Korean Music

제이제이 프로젝트 (JJ Project) – 내일, 오늘 (Tomorrow, Today)

I realised that I’ve never really expressed my feelings about a single song on here before, but this song feels like my life’s theme song of the moment so I had to share.

I followed JJ Project when they first debuted and when they debuted as part of GOT7, I never thought they would ever come back as a unit again, but I guess never say never? I was so excited when they announced their comeback. 😭

Their new album sounds nothing like their debut album but in a good way. It is SO much better and I fell in love with it instantly. In it, my favourite song is 내일, 오늘 (Tomorrow, Today), which is such a meaningful song and I’ve had it on constant replay since the album was released. The lyrics speak volumes to anyone who has ever felt uncertain about their lives. It feels like the theme song of my life of late, especially now that I’ve reached my late 20s and feel thrown into another quarter-life crisis. 😭 In order to understand how I feel, let’s take a look at the lyrics. 💕

M2 has graciously decided to bring us the ‘ASMR Lyric Live’ series, and while I don’t like ASMR in general, Jinyoung’s version of the song sounded so emotional and heartfelt that it touched me even more. 😭 역시 “아프니까 청춘이다”? 😔

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Korea Travels 2016, Korean Events

[2015] Winning 2x Return Flights to Korea from CheapTickets.sg

Okay, I know this post is years overdue along with posts about my trip, but all I can say is that work then, and now school, took over my life and this ended up gathering dust in my drafts. I’ve decided it’s time to post them now that I’m just several days away from my 2017 trip. :p

I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to CheapTickets.sg for the tickets! I was really very surprised to receive a call at work that told me I won tickets to Korea. This is the biggest prize I’ve ever won in my entire life, and I’m glad that I took the chance to join the Facebook contest then. :p It was fun bringing my parents around, showing them the place I lived for 9 months and also walking with them the road I walked every day to school. It was also great seeing my friends again. :)

2016 Korea Travels Series:
Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 / Day 5 / Day 6 / Day 7 / Day 8

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General

Ollie’s Korean Lessons! 올리의 한국어 배우기 도전!

I’ve been enjoying watching Korean Englishman for quite a while now. Earlier this year, Josh and Ollie started a new series on their new channel, Jolly, called Ollie’s Korean Lessons! 올리의 한국어 배우기 도전! where Josh teaches Ollie some Korean using TTMIK♡’s workbooks, and it is absolutely hilarious!

It really reminds me of the beginnings of my own Korean language learning journey so I especially enjoy this series. Can’t wait for the next season!

Korean Dramas

K-DRAMA; 아홉수 소년 Plus Nine Boys

I love that tvN uploads highlights (above) and even behind the scenes videos (below!) of some of their dramas.

This drama holds so much meaning for me because not only do I love Standing Egg, Coffee Boy, and many other Korean indie bands (#인디밴드사랑), I am feeling the woes of my age and it is just such a relatable drama.

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Korean Learning Journey, Personal Life

When People Downplay Others’ Efforts

Today, I just want to rant a little about something. Maybe I’m being a little sensitive, but I’ve heard it enough to not want to continue tolerating it.

It’s when some Koreans compliment my Korean skills and other Korean learners respond with:

She studied in Korea before.

Like it explains how and why I became good enough to be complimented.

Also, sometimes Koreans ask me how I studied Korean or how I became good at Korean, and when I say I’ve self-studied and also studied for a while in Korea, majority of them automatically respond to the first half of my answer with “You must be really smart!” and the second half of my answer with “So that’s why you’re so good!”.

Whether they do it consciously, subconsciously or unconsciously, I feel like it really disrespects and downplays all of the effort I put in before I went there to study as well as the effort I put in to maintain my language skills since coming home. Mind you, it was 4 years ago and I barely remember all the advanced vocabulary and grammar I learned there since they’re not used in daily life.

I’m not bragging about my skills or efforts, but I just want people to know that I didn’t get this far just because I studied for 9 months in Korea before.

Discovering New Music, Korean Music

Discovering New Music #9

용준형 (YONG JUN HYUNG) – 지나친 사랑은 해로워 (Too Much Love Kills Me)

Junhyung!! The MV for this isn’t out yet on HIGHLIGHT‘s channel, but I’m glad I found this version. All that eye contact! 심쿵 ㅠㅠ

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Korean Dramas

K-DRAMA; 네일샵 파리스 Nail Shop Paris

네일샵 파리스 Nail Shop Paris

There are so many bad reviews for 네일샵 파리스 Nail Shop Paris but I decided to watch it anyway because of 송재림 Song Jae Rim as I’ve liked him since 꽃미남 라면가게 Flower Boy Ramen Shop. I know it’s an old drama, I’m still trying to catch up with all the old dramas I’ve planned but hadn’t had time to watch.

To be honest, I actually enjoyed the drama! I didn’t think I’d like it because I wasn’t sure about 박규리 Park Gyu Ri‘s acting, but I won’t say everyone’s acting is exactly good in this drama, hahaha. The storyline isn’t fantastic, but it’s really not that bad of a fluff drama, giving me all these feels. xD It ended with a twist that felt a little awkward though.

With all the stress lately, I like that I didn’t have to think much while watching the drama. I’m curious about what happened to 전지후 Jeon Ji Hu though. His last production was in 2014?! Where did he go?

Hangeulove Rating: 3.5/5