Today was a long day.  My wife’s parents returned to China on Thursday after spending a month visiting us in Seoul.  Since then, we’ve been busy tearing the house apart.  The boxes have come out, and some items have already been prepared for shipment.  It’s starting to look like moving time again.  Things really geared up today.  I spent the morning taking down the Christmas tree and decorations (we kept them up longer than usual to keep the house looking festive during our transition), pulling out the suitcases from the attic, tearing down my son’s swing set, and cleaning out the storage shed. 
We have to separate everything into three different shipments.  One shipment, the largest, is bound for Paraguay.  We won’t see that one again until next July or August.  The second shipment will head for our temporary home in Virginia, where it will be waiting for us next March.  The third shipment will head back to permanent storage in the United States.  We shipped too many goods to Seoul, and two years later, we figured out what we really didn’t need after all, such as the circular saw.  We’ll also send back some items mistakenly sent to us, including a sofa chair and incomplete pieces of furniture. 
We made some progress today, but there is much yet left to do.  Our move is a week from tomorrow, so there’s still time, however limited, to pack.  These kinds of moves are always intense.  Life is insanely busy until the day you depart, and then suddenly it’s all over.
Blog Note:  Hi Quemino, thanks for stopping by for a visit.  I didn’t realize that "The Host" will be released in the U.S. as an independent film.  The movie is the highest-grossing Korean film in history, so it’s no surprise that it will make its way to the United States.  I have not yet seen the movie but have heard mixed reviews from Koreans who have seen it.  While "The Host" is a ground-breaking science fiction film in Korean cinema, its special effects pale in comparison to those featured in the upcoming Hollywood film "Transformers."

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at or contact him by e-mail at or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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