Monday, 12 February 2007


Today they took this little tube with a liquid in it. On the front of this little plastic tube was another, very thin, sharp metal tube that connected to the inside of the plastic tube. On the other end there was a part of the plastic tube that can be pushed to squeeze the fluid inside the plastic tube out and through the thin, sharp, metal tube.

And what do they do with this thing emerging?

They take the whole contraption, point the sharp metal bit at me am stick it right in to me. IN TO ME! It was outside, and then it was INSIDE. I-N-S-I-D-E!

And if that isn't bad enough, then they push the other endue of this thing so that the fluid inside it gets squirted inside me! Ahhhhhhh! It was outside and now it is inside! I can think of other times when that concept is good, and I don't mean just the part that the dirty minded people are now thinking of, but this isn't one of those times.

And why, you might ask, was all of this done to my body? It’s all to make me immune to hepatitis A and B.

Why now, you ask, do I need that? It’s to get the visa to work in Korea. Why would you even ask this last question? What is the Blog all about?

Now I just need to go for booster shots in a month's time and again in a year, and never again. All that I am waiting for now if the Police Clearance that will take a while and I am ready to get going.

Saturday, 10 February 2007


I went to the Etihad interview, but didn’t get in. In a way I am sad, but in a way I am also happy. Something happened again today that makes me glad that I am getting out of the airline industry. People love to gossip there, but they can't take it. They can be such children about it. Anyway, back to waiting for the paperwork and for a possible job in the yonder

Tuesday, 06 February 2007

What Now?

Etihad phoned me yesterday and invited me to their interviews on Friday. This in it self doesn't seem like a problem, but it's confusing.

First of all, the paperwork for Korea will take ages. The police say it will take about 6 weeks for them to get a clearance certificate, which I need for my visa. Basically, I can't even apply for the nice job or the visa without that. Irritating!

Second, I want to fly still. I want to see more of the world. All those pictures in my albums, those are basically my holiday pictures. And I have about 500 more, edited.

So here I am. Do I do what I love to do, travel, or do I think more long term and go to Korea now?

If I go to Etihad then I will have more time to prepare for Korea, right? I will have time to do more research, get a TESOL or something, and I will have saved money to help me start off.

If I go to Korea now, then I get to learn to speak the language quicker, get to learn to cook Korean and come back with savings and open a restaurant or a tourism place. There are not Korean restaurants in the RSA, and I am of the opinion that the food is much better than Japanese food, and those you get a few places. Add to that that many Koreans, like the Japanese like to travel but don't really have people to guide them because of the language.

I think in the end it will come down to who takes me first, and i think that will likely be Etihad. That meant more interesting pictures from strange places, and maybe even a chance to visit some of these weirdoes that I have in my friends list.

I'm thinking of going to UNISA tomorrow and enrolling for a English, Korean and maybe a third language. It is not that expensive, and if I can’t handle the third then I will just drop it. It is not as if I am looking for a degree. It is just personal gain.

Waiting, thinking and the waiting some more.

Thursday, 01 February 2007

Gyeonggi-do in the Lead


I just had a look at the contract the people from the public school system in the Gyeonggi-do. It is the province that includes Seoul and Incheon, but that doesn't mean I will work in those cities themselves. No matter, they give a much nicer deal. They seem to take care of their people a lot better. I am not dropped in a little room to live in and not even paid for vacation. Much less worried for my first year in Korea, don’t you think?