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메리 크리스마스! 25/12/2010

Filed under: Food!,K-Dramas — Shannon @ 1:43 am
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Ok so it just turned Christmas 23 minutes ago in the Eastern time zone, but its Christmas anyway 🙂 I’m looking forward to spending time with family and going out to eat at the best Chinese restaurant (Yes…Chinese, and not Korean, food. My family is a little pickier about food than I am, but this “Chinese” food is amaaaaaaazing anyway).

Got an email from Netflix today saying I should be receiving my next disc of “Be Strong, Geum-soon!” volume 1 on Monday, which is sooner than expected, so yay 🙂 Disc one leaves in the middle of a really exciting plot so I can’t wait!

I really want to order off from G-Market but their website is so difficult for me to navigate. Even with the English version, all the listings are in Korean which would be great if my Korean was just a liiiiiiittle bit better.  I wish I could use the Singapore site, which is all in English, but I can’t 😦 Maybe once I become more proficient, I will get a gmarket haul as a reward for myself 🙂

Anyway, I should be getting to bed so I’m well rested for today’s festivities 🙂 Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and 메리 크리스마스 to all!

 

 

Boys Before Flowers 23/12/2010

Filed under: K-Dramas — Shannon @ 4:27 am
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Can’t sleep. Starting on a new K-drama, since I am (EAGERLY) awaiting the arrival of my next disc of “Be Strong, Geum-Soon” and I have decided on “Boys Before Flowers”. Hoping I enjoy it, since I hear a lot of good things about it 🙂 Gotta get to sleep soon though because I have a busy day of shopping tomorrow 🙂

 

Listening Without Understanding 18/12/2010

Filed under: K-Dramas,Passive Learning,Ramblings — Shannon @ 10:54 pm
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I’m watching my first disc of “Be Strong, Geum-soon” and I’m watching it without the English subtitles.  Which means that other than a few greetings, I am understanding pretty much nothing lol. Its encouraging to me to think that  a lot of non-native English speakers actually learn English by watching soap operas in English; which I’m sure at first they don’t understand much. I think I might watch an entire episode, sans titles, and then re-watch it WITH English subtitles and then watch it again without subtitles. Then I will repeat that for each episode.

It sucks that I’m so impatient and that I feel like I should be fluent in a week because then I feel like a failure when I can’t correctly pronounce a word or understand a sentence. But as I’m watching this, I realize that I am understanding some other words and getting pretty excited 🙂 Plus, this looks like a fairly entertaining show thus far 🙂

Yay for passive learning! 😛