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7th Korean Speech Contest Singapore

오늘은 제 7회 싱가포르 한국어 말하기 대회였어요!!! ㅋㅋ

wooots!! HAD SO MUCH FUN TODAY 😀 And… I’m now ‘officially unqualified’ to compete in the future Korean speech contests in Singapore.

Because..

I WON SECOND!!!

(past year 1st/2nd place winners can’t compete again)

 

Seriously, the Korean speech contests in Singapore hold so much memories for me: going there to listen in 2008 (when I first started learning Korean), competing in 2009 and getting one of the 3 runner up prizes and now 2012!

It’s kinda funny, I think I have bad luck with this contest. In 2009 I was having such a bad cold / allergy I literally was sneezing like mad until 5 min before going up the stage. And this year, I puked at home before going for the contest -.- Been having some indigestion problems.

But it was soo fun!! I think compared to 2009, I am now more confident in my Korean but some things still remain the same. I wrote my script the way I want it, instead of trying to make it more interesting to the audience. I think I had a pretty mundane script OTL.

The speech contest was held as part of the Korea Festival this year and even though the area was quite small, there was quite a crowd and several booths. There was a booth selling some special type of 막걸리 and 소주 and they offer you free tasting!! But my poor stomach means I couldn’t drink. -.- My friends all tell me that the makgoli is super nice. Should have got a bottle but I had too many things to carry already. ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

I’m really not a stage person but I super love being on stage and speaking Korean ^^;; Not nervous at all. I’m so strange. So fun! Had a great time listening to the speeches, even though I heard them during the prelims!! Was a little distracted when my stomach acted up a little halfway through O.o

I can’t really remember how I felt when they announced the winners, cos I was kinda in pain. ooops. I just remembered being with my friends, feeling a bit distracted and then hearing my number and name called. o.O

CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!!!! 

I think the highlight of the contest for me was really having my friends (from the blog) come to support me! I wouldn’t have met all these great people without this blog. 고마워~ 뿅!! Sorry that you guys had to stand for a few hours ^^;; Heh 16 of us went to a cafe to relax a bit and the waiter was quite shocked at our numbers lolol. At least we found a place to sit down, even though it was not air-conditioned. Had a great time.

Can’t believe that it has been almost 5 years of learning Korean. Time flies~~~~ (:

It’s definitely another important milestone in my learning journey 😀 I think next year, I’ll be on the stage again….. as a cheering team for my friends!!!

P.S. A lot of Singaporean readers are experiencing downs on my blog. WHYYYY. Let me know if you are the same!!! ><;; I ALSO COULDN’T SEE MY OWN BLOG. It’s stupid because I can access the blog on my 3G BUT not on my home internet (different telecom provider)

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34 Comments

  • Reply
    Alex
    11 November, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    Wow!!! Congratulations, Shanna! I am really glad for you!

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 5:53 PM

      thanks!! 😀 😀

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    Lily
    12 November, 2012 at 1:42 AM

    OMG That’s amazing!!! Congratulations!

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 5:53 PM

      감사합니다~! ㅎㅎ

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    Wintergreen
    12 November, 2012 at 1:46 AM

    Congratulations!!!

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 5:53 PM

      ㅎㅎ 고마워용!

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    Dusky
    12 November, 2012 at 5:03 AM

    Congratulations! That’s amazing! If my stomach was bothering me during that I would have just said forget it, haha. It sounds like it was a great time regardless of the stomach pains. I hope that you’re feeling better!

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 5:52 PM

      Thanks Dusky! I’m much better now 😀 That thought did cross my mind though 😛

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    alodia
    12 November, 2012 at 5:25 AM

    Congratulations Shanna! I wish I was able to watch.

    — anyway, I don’t have problems accessing your blog. I also tried checking it once or twice when you tweeted that your blog was down some days ago and it was working just fine. (Manila, Philippines)

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 5:51 PM

      Thanks! I think it’s restricted to Singapore, those problems. Glad it’s not the entire site at lest ><

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    Crystal
    12 November, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    Congratulations Shanna!! 😀 happy for you!

