I’m writing this on a Monday, which was a very long day for me. I have three classes starting from 10 am to 5 pm. One difference about keeping time in Korea is that they use military time, so I was initially confused when people have suggested meeting at “15 o’clock.” I had an advanced Literature class at 10 am. My class finished around 12:15 which left me enough time to go get lunch before my next class. The cafeteria under my building serves lunch from 11:30 to 13:30 (that’s 1:30 if you’re slow like me). After lunch I got a coffee from the vending machine and took a nap before my 2:00 class. This was my Drama Workshop class and as much as I love dramatic plays we spent almost two hours going over just the first stage direction and the first two sentences, which was pretty tiring. My last class starts literally 10 minutes after, but it is one of my favorites. This class is feminist art theory, a very interesting class with some seriously intriguing discussion topics. The good thing about this class is that this is the only class where I can keep my camera off.
After class, I went out to dinner with my friends. We went to “lamb restaurant” and it was soo good. After a long time, I felt like I was eating home food because the spices used in the lamb definitely hit different – I think I tasted some Indian spices in the dishes. It was also relatively cheaper compared to many of the other restaurants that we went to before. Then I finally got to go to karaoke to fulfill my K-drama karaoke fantasy. It was a little hard to figure out how to work the remote because they didn’t have any English but after we figured it we were unstoppable. This is the day I realized no matter how much you think you know the lyrics to your favorite K-pop song you actually don’t know the lyrics, because I butchered the Korean lyrics so hard, which was pretty embarrassing. Our highest score was “My Heart Will Go On” from the Titanic, we picked it as a joke but scored a solid 100 on that one.
It was a long and busy day, but I want to make the most of my experience here. Hope you enjoyed hearing about it!
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