A Short Seoul Story Essay

843 Words Nov 29th, 2015 4 Pages
A Short Seoul Story
By: Jacqueline Diaz

When opportunity knocks

Let me be honest here. More than an academic dream, it was actually my super happy jologs fantasy since childhood and those younger years. (And by jologs, I don’t mean corny, but simply not the Glee, How I Met Your Mother, Breaking bad type of thing. Lam mo na yun ‘te. #proudjologshere)

I remember back then, when the clock would tick 10PM, I would hastily close all my books, cap all my pens, and run - just because I can’t fly - to the television area. It was time for watching our favorite korean drama, My Girl (if you know it, high five gurl!) which came after the popular koreanovela, Lovers in Paris, which was also a favorite at home (you could now guess the
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Everything for me has been super convenient. Popular for Samsung and LG (aside from uhhhm, Gangnam Style), South Korea is a nation of tech-savvy smartphone users - from little kids to young adults to grandmoms and grandpops. Internet is fast and CCTV cameras are simply everywhere – even beside dorm refrigerators (dormers will definitely understand why hehe).

Living here, for me, has been a wonderful and eventful experience. As an international student, my academic load was slightly less (than that of a regular university student) and thus, I was given more opportunity to attend various events, meet more people, and explore places. The cultural exchange with other international students and my self-immersion in the Korean way of life were pretty fantastic and fascinating for me. With this, I was able to know and understand the perspectives of different nations and the various ways people act and respond, in relation to their cultural background and national origin. I was able to expand my horizons, deepen my understanding of the world, and compare the norms which I thought were universal (but are simply not).

In my business classes, I honestly learned so much and enjoyed the enriching educational experience. All the concept discussions, group meetings and project presentations were very helpful and healthful for my growth - as a student and as a person. The insights of people from various parts of the world, the fruits of

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