The Thing About Korean Drama

DOTS. I don’t really know whether this drama is a drama about love or about a special soldier.

Okay, honestly, this is going to be a short post I think. You guys know right that I’ve been learning Korean maybe for more than 7 months now. I’ve tried every resource that I can find, every free online lesson, and everythingย that has a “Korean” label on it. It was great you know, everything was worked out really well. Oh okay, maybe except for one thing.

If you read my previous post, I don’t know, I don’t think to say a “previous post” is the right thing to do, but anyway let’s move on. So the point is, I told you guys before, in several of my previous posts, the fact that I learned how to speak English purely by relying on New Girl drama.

I remember me, watching it for probably around 5 – 6 months, and then doing all the shadowing thing until all the sudden I can understand and maybe speak English quite good I think, even though it wasn’t that good like native English does.

So I tried to do the same thing with Korean, but I think it didn’t work out really well. Here’s why. If you are Korean drama fans, then you will definitely agree with me that, 85% – 95% of Korean drama is all nothing but the story about love.

I mean, American dramas are also full of a story about loveย and romantics thing, but they are not as cheesy as Korean drama I think. I mean, the genre is about medics or sci-fi, but in the end, everything turns out to be a cheap – cheesy romantic drama which I hate so much. WT*?


This kind of drama would be awesome too ๐Ÿ™‚


What’s wrong with Koreans? Please make a good story that not so focus on the cheesy love slow – mo drama kind of things. You know, maybe try to make the things like “Friends,” “New Girl,” “Lucifer,” “Sleepy Hollow,” etc. Stop with the repeatedly done slow – mo and the mixing up the genre things.

If the drama is about love, then do it consistently from the start to the end. If it is about supernatural, then be it from to the start till the end. Of course, there should be a little spice about love to complete the story, but it is not the main point!

If the drama is about love, then do it consistently from the start to the end. If it is about supernatural, then be it from to the start till the end. Of course, there should be a little spice about love to complete the story, but it is not the main point!

Anyway, for K-drama lovers, if I offend you, I am truly sorry, I don’t mean it to become like that. You know, I too like K – drama, to begin with. But I am too disgusted now by the way the story always turns from the initial genre to the “romantic” kind of thing.

That’s all. Good night.

P.S: But please don’t do a remake of Game of Throne. It’s really an awful idea. Hahaha

์•„์ด์œ  ๋ˆ„๋‚˜๊ฐ€ ์ง€๊ธˆ ์–ด๋””์— ์žˆ๋‚˜? [KR/EN]


์•„์ด์œ  ์ƒˆ๋ก  ์•จ๋ฒ” ~ ํŒ”๋ ˆํŠธ (
์•„์ด์œ  ์ƒˆ๋ก  ์•จ๋ฒ” ~ ํŒ”๋ ˆํŠธ (

์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ถ„ ์•ˆ๋…•? ์ด๊ฑฐ ๋‚ด ํ•œ๊ตญ์–ด๋กœ ์ฒ˜์Œ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ์•ผ! ์‚ฌ์‹ค ๋ฌด์—‡์„ ย ์จ์•ผ ๋˜๋Š”์ง€ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋ชจ๋ฅด๊ฒ ์ง€๋งŒ ์•„์ด์œ  ๋ˆ„๋‚˜ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์„œ ๊ทธ๋…€์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ๋งํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ๊ณ  ์ง€๊ธˆ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋๊นŒ์ง€ ์•„์ด์œ  ๋ˆ„๋‚˜๋ฅผ โ€œ๋ˆ„๋‚˜โ€๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•˜๊ฒ ๋‹ค. ํ• ๊ป˜ ๋ˆ„๋‚˜๊ฐ€ ํŒ”๋ ˆํŠธ ์•จ๋ฒ”์„ ๋ฐœํ‘œํ•œ ํ›„์—ย  3๊ฐœ์ฃผ – 1 ๊ฐœ์›” ๋™์•ˆ ์ฝ˜์„œํŠธ๋ฅผ ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์ง€๊ธˆ์€ ๋…ธ๋ž˜ํ•˜๋Š” ํ•œ๋ฒˆ๋„ ๋‹ค์‹œ ๋ณธ ์ ์ด ์—†๋‹ค. ์™œ ๋ˆ„๋‚˜๊ฐ€ ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ์•จ๋ฒ”์„ ๋ฐœํ‘œํ•œ ํ›„์— ์ฝ˜์„œํŠธ๋ฅผ ํ•œ๋ฒˆ๋„ ๋‹ค์‹œ ์•ˆ ํ•˜๋Š”์ง€ ์•Œ๊ณ  ์žˆ์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์ง€๊ธˆ ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ์กฐ๊ธˆ ์Šฌํ”„๋‹ค. ๋‚˜๋Š” ์ง€๊ธˆ ์Šฌํ”„์ง€๋งŒย ๋ˆ„๋‚˜๊ฐ€ ์ง€๊ธˆ์€ ์–ด๋–ค ๊ฒƒ์„ ย ํ•˜๋Š”์ง€ ํ•ญ์ƒ ํ–‰๋ณตํ–ˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ๋‹ค. ์ง€๊ธˆ์€ ๋งŽ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ์•„์ง ์“ธ ์ˆ˜ ์—†์ง€๋งŒ ์—ด์‹ฌํžˆ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•  ๊ฒƒ์ด๊ณ  ๋ฏธ๋ž˜์— ํ•œ๊ตญ์–ด๋กœ ๋งŽ์ด ํ–ˆ์œผ๋ฉด ย ์ข‹๊ฒ ๋‹ค.๋งˆ์ง€๋ง‰์œผ๋กœ, ํ™”์ดํŒ…!

