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it’s been a whole week!

wow I can’t believe that I haven’t update here for an entire week! That must have been one of my longer hiatus. Anyway, I have been busy for the past week. I’ve been spending the bulk of my time on my newly created Naver Cafe!!

My English Cafe!

As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, I signed up for a Naver blog sometime in Feb. I’ve been getting loads of help with my Korean and I want to reciprocrate. So, I decided to create an English Learning Cafe! In Naver, there are already loads of english-related cafes. Every Korean that I met are all trying to learn english (growth potential there) and some of the more establised cafes can have over 50 000 members!

But I want to differentiate my cafe. I was browsing around and I realised there’s a problem with most cafes. Almost everything is written in korean, members chat in korean… so what’s the point of joining an english cafe?

So, I try to encourage members to use english in my cafe. It’s a good chance for them to practice writing and I will correct all their errors. 😀

Most of the establised cafes are run by Koreans and hence this become another of my differentiating point! (:

Anw I just wanna help them improve their English. It’s really fun and I’ve been enjoying it. But I have a dilemma. I can’t possibly help everyone and answer every question if the number of members (and questions) grow! ><

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I shall not think about that now. It’s a healthy and small group of 36 members right now (: I’m gaining loads too. Running the cafe forces me to learn linguistic terms like ‘transitive verbs’, ‘subject’, ‘preposition’ etc in Korean!! haha considering that I want to major in Linguistics in uni, that’s  a really cool experience.

I need to juggle my time to leave some aside for Korean (:

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Hazel
    16 March, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Usually, when my site is in hiatus, it lasts for as long as a few months. I wish I could update as often as you. Hahaha~

    Your Naver Cafe looks great! I’m sure it’d help a lot of Koreans out. 🙂 I really wish I was much much better with my korean so that I could help too!

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    hangukdrama
    16 March, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    hi hazel!

    haha you are still working on your layout? I hope to see your new one soon! (:

    haha you should sign up for a naver account too! it’s really fun. I am so addicted to it.

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    saraaahsays
    19 March, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Yeah, you should so join NTU’s Linguistics programme. (: Seems like something you’d like. And the prof is really nice too. I’m pretty sure you’d be able to get in given your strong interest.

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    hangukdrama
    19 March, 2009 at 8:47 PM

    hi! (:

    wow you are in NTU’s linguistics? Are there alot of projects to do, or is it more of research and report writing? (:

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    Sarah
    21 March, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Oh nope, I got in, but I ended up rejecting and going to NUS instead. 😡 Nearer. I heard there’s a lot of fieldwork/research. o.o

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    hangukdrama
    21 March, 2009 at 9:31 PM

    oh you what course you took in NUS? (: I’m having SMU’s biz interview this coming fri haha

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    Sarah
    22 March, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    Taking Communications. (: I’m continuing Korean at NUS too, pretty fun.
    Good luck for your interview! You must have done well to be called up for it. SMU Biz is pretty reputable.
    Anyways if you still have any questions, you can mail me at x.ebony@gmail.com (: Gogogo try for NTU’s course kay.(:

  • Reply
    hangukdrama
    23 March, 2009 at 8:57 PM

    hi sarah! (:

    haha thanks! 😀 I hope to take korean modules in uni too. 재미있을 거에요. ㅎㅎ

    참.. 한국어를 공부한지 얼마나 되었어요?

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    Sarah
    26 March, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    작년에 1월 부터.
    하지만 I stopped from June onwards to take Japanese at school. Just restarted Korean this year January. (:
    So I’m not as good as I’d want my Korean to be at the moment. T.T

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    hangukdrama
    26 March, 2009 at 3:27 PM

    ㅋㅋ 저도 작년에 1월부터 배우기 시작했어요. ㅎㅎ 우리 똑같아요!

    저는 지난 11월 한 달 동안 일본어 수업을 다녔어요. 그런데 일본어보다 한국어를 더 좋아해요. 그래서 초급 판 끝난 후 계속 공부하지 않아요. ^^

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