It’s still Saturday for me hahaha ~ so I thought I would post the happenings of my #FridayNight study.
Ah ~ for some reason I couldn’t or more like didn’t want to sleep so I stayed up till 1am studying and writing notes hehe loads of fun.
Landed up with a stiff leg and an arm full of the pins and needles sensation since I was sitting on my bed in my bedroom but I barely noticed it
First a mash-up I found this App called PhotoGrid probably many of you know about it haha …I’m sure of it!!!
Cute stickers too.
Reading the 슬픈연가 story 2 book still remember I never got to the end of it omg, will I ever get to the end? Ha. Actually I went to the beginning of the book and those notes above are from the 10 pages I got through last night/ early this morning whatever you wanna call it xD
Can you see all the stuff I have highlighted? That’s all the stuff I don’t know omg my 단어/ 어휘 is horrible ㅠ almost 30+ words in the unknown category (:
Close up of the book I’m reading!!!
I’ve also recently (more like three minutes ago) decided to have an extra vocabulary notebook to avoid confusion in my own mind ^^
ㅋㅋㅋㅋ so now like I have said on Twitter (if you follow me!) I’m going to study some vocabulary in the family room because I have no desire to sit in my study ^^
Happy study everyone and thanks to everyone that leaves a comment it makes me so happy to know people even bother to read my blog
Woke up early (again!) It’s been a running order for me lately to just wake up at 3am or 4am ㅋㅋ
I’m so happy my order from twochois.com was shipped yesterday (no tracking number yet >_<) and I actually asked for a spoiler before they were shipped hehe I just wanted a lookey before they arrived in about a month and a half? Not sure.
Hope I recieve it with my previous order (슬픈연가 만화 and a 정용화/씨엔블루 cover magazine) then I can use the textbooks to help me learn from the magazine.
Hahahaha look at my plans omg …before things even get here already giving them a place!
ㅋㅋ 빨리 왔으면 좋겠어용 language switching.
If they come too late though I would have started studying for the three exams I’m writing in May/June ㅠ.ㅠ hope that doesn’t happen though >_<
I have two (well just one) since I already had a thing for 김수현 (Do Minjoon in 별그대) but I now totally find Suzy (Miss A) addorable ♥
A few hours ago I posted that I wanted to complete the second (note : I actually landed up doing the first mock test) and it was informative (one again!)
어휘 & 문법 Section
I hate vocab so I wasn’t looking forward to doing this section ~ the grammar was good! Had no issues with it at all. Even the grammar point I recently posted about (텐데) came up and that made be pretty damn proud I knew it hehehe, read the whole script and understood it ALL.
Sentence that 텐데 came up in : 혼자서 보냈으면 심심했을 텐데…
The unknown words. A few words (like I said) I didn’t know like 퇴근 (get off work) 마리 (counter for fish/ animals) and omg I could not believe I didn’t know a counter for animals I felt so dumb ;; also there was 보통 (usually) and a few others that I can’t remember ㅠ.ㅠ
Overall?! It was a good 1hr of studying and I learnt a few things ^^
Afternoon! Its 15:08 now and I just decided to get my textbooks out and a notebook (also a Manga) and of course you pretty much know I have never gotten to the end of the textbook korean grammar in use (intermediate)
Today I wanna work through more of it and get to the end slowly …slowly xD also I want to finish the mock test (last one I did the first one) in the textbook complete guide to topik (basic) - wow that’s a mouth full but hahaha I want to get to the end of the book today ^^ since its just one mock test very achieveable ~…
Wow. I use too many pens and pencils when I write :p
and then my second set of learning and entertainment material for the (remainder) of the day is the comic book and the topik textbook ^_^
Compilation of things I looked at today and how I understood them ^^ want to do something like this semi-daily because I know I won’t do it everyday I am too lazy for that Dx but my idea is to do it daily in the evenings I think its a good idea. Will see how it all goes I guess.
NOTE : please take my sentences and explanations with a pinch of salt because this is all my thinking and it could be wrong.
The grammar plaguing me these days is -텐데(요) when I studied it I at first thought it would be really simple to grasp with a simple (and understandable) sample sentence eg. 비가 올 텐데 우산을 가지요 or something even simpler 저녁에 집에 없을을 텐데 어떡하지요? see now when I read things like that in my dictionary and online too I just assumed oh! this won’t be too hard phew was I wrong haha but anyway I think I got the whole meaning down and usage too. So let me use the blog as a notebook and share it with you all (if you are interested!) ^^
1. this grammar carries the meaning of expressing a future expectation of a certain state of affairs/ and or events. within the first part of a sentence you give a background to what you are going to contradict with the (으)ㄹ 텐데 ~
내일은 바쁠 텐데 다음주에 어때요?
2. stick it an the end of a sentence and you are assuming “something” for example if someone asks you if your co-worker wants to go on a trip and you assume she will be busy with a new project she has been given you could say :
수정 씨가 일때문에 바쁠 텐데요.
I like reading blogs online in my spare time (today was when I was trapped in my house and how do I put his shaking with fear and SHIT SCARED!) however while I was scared to even move from the window I cam across this grammar point on a blog (forgot I’m sorry and my phone is dead ~)
I found it interesting because although logically thinking when you see 말했는데 with the words (and tenses) :
말 (word/speech) + 하다 (to do) + past tense + 는데 (but/soft ending) you naturally think of “Spoke but…” well I did haha I just didn’t think it would be used to describe what some ‘has told you’ eg. 제 엄마가 말했는데 거기 가지마세요. to me that seems right but I guess after a good nights sleep I will read more and understand more xD so I really like this grammar structure a lot!
