장 선생님과 함께의 마지막 학급

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Mid-terms were over yesterday and we got back our results today. To be honest, I did so much better than I had expected for my speech test, especially when I came out of it feeling damn wretched and was quite certain that I wouldn't be able to pass that module. God must have heard and answered my prayers, and for this, I give thanks. But then at the expense of other modules HAHA. Never mind, can pass all happy liao. To be honest, the standard here in Yonsei is really way much higher than back in SG. I was so certain that I would be able to score for the reading part of the reading module (there are 2 parts to this), but to my shock and horror, I only managed a 6/10? Did I just managed to just pass reading (FYI, 60/100 is the passing mark in Korea. This applies to all standards of education.)?! O.O''' I think my reading teacher must have really hated me or something LOL. I am very sure I was at least deserving of a 7.5, and to my chagrin, those whom I had thought did worse than me actually ended up getting 8s and 8.5s. My reading teacher probably hated my accent. I was pretty sure my pronunciation of the words were rather spot-on as compared to those who got 8s and 8.5s. I did probably sound quite nasal to her though 'cos I was still in the midst of recovering from my flu. =(

Sick!!!

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Today's weather is really the coldest I've ever experienced ever since I touched down in Seoul. The lowest today is 0°C. I was already not feeling very well on Saturday, but I still found the strength to study, go to church and do some shopping/marketing the following day. However, when I woke up today, all I felt was ache all over and because I felt so uncomfortable, I actually overslept and was late for lessons as a result. In fact, I had even harboured thoughts of giving today's lessons a miss, and how I wished I did just that. T_T

The walk to school was nothing short of torturous, especially when the weather was really, very chilly. I profess to liking and having a strong resistance to cold, but even I couldn't really take it, given the weakened state of my body right now. I swear that when I was walking to school, I felt like turning back and going home. But I decided to walk on because the next few lessons are especially important, given that my mid-terms start on Wednesday. I really can't afford to miss lessons, can I?

Table A

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I'd better blog while I can still afford to squeeze out a bit of free time today. I guess today will be the last day I will be so "carefree" because next week will totally be hell week for me due to my mid-terms. T_T

My speech test was yesterday, and I felt that I actually did better during the practice session 2 weeks back. Sad die me. And this isn't the worst part. The worst thing is the speech I did will only be 20% of my speaking component. My teacher will be conducting a one-to-one interview in KOREAN for the rest of the 80%. Just kill me now. I nearly shitted in my pants during the one-to-one interview part of the placement test, and now this?! #justkillme

I really want next week to be over quickly. I really can't stand it anymore. And wait. There's still finals? T_T

Anyway, in an attempt to relax before the killer week comes, Asari, WK and I decided to go to a cat café LOL. What's Korea without its numerous dogs and cats (and even sheep?!) cafes? Something struck off my bucket list! ^^

The cats at Table A, which is located at Ewha, were really very cute and fluffy! I think I still love dogs more, but I am slowly getting over my dislike for cats because of Kitty Kitty, the stray ginger cat which always roamed at the next block. Sadly, I think it has gone to other places now, because my sister doesn't see it anymore. ;(

The cats really roamed very freely in the café. They even took up my seat and drank water from our cup. o.O''' They really treated the café like their own home LOL (well technically I guess it's true?). Anyway, drinks here are pretty reasonable and there's no such thing as an "admission fee"? Just pay for your food and drinks and stay here as long as you like. ^^

My 4500 won hazelnut. I was quite shocked when I first got it 'cos the coffee was dark, meaning there wasn't any milk in it and the first thing that came to my mind was "DID THEY JUST SERVE ME AMERICANO?! I EFFING HATE THAT DRINK!!!!". Koreans are DAMN CRAZY over Americano. Jin-seul even said she drinks it like water and I could only stare at her incredulously LOL. -.-''' Thankfully the hazelnut taste was pretty strong and there was sugar in it, so the drink turned out really good. ;3

Our octopus fried rice which was really very good! Nyam! ^^

One of the smallest kittens there.

The cat which made itself so at home at my seat. ;3

My favourite kitty 'cos it looks just too damn cute! ^^

I guess that's all for now. OK back to studying. T_T

Updates

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I thought I'd be able to post more often, but it seems that I don't really have the luxury of time right now. School is really more intense than I have previously thought. It feels like I don't really have much time to do what I want, which is actually to go to different parts of Seoul and explore the places.

I'll be having my mid-term speech test tomorrow. The thought alone is really terrifying me huhuhu. And my written mid-term papers will be next week. I can't wait for next week to end so that we can finally go to Mt Seorak. And there are so many things I want to do as well, before finals start about one month after the mid-terms.

I do feel that time is passing by quite quickly. And the weather has been really cold these past few days. I'm even breathing out "smoke" already. Today was really much better as compared to the previous 2 days when it really rained for 2 days 2 nights without stopping, but still, one word: COLD.

I'm really looking forward to December because I have so many plans for that month alone, but that will also mean that I will be leaving Korea soon. Man, I really love my life in Korea so much that I don't really want to go back to SG now. For one, I really am not looking forward to facing SG's notoriously hot weather. I will definitely miss Korea's weather a lot when I go back.

And all the friends and teachers... I will definitely miss them a lot! T_T