Monthly Archives: August 2009

TIPS ON PURCHASING NETBOOKS

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2008/12/netbook.jpg I happened to watch a talkshow on Metro TV. Some men were fervently discussing about how to purchase a good netbook.  “Hmmm, think I gotta watch this…”. Then I texted someone to watch it, as I know he’s longed for … Continue reading

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Expressions: Introduction and Describing Ourselves

It’s so hilarious to watch the scene when Han Ji-Eun is introducing herself to Lee Yeong-Jae’s grandmom. The old lady is so demanding and ,like any other elderly parents, looks intimidating to our timid heroine. Hahaha…The grandma complains when Ji-Eun … Continue reading

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"THREE BEARS" NURSERY RHYME

Learning a foreign language may be made fun, and singing a song is unbeatably helpful to loosen up a bit the tense nerve we have after memorizing the theoretical discussion. As I told you before, I once took a Korean … Continue reading

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WRITING: TALENT OR SKILL?

I used to think some folks are lucky enough to be born with writing skill. To me, what I feel when seeing people writing lots of short stories,  thick novels, superb blogs is like what an ugly dwarf feels when gazing at a slender, tall, … Continue reading

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KOREAN CONSONANTS (자음:JA EUM) – part2

This second part will mainly discuss the double consonant group. There’re five double consonants we need to know: ㄲ : ssang giyeuk (pronounced as /k/) ㄸ : ssang digeut (pronounced as /t/) ㅃ : ssang bieup (pronounced as /p/) ㅆ : ssang … Continue reading

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THE RETURN OF INDONESIA: ARE WE READY ENOUGH TO BE THE NEXT DEVELOPED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD?(PART 2)

NATION’S LITERACY IGNORED? Indonesian celebrated poet, Mr. Taufik Ismail, pointed out the other vital issue this nation is encountering. Ismail regretted the government’s feeble and wavering political will to strengthen Indonesian young generation literacy level. Most Indonesian students are now losing their ability … Continue reading

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SPEAKING ENGLISH FLUENTLY: CAN WE?

I started learning English since my early childhood, but I couldn’t recall what actually I learned the first time I was attracted to it. As my memory can serve, my grandfather and aunts used to watch some Western TV series … Continue reading

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KOREAN CONSONANTS (자음:JA EUM) – part1

After the previous brief post on hangeul, now let’s discuss the consonants in a more intensive way. Consonants in Korean are divided into two groups; i.e. single and double consonants. The first group is already shown on the previous post, … Continue reading

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TIPS ON TYPING HANGEUL

I forgot to tell you, in case you all need to know how to type hangeul using your own keyboard, check this out!Based on my personal experience, Microsoft Word 2007 and Windows Vista Ultimate enable you to set the language … Continue reading

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HANGEUL: HOMEWORK 1

After you learn the brief history and basics of hangeul (한글), now it’s your turn to practice.While doing the homework below, try not to open any books or anything to get the answer.Instruction: Change the hangeul into Latin alphabets, and … Continue reading

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HANGEUL: THE KOREAN ALPHABETS

First thing first: Korean is a language requiring us to study a new set of alphabets. The alphabets are called hangeul. King Sejong was known to be the creator of hangeul. Hangeul was invented in 1443 or 1444 during the … Continue reading

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HEALING THE POVERTY-RIDDEN NATION (part1)

One of my great teachers once said rescuing other people from poverty is a form of jihad, too. And I can’t agree more. As we already witness, in most cases poverty has caused this nation lots of troubles. Poverty, to … Continue reading

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