여러분, 오랜만이죠? 잘 지냈어요? I’ve been away from blogging for more than a month so I’d feel more comfortable if I blog about what I’ve been doing while I was gone. Aside from studying 한국어, I’ve been frequenting the hospital for almost 3 weeks now. Unfortunately, I got sick and I need to take medication for 6 months. But at least the government is going provide all the medicines I need for free. Okay, enough of that. Moving on to the main topic…
I finally saved up enough money to buy some Korean textbooks. I ordered 연세 한국어 1 from Seoul Selection. I highly recommend Seoul Selection. They have a lot of Korean textbooks for sale as well as other books only sold in Korea. Whenever I send them some questions about a certain product, they always send me a reply in less than 24 hours, sometimes almost instantaneously. Pretty impressive. The book arrived at our city post office on September 16th but I only got to pick it up on the 19th. I was scared they’d make me pay for added tax but they didn’t. I only had to pay P40 for the storage fee.
They marked it as a gift so I wouldn’t have to pay taxes. ㅋㅋㅋ
I also ordered Integrated Korean 1 and 2 (2nd Edition) from Amazon. I asked my Uncle if it was okay to have my books delivered to my Aunt’s house in the US since shipping is free anywhere within the US territory. The books arrived at my aunt’s house two days after I ordered them. ^__^ She even almost returned them because she didn’t know it was mine. XD I’m not sure when I’ll get it. T_T She said she’ll be sending it to me together with some other stuff via balikbayan box which takes around a month before it reaches our house. But at least I save myself from paying a whooping $30+ of shipping fee. XD I hope it arrives soon!
To test my Korean skills, I’ve been trying to practice writing in Korean. I made a lang-8 account several months ago but just recently, I finally had the guts to post something there. I also posted a comment on TTMIK’s Self Introduction lesson and I’m glad I only made two mistakes.
Here’s a short paragraph I’ve written in Korean to introduce myself. 실수 있으면 교정해 주세요.
안녕하세요 여러분. 제 이름은 Angeli(안젤리)예요. 한국 이름은 효선이고 중국 이름은 白安莉*예요. 스물 한 살이고 1990년생이에요. 저는 한국어를 혼자 배우고 있는 필리핀 사람이에요. 저는 한국 드라마 보는 것과 한국 음악 듣는 것을 아주 좋아해요. 언니가 한 명 있어요. 그리고 오빠가 두 명 있어요. 동생이 없어요. 제가 우리 가족의 막내예요. 대학을 벌써 졸업 했기 때문에 요즘엔 시간이 진짜 많이 있어요. 그래서 한국어를 공부하기로 결정했어요. 몇달 전에 공부하기 시작했어요. 하지만 한국어 아직 잘 못 해요. 혼자 배우기가 너무 힘들어요. 한국어 학원에 다니고 싶은데 여기에는 한국어 학원이 없어요. 그리고 돈이 많지 않아요. 한국말을 잘 할 수 있으면 좋겠어요. 한국어를 잘할 수 있도록 연습 많이 해야 해요. 그러니까 미투에서 한국인하고 얘기하고 있어요.
I don’t know if I did a good job but yeah, if you find any mistakes, please tell me. ^__^
*pronounced like 바이안리 but if it’s translated to Korean, it’s 백안리. I have a Chinese name because I studied a Chinese dialect when I was in high school.
This is my Korean handwriting. What do you think? Ugly, isn’t it?
업데이트 읽어 주셔서 고마워요. 다음에 다시 얘기 할게요. Excuse my fail Korean. I still have a lot of things to learn. T_T