Cough.cough.

I have spent the entire day coughing and sneezing, then breathing through my mouth because my nose is totally stuffy -_-

I’m sick with a cold -_- and its horrible but idk how I could even have caught it …so sudden omg :/ woke up this morning cold/ and sniffly then by 10am I was in a state ):

KOREAN FRONT!

Well onto Korean matters ^^ I tried to study with my textbooks but, it didn’t work out guess I’m not in the mood for that type of conventional-style studying ㅋㅋ but I watched almost 40min of Weekly Idol an old episode with CNBLUE, its very rare for me to watch variety shows coz I dont actually like them very much but urm 정용화 때문에 I had to watch it but I took it upon myself to watch it UNSUBBED and I didn’t really understand all of it but I could sort-of comprehend the funny stuff (urrm not a lot though tbh) and a few other scenes xD

I will watch it a couple of times more to learn more and understand more because :

1. You cannot learn a language without taking it upon yourself to understand the honour ㅋㅋ

2. I can never get enough of Yonghwa so like it’s a win-win situation haha.

I learn Korean, I can oggle my ultimate bias the whole time ♥♥

Urgh -_- my mum just gave me this medical thing to drink …it will help me with my cold but my goodness its vile!

That’s ……it….bye….xoxo

NEW TOPIK FORMAT is out :D

yay! the new TOPIK exam format is out and I know it seems totally odd for me of all people to be happy and excited to see the new TOPIK layout/format because I’m not even going to be able to take it when it takes effect in July, but still a Korean learner at the end of the day and I  like to see what the new should I say measure (?) is when I now think about progress.

First of all I want to at least like tell you I’ve never taken the TOPIK before (not even the old one) and if you read this blog then you already knew that hehe ^^ but its just another friendly reminder of my ‘position’

New layout.

Here are the links to the new layout sample papers and I only downloaded the Intermediate/Advanced since they are now seen as sort of a ‘one level’ the beginner ones are on my phone which is currently very dead and I have no energy whatsoever to look for the charger cable to connect it to my laptop and share the Beginner papers with you too D: I’m sorry I will add them later on today ~

Just click on them (right click and ‘save as’ because they are in PDF format) please note I just got these from the NIIED because I just happened to check they are public domain papers but are not mine personally.

Enjoy.

[Sample-Paper] Intermediate/Advanced Listening text

[Sample Paper] Answer Sheet Intermediate/Advanced

[Sample Paper] Intermediate/Advanced Listening paper

[Sample Paper] Intermediate/Advanced Writing paper

[Sample Paper] Intermediate/Advance Reading paper

 

I have only looked at the one paper (last one reading paper for Intermediate/Advanced) and it doesn’t really look too hard which is a bit surprising but then it was a quick look I had so when I have some time later on tonight I will have a closer look at it ~ hopefully I can practice a bit with these papers that have been released by the NIIED (:

그렇게 하면 좋겠다 ㅋㅋ

So everyone grab those papers (just click them they are in PDF format) and download to have a look :)

Also, when I am done with schoolwork I want to seriously work on the Ewha Korean 2-1 Workbook because I haven’t yet used it so that is most definitely on the list of things to do tonight :D oh I made a double post isn’t that nice ^^

2014-04-22-13-22-58_decoLooks really nice! ^^ must work on it today hehe :D :D

 

Working Mood has Come.

I love it when I suddenly wake up (not literally) but more in a figurative manner of speaking. When I do I suddenly have this amazing energy and zeal to do something ~anything ^^

Since I’m saying this it means that I have energy. Ha. And I do so much of it and its actually 10:30 P.M right now and I feel like I just woke up haha not tired at all (urm I never really am tired ..ever) so its not really that unusual but the whole day I was kinda down even had a moment when I had a tantrum because i think I was just stressed out.

BUT NOW.

I’m not anymore hahaha :D :D :D totally hundred percent alert in everything and don’t wanna stop.

:P

Mmm, lets see I’m going to study grammar now, like the grammar geek that I am (: then if I’m still awake by midnight then I will read a book.

Korean?

Maths past papers?

English literature (if you don’t know by now I loooooove literature….its a beautiful expression ….the words we speak are truly an amazing tool) currently I love reading more about the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf and its nothing to do with Korean but I’ll leave you a link here (hover here to click)

If you’re in Asia then when I am writing this its 5am? Well good morning :)

#fillerpost

bye.

By the way. Has anyone read the poem Beowulf? How did you like it?

Monday? no still like it (what?)

Although its Easter Monday I still have to study haha well studying is fun most times when you dont have extreme pressure on you. However I actually have extreme pressure but being a little “free-spirited” in my ways I’m not really going to think about it ALL.