Didn’t learn a single word today? ^^ oh well didn’t really read anything that challenging to encounter any difficult or unknown vocab ㅋㅋ
today I landed up tagging with my mum to a place called #LongChen its a massive Chinese shopping mall ^^ and I saw the most adorable notebooks I have ever seen in my life and they were cheap as hell hehe! ^^ Couldn’t resist had to buy a few and I got three different types.
Purple one (big) cost $4 ; the next 3 are the same type regular thick A5 books and they were $2 see super cheap and the paper quality omg is amazing, I am certain that my felt tip pens won’t bleed through ^^ like most of my other notebooks that leave me having to use a regular ballpoint (which I hate since I can’t find super fine .04mm ballpoints around here ;; recommend some if you know where to get online) or a pencil which I love using now so I guess it doesn’t matter u^u
This last one a spiral bound regular A5 notebook and I love love love that face on the notebook its just so cute to me >.< I dunn really want to use this one because its absolutely adorable (aww….I am totally head over heals for a notebook) this one was also super cheap just $3 and I didn’t even pick this one my mum did <3
One thing I love about the first 4 notebooks is the fact that those covers have a soft gel-like feel so its really nice on your hands – when I get some more money soon I will go back and buy the more expensive ones. they had ones that were $6 not very thick but the layout and the shape of the notebooks were very nice! almost perfect for Korean notes actually hehe
The last one is rough because it has like diagonal grains on the cover which is a clear/transparent pink colour and although it can land up giving you pins and needles if you keep running your fingers on it still very nice >.<
Mmm, that’s all :p my love of notebooks displayed once again…..goodbye
It’s already March? Time flies by so fast >_< but I guess now I need to plan again for the month of March. Hmm. What milestones should I set for March! ^^
First of all I think going over February should be first to see where I went wrong and what needs improving.
In February :-
I managed to get through a whole season of Advanced audio blogs from koreanclass101.com which I find so totally cool haha! I didn’t think I would get to the end of the season ~ might need to go over some again but that’s okay it’s getting it all done eventually that matters more than the time frame in which it all gets done.
I read half of 슬픈연가 manhwa story 2 – I wanted to get to the end by January actually but coming across so much dialect related stuff in the book actually made me slow down cos it was getting freakishly hard ㅠㅠ but back on the bandwagon I keep reading about 4-5 pages a day if I can xD
Opened a new Naver blog (here http://blog.naver.com/hangukspace) and aptly named “Hangukspace” because it really is my Hanguk space for all Hanguk and personal here and there all in KOREAN when possible and I posted 4 posts (?)
Read one question and answer from the 김현중 interview in High Cut ;; I wish I had the confidence to translate the whole thing and post it in small bits on the blog >< maybe in a couple of months who knows.
Spent a massive amount of time watched RealGOT7 episodes unsubbed and although I could usually only comprehend about 50-60% of what they were saying it was still fun (and also a proud moment) to comprehend just that (:
Read chapter 1 of Korean Grammar In Useand did all the exercises which was nice to see how I create my dialogues ^^
Wow. Listing it all like that makes it look like I did nothing hahaha omg means I need to do more but then I don’t want it all to be a chore rather go at my own pace see progress but still have fun, though I have to say in the later part of the month (20th onwards) I was studying daily and reading almost everything I could understand.
What to expect in March.
Culture and Grammar.
Seriously expect me to yack non-stop about culture (if its something that deserves a blog post) and a ton of grammar. I might even create a new category for all the grammar I will be digging into. I love grammar and I feel its a super and probably vital point in any self study language environment xD I have a grammar dictionary now, I have my Korean grammar in use, I have unlimited suppl of kclass101.com lessons and I will (soon.) have some new textbooks hehe.
Close to settling my list of books ^^ Ewha Korean is most certainly staying on the list and the rest I keep adding and removing reading reviews and trying to place what I need, and what I want and since money doesn’t just fall from the sky I need to keep to my budget. More than enough for me, for now.
I will also be trying to write more on the things I read. not just telling all Koreannnotebook readers what I am reading I will delve into it all so we can all better understand things together. eg. If I read about something to do with an issue in Korea I will write about it here so we can together discuss about it, share our views and learn more about the country, culture and language we all love so much.
Still keeping the true identity of my blog —-all about Korean self study I hope we will all enjoy the month ahead.
Good luck. and happy Saturday ㅋㅋ
ps: you probably noticed this post already but something fishy happened and I needed to delete it and repost xD
(Post title comes from the sticker from LINE with Cony throwing Confetti xD)
Wah. Finally I had a real study session xD I sat down in my study with two textbooks, a grammar dictionary, tablet and duh! food hahaha. And it was so cool so long since I sat down to really study Korean in the past few weeks I have been studying from the internet and like I said previously it wasn’t working for me! ><
Oh well. At least I tried to give another system a go. ^^
Yeah. So today I actually studied learnt 4 grammar points ( -모양이다, -거든요, and -되다 ) and I am still seriously confused with the final -텐데 will have to read more and more about that ^^ maybe ask a few people, internet….all of it.
That trusty grammar dictionary too ~
Also this evening I managed to bond with Naver! Me and her are thick as thieves now ^^ there is so much info on that place (besides the usual Manhwa and web novels I adore ~~)
That’s it I think xD ~ I had a good few hours studying Korean.
Oh. A little bit sad that my manhwa book and magazine I ordered will be delayed because of the floods in the UK ㅠㅠ but anyway it’s ok I guess ><