Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Yonsei KLI summer session has officially ended. Last Thursday.

It was a good experience. I can't say for certain that I felt completely challenged, but I definitely have a lot more to learn with regards to the Korean language.

I guess I didn't really take the course as seriously as I had wanted to. But it doesn't matter now. At least I passed.

I think I need to find a speaking partner when I go back home. I don't care if they're Korean American, or straight up Korean. I just want to have someone to speak Korean with. Family excluded.

I'm not very good at reading in Korean, so I should read some more books too. I don't think my speaking is all that bad, except that I speak with an accent. An accent that I can't even hear. But everyone else seems to be able to hear it. It's not really a problem, in fact, it probably makes me sound more native, but I'd like to hear the difference for myself. How can I change something I don't notice?

And although my speaking is not my biggest weakness, I still find it to be difficult. I don't want to make mistakes when I speak, and I don't know why, because it's not my first language. But my face says otherwise. I have to be fearless in my approach to speaking Korean. And life in general.

So since KLI has ended, and for the most part I have said my goodbyes, I'm back to being a bum.

I have no reason to wake up early. But that's fine. I like sleeping in while I can. I just don't want to make it a habit.

I've been starting to walk around parts of Seoul again. I wish I had a friend here with me in Korea from the beginning. Someone to explore the city with, someone to take trips with. I think that's what I've been missing since December.

Life is a balance of random and constants. I feel as if my life is a little out of balance.

I need to hurry and settle down somewhere (not permanently), so I can restore the balance of my life. Normally I'm not in a hurry to do things, but this is different. I think 9 months out of college is long enough. I can't do this for more than a year. Granted, it might not be my choice, but for everything that is my choice, I want to make the right ones and move on.

Korea has been good to me. I lost roughly 20 pounds while still eating delicious food.

I'm going to miss the people that I met, and I'm going to hope that all our paths cross in the future.

I'm going to try and blog more during my last few weeks in Korea.

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