This is the first of a new series that I’m planning for SSK. Current SSK bloggers are welcomed to contribute. For those who would like to share what’s in their notebook, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can create an account for you at SSK. ^^ Alternatively, leave a comment with your email address and preferred username to indicate your interest! Any ideas for a new series? Feel free to leave a comment!
I’m also thinking of creating a photo gallery for Korean notebooks! If you want to show us your notebook but don’t really want to write a post on it, simply take a (few) photo(s) and send me the link of your uploaded photos via a comment or email me the photos at email@example.com.
In the 4 years of my learning journey, I have 7 main notebooks and 1 smaller one which I used in Yonsei. Every inked page is a testimony to my effort and it records my journey in life. I’m a sentimental person. I like to flip through my notebooks occasionally to reminisce about the days where I first started learning Korean. And some of the writings are linked to other memories. (: I’ve already mentioned in several posts over at Hangukdrama & Korean on how I organize my notebooks, so this post is more of showing some fond memories of my notebooks.
The very first thing I learnt on my own!! Hangul (: I still remember using the Teach Yourself Series for Korean to learn the alphabet. As you can see from the weird romanization system that they use.
No wonder people will be freaked out by Korean. The romanization looks so tough.
And I used to be so stupid and think that all languages are like English. Where a word is denoted by each cluster and I can input it into the dictionary to find out what it means ^^;;
That’s a song lyrics by the way!
The very first page of my first official notebook!
Awwww. Memories (: I used to rely very heavily on Koreanclass101.com when Hyunwoo was still teaching there. I even printed out his comments to others to learn from it!
His passion towards teaching Korean really motivated me in those days ^^ 2008…
Some photos from the later notebooks! I like to write down the passages that I read online. And during that period, I was using the Sogang online program which I highly recommend!
The grammar points and the explanations!
My handwriting in my 5th notebook! I think it has since changed a little.