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    Did I share this already? I am trying to practice more Korean. I wrote very dull sentences about my groceries.
    식료품을 담을 작은 봉지.
    아침에 우유와 시리얼을 먹어요.
    저녁에 토마토 소스 스파게티로 맛있어요.
    아침 식사로 오트밀 메이플 시럽을 위에 맛이 달콤해요.
    참치 단백질을 있어요. 점심 식사로 저는 참치 샌드위치를 만들어요. (I think 만들다 is the wrong word for making a sandwich. 요리하다?)
    사과 소스와 견과 간식을 먹어요. Apple sauce and nuts are snacks.
    식류품 선믈은 좋은 있어요. Groceries are a nice gift.
    Haha. It took me an hour to write those few sentences!

    7 years ago  
    Hanna-Riikka You're doing well! I wish I could do this much! I understood at least half of it though so I'll be happy about that too.
    7 years ago
    Julia 고맙습니다. I appreciate the encouragement, Hanna-Rikka.
    7 years ago
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    At Providence Zen Center, I met a Korean ajumma. 70 years old but looked 40. Former dancer. Full of energy. I tried to chat with her, but my Korean stuck in my throat. and she spoke SO fast. So I am determined to get back to studying Korean so I can say more the next time we meet.
    7 years ago  
    Sam Julia, Fighting!!
    7 years ago
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    Feel like I haven't been here in forever. It's been a whole month since I studied Korean flashcards. Instead, I have been day-tripping around to places like a Korean restaurant in Albany, NY, a Peace Pagota, Cambridge Zen Center, and Yushien Japanese garden. Today going for morning bows/chanting/meditation at 5 AM, then tomorrow driving for a vegetarian dinner at the Providence Zen Center.
    It's kinda related to Korean, since the Zen center was started by a Korean monk and they chant in Korean.
    7 years ago  
    Ellyn Hi Julia!~
    7 years ago
    연주 Hi Julia Nice to see you back!
    7 years ago
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    I want to study everything, all at once! It is my downfall. I am trying to keep it light and easy right now. My Korean class ended, and my brain needed a rest. So I am sticking to studying Active Korean 1 (with workbook and audio) and Talk To Me In Korean Level 1 (with workbook) and Living Languages audio in the car.
    Plus Memrise.
    Yet I see howtostudykorean, and I am immediately drawn to that, which I have always wanted to learn from. Silly me.
    So I remind myself that I figured out that at the pace of 2 hours a day of studying 6 days a week, it would take me 3 months to get through the TalkToMeInKorean lessons alone. I resist the urge to run off on another tangent. I will stick to TTMIK.
    7 years ago  
    Julia I have tried several audio programs. The living languages is very easy to listen to. I bought "Living Language Korean, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Korean reading & writing guide" for $40. This is totally the best deal for the amount of materials you receive. I wouldn't spend all that money for the online materials.
    7 years ago
    Julia I have been listening to the audio in my car for a year, have progressed up to level 9 now, and still not sick of the audio.
    7 years ago
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    I have been doing other things, casually, not as serious studying. Like listening to audio in my car, watching an hour a day of KDrama on average, reviewing by working my way through Talk To Me In Korean Level 1 grammar lessons, practicing chinese brush pen writing of Korean and Chinese characters, learning Chinese brush painting, etc.
    What I stopped doing for 2 months was my Memrise flashcards. I would do 10 cards, then stop. But I have hundred of words that need reviewing in the various lists. So I am trying to get back to speed with devoting time to Memrise and working through all those words.
    Basically, my 2 months off has resulted in me only remembering 50 - 70 percent. I have forgotten at least 30 percent!
    7 years ago  
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    I've found the more American TV I watch, the less Korean I study. I remember a few months ago, my problem was there were too many Korean things I wanted to study all at the same time. Now, I stare at the computer screen in the morning and can not think of a single thing I feel like studying. Motivation comes and goes, I guess.
    7 years ago  
    Julia I use to write a blog post every day. Now, one blog post a week is about all I write. I finally ran out of things to say.
    7 years ago
    Monique It happens to me too. My focus changes from time to time. There are a lot of things I want to do but not enough time to do all of them,
    7 years ago
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    Any suggestions on getting back into studying after taking a month off? I have lost momentum.
    7 years ago  
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    I did Memrise flashcards today. First time in 2 weeks. Why is it good habits (like daily flashcard practice) are so easy to lose? Not feeling 100% healthy, but time to stop giving myself a free pass to sleep all day. I wonder how much Korean I have forgotten this month.
    7 years ago  
    Ryan Aigoo.. take care of yourself & be healthy
    7 years ago
    Julia What I worry the most about is I need to get my taxes finished by April 15th, but I am still not up to tackling that task. Blek.
    7 years ago
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    *sniffle* Haven't been studying for 2 weeks now. This cold has drained all my energy. Hope to get back to good health and regular study soon.
    7 years ago  
    MInamija Get well soon
    7 years ago
    아비 Get well soon
    7 years ago
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    I will cheer up! I will cheer up! This winter has to end soon. Figure my slump in mood is all due to the long, cold winter.
    I have been promising myself a vacation from Korean soon as my KDA class 24 was over, and that class is Tuesday morning. So if you don't see me around for a week or two, then it is just me taking a much needed break.
    7 years ago  
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    Tutor said something to me today that struck a chord. He said that I am holding myself back. That I have knowledge, but not confidence. He was exasperated with me using excuses instead of just getting to speaking and reading Korean.
    I have to admit it is true. I was making excuses. It is the end of winter, and I am all cranky, sleeping poorly, and lazy.
    I am thinking hard about what is holding me back. I think maybe I should be able to speak confidently about some things, like food & weather. I don't know why learning feels so tiring and difficult lately.
    7 years ago  
    noor Don't we all make excuses for ourselves ! It's okay , just believe in yourself and try
    7 years ago
    Julia thank you noor
    7 years ago
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    I was thinking about it, and I have not immersed myself in Korean in recent weeks. I am thinking after taking a week break when class finishes, that I might try an "all Korean" week ... Korean drama, Korean books, Korean music. I have been watching too much American TV (Walking Dead, I am an addict!) I have been writing English, instead of practicing writing Korean. I am getting lazy.
    7 years ago  
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    I had KDA Class 22 today. Just me and teach, since other student was MIA. Whizzed through the lesson. Got it almost all correct. "Ask and Give Permission" Teacher complimented me on how well I did and on my pronunciation. I have improved!
    7 years ago  
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    Hmm ... only 3 hours until I have to sleep, and class first thing in the morning. No more excuses, I have to cram for class now.

    7 years ago  
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    What time do you have to start by? Umm ... I should have started studying a week ago

    7 years ago  
    Ryan btw go next round~~~~
    7 years ago
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