Flashback Moment

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Month: April, 2013

Just Another Page


It was one of those shivering autumn nights that I opened my diary to write down how I spent a clumsy first day as a graduate student at GSIS. In the blink of an eye, I can’t believe I am now about to finish the last page.

I could never have expected I would come this far with so much pride and confidence to pursue my dreams, especially after the heart attack I nearly suffered following my first mid-term exam. However, thanks to this, I learned how to step outside my comfort zone, put my head down and study hard like my fellow classmates. As a result, the first semester was worth all the blood, sweat and tears.

Then spring came, and I became a Seonbae. My life at Sogang blossomed like the flowers in Yeouido. Student life is not only about studying; here at GSIS, we are like a small family, sharing ideas, friendship, and happiness. Though professors are often strict and scary, we students could always feel their love and support. They did their best to show us new paths and help us realize our talents.

The season changed and my third semester at GSIS looked even brighter than the yellow autumn leaves. More greetings in the corridor of J building and everywhere else on campus, as I befriended more GSIS family members. The opening party, MT, IT party, field trip, that once was lonely and intimidating was now filled with laugher and great memories. The head-off-home-after-class routines were replaced by chit chatting hour after hour in our little multi-media lab and hallway.

Sitting down and recalling those images of my almost two years with GSIS, I can’t hold back the smile. Thanks to my international and inspiring GSIS family, I was able to swim across the sea of hardships and can now look back and proudly smile at the person I am today. Although my mission here will come to an end in a few months and I’m going to miss this place a lot, I’m also excited and eager to see what I will fill in my next page. I hope all of you too have found more reasons to smile and are proud of yourselves and the memories at Sogang GSIS.

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GSIS, Fall 2012, MT to Nami Island

N.B: flawless grammar mistake credit to my bestest mentor ^^

A Love Letter to My 코이카 80기


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The whole language training just ended today. Frankly speaking, I sort of missing them already. They had showered me with lots and lots of love, fun, and laugher. That I can’t help but to sometimes laughed alone when I was on my way home from work (that some ajumma on the subway gave me that-girl-is-crazy-look, now and then).

(Left to right)

Joo Yoo Mi Na: Smart, lovely, and helpful, not to mention she looks as beautiful as a Japanese girl.

I’m so thankful that you are one of my students; as a technician, photographer, and teacher assistant, you’ve been the greatest help. I know you want to be perfect in your exam today, though there still small mistakes, but to me you’re already the best. And “kom barom” I’ll never forget your name at all because you always tried to minus my point on my korean language mistake.

Ha Jae Rip: Gentleman, hard-working, and kind, he never forget to say “knhom srolanh kru Molyna”.

I know it must had been so tough to deal with those drawing-like alphabets once all your time are with physical training. I know you had been working so hard to deal with it, but I always worried about you. I wish I could have more time to tutor you personally so you can catch up with the other. However, you did surprise me with the exam result today. Great job, my tall and handsome 재립선생님!

Park Mi Young: Oh, My “kanha” Mi Young! smart, creative, fun. You own the best personality.

I still remember how you grabbed whole of my hand and  only let me go when you pronounce that word right and I was crazily laughing with this the whole hours. Also when you were in a complete role-play mode persuaded me to give you discount with the flirty-winky eyes, that I was shocked, burst out laughing. Thanks for your contribution to make learning language easier to everyone.

Park Eun Sun: Caring, loving, and beautiful. Photography, music, movie, dance-lover.

I always feel loved and cared in every way when I am with you, I know you’re gonna be the best kindergarten teacher for the little Cambodian children. They need you. And don’t forget our promise that you gonna be sitting on the beach waiting for me when I got back to Cambodia. I really can’t wait to seeing you again.

Kim Sunny : Naughty, arty, and bright. The only student who made me head bang to the desk a lot of time.

You lights up the class like the definition of your name “Sunny”. Who else found the best way to remember the Khmer alphabets than my beautiful Sunny? “ឈឈឈឈឈឈ!!!” and”គិលានុបដ្ឋាយិហ៊ុន?” . Thanks for making the class a lot more fun, sleepy, and lively at all the same time. However, Sunny! you’re 문제있어요. ^^

I really love each and everyone of you deeply and completely. You’re like the different color that when it comes together it made everything wonderful. You made my life wonderful than I would never expect for.