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March 25, 2016 | 08:57pm
Mood: full

My birthday was a few days ago and I am happy to announce that, for the first time since I first got Facebook, nobody posted on my wall telling me happy birthday! I removed my birthdate from Facebook years ago because I find it kind of... dishonest, I guess? My close friends either have my birthdate jotted down in a calendar or remember it, and I appreciate that greatly.

I had class that day, but afterwards I met up with Nick and we got 감자탕. Then I came home and ate a shit ton of candy. No regrets.

Last weekend, on Saturday, I met up with Nick and Kay and we went to a buffet at Cheongnyangni to celebrate my birthday. I also decided that my mission for the day was to find a light summer/fall jacket - I seem to have begun avoiding sweatshirts and hoodies so it made sense. Found a nice jacket at the UNIQLO at Wangsimni.

That evening I met up with Kate, Kristy, and Em, who was visiting Seoul for a class. They were super sweet and remembered it was my birthday. Due to Kate leaving Korea in early/mid May and Kristy leaving in August, our little "group" is officially about to be dismantled. Yet again I get to experience close friends leaving Korea, with the likelihood of actually meeting again - all together, in one room - extraordinarily low. I'm trying not to dwell on it too much. Anyways, we got southern barbecue at Manimal in Itaewon, then found a nice noraebang at Chungjeongro where we sang for (no joke) 3 hours. We all nearly lost our voices at the end of that.

Sunday I met up with Aram, a Korean friend, and we wandered around Jongno, Insadong, and Samcheongdong. Got coffee and talked for a while before getting 순대국밥 for dinner. Roughly 5.5 hours of non-stop Korean... yikes.

Class is kind of like... whatever? Mondays I have Research Methodology, which is more or less a philosophy class. Two students in the class, and neither of us understand what we're studying at all. Tuesday is Semiotics, which is simultaneously very interesting and incredibly confusing, since it's sort of where literature and linguistics meet. Wednesday and Friday is Classical Novel, which currently has six students but will be down to five or four in a week or two, and as a result I'm kind of freaking out a bit. It is interesting, although I don't know what the hell is going on sometimes. Thursday is my modern novel class. The professor knows his shit but it's seriously been four weeks since classes started and we still haven't read a novel... not complaining.

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from: amandas2006
date: April 4, 2016 07:58pm (UTC)

I actually thought about writing on your wall for your birthday but good thing I didn't I guess. Anyways, I thought about you on your birthday but somehow didn't get around to actually wishing you a happy birthday. Sorry about that. Happy belated birthday! :)

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from: aodh
date: April 4, 2016 10:05pm (UTC)

Hahaha thank you!!
Don't get me wrong, I don't really mind people posting on my Facebook wall, but I don't like how the only time people will even think to contact you is on your birthday, because some webpage reminds them. Anyways :) Thank you again!

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