Remember in yesterday’s post I said I was HORRIFIED at my Korean?! Well things just got 1 BILLION times worse for me my Korean 언니 messaged me on Kakao and said we should have a voice call so I can practice more and my accent can get better (I had spoken about my bad accent and she was gonna help me) and so I agreed ~ we had done many voice calls before but this time it was already planned to be just a Korean conversation to help me with my thinking quick in Korean ^.^
So it comes to the time we planned together and I answered the call and all of a sudden I get the like “Wake-Up Call” I can hear what she is saying but I really can’t respond that fast ^^;;
The phone call started as usual with 여보세요….케이야 which is cool, I was still going pretty well at this point ^^ then things slowly started to get worse for me when my Korean friend said she would speak in NORMAL speed ~ like she does in her everyday life and obviously I agreed because it is a good idea for me.
But I shouldn’t have ㅠㅠ
About 2 minutes into NORMAL speed Korean I was thinking to myself “sh** this is hard” and then went back to the slow speak till I actually had enough of that fact that I was total crap in my understanding ^.^ I understood it but I couldn’t process the information I was hearing and answer just as fast I was stuttering and stopping even in the middle of words and some words I just said completely wrong, I am the kind of person who really has no problem with making mistakes, so the mistakes with words didn’t really bug me at all :) I see them as a learning curb to better myself in Korean, and believe me these days it’s like I lost my head cos I really need a lot of BETTERING ~
So after all those little mistakes I just asked my Korean friend if we could postpone the call in 100% Korean and just focus on getting me to talk like a normal human being :) she is honestly really kind so she said yes to the postponement and she was real sweet about reassuring me that it was alright and not as bad as I was making it out to be :) but for me NO it was a very very very BIG DEAL
Then I thought it might be best to go back and start emailing my Korean friend daily (like she told me too!!) typing a Korean paragraph in English and in Korean since we did meet on a Pen-Pal language exchange site :D that was how we started out but then we really hit it off and most times we just forget to actually study (well….I do..!!) but her encouragement towards me is great it puts a big smile on my face :)
Regardless I still need to work on my things so I don’t have things like this happening ever again …I must be able to work through this and get better and better I know it can’t happen overnight and that I need to work really really hard, and I know that hard work pays off and I shouldn’t let life issues get in the way if not studying enough Korean :) and I must write A LOT :D even made a little journal to carry around with me (:
Have you ever had any disaster calls?
Do you do voice calls with your Korean friends often?
Please leave your opinions :)