8th December, 2013. 11:46 am. 책을 많이 읽어요...|
"Maybe I won't get married, you know? Maybe I'll do one of those Eat, Pray, Love things. Ugh, no I don't want to pray. Forget it, I'll just die alone." - The Mindy Project
I've been a linguistic badass this week. I'm reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in Korean, Hunger Games in French, and a book about language in English. (Plus various YA books.) I'm pretty pleased with myself.
I did something this weekend that my mother always told me never to do: don't clean what you can't see. Dumb. And yet, satisfying! The toilet tank is sparkling. Well, kinda.
Current mood: not bad.
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2nd December, 2013. 9:35 pm. 트위트 생각...|
A few thoughts, which may or may not have been lifted from recent tweets I've made:
1. Why do I only remember to back-up my hard drive right before I want to go to bed?
2. Catching Fire is fantastic. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Jennifer Lawrence is the actor of our generation.
3. After much stress and angst, I bought a new jacket this weekend. I wore it to school today and received two comments from students: "Teacher, you're so handsome today!" - from Sunny, who is on my "top 5 favorite students of all time" list. (D'aw!) Two minutes later, Michael says: "Teacher, are you a b-boy?" "Why do you ask that?" "Because of your jacket."
4. My Korean level has made another huge jump. Not hating it.
Current mood: sleepy.
28th November, 2013. 10:25 am. 첫눈!|
I'm incredibly tired and possibly coming down with a cold.
Let's see... I've been a totally rockstar teacher this week. We did a baking soda + vinegar experiment one day (chemical changes), made iced tea today (solution), and tomorrow we're making ramen (filtering), which they'll be able to eat before their quiz... I'm kind of on a roll, not gonna lie.
French is a total drag. Each lesson is incredibly long and kind of dull these days, which makes studying a chore. I just... don't care. Fortunately I'm almost done with this textbook. Just a few more days to go.
Korean is going much better. I seem to have made a bit of a jump in ability in the last week, which bodes well for January's TOPIK exam. On the other hand, I've been busy enough/tired enough that I just don't feel up to studying much these days.
The first snow of the year happened last night/this morning, and what a snow it was. Very pretty - and a lot of it. Unfortunately the snow shorted out my favorite headphones so I went and bought a new pair - it cost me 50,000won, which was a bit expensive for my taste, but they work smashingly well so I'm okay with it. I also bought a set of bilingual Korean novel(las), which include critical analyses, etc. Not only will they help me study, but they'll help me decide if I should pursue a Master's degree in Translation or Korean Literature. To be honest, I know that a degree in translation is next to worthless, but I can't help but think I should get a degree that might lead to a proper career... or something.
Last weekend I went on a trip to Gangcheonsa with Megan. Great decision. I wish I'd done more day trips this year. Oh well...
Current mood: 졸리다.