Tuesday – December 6th – School Orientation for n00bs.
Before that, my friend and I visited Paris Baguette (파리바게뜨), a nice but a little bit expensive coffee/bakery shop. Oddly, there was not a lot of people at the shop and we got to converse in (my) broken Korean (which have yet to improve by the way).
If you remove the coffee sleeve, he’s wearing old man sleeping jumpers!!!!
Back to the orientation – it was a bit of a snooze. Unfortunately, we also had to miss the first class and there was no make-up class, just homework.
At night, we made ramen with Tteokbokki (떡볶이), a type of Korean rice cake, that we got at home plus.
Day 7 – First day of Class.
The majority of the people in the class are from China. Furthermore, as they have been in the same class since level one, they have a good bonding already. I felt like a new transfer student but at least there was a new student from Russia sitting across from me.
It also seems from the first class that the grammar level of the Chinese students are quite good, even though they don’t speak. They have only studied for 2 months but most of them want to attend Graduate school in Korea, so I suppose to they motivated to try hard. Apparently, if you score a TOPIK level of 5 or higher (it is out of 6), it’s likely that you can go to any University in Korea for free (or almost free).
By the time the day class ends, the sky is dark and I’m off to my dormitory.
The dormitory is across from the school. Perhaps it is a community farm or perhaps someone owns it, but it is in the middle between the dorms and the school. There are a few paths that we can use to go across the field. There is also a snowy white dog chained within the fence with other agriculture related things, although no one lives on the premise itself (I think).
Day 8 was pretty much the same as day 7 – except the Russian girl transferred to another class …