Good morning! Sorry it has been so long since a last post. Honestly, I've been so busy that I've done nothing really worth blogging about. I wake up, go to class, go to a seminar, do homework then go to bed. I also squeeze in three interesting cafeteria meals along the way.
We are finished with Korean Language class, except for our final on Monday. Yikes! The final is four hours long. Yeah. Koreans are crazy good at being students. I've been studying during the week for that. Practice makes perfect. (김영미 씨! 한국어를 어려워요! 그리고 존젼에 더와요.) Sorry, that was just a little shout-out to Youngmee.
So, during a study break (of course) the today, I decided to check out iTunes for a list of the most popular American songs. My jaw almost dropped to the floor when I realized that I, who is usually on top of music, knew almost none of the top songs. I know this sounds silly, but it made me feel frantic; like I was missing out on my life or culture or something. And then I started to escalate matters by thinking about all the things I was going to miss. Everything from birthdays to movies to missing the stupid U.S. census suddenly made me really homesick. (But seriously, the census thing is really a fascinating phenomenon to us marketing majors. And it's a little frightening to think that you won't be counted as an American) But I guess it's normal to feel this way. And I guess I better figure out a way to deal with it real fast, because things are only going to get more Korean and less American.
But, luckily my silly sister was on Skype. And we talked for a while about simple things like driving and jump roping (more on that in a second). And the talk really grounded me and made me feel a lot better. So, I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you get an incoming call from a 000-12345 number, it's me and it would absolutely make my day to hear your voice. :)
Anyways, on to bigger and happier things. Next Wednesday is The Fulbright Korea Talent Show! And I am planning it. (I made the logo to the right.) "정" is really hard to translate, but it kind of means "brotherly love;" It's like when you know someone really well to the point that you can sense how they feel without them using words)
So, as the planner, I saw that not a lot of people were signing up for acts. So, I decided to put my name down to make other people feel more at ease with joining. Well, it worked like a charm and the list filled up. So, I went to take my name off of the list when one of my co-planners stopped me and refused to let me renig. "But I have only one interesting talent and that's playing the clarinet, which I do not have."
Well, my co-planner is a smart kid and refused to be turned down. Thinking quickly I said (because I had JUST received a care package from home containing my jump rope), "The only psudeo-talent I have is my jump rope!" And bam. Just like that, I suddenly had a bunch of people insisting I do a jump rope skit. Oh god.
And now I have to jump rope in front of 100 people. Awesome. So, be on the lookout for a summary of how that goes down. Well, on that note, I better go practice jumping rope. :) Thanks for reading!