Unit five is about culture shock which I have learned in my major course. In this unit I learned how to express my feeling about culture difference. In order to describe how I feel, this book provides a list of adjectives expressing people’s emotion. One of them is ‘insecure’, meaning being not confident. However, I thought it meant being not safe until I learned it. Maybe the word, ‘security’ in my brain is the reason that I automatically guessed the meaning of ‘insecure’ is being not safe. Other adjectives were familiar.
Regarding culture shock, I can think of an incident in Hawaii. I have been abroad only one time, and it was just one week for vacation to Hawaii when I was sixteen. I brought my digital camera with two memory chips! However, on the way coming back to Korea, I forgot one of them somewhere in the plain. So I can barely remember what happened in there. But one think I remember is that I was shocked at the fact that I should leave a tip in the restaurant. I couldn’t understand why I should pay more. I paid already. And I didn’t like the food and the service. Why would I give my money again? However, the guide who was in charge of my group told us it was rude not to leave tips. I still don’t understand the whole leaving a tip thing.
Unit six is about some common complaints and describing problems. Two things of them reminded me of a terrible accident I had several months ago. The examples were ‘Doctors’ and ‘Landlords’. The whole thing started in May. I was taking a shower in the morning. As usual, I brushed my teeth leaning against the sink. And BOOM!! I was stunned for a while and I realized my blood was all around the floor. My roommate may have heard the breaking sound but didn’t come to the bathroom. First, I checked the wound in my foot to see if how serious it was. The flesh of my right foot was torn, and I could see my bone cracked a little. Luckily, it looked it missed artery. I thanked god. At the moment, I was naked, so I called my roommate and asked him to bring my towel. He and I had same class, and one of us should take the class so that the other could get the information. So he went to school leaving me alone. I took a taxi and went right to the Chungbuk University hospital’s emergency room. It was crowded with a lot of patients. I waited and waited. It was terrible. Finally, many doctors checked the wound and gave many stitches. I went back home and rested. Still I have a scar right below my right ankle. It was horrible experience.
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I am going to write about 2 units of the textbook: unit five and six. I was thinking which homework I should do for some period of time, and finally I decided to write this paper, for I can’t sing well, and I don’t want to steal my teacher’s precious free time. Unit five is about culture s