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Lonely Lover

Feeling lonely and being able to admit it is not easy to do. Therefore, admitting it to other people is difficult.

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As all of you know this is my first time living away from my parents. Unlike other people I didn’t just move to another city in the UK. I moved all the way to South Korea.
I love my independence although I miss my family very much. But, I have faced many challenges that people find hard to see the difficulties. Overcoming loneliness is not one of them as I don’t think being lonely is necessarily a bad thing.

Being lonely may seem negative. I thought it was a negative thing too, until I learnt to enjoy spending time by myself. This happened long before I came to Korea. I enjoyed going to coffee shops, going to the park, traveling and even sitting in class by myself. It’s not that I didn’t have friends to do this stuff with, I just enjoyed my own company. Life was easy and I had nothing to worry about.

However, now I am facing so many problems in my life, sometimes I don’t like being alone. I accept it and I still enjoy my own company, but I have too much time to think. I don’t want to think about all the negative things that are happening in my life right now. That’s one reason why I would rather spend time with other people at the moment. And not just anyone. I want to spend time with people who I can be myself around and people who I actually care about.

Last night, I spent time by myself and for the first time in a while, I enjoyed my own company again. I cooked, watched dramas, listened to music and wrote a few emails (Yeah I know, old fashioned). During the day I wanted to hang out with people. But then in the evening when people started inviting me out, I realised I just wanted to have a relaxed night.

Anyway this blog posts purpose is to make one thing clear. If I ask you to hangout, be happy because I like being around you! And although I sometimes complain about being lonely, I secretly enjoy it. Just not when I am stressed. If I hated being alone why would I have come half way across the world?

Instead of thinking about other people when you are alone, try to enjoy your own company. At the end of the day, you are always around yourself.

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Strange week

This week we saw Boris Johnson kissing a baby Crocodile named after Prince George, Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanna, Yemen, Tadahiro Kanemasu dressed in a Green Power Ranger suit helping the elderly carry things down the stairs in a subway in Tokyo and Kung Fu master Feng Guoyi pulling a van 20 meters using rope attached to a knife placed on his neck.

This week was clearly strange and my week added to the strangeness. Two of my ex-boyfriends who I haven’t spoken to in about a year contacted me on the same day, Three guys who I met previously but haven’t spoken to for a while contacted me, someone I liked came to London & I went back to the job which I hated and swore I would never go back to.

But this week was also a good week! I hung out with some friends, went to Karaoke (노래방) & started research into applying for Masters in Korea! =D

I hope you had an interesting week!

 

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One year on.

This time last year, I was on my way to what I didn’t realise would be the most amazing place I had ventured to before. Seoul, South Korea.

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Every day & night for a whole month, I had a great time. Trying new foods, stumbling across Soju and Makgeolli, wondering around, and meeting amazing people. Not only did I enjoy discovering Korean culture and meeting Korean people, a big part of my time in Korea and at Hanyang International Summer Schoo(HISS) was meeting people from all around the world. I made great friends who I will never forget and hope to meet again in the near future.

It is hard to forget anything which happened in Korea last summer, and I hope I never do. I can picture my room clearly and even remember the sound the lock used to make when my door closed! I learnt a lot while attending HISS, academically and personally. I miss my Media in Korea & Korean Language classes sooooo much!

I met truly amazing people during my time at HISS. Although we don’t stay in touch as much as I would like, you have a special place in my heart and I am glad I can share such great memories with you all.

When asked what was my favourite thing about my time in Korea, I can’t name one. The experience as a whole was and still is indescribable. My least favourite part was saying goodbye. Packing just 1 hour before I had to leave my dorm and saying a tearful goodbye to Ethan, who I will never forget and hope to see again soon.

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A year on, I am still studying Korean language! This will be a big surprise to my fellow Korean language students!! I am planning my return to Korea after I graduate in November and I have become accustom to the taste of Soju and still drink it! (despite it being really expensive in London)!

I’m hopeful that I am not the only one who cherishes Korea dearly. I hope that July 2012 will always have a place in your heart, like it does in mine. It’s great to see that some of you have now graduated and are having new experiences and even travelling the world (Kesiha I am so jealous!).

To sum up, I am glad that I met people who are so open-minded adventurous and unique. I think of Korea everyday and although I love Korean culture, my view of Korea wouldn’t be the same if I hadn’t met such outstanding people.

I truly hope to meet all of you again! How did this year go by so fast?!?!

I’m thinking reunion next year?! =D

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Learning Korean!

Since I went to Korea I have been learning Korean. I have a few Korean friends here in London who are helping me with the process and we meet often in Korean restaurants.

So, on Friday, I made a new friend. He has been in London for one month. Yesterday we went out for dinner. Ever since we met he has been pushing me to speak Koeran but for some reason I am really shy in front of Korean guys and can’t talk Korean! Yesterday, he was still persistent that I should talk in Korean! So I made an order in Korean. 여기요! 소주 하나주세요.

We had just finished eating and because I ordered in Korean, the waiter asked me in Korean if he could take the plates. He spoke so fast I couldn’t hear! So I told him I couldn’t understand that much Korean! He apologised but I was so happy! It meant my pronunciation was so good that he thought I could understand a lot of Korean!

So, now that I am told that my pronunciation is good, I am going to study harder so I can understand and talk more!

화이팅!!

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