I'm sitting in the lounge of my grad school, trying to finish this week's readings before the weekend, and there are two people speaking in Korean behind me, and my ears keep perking up because of the stuff they're saying in their conversation.
Now be it understood that one thing I've historically loved about living in Korea, is being able to sit in a coffee shop where, because everybody around me's speaking a language I can't follow, it's easy to totally tune out the voices around me. The conversation around me is like ocean sounds: it's noise, meaningless, and it creates a backdrop where I can usually be pretty productive.
But today, I'm catching enough of the conversation, and understanding enough of the words, that I can't tune it out.
And that's awesome news in terms of my efforts to learn Korean...
but in terms of trying to get that damn reading done, it sucks butt.
But mostly, it's awesome.
Back to my reading now, and have a good weekend, readers.
Here's a song to make you happy:
Big Dipper, by Built to Spill