Well my Jeju trip was good fun, full of touristy stuff, which at times was good, and at times was quite tedious, but I had a good time. I got some great pictures, which are posted on Facebook. Now, though, is my long winter vacation (long, read, 3 days off plus the 2 day weekend) and I’m mostly just chilling in Daejeon. I went out to meet some friends last night, and I had a really excellent time. Loud, boisterous people–the kind of people that you can tease without feeling like you’re hurting anyone, and well, that’s what I need. I’m starting to feel like I could make myself a niche here in the social realm, and that has been a long time coming, so it’s quite nice.
That said my lazy vacation is going to be great, because I can start finally posting photographs on my website, send home some cards, and do all the stuff that I have been too exhausted to do. Tonight, though, I’m going into Seoul for the huge New Years party, and the “Ringing of the Bells”, which is a Seoul tradition. The big decorated bell, like the kinds you find in Buddhist temples (like this one:)