The last two weeks have been a haze... between sleeping, sleeping, sleeping... and seeing my friends, going out and enjoying myself, getting IKEA furniture, and sleeping more... I think I finally caught up on all the sleepless Seoul nights, and the jet lag.
I'm slowly making friends again with Montreal, despite the cold. Last weekend was the annual Nuit Blanche in Montreal, which means "all-nighter". In other words, everything in the city is open all night- museums, art galleries, swimming pools, concert halls... and tons of activities going on outside as well.
We started the night with some Korean food- yes. My friends insisted, and I agreed. It wasn't bad, but it sort of made me nostalgic. We then moved to the Old Montreal, where we enjoyed some maple milk (instead of hot chocolate- how Canadian), and watched people slide on a giant ice... slide. Brrrr. By the time I finished my last sip of maple milk, my toes were frozen (I'm still not properly dressed for Montreal winters. Rainboots are NOT snow boots!!!). We then waited in line for what turned out to be the best part of the night: traditional dancing in City Hall. From Korean culture to Quebec folk culture, what a shock! It was so much fun, people were teaching us how to follow the routine and it was a blast. We continued on to some art galleries, stopping for some mulled wine, then the Museum of Contemporary Art for Japanese exhibits and 80's music. I must admit, I did not make it past 2 am with frozen toes, too much wine, and too many sleepless nights beforehand, but it was a blast... despite the cold. I love Montreal. People go out and do stuff, even if it's the coldest day of winter. They bundle up and face it.
So, I've been feeling a little bit more at home, and a little bit more like myself. I finally have some furniture for my bedroom, the IKEA trip was great, as usual. I'm actively, actively looking for a job. I'm also having a lot of fun, and making cupcakes, and watching Friends. Friends are always so comforting, no? I watched them in Seoul, and I'm still watching them here- I'm changing but they never do.