Month: September 2011


It’s been a week since I’ve moved to California and (unsurprisingly) I haven’t had time to study Korean AT ALL.  We’ve been busy with three straight days of orientation from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and, in the meantime, I’ve been trying to adjust to living on my own for the first time ever.  This is a really emotionally and mentally stressful time for me for various reasons, but I’m still trying to go about doing things, 싱글벙글 웃으면서! 싱글벙글 is such a cute word, I can’t help but smile when I say it to myself – which is appropriate, considering that it means to do something “smilingly” or “with a broad smile.” Hope you’re all having a great day!


As you can see, I changed my theme.  I love the simplicity and color palette of this theme much better than my last one (which honestly looked too cold).  The font size is a bit big and maybe there’s a way to change that but I’m too lazy and computer illiterate to figure it out.  At least it’s easy on the eyes?  Well, in any case, I think I’ll stick with this theme… at least for a few months or so. I guess this is a timely change because the new theme is accompanying the start of a new chapter in my life.  This Thursday I will be flying off to San Francisco, settling in my own little studio apartment, and embarking on graduate school life at Stanford.  Needless to say, I am incredibly nervous – but excited at the same time.  So many things are changing so quickly for me and, for a person who doesn’t handle change very easily and who prefers routine to adventure, things are going to be very tough for …