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Ewha Exercise

Just a short post about another exercise that I completed in the Ewha workbook. I was finishing 제5과: 하루 일과 and I figured I would post it to monitor my progress better. I tend not to look back in my notebooks or textbooks. Anyway, here goes:

엘릭 씨의 하루 일과

엘릭 씨는 아침 6시에 일어납니다. 그리고 6시 10분에 세수합니다. 6시 45분에 아침을 먹습니다. 식사 후에 학교에 갑니다. 엘릭 씨는 영어 선생님입니다. 7시에 학교에 갑니다. 9시부터 12시까지 영어를 가르칩니다. 12시부터 1시까지 점심 먹습니다. 1시에 퇴근합니다. 퇴근 후에 스포츠 센터에 갑니다. 2시부터 4시까지 운동을 합니다. 운동을 후에 샤워합니다. 7시부터 9시까지 한국말을 배웁니다. 보통 10시에 집에 갑니다.

Have a nice week and study hard ^^

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Schedule

While on a trip to Korea Town a few days ago, my girlfriend and I were discussing the easiest way to learn. She believes that I need a set schedule everyday. I would agree. However, I’ve never been that organized with how I learn. I don’t even know how I learn. So I think that’s why I find myself so disorganized.

So in response to her advice, I want to gather resources that will give me a comprehensive style of learning. I thought about spending at least an hour a day on the main parts of Korean (writing, grammar, vocabulary, speaking, reading etc.)

Following this plan will require me to gather more resources considering I only have my Ewha textbook and workbook and my KGIU. Ewha is broken up into these sections but I doubt it’ll be enough. I really hope to find websites and/or ebooks that will help me to have a more complete understanding of Korean. I’ll update when I get my resources and schedule complete. Wish me luck! I think I’ll need it!! ㅎㅎㅎ

하루 일과

Just a short post about a new paragraph (if you can call it that) that I wrote. The assignment was to write about your daily schedule. I basically wrote about how I spent me days a few semesters ago, since it was more interesting. Anyway, this was from 이화 한국어 1-1 제5과. I found that writing this paragraph was a little easier vocabulary wise than the passage I wrote about 우리 집 I few months back. But it was harder grammar wise, mostly because I forgot am out of practice. If you have any corrections or suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it ^^

저는 오전 8시 30분에 일어납니다.  8시 40분에 샤워합니다. 9시에 학교에 갑니다. 9시 20분에 아침을 먹습니다. 보통 커피와 오트밀을 먹습니다. 그리고 9시 30분부터 3시까지 수업을 받습니다. 저는 전공이 인류학 있습니다. 저는 보통 1시에 점심을 먹습니다. 그 후에 다시 수업을 받습니다. 3시에 집에 갑니다. 4시 15분에 간식을 먹습니다. 8시까지 숙제합니다. 오후 인터넷과 텔레비전을 합니다. 11시에 접니다.

 

On to 제6과!!! I’m so excited to be near the end of this book

Back to Normal?

So I finally opened my Ewha Textbook again!! It’s been MONTHS. I just checked the date and it’s today is 6 months since I last did anything from this book ㅠㅠ What is wrong with me? 

From my last post, you guys know it hasn’t been easy to get back into study mode after trying to suppress the urge to soak up any Korean that I can… But after two weeks of doing nothing productive, I finally feel like things are back to normal. This might not even seem significant but to me it’s kinda a big deal. I always feel happier learning Korean, even if it’s at my own pace. 

Anyway, I’m currently nearing the end of Chapter 5 of Ewha 1-1. This chapter was all review because I’ve learned about daily schedules and stuff like that from TTMIK 🙂 I guess it’s a good thing that after such a long break I come back to a review chapter and not something that is terribly difficult. I totally need to order the next two or three book sets! This series is been really helpful so I think I’ll stick to it. 

Happy Wednesday!

-Noel

Sample Sentences using 그래서

I wanted to make random sample sentences using 그래서 because my grammar and vocabulary are really lacking. I had to use the dictionary a lot >.< but I tried my best. I posted this on Lang-8 to try and get corrections. I know they might be really bad so I wrote what I was trying to say in English. I’m kinda nervous to post them but anyway here goes:

저는 아주 화가나 그래서 안 가고 싶어요.
I am very mad so I don’t want to go.

저는 고기를 안 좋아 그래서 채식의자예요.
I don’t like meat so I am a vegetarian.

