I sometimes think how busy I am. Is there a need to be so busy and push yourself into hard work? I should admit Korean people like to be busy, be fast and effective. I think this characteristics have up and downs. When I travlled around some European countries, I felt so relaxed and felt like I was living in the time-free world. That is an unforgettable experiednce. It was surprising to see that I wasn't in a hurry at all, and enjoyed the time I had as I had always felt chased by something in Korea.
I was lookig for some pictures and I found those below. they were taken in Sunbichon which is a kind of traditional village. I just wanted to show you some traditional Korean houses.
I was really busy on the weekend. I went to my home and came back to Seoul on Sunday, then I had a class on monday. I'm still a bit tired. The weather in Korea is quite hot and wet these days, which makes me a bit down from time to time. Anyway, I was pleased to read all your comments. The following is some answers for you.
Mauricio- I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures I had posted. I am excited about the course I’m taking at the moment, but it needs quite an effort to follow the class.
Rabail- Yes, it is certainly enjoyable to go away with friends, but I remember when I was young, my parents took me to many places as well. I also enjoyed being with my family, too.
Alessonadro – What a curious guy you are! I think it is quite difficult to learn the languages originated from Latin for Koreans. It is totally different writing system from Korean. However, when we are at school, we learn English, which is compulsory, and especially at high school, we have to learn as least one other language apart from English. So, you could choose Germany, Spanish, France, Chinese, Japanese, or any other languages, but it’s totally up to you.
Bďa – I learned English at school, and also last year when I was in England, I had the opportunity to use it in everyday life. I certainly enjoy learning English, which I think is the most important part to improve your English. I use many materials. For example, I listen to English news, read the newspaper and novels, and try to use it by writing letters, e-mails to friends. Well, my hobbies are not very special. I like sports activity, too. Unfortunately, I haven’t got enough time to do it. I can play tennis and ski. Hopefully, I can go skiing this winter.
James- Well, I’m afraid I can’t answer that precisely, I really don’t know how those kind of things work in Korea as I am Korean, I don’t need to use them. However, I think you should be careful when you see “Free of charge” and something like this.
Benka – Why don’t you get a camera? I’m sure there must be wonderful places where you can take pictures. I liked taking pictures, especially, landscapes. Thanks for your compliment. I feel kind of flattered. Haha!!
Cris – There are lots of good foods in Korea. I think famous ones are Kimchi, Bulgogi, Bibimbab, Gimbab, and so on. We have three meals everyday, and we eat rice, soup, and some side dishes together by using a spoon and chopsticks. You can make different kinds of rice and soup. Mind you, if I had to prepare a Korean style meal to treat someone, it would be a daunting task for me.
Demin – I’m sure there are tons of places to visit in China as China is such a big country. One day, I will be there being astonished by the beautiful nature in China.
Andrew – I have been to Brighton. The beach is quite different from beaches in Korea, isn’t it?
The pebble beach is quite impressive, and there is one more thing you can’t see in Korea, which is a pier. I think it is nice to have such a thing as I feel like walking far above the sea, and sometimes people go fishing there. I remember the seagulls in Brighton as I also felt a bit scared of them. In Pusan, I didn’t see many seagulls, actually, I saw more pigeons than seagulls.
Henrique – Nice to meet you, too. I can imagine what the weather is like in Brazil. One time, one of my friends showed me a picture of Brazil. I thought It’s stunningly beautiful, though I don’t’ remember exactly where it was. I would like to visit there one day.
Jim In fact, I have been to Seoraksan National park. I know it’s beautiful. In Korea, there are lots of mountains all over the place and my hometown is also surrounded by mountains which is also one of the National parks. When I was walking up Seorak mountain, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of rocks and the sound of streams. Jeju Island, which I also have been to, is a wonderful place to visit. There used to be the Jeju dialect. I don’t think many people in Jeju use it these days because the development of media such as television, radio, and the internet have allowed the people in Jeju to communicate with the people in land. So, they are not isolated anymore. If they still used the dialect, I would never be able to understand them.
I made some corrections about the sentences you picked up as much as I can. Please tell me the answers. I always get confused about using articles. So, can I ask one more question? When you write the name of mountain, do you use “the” like the Soback mountain? Or just can I write “I climb up Soback mountain” ?
I will try to respond your comments
- I will try to respond to your comments
Thanks for welcoming!
- Thanks for welcome!
the world best camera
- The best world camera
If you have a chance of coming to Korea…
- If you have any chance of coming to Korea, - I think it sounds more natural.
I finished my final exam the last Sunday.
- I finished my final exam last Sunday. – I am not sure of this.
I was sick and tired of being at the collage residence after having done all the work for the semester. So did my friends.
- I was sick and tired of being at the collage residence after having done all the work for the semester. So were my friends.
we really didn’t know what we would find out
- I don’t know what’s wrong with this sentence, but I wasn’t sure if “find out” is appropriate in the context.
We did long lists of chatting
- we had long lists of chat – would it be right?
At last, we arrived in the Pusan Station at 4.30 in the morning.
- At last, we arrive at the Pusan Station at 4.30 in the morning.
Near the beach there is an island called Dongbeksum, where you can also take a walk through with feeling a nice sea breeze and it’s leading to Nurimaru APEC House.
-I don’t think I need “through”, here, and it leads to the Nurimaru APCE House.
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