Anonymous said: is it difficult to find an apartment in seoul? where in world would i even start?

Craigslist! Or go through a realtor when you get here. You’ll have to pay them commission, but my realtor found my apartment for me in a single day.

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nwfrahman said: Hi do you have instagram? Btw i just found your blog today and you seem sweet! 😁

Thanks, and yes I do! :3 My instagram id is seoulbabo.

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Day 40: The strawberries I bought today are so red and delicious~ I am deeply pleased. Eating them in bed while watching Ellen and waiting for my nails to dry makes for a perfectly acceptable evening in my book.

I paid a visit to the HUFS campus today after tutoring, and took a walk around what could potentially be the campus I go to grad school at. It was kind of a weird feeling, standing in front of the graduate school buildings and being smacked in the face with the realization that I’m 21 years old and am nearly finished with college. Like. Whut. Where do I even go from here. /insert quarter-life crisis

Anyway, I took a bunch of pictures of the campus and I’ll try to make a pretty lil photoset tomorrow for interested parties.

Off the topic of happy times, but I’mma just say: I have zero room for negativity both in my life and on my blog, so if you send me pointless, petty hate mail (especially when childish name calling is involved) all it will result in is an instant blocking so you can no longer message me again. Good day, sir~~ (〃⌒▽⌒)八(⌒▽⌒〃)

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reasons to date me

  • no pressure to wear pants in my presence
  • or any clothes at all really
  • but it’s up to you
  • u can be big spoon or little spoon
  • totally your choice
  • i’m always ready to make out
  • aLwaYs
  • also u don’t even have to buy me things just maybe an ice cream cone every once in a while that’s it 
  • i’ll let you lick it though
  • i mean the ice cream cone
  • well not just the ice cream cone

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Anonymous said: Are you worries about losing your Korean when you go back to America? What are some things you plan to do, to keep it fresh in your mind?

Yeah, a bit. :C I’m planning on doing an independent language study at my university, which will let me get a free Korean tutor I can meet with once or twice a week. I’m also going to try to get a spot in the heritage Korean class, although I’ve heard the professor is INTENSE and makes people cry on the reg. Um. Also, not a single non-ethnic Korean has ever been in that class before, so. This should be interesting. (But I’ve already taken the highest level classes offered, and this is the only one left. Gulp.)

And of course skyping/kakaoing with Chunsa and my Korean friends. And Korean TV! I don’t watch all that much Korean TV while I’m here (except Infinity Challenge yesyes), but in America it’s practically all I watch because I miss Korea so badly and I just want to see the food, streets, blah. So at least an hour of that a day should help keep my listening skills from getting too rusty.

I don’t think I’ll lose my Korean, per say, but I also don’t think I’ll see very much improvement for the whole year I’m in America because I’m going to be so busy with my senior thesis, part-time jobs, other classes, etc. Which sucks because I’ve gotten used to seeing noticeable changes every couple of months whilst living and studying here in Korea, so I’m scared of hitting that dreaded ~plateau~ and not making any progress for an extended period of time. Ugh.

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Anonymous said: Hi I was going to study aboard and I was wondering if it was possible to stay off campus for study abroad programs

This is very vague, but I assume you mean in Korea?? If that’s the case, then yes, of course! Just don’t apply for a spot in the dorms~

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Anonymous said: Hellooo. Another asker here~. In your personal opinion, do you think going to college for two years to get your associates then go to language institute and then come back for two more years is a good idea? Is that what you have done? Thank you so much for your help!

I think that’s a perfectly fine idea, if that’s what you want to do!

Personally, I’m still working towards my bachelor’s degree. I completed 3 years of college, then took a 1 year break to come to Korea to study. When I go back to America, I’ll have 1 more year of university left before I graduate.

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Anonymous said: When you're in Osaka, take a day trip to Nara Park. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!! :)

Ooh, I’ll look it up! Thanks for the suggestion^^ (And if anyone else has any must sees in the area, let me know~ I still have lots of research ahead of me.)

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Anonymous said: at what age did you decide to study korean and come to korea?

I started studying Korean when I was 19, and came for the first time that year on a language scholarship.

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taemint- said: how is korean society coping with the news about the ferry sinking?

Everything is terrible, terrible mess right now. There have been rallies throughout Seoul protesting the inefficiency of the Korean government and President Park Geun Hye, as well as multiple prayer vigils wishing everyone on board a safe return. Coverage of the ferry is the only thing on every news channel 24/7. Most performances and scheduled events have all been cancelled. My teacher started crying in the middle of lecture yesterday and had to temporarily stop class, because it’s just such an emotional subject. It’s absolutely heartbreaking.

Everyone is so angry — at the crew of the ship, at Park Geun Hye, at the domestic media outlets… It’s been so long since the initial accident now that people are starting to lose hope, and are getting more and more frustrated about why progress is so slow. The parents of the children have been told straight lies, constantly being fed changing numbers about how many people were on board. Their privacy has been completely exploited by money-hungry, insensitive news outlets whilst anxiously waiting day after day in a cramped auditorium, waiting to hear news about whether their missing child is dead or alive.

It’s a nightmare. I really have no words.

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Day 39: Today is a very happy day indeed because Chunsa and I finally booked our plane tickets to Japan (!!!!!!!!!)

4 days, 3 nights in Osaka next month! Living out my dreams right now, ackk.

If anyone has any cheap Osaka hotel recommendations, please let me know^~^

Also: AAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!1!1!!! Okay. Be cool, Babo, be cool.

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