말하기 D-1

Yesterday was such a long day.

I went to the post office yesterday morning to pick up a package from a good friend. It was some souvenir items from Kim Sun-Ah’s fancafe’s 10th year anniversary.

Then arrived late in our Korean class and we practiced our play.

After the class, we proceeded with our practice, but I have to leave them because I still haven’t memorized my speech.

I went to our university’s big open space (sunken garden) and started “re-memorizing” page 4 of my speech. But it wasn’t very successful. I went to the library instead and managed to memorize it.

I went back to the International Center. When I tried reciting my speech I started forgetting loads of stuff from page 3 onwards. Eventually I managed to recite it in full in front of my 도우미 with a few pauses and clue-asking in some parts. It was far from a good delivery.

We sent a good friend off. She’ll be returning to Korea after her almost year-long exchange student stay in the university. We had dinner then we went to the airport. All those time I was trying to memorize my speech. I didn’t get to fully enjoy the moments I had last night with old and new friends.

I returned home late at night. Actually early in the morning. And worst, I still can’t recite page 4 without looking at the script once in a while. I decided to practice very little and then I slept. I woke up then I tried reciting page 4. I finally managed to recite it completely – however it was very slow. I read some more and I tried reciting the entire thing. I was able to do it.

I can see some hope now. I think, as long as I can do what I did this morning, I can survive the speech contest. I still have a few hours to practice, and hopefully improve some more.

Now, if only I don’t have an oral exam (and a play to worry about) in less than 6 hrs, it would have been a lot better.

Speech contest in less than 10 hours. I’m off to school now! 아자!

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Oh! And what a good way to start the day – seeing Suna Unnie’s new photos! Here’s one that makes me really smile!

Unnie, I’ll do well! Promise! ^^

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