So….where do I start?
A lot of things has been going on, but I’m still studying. The last time that I’ve written here, I had 2 tutors, but now I have 3. They are great and we’re becoming friends in all that jazz. I have an oppa! Okay, let me stop. He’s my oppa [big bro] because he’s older than me. However, I think its cool that I’m now allowed to take casually [polite] with him since we’ve become friends. At first, it was all formal polite, which was hard for me because Doo & I speak casually informal and Jin Ah & I speak casually formal because we’re the same age [but she’s a few months older than me].
I’m striving…I’m striving… well, I feel like I am, lol. I’m level 2 now on TTMIK curriculm. Yes!! My new goal is to at least get to the end of level 2 by December, and then by December of 2018, I could be level 6 [if I stay dedicated]. Then by 2019, I can take the TOPIK exam to see where I am at by Korean standards.
There are days that I stuggle with a vocab, verb change, writing sentences, and speaking. It even got to the point where I just wanted to give up. I was so frustrated. Oppa suggested that I take a 2 week break. Well, I’m stubborn. I took a week break to refresh myself, lol. As I’m studying this awesome language, I’m learning more things about myself. Of course, I’m severely kicking myself in the butt for not embracing this sooner [a lot sooner], but you’re never too old to learn. Recently, I found out that TTMIK is releasing a Hanja book [some Korean words still have Chinese characters] and I’m excited about it. It’s on my list to get.
Well, guys and gals, this is what I’ve been up to besides my day to day life.
[source: LINE character “Frodo”]
I’ve been having this annoying migraine. So, my studying has gotten….okay.
[Source: www.monsterlittle.com “Ziqi”]
Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. I fibbed. I hadn’t reviewed lessons 11-15. I’ve been tired and sleepy. The migraine meds aren’t really helping, but at least its keeping the pain at bay and putting me to sleep. So, since I’m wide awake right now. I guess, I can attempt to study, which could be a lost cause because all the kids are awake. There will be no silence!
[Source: LINE character “James”]
an hour later….
Finally….quiet. They’re all asleep. Am I studying? No, but listening to Korean RnB. Does that count? No…okay…gonna go study now [lol] with Sik-K’s What the hell? playing in the background.
Sik-K “What the Hell” [feat. Donut Man & ELO]
Hey, hey, hey! Hope you guys on the other side of that screen is having a good start on your morning! So, I’m up and ready to study, study, study [in my Rihanna’s voice]. The other day, I didn’t know what material I wanted to study from, so I closed my eyes and picked one [lol].
I chose….[drum roll]… “Colloquial Korean for Beginners.” It seems to be a bit outdated, but I actually liked the material because it reminded me of Korean I.
So, as I’m reviewing over everything, which I think is important to do, I’m listening to Kream’s song “Talking to the moon.” OMG. Beautiful song. Like totally should be used on Kdramas, if it hasn’t already.
Kream “Talking to the Moon”
If you have never heard that song, I really suggest that you listen to it. Korean RnB is the stuff right now, lol. Well, for me…getttttting side tracked. Well, I have to get my kiddo ready for school and I’ll be baaaaack with my lessons and my vocab list.