Hectic holiday

I have so many ideas for posts in my mind and pictures already taken for those, but blogging takes surprisingly much time so I haven't really had time to write and edit pictures as much as I thought I would have. First we were dealing with marriage things, then we have been meeting Yonggun's friends and family, dealing my university stuff and now we are almost done with all the documents for my Visa. We have been going to somewhere almost everyday but now it starts to look like we can finally rest and breathe a bit.


Bridge in our neighborhood

Buddha had his birthday recently

My dear friend, Saara, asked where I've visited while I've been here and I have visited so many places! And some of them many times. I've shopped much more than I should, I'm totally hooked especially on buying make up. And iced coffee drinks, because it's really hot in here! Yonggun works normally and when he is home, he must do some stuff for university and when he doesn't need to do anything we just like to spend time calmly together, maybe go to eat and watch movies. So when I'm alone, I wander around Seoul and take pictures. I just feel really uncomfortable about taking pictures when there's other people around! Yonggun bought me a new phone because getting just a contract for my old phone was too difficult for now, but as my surprise all phones in here have a shutter sound in their camera that you can't control, so now I can't even take secret pics with my phone.



Korea University, visited when Yonggun needed to take english test for my Visa

I feel much more comfortable in Seoul everyday, when I'm getting used to things around me and getting new routines. Somedays I walk around being really happy that I got an opportunity to be in here, that I can experience this city when I want. But sometimes I have bad days and everything about this place annoys me, it's been kind of difficult to me that I must lean on Yonggun so much, that I must ask his help in everything I do! Couldn't even fill my applications for university by myself because I couldn't understand enough korean, when those studies are in english! I hear korean everyday and I read korean everyday but still, korean is really hard for me, my memory is shitty and my pronunciaton sucks so much that my husband and my family-in-law can't understand me. I can't make sentences yet and I'm REALLY shy to talk korean. I'm used to be really polite person so I feel bad when I realize that I wasn't as polite and kind as I would be in Finland just because I haven't learned what I should do and say in some kind of situations so I would be polite like a Korean.

Our international group! Finnish, Korean, Japanese, Korean

Yonggun's super lovely aunts with their families, one taking the picture

And about dealing with our marriage, Visa, unversity... Yonggun has done everything. I made my part in Finland but here I can't help him because I can't understand the language and I don't know anything about this system, how everything works in here. He has been totally amazing though. He  really acts like a real husband and always takes care of me, takes 100% responsibility of me and tries his everything and even more so I would be happy in here. I feel so thankful to him to be loved and cared like this, but I still hope that I would be able to do more for him.


Dear husband

My cutest little friend in here, Mimi, she doesn't mind that I don't speak korean

At least all paper work I did in Finland and Yonggun's help in here paid of and I got accepted into university! When we submitted my papers I was 100% sure that I wouldn't get in, so I'm really happily surprised, no need to come up with a second plan yet. I'm waiting results from my first choice, but anyways I'll start International Studies this fall. I'm super nervous but also excited, I really hope that all other students wouldn't be native english speakers because I'm pretty ashamed about my speaking skills. I'm waiting to start real korean studies and I really hope that it would make me to learn faster.


Private karaoke room, noraebang, with Yonggun's friends

haha

Right now Korea is panicking with MERS-virus, you can see a lot more masks in everyday use. I've been also a bit sick past few days so I've been just resting at home, but otherwise I've been going around normally and don't want to use mask even though my parents-in-law suggested it. Not feeling comfortable to be sick and have nausea when the situation is this. Some sources really tries to make us really scared and today I even got an emergency message to my phone because it, but international sources and embassies tell us not to worry too much yet. We foreigners hope that this would improve few things in here, washing hands and not to cough on others!

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    1. En mäkään osaa! :D Olin järkyttynyt kun tajusin, ettei sitä saakaan noin vaan pois ja se kameraääni on vielä ihan älyttömän kova ääni! Yhden salakuvaus-appin löysin iPhonelle, mutta niissä on paljon huonompi kuvanlaatu :( Onhan nää täällä noihin kuvaääniin tottunut kun suurimalla osalla varmaan puhelimet sen äänen pitää, mutta kyllä se mulla rajoittaa vähän sitä, että missä viitsin kuvia ottaa.

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  2. Ootko kokeillut laittaa puhelimen äänettömälle? Kun omasta puhelimestani saa kameran laukaisuäänen pois vaan sillein, jos se puhelimen profiili on äänetön..

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    1. Mulla on puhelin yleensä aina äänettömällä ja vielä erikseen kaikki mahdolliset äänet pois päältä, mutta ei auta. :/ Googlettelin asiaa ja näiden tiettyihin maihin suunnattujen puhelimien laukaisinääntä ei saa mitenkään muuten pois kuin ns. hakkeroimalla sisään sen puhelimen tiedostoihin ja poistamalla tai muuttamalla tiedostoa, mutta mä oon liian pelokas menemään noihin tiedostoihin sen syvemmin :D Ja tosiaan noi äänettömät appit, mutta niiden kuvanlaatu on mun mielestä paljon huonompi.

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  3. Mun mielestä se laukasuääni johtunee siitä korealaisesta liittymästä. Suomen liittymällä tai kortitta mun puhelin oli hiljaa, mutta heti kun vaihdoin korealaisen simin pelkkä äänetön tila ei enää riittänyt.

    Mulla on Samsung ja siihen saa ainakin ladattua sellasen silent camera sovelluksen ja se pelitti ihan hyvin. Toisaalta en kyl ottanut kännykällä kauheesti kuvia kun on kamerakin. Kannattaa korealaisilta kysyä vinkkejä sovelluksiin, ne on aika velhoja noiden kanssa :D

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    1. No toi kuulostaakin järkeenkäyvältä! En tiiä onko muut kanssani kärsivät jotka nettiin kirjoittelee kokeilleet oman maansa sim-korttia vaan vain näiden Aasian maiden...

      Mullakin on yleensä kamera mukana jos meen oikeasti kuvaamaan jotain, mutta välillä tulee eteen juttuja (ja oma naama :D) joka täytyy ikuistaa nopeasti tai jos se kamera ei oo sattunut mukaan, yks sovellus mulla on nyt testissä. Mun mies on uskollinen Samsungin käyttäjä niin se ei iPhonesta ainakaan tiedä mitään :/

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