The press conference today was an intense experience since I had never interpreted such a formal press event. I did make a mistake n they made a correction later. I was pretty embarrassed, though no one made a big deal about it. I think I could have been better prepared. Oh well. This mango smoothie is definitely helping me get over the stress though. Thirty min. Till my Photoshop class. I should get sm reading done. http://www.jykthemuse.com
I think it’s necessary for the two countries to come together, for there will be a lot more strategic benefits than the downsides. but, to think that someone has to pay for it and that is going to be our generation is difficult to understand.
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle, but if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”—Marilyn Monroe
I found an all-u-can-drink wine bar in Jeongja. u pay 8,500w(equiv. to approx. 7 USD) per head and they just keep on bringing u the sweet grape juice. Their pasta and pizza are not bad either. I went with E and K last night and I ended sending some drunk texts and not being able to remember the key code to my house. How did I get in?? good grief.
It’s probably all the wedding talk we were having. Well. It was mostly E, the newly wed, and K, the soon-to-be-wed, talking and me just nodding and listening. They said they’ve never seen me so quite ever. Well. They’re not mistaken. Wedding is not something that I feel strongly about. Especially, when I have to discuss planning a wedding, which will be held in less than three months from now, with a friend, who was telling me just a month ago she was ready to break up with her mundane boyfriend!
I don’t get people sometimes.
I would be just as happy if I got married at a court, or if I didn’t get married at all because weddings cost way too much, especially in Korea. Koreans still pay dowry, which I find ridiculous. That’s pretty much what my parents had been saving up for for their entire life and they still don’t wanna spend it because “I will have to marry at SOME point.” Hmmm….
I definitely don’t wanna marry just because people think I should or because it’s about time, which is what’s happening to my friend. I feel bad for K in a way, for she is so unsure about everything. She can’t let her mind rest at ease either, which is quite typical for such a detail-oriented restless person, but it’s gotten worse over this whole thing. She’s losing weight left and right. Shouldn’t she be happy and excited instead? Everything around the wedding planning seems to come down to calculation. How romantic!
I look at all these married people around me and it is clear to me that marriage is quite overrated. I don’t see any benefit in taking on the formal ritual, as opposed to being in a committed relationship without it. Love and commitment are love and commitment whether you’re married or not and it doesn’t seem like marriage necessarily improves the state of either. It seems more like a business matter more than anything. Actually there ARE some tax benefits if you declare your legal status as married. That’s something to think about I suppose.
But then, what do I know about healthy relationships… It seems like it will remain a mystery to me for some time. I told myself I would not take a guy seriously anymore unless he a. speaks fluent English and Korean(intermediate level will do), b. is smarter than I am, c. enjoys traveling, d. cooks and e. loves me for who I am. (not in order of importance!) I’ve yet to come across a person that fits the exact profile and I shall not settle for anything less. They say I’m too picky n proud and they’re probably right. But then why shouldn’t I be? I think anyone deserves to find what he or she wants including myself.
Thank goodness there was wine, or else the LONG conversation last night would’ve been hard to endure. Gosh, I hope I didn’t say anything stupid. I don’t wanna be Miranda the night before Carrie’s wedding.