But September is also normally the start of the school year. This is bad cause school sucks, but it's also good too because it's a nice break from the lull you kind of settle in during the summer break. Plus you get to meet all your friends again so it's nice.
But our department is still under renovation so it doesn't have that new feel yet.
However in Korea it's a bit different. Yea sure it's still my birthday and birthdays are great, but despite having a decent friend group in Daejeon now, a lot of my friends still live in Seoul so I gotta go up there. It's fun and all, but it's a lot of time and money.
Also since the semester system in Korea is different, September is the second semester of the school year so it's not a "new" feeling. Especially since I've been at school the entire (short) summer in the lab anyways. Only good thing about being in the lab is free AC.
Seriously though , paying for electricity bills in the summer sucks.
If all things goes according to plan this will be my last "September first day of school" though. I have two semesters left of my masters and don't plan on doing my PhD. I think I'm ready to move on from post-secondary education.
Speaking of moving on, a few of my friends are also leaving Korea too. Already one Japanese friend left last week and one more Japanese friend is leaving next week, with a Ukrainian friend leaving shortly after that too. Worst part about making friends with non-locals is eventually someone leaves.
However I cannot wait for the summer to leave because it's too hot. I even cleaned my winter coat.
The semester should go by quick though, when I won't have as much classwork as last semester, but there should still be enough to do that the workload will cause my perception of time to b skewed.