Hello WordPress family,
I owe you readers a huge apology for the lengthy uninformed absence and favor in sharing with you the recent swift and drastic happenings occurring in my life.
In case you forgot how I look like now…
Up close and no funny expressions so you can get an accurate view of my outline (´ー｀)
As most of you know, June and July were the busy monsoon season for the storm of uni applications and worrisome graduates like me. Preparing tons of documents and churning out essays after essays was a pain in the butt but awaiting results seemed to take forever.
On the fateful day of 30th June, it was revealed that I was an official prospective student of Sungkyunkwan University to be enrolled for the September fall semester.
There are a few rare joys in the world that cannot be contained or described in mere words and the overwhelming flow of emotions incurred by this unexpected occasion falls under that category. A brief description would be a blinding clash of relief, sudden nervous breakdown, unexplainable surge of adrenaline, undefinable happiness among all the other feels.
Sungkyunkwan, thank you for taking me in! I’ll prove my worth in this school somehow ( •̀∀•́ )✧
So fast-forward to the present time,
I’m currently staying in at my oldest uncle’s at a small town in one of the province in Korea called Pohang, just two hour and a half train trip away from Seoul! My grandfather is recuperating quickly from a sudden stroke attack and he is expected to be discharged this Friday! #PTL
My grandparents and I pig out often while relaxing on our hospital bunk beds on sweets and savory snacks I bought at a convenience mart nearby during our daily walks within the hospital perimeter.
This is what dreams are made of.
Meanwhile, this is the ‘ruckus’ that happens in the hospital…
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And occasionally indulge in stocked up sweets and snacks while walking along the corridor and soaking some vitamin D in the non-blistering sunshine (I still love you Singapore..I think).
I usually go back to my uncle’s for a warm a nd welcoming home cooked meal but today I’m having a pleasant solitary lunch at a traditionally simple Korean restaurant with a cozy wooden setting where you yell out your order to the waiter across the room and sit on mats on the well-heated floor.
One simply does not exit the restaurant door hungry when at a Korean restaurant. The auntie will make sure of that.
The best thing about Korean eateries is that you’ll feel right at home, just as if you’re at the dining table in your own house even if you’re alone. Sometimes, the aunties chat you up about your daily life out of the blue and you’ll get comfortable in no time.
But as you might have guessed already, I’ll be living independently at a school dormitory with an unknown roommate. When time slows down, my mind is clogged with fears of unpredictable problems and doubts about my capabilities of maintaining my place in this prestigious school. People say I’ve brought honor to the household but so did the rising expectations.
It’s probably the first time for me to stand in the spotlight so I couldn’t handle the overwhelming pressure initially, thinking it shouldn’t be a big deal and issues like that.
But on the brighter note,
Freedom is the prize I get for the price paid.
( ¤̴̶̷̤́ ‧̫̮ ¤̴̶̷̤̀ )
I get to eat what I want to, go where I want to, do as I wish to and act without any boundaries fencing me in. Solitary life seems really ideal and I’m thankful to get what I wanted after eons of waiting and enduring.
Freedom can be a sugarcoated poison if not managed well but I believe I will gain more than to lose along the journey.
I hope to film more of my favorite things and document my 4 years stay here in this blog.
Please do accompany me on this journey and watch over me as I embark on this new chapter!
꒰ ੭ु・ω ・꒱ ੭ु⁾⁾
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