Wednesday 6 June 2012

이상한 나라의 런닝 맨

I'm watching Running Man episode 89. The episode's theme is Wonderland and the casts' mission is to find key that will bring them back home.

The production team really does an awesome job. There are people dressed in cards wandering around, there is the devilish queen of heart who challenges the cast with paper-rock-scissors game, and there's the rabbit running around saying "it's late, it's late"!!

I learn the word Wonderland in Korean is translated as 이상한 나라 which literally means the strange country/the weird land. Ah~ That makes me wonder what's the best phrase to express Wonderland in Indonesian. I'm thinking 'negeri ajaib' (lit. magical land). I'll try to find the Indonesian translation of Alice in Wonderland next time I visit a bookstore.

Oh, finally I pay attention to what name tag is in Korean (right, after 89 episodes of Running Man..). I happened to see the caption they put when 유재석 ate the cake that made his name tag bigger. 이름표.

I think I'll remember this one because 이름 (name) already stucks in my head and this is the second time I see -표. The Integrated Korean has a chapter about travel and I learned the word airplane ticket or 비행기표. 비행기 is plane. 

So it seems like one of the meaning of 표 relate to something that has rectangular form? I said one of the meaning because in Naver Hanja, typing 표 will list several entries (and I still don't know how to navigate the whole thing there :P). But several entries in Naver that I'm suspecting having the same root with this 표 are: 시간표 (timetable/schedule), 계획표 (planning chart), 성적표 (report card). Ha! I don't know but it's fun!

Hm.. Besides running into word usage, knowing Hanja seems to be a lot of help when it comes to absorbing vocabulary. Need to start finding suitable resource for learning Hanja! 아자 아자 화이팅!


Friday 1 June 2012

Hello June!

I missed my 1st blog anniversary! It should be on .. let me check my first post.. ok, 8th of March, which is the same date with my graduation date ㅋㅋ who still remembers this kind of thing? So yeah, hurray for this blog~!

Let me list some updates here so when I look back in the next few months (ha! do I already plan to neglect this blog again?) at least I know I've been doing Korean thingy lalala~~

The Downs
I've made several attempts to establish more links with Korea/Korean and I failed at some of them. One of them is KGSP/GKS scholarship hehe. What I'm grateful for is that after those failures I find other opportunities. Some of them need a long term planning but the other.. I can try right away and it gives me back the joy of pursuing something.

Korean Learning Progress
I use Korean Grammar In Use Intermediate these days. I link to Hangulpark site because they have table of content there but I bought the book from Libro with my friend's help. I decided to buy this book after reading Angeli's review and I don't regret my decision, love this book~ I am digesting this book slowly though because every time I run into sample sentences/dialogues for a grammar pattern, I find another grammar pattern that I have to look for. Haha! But it's fun and I love having a grammar reference kind of book.

I also have signed up for another Pegasus class. This time I enroll in their intermediate level, Push It! class. I think I really need a push to study Korean more diligently. There will be only 2 students for Push It! and we both are from last Gogo (beginner) class. ㅋㅋ It will be like a private session~

I Do, I Do
It's not my line. No one has proposed to me yet (my dream ring is like the one Mr. Schneier designed for Cory Doctorow). I Do, I Do is Dia's favorite actress Kim Sun Ah's new drama and when she announced in her blog that their team had an opening for the subbing team, I joined as a timer. I am not an avid K-drama watcher but I think it will be a good chance for me to practice listening and catch new words or phrases. Oh! And I love the thought of being able to be the first to watch among those who need the subtitle. Alalala~ Excited!

I create a tumblr! I've lost count on how many blogs I own haha.. As Tumblr is a microblogging service, I don't feel guilty submitting short post and that could lead to more frequent posting. ㅋㅋ

I guess that's all for now. Have a marvelous June!