I guess the newness is wearing off, now. I haven't seen anything so out of place that I had to rush home and update my blog with whatever zany story. On Tuesday night, after I went to coffee with Yuria, we had Curtis's going away party, which was just dinner but I was grateful for the chance to say good bye. I thought I had fallen asleep for the get together the night before. He seemed like a good guy, and I was sorry to see anyone decent who spoke English leave.
Wednesday night, I went out with Yuria to record something in English for a class of middle schoolers she helps at the Buddhist place she attends. I felt pretty special being able to help in that way. She took me out for a dinner (Ramen!) and helped me buy a book to start writing/learning Korean.
When I showed her my progress, she laughed.
I guess my writing was kind of child-like, what with it being a different alphabet and all, but she seriously laughed each time she turned the page. I guess it's a little harder than I first treated it. I still got my stickers, though, when I finished the pages. (That's right, stickers.)
So, I guess my plan for Korean fluency is a little premature (what do you mean 4 months isn't enough?), and I am going to work on it tonight. It's felt like I haven't stayed home for a week (I think it's because I haven't), so I could use a rest. That and Alice Teacher is going to be checking my pronunciation tomorrow.
In my excitement over having a life, I haven't sent out any letters for a while, but I'll be sure to update people soon. Thank you for your letters, those who have sent them; I look forward to getting mail!
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