Ankle ligament

December 9, 2008

One week ago I decided to ride bicycle on weekend and explore the Gumi city as long as I can. When I came back and measured  I found that overall I run more than 15km, which is unusual for my body weight. Good job – I lost extra pounds, however next day I was limping on my right foot and extreme pain on certain position while walking or pressing to some points. I thought it was a muscle tension, however after a week not better. Then I went to doctor and he says that this is my ankle ligament. The clinic I’m getting treatment is acupuncture clinic in Indong area. Too many needles, to high voltage through my leg. Today they are going to burn… it’s called MAX.

In my case I have injured Tibiocalcaneal ligament, hopefully just over stretched a little and not cut. There is no way at the moment to make sure without MRI, which is very expensive here. I’ll wait for the acupuncture treatment to finish and if still no help I should do something else…

Update: I have fully recovered my ankle, thanks everyone for asking!


Mountain Sangnisan

December 8, 2008

Couple pictures from the trip to mountain excursion where Samsung took all Gumi foreigners. The place is really beautiful. People in generally do care about their nature and all they got. I saw many temples and also giant Buddha statue.

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Tomato brew haus

December 8, 2008

Couple weeks ago me and my friends went to strange buffet/restaurant with even more strange name “Tomato brew haus”. Lot of beer, food, including numerous see foods. One can eath to death. A very nice place for birthday party and actully all kind of events and not that costly – about 18,000 KRW.
Will try to post some pictures whenever get a chance.


Better late than too late

December 8, 2008

Finally decided to create a blog for myself although I am too lazy for this.

I recently moved to South Korea to work with Samsung. The city I live now and work has the biggest Samsung plant. However, there is not much here to have fun or spent time at all. Just a provincial city with about 300k population. The 3rd biggest city in SK Daegu is one hour far from me. Whenever I buy a car here I should go there once a week.

I need to learn Korean, nobody can speak English outside of the company, it is extremely difficult to communicate. Company provided for me Korean teacher, but it’s not helping a lot. Either I am lazy or learning Korean culture is more interesting than Korean language.

Girls are cute here though.

Koreans are very nice and friendly people, although they avoid communicating to foreigners. In some cases you may say that they are close minded. Their culture is adorable, so much respect and politeness to olders and parents. They never say no even if they have to. They bow to each other as greeting.

The food worth a separate post but since I’m on diet losing weight I better shortly describe. It’s SPICY. The national food is called gimchi, which is not main food, you can use it as an appetizer or salad. The rest is rice, soups, radish, seafood, meat on sticks and a lot of strange things I’ve never seen before.

By the way, so far I’ve lost 15kg since I came here, will keep losing.

That’s pretty much it for now.