Stage 1: 재능과 능력은 다르다
Aside from the fact that I successfully enrolled my Intermediate Korean 1 (still without asking my boss about it), I’m also happy that in three days, I finally finished ‘Stage 0’ and ‘Stage 1’ of ‘세상에 너를 소리쳐!’ It was GD’s story *I guess?*, and as how I saw it…… 음~ well I only saw Korean characters and aside from just understanding about 10% of it, I haven’t seen anything at all. But honestly, I can say that my reading pace has been quick than before. I think I need to read more since I still have difficulty rapping along with a 가사, but after this book, I’m gonna try and evaluate myself how faster I’ve become.
I actually never had time to read at home since when I get here, I can only do three things, eat, blog, and sleep. Only time I can read is through commute. In the morning while I’m waiting for my train, and just up till the first station, which would roughly be at about 20 minutes? I can’t read longer than that since I remembered from my elementary Science that reading in a moving vehicle can cause damage to the eyes, my vision’s already blurred, and it’s just dizzy-fying and I don’t wanna throw up in my book, lol. I also go home by train so it’s not very possible to read while I’m inside a can of sardines. So I myself was surprised with how fast I read the first chapter. Or maybe some learners can read it in one day, I’m not sure >.<. I hope I get more faster in everything in the nearer future. I’m somehow fast at typing already, now I’m starting to hone my reading speed, next would be listening and speaking, and let’s see what should be improved next.
I had half-day off from work since I have to pay for the enrollment fee, which is still very painful for my pocket >.< Well it’s still super super cheap *super only because super super is 1,000원, lol*, and even if it’s a bit more expensive it’s still gonna be super super worth it. I arrived Korean Cultural Center at about 3, even accidentally rode the bus together with my Elementary 2 classmates on my way there. The other one’s enrolling E2 again since she didn’t pass, and the other one would be taking Intermediate 1 with me. In our class, I bet all of us who passed will be taking this term’s I1. Well it’s good because I don’t have to adjust myself so much. I wouldn’t want to take next year’s I1 because I don’t want too much delay. There were 6 of us who passed, and I’ll be having two of my E1 classmates as classmates again!!! That’s just sooo hooray!! Another’s already an acquaintance so I already have 8 friends from the start, and I heard only 13 students enrolled. It means I’m already friends with more than half of the class which is just sooo much more hooray!!
Enough with the hoorays though…
I don’t even know what happened to that face. No amount of BB cream would whiten that >.< Thanks to that flash I looked highly African. *please don’t think I’m racist, because I’m not. In fact, I really love Africa, and would want to travel there someday*. It’s just that this picture made me ‘Fifty Shades Darker’.
This day was actually sad *for a bit there*, because our E2 선생님 asked 찰린 누나 if we were planning to go somewhere after the enrollment. Since she was asked and she didn’t even know how to manage the conversation since it’s hard to explain everything to a Korean, it was hard to decline our 선생님’s offer. She actually asked the whole E2 class to have a meal with her *maybe her treat*, but everyone’s a bit carried away since it was not planned, and we had plans (E1) ourselves, and it would be very awkward to go even if 선생님 allowed our former classmates (not her students) to join. My heart’s breaking a bit because she told 찰린 누나, that we didn’t bid her goodbye during the graduation. I don’t know, but after our stage picture, I believe we said goodbye. But….. Anyway, it’s complicated. We asked our 선생님 to have another pre-planned dinner instead, during class days.
We successfully escaped! Had our coffee at Kuppa, with pizzas and pastas go sponsored by 엘리자 누나!!! Some sentiments, nostalgic moments and picture takings, bonding’s never been better with my E1 classmates.
After pre-planning on where to go next, we rode this very cute and utopically sweet, electronically powered ‘E3’ at Bonifacio Global City.
I wish there would be more of this around the metro, but sadly… there are none.
Then finally, we had another stop at Serenitea, when my other classmate had to go back to work just to open a meeting, and came back after some minutes, just after saying ‘Hello, I’m 벌리’. Cool right? And again we had nonstop talks about Korean stuff, the upcoming classes, Korean travel experiences and tips, and future Korea plans.
We had to go home then since two of them will still be having work afterwards. The two of them (even while working), and 엘리자 누나’s currently on LINE as I’m composing this entry, and we’re still talking about the things that happened earlier. We’re just THAT close.
Maybe next week or later, I’ll finally talk with my boss about my classes. I expect him to be okay about it since I go under time and they don’t pay me for that. If he won’t allow me then work’s finished! I make sure I do everything on time when they give me projects, so I don’t see any deviations for him not to give me considerations. I’m still having my Korean as priority since I’m still young and having this kind of opportunity to study can’t be found nowhere so if my Korean’s not gonna be permitted, then it’s time for me to compose my resignation letter, in Korean I suppose, lol. *BUT WHY AM I RANTING ALL OF A SUDDEN?!*