6 In Korean learning journey (:

Effortless. Effort. Time.

Time is a curious thing. It makes you forget, it dilutes emotions and feelings.

It distorts memories too.

Sometimes I don’t think I put in much effort, but when I look back, it does seem like I have put in hard work and hence achieved something.

At other times, I used to think that I put in my best (할만큼 했다) but in the end, it feels like I didn’t put in enough.

hahaha I am thinking too much again.

In any case, I have started studying Korean again, thanks to the books that twoChois sent me!


When I first looked at the book, I thought it’ll be really difficult since it’s about business Korean. However, I was quite surprised that it’s actually paced as an introductory book to business Korean and the passages chosen are not like insanely long, convoluted articles. Which at first I find disappointing (haha I like my books super challenging). BUT. Come to think of it, it’s a good thing, since what learners need is a bridging resource that allows them to get a basic understanding of business Korean – the convoluted stuff can be found online or in books anyway.

So thumbs up.

I was quite surprised at how I managed to work though the chapters with ease (I took about an hour or less for one chapter). Then again, my problem was never with reading but speaking and writing. I can read the passages, but can’t produce it -___- heh

Funny thing is that I already know most of the terms (in the chapters I’ve done so far). I have no idea where I picked them up from o.O

I’ll put the book at TOPIK Level 4-5. (:

Well, these are just my first thoughts on the book. Detailed review coming out … later. 😛

Here’s a link to purchase the book if you are already interested! >>>>> HERE


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    26 October, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    As a business student this definitely sounds like an interesting book to me! 😀 Can’t wait to read your detailed review when you’ll get around to do it!

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      27 October, 2013 at 10:23 AM

      will have it out soon! Need some time to work through the book so I can give a better review ^^

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    26 October, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Very very tempted to get this.

    Will hang on for your detailed review.

    …or maybe not…. ahhh…

    books… my weak spot… 🙁

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      27 October, 2013 at 10:23 AM

      you and me both (:

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    26 October, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    I just read the preview on twoChois and I actually understood almost 90% of the content in the preview photos! I haven’t taken TOPIK and I self-study so I don’t really know the level of my Korean proficiency — I managed traveling in Seoul and Gyeonggido speaking Korean. I guess it’s near a Level 2. Glad to see that business terms in Korean seem to comprise mostly of hanja, which makes it a lot easier for me (as I’m from Hong Kong). I’m considering doing a winter school in Korea this year so hopefully this book helps!

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      27 October, 2013 at 10:23 AM

      nice! Yeah knowing hanja makes things a lot easier (and more sense). This book will definitely help (:

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