We don't have something like this in Germany so i had no idea what to expect. Well, after some time in Korea I should have known.... What is popular in Korea? Alcohol and dancing/ singing people on the stage. Put these two things together and voila, you know how I spent my last week.
During the festival more or less every major and big university club provides all over the campus food and drinks (soju, beer, makgeolli) and students perform on the two stages (why do we need two??). Furthermore some Kpop bands also give us the pleasure, but i haven't watched all of them.
So what have I done?
Monday evening after class (start of the festival): Playing (when a korean person says let's go playing it means soju + games to drink more soju) with friends and hopping from one place to the other always to meet other friends, leaving some behind, taking some with and getting to know new friends of friends. One of our stopping points is in the spanish major department, in a little room with music to dance. Why it is an advantage to be a foreigner? Food and drinks are free and the "entrance" to this little room as well.
The day ended in a noraebang/ Karaoke (yaaay). Waah one of the things I will miss most back in Germany are noraebangs!
--> Coming home at around 5 o clock in the morning. I have absolutly no idea when the sun is setting in the evening, but can say very well when it is raising in the morning. And everybody who heard about the curfew in dormitories which says to be back before midnight: My dormitory doesn't care about it. My cute security ajeoshi is even waving happily at me when I come back at whatever time in the night/ morning. If he is not currently sleeping.
|Performance list of the week excluding student performances|
Tuesday: Sleeping until the next class and going directly after the last class to the concert right infront of the my lecture building. First the music department shows off their skills (pretty good up to wow) and later the band "Lunafly" performs. Also another new korean girlgroup sings on the stage, but I still have no idea who they are. But kinda boring and I cannot see any difference from them to all the other "I-am-so-cute-girly-singing-puppets" (sorry). One these girls says she is a freshman here in the university this year, if i have understood it right in korean.
The highlight of the evening, "4 Minute" and "Davichi" I missed because I have gone to my club's party. Yep I'm also in some student clubs, this one is music and dancing (street dance in my case).
So after the party, which was at the begining a bit boring but later on really fun (except of this one totally annoying chinese guy who followed me around on the dancefloor all the time without understanding "pushing-away-when-you-try-to-kiss-me-means-GET-LOST" ) and tidying up the bar again it is ---> 6 am coming home....
Wednesday: ...When does my first class begin? 9 am. Nice.....Around one and a half hours sleep later sitting in class for three hours to listen about I don't know what philosophy (required course from the university for every major called "The world we live in") and going right back to sleep for the whole afternoon. In the evening of course again going to play with friends and later on at midnight making a suprise for my friend from Ethiopia. The real birthday party follows the next day.
---> Going home at 2 am (wow really early)
Thursday: No claaaaass! That's one of the awesome things during this week: Some professors cancel their class for us to go to the festival or rather to sleep during daytime for me.
Like I said, thursday means birthday party and later on hopping again from one table to the other for meeting friends.
---> Coming home... uhm when did I come home?? I think about 4 am.
|One if the student performances|
Friday: Festival is over!!! So at least I thought I could have a calm evening, but right after i come home from spending the day with a friend I get a call: "Jessie, come to Noraebang! NOW!" What?? "NOOOOOWWW". okayyyy. Still going home early because I was invited to another birthday party on saturday where I have to sleep over, cause it is in Cheongju, around 2 hours away.
Saturday: Birthday party aaaaaand german food!!!!!!! Waaah *_* Yea birthday child is a german friend of me so she just had to say she will cook food from our home and I said I will come.
Besides eating we go bowling aaand Noraebang! Three times Noraebang in a week is a new record for me. Afterwards playing drinking games in the appartment where we also sleep.
--> Going to bed at 8 am.
Sunday: Driving home to Suwon in the evening after everybody gets ready and the house is cleaned. But wait a second... Why am I in Korea again? Ah yea....studying... So... let's do the homework after arriving on sunday evening... Well my eyes don't like the idea and close every few seconds. Okay, go to sleep and wake up earlier before class and write the essay. It's not my first time here....
So, that was more or less my last week, but before everybody thinks I'm just here to make party, let's reveil some midterm results (dadadaam). Best one: A+ (still can't believe it). Worst one until now: B. One result is still missing, but I will get it tomorrow. And no, I am absolutly not that kind of person who is sitting all the time in the room to study. Ask anybody who knows me back in Germany about my high school results... Well let's not talk about it. But because I need my GPA of 3,0 I am kinda forced to get good grades, so yea let's study!