November 28th, 2013

visor sneer


I'm incredibly tired and possibly coming down with a cold.

Let's see... I've been a totally rockstar teacher this week. We did a baking soda + vinegar experiment one day (chemical changes), made iced tea today (solution), and tomorrow we're making ramen (filtering), which they'll be able to eat before their quiz... I'm kind of on a roll, not gonna lie.

French is a total drag. Each lesson is incredibly long and kind of dull these days, which makes studying a chore. I just... don't care. Fortunately I'm almost done with this textbook. Just a few more days to go.

Korean is going much better. I seem to have made a bit of a jump in ability in the last week, which bodes well for January's TOPIK exam. On the other hand, I've been busy enough/tired enough that I just don't feel up to studying much these days.

The first snow of the year happened last night/this morning, and what a snow it was. Very pretty - and a lot of it. Unfortunately the snow shorted out my favorite headphones so I went and bought a new pair - it cost me 50,000won, which was a bit expensive for my taste, but they work smashingly well so I'm okay with it. I also bought a set of bilingual Korean novel(las), which include critical analyses, etc. Not only will they help me study, but they'll help me decide if I should pursue a Master's degree in Translation or Korean Literature. To be honest, I know that a degree in translation is next to worthless, but I can't help but think I should get a degree that might lead to a proper career... or something.

Last weekend I went on a trip to Gangcheonsa with Megan. Great decision. I wish I'd done more day trips this year. Oh well...
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