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Happy 12th Blog Anniversary!

Has it already been 12 years already?! This blog literally saw me through my twenties (and more). It saw me through a lot of ups and downs, even though they may not always be recorded down here. Took some time to read through all the past blog anniversary posts and I only have one word to describe how I feel: Grateful.

I’ve said it before but I would say it again. This blog has provided me a space to really be myself and it has brought me so much motivation in my language learning journey and in life in general. I’ve connected to many of you through this space, whether virtually or in person, and I’m always grateful for each and every single connection. People did come and go, but I’m glad the space is still here, and hopefully we will reconnect in time to come.

The past few years have been.. for a lack of a better description… really really busy. Which led to the neglect of the blog (and the absence of the 10th, 11th blog anniversary posts). Lost time can never come back and while I do feel a twinge of regret at not being conscientious enough, I take it as a lesson learnt that I should never ever abandon the things that truly make me happy. So I’m back on the blog and I feel that I’ve been doing a good job so far.

Took a trip down memory lane by reading some old entries and I realised that I have been writing Korean textbook reviews since 2010!!! TEN YEARS. Let me pause and take that in. TENNNN years. hahaha. The first ever textbook review is here (if you are interested). After that wow moment, I am also reminded at how I’ve only written 1 review in 2018 and 2019 LOL. The lost years indeed. 🙂 I love writing textbook reviews so I’ll definitely be on this again.

Hangukdrama started out a space for gushing over Korean dramas but over time it has turned into a space for me to just talk about all things languages. I’m glad that 12 years down the road, I’m still very much in love with Korean and Japanese (although not without downs), and I’m even starting Russian and Thai. ♡

I’m not sure where the next few years will bring me, but I hope to be here, and I hope that everyone reading this will still be. People do come and go, but I hope that our connection here stays.

Do drop me a comment if you are still reading this, just a 🙂 will do too!

Happy Saturday!

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14 Comments

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    Sandy
    30 May, 2020 at 9:56 AM

    I found you back in the early years of college. I’ve graduated for a little while now so it’s been several years. I’ve enjoyed your earlier posts and I’m glad you’re back 😊

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    xin
    30 May, 2020 at 12:15 PM

    happy anniversary!! 🥳 hawker feast soon~~ 😘😘😘

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    Akylina
    30 May, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Happy anniversary! I’ve been following your blog for a few years now and I’m so glad to see you back at it 😊 Your posts are always a delight to read ❤️

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    Archana
    31 May, 2020 at 3:19 AM

    Your blog is almost a teenager!

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    Karina
    31 May, 2020 at 3:46 AM

    Happy anniversary! Thank you for what you’re doing!

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      Hangukdrama
      1 June, 2020 at 8:20 PM

      Thanks Karina!

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    james
    31 May, 2020 at 2:41 PM

    기념 축하해요.

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      Hangukdrama
      1 June, 2020 at 8:19 PM

      ㅋㅋㅋ 감사합니다

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    Peter
    31 May, 2020 at 5:10 PM

    Very grateful for you, Shanna. For your guidance. I emailed you and your answers guided me, together with your blog, to enjoy and learn Korean more effectively. And made my trips to Korea easy and comfortable. Thank you.

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      Hangukdrama
      1 June, 2020 at 8:19 PM

      Hi Peter! Oh yes I still remembered we corresponded. Thanks for reading my blog 🙂

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    Anna
    1 June, 2020 at 9:50 AM

    Hi Shanna, congrats on 12 years!! I came across your blog in early 2013 and was blown away. You inspired me. I will continue reading your blog and hope to see a 15th anniversary post 😀 Thank you for sharing your journey with these languages and providing textbook reviews as well as other helpful resources.

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      Hangukdrama
      1 June, 2020 at 8:18 PM

      Hi Anna! wow that has been 7 years!! Thanks so much for your kind words and I certainly hope to be able to hit the 15th anniversary too@ 🙂 Hope’s all good on your learning journey too!

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    Taneisha
    1 June, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    🥰

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      Hangukdrama
      1 June, 2020 at 8:17 PM

      😀

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