Kang Dong Won Fanmeeting ❤️

A dream come true. Those who know me or read my blog may know that Kang Dong Won is my allllll-time favourite actor. One thing on my bucket list is to see him in real life. I got v close to doing it in 2015, when a Korean friend managed to get premiere screening tickets for the movie군도 when I was in Korea. But it was cutting too close to my return flight so I had to give up the…

Hello Russian!

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…

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…