Wednesday was my defense so I spent the most of the beginning of the week just preparing my defense. I wasn't really nervous but my presentation was a bit long, so it annoyed me more than anything. Regardless, the presentation went well and well, I'm done!
Unlike this ant war which never ends.
Doesn't really feel right to be honest. I'm glad that I'm almost done with my studies, but it's also a bit of a bittersweet feeling too. Don't get me wrong, I'm really glad that I'm almost done. But now the real world is calling again you know?
Looking for jobs and stuff, not very fun. Plus so many of my friends are also graduating too and heading back home, which is also not very fun. Luckily I had a chance to see a bunch of them in Seoul over the weekend though.
It feels like I've been in this country so long I've stopped appreciating it.
In celebration of my successful defense I also went and book a trip to Europe as well. Hitting up Russia, Germany, Czech Republic (Czechia?), and Austria for sure which is gonna be awesome. I'm really excited.
Russia requires a visa though so I like rushed through so many things in order to prepare that visa. That was an experience in and of itself, readying the documents and actually applying for it. First time applying for a tourist visa so that's kinda a neat thing.
You know what's also a neat thing? This.
So yea, my near future has some pretty exciting events. I still have to finish up a paper for a conference and another paper for a class, but they'll both be done within the next two weeks and then I'm off to Japan for a conference and workshop.
Then I come back to Korea, rest up a bit, and then off to Europe. Gonna be sick.