Tuesday 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone; and a happy new year!
Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!
성탄축하해요! 새해 복 많이 받으세요!

Thursday 19 December 2013

Fascinating facts about North Korea

Fascinating facts about North Korea. My favourites are 1,3, 5, 9, 10, 22, 29 and 35...I informally declare North Korea a messed up country.
http://theweek.com/article/index/242471/kim-jong-uns-less-responsible-disney-obsessed-older-brother though this did make me smile. Since North Koreans do not have passports, this black sheep of the royal family faked a Dominican passport of a guy called 'Fat Bear' to go to Disney Land.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2282134/North-Korean-fashion-women-encouraged-choose-18-officially-sanctioned-hairstyles.html North Koreans are only allowed (or in their words 'encouraged') to have certain hairstlyes!
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2013/12/17/2013121701475.html the brother that wanted to go to disney land is now possibly wanted. I feel he got a different gene from his brother and it spread to his son who looks like he could be a K-Pop star! Kim Han-Sol now studies in France
http://mentalfloss.com/article/31611/kim-jong-un-wins-sexiest-man-alive-how-onion-tricked-chinese-newspaper Kim Jong Un sexiest man alive! (In the eyes of who may I ask?)

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Help build a bridge to North Korea. Rescue a game changer...just by watching this video

I think everyone has a country in need on their heart. My one is North Korea. I pray in my life time the North Koreans will be free. Watch this short video and share to help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9HDVoi6n0g&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Hello, hallo, buenos días, bonjour (I just realised bonjour is literally good day as in bonne jour meaning good day...I am a slow bunny), 좋은하루, guten Tag (for you Angela :-* )
So I am sorry (if anyone is a loyal reader) for neglecting this blog a bit. I have so much plans for it, but not enough time sadly.
Like I have mentioned before I am now in A2 year of a-level and am expecting to go to university next year (I have 5 conditional offerer! I need to maintain grades now). I am doing my Spain Work Experience in Valladolid in the Spanish region of Castile and León next year as well which I am really looking forward to and nervous about at the same time.

I have been resuming some research on North Korea. I am looking at the Juche idea and more into the royal Kim family. In the news recently, it has been mentioned that Jang Sung Thaek, husband to Kim Kyong Hui (who I share my Korean name with) who is sister to the late Kim Jong-Il, father of current leader Kim Jong Un...has been executed for treason. So Kim Jong Un has killed his uncle in other words for trying to betray him and North Korea. I also read that Kim Kyong Hui and Jang Sung Thaek had a daughter who studied abroad in France but then committed suicide after she was requested to return to North Korea and because of her parents insupportableness to her relationship with her boyfriend.

 I have been very lucky to have five different Korean teachers in the space of a year ranging from Sunyeonim (sister-nun in Korean) in year 12 and four Korean students this year. Of course my lovely penpals too.

Anyways, enough of me for now. If anyone speaks another language apart from English, that I have never mentioned on this blog, mention it to me and I might do some research on your country and language :) because apparently I have quite a widespread audience so I'd like to reach anyone who reads in whatever nonsense I write about.

Stay cool!

Shoutout to Lisa쌤 & 우정쌤 who have recently started to view my blog

Ever thought about learning esperanto?

I recently came across a really fascinating blog called fluentin3months.com . Check it out! Polyglots have always been a subject of interest to me (and a dream for me to become one...only a dream haha). The blog is written by an Irish male called Benny who can speak English, French, Irish, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin, Dutch, Asl....and esperanto!
I first came across what Esperanto is when I was browsing wikipedia and saw 'esperanto'. I thought to myself 'what is this language?' as it sounded like it was a Spanish or Latin type word. Esperanto has a elements of Spanish, Italian, French, English and German so if you know any of these languages, words should be familiar. For me, it is familiar because of the English, some of the Spanish and limited French and Italian I know.
It is proved that is helps making any of the languages above easier to learn (so mainly Latin based languages) easier to learn. You can easily find links between all languages and Esperanto uses these links in a way. Esperanto is a man made language...I think the purpose of it was so that we could all speak one universal language one day for world peace. It's a nice theory, but if I do decide to ever pick it up in the future, I'm sure it would be for the utility side of it.