Today I got up early to make my way to Changdeokgung palace. I hope that starting next weekend, I will have buddies to go on trips like this with me, I think I have forgotten how to use proper English, and whenever I think about talking, I begin wanting to say things in Japanese... Even though I'm in Korea.
Well, I made it to the palace 20 minutes before the tour, and then took a tour of the palace and "secret garden." I was not impressed by the secret garden because... It wasn't really a garden.
At the palace, I made a friend! He and I lamented the heat together and went for a burger after the tour. I couldn't resist having the company, so he led me through Anguk and Insadong (I must return here for shopping). Along the way, I became famous! Not really, but I got interviewed by a group of girls for their homework. These high schoolers' English was phenomenal!!!
After lunch, I decided to go home to recoup. I wasn't in shape for any more than 2.5 hours of tour in one day. My roommates still had not arrived at that time, so I returned to the Tiger Dome to watch some soccer. (Don't judge, I like watching soccer).
For dinner, I met some new friends for coffee and cake (I know, not healthy) at a little store near our subway station. It was the most delicious cake and coffee I've ever had. I will have to go back to the cafe bene
After eating, I was still very curious about the whereabouts of my roommates, so naturally I hurried back to my dorm to see if they had made it in.
They're here! They're here! My roommates are named Michelle and Danielle. They are both Korean, but Michelle lives and studies in Canada and I think Danielle studies in the US. She was showing us up by working out when I got back, so I still need to work on getting to know her.
And now, it's time for bed because orientation is tomorrow!!