♫ Stand By Me – SHINee (Boys Before Flowers OST)
↑ ↑↑ Because I am practicing “self-control” & not watching Episodes 9-10 until after midterms. Listening to the soundtrack is an acceptable substitute though.
I had my first midterm (ever!) this morning. I honestly don’t know how it went. It seemed easy enough — 20 questions: 10 T/F & 10 multiple choice. I should’ve done more of the readings but I’m pretty sure I pulled at least a B on it. B is good. I’m aiming for an A- though. I’ve never really had a midterm before, like ever. My classes at CSUF either required essays vs. tests, weekly quizzes, or I never showed up enough to find out if there was a midterm or not. EHH, they’re not that big of deal. 2 midterms this Thursday then I’m done until finals. Scary how fast the quarter is going (as in it’s already February!). But not scary on the part that the quarter system is “fast.” I still don’t see why so many people bitch & moan about “OMG MIDTERMS!” “OMG A PAPER!” “OMG FINALS!!!” EEEEEEEEEEEEK. No really, suck it up. But I guess we’re all entitled to complaining so to each its own. I’m not a fantastic student, but it’s not that bad. It’s just 10 weeks vs. 16 weeks. Be grateful you don’t start school in the middle of August. It’s just how the quarter system is, 10 weeks of so-called “chaos” then it ends. And hopefully for me, only 4.5 more quarters until “chaos” ends FOREVER.
I think I’ve decided to to not get my teaching credentials immediately after graduation. According to this other girl (who seems very knowledgeable & graduating this year), you only have 5 years to get a job after getting your credentials. Therefore, I should wait until AFTER I come back from world-hopping to get my credentials because who knows how long it’ll take me to quench my thirst for traveling/freedom? Knowing me, it could take 7, 10, maybe 20 years! A wasted credential would mean wasted time & money. So thank you girl whose name I cannot seem to remember, thanks for the helpful advice. =)
People think I’m pretty pessimistic & crazy for being so sick of college (not in the academic sense). I want to graduate early & I’m on my way to doing so. I understand that college is supposed to be the “greatest time of my life” & I should take my time, that’s just not my case. Not every situation holds true for everyone & I’m not going to beat myself up in order to fit into that “greatness.” I just think there is so much more out there to look forward to. Haha, I could be “living the college life” right now, but instead, I choose to sit on my ass in the warm sun & blog about random shit. So I will go through this college thing, but I don’t want to make any excuses or exceptions because of it. Why graduate in 3 years? Well, WHY NOT?
Enough of this pessimistic “I HATE SCHOOL!” shit (well, just for today). I’ve become a much better cook since I’ve moved out:
02.02.09: steamed white rice — broiled fish cake — doris-made kimchi — friend sweet potatoes covered in honey & sesame seeds — beef bulgogi with scallions & onions
02.03.09: roasted garlic mashed potatoes — hot wings — salad — light ranch dressing
Yes, those are the foam lunch trays they serve food with in elementary school. I saw a pack of them at the dollar store & decided to get them to reduce the amount of dishes I’d have to wash. I’m really big on side dishes. What else have I made? Spaghetti, reuben sandwiches, bibim naengmyun, mi bo vien, spam musubi, tofu scramble, banana & nutella paninis, & other stuff I can’t remember at the moment. Food is good, always. I find out if I get into EAP tomorrow. Either way, I’m going to Korea haha. Seriously, I don’t think failing to get into EAP is going to stop me. If not Yonsei, Sogang here I come!