Living in Seoul, the only time I see animals are when they're on my dinner plate or when it's one of those poor excuses of a dog that Koreans seem to like so much. And anyone who knows me will attest to my abiding love of - and interest in - animals. That's why I'm mildly excited about the fact a pigeon has laid a couple eggs on one of the balconies of this apartment building. What I ought to be saying is, "great, more avian rats to crap on me and spread disease." But I'm not saying that because I haven't watched a bird hatch her young since I left the States over three years ago. I'll take what I can get. The other reason I'm fascinated by this bird is that I never really believed baby pigeons existed. I figured they were just one of those urban legends - you know, like the one about Jamie Lee Curtis. Anyway, the bird's choice of a nesting place, is just outside the elevator landing on my floor, so I'm hoping no children or drunken adjoshis get it in their mind to make omelettes.
On other battle fronts...I've got the housing situation sorted. I signed on a place over by Seoul National University, which won't mean much to those of you outside of Korea, but suffice it to say I'll be living in a convenient area.
Of the remaining obstacles, the most daunting is the job hunt. I'm looking for a part-time position in the middle of the day. Good luck. It's out there, though. I just have to find it.