I’m back to school after three worthwhile months of summer vacation, it’s past my usual sleeping time (eh, not really!), there are classes the next day, but here I am, blogging. I mean, I could be doing other things right now such as catching up on some zzz’s or what, but today’s June 13.
Just this summer, I made a very good decision of learning Hangeul, and I’m so happy I did. And it was exactly a month ago.
There’s a little “anecdote” behind it all, as what Josip said. It may be so weird for me to be reiterating what happened since he had already written about it on his blog. Well, there are always two sides to a story, right? 😉 But then, his version of it can be read here!
Josip and I were talking on Facebook. We have this thing of exchanging random questions for us to answer, and I mean random — from the last food I ate to the last word he said out loud, and from the battery capacity of his phone to the smallest thing I can find on my desk. Pretty random, right. :p One of the questions that day was what language he would prefer to learn — whether Korean or Japanese. It was a question that randomly popped into my mind without the thought that it would lead to anything, or something actually!
So here’s how the convo went:
I was more than surprised and excited when he asked me if I wanted to learn Korean with him (haha, kita naman sa tadtad ng Omg’s, diba?). Korean’s a language I’ve honestly always considered learning (which I’ve actually mentioned in this blog post… wow, it actually came true!) and it was something I was always curious with. A question I often asked myself before — why does Korean have so many circles? And with my recent interest in a couple of K-pop music (and K-drama which I had loved since forever), I thought that it was pretty sensible for me to learn it. I, mean, me, attempting to learn another language? Eh, I don’t even think half of my brain cells can handle this Chinese language-learning I’m doing (and ultimately failing at it!). Lol, I’d like to tell myself that that was a joke… but it wasn’t. Oftentimes I have been disappointed when I tell myself that it would be a total failure if I decided to learn another language — hello, I can’t even construct a sentence in Zhongwen to save my own life! Haha… man, I’m soooooooooooooo funny! </sarcasm>
But then all that anxiety vanished when I knew I wasn’t going to do something new all by myself. It’s always fun to share that same enthusiasm — striving for the same goal together!
It’s been exactly one month, and today happens to be my first day of school as well. Just this day, I had a great opportunity and chance to be able to talk to my Korean classmates regarding, well, Korean! One scenario was with Minju who I was groupmates with in this homeroom activity we had in the classroom. In between brainstorming and compiling our ideas, I was asking for help and we were doodling Korean characters on my notebook.
Oh man, I’m not yet done with this post… it’s like 11:52 pm but I don’t want to delay posting since I purposely wanted to make it fall on the 13th of June. ‘Kay, night, blog post, wait till I conclude you… soon!