Yey! Finally it’s weekend again. Last week was quite tiring (despite the fact that all I really did was laze around while praying I’ll survive all my classes).
After finishing my paper (if that’s how we can all it) on ethnolinguistics and basically spent the rest of my week studying for my Mandarin midterm exam, attempting to read assigned readings for my linguistics classes and studying for Korean in between (which is what I really wanted to do in the first place).
Yesterday was supposedly my oral exam in Mandarin. My schedule was early and I live far from our university so I woke up really early and arrived really early. But my exam was postponed O.o. I’m quite happy because I’ll have 4 more days to prepare for it, but I really wished I slept some more. Anyway I just used the time to go to the library and
hoarded collected assigned linguistics readings.
I also had time to finally meet my 선생님. I copied video lectures from her and we managed to catch up with each other a bit. I love talking to her because she will never NEVER EVER talk in English (despite the fact that her English is perfect!) with me.
I also inquired about TOPIK registration since I’ve been receiving inquiries from interested TOPIK takers (thus my previous post). Then she asked me yesterday if I am still studying Korean. I said yes. Seems like she doesn’t want to believe me (since I was too busy to show up for the past few weeks), thus she asked “How?”. 😀 So I showed her my notebook that I bring with me all the time (so that I can review it when I have some free time in between classes or while waiting in line or during commute). She browsed through it and said, “열심히 공부하구나!”. 😀 선생님, do you think I will fail you? Nah-ah-ah! 😄 😄 😄
Was a bit shy because there were tons of sample sentences from my Kim Sun Ah dramas that are written all over my notebook. Things like: 내가 이연재 씨 한테 감정은 게 있어서 그러는 건 절대 아니니까 오해는 하지 말고. And worse: 이 자식이 고개를 돌리고… 이 자식이! I really hope she didn’t notice them… O.o
I also had lunch with my good friends – my 수업mates (a name we coined for ourselves at at time when we still don’t know what 반친구 is, but we know what수업 means) in our Korean classes few semesters ago.
Not everybody were there, but it was fun to see most of them again. My Korean classes were the happiest classes I had! We used to spend (a lot of) time with each other everyday after our classes. But now we have different schedules and some of them have graduated already so it’s difficult to find a time that matches everyone’s schedule. I hope before some of them leaves for Korea, we can get to have a mini reunion again.
I also heard an annoying news before I left the campus. Something Korean related but I’d rather not talk about it here. It totally pissed me off. Good thing I was really tired and sleepy when I get home last night, thus I fell asleep the moment I touched my bed. I had a good sleep and I’m feeling better this morning (but still a bit annoyed! haha!)
Later me and my aunt will go to my grandma’s birthday party. 今天下午我要去外婆的生日酒会. I wrote this without using any dictionaries (I hope I chose the correct characters though). I know this is a very simple one, but I’m happy I can finally say a sentence in Mandarin on my own. At least a week’s worth of effort have some results.
A random photo. My little study corner. I don’t have a desk (oh well, I ‘technically’ have one but I don’t use it), so I study in my bed (not recommended! It’s prone to make you sleepy!). Here I have a bunch of colored pens and highlighters (the OC me can’t study without them), a cup of coffee (coffee makes me sleepy! But recently I found out that black tea keeps me awake! Happy!), linguistics books (and I need to finish reading
some many chapters this weekend), Mandarin and Korean notes plastered all over my wall (not so pretty, but it does helps me a lot), some photos of me and Kim Sun Ah (to keep me motivated! ㅎㅎ), my whiteboard (right now it have Mandarin prnunciation cheats and my never ending to-do lists), my Chinese character practice sheets (inspired from a post from Dorian Wacquez), underneath were my Korean notebooks and my ever reliable netbook (currently reading Hangukdrama‘s recent post)
So after my grandma’s birthday party I’m just gonna hibernate in my room for 4 days and attempt to do the following:
- memorize all our Chinese character set
- review for my postponed Mandarin oral exam
- study Mandarin in advanced
- start writing my second ethnolinguistics paper (I don’t want to cram anymore!!! ㅠㅠ writing my first paper was a traumatic experience)
- finish at least 4 pages of TOPIK paper
- review TTMIK lessons (level 3 and 4. I badly want to start level 5!)
- finish my assigned readings for my linguistics subjects (!!!)
- start reviewing for my linguistics theories class (I’m starting to get nervous for the finals next month!)
- study and review for biology (!) (I barely passed my midterms, I can’t lax!)
- start on our paper about semantics
- blog! 🙂
- finish re-watching Scent Of A Woman
- write a reaction paper for Mandarin class
- make a storyboard for Mandarin class final project
- write letters
- answer emails
- study Sogang 3A
- finish decorating my planner ^^
- update my pc and cellphone playlist
4 days seems very long but considering the things I need AND want to do, I’m afraid 4 days may not be enough. Well, I’ll do my best and let’s see what I can finish.