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2012 Korean Speech Contest Prelims!!

ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Fun filled day!! I’m super tired now 😀

Went for the prelims for the 7th Singapore Korean Speech Contest today!!! It was held at Singapore Korean International School!

Breakfast! Haven’t had mac breakfast for .. a year?

Random, but the eggs were nice today! I hate it when it’s too dry.

Wasn’t sure what to expect in the prelims and when I arrived, quite shocked by the nice stage and the 4 judges seat and rows of chairs. ><;; But the obscure location meant that no one really came to watch the prelims so it was basically the contestants, the judges, the school staff and a few other people.

The quality of the speechs are REALLY GOOD. I was there during the 2008 and 2009 speech contest and I must say that this year speeches are really good and everyone is awesome! ^^ So happy to be listening to the speeches!! I enjoyed all of them, and a few were particularly good!! 😀

Speech contest is not just about the proficiency. Actually it’s not really about your actual proficiency, but also your ability to deliver, the speech content etc! I was the 10th participant today 😛

So fun~~~~ I think my speech is not very interesting. As usual, I write whatever I want to write XD But I had a lot of fun delivering it. I’m not a very ‘stage’ person but strangely I’m damn happy to be on the stage if I’m speaking Korean LOL.

Something made me really happy today! After the contest, one Korean lady came to sit besides me and I was quite surprised. She started to talk to me and told me that my pronunciation is really good and asked me how long I study Korean and how I practice my pronunciation! OMG I was really surprised and happy ♥♥ Okay even thinking about it now makes me really happy. It’s not about receiving praise, but rather it feels like my efforts paid off ♥ Don’t know how to put that feeling into words but it seriously made my day. Turns out that she teaches Korean to the Korean kids at the international school 😀

Feel so motivated to improve even more!! 😀 Still a long way more to go~~~

I don’t really care about winning or losing, I really just wanna enjoy the process ^^ If I win, good, but if not, it’s still super fun. I think I secretly enjoy just being on stage and speaking Korean OTL

The prelims was supposed to be for selecting the top 10 (out of 19) but in the end the judges selected 12.

I got in!! ^_________^

And we draw lots to decide the order of the finals and I’m the 4th speaker!!

여러분, 감사합니다!! ^^ Thanks for the support, always.

Oh, and we are supposed to ermm get our own cheering teams ㅋㅋㅋㅋ It seems like they did it last year. So each participant will go up on stage with their cheering team and just do a short cheer or something before the contestant speaks XD So… if you wanna come cheer for me, please come and come a bit earlier!!! 😀 😀 Just come say HI!! 😀

Please come for the finals!! 😀 I can vouch for the high quality of the speeches!! 

If you are learning Korean, come down next Sunday!!

7th Korean Language Speech Contest

Sunday, 11th November 2012, 112 Katong Mall

2 – 5 pm!!

Come support!! 😀

If you wanna support me, come earlier too~!! 😛 😛 I’ll be there by 1pm!

If you see me, say hi~~! ^^ Don’t be shy. 


Went to eat at 왕대박 Wang Dae Bak again!!! HAHA ordered 감자탕(pork rib potato stew)  and 해물파전 (seafood pancake) this time and it was awesomeee! Seriously, why do I keep blogging about the restaurant? ^^;; If you are looking for authentic Korean food in Singapore, give this place a try! Reservations are a MUST. Check out my restaurant review here.

Had garlic pretzels before that at Toms and Toms. VERY NICE

Dead tired now. ><

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    3 November, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Wow! Congrates!!! Although I can go to support on Finals (in Malaysia) but I wish you all the best!

    btw, what is the prizes? **궁금해서**^^

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      4 November, 2012 at 8:35 AM

      oops… *can’t

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        4 November, 2012 at 10:45 AM

        hehe 2 air tix to Korea for 1st prize, Galaxy Tab for 2nd, LG Optimus Phone for 3rd prize. haha if I remember correctly!

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    Silent Reader (Dusky)
    4 November, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Whoa, congratulations! That is so exciting! Especially about the Korean lady coming up to and speaking with you. That even put a smile on my face. I just feel so happy for you. I wish I could support you in the finals but unfortunately I live WAY too far away. Know that I am cheering for you from over here! XD

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      4 November, 2012 at 10:45 AM

      thanks so much!! 😀 😀

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    4 November, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    정말 축하해요. ^^

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      4 November, 2012 at 11:31 AM

      ㅋㅋ 감사합니다!

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    5 November, 2012 at 3:39 AM

    *teleports to Singapore to cheer you on*

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      6 November, 2012 at 12:55 AM


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    6 November, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    i was in school on sat for makeup lesson and i went over during break but no one was speaking. see you this sunday at the speech contest! fighting!! 😀

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      6 November, 2012 at 12:55 AM

      ㅋㅋㅋ 감사합니다. 일오일에 뵈요!!

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    10 November, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Hi, Shanna!
    Wish you good luck tomorrow!))

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