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다시. [28 Jun 2012|07:25am]
 이젠 미국에 다시 가려고 준비 하고 있어서 섭섭하고 기대되고 어떻게 생각해야되는지 모르겠어. 일년은 진짜 빨리 진아갔어. ㄴ ㅌㅍㄹㅍㅁㄷㅎ 어차피 하나님이랑 좀 더 가깝게 됬어. 그레서 좋아 waste아니였어.
아직도 히로중에 고민중이야... 마이스펠링 석스. 엔드 마이 문법 이즈 토탈리 렁그.
So it's been a year here in Korea. I'm ready to be back out of the city, where it's peaceful and I don't get stared at all of the time. I'll definitely miss lots of things about this place.
I really wanted to go to North Korea before going back home, but the time didn't work out. Laos? Cambodia? Vietnam? Thailand? Taiwan? I might just cop out and go to Jeju-do. I'm such a baby, dragging my feet about traveling alone....I'm just too lazy to do any kind of research like I should.
At least I can speak the language in Jeju.
Gave ten bucks to a homeless man yesterday. He tried to dismiss me with a wave of his hand because he was too busy smoking a cigarette and talking to himself, until he saw that I was holding money.

All this fretting and wasting time doing nothing..and then we die. What's the point?
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[17 Feb 2010|12:01am]
[ mood | blank ]

I didn't think I was in the least bit ethnocentric or judgemental before I really tried to live and function in a foreign country.
I thought I was pretty flexible and open about trying new things. But sometimes I find myself being critical of certain aspects of this culture, like how much importance many Koreans tend to place on physical appearance and clothing, or how people call someone their "friend" only if they are the same age as the other person. If not, it's "younger brother" or "older sister". I've been asking "why?" but not from a culturally neutral viewpoint. Being neutral may not be possible, but I sure do need to be more aware that I am in a different country where some values are slightly different from my own. This seems like common sense, so why do I forget sometimes?
Maybe we are all predjudiced in some way or another, whether we admit it to ourselves or not.

I'm learning alot about myself and my mindsets, and having to change some things.

This is good.

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[08 Feb 2010|01:02am]


found this on neatorama, thought it was funny.
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[26 Dec 2009|11:59pm]
School's over, but I still need to study a ton.
Moving to Seoul next month. Dong Hyeok's coming back in two days.
Feels like it's been forever; what will I do in July?
Friends are home.
Gained 10 pounds, not that it matters.
Excited about the changes that the new year will bring.
I know what's missing!
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yojeum senghwal - life these days [17 Sep 2009|04:53pm]

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my bonnie lass she smelleth [10 Sep 2009|08:21pm]
[ mood | full ]

I love how my mom hates to watch surgeries on tv; she cringes and makes noises, but she can't look away and won't let anyone change the channel.
I have lots to study tonight, a ton of Balzac to read (in French), which will probably take me several hours. =(

DongHyeok and I had a hair growing contest last week, I grew my leg hair and he grew his beard hair...unfortunately he won. I miss him alot. Decemberrrrrrr

Shannon Dawkins and I have been hanging out alot lately, which is so nice. You know those people who you don't see for a long time but when you get back together it's like you were never apart from each other? We found a dark field behind an up-coming neighborhood, parked the car there, and listened to the Temper Trap really loud and danced all over the place like fools. When we were too out of breath to stand up, we plopped down in the grass and talked about the universe while looking at the moon, it had this gold ring around it. Sometimes life is like this.

I want to help; maybe I'll volunteer at the homeless shelter in downtown Mobile.

I'm going to study at 고려대학교 (Korea University) in Seoul for 6 months in the Spring. I'm really super excited, it's an ivy league school (aaahh!!!) .... political science and Korean history and stuff... plus intermediate Korean language...it's gonna be great; and hard.

Just finished "When You Are Engulfed in Flames", and about to start "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy". I know, I should have read that a long time ago; I just never got around to it.
Tomorrow I'll be in Auburn for a dress + mustache party. I can't wait to see Lindsay and Carrie! I have a stick-on Rasputin beard that I got for my birthday 2 years ago, and I've been waiting for a good opportunity to wear it.

Hi again, journal.

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[30 Mar 2009|05:08pm]
Tu es trop capricieux. Tu changes d'avis toutes les deux minutes!

It's pretty today.
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[19 Jan 2009|10:01pm]


i found out something last week that changed my life




DID YOU KNOW that some jellyfish start their lives as polyps, attached to surfaces, and then the medusae break off the top of the polyp and there's a jellyfish!!!!



what happens to the rest of the polyp after the medusae bails? =(=(


death. everywhere. its useless.

but yeah.. thats super neat.


he turns into more medusae

they just keep budding off!




what a buncha sluts.


also i learned that lil wayne and weezy are the same person



now thats an interesting fact.


i know, right?


did you learn that in biology also?



i learned it at a party, i think



jrpu and the truth, sittin at party's havin 3 drinks a night together.



