Everyone seems to be learning Korean these days. Or at least picking up some phrases. And almost everyone I’ve talked to has seen the oppan gangnam style video. Kpop is playing everywhere in Singapore, there are always people talking about kpop and kdramas. Kinokuniya’s Korean textbook section is expanding and there seems to be more Korean classes everywhere.
So why isn’t my blog getting more popular? D: (kidding)
I need to work harder in case more people are getting better than me. Stay at the top of the game 😛 hahaha. It will be quite sad that I lost my advantage in the only skill I’m proud of. xD
That being said, people have sometimes asked me how I feel about the fact that there are so many people learning Korean these days. Great. And not so great.
Great. I get a bit lesser of the ‘huhhh?? LEARN KOREAN SO RUBBISH’, and more of the ‘wow!! I am just starting to learn too!’.
But I’m seeing a lot of people spending hundreds and hundreds on Korean textbooks – which are terribly expensive and most of them not so decent. The other day I saw a girl buying those expensive Korean-English dictionaries, a few phrasebooks, a few vocabulary books etc. Besides doubting the quality of the books, I can’t help but doubt how long they will use it for. I’m not trying to be skeptical or anything. This comes from first hand experience. *stares at the abandoned Spanish phrasebooks/dictionary on the bookshelf*
I wonder how long will the hype last.
I used to be one of those that know all the latest news ongoing in the kpop world.
I’m now just one of those uninformed and out of the loop people who is firmly stuck in her era of big bang, 2ne1, davichi etc. The newest group whose group name I know? NU’EST. Did I even get that right? ><
Do you think the hype will last? How is it in your country? 😀
p.s. More Korean posts coming out soon. I have received feedback that I’m blogging too much Japanese and nothing very interesting hahahahaha.
I just typed this out while eating dinner in front of the comp. o.O