I am spending the day at home. It is raining today after all so C did not succeed in a second try at getting people together for a hike today. Anyway, I have things to do at home.
I need to buy more groceries, as vegetables and fruit are running low and I have been using up a lot of the food that the three building mates and colleagues left for me last week at the times of their departures for their vacations. However, not many places are open on Sundays, and I just never got around to going out even though a couple of markets in another neighborhood within walking distance are open on Sundays.
Rather, I did some light tasks at home. I got back into studying for Korea because the third level of online lessons start up on Tuesday evening. I reviewed some of the lessons in level two. Also, I have a short presentation to prepare for our KOTESOL members’ discussion teaching tips next Saturday. I made some notes for it, and I decided to make some handouts in my campus office sometime this week.
Other than that, not much has happened. I reviewed my banking and prepared to make some payments. I called the disabled brother in Canada.
Also, I thought of a new little project. I contacted some friends about booking a little retreat up the East coast at Sokcho in September when we have a five-day long weekend. It is known as a beautiful place with good beaches and is next to the best known national park. I was thinking of going there on my own this summer, but it would be more fun to go with friends and the weather is usually better in September. Since it is far away and takes quite a trek for over seven hours one way by bus, or paying for a local flight, I may as well try to arrange the best possible trip. I have had three replies about this idea: one sign of interest and two not available.
Things are quiet with regards to the planning of the peace mission. I shall have to follow up on some related tasks this coming week. Right now, the tasks at hand involve trying to make sure that S has some opportunities to talk to people about his cause.
It is a “Dark Knight” movie trilogy marathon weekend on TV. There has been nothing much else of interest, except for clever and kind of cute an indie mystery movie on the “Sundance” channel. I am grateful to have access to that channel as an alternative to all the blockbuster and pop TV programming and movies that OCN and another channel broadcast. There is a small range of selection. This past week, I have been watching some interesting documentaries on contemporary astrology, and some travel and culture programming on the Travel channel and TV5 “Monde”. I am grateful to the TV5 Monde network for the coverage of news in Montreal and elsewhere in the francophone universe, as well as offers of more choices in movies.