Transitions commence new adventures. Make 'em last…
Thanks to my ipod, I was able to capture a few images during Typhoon Bolaven’s strike on Gimpo, South Korea during a scheduled jog through town the same day. All in all, it was fortunately fairly weak when it struck the Seoul area in comparison to what was experienced in Okinawa, however, in southern parts of South Korea there was some significant damage that has been highlighted on several of my friend’s blogs.
Most Seoul area students were given the day off, and since I had a few remaining vacation days before I start my new contract on September 1st, I decided to seize the opportunity to use one since I can’t roll them over. In all honesty, I don’t think there would have been a major problem if students would have attented school, but better safe than sorry I suppose. Day-offs are always great and I certainly had fun with my neighbors tossing giant paper airplanes in the tumultuous wind from my apartment building’s roof; it certainly brought back memories from my fun, mischievous childhood.
I was one of the only crazy fools out in the streets during the main thrust of the typhoon, which wasn’t all that bad, jogging through town dodging tree limbs controlled by the capricious wind and getting slapped with fast bursts of rain without warning. With almost no one on the streets, it felt like I owned the town.