너 뭐야?

I’m just watching 넌내반 (넌 내게 반했어) I shortened it so when I have to refer to it again (maybe in the future!) ㅎㅎ

But anyway sitting in bed doing just NOTHING ; Midnight (my drop dead adorkable cat ~!) is literally sitting on my legs so I can’t move haha! therefore I am watching my memorable parts of 넌 내게 반했어 which were very few I think I just love a certain someone so much I kept going even though the plot is nothing but boring. frustrating. nonsensical. idiotic. childish. mindless. waste of time and energy. waste of broadcast space. waste of 오빠’s talent …..etc.!

Ignore that last one :D

While watching certain sections of this drama I noticed how much this expression/insult was used 넌 뭐야?! and in most, if not all situations it was said with a tone of “wtf..who do you think you are” or something like “what is wrong with you?” something like that also it was coupled with expressions on their faces to match ^^

#example!

넌 뭐야?
넌 뭐야?

Here Yonghwa or 이신 (Lee-shin) says to Park Shin-hye “뭐야 넌?” when she try’s to give him the gift-basket thingy after some chick who is obviously now his ex-girlfriend smacked him earlier >.< he doesn’t tell this girl to take it, but after she (the girl!) leaves he gets up and walks off. Shin-hye then picks this basket up to give it to him (maybe thinking he forgot. maybe not.) but is shot down and told to have them, then her snap back is to tell him that they are given to him and he should accept it. He turns around with the look about and says to her “뭐야 넌?” guessing from his tone (intonation) he was being very silly about the situation.

He won’t accept. What is her case forcing him to accept something. Who is she? more specifically What is she? (뭐야 넌?)

Meaning In all the situations I watched in this drama. I haven’t seen any other ones but I am sure they are loads will have to look more :D but here it was always used with the meaning ~

1. what gives you the right to do this?

2. You sure have some guts doing this!

3. Where do you get off? acting like you know me…

To me this is what it seems to mean! I have yet to see a situation where it is used in a positive way. But surely it can be in situations when someone is doing something that is deemed “odd” or “strange” you could say something like this 뭐야 넌? with a more playful tone to it ^^

Although it seems like the fact that this is said 99.9% of the time using 반말 the intention is to be RUDE. I suppose so.

Which therefore contradicts the idea that it can be used when you are joking around with a friend or family. They might take it the wrong way D: safer in my opinion if someone might take it the wrong way. Out of context. To just never use something ^^ up to you though not explaining what you should and shouldn’t do just making my observations ~!!

Ah! This wasn’t supposed to be a long post haha. Anyway feel free to leave lots of comments about any other words/ and or phrases you have heard in dramas :) or anything fun you have heard ~

I probably won’t be able to sleep for a while. Again but goodnight :D its 11:10pm so I should sleep…but…eh! I just am not tired lol ~!!

If I fail at that I will just read something :D

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Boring drama talk!

Hey guys ^^

Yesterday I started watching two dramas that have been on my “Watch List” since their original air dates :D but lack of energy and time means I haven’t even got very far on both of them.

Two drama’s are 응답하라1997 (Reply 1997) and 내 연애의 모든 것 (All about My Romance) which means that one show I have been putting off for almost a year and the other almost a few months ^^;; bad me hey!

My reasons for watching the two dramas are “actor” orientated meaning because I am a fan of the actors/ or singers/ or whatever they are just I am a fan of them I wanted to watch the dramas and usually that results in me taking about a billion years to watch the dramas because I don’t even know that plots of them, xD

응답하라1997 I like Seo Inguk and Hoya so I wanted to watch it :D only now have I even read the plot of the drama and it seems very funny, interesting and cute but also I have something to say about that drama ; !@#$%^&* 부산 사투리 is difficult ㅠ.ㅠ I watched episode 1 yesterday and I was confused as hell ^^ I usually am when I watch a drama with no subs but still I get the point of what they are saying in Reply 1997 I got nothing so I will be going into 사투리 as much as I can, when I can simply because although its seems hard and confusing it seems like more fun too :D but that all belongs in another post :)

All about My Romance I just like Lee Min-jung she is pretty :D and talented in a way too ~ although I commonly refer to her as JK girl (comes from in Boys Over Flowers her parents where like super rich and it was JK Group that they owned, lol) this drama though I knew the plot of and can watch it with minimal confusion because its standard Korean :D and I enjoy it watched episode 2 and 3 yesterday night it was so funny everything makes me laugh they are supposed to be politicians but they are acting like 2 year old’s which is fun but I don’t think it has the usual K-drama feel to it which I actually LIKE :)

Plus. There is along list of dramas that I just didn’t get round to finishing just read the recaps which was fun but even that bored me to death with half of them :D

