I skipped the hike. I wish I’d gone, but I am not out of sorts or down about it.
Pics on the internet being posted by these hiking folks don’t show the intended destination. Rather, it is some island. That’s the thing about C—you never know where you’ll end up and what’ll happen. As it was a day excursion outside Busan, I did not want to be stranded somewhere in a storm waiting for the driver to come back or trying to navigate a slippery rocky and muddy slope.
I woke up a bit late. Besides, there was a forecast for heavy rain and strong winds related to a “super typhoon” sweeping southern Japan. We usually get crummy weather when typhoons go through Japan, and it was clouding up and getting quite humid overnight. That’s why I was hesitant. I found a colleague and her sister form out of town getting ready to leave. They were undaunted. Had I been more prepared at that moment, I would have gone with them, but I had not yet finished my coffee and breakfast so I let it go.
Anyway, the job applications were still on my mind. I soon got to work submitting a couple more, most notably a university level business English job in Japan. I applied a couple of years ago and they were hot to interview me right away, but I was in the middle of a contract and not serious at the time. I was just researching. This time, I am ready. It would be perfect because the next cycle starts in May and goes through the summer. Even if I got the sessional instructor position back home, I would be able to do both because the first would finish up by the end of April. I am keen.
By the afternoon, no storm had begun and it got very quiet around here. I just relaxed and accepted it, glad to feel time moving slowly. I watched some short crime documentaries on Youtube. They are about tremendous heists by criminal masterminds with special talents. I am tempted to knock on a door and see who is in. I tried Y over Facebook, but there was no response. Anyway, I am content.