What a day . . . I’d had quite a difficult time registering for the beginning Korean language class at the UW. While I registered for all of my public affairs courses back in June, I couldn’t register for Korean, because the professor requires individual meetings with the students. I tried to set up an individual appointment this week, but they told me to come today, when she would be meeting with everyone who required such interviews. So I showed up at 10:30 a.m., the starting time, only to be dismayed at seeing about 30 other people in front of me! So I stood in line until 12 p.m. (an hour and a half!!!), only to find that by the time I spoke with her, I would be on a wait-list behind four other people. All the sections were closed!!! But she told me to attend a class anyway, and maybe the instructor would allow me in.
Needless to say, I felt really bummed this afternoon. I’d been talking to everyone about how I was going to finally start really studying Korean, and I’d been looking forward to writing letters to my family and wowing everyone next summer with my awesome conversational skills.
I had a really nice dinner (순두부 finally! My first Korean meal since being back.) with T., however. NYC is going to be really fun.
And then . . . I came home to an e-mail from Dr. Kim saying that she looked back at her records and remembered that she had saved a spot for me! And she gave me the add code to register for the class!!!! So this story has a happy ending. I get to take Korean definitely. I’m so relieved, and I know my sisters and 할머니 will be, too. 🙂