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life, y'all [14 Jan 2009|11:44am]
Man, that was a good meal!
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[13 Jan 2009|11:23am]
I'm tired of all of my friends, and all of the people with whom I become close, leaving.

Last one flies out on Friday morning.

Other than that, I'm really happy with my schedule this semester. I have Bio 102 (yuck), but besides that advanced French lit and conversation, Indian Philosophy, History of Asian Civilization (Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam in particular), music theory, comparative politics.

  The Indian Philosophy class is gonna be fun, albeit  difficult, so I'm glad I studied the Hindu and Buddhist religions a little bit at Troy.

Eh, no time to finish
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[02 Jan 2009|01:22am]

New Years in Baton Rouge, watching "Dexter" with Uncle Dennis, Jonathan, and Hyo Jin.
Last night I had a dream that Shun and I were trying to find these 2 specific videogames for PS2 in this huge game store, but we couldn't find them and I was so frustrated.

Just got back from being in Baltimore for a few days, reconnected with lots of cousins whom I hadn't talked to in years. It was awkward at times, but discovered lots of common ground. I think Jonathan really enjoyed himself, and he usually doesn't really have a good time around extended family; so I"m glad about that.

I need to get things together as far as career research goes, cementing my class schedule for spring semester....and getting ready for that french lit class that I have to take...I really need to start studying for it now before I forget much more structure and vocabulary. I'm sort of teaching myself Korean, might start tutoring for that at a local international church. Should I take Chinese or Japanese for my Asian language? Which one would be more useful?

Hung out with Shea a few nights ago for the first time in about 4 years. Thankfully, it was just like old times. Like we'd never been apart.

A bunch of good friends just moved away, and I miss them. But I'm so thankful for these other kids that have always been there. Here's to the new year.

I'm in the midst of making some difficult decisions, I'm not the wisest person in the world, but I'm doing my best. Learning lots, I hope.

What's up, guys?

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Too bad [04 Nov 2008|12:41pm]
To tell the truth, I'm not crazy about either of the candidates.
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[21 Sep 2008|08:27pm]
I'm trying to make friends here at school. But I always feel like when I make new friends, I'm somehow neglecting the friends I already have. This is a problem.
There is not enough time in the day for me to do anything that I want or need to do.
There's also not enough time in the day for me to let everyone that I love know that I love them. I wish I could stretch myself to every place that I needed to, so that everyone at all times would know that I think about them and wonder how they're doing.

Sometimes I'm happy, and then I feel guilty for being happy. 
I'm probably too selfish to give the person that I care about anything of value. But probably it's because I'm just not capable of that at this point in my life.

I wanna enjoy school while I can. Before I go into the real world.

Anyways, Carrie died her hair (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
And I ate song pyon today and went on a lonnnnnng walk, the first of which was a rare treat.
Last night I babysat a 3 year old autistic boy that screamed his head off 50% of the 5 hours I was there. While screaming he would contort his body into a backwards U (exorcist style) and would beat his head against the wall in between screams. Poor little guy, it was so scary and frustrating.
I have the best roommate in the world!
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[28 Aug 2008|07:40am]
[ mood | depressed ]

Throw me in the fire now, come on. 

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[07 Jul 2008|10:07pm]
 I suppose that I'm too childish in appearance to ever demand respect from anyone. 

Take me seriously. 

Can we have a National Cooking Day II?
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[02 Jul 2008|08:32pm]
So today  the 5 and 8 year old boys that I keep during the week were on the top bunk, pretending they were military men in a helicopter ( a daily ritual for them), when the 5 year old exclaimed: "Break out the happy snacks, ya'll!"
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[25 Jun 2008|03:50pm]

1. Sometimes it's really hard being a creature that is self aware. 

2. I wanna spend as much time as possible with Shun before he moves and I don't see him for 4 months, but, save sleeping, I haven't had any time to myself in more than 3 weeks. And it's really wearing on me.

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[12 Jun 2008|11:32pm]
Hello everyone!
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[27 Apr 2008|11:55pm]

 Had a dream the other night that I was in the military. It sucked. Everyone else was asleep while I was awake for some reason, and my uniform was like 5 sizes too big. 
I'll be up all night, peut-être, working on this french paper/final which is due in the morning. 
It seems like every time I sit down to actually study for anything, hours and hours disappear into some kind of vacuum, and I barely make any progress. 
The facial scrub I was using in the shower smelled like the orange juice and rum mixture that Caitlin was drinking yesterday. Man, those other guys that played were annoying.

I'm so confused about everything that I have to complete in the next 3 or so years to double major.

Here is something that I recommend: Hershey's Sundae Pie from Bruno's. It's the kind that they sell at Burger King, but at Bruno's you can get the whole pie instead of just a slice.

"A family is like the fingers of a hand: each finger is weak but together they can make a fist to beat up other families who don't know the "fist trick." 
-Dan Liebert

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