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Phases of interest

Hello, blog. It has been a while. I've learnt long ago that life works in funny ways and at least personally, things never quite seem to go the way I want them to be. Project #2018282, which was supposed to be the highlight of the year, is not going to happen. The surprising thing is that I decided it on my own volition. Overall, it doesn't seem like a bad outcome. In fact, I was actually quite happy about it…

Signed up for TOPIK for the 5th time 

Sudden realisation that 2018 marks the 10th year since I started learning Korean 😱😱😱. Woah. 10 years. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the past 10 years of my life have been very much influenced by my rather random decision to pick up the language. Here’s hoping that the 10th year anniversary will be an exciting and fruitful one :)  For a (good) start, I’ve signed up for TOPIK in April! I was very scared that I would miss…

[Audio blog] 목이 아픕니다

안녕하세요 여러분! One of the goals I have for 2018 is to practice Korean more (even if it's just me and myself), so here's a quick and boring audio blog to start the year. No matter how much Korean input I have, my output has reached a plateau in terms of pronunciation. I really think that there is a need to focus on pronunciation at the start of learning a language. Because your vocabulary, writing skills, speaking skills can easily…

Being defensive when corrected 

One of the unfortunate attitudes (in my opinion) to take in language learning is to be overly defensive when being corrected or when being subjected to correction or critique. I say critique, not criticism. But then again, there’s no value in being prickly and defensive even in the face of harsh and perhaps unwarranted criticism, although that might be a knee-jerk reaction. I like being corrected. (That’s of course on the pretext that said person knows what he/she is saying)…

2018 – New Year Resolutions

It's the start of yet another new year! :) Somehow the concept of a brand new year fills us with energy and motivation, as well as hopes. We should always live ever single yday of our lives with such enthusiasm, not only when it's the new year. That said, it's a good opportunity to start on a "fresh slate" again and a good time to (try) accomplish new and unfinished goals and dreams. Accomplish #2018282 Keep up with language learning…

2017 Reflections

Firstly, I'll like to thank every single one of you who is still reading this blog :). I have been terrible at updating this space for the past year and I'm thankful to see people still sticking to this blog. It's been a great source of support and motivation for me :). If you are here, please leave a comment (even though it's so uncommon to see comments on blogs these days..). 2017 has been a special year, and a…