Sunday, September 6, 2015

KGSP - Second Birthday in Korea

It's weird. A year ago I was just settling down at Keimyung, inviting all the friends that I met so far for dinner and drinks for my birthday. Fast forward to the present and I pretty much did the same thing, except in different cities and with more people.

This week marked the first week of life as a graduate student at KAIST. Classes have officially started and I've also started my time in the lab. It's a bit weird getting back into the traditional university structure so there were some bumps on the way, but I'm still pretty hyped.

Also my sick $2000 rig came in on Friday. Hyped to have it beast through some stuff.

Classes have been alright so far, first week stuff so still introductory. Hoping to get into the meat of things soon though. Lab work has been pretty sparse so far as well. Just a lot of settling into stuff and figuring out how they do things. For the most part I've just been doing website stuff.

Since it was my birthday on Thursday I decided to invite a bunch of my Daejeon friends for dinner. My lab mates couldn't make it unfortunately but they bought me a cake which we ate after our lab meeting. I thought that was really nice of them actually.

Tasted really good.

So on Thursday I just met with some friends for dinner. Friday was when I went to Seoul to see my friends that live there now. A lot more people live in Seoul so when I was inviting people I just kept on clicking names and then next thing I know 20 people showed up to dinner.

A lot of my friends couldn't make it either, which kinda made me realize just how many random people I know in Seoul. Regardless, it was really nice seeing everyone again. I normally don't really celebrate my birthday but considering how it's normally at the start of the school year it's always nice to use it as an excuse to see everyone again.

I wanted to split this into 20 pieces but I was convinced not to.

One of my friends from UOIT was even in Seoul for vacation so I got to see her too. So overall it was a pretty good night. It's been like a month since I've seen most of those people so seeing them all again was really nice, especially since it's just before we all get busy with graduate studies.

But now that my birthday is out of the way, it's time to get serious. I can already imagine how busy I'll be once the semester is in full force, so I'm gonna take this time to slowly bring myself back to my UOIT Game Dev schedule. The last year was a good break, but now it's time to do some devving.

I saw this poster for Keimyung at Seoul station. Feels like a different life.

Getting a bit more comfortable with Daejeon too. Still have a lot more to see and figure out, but it's starting to come together.

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