반말 / 존댓말 – the different cultures of different countries

I feel that I am learning more about the Korean culture (: (한국에 풍속 조금씩 알아져요) During the classroom when the teacher is talking about the Korean culture, it doesn't leave such a deep impression on me. 선생님이 윗사람과 이야기할 때 존댓말 꼭 쓴다고 말했어요. It is only when i start chatting with korean friends that i realise the importance of using 존댓말. 한국에서 사람이 처음 만날 때 말과 행동 조심해서 해야 돼요. 저는 한국 풍속에 대해 모르는 것을 아직도 많아요.…

~던

I came across this particle quite a few times before, but I had no idea what it meant. Finally today, I studied it. It is named as 'noun modifying suffix' and is used when the speaker describes a situation that no longer existed. It is actually a very useful particle, albeit a little confusing when i first studied it. 전에 좋아하던 남자를 만났어요.     --> I met the guy I used to like. 어제 사던 지갑을 잃어 버렸어요.  --> I lost…

일기

여러분 안녕! 오늘 일을 많이 헀어요. 아침에 한국어를 공부하면서 노래를 들었어요. 그 다음에 옛날 친구들을 만났어요. 오랫동안 못 만났기 때문에 얘기 많이 했어요. 다른 친구에 대해 이야기하고 요즘 한 것을도 나누었어요. 저녁에 한국학교에 가서 시험 경과를 찾았어요. 오늘은 초급 3 반에 시작해요. 그런데 저는 혼자서 공부하기로 했으니까 한국학교에서 계속 공부하지 않아요. 학교에 갈때 반 친구들을 만났어요. 그들은 저는 계속 공부하고 새각하니까 모두 기뻤어요. ㅋㅋ 미안해! 다음에 꼭 같이 저녁을 먹자! 저는 글을 안에 틀린 것을 있으면 모르겠어요. 그레서 도와 주세요!! ㅋㅋ…

in deep thoughts

I wonder how I can continue to study Korean while juggling with my would-be-busy uni life. Apart from the fact that i am taking a double degree (which increases my workload, lessons time), I would still need to spare some time for CCAs, MYlife etc. Currently Learning Korean is the main objective in my life, and most of the time I am just in front of my desk. (okay this week i am more slack) :D But the fact remains…

more random stuff

I smartly set my laptop's main language to korean. so now all programms run in Korean. Well, its not so difficult navigating around them but now that iTunes is in Korean too. and its a chore navigating around the programme. heh ya i deserved it.  

random grumbles

I still have yet to decide if I should go for freshmen orientation camps. My mind is split into 2. enthu me: You should go for the camps! you wont want to be known as a slacker right. and you can make new friends! stop being so lazy. PLEASE. reserved me: sigh most of the camps have swimming as an activity. I cant even swim, go there and sit at a corner ah? and you know you hate wet /…