Towards the end of class, my glasses broke, so I was mostly dealing with that instead of paying attention. Apparently a screw fell out and I couldn't find it so the whole side kept falling off. I went to a glasses shop and they didn't have the right sized screw, went to another one a few buildings down, and they fixed it! He said it's not the correct screw so to find a place that has my brand of glasses in, but it works so I don't care if it looks slightly different. Went out shopping to buy some little things I needed (mending kit, erasers, etc) and went back home.
I really wasn't feeling well and didn't want to go out, and was thinking about just, not going to the drum/dance group. I decided I'd go if they texted me, which they did. And I'm glad I went :) It was really fun! It was kind of a party/orientation for new members with all of the senior members there. New members had to dress up in the dance costume and there was a greeting thing that involved a lot of yelling in Korean - honestly I was really confused the whole time. When it was my turn to stand up and do the yelling call thing, I managed to convince another kid to help me out. So, I put my hands up to my mouth like I was yelling (like they did) and didn't say anything, but the other guy yelled for me. They laughed, so that was nice :) We also had to show off a dance or singing talent, so I just did a bit of crypt walking that I learned for drumline last year, which they thought was cool.
|Wearing the uniform|
Afterwards, new members had to empty a bottle of makgeolli (a kind of white rice alcohol?) into a bowl and drink the whole thing in one go. I had already told one member (the one translating most things for me) how I don't like getting drunk if I don't know everyone, so they let me just do a few shots in the bowl, so that was nice. New members also had to draw caricatures of another new member - I feel soo bad for the girl I drew, I did awful. I mean, they were all awful, but mine moreso than everyone else's. They then cooked in the club room (some sort of pork - we couldn't get a good translation) and we drank and talked and it was such a fun night. I talked about games with a lot of people, and just tried to converse with my non existent Korean and most member's choppy English. One guy went through my Korean/English flashcards on my phone with me - we managed to get most of them between the two of us :P
|I stood in front of the one I drew, it was too bad|
Left with everyone around midnight or so, got a kebab from the street vendor (who's really nice, we talk a bit now), skyped a bit, and then went to bed. Fun day :)