The Last Week

By , February 5, 2013 10:36 am

It’s Tuesday and I’ve got one final week in Korea.  I’ve got just a few classes to finish up this week, hand off books to new teachers and turn in attendance reports. Later this week on Friday evening, I’ve got a going-away party.  Should be fun – just a night at one of my favorite foreigner bars here in town, but quite a few people should be there.  Following that, we’ll drive to Pohang on Saturday to stay with MyeongHee’s family for Lunar New Year.  Last time to spend the weekend on the floor, and I’m sure her family will give me a bit of the third degree about why/where/when/etc regarding going back to the USA.

Still waiting to hear about a job or two. I had five interviews with a company in San Franciso, CA and Austin, TX. I think they liked me but I don’t know how much competition I had.  I hadn’t heard from them since last week, but the recruiter said the hiring manager was out of town. I had another interview yesterday with an Austin,TX company but that was very preliminary.  I’d really love to have a job waiting when I come back to the US, but that’s looking slimmer and slimmer.

One last note, there’s a lot of things I’ll miss about Korea.  Here’s a good one: I went to a small clinic late last week. I thought I had a bladder infection. So the Dr. did his consultation, I gave them a urine sample and went on my way. They called back two days later and I went back in to discuss the results – all is fine, and probably just irritated things from riding the bike so much. No bladder infection, no STD and no prostate problems.  So, two visits, one lab test. Total out of pocket cost: $16.72.  That’s kind of where America needs to get to.  It shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg for basic care. I suspect that little trip would have cost a few hundred dollars, or more likely, cost me regularly a few hundred dollars in insurance had I gone to a clinic in the USA.

 

One Response to “The Last Week”

  1. Peggy says:

    I will miss this site. 🙁 But will love having you back!!

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