안녕하세요. 오랜만이네요. 그동안 잘 지내셨죠?
So… I started using a free Japanese online service to record my Korean learning log (http://studyplus.jp/) and that’s part of the reasons why this blog had been on a long hiatus. But I think I will start rambling here regularly again about learning Korean on my own without having any urgent need to master the language in real life other than to watch Korean TV. And not even that, because M-Net and KBS World in Indonesia have subtitles in Indonesian.
Since I don’t know what else to ramble about today I’m going to show you books I got to entertain me this month. Some are Korean-language-learning-related.
First, I got “hana” vol. 02. “hana” is a Japanese magazine for Korean language learners. In Japanese, of course. I bought it from Neowing, along with ONE OK ROCK’s new single Mighty Long Fall/Decision. This magazine is useful for intermediate learners who try to move up to advanced level (me). I think this magazine is for people who really like studying alone. Like me. Most of the contents are real-life level and I feel like it’s a little more difficult than TOPIK II, but with complete translation and explanation in Japanese. Maybe someday I’ll show you what’s inside. It comes with CD.
And then, I got this novel in English, translated from Korean.
I already own the original Korean version of Our Happy Time by Gong Ji-Young in e-book, bought from Google Play (it was about 4 or 5 dollars, cheap). The Korean title is 우리들의 행복한 시간. I skimmed the book, it seems there will be a lot of tears.
I ordered “Me Before You” back in May from Book Depository because the Korean translated version of it was a bestseller in Korea. The book I ordered lost in the mail and never came (I sent a complaint to Indonesia postal service website and I asked the postman when he delivered other letters). I contacted Book Depository and they sent me a free replacement copy and I finally got the book.
And then, my sister gave me these 2 fantasy books even though I told her I probably would never read them. Fantasy is just not my cup of tea. I couldn’t even finish Harry Potter (the books and the movies).
I remember I read that Christopher Paolini was homeschooled.
And I bought this homeschooling guidebook by Linda Dobson because my husband decided to homeschool our 5-year-old daughter this academic year, which has just started this Monday. It’s very likely that he will send her to kindergarten soon (will he even make us homeschool for a year?) but right now I’m enjoying the book because I love parenting books. School or no school, I’m the one who has to teach her to read anyway.
That’s all. I hope you’re reading something good. Have a nice weekend. ###