*also I took some Kalms tablets so I cant think of it all haha herbal drug induced free spirit muhaha*

I’ve put my Korean books away (urm on the floor next to me) so that I dont get tempted to just take a break and flip through them which I know is a high possibility ㅋㅋㅋ all that is left is “school books” and one little piece of candy to keep me going (:

You didn’t think I’d leave myself totally without something Korean did you? Of course not that would be freaking criminal haha and its a holiday I’m going to be reading something when I “take a break” :D and with a smile *smile* I choose Big Bangs autobiography!

Also I’ve been thinking for a few days when is BIGBANG making a comeback we’ve seen TOP with Doom Dada, Taeyang with Ringa Linga and Seungri with 할말이 있어 and tbh I can’t even remember what 대성s solo comeback in Japan was called (?) I heard it but cant recall and G-Dragon I just remember my favorite one which was 삐딱하게 loved the mv for real guys (: (: but the uniqueness of 니가 뭔데 is still totally 대박.

OKAY.STOP.TALKING.ABOUT.YOUR.BIGBANG.BIASES.

Its like super obvious who my biases of 빅뱅 are isn’t it? I sort of think its obvious – I mean I like them all but some of them just are more special than the others :P :P Although none beat my undying fangirlness for 정용화 ㅋㅋㅋ ♥♥

 

That’s enough so bottom line of a post that made to many points :

~ I have to study for an exam(s) I’m not freaking out because I took Kalms®

~ packed almost all of my Korean books away but left the Big Bang autobiography book for when I need a break

~ I’m curiously wondering when BIGBANG will make a comeback as a whole group.

~ I also love all of the BIGBANG members solo comebacks (except Daesung coz I don’t even remember what it was)

~ even though I love all BIGBANG members I still have undying fangirlness to my 1st bias 정용화 ㅋㅋ

 

끝.안녕.친구들. and have a very good day.

Happy Holidays ♥♥

Recovered.and.studying.

Blogging from my phone has become a bad habit haha ^^ because I’m using my phone and my fingers get sore pretty easy I tend to cut out a lot of what I want to have to say about certain things.

So again from my phone but its a pre-post post so I guess it doesn’t matter much, right?

Well for a little while today I felt like doing nothing, just wasnt up to it all – the studying and revision of both Korean language and schoolwork but then I just snapped out of it which is super xD cant be half-depressed and have no energy forever (;

What I’m Doing Right Now.

At the moment I’m studying using the Ewha 2-1 textbook because its been a little while and I felt I needed to get back into it ~ the 말해봅시다 section always fun to do heh although making dialogue is fun sometimes when I do it I dont find it that much fun because I’m afraid of making some horrible mistake lol but that’s just learners anxiety and I’ll get over it…..hopefully

Learnt a new word too ^^ 주로 (mainly) as in ~ 주말에 주로 뭘 해요! not really a hard word its so tiny I think its already in my long-term memory bank so nothing much to be excited over blah.

Well, now hitting the textbooks again XD what are you guys doing?

Now playing – 2NE1 (DO YOU LOVE ME)

말 없음.

Its been a sad few days -_- with the tragic 세월호 tragedy I’m someone with a lot of empathy for almost anyone and anything ~ I cry when my cat isn’t feeling so good.

So this has hit me pretty hard and although I have been occupying myself with studying late at night and what-not when I open my Twitter App and see the death toll increasing my heart skips a beat and I almost cry ;;; on the first night when I heard of the news the death toll was a 4 I was heartbroken for the families and I had them in my prayers that night and prayed that more people would be found alive and while.

But since then the death toll has continued to increase and it’s getting harder and harder to watch the number increase its so heartbreaking I can only imagine the pain that the families are going through, not only the ones that have lost their loved ones but the ones going to sleep uncertain if they are ever going to see their children, freinds, brothers, sisters or parents ever again.

From the bottom of my heart I hope more survivors are found! All of them are in my prayers.

#prayforsouthkorea everyone.

Coded in my dream.

