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Teri 태리

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2021.09.14 23:38

I’ve not really done this before, but I just wanted to share

my feelings as I’m feeling very lost and lonely at the moment:

I’ve been free from quarantine since Sunday, and I’m having real anxiety about talking to 한국사람 in real life.

I had a positive experience in the morning because I went to the 편의점 alone for the first time and the lady understood my Korean. I bought an ice cream and sat on a bench outside. I was proud.

But then in the evening, I went to Subway and the girl didn’t understand me at all. I asked for 오이 and 양파, but she gave me everything except 오이 and 양파. It was very embarrassing and I cried when I left.

Back home in the UK, I’m a very shy person so I don’t go out in public much without my friends or family. I have a soft, quiet voice and with a mask on I think it’s hard to understand me. I need more confidence but I don’t have any, it’s just not my personality. I’m a crybaby.

Right now I feel I have made a mistake coming to Korea before I was truly ready.
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  • woosuk우석 2021.09.14 23:39

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    This is what I felt in the UK at first time haha..! everything gonna be alright!!
  • Kumha Kim 2021.09.14 23:40

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    I am very proud of you 태리!
  • Asher 2021.09.14 23:41

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    Human grow up from mistakes
  • kim mangeun 2021.09.14 23:42

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    실수하면서 배워가는거죠 괜찮아요 좋은 경험이 될거에요
  • 먼지몽 2021.09.14 23:44

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    Oops.. it's okay Don't be sad ;( When my bf stayed in KR, He always got same happen. Even his gf(me) is korean but his korean too bad😅 But when he mix with english, they understood what he said.🤣
  • Dan 2021.09.14 23:46

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    Why don’t you try ‘and so what?’ Mind~? You just focus on your daily improvement and check it if you’re In bad situation and also in good situation saying’ and so what’ by yourself 😊😄
  • Rob 2021.09.14 23:51

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    Even for me as a Korean When I order Subway I say “with out onion and jalapeños please” and everytime they would put that shit omg hahaha so it is not you but them , so sorry you had to go thru such experience
  • Jerry 2021.09.14 23:55

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    I know you I proud of you !!!👍
  • 킷캣해요 2021.09.15 00:20

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    Try to be brave. When you need a help, you have many ppl around you if you want. It'll be alright . You will be fine , I believe.
  • Teri 태리 2021.09.15 00:43

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    @woosuk우석 @킷캣해요 @Jerry @Rob @Dan @먼지몽 @kim mangeun @Asher @Kumha Kim Thank you all for your kind words. I will try be more resilient💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛
  • Chaemin 채민 2021.09.15 01:13

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    I still remember when I tried to communicate with international people in English properly for the first time I shook my legs bc I felt nervous so much haha😂 But now I’ve changed so much in many ways! Communication skills ofc and even attitudes! Nobody is perfect from the beginning and the steps you’ve made so far will do a huge role in improving your skills in real communications faster! No worries :)
  • Nathan 2021.09.15 15:32

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    The more you get used to it and understand it, the faster you'll improve. it just takes time don't worry too much 😅 for me took years for me to order a subway when i was in US 🤣 You are doing very good!
  • Elif 2021.09.15 20:30

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    You’re doing a good job so far Teri. If it makes you feel better, on my first trip to Seoul I was feeling the same. Around that time I also broke up with my ex and was complete alone post breakup in a country where nobody seemed to understand me. I truly can relate to your feelings. I went to a restaurant and was able to order 떡국, my heart sank every time people looked at me but the moment the food arrived I was just really proud. Still anxious but proud. Just know that those feelings are more common than you think. Use them as a reminder of how strong you’re becoming as a person. Look at you, out there conquering foreign terrain, one order at a time! So keep your head up and tell yourself “I’m excited!” every time you feel anxious and watch your anxiety slowly turn into courage the more you practice. You can do this!
  • Teri 태리 2021.09.16 14:14

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    @Chaemin 채민 Your totally right, thank you so much for your kind advice💛
  • Teri 태리 2021.09.16 14:14

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    @Nathan Subway is scary in any language. They ask too many questions😂
  • Teri 태리 2021.09.16 14:17

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    @Elif Thank you so much Elif! I got the subway for the first time today and even managed to transfer between lines without getting terribly lost so I’m proud of myself today! It’s another little victory☺️
  • JuJu 2021.09.17 00:43

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    People doesn't actually care a lot what you do Teri, keep your head high and keep going! 🙂
  • Steve88 2021.09.20 08:40

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    You are stepping forwarda all by yourself. Respect you, Teri 🤜🤛
  • Teri 태리 2021.09.25 13:13

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    @Steve88 Thank you☺️
  • Teri 태리 2021.09.25 13:13

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    @JuJu I will try my best, 감사합니다 😊

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