seoul babo
dating boys. sipping soju. staying out late.
walking backstreets. sleeping on subways.
studying korean. sketching in cafes.
(mis)adventuring. ☆彡

seoul:
08.2013 → 08.2014


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Anonymous whispered : wait so are you Korean? What nationality are you?

No, I’m not. I’m American.

Isn’t dropping Japanese the logical choice?

Mm, on one hand, yes. It is. Korean is more important to my future. I’ve already spent 3 years studying it — I’d hate to backslide by stopping for a year.

On the other hand, I’m at a stage in my Korean where I could honestly teach myself, assuming I had the diligence to do so. I could never teach myself Japanese. No way. So if I ever plan on learning a third language, this is really my last and only shot to do it, because after I graduate, I won’t have access to awesome language classes like I do right now. Not to mention I’ll be working full-time, so if I decide to find and pay for classes (expensive), I won’t have time to go save for once or twice a week.

And then on a hypothetical third hand, I wonder if I should just suck it up and not drop anything and be really stressed but have sick language skills to show for it at the end of one super hectic year.

My brain is a very confusing place to be right now.

Anonymous whispered : Didn't you already finish taking korean courses.... ?-? i'm confused

Well, at Yonsei, yes.

Now that I’m back at my school in America, I’m taking the highest level offered, which is an advanced heritage Korean class, where I’m the only non-Korean American student. (And pretty much at the bottom of the heap, tbqh.)

In this class, we don’t learn grammar or vocab out of a textbook — because we’re already expected to be fluent, essentially — we just give presentations, have debates, write essays, make speeches, learn several hundred hanja, discuss literature, etc. It’s quite intense, with a huge time commitment outside of class. ~.~;

But the professor is incredible and she’s really pushing for me to take it, and I also don’t want to lose my Korean if I stop taking classes, so I’m torn.

Feeling overwhelmed already and I kind of want to drop a class, but I don’t know what to drop (it’s going to have to be Japanese or Korean, since my other classes are required for my major) plus that would make next semester extra hard trying to squeeze in enough credits to graduate and I don’t really know what to do :,<

I wish I had an all-knowing genie who could make my tough life decisions for me sigh

Anonymous whispered : Do you have an channel youtube? If no, why you don't make one?

Nah, I don’t have one. Tbh, I’ve thought about it, but I’m kind of a shy, private person, and putting your face out on the internet is a pretty permanent thing to do. :< I’m just afraid I’d regret it. (Also, full disclosure, I’m probably too weak to deal with the mass amounts of hate most of the big youtubers get. I’m sensitive, you guysss.)

Anonymous whispered : Could you post a nude picture. Just the body not the head. Not trying to be pervy. Just want to see if your boobs are perky or saggy.

My favorite part of this message has got to be, “Not trying to be pervy.”

Oh, anon. (  ͡°  ͜ ʖ ͡°)

Anonymous whispered : You don't have picture of you ?

Not on here, no.

"It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bonding dinner with the roommate tonight.

Pretty sure this is going to be what establishes whether or not we’re capable of being friendly with one another this year, or if it’s gonna be two long, looong semesters. Hrm.

ourpizzagang:

a pizza a day keeps sadness away

Anonymous whispered : So your height didn't exactly bother you and you didn't feel weird because of it or anything? Did people ever compliment your height like wow you're so tall and have long nice legs? Hahah I kinda have the image that koreans love short petite people..

Yeah, girls (and sometimes guys lol) would say they were really jealous of my height, and things like, “Oh, you’re like a model!” so that was really flattering. *_*

Short and petite is usually considered cute and lovable, and tall usually equates to sexy or more of a “beautiful” image, you know? Chunsa really likes tall girls over the cutesy style, and the girl he dated before me was actually 5’11”. And he’s not the only guy I dated in Korea who said he prefers tall girls either, so I think there are plenty of people who appreciate us! hahah