어제방에 나는 잠을하지 않았어 그래서 이 아침에 늦게 일어났어요.
I didn’t sleep last night so I woke up late this morning.

 

I had a lot of fun doing this exercise so I might make it a regular occurrence. Recently, I’ve been really motivated, probably because the end of the semester is approaching. I only have 2 more weeks left! Let the countdown begin.

Making Time

오랜만이예요!!!

Since starting my second semester as a Junior, I haven’t had much time to do anything but school work. Getting close to graduation means classes are more intense. I’m in a Human Osteology class and I have weekly quizzes on specific features of every bone!!! I really like the class and I feel like a professional but it’s alot of work. Also, I am in a Chemistry Class and the last time I took any Chemistry was 7 years ago (I feel so old)!!!!! So classes have been stressful and intense. But there is light at the end of this stress-filled, dismal, dark tunnel.

That light is Korean. Considering I haven’t opened my textbooks in 2 months, I’ve missed it incredibly.

I’m currently trying to get a schedule down where after class on Fridays I take a few hours or the rest of the day to devote to my Korean studying. It’s going to be challenging especially because midterms are coming up. I have my Osteology midterm on Monday!! Totally freaking out!!! But I think I’ll get at a decent grade.

Currently, I’m studying from Korean Grammar: In Use Beginning. I’m really enjoying it even though it’s all review so far. I like that somethings are review now as opposed to everything being new material. Makes me realize that my progression is not absent as I once thought.

Lastly, about 2 weeks ago I came across a college professor’s website. He teaches Korean Beginning and Intermediate at one of the city colleges in my area. He was kind enough to upload all of this powerpoints and homework assignments with answrers onto the site. I was over the moon happy about this because it’s the ONLY city college that teaches Korean. I’m in a city college but can’t make it to that campus weekly. But after finding all of his material, I feel like I’m actually taking a class with him. I’m going to try and follow the syllabus and incorporate everything into my schedule. Wish me luck because it’ll be a challenge. But you know what they say: It wouldn’t be difficult if it’s wasn’t worth it!!

I hope all of you are doing well, if not it’ll be better (take it from me). Hopefully I’ll be posting more often.

Until next time! ^-^

Koreans on Campus

For a while now I have known that there were a lot of Koreans around my college campus. I learned that my college has an exchange program with a Women’s University in South Korea (I forgot the name.) I always thought it was strange to see so many Korean girls and almost no Korean guys!! ㅎㅎㅎ

So yesterday, I was in all the right places at all the right times. Everywhere I went I was hearing girls speaking Korean. It was pretty cool, especially in the cafeteria where you can pick up words without looking creepy and nosy. There were even two girls talking about 김 연아 in my Chemistry class. I was so excited until I realized that I want to approach them and make friends. I’m naturally shy when I first meet people but I’m even more shy when it comes to Korean things.

I don’t know how to start a conversation or even if they will be interested in what I have to say. Will they think I’m just one of those people who like Asian guys? (even though I’m a lesbian) Would there be an issue because I’m a lesbian? I wouldn’t even know what to say. What if they don’t want to make friends with people who don’t know Korean well? Too many possibilities not enough courage to act!

So of course I was over thinking everything after class was over -.- But I honestly want to try and make friends in school, not just people who want to copy off of me. Have any of you had a conversation with people who were speaking Korean? What did you say? How did they react?

First Korean Paragraph!

우리 집은 삼층입니다. 지하이 있습니다. 1층에 거실과 부억과 욕실과 서재이 있습니다. 거실에 피아노가 있습니다. 서재에 책상과 컴퓨터가 있습니다. 2층에 침과 욕실이 있습니다. 그리고 다른 서재과 객실이 있습니다. 서재에 페인트가 있습니다. 집 앞에 정원이 있습니다. 정원에 꽃과 나무가 있습니다. 우리 집은 멋있습니다. 우리 집에 한번 놀러 오세요.

I wrote this paragraph as an exercise in my Ewha Korean Textbook. It seems really childish but I’m still at level 1-1 haha. Anyways, if you guys have any suggestions or corrections, I’d welcome that.

Happy Saturday!

Drama Day

Today I’m catching up on all of my dramas! There is like 4 or 5 that I’m half way through. I haven’t been able to watch any since my summer vacation so I’m looking forward to relaxing even if it’s for one day!

Little quote for Monstar:
“What good is it too make her laugh when she’ll always choose someone that will make her cry?”

The perpetual love triangles!! Gotta love ’em

Enjoy your Saturday!