Sunday, November 11, 2012


When you decided to end it all..

We are now in a very modern world, and we are overwhelmed with too much things to think of. Students now have more things to learn, workers now have too much to work on, and everything else. Everything gets complicated and hard that they already give us a lot of stress to deal with. Moreover, illnesses and sorts are one of the things that puts more stress to some. And now, because of these stresses that we feel, some people just can't take it, and decided to end it all.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012


Pinoy Snacks, anyone?

I have shared to you my experience on teaching Koreans, right? Being their teacher for quite a while, I have also discovered some things that my Korean students like, as well as I use these snacks to reinforce their learning. These snacks will definitely awaken their sleeping bodies. Literally. Whenever they are losing interest in the topic being taught, just say the keywords "I will give ______ to those who can get the highest score in our exam later!", and these sleepy student will be attentive at an instant. Satisfaction guaranteed.


My Korean Teaching Experience

"I don't like Koreans. I just don't."

This is a statement that I made before, after hearing from people that they like K-pop, as well as K-dramas and such. Years ago, the K-wave has been felt all over the world, with several songs, movies, and series being widespread all over our country, the Philippines. Actually, this hype has been started with a Korean, Sandara Park, has won a Philippine Talent Show, Star Circle Quest. This bubbly lady, also known as Krung-krung, has melted some of Filipinos' hearts with her charm. After some time, she went back to Korea, and eventually joined a K-pop group, the 2NE1.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Korean Reading Exercises - Part 1

Now that we had a glimpse of Hangul, it's now time for us to read some Korean words, or probably some Korean-ly spelled English words! If you have missed the lessons on Hangul and how to read them, go to this post, and learn Korean in 15 minutes!

Thursday, September 06, 2012


It's not as easy as you think!

As I have studied the history of both countries, I have been well aware of the dispute between North Korea and South Korea. The two countries have been forced to become enemies, though they are once a very united country. The other warring the other, and the other defending from attacks of another.

We have known South Korea for so long. We can all see that the country is a peaceful one, and has been open to the world with everything that it could share. It was always tagged as the "Nice Korea" for it is very nice to its people and to foreigners.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Review: Special Affairs Team TEN

In the verge of crime stories and mystery solving series in the international television, which includes Sherlock Holmes and House M.D. (medical perspective), we are now given the chance to solve crimes which are highly possible to occur in our society nowadays, and how they solve several mysteries keep our jaws hanging, asking for more complicated and action-packed mysteries, right?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


The "Korean Promise"

Promises are meant to be broken.
This is a cliche that almost every one of us know. In our everyday lives, we tend to create promises - be it a small one, like to buy a candy for your sibling, or a big one, like to promise a good life to your partner. It's up to you if you are to fulfill these promises, or just break them, as everyone expects.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


My First Blog Giveaway!

TheToiletThoughts and TheKoreanThoughts are giving away Sun Cellular load for all of its readers! 

Writing is my passion. Several friends tell me that I am a bit talkative person.  They would even tease me, "you have so many things to say!". I possibly have several things on my mind, and I usually share them to friends, even though they are sometimes weird, and are out-of-topic. That way, I know who thinks the same way I think, as well as hear their opinions about certain matters. There comes a time where I thought, "why not create a blog, again?". 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Review: God of Study

As a learner of the Korean language, one can definitely learn the language through watching Korean drama series. I've started watching Korean drama through "My Girlfriend is a Gumiho", which is recommended by a friend. After watching the series, I started watching series too, watching one after after another.


What's your Korean name?

There are several websites and Facebook applications that give you your "Korean name", just input your real name, and after a click, "ta-da", your instant Korean name. However, click the button again, and you are given another set of a Korean name. Quite intriguing, isn't it?

If you will ask me, getting a Korean name isn't easy as clicking a button. As compared to English names or Filipino names, they also need to be thought of carefully, in order for you to get the name you wanted for your child. These names may determine their future, and possibly how they will be treated in the future. Imagine yourself named as Crap Smith, would you be happy with that? Of course, no. That's why names should be thought of carefully before giving it to your child.

