Ah, where has the time gone?
I wanted my next post to be a more meaningful and personal post but I decided to save the post for next time. I just wanted to update where I am and what I’ve been doing (aside from spamming my Twitter feed with Nu’est related items). The first is that as everyone may or may not know, my family moved a few months back.
The new area that we moved to is not rural but very rural compared to where we used to live, which is only 10-20 minutes away, depending on traffic. Great things about our new home: lots of visible stars at night, fresh produce, cow sight-seeing every day, and a super safe neighborhood. But now that it’s been a few months, the not-so-great things are starting to show up as well. This includes: a long drive to church, a lack of a diverse community, we’re no longer close to any Korean markets, a longer bus commute and worst off all, really bad wifi connection.
My family has been noticing that our internet connection kept disconnecting, and so we kept having to reset our router. We finally called our provider and found out we can’t really do anything about it and the reason being is that we live in such a rural neighborhood. Which sucks because my graduate school is all online. So when I come home from work, I have a really hard time watching my lectures because the internet keeps disconnecting. I’ve found ways around this by doing homework during my spare time at work (when it’s slow), and after my internship (which ends at 2:30 in the afternoon).
This is also one of the reasons I haven’t really been blogging. I know this is a really privileged concern but life without wifi is very hard, haha.
And also something happened recently! It’s not very exciting, more a little scary I guess? But it was the first time this ever happened to me so I thought I would share it here. I ride the bus to work and my second bus stop is in a sketchy neighborhood. It’s not so bad, except the bus stop is located right next to a homeless men’s shelter. And I try not to be judgmental against homeless people because they have lots of problems and they’re struggling and I don’t want to add to that by judging them internally. And usually nothing happens but I was just standing there and I felt a sudden weight around my shoulders.
So of course I was confused, I looked up and about less than a foot away from my face was this man’s! Smiling at me! I was so shocked that I instantly ran away and this nice group of ladies told me I could stand next to them T_T I was like “Whew” but then he followed me!! And tried to put his arm around me again!! I was so shocked and startled. Thank goodness for kind strangers!
And in other goal related news, I haven’t been doing Inktober at all.
My archival internship is also going pretty well. I’ve been transcribing oral recordings of interviews and even though the work gets tedious sometimes, I’ve been learning a lot of interesting things! I think it’s interesting mainly because I get a glimpse into someone’s life. And the two recordings I’ve done, both of them are retired, so it’s interesting to hear the perspective of someone whose dedicated their whole lives to this one thing (both medical related fields).
I’ve also secured a capstone project (probably about 70% confirmed). A capstone project is my final project for graduate school. I’m working in a team and we’re going to be doing it with (most likely) the Wing Luke Museum. The Wing Luke Museum is an Asian-American museum, mostly about Asian-American experiences in the Northwest. We’re probably either going to do a project on digitizing articles about Japanese internment camps or transcribing/translating oral history recordings.
If you want to check out their website, they have an online database with their materials here. If you have time, I recommend looking at the website. They have a lot of cool things!
This weekend, I might be going to a pumpkin patch, depending on how great the weather is. If we do, I’ll finally be able to finish one roll (I have one picture left)!!
Thanks for reading <3