10 In Korean learning journey (:

Reverse culture shock

I’m sad to say, but I’m back in Singapore! Arrived at the airport at 6am in the morning and 6 hours later, I’m still suffering very very badly from reverse culture shock, confusion, disorientation etc. And I predict that it will continue for quite a period of time.

The giveaway details will have to wait for a bit, since I’m going to jump straight into a busy semester tomorrow and I barely finished packing. A few days of continuous activities and lack of sleep has taken its toll and I’m not my usual energetic self.

Looking at my to-do list for the week, I don’t really know where to start. I still have to deal with the confusion of being back at home. I forgot to turn on the heater before I bathe, I spill water everywhere, I can’t remember my own address and neighborhood. D: I may sound like I’m exaggerating but this is how bad I’m missing Korea.

I have no problems adjusting to Korea within a minute (a few days for language) but I guess it will take me about a month or so before I can get slightly more comfortable in Singapore.

I’m thinking of selling my used korean textbooks (beginner/intermediate) and people have been responding quite well on twitter and facebook. I will compile the list, together with photos etc and post them up soon! Buyers restricted to Singaporeans, unless you want to pay for the shipping.

I will only ship internationally for the giveaway, which will be announced at a later date.

Right now, I have something urgent to do. I need to RESTUDY JAPANESE. (yes.. for the nth time…) I’ll talk about it in a separate post again since I have lack of time right now!

Just letting you guys know that I’m back… please don’t say congratulations… ^^

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Lucie Dvorakova
    9 January, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    I shall then say 화이팅~~~!

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    alodia
    9 January, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    힘내세요~

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    xing
    9 January, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Haha, Shanna! Welcome back to Singapore! Seems like the impact is really huge for you! btw, how long did you stay in Korea previously? Are you going to Korea any time soon or gonna be back for good?! I am guessing you must be having a hard time taking the trains here — No queues and people blocking the train door in the train!

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    jamie
    9 January, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    i’m interested in your yonsei textbooks! 😀

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    gamcho
    10 January, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Dont’ worry! I’m sure everything will fall into place with time ^^

    My school semester also just started =-=;;; I’m already so busy ><;;;

    화이팅 샤나!!

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    Anonymous
    11 January, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    Hey welcome back to Singapore! Don’t be too sad, I’m sure you will be able to go back to Korea soon! 🙂

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    Jeannie
    11 January, 2012 at 1:45 AM

    I was totally like that! Even worse! I went back to the Philippines after a year here and I complete forgot how almost everything is done. I forgot how to work the machine for the LRT card, I don’t know how to go home from one place, I forgot that we barely follow the green light when crossing the street -.-” like almost everything! I’ve been there and it’ll take a lot of time to get used to what you left behind for 6months. I hope you feel better though I know this is not much help. I miss you already! I was standing like a freak at LC because of the new people and I was unconsciously looking for you ㅠㅠ

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    Anonymous
    11 January, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    Hey Shanna , Welcome back ! 😀
    I was like this a for a couple of days too , when i went there for around near 2 weeks . No one’s alone in this kind of things !
    Well hope to see you soon for the meet up for korean language learners that you are gonna arrange !
    Goodluck in everything ! 😀

    – Felicia

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    michelle
    16 January, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    welcome back shanna! seems like its a dread for you to be back in singapore. XD dont worry, everything will fall into place again. 😀

    and im soooo interested in your textbooks. kekeke.

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      hangukdrama
      16 January, 2012 at 12:12 PM

      Total dread!!! Are u coming to the meetup?? Oh ya textbooks! I havent got to photographing and selecting the ones im selling. Im only letting go of the beginner-intermediate ones. Mmm not sure if they are interesting

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