7 In Korean learning journey (:

Finally sat down and …

studied Korean.

For the first time in weeks. Not exactly “study” as in study from textbooks, I’ve outgrown that stage for now. Picked up the modern Korean history book again and continue from where I left off weeks ago. Was kinda afraid that my eyes will reject Korean (harhar) after not seeing long Korean passages for so long, but luckily I’m still able to read smoothly.

Feels good to be back in the right studying mode. Previously I was concentrating on Japanese and in between I was reading fantasy novels. ㅋㅋ

I’m highlighting less and less things per page, which is a good sign. There’s still so much I don’t know though. But I’m super glad that somehow I manage to remember new words quite easily, so I’m always progressing. I used to think (years and years ago) that it’s impossible to learn vocabulary (of a foreign language) without memorizing them, but now I no longer think that way. Even when I first started learning Korean, I didn’t think of memorizing.

Can’t imagine going through wordlists and those mini vocabulary cards, they just don’t work for me. I don’t have a good memory in the first place ><

Lost quite a bit of interest in kpop, k-music, k-dramas etc and considering the role they played in my interest in Korean in the beginning, I was quite afraid that I can’t find the motivation to go on. I didn’t study Korean because of k-entertainment, but the fact that they were a great source of entertainment, fun and learning material still played a great role. Nowadays I find myself disinterested in most dramas (hehe okay now I found some new hope in 무정도시) and also.. Korean. ㅋㅋ

In fact, I lack interest in most things these days, so it’s not really about Korean haha.

Just happy to find my pace again 😀

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    Clayton Wong
    2 June, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    It seems as though your momentum for study is on an upswing. Ride it out and see how much further ahead it will take you. Good luck 🙂

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      3 June, 2013 at 12:42 PM

      Thanks! ^^ Hopefully I can keep the momentum!

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    2 June, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Maybe this isn’t the most appropriate place to mention this considering the content of the post…lol…but I just stumbled upon this website called Forvo and thought you might want to know about it. Have you heard of it Shanna? Apparently native speakers of different languages record themselves pronouncing words and post them. It’s like an audio dictionary of pronunciation and it’s awesome :O


    I was googling how to pronounce the word 삶 and that’s how I found it. Super excited to use it.

    P.S. Was gonna email this to you so it didn’t look like a spam comment but saw a new post and figured what the hell.

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      3 June, 2013 at 12:43 PM

      sounds interesting. will have to take a closer look 😀 Thanks for letting me know!!

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    3 June, 2013 at 4:05 AM

    That’s nice! I know I feel happy to see Korean again, if I haven’t touched it or studied in a while haha. I made a Korean friend that is majoring in Korean history, and it’s so cool talking to that person about Korean history. I think it’s helps me want to study Korean more, and Korean history is so interesting! Great to see you back on track kinda? I don’t know if you would describe it like that haha

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      3 June, 2013 at 12:44 PM

      ooo Korean history as in modern or ancient? 😀 I’m super interested too, especially in the joseon dynasty history. Need to finish my modern history books before I decide to pick up new ones

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        5 June, 2013 at 3:49 AM

        modern! but I want to learn about ancient also 😀 What’s your preferred type of Korean history? 🙂

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