Progress in Japanese
hehe I’m super happy because I watched one whole episode of a Japanese drama and understood like almost everything!! 90%? Granted, the drama was Itazura na Kiss 2013, so the dialogue was pretty simple. But still a big achievement. I remember the first time I watched a Korean drama without subs was also because the subs haven’t come out and I couldn’t wait for it to come out 😛 When it comes to watching foreign language videos, I guess most of us are reliant of subs and it just feels really insecure and weird to watch it unsubbed. I’m not sure about you guys, but sometimes I need to be “forced” to watch something unsubbed!
It felt a little awkward at the beginning. It was as if I was trying too hard to listen and concentrate and I was acutely aware of the fact that THERE IS NO SUBS. Self-imposed stress. But later on I relax a little and by the end of the episode, I realized that I was so absorbed into the story (Naoki!!!) that I forgot about subs / no subs. 😀 Really happy that I could understand almost everything and there wasn’t any part where I couldn’t follow the story!
From now, I must learn to watch more things unsubbed. Cannot let my insecurity hinder my progress in language learning (:
Procrastination – Korean
Procrastination max. Due to legitimate reasons and other excuses, I haven’t been doing anything for Korean at all for the past week or so. I even refuse to study for TOPIK which is going to be held this coming Sunday. Let’s just hope that 5 years worth of Korean studying will help 😛
Anyone who has tried signing up for something on a Korean website or using their IT system will know that it’s AGGRAVATING TO THE MAX!!!!!!!!!! Super pissed off. Most of the sites are apple or foreigner unfriendly or BOTH and sadly, I belong to both the categories!! Like wtf. No use going to the school to use their comps since most school comps won’t allow users to download add-ons and most Korean websites will ask you to download gazillions of add-ons (exaggeration but you get my point) before allowing you to do something. Add on for payment, add on for viewer, add on for printing, add on for ______. Why is there one add on for each process?!!!
In the end, I have to spend thrice the time needed just to get something simple done. The other time I was trying damn hard to print my TOPIK cert online and it was pure torture. The site refused to accept my credit card for payment (even though they have a foreigner card option) and I had to download dunno how many add-ons before they allow me to print (the 2 free copies but I needed extra). -____- and yes I have to use a window comp AND internet explorer.
Can’t understand why such an advanced IT country can be so backwards at the same time.
Once there was both a pdf and hwp download option BUT the PDF download refuses to work (sigh) and I had to download the HWP viewer (!!!!) to print something. Sigh. I give up. Why am I even ranting?! WHYYYYYYYYY