Monday, July 09, 2012


A call to friends!~

Yoboseyo? :D
I just called some of my students yesterday, to know whether they're OK or not.

They did not recognize me at first, but after some introduction, they knew who I am!

And, trying to talk to them in Korean, I think they have understood me! Hehe.. A nice experience!

I told one of my students (in Korean), "If I go to Korea, I will live in your house. OK?"

He said.. "Ppali wayo." ("Come quickly!") A nice student, indeed. :D

It's really nice having some conversations like this.

I miss my students, and I miss teaching them. T_T

FYI: If you're calling from the Philippines to someone in South Korea, you just need to key in:  00 82 10****-****. Some international calling promos are available in some mobile networks, in very affordable prices! Cheapest I know is PhP 3.00, from Sun Cellular Annyeong Korea SIM!

Thursday, July 05, 2012


Learn to read Korean in 15 Minutes!

So, you have watched that Korean drama, and you wonder if you can go there and create your own drama. You even dreamt of being and living in Korea, being able to speak the language, talk to other Koreans, write in Korean and even sing like those K-pop legends. However, there's always a step-by-step process to everything. Before you go to Korea and make your own drama there, you also have asked, how can I write Korean?

"How can I write Korean, the easy way?" That is the question. While some may have searched the internet for tutorials on how to read Korean, others buying books that can teach Korean to them, but hey, some offer quite bookish and bulky lessons. I can still remember myself having a hard time reading that Basic Korean book I saw. 

Well, what I saw here is something that can help you read Korean, and mind you, it can teach the basics for only an hour, or if you put your mind to it, just fifteen minutes! All you need to do is paper and a pencil, then, you're off to go!

You can click on the image for better viewing.
Credits to the Creator

Remember, learning a new alphabet, or even a new language is not that easy. It mostly takes someone years to learn a new language, but still can be somewhat not that proficient in the use of it. Learning bit-by-bit is a good step to being good on something. Can't read the letters proficiently? Just remember that you are still starting. All professionals were once amateurs.

So huddle up, concentrate, and let's make that Korean drama as soon as possible! Aja!

Ready? You can try these Korean reading exercises to try what you have learned!

Monday, July 02, 2012


Why Korean?

Since August of last year, I began studying Korean language, their culture, and Hangul.

Studying may be hard, for you consider grammar, the level of speech, and several vocabulary words (-.-) but I think I can do it. I will do it.

It all started by a student teaching me on how to write in Hangul, he gave me a list of the letters, and I studied them overnight, which shocked all my Korean students. Well, a teacher being taught is quite awkward, right? But I don't mind. Haha..

Wednesday, June 27, 2012




Our idol, JunCurry Ahn is joining the Kollaboration L.A.! With your overwhelming support for Jun, he is now joining the finals, together with other contestants! Let's cheer for our champion, so that he wins this contest! 안준성 화이팅!~


Tuesday, June 26, 2012


United We Stand?

Together we stand, divided we fall. Together, we'll climb to the top of the world.

Why did they separate?
The quotation above is very applicable to Korea. I'm not talking to South Korea itself, but the whole Korea, including North. The country could've stood together as one, and emerged as one of the most influential countries of this time. As we can see, South Korea steadily is making its way towards development, and this evidently shows North Korea's downfall a lot.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Hello, again!~

One of the most common expressions that people know when they are introduced to Koreans is the phrase "Annyeong haseyo." Some (or even most) people say this whenever they become acquainted with Koreans, some for fun, some for real greeting. This phrase basically means "Hello" or "Hi". It might also mean "Good morning", but "Hello" is more suitable.



Annyeong haseyo! (I thought of writing this in Hangul, but the computer I'm using does not support such.)

Taegeukgi, or the flag of South Korea
Well, I wanted to start this page in order for me to share my thoughts about my recent obsession - the country South Korea. I am not that fan of K-pop, but I really really like the country, including its culture, language, and system of writing. I call my liking of the country as an obsession for I really want to learn their culture and live in South Korea!

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