He told me last night that he wouldn’t be able to call me today because he was going to have training at night. Truth be told, I wasn’t having a very pleasant day today. I can’t exactly put my finger on as to why I was feeling that way. Maybe it was due to how atrocious the weather has been lately? The hot and humid weather just makes one feel so lethargic. Anyhow, I was already mentally prepared to not receive a call from him, although deep down I badly wished that he would call and I’ll be able to hear his voice for some comfort.
My wish came true !
I was about to start on my workout when my phone’s ringtone went off. It was pretty late (almost before his lights out) when he called. I know that he must have taken the effort, regardless of how tired he was from training all day, just to give me a brief phone call.
I’m so grateful for the effort that he puts in and it’s amazing how one phone call can turn my day around.
Since it costs so much to send a package to him from Singapore, I usually refrain from doing so. Especially when the majority of what I can send to him in camp/ what he needs in camp are simply just snacks. There are actually many Korean online sites that caters to the needs of girlfriends whose boyfriends are enlisted in the army. Unfortunately, I’m not Korean/foreigner living in Korea, and that makes it a lot harder to make payment online. No thanks to the super high security of online payments in Korea 😦 It would often sadden me when I scroll through Instagram and see other Korean girlfriends sending packages after packages of stuff to their boyfriends in camp. Being out here, I sometimes feel a little helpless when I can’t understand what he is going through or be physically there for him through his rigorous trainings. Thankfully, I was at least able to send one package over over the past 6 months 🙂 And now that my sister and her boyfriend are flying to Korea for a holiday, they’ve agreed to bring some of the stuff I bought for him over and mail it from Korea for me! 7,000 won (~ USD$7) compared to ~USD 37 for mailing fees, yay score! I’ve always wanted to surprise him with a parcel, but have always failed at doing so…. maybe next time.