Lunar New Years 2017
Missed buses, lost credit cards and alcohol abuse.. with some snowboarding. This sums up my Lunar New Years. The Lunar New Year’s is celebrated by many countries in Asia and falls between January 21th and February 20th. The date differs every year and marks the beginning of the new year on the Gregorian Calendar.
Traditionally it’s spent with family and watching fireworks thought I opted for a bit more debaucherous version. Since the holiday allowed me a few extra days off work, I decided to join a tour group that was heading up to the north eastern part of the country to one of the bigger mountains for a snowboarding trip.
A lack of value..
3:42pm – Thursday, January 19, 2017. Classroom on the 3rd floor of my school in Gwangju, South Korea.
I can feel the blood volume increasing in my head and my temple throbs from stress. I could probably hear the throbbing if it wasn’t for the cumulative screaming of 6 children.
Sometimes they pay me the morsel of respect by acknowledging me when I direct my voice, gaze and hand gestures at them. Sometimes they don’t.
Whether it’s from a genuine lack of understanding or an utter lack of care. I’ll probably never know.
Monthly payments, Cars and Debt..
I was recently updating my resume. Looking at the jobs I held previous to teaching in South Korea . My most recent ex-job was selling cars. A Korean brand, ironically.
If you’ve bought a car in the last few years, chances are it was fairly new and probably financed. I should know, since 90% of the deals that went through my dealership were financed.
Coming from a family that very rarely bought things on credit and shunned debt, I found it rather peculiar for so many people to sign on for the better part of a decade worth of monthly payments.
Part II: The Supplement Game
This is part II of a 2 part series. Read part I here.
The US supplementation industry is estimated at 37 billion for 2016.
So there’s a lot of money on the line, and a lot of cash to fuel the marketing machine. Meaning a large percentage is spent on ensuring consumers continue and increase buying.
Part I: In The Gym
This is Part I of a 2 part series. Read Part II here.
I’ve been hiding a bit of myself from you. Though less mischievous and exciting are my secrets than you might be hoping for. My interests in minimalism and fitness.
Odd topics to bring up together, wouldn’t you agree?