But now I'm in Daejeon instead of Daegu. It's a bit weird cause a couple of weeks ago, I was a language student at Keimyung University, a relatively unknown school. But now, I'm officially a graduate student at KAIST, one of the top universities in Korea.
Dorms are better too.
Talk about a change right? Feels weird but at the same time it feels kinda good. After moving into the dorm on Wednesday I had to deal with a lot of admin stuff like opening a new bank account, applying for my new visa, etc. Been pretty busy the last week actually.
Thursday was kinda interesting because apparently M Countdown was held on campus. That's apparently a really big KPop show and for some reason they held it at KAIST this week. So we're just chilling by the stage and next thing I know I'm watching live KPop.
You know it's legit when even I know of the bands performing.
Luckily there was a sightseeing spot I haven't been to yet that was also near where the meeting was, so I took a trip to Gwanghwamun. First thing I noticed wasn't the statues, but the hundreds, if not thousands, of police throughout the square.
There were so many groups of them.
Apparently there was some sort of protest or demonstration or something going on, so the police were all on standby. Was kinda weird taking pictures of things with so many police nearby. Felt kinda paranoid actually.
Yesterday I went to Daegu to meet some people and to pick up the rest of my stuff. I left all my non-essentials there so I went to get them. Man that was a mission. Things were a lot heavier than expected so it was a pain to bring things to Daejeon. But I did it.
I can function again.
But I'm still like, sore. I've spent the last week doing a lot of walking and lifting. I feel like the veins in my arms are going to explode. They've gotten bigger for sure.
Finally we come to today. One of my friends randomly invited us to check out this arboretum and park in Daejeon. It was relatively close to KAIST so we went. Overall was alright. Was super super hot though, but it was a nice little walk.
We also went out to check out where the Daejeon Expo was.
But yea, I wouldn't say I'm settled into Daejeon just quite yet, but with all my stuff being in the city now and meeting some friends here and there, I feel a lot more comfortable with the place now than I did a few days ago. Classes start tomorrow though, so we'll see what happens.