Hello, everyone? This is my first story written in Korean! Honestly, I donโ€™t really know what to write, but anyway since I am a big fan of IU, I will write about her then. Oh also, as from now on until the end of it, I will be referring IU as โ€œnunaโ€ in the Korean writing above. You know IU after you released your Pallete album and did maybe several concerts in the span of 1 week โ€“ 1 month, I have never seen you again, like really. Even though I know why you never show up again after releasing the new album, it still makes me a little sad right now. Well, even though I am quite sad right now, I still wish all the best for everything you do. Also, currently, I am unable to express my thought really well in Korean, but I will study harder so that, maybe, I can write my feelings better in the future. ย Hahaha.

Anyway, keep up your good work IU!


Correction ๋ฏผ์ • ๋ˆ„๋‚˜์—๊ฒŒ์„œ:

๋ฌด์Šจย ์จ์•ผ ๋˜๋Š” (X) –>ย ์จ์•ผ ๋˜๋Š”์ง€ ย // +ํ• ๊ป˜ // ์•จ๋ฒ”์„ ๋ฐœํ‘œํ•˜๊ธฐ ํ˜ธ์— (X) –>ย ์•จ๋ฒ”์„ ๋ฐœํ‘œํ•œ ํ›„์— ย //ย ๋‹ค์‹œ ๋ณธ ์ ์ด ์—†๋Š”๋‹ค –>ย ๋‹ค์‹œ ๋ณธ ์ ์ด ์—†๋‹ค //ย ์ƒˆ๋ก  ์•จ๋ฒ”์„ ๋ฐœํ‘œํ•˜๊ธฐ ํ›„์— (X) –>ย ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ์•จ๋ฒ”์„ ๋ฐœํ‘œํ•œ ํ›„์— //ย ํ•œ๋ฒˆ๋„ ๋‹ค์‹œ ์•ˆ ํ•˜๋Š” (X) –>ย ํ•œ๋ฒˆ๋„ ๋‹ค์‹œ ์•ˆ ํ•˜๋Š”์ง€ //ย ์กฐ๊ธˆ ์Šฌํผ๋Š”๋‹ค (X) –>ย ์กฐ๊ธˆ ์Šฌํ”„๋‹ค // ์ง€๊ธˆ ์Šฌํผ๋Š”๋ฐ (X) –>ย  ์ง€๊ธˆ ์Šฌํ”„์ง€๋งŒ //ย ๋ฌด๋“  ๊ฒƒ์„ ํ•˜๋Š” (X) –> ๋ฌด์—‡์„ or ์–ด๋–ค ๊ฒƒ์„ ย ํ•˜๋Š”์ง€ ย //ย ์“ธ ์ˆ˜ ์—†๋Š”๋ฐ (X)–>ย ์“ธ ์ˆ˜ ์—†์ง€๋งŒ //ย ์—ด์‹ฌํžˆ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•  ๊ฑฐ์˜ˆ๊ณ  (X) –>ย ์—ด์‹ฌํžˆ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•  ๊ฒƒ์ด๊ณ  //ย ๋งŽ์ด ํ•ฌ์œผ๋ฉด (X) –>ย ๋งŽ์ด ํ–ˆ์œผ๋ฉด


Bahasa Korea Sesudah Delapan Bulan dan Tindakan Selanjutnya

Ingin terbang rasanya~

Halo semua, apa kabar?

