i was up at 5 am this morning. showered in my cold apartment. sipped half a cup of coffee before heading out the door into the freezing darkness of what felt to be the first morn of winter. caught a bus to seoul at 6. arrived just before 9. made it to the canadian embassy and back to the bus station by 10:30. had to wait over an hour for the next bus back to sokcho, which departed at 11:50. back in my apartment at just after 3:30. at work in time enough for my 4:30 class. which happened to be cancelled. as was my 5:30 class. as was my 6:20 class. :/
it has been the coldest day in sokcho since i arrived. on the drive home from seoul, i spied patches of ice in the muddy puddles of every rice paddy we passed. this well into the day at 3 pm. and the sun was blasting. for mid november, that's damn cold.