Monday, August 11, 2008

Semi-regular posting...

So I am finally in a good mood. Yesterday I had gone to LG Telecom to get my prepaid phone changed to a monthly plan. So everything is going great. I got NaiNai who is half-korean and knows waaaaaaaaay more Korean than I probably ever will to come with me to help...and flash her visa if need be. So after 1 1/2hrs during which I signed a form turning off my then current phone service I was told that my bank account was not registered to my ARC card and therefore I couldn't get a phone until then...huwat?! So I had to leave and go back to work...phoneless. Completely disconnected from life...-sigh-...so needless to say I was in a shit mood. But my kids were so full of energy during class and got just about every example that I felt much better by the time the end of the day rolled around.

So this morning I got out of bed, showered and headed to the bank to remedy the situation. I'm someone who goes through a wide range of emotions fairly quickly. After the phone fiasco I felt angry for about 45minutes, then sad for maybe another 20mins. After that waste of time I felt determined. If I want something I will do what has to be done to get it. Not knowing a lick of Korean and being without NaiNai I went to the bank, played gestures, got my bank account changed and then went back to LG. 30minutes later I had my phone with a new cell number and a monthly plan. I am a happy Kristen.

So now I am just waiting until I get internet and looking to buy a tv. I'll be getting a cable/internet plan so I need to get a tv to have cable for, lol. Perhaps it is time for another walk outside to go find me a tv. That way I can watch the Olympics. Though truthfully I can just sit outside in front of FamilyMart like the ajossi, eat some kimbap and enjoy the night...

3 comments:

gepiker said...

I agree, sometimes you have to do things yourself to get stuff done despite a huge language barrier! I've been in that situation many times!

Anyway it must feel good to finally get some internet!

gracer said...

The only thing you're missing of the Olympics is that fine golden boy ass that is America's Michael "sexbomb" Phelps. He's so talented and hot. 3 gold medals!!!

Foreigner Joy said...

Hi,
One thing you may want to invest in is Skype. If ya already know what it is good..if not google it and find out. I make my long distance calls using a local American number I bought from Skype ...just $12 a month!