KOREANNOTEBOOK has moved! ^.^

As I said I would in a previous post ^^ I have gone self-hosted and now have 100% control and have been tinkering with everything for about an hour now :D its really much better (the price though is hefty!) but its not bad worth the sacrifice I think ~

So I the blog is now at



all the comments and posts and everything else is all there ; I transferred it all and its was very simple :D

I don’t know if I should leave this blog open or not! I will decide on that maybe in six (6) months when everyone of  you readers is aware of the new address then I will make it private. Or I might just leave it here! I’m not sure.

But please re-direct all old links to the new link I have given above koreannotebook.com ;) I’m waiting for you all there okay!

Thank you! Please visit the new blog and tell me what you think xD

I am personally so excited ^.^ its a little messy with the changing of themes but it looks so DAMN AWESOME <3

Happy.Happy.Happy.Happy.Happy.Happy. :D

[Korean Sentence] 너 살아있었구나 {I forgot you even exsisted}

[written 31.8.2013]

I came to this sentence a few minutes ago when I suddenly thought of someone that I haven’t thought of in a long time -_-  a few days ago I said my former friend was like a dog that had to be ‘put down’ well it is that same former friend that I simply forgot about it ^^ so then I just thought to myself in 반말 (informal language) 너 살아있었구나 which is roughly translated to {you are still alive/ or I forgot you even existed} and in all fairness I actually did :p and I really don’t care that I did.

I am proud of myself for it. Anyway the sentence is a cute one I like it very much ^^ is does come off rude though but then if you are going to say something like that about ~ or to someone are you really trying to be polite? I highly doubt it.

Lately I have started  to get rude -_- actually no I think I have always been like this I just am now quick to share my thoughts on how I feel about someone XD

Next time you either see someone you don’t remember (or don’t want to remember) you can say this to yourself :D

Interesting and I am glad to know this sentence actually ^(^.^)^

Final day …for real!

#impromptupost also not very #relevant ^(^_^)^

On Wednesday I was so happy because I thought that on Thursday was the last day of my lessons and that I would be free the whole of Friday to do whatever ‘I want to do’ yeah those dreams were cut short with this sentence at the end of my lesson yesterday! Okay. So see you guys tomorrow. I was like WHATTTTTTTT!!!!? there is class tomorrow? you have got to be kidding me :|

Was I going to get up at 6am today? – No, I was going to stay in bed with a Korean book with the TV blaring in the background having a good time now I can’t though ><

Plans for leaving the your house to get anything important? – No, the only important thing was the SCHOOL which I thought was over for another week! Now though it seems I am up at 7am and going to my lesson D:

Are you kinda irritated by having to go to school when you thought it was a holiday? – Yes. A lot actually. I know its for my own good it is exam preparations and all but its Friday what could you possibly need to tell me? Hmm. I don’t even know why I’m going. No. I do know why I’m going because my Mum told me to :D

My feeling about the day.

I will need a LARGE 500ml smoothie today to help calm me down :D

Listening to Real-life conversations ~

Hey guys (: I don’t often hang around to ‘eavesdrop’ on conversations but today I was getting a smoothie at the Fruit & Veg shop and there was a Korean couple ~ must have been middle aged and they kept speaking in Korean it was so hard for me not just listen and see how much I understand ㅎㅎㅎwell I didn’t plan to listen to them really I was in the car and I was drinking my smoothie and the window was open and well ‘I can hear them’ :D

But anyway I understood a relatively decent amount its a bit rusty but I was still impressed I could even tell what the basis of their little ‘argument’ was hehe ^^ I had a tough spot though they kept using the structure –는데 in places I didn’t know it could be used which threw me off several times hehe ~ yeah I was listening to them talk a while!! ^^ almost 5 minutes of constant super speed Koreans lol ^^

Anyway, from this I gather that –는데 really is the most common sentence ending/ and structure used in everyday Korean language it was used over 30 times ; like I said in places that really made no sense to me 오마이갓 ~ but it was a lot of fun listening to them quarrel in a ‘married’ way like that ….like a radio comedy haha!! ^(^_^)^

Coming across Koreans here is rare so I relish in the ‘real-life’ listening practice ~ its so beautiful sounds more awesome in real life ha~ going to study some Korean now while writing notes since I actually have time to do all this YAY! not skim-studying which just pisses me off tbh. So on the agenda for the rest of the day (its past one now!) is :

  • Reading ~
  • Grammar study (aim 5 structures today)
  • Pronunciation practice
  • TOPIK Practice with past papers (30th TOPIK)

#ImOff hehe :p



헤피 데이 ^(^_^)^

안녕하세요 여러분 ^(^_^)^ 오늘은 시험 있었어요 ㅠ.ㅠ 시험 세상에서 제일 싫어요 ><

I wanna study Korean right now but I can I have to practice writing the exam with past IGCSE papers ㅠ.ㅠ 저말 어려워요 ~ but I can do it ^^ 나중에 한국어를 공부 할 거예요 ~ 카카오톡에서 친구랑 연습 할 거야! ^(^_^)^ my Kakao is working again and its gotten even better…I still like the 라인 엡 more though :p

움! 아파 I feel a little sick now (:

안녕히 계세요 ~

경험은 정말 중요해!

