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all sparks do not burn out in the end

This university gig is really rocking. I am meeting some fascinating professors and the students are really really good.

Tomorrow I am going to a classical music concert with some of the faculty. It should be cool. Then I am going out to eat with the professor of art that hooked me up with this job. A night of drinking and eating.

I am also going to look at a place in Gangnam (a really nice area of Seoul). Once I am out of my goshiwon things will be PERFECT!

Korea is cool again. I just had a really bad experience with Wonderland and was feeling really isolated for a while. Now I think my social life is slowly picking back up. I am seeing the other side of Korea.

I love this university!

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