The clean-up continued
today. Right now, a back-hoe and a dump-truck are being used to remove piles of
dirt and rubble. Though there were some sunshiny moments today, so that the mud
has been turning into dust, rain is forecast. It feels really humid again now,
so I think the rain will resume tonight.
L wanted to meet me
for coffee in my neighbourhood this morning; however, she called it off shortly
before the meeting time. I therefore took advantage of the free time to get
some errands done. I paid for the phone, bought vegetables and fish, and went
to the bank. I needed to get my bank book updated, for it hadn’t been updated
in four months. Yesterday, was pay-day, so today I was ready to transfer funds
from my day-to-day bank account into my general savings account. I put on my hiking boots because the streets were very muddy and walked over to another district to get to my bank.
Actually, I want
the saved cash ready to go in case I make a big purchase. I have been
communicating with a realtor about a small parcel of land in Canada. I may buy
it as an investment, as it is in an area with proven growth potential and it is
a plot on a large section that the city has rezoned for city development. I
have been reflecting on the prospect. I asked the agent some questions over
email today while I think it over.
I may see L
tomorrow anyway, as our colleague and coordinator, P, has called for an
off-campus for planning a writing class. He would like everyone teaching the
writing course to have common goals and he would like us to share teaching
ideas. I think it is a good idea to meet and discuss the class.
I did not go to
campus today, though I am curious. I’ll see it tomorrow afternoon, I guess,
when I go back to the gym to do my exercise routine there. P told us that there
has been flooding on campus, and some water leaks into buildings. The main
access road is certainly not usable. He and others shared photos of the road
after the flooding had receded. It is terribly damaged that it looks like a
rumpled carpet, and it is cracked and broken in places. P reported a large hole
where the pavement had collapsed from which water was flowing out; perhaps that
was from a broken drainage pipe or an underground water source.
I must study to prepare for tonight's Korean class. I just put in two hours and wanted to take a break from studying. I still have more to do but I am leaving until after supper.
To relax, I checked the TV programs but nothing interesting was on so I went back to the computer to fiddle around with my games. However, some agency is blocking all my games! It is called GRAC and is some South Korean game rating agency. Its messages informed me that the games would be blocked until GRAC has rated them. Geez! I wrote a report to Facebook, where my games are housed and to where they are linked for the use by Facebook users like me. I have been using these games for several years. Anyway, without TV or games, I felt I may as well write this blog entry now. At
least I have the games provided by Microsoft on this computer, and cooking
usually relaxes me.