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. =(

My other results were fine though, given that I didn't really study much 'cos I spent a lot of time trying to get sufficient rest so that I would be able to walk to school the next day for the exams. I could have done way much better though. Yonsei is really very strict, particular and anal on grammar especially. Essentially, it is not an overstatement to call them a Grammar Nazi LOL. I lost 0.5 marks, 0.4 marks, 0.6 marks here and there (they have a weird way of marking IKR?) and they actually amounted to quite a lot of marks lost for me. >.< It is fine. Now that I know what they are looking out for, I hope I will be able to improve on where I am lacking and yup, get my level 1 grammar right. Here's to finals in about 4 weeks' time! T_T

The school has a very weird policy. We are required to change teachers after the mid-terms are over and I totally don't get the rational for this, especially when we will only be spending one month with the teacher before term ends. And yes, we'll have to waste more time introducing ourselves again and getting the new teachers to remember our names. -.-''' I am really damn happy with my current form teacher and I will really hate to see her go. I am kinda neutral towards my reading teacher (she's the one who gave me 6/10 zZz) but if I get to keep my form teacher, I don't mind having having the same reading teacher as well. In other words, I am more-than-alright with status quo.

Ms Jang really teaches very well, and you can kinda say that she's QAD? Haha, I disbanded QAD ever since I left RV 4 years back, so there's no such thing as QAD now, but still, my adoration for her is at the QAD level. Heehee. I really love how much passion she has for teaching us and bearing with all our stupid mistakes. I really love how encouraging she is towards us and how smiley (and prettz too!) she is to us everyday although she must have done it for the past 15 years LOL. Somehow, because she has never been to SG, she is really curious about SG and therefore, is always asking me questions about SG. Her dream destination is SG HAHAHAHAHA. She is also not stingy in her praises for us and will not hesitate to correct us if we're wrong. She is the type of teacher who makes me want to continue staying here. She is the type of teacher who makes me really motivated to study Korean. And she's the type of teacher whose side I don't wish to leave.

To be fair, all the Korean teachers I've had so far are good in their own ways. Some of the ones back in SG were really strict and in other words, not very friendly A.K.A scary and that's why I really put my heart into learning as much Korean as I could so that I could at least make them happy LOL. However, I find that I really learn best under teachers like Ms Jang, as well as my E2 and I2 teachers, Ms Lee and Ms Sung respectively. Here's hoping that I will continue to have my streak of good Korean teachers. I really do wish that my incoming teachers will at least be as good as Ms Jang. T_T

선생님, 너무 보고 싶을 거예요! I will miss you really damn much!! You all will not believe how lost I felt when I first knew that we had to change our teachers. All sorts of thoughts ran through my mind and I was literally asking "WHY? WHY? Who are the students in the previous semesters who voted in favour for a change in teacher after every exams?". I really hope to see you again, be it the next time when I decide to return to Yonsei, or probably when you come to SG. I'd really love to bring you around. Unfortunately, this will all be up to fate because she doesn't give out her handphone number or email address to students as she has been harassed and stalked by a student before. God, please let our paths cross again. T_T

Our last class photo with Ms Jang. T_T

I think I haven't introduced my class here before right? Come 5th December, I know I will miss you guys very much. I wish I am able to continue on to level 4 together with you guys, but unfortunately, my mum calls the shots LOL so I really have to return to SG or risk getting disowned. ='(

OK, this post is getting me all teary-eyed and whatnot. Lol what is wrong with me? Term hasn't even ended yet and I'm already all doom and gloom. I shall end this post here. I need to wake up at 6.30 am tomorrow LOL. Please wish me luck because the weather now is so cold that all I want to do every morning is just to literally hide under my blankets. I already have difficulty waking up at 8 am for school, what's more at 6.30 am? T_T

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