I’m alive (and really informed on current affairs)

I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 months since I wrote a blog post. This may be a hint as to how well my chaining of tasks and working on Couch to 5km have been going.

It’s October already. My birthday is this month. The best friend I’ve met in Korea goes home this month. I’m not really sure what I’m doing with my life.

A month ago I moved out of my boyfriend’s mum’s house and into my own apartment. That’s at least one thing off my 51 Things list, along with eating at some different restaurants and cafes. Since moving in by myself I have become well informed on current affairs, seeing as my TV spends the majority of the time tuned to BBC News. There are a lot of channels but they are almost all in Korean (obviously), so I have a smaller selection if I want to understand what’s going on. That said, I’m happy that there’s even a handful of English channels – along with BBC News I’ve got BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, CNN International News, Animal Planet, Discovery World and probably a couple of others. Also some of the Korean channels will screen English language movies with Korean subtitles.

As I write this, I’m watching breaking news on the BBC: a live international press conference with Russian’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, about the situation in Syria. So, you know, I’m learning stuff, which is cool (like who the Foreign Minister of Russia is, that’s totally gonna come up at a quiz night). I also recently got into watching Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – I know right, why did it take me so long? You get to learn important stuff, feel righteously angry and laugh. Not many shows can offer you that. So all in all I’m feeling pretty informed on world issues in general.

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Here’s a photo of John Oliver looking like he’s laying the smack down on some bureaucratic bullshit in a damning yet witty manner.

I don’t have a desk or table of any kind, so study has become difficult and pretty much fallen by the wayside for now. However I am hopeful I will acquire some furniture soon, even though I am now really low on money for reasons to be expanded on in a future post. There’s also more to be said about my new apartment situation and how my chaining of tasks went (it wasn’t all bad), but I will save that for a time when I am organised and have photos, and it’s not 1am. For now, this was a quick update when I felt the sudden motivation to actually write a blog post and thought I’d better take advantage of it, or it may never happen again!

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7 Responses

  1. Monica says:

    I loooove John Oliver! He makes me want to get out there and do something about the issues he brings up, but I don’t really live in America anymore, so I’m stuck with overseas voting I guess…

    • Alice says:

      Same! Lots of the issues are universal so I feel like I can do something about them.. sadly so far I’m all talk and no action, but I would love to do more >.<

  2. Yes!! to James Oliver, he’s really great and even as a Non-American, I sometimes wish I could vote (or that we had a John Oliver in Europe).
    And congratulations on your new apartment!
    Btw, I have not forgotten it and would love to start penpaling 😉 Just send me your new address to lostmyheartinjapan@yahoo.com and I’ll start (^_^)

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