I finally finished climbing the toughest hill – LSAT, and now working my butt off on all that optional essays and personal statements. Yes, I feel far much more relaxed than working on LSAT, but it still feels like there is another stone hanging on my neck. But, comparing that to my LSAT studying, I really can’t complain. There’s a short story written by Haruki Murakami – all of sudden, a small middle-aged woman pops up out of nowhere, and just stick herself to the main character wherever he goes. I feel for the main character.
Three days before the October LSAT, I took prepatory tests, using the three most recent tests. I did really well – in fact, far better than I expected. So I was in a good mood. Maybe it’s because that bread incident that my dad still pests me about, but the result wasn’t good. In fact, it was far lower than my most recent prepatory tests. I still think I deserved a bit better score. I cried my eyes out after I got my scores – it is upsetting when you really tried hard but get crappy result. But then, it isn’t my first time and life isn’t fair. There’s nothing I can do anyway at this point except applying. I’ve used up my test limits, and I already took a good one year off, devoting everything for the test.
On a positive side, the test was tough. Actually they set a record for score curve. LSAT is getting more difficult. There are schools that weight your undergrad GPA, and I am glad I graduated from university with great national reputation. Thanks to the economic downturn, I heard that schools give more credit to those who have work experience. I do have one. And I will be categorized “international student,” though it feels weird to me. But as long as my passport stays as Republic of Korea, I will be one, and it doesn’t hurt for application process. And I’ve been working on my personal statement for a while, so unlike many others, I really don’t have to hustle. So all I need is to marry off with some American guy and get a green card. Hell yeah. (JK)
Meanwhile, my ex – an US military officer – visited me. It was surprising. Since breakup, we didn’t contact each other for about good 2-3 years. Then out of blue, he contacted me about 2 years ago, saying he will be deployed to Iraq soon, and he wanted to apologize me for unable to handle the situation better. I accepted it. Then another 2 years passed. He e-mailed me, saying he’s temporarily stationed in Dongducheon, got a few days of vacation and would like to spend some time with me. Sure, why not. To me, he was distant friend at best. I expected things to be cool.
Maybe it’s me who is overreacting, but things weren’t so cool. He said how it is good to see me again. Alright. Despite my objection, he insisted on paying for everything. I did not like this, since I really didn’t want this to be like a date. He kept checking on me, sometimes just looking at me. I guess he has some feeling left for me. Or maybe it’s just because he didn’t get to see many civilian girls. Or maybe it’s because he went to Afghanistan and Iraq, blowing stuff up. He is a gentle, caring person. But I really don’t want to get back into whole romantic relationship thing with him again, unless he is better at handing a relationship with woman and out of military.
Besides, having a conversation with him was a tad bit boring. When I reunite with a friend, I want to know what changes were there in his/her life. His stories were pretty much same, since his life revolves around military base. I don’t know I will send him a Christmas card. If we were casual friends, I’d sent it. I still feel bad for him, since he is away from his family, pretty much all alone, and doesn’t get to see his family (I know it can be hard. Trust me. CCK with boarding school experience). But we didn’t start from “casual friends.” I don’t want to give him any wrong signs, and I really don’t want another headache. I don’t know.