Mood of the day: Annoyed.
Wake-up call (aka TOPIK results) is coming in 3 days. Incidentally, that day will also my blog’s 5th anniversary. 5 years of writing Hangukdrama. It will be greaaat if I fail TOPIK (i.e. fail to get level 6 and also get a lower score than last year) on the same day. As of now, I don’t even want to entertain the thought of completely failing the test.
Phone interview (that was supposed to happen last week) didn’t even come at all. Without a single explanation or reply to my email. Greaaat. If you are going to set up a fixed time, either make that call or give me an explanation. I don’t think that’s asking too much.
Random things happen everyday. Received a call this morning and apparently I may be / supposed to be / should be going for the 2013 세계한국어웅변대회 because the first place of the 2012 Korean Speech competition couldn’t make it (I was the 2nd place). I have zero idea what’s going on but the prelims is sometime next week and if I miraculously get past the prelims, the finals will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam sometime in July.
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT’S GOING ON AND IT’S KILL ING ME
Google’s my best friend and apparently the topics should be as follows (information from another country):
주제 :우리말 우리글 바로쓰기 및 지구촌 보급을 위한 내용
가. 한글문화 창달과 지구촌에 한국어 보급을 위한 방안 (Propose(?) plans to promote Korean culture and dissemination of Korean language in this globalized world)
나. 평화통일을 대비하여 분단으로 이질화된 한국어 복원 및 융화 방안 (Proposal plans to restore and harmonize the Korean language that has been divided to prepare for unification)
다. 아름다운 국토보존 및 균형발전을 위한 방안 (Propose plans to preserve and develop the beautiful lands of Korea)
라. 청소년의 국제적 교류를 통한 한국어 역량 개발 및 문화교류 방안 (Plans to improve Korean language capacity and culture exchange through international exchange among teens) – awkward translation…….
마. 전 세계에 우리나라의 문화와 관광자원를 홍보할 수 있는 방안 (Propose plans to promote Korean culture and tourism to the world)
바. 외국인은 대한민국의 문화와 한국어를 소재로 연제는 자유 선택 (Free topic for foreigners to talk about Korean culture / Korean language)
I’m not inclined to do the last topic to be honest lolol. This competition is for overseas Koreans and foreigners. lolol so am I supposed to compete with… Koreans? mm I’ll worry about that later? For now please tell me know I am supposed to come up with a script and memorize it within a week, on top of my own personal stuff? I still have my first academic conference to prepare for. I should also mention that I haven’t spoken Korean in months.
Should I also mention how I generally hate last minute notification, inefficiency and waste of time?
48 hours a day. That’s what I need.