, but it was the worst of the best.

On another note, I realized today that a smoothie is 5800 won($5.80ish), a pizza at Skybori Pizza is 6800 won($6.80). So for 1000 won($1) more I could get a whole pizza from Skybori Pizza. Hmm... pizza or a smoothie... I have a feeling that this is going to cause many sleepless nights.

Five - Books

I have finished Around the World in 80 Days a so called classic. I was disappointed, it all(writing, plot, settings) seemed very basic. I am now reading A Tale of Two Cities which I am throughly enjoying. The writing seems more advanced, descriptive, and challenging. There is more meat, which is a good thing. I will let you know if it continues to impress.


  1. Kelli freaking loves "A tale of 2 cities." You'll have to tell me about it so I can impress her brains out

  2. Anonymous5/4/11

    Your adventures really ARE adventures Doug. You continue to entertain and inspire us. All your talk about food frequently makes me hungry - maybe except for the eel. -Josh (and Steph and Ollie)

  3. Anonymous5/4/11

    Hey, wouldn't mind hearing more about your Olympic past.