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Sunday, 11pm.

Just doing some light reading in Korean by doing a few questions in the 국어능력인증시험 book. It never fails to amaze me how I’ll never find anything related to Korean “difficult or impossible”. That’s really the right mindset in life, I think.

Listening to SG Wannabe and feeling a little sad, yet at ease at the same time. I tend to associate certain songs with certain periods of my life, maybe cos I just love to put songs on repeat. So one song / artist can become an integral part of my life during a certain period. Kinda?

SG Wannabe was associated with one of my hardest period in life. When I felt really lost, hopes raised and then crashed. For a period of time, I refuse to listen to them anymore, because it will remind me of that period and all that feelings will come crashing on me again. But now, I think I’ve gotten over it for the most part (:

Sometimes listening to certain songs can really bring back memories. Listening to SE7EN reminds me of the time when I first started learning Korean. I would put his songs on repeat while I work through the Sogang Online Program and then keep singing 와줘 Part 2 😛 A lot of happy memories associated with Big Bang songs too.

This was a song that one of my first language partners introduced me 😀 Strangely it has become one of my favorite songs and somehow acquired a special place in my heart. I remembered listening to it on repeat mode. Somehow I have associated it very strongly to my Korean learning journey. (:

Do you also have songs that you associate with certain periods of your life or memories? ^^


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    4 February, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    I think that’s kinda normal, but some people may relate in a stronger way. I even, during school, used to read books while listening to a certain amount of songs, so actually, when I had already finished reading it, I would listen to this song and remember of chapter x, y and z and what happened; with that song, others chapters. Thanks God I’ve already lost this connection, because I had it for some years and listening to some songs would make me remind of sad parts of the books, etc hahaha

    I would like to say which songs were, in my life in general, but for many years I listened to jpop rather than kpop. But I’ve been listening to Namie Amuro and following her career since 10 years ago, so songs related to memories or periods of my life I have a loot hahaha

    But listening to SHINee while I study 한국어 really boosts up my mood, because they’re my first reason to start learning it. They’re not the only reason anymore, but still have that special meaning, you know? 😀

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      4 February, 2013 at 11:46 AM

      hahaha! totally understand what you mean for SHINee! 😀 That’s how I feel about SE7EN too! He was the only one I listened to at the beginning!

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    4 February, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    I’m not sure I had any songs that I associated with learning Korean, but my first Korean song was 김종국- 한 남자~ I really enjoy Korean ballads and this song is very beautiful :D. But I think everyone associated like songs or bands when periods of their life like for my childhood, there was Backstreet Boys and Nsync, Britney Spears etc. I still really enjoy this old school songs! Were there any bands or music you enjoy during your childhood? ^^

    PS: I tried subscribing to your blog with that thing I put my email into on the side of your blog. But everytime I click subscribe, I never get an email? I checked everywhere for it ㅠㅠ Got any advice to fix the problem?

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      4 February, 2013 at 11:44 AM

      hehe I was a Westlife fan when I was young, but my teenage years is spent with Taiwan pop 😀 I really liked Scandal’us but I doubt many remember them ><; mmm I can't manually add subscribers so I don't really know too ><; If you have another email address that you use frequently, maybe you can try subscribing with that? ><;

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        6 February, 2013 at 12:57 AM

        Ohh I know westlife~and what songs of taiwanese pop did you like? 🙂 Oh i never heard of them, do you have any songs that you could recommend from them?

        Hmm I don’t really use another >< but I will just check the blog everyday

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          6 February, 2013 at 10:19 AM

          I really like Penny Tai 戴佩妮 (love all her songs) 😀 Try youtubing it 😀 For a more indie pop kinda feel, try Sodagreen!

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            7 February, 2013 at 11:02 AM

            Thanks!! I like her music also 😀 OMG my sister told me about one their songs a long time ago, 小情歌 Little Love Song. I really like it 🙂 do you like this song also? :p

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    4 February, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    haha i think my first korean songs were from dramas! and se7en was during my korean learning period too! :p i agree though that we have songs to get through our sad moments and most of the time mine’s by 윤하ㅋㅋㅋ first one was 혜성! thats why shes my fave singer!

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      4 February, 2013 at 12:43 PM

      hehe I knew of SE7EN from Goong S hahaha. I actually like that drama a lot XD

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