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 5:51 PM

      thanks!! 😀

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    Chewth
    12 November, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Congratulations! I feel happy for you! You give me motivation to start to study for Korean again (after being lazy and laid off for quite a while). ^^

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 5:50 PM

      thanks!! 😀 i also need more motivation to study Korean 😛

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    Keisha
    12 November, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Congratulations! :DDD Was anyone able to record it? I won’t understand much, but I’d still like to watch. ^.^

    Good news: My Japanese has gotten better.
    Bad news: Because my Japanese got better, it kinda did a dog pile on my Korean and I haven’t been able to study for some time. TToTT (College Y U NO WORK WITH ME?! Y U WORK AGAINST?!)

    I still love what I’m learning though. 😀 I still want those Yonsei books. T^T

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 5:50 PM

      thanks!! not too sure, I think there’s a official recording >< college never works with us 😛 My Japanese (or whatever i had of it) just took a nosedive

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    Emmanuelle
    12 November, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Whoa!!! Congrats!!!!

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 5:55 PM

      thank you!!!! 😀

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    Keax
    12 November, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Congrats Shanna! 🙂 (And what a great prize lol!)

    I tried to access your blog to read your post last night but couldn’t because it said the host server was not responding or something. I’m on SingNet!

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 5:49 PM

      Thanks Keax!! Sigh singnet. D: i got the same too.

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    escapetoeden
    12 November, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Congrats hehe even though this is my third time saying it already. Hehe. But I couldn’t access your blog from like, 9pm to 2am….. This morning too, 9am to 10am. Maybe there’s something wrong with my SingNet? ><

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 5:48 PM

      hehe thanks again!! 😛 yeah it’s not your singnet. but singtel in general! -.- super pissed off but hopefully the issue is resolved. not looking forward to calling them or what not.

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    Priscilla
    12 November, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Hey!! Congrats!!!
    I was there and I took a lot of pictures and videos of the contestants speaking. All of them were good aside from nervousness, although I can’t really understand most of it. I’m glad that I went, since it makes me more motivated to learn Korean.

    Congrats once again!!!

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 5:47 PM

      yeah everyone was good!! Should have said hi 😀

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    Jeannie
    12 November, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Congratualtions Shanna! You achieved so much in 5 years! I wish I was there to hear your speech. I remember you sent me your speech last 3 years ago hehe. Good job! You inspire a lot of us to work harder!

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 7:18 PM

      thanks so much!! heee yeah time really flies! I’ll upload a recording soon 😀 I think I have a practice recording somewhere 😛

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    DL
    12 November, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Congrats Shanna! Looking forward to be able to listen to a recording of your speech. Btw I could not access your site via SingNet too. Perhaps send them an email to complain. 😀

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 8:09 PM

      thanks!! 😀 yeah I’ll email them if it persists. Seems like most people don’t have problems today. ><;;

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    amanda
    12 November, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    firstly, congrats on your win ^^

    i had trouble accessing your site previously too. i tried using wifi from my house(singnet) and my own 3G connection(starhub) & both didn’t work. was super disappointed because checking you blog daily for updates has become part of my daily routine! >.<

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 10:45 PM

      thanks so much!! 😀 woahh even starhub? D: D: thought it was contained to singtel users only. Mmm hopefully there won’t be anymore problems. Let me know if you can’t access it again next time 😀 And thanks for always checking my blog!! <3

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    Equinox
    12 November, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    오랫만에 축가드리러 욌는데요. 5년 간 이렇게 열심히 해오는 모습을 보기 좋아요. 우수상 수상 진심으로 축하해요. 앞으로도 지켜보겠습니다 🙂

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      hangukdrama
      12 November, 2012 at 10:46 PM

      감사합니다!! ^^ 2009년의 대회는 아직 생생하게 기억하고 있네요 ㅋ 앞으로 계속 열심히 하겠습니다! ㅋ

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    Brenda
    14 November, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Ok so I couldn’t see your blog for days o.O because it was down. But I’m so happy that you got 2nd place. I think you are so advanced with your Korean that to me you are like 100% fluent lol many of us hope to get to your level. So hopefully if we keep studying hard we will get there.

    Thanks for all your wonderful posts that keeps us entertained, motivated, and wanting to keep with our own learning journey just like you. I hope you get to do your speech in a video so we can see it when you have some free time.

    I hope you are feeling much better now.

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      hangukdrama
      14 November, 2012 at 11:08 AM

      thanks!!! 😀 😀 Been super busy these few days, but will get the recording up 😛 Probably just gonna be audio, not much time to edit and upload for videos XD

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