I am hopefully moving to Seoul, South Korea on a student exchange for 6 months as of January. I say hopefully because I'm still filling in and stressing over all the forms I have to fill out. Its a big decision to move to another country, and I forgot how stressful all the logistics can be. I hate forms as it is, but these are crazy, I need to choose my subjects now, but the website for the Uni I am going to has very confusing English, so I'm not sure what subjects are actually offered in English...it seems that maybe only learning English is in English....great that's helpful. I have until June 30 to fill in the forms, but I want to give it to them by Wednesday the 18th just so its in a little early, to be on their good side. Plus now I'm not sure that the exchange office at my uni is open right now because its the holidays, but surely if the deadline is the 30th they will be open until then? Ahhhh I could have had all this done ages ago if only the head of my department didn't go to Malaysia without notice for the last 2 weeks of the semester....talk about annoying.
Well there are so many more stresses to go with the forms...like choosing which Uni I want to go to out of my 2 choices. 1 is right in the cool, hip part of Seoul, and the other is 30 minutes away in the countryside. At 1st I thought, wow for sure I will choose the city school, but I have since learnt the subject choice isn't very interesting, and it costs a lot of money to go there, even with my $9000-$16000 scholarship. On the other hand the country uni has some good subjects but the best thing is everything is FREE, my airfare is paid for, my accommodation in the dorm is free, my food is free plus is get $160 a week allowance and also the full scholarship of $9000-$16000 depending (which I also get at the city uni, but I have to actually spend it there...) Oh and at the country uni there is a live in seamstress in the dorms...yay free button repair and tailoring. So I think my choice is made, live in the country (for the 1st time in my life) but visit the city A LOT and also visit Tokyo and maybe even Hong Kong because I'll be pretty rich what with free food and accommodation plus $160 a week, that's more money than what I have now after rent and food. Yay.
So to get my mind of all the stresses I have been searching Seoul Street Fashion at yourboyhood
Did you recognise Kim Daul the model in a few of the shots, incl the last shot? Well she has her own blog too: I like to fork myself which I love to read to get some South Korean inspiration.
I really like a lot of the looks. It seems more subdued street fashion then Tokyo, but still really interesting and amazing. I think a lot of the looks are more wearable for me then the Tokyo styles, so hopefully I can spend some of that extra money on some new amazing clothes. Yay, I can't wait...all I need to do is finish filling in these forms and then wait until January to be over there, not long at all.