무용지물

Does anyone else experience this phenomenon of learning a new word or phrase and then immediately seeing it pop up everywhere? I recently bought a copy of 덕혜옹주: 조선의 마지막 황녀 (Princess Deokhye: The Last Joseon Princess) which, now I'm reading it, is actually so depressing I don't even know why I bought it in the [...]

대기만성

Graduate school makes me sigh so hard my chest hurts.  It's crushing to realize I'm starting my third year when academically, socially, financially, medically - basically in all aspects of my life, things haven't improved or progressed in the slightest.  I feel myself unraveling. What's worse is that Korean, which used to be an anchor [...]

Daum’s Easy English (금상첨화!)

So much about language learning is about individual perspective.  For example, my own mother tongue, culture, and the values I was brought up with influences how quickly I learn certain Korean phrases or bits of Korean culture.  Needless to say, the things I can identify with, I learn more quickly. That being said, although I [...]