Friday, February 20, 2009

My. So much has happened since my last update. In approximately 10 days, Korea and this company will be history. Chicago is the destination on my pending plane ticket, but my imagination is wandering to nearly every other destination but Chicago. Also, I'm nowhere near as ecstatic as I was about my departure from Korea; I'm actually somewhat uneasy about it.

My future doesn't seem as lugubrious as it had after having left Tokyo, for I plan on passing GO[on with your life] with more than just $200 (my moneybags shalt overfloweth with a staggering $201 after the ruthless beating inflicted upon the Korean won). How income is to be maintained still needs to be determined, and that is the part about which I need to be fretting. Being one avid for consumption--and not entirely "rational" by economic standards--it's high time that I be expedient and more steadfast about this. In addition, I need to turn my re"settling" in Chicago into a sojourn, for I've become hypersensitized to the cold and the dry climate that oftimes accompanies it. Therefore, Chicago will hopefully be an extended stopover before landing in the annually tepid/scorching, possibly humid land that remains unbeknownst to me.

Has the international propagation of my résumé commenced? It has not. Much like the possible frustrations derived from the delays caused by the sometimes distorted-to-illegibility alphanumeric text required to sign up for websites, &c., your ever-so-non-vacuous one has been being filled with frustrations due to one (or more) of three things:


  • Certification (e.g. TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, &c.)

  • A copy of the degree that I'm pretty sure that I don't have here in Korea

  • Some extraneous requirement such as 23329487329 eons of experience...oftimes coexisting with the requirement for certification. Double fail @



Each of these has delayed 100% of my applications. Thus, the future-securing drama continues, and it will diffuse into my likely lack of a life in America. Stay tuned to see if the jobs to which I apply here in the coffee shop will land me any success.

...then again, stay tuned to see if I actually succeed at applying to any jobs.