So midterms are over. I feel like I did pretty well on all of them. I haven’t gotten any of the grades yet, but they should be fine. I lied, I got my Korean midterm grade. I got an A. Anyway, now is the time of year at Yonsei called AKARAKA. What it is is a big celebration, like a spring festival. They have a bunch of events that you can go to to really see what the school is about. Today, along the main street of the campus, they had booths set up that were basically mini-bars. You go and buy drinks for a small amount, or some food, and the money is put into the funds of the certain department you bought it from. On Friday there is a big concert that’ll be held in the amphitheater. They’ll be having a few big-name performers there. Tomorrow, Thursday, I’ll be standing in line to get a ticket for the performance. Hopefully I’ll get there in time, as there’s only 220 tickets available and there’s about 500 international students that want to go.
I’ve also decided about my future. I’ll be going back home on my scheduled date, June 23, and studying the material for the class I want to skip on my own. Hopefully, with the connections I’ve made in Korea, along with my Korean friends back home, I can get what I need to get done. I’m also helping this along by trying to learn 3-5 different parts of grammar every week. So far that’s been going pretty well, I just hope that SOME of what I’ve been teaching myself will be a part of the placement test I’ll have to take. Next week I’ll be heading to Busan, a city in the southeast of Korea. I’ll be meeting with a friend I made last semester at UMBC who will be back visiting her family. I’ll report my experience in Busan after I get back, as I don’t know if I’ll have suitable wifi or allotted time to update while I’m actually there. Other than these details, nothing has really changed. Hopefully my last (little more than a) month here will be just as good as these past three. But only time will tell.