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Vocab, why you do this to me? WHY?

안녕하세요 여러분!

Yeah, I forgot how much I despise vocabulary, like a lot. I knew I didn’t like the idea of forgetting a lot and having to learn the vocabulary section but I really just forget how much I hated it 🙁

Today I studied 85 words. That’s it. Just 85 words 🙁

The grammar is perfectly fine, as I am sure you can all recall if you’ve read any of my previous posts I have a love of grammar and the puzzles I create in my mind of it. Grammar is so cool!

I could spend hours on grammar….

but vocabulary is the death of me 🙂

Yet that’s what I remember less of, its alright I guess, in that I would rather forget vocabulary than grammar, since its faster to acquire the meanings of words etc, versus grammar where you can spend 20 min on one lol. But still, just some thoughts of mine.

But so far going alright on my study plan ^_^

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Again, another Justin Bieber cover in Korean. I should stop linking those, but for some unknown reason I turned into a Belieber  when I came across a video of Justin Bieber saying 지드래곤 had talent. I was like okay I have to give his music a shot now, he likes 오빠 😉 and then I liked them..sooo…but they are so much better in Korean so I listen to those.

 

다음에 또 만나요 🙂

Sanely Speaking!

Hello everyone, long time.

Hope everyone has been okay, today I went out, like I left my house. It was weird, my palms got sweaty, my hands were shaking and I almost felt like throwing up.

That is TMI, I know, I am sorry, but this is how I am right now and I just wanted to state it, to move onto my post title, I have moments of sanity too. I have moments when I lift my head, and I feel like I can do it, and I make plans in my head.

Sadly though, like everything in life, those thoughts and moments dont last long for me, and before I know it, I am sitting in my room trying my hardest to pretend, to fool myself that nothing is wrong and that I am okay.

NOT GOING TO WORK!

But I think I am okay with that, I am not okay, but I am okay with not being okay.

So in the last few days, I dont know what triggered this in me, but I have been really thinking, what do I want, what can I do?! I dont know the answers to these questions, I am no longer as sure of myself as I once was.

But I figured a good space to start was here, and since my Bluehost auto-renewed and I got a notification it seemed like a sign to start here. So here I am.

I have no clue what to do with my life, I haven’t been studying shit, so my Korean level has dropped, my IQ has probably dropped lol, all I have done is play video games and watch tv.

Occasionally while I game I have Korean TV in the background for listening practice, while avoiding things that could trigger me, things trigger me now, and when they do oh holly doo dah is it a nightmare. I have learnt to max out my control as I get very odd urges (bad stuff dont know young-lings might be reading this so shhh) ^_^

But back to like life, and studies. I dont know what I want to study, every time I think I know what to try I back out. The last was Journalism and Media Studies, but it falls short of me being a language and culture person at my core as a human being so I dont think I could have any enjoyment from it. Or maybe I could? I dont know.

So school, on the fence about what to do 🙂 but of course doing it once I figure it out.

Language, I suck right now I am sure of it, so I have decided to take like a few lessons to act as both a review (some content yo) – and to have an evaluation of what my level is and what I need to pick up with. No more Japanese just Korean now.

Why?

You didn’t ask, and you dont care but I will share. I wanna go to Korea, and I have my trip planned out I just have to save for like half a year and go 😛 I am determined to go to Korea, not only because this is Korean Notebook, and not only because I love Korea and Korean but also to cleanse my soul.

I need it. And I will do it.

So I have to put myself to it and get going, evaluation of my Korean level is in like 2 days and then from there I know what to do 🙂

In the meantime, in a bit I will have like a really bad video of my books (like a mini-book tour) – I say MINI because I dont have half of my books, they have been packed away and misplaced, and I have to look for them. These are what I have now. So I have like 20 books and magazines and different resources I need to find 🙁

It will be a long night. (what with gaming and all too)

Well, laters 😀 (and if you made it to the end grats)

Tell me how you been in a comment 🙂 missed ya’ll.

Kay

BOOKS AND SUN ☀️📚

Ah! It’s so refreshing to have a book you’re enjoying in hand and nice warm weather. Let’s not forget some nice peace and quiet 😜 

I forgot what it felt like to sit in absolute silence with a novel in hand and some much needed sun. Thankfully it was sunny today and I have been reading a novel (been a while with it being winter and all) ; it felt so nice to just be nice and warm without wearing layers and read something I’m enjoying. 

I don’t count my textbooks in this though, I use those practically everyday of my life 😉💜 which I am so proud of! Even when I am super sick like today 😷 

Mentioning textbooks, and today, I was studying Japanese today and just wrote totally random Korean in my Evernote App ….and surprisingly I had the urge to actually re-type in Japanese. As shocked as I was that I actually knew what to type somewhat (broken but legible to my newbie eyes)  I’m probably wrong though 😉 

And being home alone the random notes in Korean in my App will increase, since I’m afraid of being alone with my sister despite the Rapid Response Alarm being on. I’ll probably keep reading too, if I can manage the mental effort at 2am in the morning 😩😔  that or late night cleaning? 

Point of post? It’s just nice to have a good book and some sun. I don’t have to be feeling to good but those two as a combo is amazing. 

Life is books 💜📚 

2015年7月3日

우왓! So long since I posted, and time is flying by so fast. 시간이 빠르지 않다고?

I was shocked when I saw the date, actually I was reminded of the date when my friend and I were chatting and I was saying  :

“Wow. It’s Friday tomorrow, unbelievable I thought it was Wednesday!”  and her response that made me realize how much time is flying? “Yeah, and I’m going to be a year older soon” then I was like “omg yes, on Saturday!” it’s the 4th of July, tomorrow her birthday. I was in dreamland thinking it was maybe just nearing the end of June.

Yes, my days are that relaxed/stressed at the moment, I barely look at the date and lose days /embarrassing/  and it’s so shameful but I don’t even write the date on my notes that often, except the Kanji practice notebook but I haven’t used that in the last few days so haven’t written out the date 🙁

But I’m returning to my blog now. I never take off for longer than a month so I guess it’s not a return but I’m just posting again, I don’t just stop doing things haha.

Ah! That’s really it though, I’m going to continue what I was doing when I remembered it had been a while since my last post, studying N5 Kanji. Let me tell you, it’s a challenge, albeit a fun one still a challenge with the multiple readings and etc, but the textbook I’m using is a massive help in making it fun and sorta less “WTF” and more like “PRACTICE” thoughts 🙂 You know what I mean?

As for Korean I’ve managed to use just one book while I haven’t been posting ^^ TOPIK Essential 150!

^ You read right, I am using just one book, I can barely believe it myself  but I like the one-book thing, I think using Genki made me realize how much I like using one book at a time, it’s more structured that way and I actually get shit done. 🙂

Um speaking of Genki <I love that book> although I am still studying in the early chapters already having Language Learner Dreams of Book II ^^ highly doubt it will be this year though ~ maybe January if I am mildly diligent in my studies. 😕

I now leave you with this <3

Don’t they look so pretty 🙂 I cannot wait for the COMEBACK ^^