Okay, so where do I begin? Here goes..before I had gotten sick I had committed to photographing an event. Well, my sore throat had developed into flu like symptoms and I felt miserable, but I still had to go to work, so I had not had time to rest. In the interim, when I got off of work on Saturday I went home to rest hoping that I could break the slight fever I was getting. Even though I was sick I still felt like I had to honor my obligation, so I head to the event to take the pictures. After it was over and they saw how sick I was they told me not to worry about coming on Sunday to take pictures and to stay home and get some rest. She asked me why didn't I tell her that I was sick and my response was I didn't want to disappoint her and that I knew how important this was to her. At this point, time is getting away from me because the trains stop running at midnight and it is 10:50p, so I sprint to the subway station because I have 2 transfers to make and it takes me an hour and a half to get home...in my mind I thought that I could make it. I was soooo wrong!
Timeline of Events
Saturday, March 15, 2008
7:45pm - leave house to go to event
7:55pm - train arrives
9:30pm - arrive to event
10:50pm - leave event
11:00pm - train arrives
11:35pm - transfer to train #1
11:55pm - train arrives
Sunday, March 16, 2008
12:05am - they make everyone get off the train and I was only one transfer away from being on the train I needed to be on to go home
12:06am - me thinking I can not believe this is happening
12:10am - try to catch a cab from subway station home, but I don't have cash
12:15am - walk to atm to get cash, but the atm's are turned off...not only does the subway stop working at midnight, so does the atm machines
12:16am - me thinking I can not believe this is happening
12:17am - regroup and try to figure out what to do next, so I start walking and I see a bus, I run and get on it, however it is going in the opposite direction of where I need to be going
12:22am - I see signs that say, "Olympic Park" Yippee! This is where Chris lives. I can just spend the night there until the subway's open back up at 6am
12:28am - I get off the bus too soon
12:29am - I look across the street and see Olympic Stadium, so I figure I was not that far from Chris's house
12:30am - I call Chris to see, if I could come to his place and to find out how far away I was. However, he was not home, but he said that I could go stay there (thank goodness for electronic locks).
I start walking towards the signs that say, "Olympic Park" I figure I was pretty close
I was wrong
12:45am - It starts raining
Raindrops keep falling on my head
My body is aching
I have an excruciating migraine and I left my medicine at home
and....I have to go to the bathroom really, really, really bad
I am still walking towards the signs that say, "Olympic Park"
Praying and asking God, to protect me and to not let any hurt, harm, or danger come to me and to please, please direct me and give me the strength to keep walking
12:50am - Neesa calls and stays on the phone with me until I get there
1:00am - Chris calls to see, if I am okay
I am still walking
1:05am - singing feet don't fail me know because at this point I don't know how much longer can do this
1:30am - after an hour of walking I FINALLY, arrive at Chris's. I go next door to get something to eat because I am famished
2am-6am - I stay up watching tv and occasionally dose off
6:10am - walk to subway station to go home
start falling asleep on the train
almost miss my stop
7:00am - FINALLY, arrive to Jeongja
7:10am - FINALLY, arrive to my apartment
I had to call somebody and tell them because I could not believe all that I had just experienced
Shower, fix breakfast, type this blog post, watch tv, & talk on the phone until I get tired because at this point I am wide awake, but I am so tired
9:30am - getting sleepy. GOING TO BED NOW!
10:30am - I thought I was going to sleep an hour ago
10:35am - dosing off
12:18pm - someone calls and wakes me up...*me screaming and kicking* dang it all I want to do is sleep I am so tired.
12:30pm - fix tea, mad because I can't go to sleep
1:00pm - watch a movie and wash clothes
3:00pm- my friend who called earlier and woke me up brought me food and medicine...aww how sweet
3:15pm - eat food, take medicine
4:30pm - FINALLY, I get to go to sleep
*SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO SEE A FEW PICS OF THE SHOW. IT WAS WORTH WHAT I WENT THROUGH*
Until next time...
Love God, Love Life, & Love Yourself because, if you don't who will?