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With the conclusion of my Physics exam on Tuesday, Summer 2010 began.

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The first half of my summer will officially begin this coming Monday.

For the first time in my life, I will have my very first job as a camp counselor.

The exciting part is meeting the kids and being able to interact with new people.

I need  a change in environment and this job is offering me this opportunity.

Where nothing exists but laughter and fun, I will be able to let myself go for 6 weeks.

Seems like everyone already has formed their own cliche, but I never expected any less.

I’ll just do my own thing and time will fly by.

Will the kids like me?  Am I doing the best that I can?  Have I become someone they can trust?

We’ll just have to find out Monday…

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My last day at the camp will lead me right into South Korea.

How exciting it is to escape… somewhere far, far away.

Exotic excursions on foreign soil… digging depths into the past.

The people I am sick of being around, out of my sight.

Making new memories, friends.

What lies in Seoul, the Paris of South Korea?

Is something awaiting me there?

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Indeed… summer has arrived.

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Credit to National Geographic

More than ever, I am anticipating the trip to South Korea this coming August.  Less than 2 months away, I am actively planning out everything. In the midst of this planning and searching, I found an itinerary of the trip.  Now, the following pictures are not mine… I just found them on google images.  So, apparently, this is a rough outline of what is in plan:

1st stop:  Shinchon Tour

Shopping, walking, sightseeing, etc.  around the Yonsei area.  Oi!  I’m most excited about the shopping… There’s nothing a girl would like better than to shop in the fashion center of East Asia~!

2nd stop: The DMZ Tour

A little historical touch~ I’m so excited to see the famous DMZ line.  Time to visit the area separating N. Korea and S. Korea with my very own eyes…

3rd stop: National Museum of Korea

I haven’t even been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, yet I’ll see the National Museum of Korea first!  LOL… this is sad… I live right in NY too… Well, art is a beautiful thing that I would love to spend the time to observe… since I have never had the chance to do that in a respectable museum… yet. 😉

4th stop: Cheonggyecheon Stream

So, I’ll get to walk along the river… and from pictures I’ve seen, the stream is absolutely beautiful.  Yay!  I’m so happy that I’ll get the opportunity to visit the lovely waters… I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures… And I know some of you may think that it’s just water, but I think it’ll be prettier than some of the polluted bodies of water that I see here in America…

5th stop: Insadong

From what I know, Insadong is a cultural center.  I’m sooo looking forward to this because the area is filled with shops of cultural items.  The pictures that I’ve included here almost look like the Chinatowns and Flushings here in NY.  LOL… this should be exciting… I’m almost expecting Insadong to be the authentic version of Koreatown (which I’ve never been to).

6th stop: Gyeongbokgung Palace

Wahaha~ traditional palace of Korea!  Definitely highly anticipating this one!  The ancient architecture should be fascinating and anything traditional is usually pretty cool…. !  Probably lots of Korean history… lies in this palace.

7th stop: Homestay

Wooo~ this is as good as abroad goes!  Living with an actual Korean family and experiencing their culture and lifestyle hands-on is awesome!  I’ll be Korean for a few days, with a Korean family and all!  hahah~

8th stop: Hanok Tour

More tradition! … as a Hanok is a traditional Korean Village!

9th and final stop: Taekwondo Class

I’ve never flipped in the air.  No somersaulting, no flippies, no cartwheels, no nothing.  Taekwondo will be my first flip in the air (along with my other firsts in Korea).  H-a-p-p-y!  I’ll learn some cool moves and come back to the U.S. ready to kick some butt! HIIYYAAAA!

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In all, I’M PUMPED FOR THIS TRIP~

I’ll actually be experiencing lots of “firsts!”

Plus, on top of everything else, Big Bang‘s comeback is in August!  Yay~!

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Yesterday was a really good day for me!  I was so excited that I did not even have a chance to blog on here about the wonderful news I was hit with…

I’M GOING TO KOREA THIS SUMMER!

Woo!  Haha I was typing up something and had to go on google for a second.  And then… in my inbox (which shows up on my iGoogle homepage), I saw an email from the program I applied to.  I opened it… and I WAS ACCEPTED! heheheh I made it to being one of the 100 finalists!  Yay!  Now I’m officially going to Seoul for the first time in my life!  This is going to be so so exciting!  I am so happy that I’ve been blessed with this opportunity!  Thank you God!  🙂

Omgzzz now for all the prep work… lol I’m so happy that I can’t wipe the goofy smile off my face… I really must look like a fool when I walk out of the house.

Lalala~ I can’t wait for this experience to live the Korean culture, breathe the Korean air.  I really need to get my excitement out so that I can make room for organization and rational thinking in my brain.

Oh, how fun this will be!  (As you can see, I’m still not quite over this initial shock that they… accepted me.)  I’m definitely going to take many pictures and share my adventures on here as well as my tumblr site.  Finally, my travel category will be able to expand!  kekeke… Oi, I’m so excited!

So, please subscribe if you want to experience Korea with me this summer!  All you have to do is find the little subscribe button on the sidebar and add your email to keep yourself updated!  There will be lots of cool stuff, GUARANTEED. 😀  I usually tend to be clumsy, so maybe that’ll keep everything comical if you like funny stuff. 😦

And one last thing.  I’d like to make it a point that if I am truly blessed, as I believe I am right now, I will meet Kyuhyun… up-close…  *melts into a little puddle*

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