'Ello Harry Potter!!!! (Don't judge my British accent- or lack thereof) After a year of experiences -both good and bad- that I will never forget, it was finally time to head out of the country that had been my home for a year. I was overwhelmed with emotion as that last week rolled around. I spent it having a wonderful time with my friends and the people who I'd come to think of as family. We went out every day that week for food and fun as the time wound down. The best night was Thursday when we had Fry Pan, drinks at buzz, and dancing at the club before getting 4 hours of sleep and going to work feeling a little woozy! Yes I will miss Korea, and even more so, the friends I made while I was there.
BUT NOW I AM IN THE LAND OF THE QUEEN!!! Let's talk about my trip.
After Chicken and pizza- the customary "goodbye meal" for teachers at CJEC- I said a heartfelt and teary eyed goodbye to my CJEC family and walked away while my boss probably mentally clicked her heels (INSERT MIDDLE FINGER HERE).
I went back to globalville and packed the rest of my stuff, checked out and waited for the taxi for taking the bus to Incheon Airport. After the 3 hour bus trip, I arrive at the Queen Hotel and proceed to order my last Korean Dominoes pizza lol. I washed my hair and made my last phone calls before trying to stifle my excitement long enough to sleep. Finally, ZZZZZ ..... RING RING 6am wake up call. Between 6 and 7 I repack, clean the room, chat with rob so we can share our excitement, and run downstairs at 6:58 to get on the 7 am shuttle to the airport.
Enter Issue Number 1- Luggage size
As you know, I had one big a** suitcase and a carry on which carried everything I own. Unimaginable right? Well I did it. When I put my luggage on the scale it said 28.3 kg and the limit is 20 with a 5 kg grace. #FAIL. So there, right in the middle of the airport, I have to open my suitcase and take out a EVEN MORE of my stuff. My quite expensive body oil, my black soap, my shea butter, my jeans and worst of all, a great deal of my makeup. #Tears #EFFYOUCHINAEASTERN. But finally my suitcases were ready to go. Issue one- SOLVED
So I board plane number one with a happy smile hoping that everything else goes as planned. NOPE
Enter Issue Number 2 (and by far the worst)- China Sucks
So I arrive in China and make way way through immigration and yet ANOTHER security check (really stupid if you ask me) before having JUST enough time to get on the the next plane. I board and think all is well. Little did I know that the BS had just begun. Come to find out, air traffic control has prohibited flights because of the weather. We sat on that plane in the same damn spot for not 2, 3 or even 4 hours... BUT 5 DAMN HOURS and I had no way of reaching Rob to tell him. I tried to talk to the flight attendants about getting in touch with him in some way since I had no cell phone. They just brushed me off. The didnt give a damn about my black ass.
Thinks--- *So these people think Ima have my man waiting at the air port for 5 hours huh... ok ... i see what I gotta do*
I was the picture of irritation and everyone was going to know. I proceed to hit the call button about 6 or 7 times to try to get these people to understand the detriment of which they were about to bring upon themselves. Each time they came, and each time they gave me some bullshit response- none of which kept my man from waiting 5 hours at the airport. Enter ANGRY BLACK WOMAN.
"So you people think you just gon ignore what the hell Im saying? You wont let me off this damn plane. You wont let me get in contact with my boyfriend. You just aint got no damn solutions huh? Whats your damn Purpose? Fuck China. Fuck this airplane. and Fuck---"
Before I could tell them to each fuck their very own selves, a phone was produced for my usage. Damn right. I called Robert and all was well...except that I still have a 13 hours flight after 5 hours sitting on a plane. #Killme.
DING "Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to England. Local time 10:40 pm" Finally. Only one more thing to do before I can exhale and kiss the love of my life.
Enter Issue Number 3- Immigration
I had a one way ticket to England and was worried that they would send my happy ass right back where I came from. That they would somehow know my true plan and in the Santa Voice from A CHRISTMAS STORY yell "HO HO HO" and shove me away. I walked to the counter with my heart pounding and when he ask the purpose of my visit I merely said "To visit my boyfriend" and I kept the detailed story for if he had follow up questions. But he didnt. *STAMP STAMP*. I was was through! YAY!!!
Picked up my bags, and walked out and 10 minutes later I was in my honeys arms and on my way to my new casa. ME LIKEY...Actually me LOVEY! I'm finally here and relaxing and all is well with the world. I guess I can finally....
Pictures coming soon!