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!
I arrived in Seoul, South Korea three nights ago!
For those of you who don’t know, I am here in Korea to study for a month at Hanyang University Summer School.
I don’t know how to express how excited I am to be here!
As soon as I got off the plane, I noticed how behind London is on technology. Incheon airport is stunning! It is futuristic looking but in a warm way.
They have the best hospitality. I saw a man standing at the door of the supermarket, just bowing at every person who walked in. The respect that Koreans have is amazing. I have not met one rude person yet.
The only criticism I have is that the guys here are too good looking… =P
And the girls are so pretty! They look like dolls!
The accommodation is lovely! I was supposed to have a room mate as there is two people per room, but I have a room all to myself! I like it! I was worried that I wouldn’t have time by myself, and that freaks me out, so I’m happy I have my own room.
Anyway, I will try to blog more during my trip. If there is anything that you guys want me to talk about in specific, please let me know.
I feel like not a lot of people follow this blog, so I feel like I am talking to myself! But if you do come across my blog, HEY!!!
Update on me:
I finished level two of my degree in early May. As I had a lot of spare time on my hand, I thought I would start blogging more. However, I have had the busiest two months. I’ll explain.
So in January, I applied for a job that my friend recommended me for. They called me back in April and asked me to come in for an interview! As you all know I hate my current job, I was ecstatic! So I went in, it went well. One week later I got a phone call telling me that I have got the job!
(But unfortunately, I am still stuck at my old job because the new one is not permanent yet.)
I started work there last week and I love it!! The people are nice, the job is interesting, I’m happy!
I know, a new job doesn’t make life overly busy. So here is the big news!
I am going to Korea to study for a month!! I’m not sure if you know, but I love East, North-East and South-East Asian culture!! So this is an amazing opportunity for me! My university is paying for tuition and accommodation, so all I pay for is flights and spending money!
I am very excited! SO… hopefully when I am out there, I will do vlogs and more blog posts since I will have something specific to talk about!
Anyway, it’s time for me to sleep as I have work tomorrow morning! But I will be updating you guys (if there is anyone there) very soon!