First, I would like to thank Dima and all the staff of the BBC learning English for giving me the fantastic opportunity to write a blog. I will do my best to make my blog enjoyable.
I am Jiae from South Korea. It is actually sad that I have to say South and North Korea separately. North Korean blood runs in me as my grandmother is from there. She had to move out from North Korea when there was the Korean Civil war in 1950. Obviously, it is a sad story to talk about, so let’s move on to introducing myself.
I am a student of 23 year-old studying biological science at SungKyunKwan University in Korea. I am interested in medicine and public health. One of my dreams is working for WHO(World Health Organization). It really fascinates me to learn about living organisms, how the lives are organized and how they are worked. It’s quite difficult to study, but once you make sense of it, it’s amazing to know how complicated and precise everything is working in your body and other organisms. I love studying biology.
Maybe I should mention about my family as well. There are five of us. My dad, my mum, my brother, my sister and me. My dad and mum run for a company producing healthy food made with Ginseng. My brother is a professional football player in Korea I hope he is going to be so famous like Pack Ji Sung. Finally, my sister is a high school student working so hard for an entry exam to a university. We haven’t lived together since I was 15. I always wish we could stay together at least for a year in our lovely house. Let me show you some pictures of my hometown and my home.
It’s a quiet and peaceful village. I grew up here. I had spent most of the time in my life in this small village before I moved out to go to university in Suwon which is near Seoul. I always miss being in my hometown, enjoying the beautiful scenery, and playing with my friends. All of them are just like dreams when I think of them. I’m about to feel homesick. So, let’s focus on my present life.
From the 29th of June, the day before yesterday, I started International Summer School at my university. It is a great opportunity to meet lots of people from different countries and to build up new friendship, globally. I’m still so excited about taking the course. As this course goes by, I will have more things to talk about. Please look forward to it.
I love plyaing the piano. Even though I am not very good at it, when I get stressed out or things are not going to what I want, I always want to play music and get my head rested.
I also love travelling. I have been to some Europrean countries and Japan out of my country. You know what? I got away to Pusan last week with my friends. Pusan is the second biggest city in Korea, and is located in the seaside. I realised that there are lots of different sides you can see in one city. I should describe this city as a package of beauty , old, and modern. The beautiful seaside and mountains, the old markets, and the mordern shopping arcades, other attractions for tourists. I really enjoyed staying there for a couple of days.
I think every country has their own characteristics and they should be appreciated itself. I travelled aroud so few countries considering there are over 200 countries out there. I will not be able to get to know about all the countries in the world, but our high technology is helping us to fulfill our interests. So, by using the internet and this blog, I am pleased to give you the opporunity to know about Korea. I also would love to hear from all of you and share our interests.
Next time, I will wirte aoubt my trip to Pusan. My story will be countinued.
Nice to meet you all out there.
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