Spring is finally here and so are exams. Korea have this thing against students being able to go out during the peak of both spring and autumn. it’s simply just atrocious. how can they do that to me pfft. but as you can see, nothing can exactly stop me from admiring these pretty spring buds. except I didn’t have any time to go to Yoeuido this time. not that I enjoyed it the last time actually. I thought it was too crowded and the only 1 sided cherry blossoms were mehhh. but I found another destination which is called Ansan near where I’m staying but again, NOT ENOUGH TIME! I will go there this weekend despite having tonnes of homework (during exam week. I know right?) RAWR! here’s a korean blog with the pictures of Ansan : http://blog.daum.net/miso3923/148
so how was it? enjoyed it? well I doubt this year would be this nice because of the weird weather T_T. it is hot and cold. sigh. so cherry blossoms bloom at like complete different times. it’s supposed to well, bloom last week around Friday. if I go this weekend it would probably be bald T_T. sigh. I will just give it a shot anyway since it is known that in Ansan, cherry blossoms bloom late. I actually went there about 10 days ago and they were just budding =S.
anyway back to topic, here’s some spring/cherry blossom pictures taken at my school! =D.
welcome to ahem the BUSINESS SCHOOL! business buildings are always the prettiest =3. well mainly because they get the most funding. =D.
=3. but the trees here weren’t that pretty to be honest T_T. I remembered that the flowers were really really packed on every tree. but now it’s just for the older cherry blossom trees U_U.
the hill I have to walk up EVERYDAY for class. and after that, I still have a crazy flight of stairs to climb up to T_T.
cherry blossoms in Korea are whitish but they are still super pretty! ♥.
with a girl my batch but like… 1 or 2 years older than me. T_____T. #feelsoold.
the path to get out from my school D=. look at the floor. the cherry blossoms are falling like nobody’s business already!
and why do I like Sungkyunkwan? well, I was in love the first time I came here. different from Yonsei which had the British touch, SKKU has a Korean touch! =3!
that building on the left is the ORIGINAL 600++ years old Sungkyunkwan where King Sejong is somehow affiliated and that two awesome man in the 1000won and 5000won graduated from Sungkyunkwan!
don’t mean to show off *coughs* but I memorized this and it didn’t bloody come out in my exam.
so apparently, hundreds of years ago, to get into Sungkyunkwan you must first prepare to take the “daegwa대과”. before taking that you must be illegible. you must first pass the “sogwa소과” examinations (people who pass are called “jinsa진사” or “saengwon생원” and then stay in the dorms of Sungkyunkwan until you accumulated 300points. to get 1 point, you must eat breakfast and dinner. (pfft I know right weird policy. well they want their students to be healthy!) and as for the “daegwa” examinations. it occurs once every 3 years and in each exam only 33 people would pass it.
holy. mother. of. kimchis.
and the grand entrance to my grand grand school. hahaha. so traditional.
and the road towards Daehakno대학로! if you plan on visiting my school ahems. you may. just take the subway to Hyehwa Station 혜화역 and get out from exit 4.
here’s a map on the directions to Sunkyunkwan Univeristy =D.
(directions to Ansan Park : take bus 03 from Sinchon Station Exit 3. get off at “Seodaemun Guchong” and walk to your left for about 100m before turning right and up the hill!)