Today I finally got my flight information, I am leaving Toronto at 11:50 on March the 4th, flying directly to Korea. I am going to be flying for about 15 hours. I get in to Korea (Seoul) at 3:30am on Sunday the 6th their time and I have a 12 hours lay over. My friend Laura is living in Seoul right now so I am hoping to connect with her so that I can visit her while I'm in between. Then I have a 6 hour flight from Seoul to Singapore.
Things are getting pretty stressful with trying to get ready in time and deal with the emotional impact of leaving everyone behind and especially saying goodbye to Alfie.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I am starting to get excited. Still scared and stuff, but also excited. My finalized departure date is March 4th, the Ministry is supposed to send me my departure information in the next few days. They sent me the information on my hotel when I first get there, the website looks pretty cool and I've looked at the map and it should be easy to go to the Botanic Gardens and lots of cool food markets from there. Also, it is near a SingTel phone dealer which is good because one of the first things I want to do when I get there is to get an iPhone so that I can call home and such.
Monday, February 7, 2011
This weekend I turned 24. I spent my birthday in Windsor saying goodbye to a huge portion of my Canadian friends who I know I won't see again for quite some time. It was very hard and probably the hardest of all of the preparations that I had to make to leave for Singapore. I know that I'm not leaving them forever but it is still incredibly hard to say "See you in like, I dunno, a year or something?" to people who are like your family. I don't want to think about what it will be like to actually say goodbye to my family...