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Last Day of Summer!! — D-1

Classes start tomorrow.

I’ve been in “summer mode” for so long now, it’s hard for my brain to even process that I’ll be in my first class in approximately 18 hours.  I’m so mentally unprepared for this semester….

I typically like the first day of classes, but I’m dreading what I call the “First Day Life Altering Decision” — choosing a seat.  It’s an unspoken rule that where you choose to sit on the first day will be your seat for the rest of the semester, so it’s important to pick a good one.  I usually go for a seat near the front, but not directly in the front.

The reason why I’m dreading this “life altering decision” is because it also inevitably means that I have to make small talk with the people around me.

I hate small talk.  With a passion.

I’m just not good at it.  People tell me their names, and then 10 seconds later I’ll have already forgotten it.  Sometimes I avoid the small talk altogether, but that leads to a worse fate — not having any buddies in the class.  It’s nice to have at least one or two people in each class to chat with before it starts or to join up with for group projects.

Thankfully, some of my friends happen to be taking the same classes as me, which is awesome.  At least I can avoid the first day small talk in those classes.

Anyway, this has turned into a rather rambling post, but I do want to briefly mention my goals for the rest of the day.  I have to work until 9 p.m., and I want to go to bed relatively early, so I won’t be able to get much Korean done, but a little bit is better than nothing!


  • study vocabulary using Quizlet
  • study 1 unit of Korean Grammar in Use
  • get my school stuff ready for classes tomorrow

2 thoughts on “Last Day of Summer!! — D-1

  1. Having to stick to the same seat is an interesting “tradition”. In my classes you can switch freely, but people tend to sit app. the same places. In fact one of my profs once called us out on our habits in his class – that he was gathering a lot of information about us based not only on how we interacted with him during the class, but also whom we were sitting with. He didn’t call any names, but his analysis of how some were teaming up for academic reasons while others clearly had other intentions was hilarious.
    Good luck today 🙂


    1. Technically we are able to move freely, too (unless the professor assigned the seating), but it’s a lot more common for people to just stay where they are. Humans are creatures of habit, I suppose.


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