This morning I woke up to the gray skies typical of this season. 장마 (jang ma) they call it—monsoon rains…
First order of business was the Korean Language Placement test. I took it in the ECC Building, a six story building built entirely underground and walled with glass.
[here are the gardens on the side or the roof of the building however you choose to look at it]
[here’s the front of the building—for more photographs of how it looks from the inside and how it looks at night go here]
Then at Orientation I made many Korean and Korean-American friends of whom I’m sure you will hear a lot about in the posts to come. After being welcomed by a video presentation, buffet lunch, and campus tour I was able to hang out with many of them sharing culture in conversations.
In the evening I left with my aunt who is a professor at Ewha to stay at her home in 서처동 (Seochodong) near the greenbelt that surrounds the city of Seoul. I’ll probably be able to tell you more about how beautiful it might be outside when the sun is up. Right now I’m chilling with my cousin the artist and my cousin the giant along with a currently crippled dog. Poor dude was running around in their backyard until the next door neighbor’s 진도개 (Jindogae, a Korean breed of dog) came and mauled him.
The cute & crippled one:
My cousins’ room:
More adventure tomorrow! Just you wait!