The Greek spectators, by looking into the abyss of human suffering and affirming it, passionately and joyously affirmed the meaning of their own existence. They knew themselves to be infinitely more than petty individuals, finding self-affirmation not in another life, not in a world to come, but in the terror and ecstasy alike celebrated in the performance of tragedies.
“Unlucky people miss chance opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else. They go to parties intent on finding their perfect partner, and so miss opportunities to make good friends. They look through the newspaper determined to find certain job advertisements and, as a result, miss other types of jobs. Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is there, rather than just what they are looking for.”
I’ve gotten used to living independently away from home.
I really enjoy the space and time away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore. Although I do look forward to going back to see my family and friends, I don’t want to leave Seoul. It’s funny how 3 months ago I was worried about not being able to make friends here or not being able to adapt to the living conditions here. Guess it helps that Seoul is very similar to Singapore!
Anyway, I realized that I do have a domestic goddess in me. Since I don’t have classes on Mondays, apart from taking the time to meet some homework deadlines and sleeping in, I use the time to clean up my room and prepare some meals for the next day. It’s thoroughly enjoyable! I love the cleanliness of my room after I’ve wiped and vacuumed it.. I love the neatness of my room after I’ve sorted out the laundry and placed other items back into their place. Strange how I don’t like doing household chores back in SG but I do enjoy it here.
Well, it’s less than a month before I’d be back (for a day), before flying to Hong Kong. I know that I’d definitely miss Seoul when I leave.. I did try to think of how I can leave without any sense of “loss”. But I guess it’s irrelevant especially when I have spent every single day meaningfully. I can only look back and smile upon the happy memories I have created here.
Oh yes, I’ve found another interesting activity here! It’s none other than… ONLINE SHOPPING! :)