Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

It's Fulltime and I'm off to Korea

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

It's Fulltime and I'm off to Korea

Article excerpt

WELL, this is it.

I'm off. Retired. Benched. Traded. Whatever you want to call it, this is the last Girl Talk.

I'm actually quite sad. Sadder than I thought I would be. After all, we've spent Tuesday mornings together for the past three or so years.

I know we haven't always gotten along. I know that at times I've been flippant. A little harsh. Maybe even to quick to judge.

But I have always been honest.

I have laughed with some of you when you have posted your own two cents in answer to mine.

I've complained (good naturedly) about others.

I've been shown different points of view, I've been corrected and on the odd (very odd and very rare) occasion, I've even been proved right.

I'm getting all Federer while typing this. But I never actually realised how much I enjoyed interacting with all of you until now, when it is about to end.

For those of you who didn't receive their carrier pigeon message, (those birds are notoriously unreliable), this is my final week at the Daily.

I am off to South Korea to teach English at the end of next week.

I hear that the Koreans are big fans of baseball. I am not. A more boring game (other than cricket) is yet to be invented. (Although I do love to hate cricket, I just hate baseball)

According to Wikipedia, traditional mask dance drama is still widely practised in the land of the morning calm. While the Wikipedia demigods have included this in a page on South Korean sports I can assure you that for me drama mask dancing will qualify right up there with competitive ironing.

Physically demanding - yes. Sport - no. (For the record I also do not consider skirmish, laser tag, surfing, skydiving, BMX riding, badminton, lawn bowls, snooker, darts, bowling, dwarf tossing, video gaming, cheese rolling, table tennis, rhythm gymnastics or strong man competitions sports either. With the exception of dwarf tossing, which is what happens when little people and douche bags come together, they are recreational activities. Not sports. Yes, even surfing.)

Football is also big in South Korea. That of the round ball variety. Next year will be the Koreans' seventh consecutive appearance at a World Cup. …

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