Out of the box!
Just a regular girl, fell in love with a Korean drama in 2007 was too damn lazy to study then (I was like 12? ~) few years past and being older I started to study Korean in late 2010 ~ early 2011 I have taken a step-back every now and then but one thing that never changes is the passion I have to fully understand the culture and language of Korea.
More about the Korean language learning journey! I have been self studying since (as said above) late 2010/ early 2011 till now, 2014. Trying to learn a language on my own wasn’t new to me but it was the first time I guess I really went farther with it and learnt more than a couple of phrases, Korean I went the long haul, signing up for free accounts anywhere I could find, hunting online for learning material and resources found and few that were good, but sadly sometimes most of them left me totally disappointed by the material that was supposedly FREE (don’t always take the word literally)
When I finally grew a brain I found koreanclass101 and started mass downloading and learning like a crazy addict >.< from there I discovered and learnt many other things online like the fact that using Rosetta Stone for almost 6months was a total waste of my time (you can imagine I was pissed right?)
Opened this blog in 2012 (June 29th) on wordpress.com to document and share my journey with everyone, if I can help with something I make sure I share it! All my trials and tribulations will be in this little space I like to call (and you too can call it …) the Koreannotebook blog (:
I wanna do a timeline because its good to keep track of stuff, helps with motivation but sadly I have forgotten a lot of what I did so its will be a vague one and in future happenings will be more precise.
- Watched a Korean drama in 2007 (one that is a favourite for me)
- Began self study journey in late 2010/ early 2011
- Learnt Hangul in April 2011
- Opened the blog in 2012 (June 29th)
- Bought first textbook (2012)
- Bought first full-length Korean book (세상에 너를 소리쳐) also 2012
- TOP 100 Language Lovers 2013 (got into the top 100 and it was my first year of blogging)
- Opened a Korean blog (for just Korean writings) on Naver HERE
As more stuff related to Korea/Korean happen for/to me I will update it so ^^ up till then I’m sorry but you have this pathetic list of events ㅋㅋ
About Kirsten (koreannotebook)
I mean this in a sense of who really am I? The real me, because as I am writing this blog I want people to know me and who I really am so we can get to know each other more, after all we will most likely have at least one thing in common right? Korean, Korea! if you are here means we have a common ground 🙂
Hope you enjoyed this introduction, I didn’t know what to write so I just decided to be ME isn’t that the best way to describe myself? Being myself. Now go ahead and put your email in the “Subscribe” box in the sidebar to receive updates every time I post (don’t worry its not often I won’t spam you) just a couple of times a week! 🙂
Also don’t hesitate to send me an email here : firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to say “Hi” or ask a question in the comments.
Let’s get the ball rolling, and again welcome to my Korean space hope to see you more often on the blog.
Top 100 Language Lovers 2013