I am totally packed for the voyage to Japan. Also, my gear for the Peace Mission activity is laid out. I do not know whether I will actually go, but I am ready. I expect that conditions will be poor for such an activity.
I have just been puttering around to complete the packing, cook a pasta casserole for lunch and dinner, and wash my hair then wash a couple of items of delicate clothing. Between each of those tasks, I have been playing the computer games or watching news and other programs on and off. I put in nearly another hour of studying.
I have started doing another cute game. It does not require regular maintenance so I amuse myself with it as much as it pleases me. I just breed and raise dragons, build their habitats, expand my territories and occasionally have my dragon teams fight other teams if I want. I wanted something new but with little commitment and maintenance time.
Actually, I wrote another segment for the Confessions project. Inspired by my recent meal out with my department head, I wrote about the awkwardness and precautions of going solo to dine with a boss. I think it is witty. Since I told a colleague about this project and he seemed delighted by it, I sent him the working document to get his response. We will see.
S just confirmed by email that he got to his hotel in Seoul as scheduled. Whew. His landing today was probably okay, though news reported thundershowers in Seoul. It must be difficult for him to arrive alone in the rain in a huge strange city and make his way by train to the city center. I gave him instructions.
I told him to be prepared for the bad weather, and to anticipate that our event scheduled for tomorrow may be cancelled. The group has not sent a message, but I may not get one in any case because I preempted a message from them and wrote to them to say that I will not take the trip to the countryside in stormy weather, though I might go just for the afternoon if the rain is moderately heavy or better. Maybe they are booking motel rooms or traditional minbak (inn) space.
The big storm is taking longer to arrive to the peninsula. In fact, its approach is remarkably gradual. After the earlier predictions had said it would arrive by today, there has only been light to medium rainfall in my area today (Saturday). The forecasts still predict a tropical storm starting later tonight lasting through Monday, with winds up to 36km/hr. It seems to be building itself up now. Boy, is it humid! I wish it would thunder and roar and get it done with.
I am not looking for another day stuck at home, especially since my supply of food is getting depleted. I won’t want to go out in extreme weather for food, even if stores are open. Yet, I won’t want to start consuming the stuff that I collected and stored for the day of our return from Japan.
Whatever happens, I will try to keep up this blog. As before, there may be delays in posting each entry as I travel. I pledge to keep writing in a notebook and posting the writings as soon as a get the chance to do so. Please bear with me.