I'm still without the Internet, and doing all of my correspondence during work breaks, which is my excuse for going so long without writing. All-in-all, things have been going along swimmingly, though (less the swimming, of course.)
Once my family left everything settled back down to a pleasant routine. The weather has started to cool off, so I wake up early every morning to a crisp, yellow air seeping through my vented windows. Sometimes I go for a run. More often I promptly talk myself out of going for a run and read a little, or do the dishes. School is quite pleasant. I find that I love my job more and more as the months pass. It fills my days with variety, so I'm never bored, and provides me with oodles of entertainment (which is very important to me.) After work I often walk the long way home, diverting myself through Central Park, unless I have to swing by E-Mart for a few groceries. I gave up on cooking for myself for a while, deferring to Korean fast food, but I've started back up again. That's a bit of an exaggeration. Lately my staples have been corn flakes, pancakes, and grilled cheese sandwiches.
In the evenings I spend a lot of my time reading and tidying up my apartment. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I spend three hours on a language exchange with my buddy Joel, half the time in Korean and half the time in English. Unfortunately, Joel is leaving for Australia in a month, so I'll have to arrange an alternate study buddy.
My weekends have been very full the last little while. I keep meeting up with friends for things like movies, hiking, dinners, parties, church activities, and the rare date. I've been in and out of Seoul so many times this month that I burned up my usual $40 dollars per month transportation fund in two weeks. Oops.
Anyway, the point of all this was just to say that, generally speaking, my life is charmed, but still pretty ordinary. I am doing well, even without the Internet in my apartment (a point that surprises me entirely.)
And for now, that's all I need, so that's all you get.