내가 재미있게 공부하겠습니다!

I’m not sure if the title makes any sense at all. I’m not even sure if it’s correct. I was trying to say ‘I’m going to have fun studying’. Anyway…

Studying a language is more fun if you have some friends to help you. I just got off from my Skype session with my new language partner. I’m not gonna talk about her that much since she asked for me not to. All I can say about her is she is a she and she is a Korean, that’s all. Oh wait, she’s also super nice! ^^ I’m just going to blog about my experience and how I felt.

I’m going to admit, my heart was racing when I saw her go online on Skype. I really let out a loud gasp and I could hear myself saying ‘어떻게~ 어떻게~ 어떻게~ 어떻게~’ out loud. I thought I was gonna die of heart attack. 진짜 이렇게 긴장했어서 떨렸어요.ᄏᄏᄏᄏ Anyway, I was really nervous prior to the session because I have never done language exchange via Skype before, only through emails or SNS (social networking sites). I was also nervous because I didn’t know what’s going to happen during the session. I was scared that I might not be able to answer all the questions she’s going to throw at me and that I wouldn’t be able to explain very well. And most of all, I was scared we’ll run out of things to talk about and she might get bored with me. Honestly, I am quite a boring person especially in real life. OTL Moving on, I spent the whole afternoon gathering my English books, just in case. ᄏ I also read through some of them, again, just in case. LOL. I really prepared because I don’t want to disappoint her. I don’t want her to think that she chose a lousy language exchange partner. I don’t want her to regret for choosing me.

We talked for about 2 hours and I’ve grown to like her immediately because she really is nice. No, we didn’t talk through voice call, just text chat. I wonder what could have happened if we did voice chat on our first session. I can’t wait for our next Skype session tomorrow. I didn’t get to practice my Korean because I felt really shy and I blacked out. My mind went blank. I was trying to recall everything I’ve learned so far but seriously, I just blacked out. There were some things I wanted to ask her but I forgot what they were. Note to self: Jot down all your questions so you won’t forget.

I feel more motivated to study Korean now. Self-studying a language is not lame, it’s just a little lonely because you have no one to practice with or communicate with. That’s why I made this blog so I can meet new friends to make the journey of learning a language more enjoyable.

I’m going to end this post with a song that I’m currently addicted to. 다시 얘기 할게요. 끝

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2 Comments

  1. Language partners are the best. Did you finally get to voice/video chat too? If so, please blog about it!
    I think I'm way too shy to ever try that. I don't like it French/English with friends, so I would die before doing it in Korean with a mere acquaintance!

    And yes, Clazziquai is awesome! I'm glad that I'm not the only fan out there!

  2. No, we haven't talked through voice chat yet. I'm definitely going to blog about it when it happens.

    You like Clazziquai too? *squeals* I thought I was the only fan out there too. They're so good. Too bad they're not really popular outside of Korea. ㅠㅠ

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