Wasn’t planning to blog today but I need a break from my thoughts. Wanted to read something in Korean but wasn’t feeling in the mood for 전우치 and definitely not in the mood for history. So decided to pick this teen novel that I bought some time back.
The story is set in the time period right after the Japanese Occupation and I felt like I had a deeper understanding of the story because I knew the background of Korea’s history. Keenly felt the connections between language, history and culture.
I’m just a chapter in but already invested in the story. The book is easy to read (a teen novel) and the writing style is simple, yet it conveys a lot of emotions. I’ve no idea why but the Korean way of writing appeals to me a lot.
#mandatory picture of my notebook lol
I’ve kinda put my color pens aside and these days I like to write entirely in pencil. What you are seeing how is the 사자성어 (4 character idioms) that I learnt yesterday. Learnt 20 yesterday and if I’m in the mood, another 20 tonight maybe?
My pencil and my notebook. A happy afternoon.
Going off to read chapter 2 now (: What have you guys been doing to learn Korean / Japanese?
생각해 보니까 나는 정말 “한국어 밖에 아무것도 없는 여자”. 내 전부니까 더욱 소중하게 간직해야 한다.