Update!!! After more than a year away……
The last time I’ve logged in to this account and the email account associated with this blog was sometime in the fall of 2015 after I just started my Master’s program in the US. Somehow today, as part of procrastinating my thesis writing (as everyone well knows), I came across an old email where my undergraduate professor asked for my “Top 5 List for Success at UIC” after my graduation. I immediately thought of posting this on the blog (for the past year or so I have conveniently forgot the existence because grad school occupies my mind and life 24/7), so I logged in again.
Anyway I was very surprised to see that:
#1 the total views I have per year is still on the upward trend despite me not updating for the entire of 2016
#2 I have 48 unread emails and I am extremely sorry to all of you to whom I didn’t respond to in time for your applications
#3 I cannot even begin to count the number of comments left since the fall of 2015
#4 In my last update I promised that I would be available over email (yeah and after saying that I didn’t even login for the entire of 2016….)
So I have made a decision regarding this blog…
I will not update the blog again unless there is really something important to share, but I will keep the blog as a platform for sharing information about studying in Korea which prospective students can still refer to. However, I am very sorry to say that it’s really almost impossible for me to answer to the emails now, seeing how I’ve not been able to login the entire of last year. You can still feel free to email and who knows I might have time once in a blue moon, but I really cannot make promises 😦
The reason being graduate school has really become my life. For those of you who are curious, I am pursuing my Master’s in Korean history and will graduate this May. I might proceed to PhD directly or take a gap year, but either way I cannot see myself running the blog or replying to emails on a regular basis, and I don’t want to disappoint those of you who emailed me in expectation that I’ll be able to help, but not receive any reply…
So I highly encourage you to check out my old posts, my FAQ page and useful links page and comb everything I have here! And for advice, there might be some running the blogs on my useful links page who are still active, or you could contact the universities directly.
I wish all of you the very best and I hope that my blog will be able to help you in some way 🙂
-signing off, January 2017
(PS I won’t reply to those whose apps deadline are already over, but for those who have already emailed I will try to reply to all of you who I can still help. Very sorry about that, but I might have to spend two whole days if I reply to everyone so ><)