Trying out Freelancing, thoughts?

Hey everyone! This is all but a new venture for me and I would love all the help I can get! If you're a freelance writer/marketer what's your advice on someone just starting out in the field? I'm moving to Temecula, CA soon so I will be posting up flyers for possible business in and... Continue Reading →

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Korean news: Special Admissions for college. Thoughts?

03.13.2019 | Reporter Kim Yoon Gu | Yonhap News See the original YNA article here. Chinese Go Genius, Ke Jie, receives special admittance to Qingdao University College of Business Management Ke Jie competes against Alpha Go in May 2017 (Beijing=Yonhap News) Special Reporter Kim Yoon Goo  Chinese genius Go player Ke Jie, who has competed... Continue Reading →

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Korean news: Trump acquitted in Senate impeachment trial, sees boost in reelection bid

Check out the original MBC News article here! Reporter Yeo Hong Gyu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPqUmHvLZeI President Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate during his final impeachment trial over the Ukrainian scandal.  Trump, who was mired by the impeachment trials, has gotten a free pass, gathering momentum just in time for his re-election bid. Washington correspondent Yeo... Continue Reading →

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<100 word series #2

02.03.2020 Do I only amount to this much? What can I REALLY do? I wasn’t born talented nor do I even remember what I learned in school. What am I even doing...These were my thoughts today. Yes, that’s what I thought today. But actually, those thoughts are useless. They won’t help me one bit. What... Continue Reading →

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Korean News: Shoppers “not going to the grocery”…Meanwhile, online shopping “skyrockets” in a shipping frenzy

Check out the original YTN article here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNWRaFOVChg Big supermarkets see lull in business as customers do their grocery shopping online Dietary supplement sales take markets by surprise after New Years’  Sharp increase of 3.3 million shipments means continuous delivery delays and cutoffs As the news continues to roll in on the coronavirus, the number... Continue Reading →

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Korean News: [Korean government] makes an all-Chinese arrivals hall and plans to suspend Chinese tourist visas

To practice my Korean, I will be translating Korean news articles into English! Check out the original news article here. [Expansion of the human coronavirus] Foreigners barred from leaving Hubei, China Chinese ports of entry last year Port (20) - 978,499 people Airport (8) - 5,305,984 people Total 6,284,483 people “We are scientifically and medically... Continue Reading →

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Hardcore: Studying the Dictionary

It's been two months and ~300 pages since I've started this crazy trip. Who is actually going to read the entire dictionary?? Well I did. I finished step 1 (marking up all the words I know) and step 2 (marking all the important words) and now I'm slowly passing through step 3: writing each and... Continue Reading →

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Before you Take the Topik Test

I took the TOPIK Test for the 2nd time this past weekend in Chuncheon and I'm feeling hopefully optimistic about it. Maybe I'll get a 6 this time? Anyways, for those of you who don't know, the TOPIK is the Test of Proficiency in Korean, or the Korean Language Proficiency Test. In Korea, they often... Continue Reading →

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Lessons from a monk

https://youtu.be/AR5WJ3NCWME Seonwoo sseunim on the drums This past weekend I went to Geumseonsa 금선사 Temple in Korea. 삼천사계곡 밑에 있어요! It's located by the A! It's a 30-minute bus ride and 15-minute walk from 경복궁 Gyeongbok Palace. This is my third time there, having offered to volunteer my interpreting/translation services and general assistance to the... Continue Reading →

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Study Update 3 |공부 업데이트

Working on my writing There are several ways I practice my writing. Besides every day text conversations with my friends through KakaoTalk, I also text with some people on HelloTalk, an app through which you can meet friends all over the world. You can post your writing on there and ask for corrections, read other... Continue Reading →

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Study Update 2|공부 업데이트

Today's update is on: Listening! Recently, I've given up on watching Korean news (too boring and too fast and too much jargon) and taken up Korean Ted Talks! 요새 한국 뉴스를 포기했고 (내용이 재미 없고 속도 너무 빠르고 은어 너무 많아서) 한국 테드톡을 보기 시작했다! sebasi Yes, I'm talking about Sebasi. It's short for 세상을... Continue Reading →

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Life Questions

There are three questions you need to know the answer to in order to get your life to where you want to be. They are: What do you want? Do you want a big house? A middle-income job? To be a chef? The boss of your own company? Before starting anything I think it is... Continue Reading →

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