When I read The White Book, I felt a kind of desolation. It wasn’t agony like Human Acts, but a quiet, persistent sadness.
We recently got back from a trip to Tokyo, and half of my heart is still there.
비는 비. 낮은 낮. 여름은 여름…. 살면서 많은 말을 배웠다. 자주 쓰는 말이 있고 그렇지 않은 것이 있었다. 지상에 뿌리내린 것이 있고 식물의 종자처럼 가볍게 퍼져가는 말이 있었다. 여름을 여름이라 할 때, 나는 그것을 가질 수 있을 것 같았다. 그럴 수 있다 믿어 자꾸 물었다. 땅이라니, 나무라니, 게다가 당신이라니…. 입속 바람을 따라 겹치고 흔들리는 이것,Continue reading “How Language Makes Me Feel”
Look at what I have not been reading these days. *squeals* 桜蘭高校ホスト部 (Ouran High School Host Club) is one of my ALL-TIME favorite animes and mangas ever. It’s cute, funny, endearing, and not to mention the art is gorgeous. (It’s also the only anime I’ve ever watched both English-subbed and English-dubbed – and the dubbing is very impressive!) Now shoujoContinue reading “Reading 桜蘭高校ホスト部”
So this is what I’ve been reading these days I actually didn’t know anything about this book before Yekyung told me about it (special thanks to her for the gift!); she described it as a well-known book that many Koreans in their twenties have read. It’s also been made into a movie, which I hadn’tContinue reading “우행시”
Before I start, an extra special shout-out goes out to my loveliest of lovelies, Jeannie, who sent this book along with a stash of other goodies from Korea. She’s forever spoiling me with gifts. I am so lucky to know you, dear – and not just because you’re my Sugar Daddy. Haha. I have toContinue reading “Book Review: 옛것에 대한 그리움”
Jung Eun-gwol, the author of 해를 품은 달 and 성균관 유생들의 나날, sure knows how to craft a story that pierces one’s heart. I don’t think I ever fully recovered from Sungkyunkwan Scandal, which is why I think I was so fervently anticipating The Moon That Embraces the Sun ages before they even started casting. I wasContinue reading “해를 품은 달 and reading in Korean”
About three weeks ago, I was super excited to finally get my new Korean textbooks! I’d heard a lot about the KLEAR Integrated Korean series from a number of Korean learners online so I was curious to give it a try. I know a lot of people have already reviewed this book but just thoughtContinue reading “Book Review: KLEAR Integrated Korean”