[SPECIAL SERIES – KOREAN LEARNERS] #9 Shawn Cheng

Time to revive the special series I had started back in 2012 (omg) when Korean learners/bloggers are invited to share their Korean learning journey! It will be nice if you can leave a comment after reading! ^^ To participate in the series, leave me a comment or drop me an email at shanna[@]hangukdrama.com. Check out previous entries HERE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdBrDgqJorY&feature=youtu.be The Beginnings You could say my interest in Korean began in 2008. I was a junior (or 11th grade in high…

執念

快要過生日了。 這代表一年又這樣過了。這一年來,在某些方面來說,是忙碌充實的。學到了很多,體驗了不少新鮮事,也認識了不少人。認識,但不代表他們踏進了我的生活圈子。但在另一方面,我在乎的部分,我還是在原地踏步。一年又一年。 一直想跑在前頭,但最後我還是輸了。有些事情,不做,就忘不了。它像是在我心裡扎了根,讓我無法專心做其他的事。到頭來,我其實還在原點。 明年。讓我再試一試。

Reading Korean news articles

Trying to get back into the routine of blogging and studying. The blog has been badly neglected and I had wanted to spend available free time on actually "studying" instead of writing about how I'm studying and learning languages. Then again, I was reminded that this blog is very much an integral part of my learning journey and it shouldn't be sacrificed just because "I have no time". So yep, trying to carve out a good balance in my life.…

[Review] Foundation Cushions – Sulhwasoo / Pony Effect

I've been watching too many beauty youtubers under the guise of practicing my Korean. Actually, not really. The only Korean youtuber that I'm faithfully binge-watching is 씬님 (she's so darn cool). Other than that, I've been watching youtubers in Mandarin Chinese! Nevertheless, the conclusion is that my wallet is hurting from all those gmarket beauty hauls and what not. Time to be a Beauty Blogger인 척 again hahaha. Seriously, I love reviewing textbooks but I'm stumped at reviewing beauty products.…

한글 파크 Hangul Park – the place to go for Korean learners

I can't believe I haven't blogged about this place yet. It's as though I want to keep it as a hidden gem. Actually, I can't believe that you haven't heard of this place before this blog post. It's a heaven for Korean language learners ♡. I mean, bookstores in Korea are already awesome. But a bookstore with all the Korean textbooks and resources?? Like seriously, who thought of this genius idea. I paid a visit to said heaven with Becca and…

[Review] Sogang 5A Study Guide

My bad. I had written the earlier review of the Sogang 5A textbook without realising that it comes bundled with a study guide. Hence I had wondered why the grammar section was so minimal in the textbook. The study guide adds quite a number of bonus points to the textbook and I can easily see why learners will find it very useful! First, it's of a smaller size compared to the textbook, making it easy to carry around for revision…