Discovering New Music, Korean Music

Discovering New Music #7

태연 (Taeyeon) – 11:11 (Acoustic Version)

Taeyeon is the only SNSD girl I completely adore. :’) This song is beautifully sad. The original is nice, but this acoustic version is even better. T_T

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Korean Learning Journey

49th TOPIK Results – Level 5 Again

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Results of the 49th TOPIK were released at 3PM (KST) on Thursday, 22 Dec, but I was down for a whole week with a bad cold and wasn’t able to blog then.

Anyhow, here are my results! I’m revealing it in full again, because even though I didn’t get to study as much as I’d like (partly due to applying late and working at home on weekends) and wasn’t expecting much, I’m glad that I not only managed to maintain my standards without actively studying in the past two years, I also improved slightly, especially in the written section. I did put in a little more effort into writing, so I’m hoping that’s what did the trick. :p

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I seriously thought I screwed it up after the exam ended, but phew! Though I’ve missed my Level 6 yet again, I’m okay because I know that I’m almost there!

I hope everyone got the results you were hoping for! And if you didn’t, it’s okay, don’t give up! Let’s work hard towards our goals together. :)

Monthly Language Report, Personal Life

Monthly Language Report Special: 특별한 MLR

Marsha’s Monthly Language Report: A Special MLR
Join in the language learning fun!

A special MLR collaboration with Constance for Instagram!
I mentioned in an earlier Instagram post that I might start an Instagram MLR thing going and here is the first one! :D It sure was hard fitting two people into the 1 minute limit, but we did it! Though at a cost of cutting out a lot of things we wanted to say, lol.

Subtitles are available in Korean and English.

마르샤의 언어 월보: 특별한 언어 월보
같이 재미있게 언어 공부를 합시다!

콘스턴스 언니랑 같이 녹음했던 특별한 인스타그램용 언어 월보!
이전에 인스타그램 포스팅에서 인스타그램 언어 월보를 시작하고 싶다고 했는데 첫번째꺼 완성! 두 사람의 얘기를 제한한 1분 안에 하려고 하니 힘들었지만 해냈어요! 하고 싶은 얘기들 다 못 했지만요. ㅎㅎ

한글과 영문 자막이 있습니다.

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Korean Learning Journey

사투리 Dialects

Oops, this was in my drafts for a month, lol. But yes, I love Korean dialects. I showed this to my Busan friends and one said it was pretty legit. xD

Fellow Korean learners who like dialects too would enjoy this! It’s really interesting to see how they differ, especially Jeju’s. Most Koreans can’t even understand Jeju dialect!

Discovering New Music, Korean Music

Discovering New Music #6

브로맨스 (Vromance) – 여자 사람 친구 (She)

I’ve been obsessed with Vromance’s vocals lately. They are SO good live.

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Korean Dramas

닥터스 Doctors

I kind of had some sort of high expectations for this drama; not just because I’ve liked Park Shin Hye since forever, but also because I read that she did her fight scenes without a stunt double. How amazing!

What wasn’t amazing was the rest of this drama’s plot. -_- The only thing that kept me watching was the other couples instead. Moon Ji In was a fantastic supporting role to Park Shin Hye, Yoon Gyun Sang left the deepest impression on me in this drama as compared to his other dramas because his character was just so adorable and Kim Min Seok’s character with his satoori and bromance with his brother. :3 I was also annoyed that Ji Soo’s character just disappeared in the middle without a proper ending – I was curious about his family!

What’s sad is that the ending was also really boring for me. :/

DailyBap Rating: 3/5

한국어 일기 Korean Diary, Korean Learning Journey

한글날 Hangeul Day 2016

오늘은 한글날이다! 다 알다시피 내가 한글을 얼마나 좋아한다는 것. ^^

그래서 오늘은 한국어 능력 시험 공부했다. 듣기 기출 문제 풀었는데 84점이 나왔다. 헤헷! 시험 때 경솔한 실수만 안 하면… 이대로~

근데 듣기는 항상 제일 높은 점수를 받기 때문에 그렇게 걱정하지 않은데 쓰기 제일 큰 문제이다. ㅠㅠ 매번도 똑같이 제일 낮은 점수를 받은 부분이라 매번도 똑같은 걱정… ㅠㅠ

40일 남았으니까 시험 날까지 기 죽지 말자. 한국어 능력 시험 볼 친구들도 힘냅시다! 아자 아자!

Korean Learning Journey

Challenging Myself Again – 49th TOPIK Registration

I initially wasn’t intending to take up TOPIK this year.

Okay, I guess I was kind of on the fence, and then decided it wouldn’t be wise to waste S$80 when I’m not sure I’d have enough time to study since I keep working over weekends and I haven’t been doing any studying since I came back from Korea almost 3 years ago.

But! I realise they’re all EXCUSES. I just need to firmly set aside time to study.

So… I signed up for TOPIK and paid the exam fee just 3 hours shy of writing this. Now that I’ve paid, there’s really no going back. I definitely have to study; there’s not much time left.

What is rest? Non-existent in my dictionary for the next two months. ><

한국어 일기 Korean Diary, Korean Variety

꽃보다 청춘 시리즈

꽃보다 청춘 아이슬란드 편 드디어 다 봤다!
이런 프로그램은 집중해서 봐야 하니까 일할 때는 못 보고
주말에도 집에서 일했기 때문에
몇 달 동안 ㅋㅋ 계속 보다 말았었지.

작년에 같이 일했던 하늘 씨의
귀여운 모습을 보고 더 보고 싶어졌다. ㅎㅎ
다음 주말에 드라마 홍보하러 온다는 소식 듣고
동료들이랑 같이 보러 가기로 했다!

아이슬란드 편 이어서 아프리카 편을 오늘에 다 봤다.

재밌게 봤지만, 배우들 힘들었던 시기의 얘기들 듣고
맘이 아파서 많이 울었다. ㅠㅠ

후회 없이 사는 게 청춘인 거 같아요
안 하고 후회하느니 하고 후회하는 게 낫다고 생각하기도 하고
– 박보검 <꽃보다 청춘 아프리카>

나도 후회 없이 살란다 보검 군~

아, 맞다. 오래전에 꽃보다 청춘 보려고 했었지…
잊었네? ㅎㅎ 이제 봐야겠다.

(Originally posted on Naver.)