Morning. Well I just woke up a while ago and the minute I woke up I remembered I had a dream that involved a Korean book I have :)

I walked into a store. There were tables around the place, I sat down with my mum at one of these tables and there was like “baskets” full of stuff everywhere and oddly dressed people at the other tables and a strange and impossible design of stairs into the “basement-like” store and after a while I seemed to have gotten bored and walked (actually I glided) over to one of these baskets and I picked up the book 세상에 너를 소리쳐! There were millions of these books, and I started to read it all >_< dont know if it was English or Korean I forgot ><

Okay. So to me that is a slightly obvious code that my mind is trying to pass to me and I think this is what its trying to say to me :

KIRSTEN read the damn book. Go get it off that shelf shove it into your bag and take it wherever you go, read it, highlight all unknowns. Make progress with it (:

So I will be tagging with my mum to an appointment she has with a radiologist and since its “prime time” to just sit and wait I’ll be tagging it with me lol and well everywhere else ….dont forget my new lovelies too ~ Yonsei Reading which I am loving and so much that just when I get to chapter 25 I’ll order the next volume in the series.

Ewha too, I’m highly looking forward to progressing through the series of both these books…already have Ewha books 3-1 ; 3-2 and Level 4 books in my basket ready for the checkout once I’m midway on Level 2-2 (:

Actually today is procurement day haha let me explain what that is quickly :- everyone in the family brings a list of things they need bought for them for the period of the next three months and I’m certain mine is the highest because I have 6 Korean textbooks which isn’t a lot because its just the next volume in Ewha and Yonsei Reading plus a grammar book and a book for listening practice I’ve been wanting for and now the price rises when I add all my novels and etc I have 6 novels and not one of them is a drama comic all words this time :) and these are all novels that are super close to my heart because I’ve adored the drama and blah blah XD

Hope my list gets approved :D

Being rushed out of house to abrubtly ends post.

Bye.

For today it was meh.

Today. Ah where can I begin on today?

So I have that exam on the 30th (mathematics) but today I didn’t bother to study with past papers at all I just felt like doing NOTHING!!!

and I did that most of the day – yeah my mum did my hair which was a while but then after that I could have studied with past papers and done a few mock exams but instead I found it far more interesting to sit and watch  listen to Oscar Pistorius testify in his murder trial.

Personally I did break down into tears when he was apologizing to the Steenkamp family for taking their daughters life, and saying there isn’t a day he doesn’t pray for/ and think about them and also how he cant sleep well and all that.

But, then I have been waiting and waiting forever to hear his testimony because its the only way things can really be understood ~ more than beyond HE MURDERED HER.

You know what I mean? But it didn’t really answer any questions court was adjourned because “he does look exhausted. He sounds exhausted” the judges words (:

Blah.blah.blah sure you’re tired of reading about #OscarPustorius hehe but I just enjoy keeping up with the case its like a soap opera u need to know what happens next :P

Other stuff. Didn’t study Korean either lolol haha I didn’t even try I think I’ve overloaded my brain what with the Ewha and Yonsei ~~☆ will take a little break – ah no I’m lying I’m just being a lazy couch potato for today tomorrow I’ll study more aka : exams and Korean :D

Feel tired now xD ~ and this post was a pointless waste of bloody time but hey like I said being a lazy couch potatoe and couch potatoes do silly things (:

bye …bye :)

[Korean Reading Practice] 나의 꿈 (My Dream)

Last night I decided to study from Yonsei Reading 2 textbook ^^ and I enjoyed it so much ohymygoodness although because I was studying from it I did notice I have a very massive weakness in my Korean and its something I’ve mentioned on the blog before but seems like I haven’t addressed it yet. (read here to know more) this hasn’t changed up till now D: 

I haven’t yet actually done the exercises for the chapter I’ll get going on that soon :DD they look nice and not too structured if you know what I mean, also I had a look at the Ewha book for just a little while and I must say although I was loving the book looking at the Yonsei book I think I’ll be using that for a while before I get back to Ewha textbooks (:  so Ewha is taking a little back seat while I bubble with joy over Yonsei Reading haha

Before I forget! I uploaded my reading practice of chapter 1 of Yonsei Reading 2 to Youtube ^^

This was my first recording of the passage after I read it and listened to it. You can hear a few mistakes I made >.< but overall it was alright for a first go at it! Next time I’ll write about my dreams, just like the girl was talking about hers lets see what I can say in Korean about mine mmm.

Everyone hope you had a wonderful weekend and happy studying. 행복한 공부 되세요!!

 

The Moments After Books!

I seem to go really quiet everywhere online after recieving new books hehe I just get so absorbed in the books and learning I forgot the reason I have a blog to keep up with blogging my journey and the days after having new books are always to me the most exciting and I should write about them but meh I don’t know always seem to find the books more interesting xD

Can you blame me? Look at ‘em they are totally irresistible ♥

#booklove

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I haven’t started using all of them though :DD just the Ehwa Korean 2-1 and so far I like what I see ^^

Happy studying everyone ^^ 행복한 공부 되세요!!

ps : sorry for the blurry picture hands were shaking lol