Vices we love: Operation "time to see granny"

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Operation "time to see granny"

My grandmother is 89 years old and was diagnosed with breast cancer. I'm trying to be a realist and accept that the next time I see her will likely be my last.

This is hard for me because she is the only person in my family that I am close to. She loved and accepted at a time when her offspring did not.

So, barring famously Korean last minute changes, I will go to Budapest on the week of August 8. (My week off.) The airfare is around US $1500 roundtrip, or about 75% of my income. I am going to do it, even if it blows my savings plan to hell and make me live even more like a hermit. (Is that even possible?) However, if you know of any good alternatives, please leave a comment. I can only travel between august 8 and the 15th. Now...about the money. This is not a fundraising letter. I feel uncomfortable soliciting strangers...I feel uncomfortable soliciting, period. But if you know of organizations that donate for things like this, leave a comment as well.

I will write more about her one day. Have a good night.


Blogger asiatown77 said...

Just confirmed my flight. It is 1.4 million won round trip but worth it- i may not have a chance to see her again.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Lucecilla said...

I don't know of any organisations that deal with things like this, but I do know of extra ways to make money in Korea. Try those Eriglish-on-Pone companies where you test or talk to english learners over the phone. Then, if you are living like a hermit and have a hand's free kit, you are at least making some cash.

I hope everything goes well - my sympathy and regards.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great and wonderful grandson to venture out to see a grandmother. I admire and respect someone who makes those closest to him priority.

Be safe my love.

6:00 AM  

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