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sull
barking at the moon
South Africa
Current Residence: South Africa
Personal Quote: *whimper*
Interests
  • Listening to: webradio broadcasts on the apocalypse
  • Reading: the prophecies
  • Watching: the air sparkle like crystal as it freezes
  • Playing: Star Craft II in Russian (very confused)
  • Eating: steak and mashed potatoes with spinach
  • Drinking: sweet champagne
Well, thank goodness that's over!

Stayed in Kazakhstan for just over a year. Hmm. Well, apart from the mishaps going to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan and the frustrations to do with getting working visas it was pretty safe and...

...

Look, there just isn't all that much to do here and Astana is effing expensive. We saw the river frozen, thawed and stinky and then frozen again. We went to the park and saw the Pyramid and the monument thing and we used public transport and took about 200 photos (averaging about 16 photos per month) of anything that seemed remotely noteworthy. Mostly stray cats.

After approximately 600 classes teaching English I learned that I hate children under the age of ten even more than I thought I did (I didn't think it would be humanly possible). And despite my initial optimism it seems I will never grow out of having a small panic attack every time I have to talk to strangers. My attempt at acquiring the skill of natural conversation and pleasant, casual interaction has pretty much failed, but fortunately without any spectacular disasters to show for it. Without any doubt I'm looking forward to a career that keeps me in a nice quiet greenhouse, laboratory or garden away from people thankyouverymuch.

The husband, however, has natural showmanship and charisma that has his male students fighting for his company and his female students swooning at his feet. This compounds my frustration at myself, but I'm happy for him and I admire his ability.

We fostered a kitten. We didn't learn much Russian. We played in the snow but didn't make a snowman because its either too cold (the snow stays powdery and doesn't stick together) or the snow is dirty. We saw some fireworks. We ate more beetroot than we ever have.

Egh.

Anyway, now we're moving to Thailand for a few years! Yay! Promises to be a lot more fun, and not just because I can grow things! Maybe I can take up art again, the husband encourages me for which I am glad:3 He'll be studying Management at an English University there.

I keep dreaming of living in sewers, crawling through sewers, claustrophobia setting in. I don't get lost, but every time I pass through the tunnels they get narrower, tighter, no air..

here's hoping for a update before 2012:)

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:iconamasa:
amasa Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Sull! Miss chatting with you. I'm really terrible about getting on DA. I'm going to try to get on here more often. How have you been?
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X3msnake Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Happy Birthday Wish you a gerat new year of life :*
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psychosushi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
I refuse to go another year without talking to you and so I must demand that you return immediately.


..Pretty please? *Puppy dog eyes*

If you come back I'll make it my life's mission to smuggle you back into the US.. Well, maybe that's not such an attractive bribe but it's all I got.
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sull Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
I return! I'm going to try send you a note... do you by any chance know how to make my firefox stop being in russian? I am perplexedX_x
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psychosushi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
I sent you a note a couple days ago but I guess DA ate it. >.>

So what's in Kazakhstan?

I'd be more than interested in hearing your thoughts on the afterlife, apocalypse, and religion in general. Your thoughts have always been interesting and well thought out.

Oh, and married life is great. :P I think my wife is what made me finally grow out of my teenage angst. She's helped me grow up and grow as a person more than I ever thought I would.

How's it for you? Oh, I was wondering - you don't happen to have msn or any other IM clients, do you?
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psychosushi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Last Visit: 35 weeks ago

I've come to suspect that you're dead.

This is not a happy thing. :(
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dyingrose24 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Congratulations! :boogie: you have been featured in my 'Coffee break' news feature. Be sure to check it out here: [link] :)
And don't forget to fave so more people can see your art ^_^
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psychosushi Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Do you live?
I live.
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MagdaM Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Hi. I used your stock [link]

Thanks.
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