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Golfing in Yeosu

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Work continues on the new golf course across the valley from the campus. Right now it’s a real eyesore and from what I hear, many people in Yeosu, including a large percentage of golfers, opposed its creation. As you can see below, half a mountainside is being altered, for good or bad, to make way for the links. I hope it’s worth it.

Here is the main site, but there is a smaller section off to the right.

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And here’s a closer shot.

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The course is supposed to be open by the 2012 Expo being held here, and it would be interesting to see what it looks like. However, I doubt I’ll be here to see it. Due to the still-rotten currency exchange rate for the Korean won, I’m starting to look for greener pastures, where the currency is more stable, perhaps somewhere in the mid-East. I’d love to stay here, but under the current financial condition, that’s more or less impossible.

We’re finally going to get some decent weather, with the forecast calling for mostly sunny skies and temperatures hovering near the mid-50s this week. While that’s nice, I’d still like to see about 25 degrees more. 😎

It’s Super Bowl day in the U.S., but to tell the truth I didn’t even know where it was being played or who was playing until just a few days ago. American football’s not my cup of tea; never has been. I’ve been thinking more of the fact that the baseball camps in the Dominican Republic probably opened this past weekend–sunny skies, warm weather, beautiful beaches, the crack of bat against ball . . . ahhhhhh. As frequent reader and Red Sox fan OGM is sure to remind me, Spring Training begins soon. More later.

5 comments to Golfing in Yeosu

  • OGM

    10 days to be exact. Friday is "Truck Day" but I’ll have to miss it due to work. Nevertheless, I’m excited about MLB TV on cable …. hoping to finally get to see some of the Fort Meyers action.

    On a more serious note, I hope you find a job that suits your needs. As for me, my brother was laid off 3 weeks ago after 17 years with his company. Two friends have been laid off (one after 25 years and one after 18 months) so I’m keeping my own nose to the grindstone. Baseball will present a nice distraction. That and I’m back in school.

    Stay well, my much older friend, and best regards to Nai.

    Love, OGM

  • Latifa

    I stumbled upon your blog the other night and you seem to be having the best time in Yeosu. I am signing a contract to work for public schools in Yeosu in March and just wanted to see what other westerners thought about it. Looks awesome! I’m definately looking forward to it..

  • MontanaRon

    Hi, Latifa, and a future welcome to Yeosu. Yeah, I think you’ll like the area–it’s very beautiful and the people are quite nice, too. Perhaps we’ll run into each other after you get here. Enjoy!

  • MontanaRon

    Hey, OGM. Great to hear from you again. What do you mean you’re back in school? What subject(s) are you taking? It’s never too late to teach an old dog, errmmm, OGM new tricks, n’est pas? Enjoy the upcoming season.

  • OGM

    My intellectual itch needed scratching and I’m trying to ramp up my resume just in case by adding another skill set to my already overwhelming experience :hehe:

    I’m enrolled in a Certificate program for Paralegal Studies and taking the whole thing on-line, which is very wierd for an "old" dog (don’t even go there!!) like me. I’m loving the entire subject area and looking forward to seeing whether I can apply this to a third career (either part or full time). Either way, it pays to be prepared in this economy so I’m trying to be proactive.

    Eight, count ’em, days till pitchers and catchers report. WOOOO-HOOO!!!!