경험은 정말 중요해! ~ Experience is important!

I learnt this sentence while I was studying Korean this morning ^^ and its a very true sentence ~

Anyway, I haven’t been updating for a while my random posts are increasing its not a good start to the month (or is it an end to the month?) I have written maybe 3 posts this whole month on my Korean studies and actually those 3 times when I wrote a blog post are the only times when I actually studied Korean for more than 5 minutes, every other time I have studied its been like a ritual for me *listen to koreanclass101 podcast* then *write down vocabulary you don’t know* followed by the very formula like ritual of *read grammar & study grammar*  till I know it then figure the formula of the grammar out then just read the lesson notes again…followed by 3 minutes of reading grammar in a grammar book then THE END ~ study time is over!!!! Really. To me that is not studying that is listening because half of that stuff will be very weak in my memory by the end of the day ~ yes I have a pretty short memory on almost everything I read, if I stop revising on it I will forget it, its almost inevitable but I don’t wanna study everything like that. I’m doing it like that because I only have time for a few hours in the morning (6-8am) which I use half of the time getting ready for my lesson, which leaves me just an hour to read something quick. Awful way to study ㅠ.ㅠ

I hate doing things in that ‘ritual like’ way where everything is just like a motion to get to a means ~ ><

Luckily though I haven’t forgotten anything ~ phew!!! I would be really angry at myself if I even forgot one word or one grammar point. Even though getting angry at myself is a silly thing to do I would actually >< its how I am, just that kind of person. :)

Now time for general updates and worries :D

I have a read a few stories about peoples wordpress.com blogs being deleted without any kind of forewarning ㅠ.ㅠ OMG!! These a super true horror stories ~ that are scaring me, has anyone had their blog deleted or closed ; suspended because of some conditions or something being broken? I’m worried. Yesterday I began looking at some self-hosting .com options because honestly I happen to love my blog, and blogging everything of the past year+ is right here and in my heart and mind I have every intention of carrying this blog on for even the next 10 years (or all my life!) because I will still be studying 한국어 maybe by then my dreams will have come true and my hard work will have paid off and I will actually be in KOREA or maybe I won’t be!! I don’t know about those things. All I know is I will still be studying Korean (maybe not the language because I will be fluent but the culture and the country) or another language I might fall in love with. You just never know what’s going to happen, its in all in the hands of fate and the universe. But the BLOG will still be here, I will still be here. Hence the reason this is actually creeping me out I don’t wanna go 5 years with the blog and have someone just delete it on a whim and I am stuck and unable to retrieve my life basically, that would kill me ㅎㅎ

That’s why I am 85% inclined to go .com with the blog being powered by wordpress.org within the next week or two but the other 15% of me is thinking C’mon Kay are you not being just a little bit dramatic? How would this happen to your blog?  I always manage to answer my own question though. I have very bad luck and its my blog that this would probably happen to, somehow they would just find me and delete me *scream* I really need to think about this one…..long and hard ~ its not a decision detrimental my life in the literal sense but it is important to me ~really it is I don’t think I want to make a ‘wrong choice’ and suffer a consequence I was trying to avoid.

Other than that one plaguing worry I am totally AWESOME~ I have new glasses which is super I had stopped wearing my old ones because they were pissing me of they were making my face look weirder than it should actually look ㅠ.ㅠ they are almost identical styles but the news ones are smaller and ‘prettier’ IMO ^(^_^)^


not much difference though ^(^_^)^
not much difference though ^(^_^)^

Mmm. Looking at them again they really do look almost identical, not very adventurous of me now is it D: but I do like them more because they have red on them hehe~ as opposed to the other ones which were just plain looking >< now I can see my Korean notes better and read longer without getting a massive migraine like I usually do hehe~ great! :p

Now…I have #schoolwork to do ~Biology tomorrow, early in the morning too >< I get my test results then too which I am a bit nervous about I won’t lie although I do think I did alright it might not be as well as I wanted to do ㅠ.ㅠ

About going self-hosted .com blog with wordpress.org please at least help me with this decision is it a good idea? I want to do it because I am scared of loosing my blog and everything else on here ~also with a wordpress.org I have will have more features which is great I like playing with customizations and the ones on wordpress.com are a little weak so it would be nice and a different experience :D playing around and making the blog my ‘own’ to suit me!! ^^ even though I am inexperienced hehe ^^

