June 14th, 2013

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Hm, it's not so much that I've been busy recently as I've been preoccupied with other matters.

A few things happened this week.

1. Korean is going pretty well. I've decided to focus heavily on my listening/reading comprehension, so I've been trying to read a lot and listen to ALL THE THINGS!!! My tutor seems really impressed with my progress - she says my pronunciation is excellent, as is my grammar. Good.

2. I've been looking into grad schools for Korean studies. I'm not going to go too in-depth because I'm not particularly in the mood, but the field is much smaller than Russian and Eastern European Studies, although it does seem to be growing. My interests are gender and sexuality studies in modern literature, film studies, and culture. Strangely enough, I'm having trouble finding any professors who have those as research interests. Hell, hardly anyone even studies Korean Literature- everyone studies Korean Linguistics. Maybe that means there's a place for me in the field?

3. I got my hair cut yesterday night. First I missed the 4:47 bus, then I missed the 5:09 bus, and then I stood and waited for 10 minutes before a completely different bus came by. Ugh. Fortunately my haircut went well.

4. My students made volcanoes yesterday and it was approximately 20x more successful than last year's attempt. I am pleased.

5. Actually, there is no five. Time for bed.
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