Not only did the 3plus come out recently (Thank goodness I didn't buy it) because now the 4 has been released. It is no wonder why the stock price continues to rise. Now at $87 more than double its opening value. But what is great is the ad. I mean it is so awesome, it will make you want to get up off your office chair and go have an adventure. Don't believe me well give it a watch. I am off to jump out of a helicopter.
Back to it all. So this weekend saw something a little different. In all my time that I have spent in Seoul I have never had a picnic on the Han River. I don't know why. It's free, it' beautiful and you throw in some snacks and a couple bottles of Soju and you have yourself a pretty awesome day.
Working in South Korea, is a constant adventure. I mean when I first decided to come here, the first reaction from most people was.....but why do you want to live where Kim Jong is in charge. I smiled and replied, well first off, that is not his name, and secondly, that is North Korea. For the more informed people, they still were wondering why I wanted to put myself in harms way. The answer to that was my first installment "Living in the Shadow of Nukes".
The ALS Ice Bucket challenge is a great cause and is close to raising 40 million dollars. So anyone saying what's the point, well that is the point. Anyway. I have seen some great challenges, but for me this one takes the cake. The Old Spice Guy really knows what he is doing.....MOTHER OF PEARL.
I don't claim to be a man who never sheds a tear and I never will. There are moments when you just feel the need to shed a few. Well after watching these three videos I had a good few rolling down the old cheeks. Does it still make me a real man? Hell yes it does. Come and give them a watch. If you don't shed a few then I don't know what is wrong with you. Anyway I am off to chop some wood and eat some gravy. You know manly things.
I have touched on this in the past, but I have never really gotten deep. You know wet suit deep. So let's dive in....By definition a stranger means: a person whom one does not know or with whom one is not familiar. Or a person who does not know, or is not known in, a particular place or community. And yes I am sure no one would dispute that. What I now know is how traveling is able to turn a stranger from a random person you pass on a street to a friend you will have for life.
So as most people would agree. Traveling is great, of course it comes with its challenges but that is all part of the awesome adventure. You learn so many different things about yourself that you wonder who that stranger was you left behind all those months ago. There are also those adjustments that you need to make. For me coming from Africa and growing up in a small town or village if you will, meant that the big city brought something new to the table. Again this weekend I found myself in the capital of South Korea, Seoul and it seems that it is possible to make every experience unique.
This has been one long week. I mean a week that I have not had in a while. As I write this it is 2:36 pm on a Friday afternoon and I am watching that clock on the wall. By clock on the wall I mean cell phone of course. Which I pull out my pocket every five minutes to see if something interesting has happened on one of the 6 social media apps I have. But let's get back to the point. Whether you are sitting in South Africa or you are somewhere else around the world, I am sure you are glad it is Friday. Even my unemployed friends will be breathing a sigh of relief as they finally have someone to hang out with now....