That’s my two cents of the weekend :D have a good Monday ~I know they can be a bit shitty lol~~~~


50,000 + views ~ Thank You

Evening everyone ~ yesterday morning I surpassed 50,000 views on this blog ^^ I’m so happy and grateful to everyone I have tricked into for visiting my blog :D its not much yet a few useful post and most of them are my on-and-on gibberish moments I often have it does though carry the journey I have taken since I opened this blog on the 29th of July 2012 every phases I have gone through every glimpse of worry I have shared any words I have learnt any grammar I found fascinating or amusing ^^

It has my life when I typed it out for the past year and more icon_smile

I don’t have many useful or informative posts on this blog do I? I have a few favorites though and some that might be useful to somebody hehe ^^ I will write more useful and detailed posts in the coming months right now I won’t lie I am a bit busy with #schoolwork and an #exam in November :D

Here are a few useful and interesting posts ~ you might find them interesting ^^

These are my posts that I find interesting :p

That’s it :D looking at my useful posts is a little sad :D so if any one of you have a topic you want me to write about go ahead and ask ^^ its good for me too because sometimes I just can’t think of what to look for maybe one of you might lead me to my favourite topic and I just don’t know about it yet ^^ either leave a comment or email me if you feel more comfortable at [seoulinkay@gmail.com] all feedback is greatly appreciated <3 and another big



The meaning of ~ 달콤하다

Does that post title make you wonder about the nature of this post? ^^ it’s about my new word I learnt on Saturday and why I like it so much ㅎㅎ

On Saturday I was looking at an old App I had on my iPad about Korean sounds and stuff like that ^^ then I came to the sound for 다 and  the example was 달콤달콤 아이스크림 and I had no clue what this “double” 달콤달콤 was!! Really ^^ so I looked it up and found it means “sweet ; saccharine flavored ; honeyed” plus more but you get the picture that it means “sweet”  :)

So the sentence was basically “Sweet ice-cream”  ㅎㅎknew the ice-cream bit just not the “sweet” bit ^^

Its a cute word and slowly I am using it very often the other day I had something sweet (a smoothie) I said 달콤달콤 in a very unnatural way though hehehe!!! >< but I know what it means so pronunciation and intonation will get better with time :D ~~

….But 달콤 can also be used to describe different things being sweet ^^ such as “love” I personally don’t know a sweet love beyond my cat Midnight…which sounds very creepy I bet, but still its a 달콤한 사랑 to me hehe ^^ and it also another thing l like about this word it can be used to describe many things as sweet its not limited to food…that would be boring don’t you thing :D

Right now I am eating my 달콤한 초쿨릿 and it is very sweet probably going to make me a little sick ㅠ.ㅠ don’t care it tastes good when I eat it ㅎㅎㅎ

Have a good day ^^

SEUNGRI – 할말있어요 (GOTTA TALK TO U) + Korean lyrics

I only  heard this song yesterday just before school because I didn’t have time to hear it when it was released ……..but now I have heard it and its so #addictive

OMG ^^ did Seungri get hotter???

He looks so DAMN AWESOME ♥♥♥ I’m not kidding :)

I originally thought that when I saw that there was N EXPLICIT R-Rated teaser that it was going to be 100000000 times more crazy than Strong Baby was but its actually very tame to be honest ㅎㅎㅎ I’m shocked at that!!! Really ^^

I heard the song without any translation…or the lyrics in front of me cos I was in a hurry but I understood 70% which was nice to know I’m getting there :)

The lyrics are below the cut ^^ I will write them in my notebook and slowly translate them only the few words will give me a problem but other than that I know it ~ I will time  myself too hehehe ^^

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오랜만이죠?! :)


Starting with 오랜만이죠! seemed right because its been a few days or longer. I think ㅎㅎㅎ

In the last post I was doing “reading” practice with a CNBLUE article/interview I found on Olleh music ^^ I haven’t finished but I am almost…just about there with it, it’s a little bit challenging but I kinda like that feeling when I work on something :)

I also was learning a bit of grammar ^^ found one very cute and interesting –기만 하면되다 (all you have to do/ you only have to do) I think I wrote a whole page and more on that one ^^ I don’t often enjoy grammar but that was a nice pattern to me ^^

……I also got a new notebook today. Pretty one too, my others are a solid colour this one is flowery and with some butterflies :D How absolutely adorable?! :D


#badphoto sorry about the very plain and bad photo I’m just too tired at the moment to even bother being cute with my photos ^^;;

I am still not sure what I should write in this notebook, maybe some notes on a specific something. 세상에 너를 소리쳐 maybe? I have a notebook for that but its a plain one. Guess it doesn’t matter :)

……..피곤해 :| its in the afternoon but I’m just going to sleep hehe D:

…Bye and thanks for all the lovely comments about the blog and its really awesome you guys support and encouragement means a lot to me ^^