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Korean-speaking February

February has been a good language month.

I didn’t study at all, yet I got loads of speaking practice (via a trip to Korea etc). 😀 It’s actually quite refreshing to stay off the books for a while and just get immersed in the environment. People often known me as the “books” and “study” type, which I don’t deny. I enjoy reading and I love books – and I’m proud of it. But sometimes it’s annoying to be branded as the nerdy type who just like to study and study and study.

“What are you doing now? Studying?” -.-

As much as I do love books/studying, one reason why I do what I do is also because I’m working with limited resources. I don’t have the means / opportunity to attend long-term language classes over in Korea so I’m simply doing my best with what I can back in Singapore. I do use other audio / visual resources etc but I love books for the in-depth and wide coverage. So that’s that.

Reminds me of how I did a tarot reading this time in Seoul (my very first experience) and 공부 자꾸 떴네. HAHA.

Fine, study.

But I’m very happy to know a group of friends whose idea of fun is going to bookstores too :P.

I need to start blogging about Seoul 2016 and finish it within the year. Yes yes, I know I haven’t even finish blogging about the trip in 2015 ><

I should make more of an effort to brush up my Japanese too. JLPT N2 was supposed to happen last year but like everything in my life, nothing turn out as planned..

So yep, I have to study.

Because skills and proficiency doesn’t drop from the sky. Nor can it be attributed to intelligence and talent.

It takes EFFORT.

Which means you have to ..


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    Deserae McG
    7 March, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    A Korean friend of mine who also thinks of me as the “bookworm/study-type” claims I’m in the silent period and is convinced that one day, I’ll just wake up and start speaking non-stop in Korean. Lol!

    Admittedly, I’m a perfectionist when it comes to everything. I’m just hoping that one day, I’ll be able to relinquish my need for control and perfection in order to meet my goal of being able to use all the things I’ve learned!

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