A huge part of Korean culture consists of fake “family relationships” that people establish with their close friends and peers. If you have a friend who is older than you, Continue reading “Not Part of the Family”
I ran across these videos on Youtube a while back and thought I’d share them here. They’re both from February of last year, and they’re videos on Megan Bowen’s (aka MigookSaram) Youtube channel. She posts a lot of cool videos about Korean life/culture/stuff in general, so I would recommend checking it out.
These two videos feature K-pop band ToppDogg trying to pronounce Western names. Continue reading “Cute Videos – ToppDogg Trying to Pronounce Western/English Names”
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I’ve been enjoying my break off school, and in one week I’ll be heading off to my internship orientation for next semester (my last semester of undergrad!).
During the 2.5 weeks I’ve already spent on Christmas break, I’ve not only been studying Korean (almost) every day, but I’ve also renewed my efforts to teach my younger brother Korean. I wrote a blog post about teaching him how to read Korean a while ago (here), but in the 9 months since then, I hadn’t taught him much more than that. Continue reading “To 누나, From 바보”
If you’ve watched any k-dramas, you’re probably already familiar with what an 아줌마 (“ajumma”) is. If not, the term 아줌마 usually refers to a middle-aged woman. It literally means “aunt”, but the term can be used to address any middle-aged woman you encounter.
The reason that I’m writing a post about the term 아줌마 is because I have been called an 아줌마 TWICE in the past month. Continue reading “I’m not an 아줌마….right?”
Yesterday my city had a huge festival with art vendors, lots of food, and a kids play area with huge inflatable slides and bounce houses. Since I work for the city, I was required to work the entire 13 hour event. Continue reading “Impressing Random Korean Kids — D-54”
I’ve tried to get my little brother and my parents interested in learning Korean several times, but it always seems to fail. I keep trying, though, especially with my little brother, since I’m older than him and therefore have the power to force him to do things.
Finally, this past Sunday, I succeeded! Continue reading “Teaching My Brother Korean”
I’ve had the honor of being tagged by Alina of Korea Squirrel to do this language tag. I’ve seen a few of these tags over the past couple of months, and it’s really cool to read other language learners’ backgrounds and stories. I’ve had a crazy couple of weeks since I last posted, but I finally found some time to respond to this tag and share my own story with the world.