Tomorrow I will leave Japan and embrace the next chapter in my life in South Korea. As much as I should be full of anxiety I am also full of excitement.
What will the kids be like?
How can I make my lessons fun and exciting?
But Japan has been a wonderful time. I know I commented in my last post about the differences and kind of made a negative comment about Koreans. I want to say that neither Koreans nor Japanese are better than each other. They are who they are but that doesn't mean I think one race is better than the other. It is just a bit shocking to find the world ticking differently. Sometimes the differences are a relief and other times they really don't make a splash.
Today I made it out to Kyoto for a little trip to the Chion-in temple which is near the Gion district known for it's Geishas. I had a good time and sat inside the temple observing the rituals that were taking place.
Again I was reminded how far I have come in life and what is next for me.
After I move and get settled there is so much I want to start. I really want to focus on a healthy diet and exercise plan. Not something crazy to loose a lot of weight but a plan that is focused on being healthy.
Out here I can't read the labels on the foods so I don't really know the calorie count. But this can be overcome with translation. In general though I want to find healthy and tasty foods that can be easily bought here and translate them into a healthy diet. I think for must of us expats (or some) we kind of just forget about healthy eating since shopping can be daunting.
The reality is that I want to snap out of my dependence on eating out (since it is thought of as cheap here) and cook at home. I use to cook at home back in America and I am sure I can get back into it here.
Well my cup is full of stuff to do. For now I just need to focus on getting back to Korea and moving all my stuff. I promise to write up posts from my trips out here with the pictures...darn internet here still has been lagging.
Here is a picture I managed to upload... a transportation pic~