You have so many options !!
I don’t know if you’re thinking of studying Korean itself or doing an exchange but there are so many ways to go.
Think about what you’d like to study : personally, my major was Korean, which I actually chose pretty much at random, and spent a compulsory year abroad at a KLI. I’m actually thinking of going there again to brush up before deciding whether I want to study more…
Or you could choose something unrelated to Korea completely and see what exchanges or programmes are available so you can have a year abroad.
Or you can go the KLI route either just to learn the language or as a requirement for entering a Korean university or grad school. KLIs can be pretty boring though, but if you’re lucky the hours allow lots of time for exploring!!
Always put your interests first: if you’re not doing something you love, being in a foreign country, no matter how much you may love it, won’t make it any easier. There are lots of lovely people here who have done different combinations of these so ask around (:
I only properly realised this yesterday but I’m really uncomfortable at work because of this guy.
Until yesterday I just thought he’s nice, friendly, maybe a bit needy. I just assumed that he wants to have friends at work who are also his friends outside of work, if that makes sense. He sort of suggested getting a drink some time and it’s good to socialise with colleagues etc. I’m not sure but I think he’s a bit older than me and I’m fine being friendly at work or chatting on a break but we’re never going to be best buddies.
Anyway, I ran into him in the street the other day (how this is possible on Oxford street I don’t even know…) and he asked if I wanted to have a coffee with him. I didn’t really want to but I didn’t have a reason not to and I didn’t think anything of it. We just had a coffee and a chat.
The next day he was a bit awkward with me and then he asked me if he’d done something to make me avoid him which I wasn’t at all he was just being weird …. And yesterday he decided to come to my bus stop with me after work and sort of kept insinuating that I kept making excuses not to go out with him, when can we go for a drink. ( I don’t go for a drink, when I do I drink heavily and he doesn’t need to know the details,)
Today I mentioned it to another girl at work and she was like “I’ve noticed that for ages and wanted to ask you about it because he can’t leave you alone,”
I’m so glad he’s not in today. I don’t know what to do. I can’t make excuses but he seems to think that my being nice and normal means something else. I also don’t want to have to not be nice to make the point though. Ugh it’s just uncomfortable.
what is this weather.
I know it’s a british stereotype to go on about it so much…
but today has really been a case of 4 seasons in one day.
lately it’s been freezing in the morning and sunny and hot in the afternoon - too hot for all the layers I put on at 8am to go to work, anyway
and this week it’s suddenly freezing cold and rainy. with random bits of intense sunshine followed by thunderstorms.
I was hoping there would be a small window for layering cosy knits before I have to whack out a winter coat! I bought a really nice ‘statement’ cardigan for when I’m not feeling so ‘auntie’ but it’s too damn cold to wear it !!
(yeah, this is about all I have to talk about right now…)
A cute new message most mornings on this board ~ finally had time to get a #coffee here today ☕️❤️#mocha#cute#coolsigns
Nothing’s happening. Work work work. This place is so sterile compared to my old place. I guess it’s worth it though.
Still pretty homeless but too exhausted to make phone calls and by the time I have a day off the places I found are already taken.
Well it’s not all that bad. They got us cupcakes at work today as a thankyou for keeping our shit together. And I’m nearly home …
Boring boring boring. I just need to remember this isn’t my life, yet.
Crawling out from under a pile of pillows to update, and finally had a little catch up on some of my favourite tumblrs last night ~
So the only part with any gravity to it is my new job. Woohoo. I now fold bedsheets and do people’s online shopping for them in a flagship department store for slightly more an hour than I used to. That’s about it really.
But it’s still hard to find an affordable place to live when you don’t earn living wage. And I can’t live too far out because I refuse to use the tube and I’ll never be on time if the bus journey is more than about an hour and a half. Maybe I’ll even do a roomshare, because these prices are just ridiculous. But I must find one today because I realise I’m becoming part of the furniture here. Fingers crossed for me!!
And finally, the furthest from the truth. I think it’s just my reaction to his kindness - whatever the reason for it, it’s completely genuine, my drunken idiocy (and vomiting) which keeps attacking me in waves of embarrassment, combined with the fact that I haven’t seen him since and that he is the least likely suspect. Oh, plus I’ve heard some rumours about us floating around before… Managed to get hold of my old work rota so I think I’ll ‘run into’ him next week and see what I think then. HA.
tea-with-biscuit replied to your post “I went to the lego bus stop today and it’s GONE! Replaced with a real…”
Wait, there was a LEGO BUS STOP? WHERE WAS THIS?
it was for hamley’s! but it disappeared overnight ! ):
Yesterday the guy from okcupid said his long distance girlfriend is going to move in with him on Saturday so it’s probably the last time we can meet, at least like this.
I didn’t actually ask about his relationship before because I don’t think it’s really anything to do with me, but I knew from the start what kind of relationship we would have. He was straightforward about it, but I’ll also admit, because he’s not good looking to me and because I’m vain I could only see us as friends anyway even though we get on really well. It’s actually the first time I’ve been in a sexual relationship where I’ve actually been completely comfortable knowing I can trust him or ask him for anything too. So I think I’ll really miss it! But it’s been really good for me to realise that even in a relationship like this, someone shouldn’t fuck you around or make excuses or not listen to you or even hurt you. I don’t get it but I think this is my most successful relationship to date haha and he’s definitely raised my standards!
I’ve just realised this is written in interview speak… Haha too many recently
A ton of people I know came to my shop today. a couple of friends said they were in the area and popped in, a girl who used to work there last year….and most weirdly: 1km guy. I’m going to call him Zero, so he doesn’t get confused with any other 1km guys.
I was actually trying not to notice him, because I wasn’t 100% sure it was him in the first place but then he asked me a question directly so I had to look right at him and he was like “omg you work here?”
I dunno why but I felt really awkward talking to him and basically ignored him for the 2 hours or whatever he was in the shop. Actually, the last time I saw him he invited me out to meet a bunch of his friends, and I feel like we hardly spoke. I think I mentioned before that he’s pretty good looking and I mean, we met on 1km: I know what he could be like. But it seems like he is totally not like that, and we have no chemistry either and something about seeing him today almost made me dread seeing him again? But I don’t know why coz he’s actually really nice and also tried to include me with his friends…
Maybe I just don’t know him well enough and that’s why…or I might even be shy, because it’s so rare to meet someone in this way and they actually turn out to be a decent human being…..