Okay, one more thing I want to mention before I wrap up this rant, hopefully someone is still reading. As I rode to Daegu in my co-teachers car on Tuesday evening, the radio host started a discussion on the topic of re-gifting. Ultimately the talk show determined that this is an extremely distasteful method of gift giving and sends a message of I don't care about the recipient of this gift. Personally, I disagree with this, sure that's one of the possible reasons for a re-gift, but what if you received something that you knew one of your friends would like better/really suited them. In my opinion re-gifting, if done in a tasteful manner (and of course not giving used/old items) is perfectly acceptable.
I meant to start this post as a recap of how I spent my second Christmas away from home, truly enjoying myself and making some new memories. Somehow though, that did not happen, instead I wound up with a rant of what is wrong with Christmas. Hope I didn't offend anyone or make myself out to be a grinch, i'll be back soon with how I actually spent my Christmas this year.