It feels like I’ve abandoned this blog but I haven’t! I’ve just been to swept up with everything; moving, packing, sorting things out, socialising etc. that I’ve not had time to blog much. Classes have officially started today so I think everything will quiet down a bit so I’ll have more time to blog. I’ve done a few things since I arrived here early on 13th~ Posts will come in due time… Oh, and yesterday I went to the Incheon Korean Music Wave 2013 concert and it was awesome :)
So course registration was at 10am KST which means 2am in UK. I’ve just completed mine asap (although there was server lag and I had to wait around 1~3 mins to register each course), fortunately I’ve managed to get into all of the ones I wanted! A friend who did it at the same time didn’t manage to get on Korean Beginners though, and is on the waiting list - damn that course went super fast (I didn’t choose it though because it overlaps with my other courses, maybe next sem).
The courses I’m taking are:
- ARDE218 4D Computer Graphics
- Weds 14:15 - 17:50
- JMCO242 Strategic Communication Research
- Mon/Weds 10:30 - 11:45
- JMCO328 Media & Social Change
- Tue/Thur 12:00 - 13:50
- JMCO344 Persuasive Communication
- Tue/Thur 15:30 - 16:45
The professor’s name is Sehun, what a weird coincidence…
Anyone else taking the same ^^?
The countdown has finally hit single digit.
My friend and I are thinking of going to Primary & Zion.T’s MANNA concert (woah it’ll be my first ever concert event). It’s currently held for three days; fri 30th aug, sat 31st aug and sun 1st sept.
We’re not sure which date we’re going for yet, but maybe friday as sat is too busy and sun is a uni night - well hopefully fri won’t have anything major/important going on, but we’ll wait closer to the time to see (whilst checking daily on the ticket availability ofc). Anyone else going?
International payments are really frustrating.
Update: 31st July 2013 - Okay just tried to do the payment again online and it’s actually gone through this time, hopefully it’ll show up on my housing account soon! This 12 day deadline for international students is really not convenient… (they released the dorm assignment results on 26th july and a deadline of 7th august for payment)
Also I asked in the KUBA fb group about the Anam Global House and apparently it’s a newly built dorm so we’ll be the first residents. Exciting and worrying at the same time.
CJ International House* on-campus accom! Shall be rooming with my friend Joozilla! Exciting times. Now I need to sort out luggage allowance, packing, travel money and modules. It’s scary to think I only have 18 days left;; Before, I went through a phase of panic then total excitement and now I’m back to mild-panic, these nerves really do not want to settle down. But you can’t blame me right? Going to a foreign country for a year away from home, not knowing the language, how things work over there etc. I guess this will be as good an opportunity as ever for me to learn a lot though. Positive thoughts!
Edit: I received the KU Room Notice email today and I am in Anam Global House rather than CJ International House;; I can’t really find much information about it though.
Passed my second year with a 2:1! Now I can definitely go to Korea for sure (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧ KU here I come~
Received my visa today (●´∀｀●) Took a lot faster than I expected. Maybe I should’ve done it later because now my final entry date is very early; 21st July…Guess I’ll have to pop out of the country at that time then.
I wonder whether I should keep this 9315 url or switch to louiseoul? ಠ__ಠ
Anyway, a brief update: Sent my visa form on 15th, hopefully I’ll get it back next week if nothing’s gone wrong (my friend sent hers at the same time as me but forgot to sign & date and got it sent back home;;). To be honest I think I may have forgot to date it too but I definitely signed it, and no post has come for me yet according to my parents so fingers crossed it’s gone smoothly! Now I just need to wait for my results on the 1st of July to know I’m 110% going to study abroad and then I can go confirm my flight tickets T3T