I realized I have the flu this morning. I ate oranges and took extra vitamin tablets. I napped for around a half hour mid-morning.
Our Chapter Korea TESOL meeting went well. There were nearly 30 participants. Perhaps the talk on how to get a job in a university was a special draw. J’s presentation got off to a slow start but went well and provoked some questions. He talked about videos in the classroom.
Speaking of job information, the Director of the institute where we get free space for our meetings came to ask for a meeting with me after our seminars. I met him and, after all the necessary social gestures and small talk, he asked our Chapter to advertise a job opening at the institute. We also talked about a request for a substitute in late December. I am considering doing that; it is only for three hours every morning for five days a week for three weeks. I could do it, as classes at BUFS would be over. I asked for the details about these two openings.
I actually squeezed in some shopping today. Near the institute where we held the meetings is an old style underground traditional market. In the back of my mind was the idea of getting new winter shoes before I set out today. I was actually looking for accessories for my Hallowe’en costume but I did not reach that goal. I bought other stuff, though. I ended up finding a pair of loafers that fit well enough and bought them because they were made in a style I like and cost only $15. I walked through the mall after our meetings and discovered a few used clothing stores there. I scanned over some racks eyeing the cardigans and jackets and found a deal on a knit jacket that would be suitable for wearing with skirts and dress slacks. Three dollars for it! Then I bought gloves. I had a few more items in mind but did not get anything else at the mall. However, a vendor happened to be on the subway and so I bought a packet of envelopes from him. After getting off the subway, I was walking up the hill to my place when I decided to slip into a “dollar” (thousand won) store and found a deal on body wash gel. In total, I spent under 30 bucks for a knit jacket, shoes, gloves, envelopes and body wash. Not bad.
My muscles are aching a bit and I am sleepy. I ate some Kalkooksu on the way home. I just snacked on some puffed oats that I picked up for two bucks from a street vendor near our building. Now I am watching a documentary on Youtube. I will have to lie down soon.