Category Archives: Music

September Song

My language exchange partner shared with me the lyrics to “September Song”.  Koreans have an appreciation for many American songs, and I feel such a flush of joy hearing classics again, brought to my attention by someone on the other … Continue reading

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Korean Buddhist Monk Drumming

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South Korean Buddhist nuns ‘rap’ Heart Sutra

More than 300 nuns and monks convened in a Seoul temple to participate in a prayer competition hosted by the Jogye Order, Korea’s largest Buddhist organization. While most recited traditional prayers, a group of three young nuns delivered a blistering performance of … Continue reading

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FT Island’s Hangul Live Korean Lessons

The FT Island Hangul Live has finished now.  What fun these mini Korean lessons are.  See here if you missed any. My thanks to Cimi for hooking me up with FTIsland. FT Island’s Hangul Live Korean Lessons – Find all … Continue reading

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Studying with Naver Jr

From my pen pal http://study.jr.naver.com/dongyo/view.nhn?dongyoNo=627&categoryId=4&device=pc   This is a challenge for me to translate, but that is the joy of interacting with Korean.  They send me such interesting things!  A children’s song is just my style. ^^ The gist of … Continue reading

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Poetry and song with David from HelloTalk

I just got a new language exchange partner David from HelloTalk app.   The music video has both Korean and English subtitles. Today’s Lesson by a song “SNOW”; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IycJzXe0G14 Would you help me trasnslate to English. I will singing English … Continue reading

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Better Life

Heard Keith Urban’s song “Better Life” and all I could think about was learning a new language, so forgive my slightly revised lyrics. Tuesday night and the moon is high I’m wide awake just studying And I promise you you’re … Continue reading

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The world and the Kooks

Naive by the Kooks inspired a flashcard.

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Talk, sing, read, write, and play

Literacy and libraries are a subject I am passionate about.  Click on the quote to link to an NPR article about it. As a language learner, I am doing all of these activities.   I hear the comment that I … Continue reading

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Süle goes to Korea

Süle Kata is Hungarian.  The only language we share is Korean.  My Korean is not very good, haha.  But pictures are a great way to communicate.  Here is her video about her trip to Korea.

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Music to put me in the mood

Can music settle my mind and make me ready to focus on studying? The “Brain Food” music is a short loop that can be played continuously.  I’m starting study sessions with this song, to see if repeated use gets in … Continue reading

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Listening to My Lovely Sam Soon

Jin Heon torments me by leaning in an inch from Sam Soon lips … then doesn’t kiss her. Ah, Kdramas, the big tease! My brain struggles.  Is “come out” one of the verbs I know? That doesn’t sound like 나오다. Off … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

My friends at Mindpasta 🙂

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Where in the world is …

Just sharing with my Korean friends the educational computer game that taught me geography and introduced me to acapella music back in 1985. “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” sung by Rockapella.  Acapella groups sing without musical instruments.  The … Continue reading

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Itsy Bitsy Spider – in Korean

Perhaps as language learners, we need to be as determined as the itsy bitsy spider.  Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try again. “Through every kind of disaster and setback and catastrophe.  We are survivors.  And we teach our … Continue reading

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