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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. […]

On seeing a white sheet filled with hangeul (한글)

January 13, 2018


My full-time job as a Korean language internet researcher seems to put my Korean reading comprehension skills on the road to improvement as it puts food on my table. When I was still learning Korean at Yonsei University, I’d secretly flinch at the sight of a white page filled with hangeul (한글), the Korean alphabet. But […]

Work (취직하는 건…참 좋다)

October 22, 2017


Less than a month after I finished my language studies in Korea, I found work. I can’t believe how quick the job-hunting process was. Perhaps it was because I specifically searched for a communication-related job that made use of Korean and English. It made me realize how in demand foreign language/ bilingual/ trilingual speakers are […]

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!

A trip to the ASEAN-Korea Centre in Seoul

July 17, 2017


Wednesday last week my friends and I went to the ASEAN-Korea Centre. The number of books on ASEAN and Korea surprised me. Here’s something that caught my eye: 동남 아시아사: 전통 시대. I’m guessing it’s about Asian civilization in ancient times.  It caught my eye because I’m interested in old ways of living. When I […]

Now I need Korean subtitles 

July 9, 2017


One of my many goals for learning Korean is to be able to watch Korean films and TV dramas without English subtitles.  Thanks to my intensive Korean classes at Yonsei University plus the Wednesday weekly Korean film screenings at school,  I am definitely on my way there.   But I realized something else.  Sometimes,  I […]