Blinked. Everything changed. Now it’s summer. I’m no longer a student. I find myself living in a tiny 고시원 room. And most of my friends here are gone.
That sums up what’s been going on for the past month or so. An abrupt end to an exchange semester where me and a handful of other 외국인 evolved from strangers to siblings. All we got left is a bucket filled with great memories (truly.great.memories) and contact numbers written in pages hopeful to get flicked through in near visits across Europe, Japan, America and a myriad of other corners.
I am not grumbling, it was time for it to end. Now before me is a summer with a great chance to learn and get better at something I really like, time I can dedicate to people I barely got to see during the semester, and days off to keep exploring the many untapped sites left.
Happy as a clam to extend my time here a bit longer. It was never the time to leave.
*Photo by Christine Choi