Sudah lama saya tidak menulis, dan tiba – tiba tanpa disadari liburan berakhir dan hari ini adalah hari pertama kuliah mulai. Beberapa hari terakhir, tepatnya mungkin lebih dari 2 mingguan, saya merenungi perkembangan saya dalam mempelajari bahasa Korea yang bulan ini akan jadi bulan ke โ€“ 8.

Banyak hal sudah terjadi selama delapan bulan ini. Dari yang awalnya menganggap โ€œmantanโ€ dan โ€œcalonโ€ pacar saya gila karena cinta mati mereka pada oppa โ€“ oppa Korea, hingga kini dianggap gila oleh orang โ€“ orang karena mahasiswa teknik di UGM tapi entah kenapa kok belajar bahasa Korea.

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Active Writing and Language Learning

Writing (source: )

Honestly, in these past 2 months or so, I never did any long writing using English either in this blog or on my facebook note. Of course, I read a lot of articles, books, and also watch a lot of Englishย movie and also talk show, but writing something in English, was never on my to do list.I never thought that itโ€™s going to be a problem since I read a lot of English every day. I mean, I understand 95% – 100% of the text whenever I do reading, so why bother with writing? But alas, I was mistaken!

Just about now, before writing down this random thought, I was struggling a lot to write about my Korean study progress and finally gave up to do so.At that point, I realized something. When oneโ€™s learning a new language, the ability of speaking, reading, and listening is only a half part of the journey. To complete it, one needs to learn how to systematically express his/her thought through writing.
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Ingin Berbicara Seperti Orang Korea Asli? Coba Cara Ini!

Orang Korea ngomongnya cepet banget!!!

Pada tulisan kali ini, saya ingin membahas hal yang paling ditakutkan oleh para Koreaners terutama bagi mereka โ€“ mereka yang baru mulai belajar. Apa itu? Jawabannya adalah; kecepatan berbicara orang Korea. Saya yakin bahwa pikiran seperti; โ€œBuset dah, ni orang ngomong apa dah, cepet banget ngomong Koreanya T___T,โ€ (lalu menangis di pojokan kamar), pasti bukan hanya terpikirkan oleh saya sendiri.

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Mimpi Seorang Poliglot

My Polyglot Dream
My Polyglot Dream

Aku punya banyak mimpi. Dari mimpi sederhana, hingga mimpi yang besar yang entah berapa banyaknya. Salah satu mimpiku sekarang, selain ingin lulus kuliah, adalah ingin menjadi seorang poliglot. Apa itu poliglot? Apakah orang yang bisa berbicara lebih dari satu bahasa bisa dikatakan sebagai seorang poliglot? Aku tidak tahu pasti. Definisiku, yang pasti, poliglot adalah seseorang yang mampu berkomunikasi menggunakan lebih dari satu bahasa.
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Anki Korean Picture Based Vocabulary

Finally finally finally, I’ve hit 118 decks in total and more than 120 words for my Anki Korean picture-based vocabulary decks. I’m really happy because right now, I can easily recall the meaning more than half of the words (i.e. ~90 – 100 words) that was listed in my Anki decks. I know this is indeed a small progress, but small is better than having no progress at all! I think, my new Korean picture-based vocabulary flashcard is really an amazing thing and with it, I am able toย useย the Anki SRS algorithm for remembering words in a much more better way.

If you happened to read out my previous post, which is written in Indonesian language :p, you would haveย to know that I decided to make a prototype of the Korean picture – based flashcard. The flashcard is good, but it didn’t work out really well for me. Therefore, I tried to make a new one that is more eye-catching and easy to remember. Gladly I found how to do it. And, here’s the comparison of my old picture – based Anki deck versus the new one.


the old flashcard


the brand new flashcard – 1
the brand new flashcard – 2

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