Ah. It’s 2014. A new year. Its been three days already since the new year but I had so many other things to ‘fix’ from the previous year I didn’t have time. Had to read a book in a night (I didn’t finish I have like 100+ pages left hehe) and now I feel like the year can begin for me ~ on a new note.

Since this morning I have been watching a Chinese web-series style drama its the first Chinese anything I have been able to watch more than 10 minutes of before getting bored haha. Which is great, I like the fact the some of the episodes with Chinese dramas (or web-series) have the Hazi subtitles at the bottom even though I can’t read to save my soul its still really nice to know that when I can eventually read it will be valuable. I wish Korean dramas had the Hangul subtitles (just like in variety shows when they show the bubbles ^^)

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More about the drama! I’m really bad at giving a summary to dramas I am so sorry but I am going to try my best to explain this and why I am loving it and how I wish it was just a little longer xD so its about : Le Jun Kai and Ye Zi! Le Jun Kai married his enemies daughter Ye Zi for revenge (his wife was murdered we see in a flashback!) and after they are married Le Jun Kai starts to mistreat Ye Zi, after some time they get a divorce and then years later Le Jun Kai finds out that Ye Zi had a child. His child. And never told him, so it becomes a tug of war and cruel games by Le Jun Kai to get his son Tian Tian. Ye Zi refuses. But there is just one problem even though Le Jun Kai mistreats Ye Zi he has actually fallen in love with her, but he continues to keep his heart stone cold and deny his feelings for Ye Zi.

I hope Le Jun Kai admits to himself how much he loves Ye Zi so he can be happy and she can stop living in fear of him. Hope to see an ending like that. 🙂

Mmm. I dunno if that explains it enough? I am not sure. But I enjoy it because the actors are really good, although I don’t know any of them and have seen none of their movies (duh. I have never watched a Chinese drama before.) but that Janine Chang (Ye Zi) can really act, so much talent in this world :p as for Peter Ho (Le Jun Kai) he pulls off the psychopath/maniac role with some serious badass. I really feel like he is a jerk :/

One more thing. I have been listening to this song non-stop for about 3 days now xD  I really have always loved Kris (exo-m) but I saw him more as eye-candy from day one since their debut in 2012 with ‘Mama’ but after listening to ‘The Star’ (Chinese ver.) because the Korean ver. is actually terrible ㅜㅜ I realized that Kris isn’t just my ‘eye-candy’ anymore but in fact a seriously talented dude with some serious skill in making me squeal in fangirlness (that makes sense…)

Now! I adore Kris, more than Kai, Luhan, Lay and D.O put together (my favourite members) he is number #1 right now for me ♥♥♥

Well that is my 1ocents hehe (: till next time.

Hey ^^ day before yesterday (29th June) was this blogs 1st anniversary and it seems I am not smart enough to schedule a post correctly haha! but anyway I am posting this today two days later 🙂

I opened this blog one year ago today and to me I just wanted to have a little place to keep a diary for myself to know what I did during my studies and didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I have come to enjoy it ^^ its different from what I though it would be actually! Didn’t think I would become attached to this blog like a “baby” or family xD you get me right? I hope you do! I’m no Robert Frosting I don’t have a way with words but I try my best to get my point across …as best I can ~

I have met many people online and learnt from them in ways I didn’t know I could ^^ I thank you all for that, its been a new experience this past year and I am going to continue until I no longer have anything more to say and how likely is that? I have lots to say 진짜요 ㅋㅋㅋ so basically I will continue with this blog forever I never will stop which I look forward to actually ^^ something to look back on and I am glad to have that …!!!!

Now lets look at what happened in that last year ^^ not much maybe more will happen this year ㅋㅋㅋ

  • Opened this blog ^^ does that count? I’m sure it does ㅋㅋ
  • Made Korean friends whom I email often ^^
  • Was in the Lexophiles TOP 100 LANGUAGE LOVERS competition ~ this was actually an honour and it motivated me a lot ^^
  • Balanced Korean more than I ever thought I could ^^ used it a lot …and love it more everyday (:

If I stated everything that happened and I felt and thought we could be here for hours ㅋㅋㅋbut I’m trying to say I have enjoyed this year and there are more to come I know that because I foresee billions of posts coming your way :p about everything and my future trip to Korean and…ummh China if I have my way ㅋㅋ I dunno there are many many things I want to do and to me everything is possible ^_^ nothing is ever impossible ~ the sky is the limit!!!

For this blog and for Korean studies there are many more years to come 🙂

기대 해주세요 ^.^

Here is a poem I hope shows how I feel (:

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfilment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.

– Author Unknown

Everything said in this beautiful poem describes how I feel ^.^ in life and in studying Korean and about everything and everyone ~ when it comes to making mistakes I am thankful I can make them and see what I have done and use those very mistakes as lesson ^.^ when I have a challenge I never look at it with a glum face I look at it with a smile and I see it as a way to prove myself to no one other than myself ME not knowing something never gets me down because I think to myself “Ah! something I don’t know….another opportunity to learn something!” thankful for desires and wishes without them what would be the point of living a life when you want for nothing? When you want something you look forward to the day you have that something or you achieve what you have been working so hard for 🙂 that’s what life is all about!

Bottom line. I’m always thankful for what life has, and what she throws my way and I never take it for granted! Always seeing what I can learn and how I can grow from any situation ^.^

Everyone have a great day ^.^ today sadly I am very very busy so I can’t study a lot DX but on Wednesday I know I will have more time since I have nothing to do on Wednesday ㅋㅋㅋand thank you again ^^ for a wonderful year and for more to come!!!

Today I printed about 5 copies of Chinese character practice sheets focusing on 6 Chinese words, because now I kind of understand the Pinyin way better than I ever did and I don’t get that confused (just a little sometimes, I admit that!!!!)

Words in Focus

 

你好

什么

名字

张林

Those 5 words and 1 name I actually wrote all from my head, had some trouble with 名字 I wrote ‘孟子’ got a bit mixed up with the Pinyin ‘meng’ and ‘ming’ (:

Below for practice, I wrote these words and characters a few times in my NEW language notebook just for my Chinese (:

I know my writing is extremely untidy, big, and just very messy!!!! But its the first time I ever written in real Chinese characters so, I guess it was alright!!

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Every time (in the future) when I post a picture of the Green notebook think ‘Chinese time!!’ because its my Chinese notebook ^^ the first one, so I will call this notebook my ‘Firstborn’ ㅋㅋㅋ

In the corner can you see I wrote ‘Hello I’m Kay’ in Chinese characters :

你好 我叫 Kay!

#Practice Sheets

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and another 🙂

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I want to keep my Chinese learning journey highly documented to the tee so I can look back on it one day!!!

再见!! (See you again!!)