Hello Russian!

25 March, 2018

Welcoming another new language to my life 🙂

I started Korean in 2008 and re-started Japanese in 2012. Can’t quite believe it’s been 10 and 6 years since then.

When I mentioned on Insta that I was going to learn Russian, I was quite surprised by how the main reaction was “HUH THIS IS SO RANDOM”. Actually, it’s not that random. I’ve always wanted to learn Russian someday, just that I didn’t get down to doing it till now.

It was probably on a random whim that I actually got down to learning half the alphabet on my own a couple of months ago, but I realised that I really couldn’t find the motivation and discipline to do all 3 languages on my own. So I contemplated taking classes and one fine day this week (lol), I decided to Google for suitable classes and woohoo I found something that fit perfectly (must be fate!). So I signed up the very next day and went for my first Russian lesson a few days later! Hahaha talk about spontaneous decisions 🙂

While I do believe in making measured decisions, sometimes it’s really all these spontaneous decisions that turn out to be awesome choices in life. That was also how I got into Korean and Japanese language. Random decisions. 🙂

Thanks Gil for the notebook! 🙂 I used it immediately!

I have two notebooks for Russian now – one for class and one for self-study. Although I’m taking classes, I’m not planning to rely entirely on them to progress and hopefully I can still find some time to self-study 🙂

Till next time! 🙂

    1. I remember you mentioned on this blog several years ago that you want to learn Russian, and Spanish too. So not random at all! 🙂

      You already speak 4 languages… I’m so envious! I know that excited feeling when starting a new class or a new language. All the possibilities! I know you’ll be very busy but I hope you find some time to share with us your experiences. Russian is so different than East Asian languages, I’m really curious how they compare.

      1. Aww Luna, thanks for remembering!! (: Yes, it’s so exciting to start a new language. There’s so much to learn, so much to explore 😀 Will share when I learn more! 😬

    1. Удачи тебе в изучении русского, Шанна! 🙂

    1. 와 러시아어!
      아시아와 완전 반대쪽으로 가셨네요 ㅋㅋ
      저 러시아 사람인데 모국어가 어려울 때가 있어요 ㅠ
      처음엔 어려울 수도 있지만 그만큼 재미있고 색달라요~

      1. ㅎㅎ 발음부터 어려워요 ㅋㅋㅋ 그런데 재미 있고 매려적인 언어예요. 열심히 하겠습니다. ㅎ

    1. I have a Russian language book! Was thinking of visiting Vladivostok but that never happened.
      Random spontaneous decisions are OK for things that aren’t going to effect your long term finances.

      1. Niceee! I’m using online resources at the moment, will think of books next time (: hahaha language learning is an expensive hobby 😛

    1. do you do anything nowadays that you enjoy doing in korean be it music, tv show, dramas, books??? or is it sporadic???

    1. Well done for starting a new language. I hope it’ll be fun!

    1. You’re like my soul sister.. I’ve always wanted to learn Korean AND Russian! All the best!

    1. Удачи в изучении русского языка! 🙂

      ps: btw, just randomly found your blog during my search for Japanese audio dramas.
      I’m also learning Japanese, 100% self-study, got JLPT N2 already.
      Self-study seems like the best way.
      Though, I consume a lot of Japanese media anyway and have great interest in country itself.

    1. 와 진짜 멋있어요!! 저두 러시아어 배울 생각인데 ㅎㅎ 혹시 그 노트북 어디서 받으셨어요?? Gil?? 사이트인가요? 너무 이뻐서요 ㅎㅎ감사합니당 !! 글구 굿러크!!

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