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Unlocking Tandem’s Best Practices

May 12, 2019


  I’ve been using the language learning app called Tandem since last year, but I have struggled to find good language partners with it. As an introvert, even online chatting can take up so much effort. I used to send messages to random people. Sometimes I got replies, sometimes I got ignored. I feel that […]

Lessons learned from doing language exchange at Hello Talk

April 28, 2019


Make the first move. Talk first. As with most other things, the saying “If you build it, they will come” doesn’t work so well here in Hello Talk. But being proactive does. I’ve seen a lot of posts in Moments saying something like, “I want to make good friends here. Please send me a message.” […]

Some thoughts on language exchange

March 31, 2019


After around 7 months of using this language app called Hello Talk, I have come to realize that language exchange friends might be the hardest to forget. I mean, how can you forget them when you automatically associate every word and every expression you learn with a certain language exchange partner? The more they teach […]

Currently Learning: Bahasa Indonesian A1+

November 25, 2018


The second phase of my Indonesian language learning began last 6 November 2018. Thanks to the Indonesian Embassy in the Philippines and the Ateneo Center for Asian Studies, I am able to continue learning Bahasa Indonesia for free. (And this is also why I love working in a university….even at a part-time teaching arrangement, hihihi.)  […]

Highly Recommended: HelloTalk app for language learning

September 2, 2018


I’ve only been using HelloTalk for around 2 weeks, but I have already learned so much from Korean native speakers! And as a native Filipino speaker, I have also helped Koreans who wish to learn the Filipino language. In particular: How to say things naturally.  Although Koreans can understand what I mean, my sentences and […]

On replacing Memrise with HelloTalk

August 19, 2018


I don’t know what’s happening with Memrise, but I am unable to use it because the app prompts me to pay for subscription whenever I open it. This has been happening for days. Although I review the Korean stuff I learned in Korea through my books and notes, I like learning more vocabulary with Memrise. […]

진짜 빡빡한 일정

August 2, 2017


This is our class schedule for this week and the next. And more activities may be added. Korea has so many surprises, you know. Haha. But I’m not complaining. I’m happy to be living and learning here–and on a prestigious scholarship, too!