5 In Japanese learning journey (:

Déjà vu :D

It’s not really the right way of using the term.. but studying Japanese does bring back many memories of studying Korean for me. Sentence by sentence, trying to make sense of the phrase etc and taking down notes.. ^^ I think the reason why I’m studying Japanese more often these days is that I really love this feeling of unraveling a new language, making sense of a new code and learning new grammar structures. #languagegeek. Korean is kinda.. unable to let me experience such feelings again. hehe. I still have loads to learn for Korean, but it’s a different challenge. I think I like the beginner to intermediate state of language learning the best 😛

I am now studying the drama notes for RMPW and just now, I rewatched part of ep 1 without subs. I actually understand some parts 😀 Not sure if it’s because I really understand the language, or I can vividly remember what went on for each scene…..

hehehe but so fun!!! 😀 And the episode kinda strike a chord in me. Looking at the hard times she went through as a job seeker, it reminds me of what I’m supposed to do soon >< Really wondering what I’ll be working as next time. I want to do something that I enjoy, but sadly the thing I enjoy the most is language learning and blogging. ><

「私は、御社のことは隅々まで調べてここに来ています。
あなたの会社に本気で入りたいと思ったから。
確かに内定はありません。でも、他の企業に選ばれなかったからといって、
絶対にあなたの会社に必要のない人間かといったらそうじゃないと思います!
エントリーシートに面白いことが書ければ優秀ですか?
グループディスカッションでうまく空気が読める人は才能があると言えますか?
コミュニケーション能力はもちろん必要だけど、
じゃあそういうのが得意な人ばっかりでいいんですか?
不器用だけどこつこつ努力できる人や、
何考えてるかよくわからない変な人がちょっと交じってるから
人間の集団でぶつかり合って、エネルギーが生まれたりするんじゃないんですか?」

I love this part. hahaha. Sometimes I really can’t stand the way interviews are conducted nowadays. So much ‘innovative’ methods. If I am looking to hire someone, I’ll just go the traditional route of sitting down with the person and talk. I still think that’s the best way of trying to get to know someone. Ultimately, I want to hire someone I can work with, not some eloquent, quick thinker, those who stand out in crowds. Oh well, unless I’m really looking for a sales person. o.o Oh well, that’s just me.

Been really busy this semester, but I still try to side aside some time for my language therapy. I can go without retail therapy, but I need my language therapy and occasionally some food therapy and a beer. Even though I have loads of reports to type out, here I am blogging and studying Japanese!

Sometimes I dunno if I’m special or just awkward. I’m not into those fake networking sessions where I’m forced to I dunno, be fake and try to impress the other person? And I have no use for people who ask about what you do but just give you the raised eyebrows when you say something that they are unfamiliar with. A good PR person should be a good listener too, even if you probably think that the other person is weird or not to your taste, don’t show it so clearly.

Maybe I’m just biased, but I’m more comfortable with networking in Korea than in Singapore. Maybe it’s just my luck so far, but I haven’t met that many judgmental people over there. People seem genuinely interested in what you do, instead of categorizing you or judging you based on first impressions.

I digress. But I really do think that I met many many many wonderful people in Korea. ^^

Keeping my fingers crossed for something. ^^

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    blackbrich
    9 September, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    I find my time that used to be Japanese taken over by Korean. I never thought about why but those 懐かしい feelings are what i miss.

    • Reply
      hangukdrama
      9 September, 2012 at 10:15 AM

      are you spending more time on korean these days? xD

      • Reply
        blackbrich
        9 September, 2012 at 11:25 AM

        I will spend all my free time watching KDramas nowadays instead of anything Japanese. Luckily my Korean reading still sucks. So at least I read a “lot” of Japanese still.

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          hangukdrama
          9 September, 2012 at 7:04 PM

          watch 응답하라 1997!! although it’s in the busan dialect xD

          • blackbrich
            10 September, 2012 at 3:45 AM

            Ive always been intrigued by dialects. I wasnt really aware of any in korean until recently. Probably one of your blog posts. Japan “promotes”(exploits) their dialects moreso.

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