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I finally took the LSAT this past Sunday and am now free to travel around and blog without feeling massively guilty for not channeling all my productivity into studying.
Something you guys might like to know: whenever someone is about to do something difficult or taxing, such as take an important test or run a race or something, you say 화이팅!, pronounced hwhi-ting, which I hear is “fighting,’ Koreanized.
My first free day (which was about a week ago, actually–now that I’m free to procrastinate, I’ve been procrastinating hard) I traveled to a suburban area just outside of metropolitan Seoul called Bundang to meet up with the lovely Dr. Lee of the philosophy department. We went walking in Bundang Central Park and I managed to get some pretty okay pictures.
Walking or hiking is something of a national pastime in Korea, so of course there are millions of walker-friendly areas anywhere you go. This particular park is located in a hilly area with lots of pine trees. In places like this you often see the old meshing with the new.
I don’t really know what it is, but Korean forests always have a distinctly different feel from those in the States. Maybe it’s because the trees are different, or the smells, or the way the light hits the leaves.
So there’s that.
Nothing to exciting -this- week, but stay tuned for my travels to the bamboo forest in Damyang, my first encounter with bondegi (That’s Korean for silkworm, a delicacy over here), and the chronicles of my adventures in
(That’ll be Germany, Poland, the C.R., Austria, and Hungary.)
I’ve never been on that side of the rock before, so I’m fairly ecstatic.
For now, though, it’s time for me to go breakfast on some delicious Korean bakery bread (Koreans have -such- good bread!).
For your viewing pleasure…