Toronto_2013, a set on Flickr.Via Flickr:
September - December 2013
최근에 한국 들어오기 전엔 토론토에 발령나 있었다. 이제 더 이상 그 회사에서 일 안한다.
부당해고 당하면서 앞으로 매일 정장입는 기업문화에 절대 다시는 기여하지 않겠다고 다짐했다.
일주일 후, 로버트가 자살을 했다는 소식을 들었다.
암울했고 이런저런 쓰잘데 없는 약한 생각이 들기 시작했다. 숨쉬며 살아있는 것의 목적, 인간의 본성, 양심없는 인간들과 여러 조직기관들이 부리는 꼼수의 고질성, 머 이런 시시콜콜한 것들에 대해 격하게 우울해졌고 돈을 벌기 위해 사는 삶이 지겨워지기 시작했다. 또 한번 배부르기 위해 줏대없이 1년을 낭비했구나 하는 생각도 들고…
토론토에 아는 사람들이 꽤 되서 심심하진 않았으나 진정한 친구의 의미를 다시금 되새기게 된 계기도 되었다. (마크야 영원한 굳빠이다 이쉐끼)
아직도 카메라 들고 어쩔줄을 모른다. 주책없는 여자.
I started obsessing over the construction site off my balcony and ended up taking pictures on a regular basis. Sometimes I would do it everyday. Sometimes I would do it every other week. Sporadic, but insistent. It was a cheap move given it was just off my balcony, but the fucking construction site never failed to wake me up at 7am sharp every goddamn weekday AM. I’m 100% sure it was collectively hated with passion by all tenants living on this side of the building.
However, I did manage to allure a couple of good friends to come visit me in TO. The first one was the great Julia, who flew in from NYC herself and showed me what being an uber bitchy new yorker was all about and reminded me how crazily toxic my work environment was.
And then there was Josiah who nearly died from eating some Thai food that was supposed to be dairy-free. I thought I had to take him to an ER one night, but we drank a lot, hung out with the girls and had great time when I wasn’t piled with work.
You have no idea how honoured and happy I was have them around and be the voices of sanity and reason. I’m forever grateful.
During Josiah’s visit, I successfully managed to lose my Nikon FE2 - another classic Joon move - so the pictures of Josiah are probably the last couple shots taken with the camera. Now, the only decent cameras I have are Lomo LC-W and a Canonet. I don’t know about the Panasonic I have. Either way, I don’t have a decent digital camera anymore. 쉣이다 쉣.
On the upside, Toronto was awesome in a sense that i suddenly found myself in demand as far as dating goes. Toronto turned me into a bit of a slut to be honest. and Boy did I deserve the fun! TO, you’re my ego booster.
Enchanté and à la prochaine, Toronto.