Sunday, July 31, 2016

KGSP - Escaping the Heat

This week was pretty fun. A few members of our lab are gone this week cause they're on a conference trip, so as a result it was a pretty calm and relaxing week in the lab. It was nice cause we just got to chill and do things at our own pace.

One of our lab members had the idea to do an escape room after lab one day. I've never done one before and I've always wanted to do one, so I was really down for it. We ended up going with a total of five people, and despite 3/5 of us having never done an Escape before, we chose the hardest one.

It was supposed to be scary too.

It was pretty neat. The first half of the game was actually nice. It was dark, kinda creepy and required a lot of spatial problem solving. I managed to help out a decent amount in that section. However once we got to the second part of the game, it got less exciting.

All of a sudden we were in a lit environment, so it didn't feel scary anymore. All the puzzles ended up being like, words and math, so as the non-Korean in the group I really couldn't help out as much anymore. Regardless, it was a fun experience.

Made it with minutes to spare too.

It was also one of our labmate's birthdays this week, so as usual we prepped the whole gifts and cake thing. But since we were just off of doing this escape room, the same girl that suggested we do the escape room suggested we make finding the presents in an escape-room-esque way.

That was kinda fun. We bought some locks and created some puzzles and had the birthday girl solve them in order to get her presents. Honestly it kinda just felt like a lot of team building exercises this week. That was nice though cause we normally don't hang out that much.

In other news, I taped my laptop. But it needs re-taping.

Aside from that, this week has been super hot and super humid. But some of my friends decided to do an outdoor barbecue on Saturday, and so despite the heat we all decided to go and have this barbecue. Man it was so hot and there were so many mosquitoes.

Regardless, that was already pretty fun. It was just a night of hanging out and eating food. Standard barbecue fare. I got bit by a ton of mosquitoes but I guess you can't avoid stuff like that when you're literally outside on a mini-mountain next to a small forest.

Aw yea, meeeaaaat.

I got some decent work done this week, but I really needed to get more stuff done. Hopefully this coming week I'll get more stuff done. Have a decent amount of work I need to get done before the summer ends.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

KGSP - The Heat

This was the first week back in Korea since my small trip back home. This has also probably been the hottest week this year so far. Holy crap is so damn hot. It's like 30 something degrees outside and humidity is pretty high too.

Everything just feels disgusting the moment you leave an AC'd space. It's especially worse in my room because the air circulation isn't that good so the air gets really stale and just heats up a lot. I ended up caving and buying a fan for my room.

Another thing that takes up space in my room.

So now I have the AC and fan on working overtime. The AC cools the room down and the fan distributes the air. It's nice, but the fan is kinda scary. It actually spins really quickly, even on the weakest setting so it sounds like a race car.

Lab work for the most part has been pretty standard this week, just casually working on my project. I wanted to go to Seoul to see some friends this weekend, so I did. I went yesterday and came back today. Not a very long trip, but it was nice.

My Japanese friend even gave me some random snacks.

We just ended up chilling, as best as we could in the heat, and then today before coming back to Daejeon I went to play some Magic at the store. It's been a while so that was nice, but I was a bit unprepared and got pretty unlucky with draws today.

But yea, I dunno. Being back in Korea is a thing.

Monday, July 18, 2016

KGSP - A Brief Respite

So I haven't had a blog post in a while. Reason being I went home for two weeks and only got back to Korea last night. It was really nice to be back home. Seeing all my friends and family again was nice, and obviously just being in Canada again was great.

But alas, I'm back in Korea now. Things haven't really changed here. Just lab work as usual. As least now I don't have classes, but the jet lag is getting to me a bit so I'm just tired still. Starting next week I'll do regular posts again.