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Artist of the Week |페이버릿 (FAVORITE)

It’s been a while since I highlighted a kpop group as an artist of the week so this week I went on a search to find a group that I hadn’t really listened to before and share them with you. Now, this is not a new group but they’re “semi-new” to me. I’ve heard them before but never really listened to their music. I decided to change that today and I’m glad I did!

We all need a distraction right? So why not get distracted with new music!! It just so happens that they released a new song about a week or so ago and soooo that makes this post even more perfect right?!

The group I will be highlighting today is…. 페이버릿 (FAVORITE)! A girl group signed to Astory Entertainment. They debuted in 2017 with the song “Party Time” and have since released 3 mini albums. They have a very cute pop sound and their videos are just cinematic. I’ll definitely be adding them to my radar.

Excuse me while I go do some more searching for other kpop groups I’ve been missing out on… 

However, in the meantime, if you haven’t heard of 페이버릿 (FAVORITE), check out the sample playlist below!

Street Food in Korea | Netflix Documentary

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I know by now you’ve probably seen almost every single kdrama, movie… anything you can think to watch. But what about documentaries?

If you have Netflix and haven’t seen this yet, I found this really cool documentary that talks about the history and something we all love in any country… Food!! Haha but not just any food, the famous street food that we see in just about every vlogs from Korea or in movies and dramas and the food all looks soooooo good! Ever wondered about how the food gets made or the history behind it?

Also, this came out last year so if you have seen it then comment below and tell us what part of it you liked, learned or what foods you would want to try!

I was curious so I checked out the documentary, Street Food: Asia. I watched the episode that focused on Korean food and let me tell you, it was really eye-opening for me. I learned so much and I was really able to get a better appreciation of all the hardwork that goes into making those delicious meals and snacks we see all the time.

If you haven’t seen it, check it out! I couldn’t find it on YouTube but I did find this which is one of the highlighted places in the documentary.

Also, for language learning purposes, this documentary is perfect for listening practice. The Korean spoken in the documentary is very common speech. It’s what you could use in everyday conversations. A lot of times, with documentaries, the problem is that the speech can be way too formal or just not natural in conversation but that’s not the case here. So if you’re looking for something practice listening with, check out this documentary.

Sentence Building in Korean| [Video]

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Before I start, I want to start this post by saying I know it’s a tough time right now and there’s a lot of transitioning happening for a lot of us. It’s very sad and scary that in the time from my last post until now the world feels like it flipped upside down because of COVID-19. So to those of you who are afraid or those of you who are anxious about everything going on, just remember that we are all in this together. We will get through this together! Please reach out to trusted friends and family or even, if you can, professionally to deal with all of this if you need to. None of this is normal. None of it is fair. But we will get through this and we will do it together.

To those of you reading this who have lost friends/family/loved ones in death because of the virus, my heart is with you. I’m so incredibly sorry for you loss. Please stay strong. And please reach out to others as well, be it family, friends, or professionally too if you can.

Let’s be strong together! Let’s lean on each other. Let’s speak compassionately and consolingly to others. And let’s remember that we are not in this alone.

Because it’s been so stressful, as many of you who are in university or even in grade school and high school know, classes have been switched to online. It’s an extreme adjustment especially for those of us who were in the middle of the semester. However, I want to keep at least one thing normal in your life so I will continue to post. I won’t be able to do so as frequently as before but I will post at least twice a week!

To start, I found a video to transition back into regular posting… and since it’s friday. I went on YouTube and this popped up in my recommendations. TTMK was one of the major sources I used when I first learning Korean so it’s one of my go-to places still whenever I stumble across something I don’t quite understand or something new.

Even though it’s not a new topic, sentence building takes a lot of practice and this video is super helpful. Even I found it helpful and I’ve been practicing Korean for like 5+ years now.

Check it out below!

(X)에서 일하다 -> (Location)eseo ilhada) | [Word of the Day]

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This is going to be a short post since there isn’t a whole lot here that’s new. This is a “building post”, meaning, building on what we already know to make sentences.

Let’s get started!

  • 에서 (eseo) | location – from, in, at
  • 일하던 (ilhada) | to work

Vocabulary List:

  • 사무실 (samusil) | “Office”
  • 의사 사무실 (uisa samusil)|“Doctor office”
  • 학교 (hak-gyo) | ”School”

i.e.,

  • 제 엄마는 의사 사무실에서 일한다. (Je eommaneun uisa samusil-eseo Ilya day.) | “My mom works at the doctor office.”
  • 선생님 학교에서 일한다. (Seonsaengnim haggyoeseo ilhada.) | “The teacher works at the school.”
  • 그들은 사무실에서 이렇다. 나는 사무실밖에서 일한다. (Geudeul-eun samusil-eseo ilhada. Naneun samusil bakk-eseo ilhada.)| “They work in the office. I work outside the office.”