I was laying in bed on Sunday morning, doing utterly nothing but sitting there and looking out the window on the sunny day I would not be taking part in due to a hangover and recovering broken ankle. I don’t know if it’s Korea or I’m just getting older, but the hangovers are horrendous these days.
Anyway, I checked my wallet to see the damage from the previous night.
I had managed to have a great night out on only $25. Cheap drinks at the bars, and even cheaper from the convenience stores. You can drink freely in public in this wondrous land.
Obviously I’m a fan of writing. I think I’ve always been. Ever since high school and university, I always found essay assignments and paragraph questions on exams to be a breeze. I feel like I’m better able to express myself through pen and paper – or fingers to keys – as opposed to spoken word.
Actually, thinking back now I know that to be true. That’s why I joined Toastmasters years ago. You’ve got to balance the strengths and weaknesses. But I digress.
Besides the enjoyment I get from organizing my thoughts in somewhat clearer ideas, there are evident benefits to moving what’s bouncing around in your head into literature. When I refer to writing things down, I mean writing a book, articles, blog posts, to-do lists, and whatever other forms of writing you can think of or imagine.
It wasn’t too many years ago I thought the answer to happiness was eternal beach bumming. Without responsibility, without care.. Without purpose.
I used to think constant work, whether for yourself or – especially – for someone else was modern slavery. I bought into the meme ‘your life is more than work and bills’.
I’m not so sure anymore.
Spring has officially sprung in South Korea. The cherry blossom trees are blooming, the weather is heating up – I had to turn on my A/C the other day for the first time, and the mini skirts have surfaced.
Similar to North America, wedding season is beginning to ramp up into full swing.
To Boldly go where no man has gone before..
I don’t consider myself much of a nerd. Never got into video games too deep, and I didn’t ever find comic books as too enticing. Honestly I don’t believe I’ve seen the full set of original Star Wars movies, and I’ve maybe seen one original Star Trek episode.
One could argue I am a bit of a nerd for finance, though.
Recently I came across a list of rules regarding business. The ironic part, is that they are based on a society of ultra-capitalist aliens from the fictional TV series, Star-Trek. The list is called the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. Ferengi is the name of a race of aliens or whatever they are on the show.