74/75/76/77 일째 – Gyeongsan 경산 – Final Test 기말시험

The end of studying is almost here!

February 12, 2017. Sunday.  

Terribleness!  I went to Homeplus for lunch, there was a restaurant at the food court that has the best side dishes (banchan).  It included Japchae, Pajeon, dumplings, and guksu (noodles).  After, I spent 6 hours at a coffee shop trying to review everything I learned in 5 weeks … and again after dinner.  Dinner was BBQ beef!  Samgyupsal.

February 13, 2017.  Monday. 

Just one day before the finals.  I had coffee in the morning, then my last Korean class! After dinner, I had only fast food and then went back to the same coffee shop as yesterday, (Cafe Arte in Gyeongsan) to have the same delicious strawberry latte.

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February 14, 2017. Tuesday.

No Valentines Day for me!  I had to write an exam.  The exam was ok, I completely forgot the writing section, which composed of an essay that I had to memorize, so I made something up on the spot.  When the exam was over, weight was lifted from my shoulders 🙂 … For dinner, we had BBQ beef with the classmate – samgupsal again.  Along with the drinks and the many dishes of meat we ordered, it came to 150,000 won!  Unheard of!  We treated our teacher too, so it came to 18,000 won per person.

One of our classmates was 42 years old and…. he’s a father of two.  YET! He actually brought a 50% jug of alcohol to the restaurant and claims he does this all the time in China.  It was a little bit too embarrassing but I was told not to judge.

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February 15, 2017.  Wednesday.  

Final Korean class this semester and possibly FOREVER!  I somehow survived 10 weeks and I am not sure if I learned anything because I still can’t understand Koreans and became nervous and more self-conscious when I talk than before because I realize just how weak my Korean is …

We went to the graduation ceremony, ate a free lunchbox, and then proceeded with our last test – the speaking.  I didn’t do so well because I just can’t talk.  Most of the Chinese classmates were leaving on THE day of the final.  We didn’t have a final goodbye, they just left like it was any other day.  The hallway was empty and we were on our way out the doors too.  I had coffee with my classmate, who is also taking his final Korean class at Yeungnam Uni.  For dinner, I had another BBQ pork meal – Samgypsa again, in the same restaurant as last night too!

I went walking around the lake and ate a cake to celebrate.

… and that concludes my Korean classes in Korea!

Sigh … I don’t know.  I like to think my Korean has improved but I don’t think so … I was able to extend another week for my dormitory rental so I can start visiting the Dague travel sites 🙂

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