This is Me

By , July 12, 2012 12:38 am


Yes, this is me.  52 years old. And in better shape than I’ve been in for probably 20 years.  I bought a few new pairs of pants when I was home in February because my old ones were all too big. They sagged on my butt.  Well, the new ones all sag now, too.  I have no idea how much I weigh – we don’t have a scale and I don’t go anywhere that does – but I’ve lost more weight and have even (almost) lost the “love handles” I’ve carried for  years.  Several people have commented recently on how slim, trim and fit I look.

I think I have as many grey hairs as I did in the late 90s when I worked in a stressful job selling software. Sure, I have stress now, but it’s more likely along the lines of “where will I buy some western food since tonight I’m tired of Korean food?” rather than “To whom and where will I sell enough software to make my quota and keep my high paying job?” And if that’s the kind of stress I have, then I guess I don’t have much to fret over.

I really do want to move back to the USA next year, but I’m going to miss the lifestyle I have here: I work far less than a 40 hour week, I make decent money, I have lots of time to exercise and work on things I like to, City Hall and the Police Agency know me professionally, I have a few hundred friends here and  run into many of them when I go to any of the couple dozen places that serve western food or drinks. There certainly is a list of things I could rattle off that I’m not thrilled with in Korea, but you’ve probably heard them all already.

So, I’ll just leave it at that.  I’m happy.  Happy birthday to me.

2 Responses to “This is Me”

  1. Peggy says:

    You look great Mard! Hope your birthday was good. Love you.

  2. Tria says:

    Hi Zarina!I would to ask your opinion. Which is the best way to traevl to Jeju? By KTX/Ferry via Mokpo or flight? Im a budget traevller.Here is my tentative schedule:1st day: Go to busan by KTX (getting 5days pass). 2nights stay.3rd day: Jeju. Take KTX- Daejeon-Seodaejeon-mokpo. From mokpo, taking ferry to Jeju. 2nights stay.5th-10thday: Seoul. 5nights stayI am hoping using KTX will minimise the traevl time between cities. But on the 3rd day, im abit sceptical about the interchange between daejeon-seodeajeon and hoping can catch the 9am ferry from mokpo to jeju. Is it practical to do this way? I hope you can shed some lights on this. Big thanks!

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