It’s been a little more than a month since I’ve moved to Korea. Looking back it seems to have gone quite fast, yet it was full of events, adventures and challenges. Here is a little summary of what has happened.
Aug 26-27 – I packed.
Aug 27 – I went to the airport and flew to Prague. Plane to Incheon delayed because of the typhoon. Slept in a hotel.
Aug 28 – Plane to Incheon took off. Long and boring flight.
Aug 29 – Arrived at the dorm around 5am. Drowsy first day in Korea.
Aug 30 – Moved rooms in the morning then off to orientation in Gyeongju. Orientation + dinner + talent show.
Aug 31 – Field trip to Gyeongju Expo Park, Pohang, POSCO, Yangdong village etc.
Sept 3 – Orientation of the language course. Everything in Korean. Ouch.
Sept 4 – First day of language course. Class is Cherry + me + 10 Chinese. Thinking about “what the heck am I doing here??” Plus lots of rain.
Sept 5 – I went to the bank. I talked in Korean. The reply was in Korean. I prayed that the right thing is happening. haha. Then went for a walk around the lake near campus.
Sept 6 – Played yutnori (traditional Korean game) in class.
Sept 7 – Played games during Korean culture class. Went to a galbi (pork rib) restaurant with the girls to celebrate the first week ^^
Sept 8 – Went to Seoul with Dorothy: Namdaemun Market, Deoksugung Palace, Gwanghwamun, and King Sejong Museum.
Sept 9 – Went to church with Dorothy ^^
Sept 12 – I said I wanted 운동 (undong = sport) instead of 우동 (udong = a type of soup) at the cafeteria…….
Sept 14 – Still struggling with how to express myself. My brain is buzzing with things I want to say. And I got my ticket for the cover dance final.
Sept 16 – Realized I can speak Korean. Wow.
Sept 17 – Typhoon. Windy and rainy but we couldn’t go home earlier :c
Sept 20 – Having fun with my classmates~ They’re pretty funny ^^
Sept 22 – Went to Gyeongju to see my friends perform at the kpop cover dance final. Did a little sightseeing in the afternoon then watched the performances in the evening. Lots of fun~
Sept 26 – Midterm: speaking.
Sept 27 – Midterm: grammar + vocabulary + listening. Class president treated us to dinner ^^
Sept 28 – Field trip to folk museum + Lotte World + ice-skating. Fun~~~
Sept 29 – Lazing around. Rare day.
Sept 30 – Chuseok (Korean thanksgiving day). Went to Hongdae in the afternoon.
I’m planning to write posts about the things in bold – either now or later. Anything you want me to write about? Just leave a comment :)