In all honesty the last drama I watched to the END was 각시탈 (Bridal Mask) last year ^^ which is a long long time ago to be honest!!! But I wanna watch something and I have these two which I will watch slowly today ^^

Everyone have a good Sunday :p

1st Blog Anniversary

Hey ^^ day before yesterday (29th June) was this blogs 1st anniversary and it seems I am not smart enough to schedule a post correctly haha! but anyway I am posting this today two days later :)

I opened this blog one year ago today and to me I just wanted to have a little place to keep a diary for myself to know what I did during my studies and didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I have come to enjoy it ^^ its different from what I though it would be actually! Didn’t think I would become attached to this blog like a “baby” or family xD you get me right? I hope you do! I’m no Robert Frosting I don’t have a way with words but I try my best to get my point across …as best I can ~

I have met many people online and learnt from them in ways I didn’t know I could ^^ I thank you all for that, its been a new experience this past year and I am going to continue until I no longer have anything more to say and how likely is that? I have lots to say 진짜요 ㅋㅋㅋ so basically I will continue with this blog forever I never will stop which I look forward to actually ^^ something to look back on and I am glad to have that …!!!!

Now lets look at what happened in that last year ^^ not much maybe more will happen this year ㅋㅋㅋ

  • Opened this blog ^^ does that count? I’m sure it does ㅋㅋ
  • Made Korean friends whom I email often ^^
  • Was in the Lexophiles TOP 100 LANGUAGE LOVERS competition ~ this was actually an honour and it motivated me a lot ^^
  • Balanced Korean more than I ever thought I could ^^ used it a lot …and love it more everyday (:

If I stated everything that happened and I felt and thought we could be here for hours ㅋㅋㅋbut I’m trying to say I have enjoyed this year and there are more to come I know that because I foresee billions of posts coming your way :p about everything and my future trip to Korean and…ummh China if I have my way ㅋㅋ I dunno there are many many things I want to do and to me everything is possible ^_^ nothing is ever impossible ~ the sky is the limit!!!

For this blog and for Korean studies there are many more years to come :)

기대 해주세요 ^.^

Here is a poem I hope shows how I feel (:

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfilment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.

– Author Unknown

Everything said in this beautiful poem describes how I feel ^.^ in life and in studying Korean and about everything and everyone ~ when it comes to making mistakes I am thankful I can make them and see what I have done and use those very mistakes as lesson ^.^ when I have a challenge I never look at it with a glum face I look at it with a smile and I see it as a way to prove myself to no one other than myself ME not knowing something never gets me down because I think to myself “Ah! something I don’t know….another opportunity to learn something!” thankful for desires and wishes without them what would be the point of living a life when you want for nothing? When you want something you look forward to the day you have that something or you achieve what you have been working so hard for :) that’s what life is all about!

Bottom line. I’m always thankful for what life has, and what she throws my way and I never take it for granted! Always seeing what I can learn and how I can grow from any situation ^.^

Everyone have a great day ^.^ today sadly I am very very busy so I can’t study a lot DX but on Wednesday I know I will have more time since I have nothing to do on Wednesday ㅋㅋㅋand thank you again ^^ for a wonderful year and for more to come!!!

고추장 finally!!

I’m going to call this New Year’s luck, okay!

It has taken me forever to find something that is Korean (to add to my food!) and buying food and having it shipped to me sounds, eh, how do I put it very, very weird and overly strange!

So I rather if I can’t find it not have it but luck was on my side today ^^ me and my Mum were in town and decided to take a walk while waiting for our order and we came across a shop that sells Asian stuff (food, books, accessories etc…)

I found it ^^

고추장 hot pepper paste ^^

ㄹㄹㄹ러ㅗ오
고추장 hot pepper paste ^^

I’m really happy and my mouth is burning now haha! I put way too much in the food I made …!!!

it’s really spicy actually I thought it was an over exaggeration that it was so spicy ㅠㅠ I was stupid to thing that ^^

Now I am going to look for more Korean recipes because I can get all the Korean ingredients ^^

How cool haha!

What are some good Korean foods to make though, I don’t eat much meat so it’s difficult! Isn’t Korean cuisine mostly meat orientated?

Anyway, this was just something I found today ^^

-Bye

 

Korean Age

I was thinking about how Korean age works, since my birthday is in less than a month ….just wondered how old I was and how to calculate it :)

There are a lot of You.tube videos that tell you how Korean age works but honestly it was all very very confusing ~

Korean Age calculators and what not that seem not to tell me how it’s actually  worked out, which is nothing but irritating :) but put simply I eventually found a pretty simple explanation ~ the one I was looking for that was straight forward about the whole thing.

So basically for Korean age =

Current year (2012) – Birth year (1994) + 1 = Your Korean Age :D

So in Korean age I am 19 years old :D

How cool is that?

Does that mean that in January I turn 20 haha?