I miss Korean class :(

It has been awhile since I’ve stopped lessons at NEX. My learning has been pretty much stagnant and I hope to start soon! I’m waiting for my TTMIK book 1 and 2 to arrive. Hmm I’m wondering if I’ll have the discipline to study on my own and if the 2 books are sufficient to help me with TOPIK beginner. Hmm.

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Here’s the picture taken during Beginner 2 class. Kimbap making. Sigh, I miss Korean classes.

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Email from my favourite TTMIK teacher

Haha… Call me a fan girl… I received an email from Kyung Hwa ์„ ์ƒ๋‹˜. Due to the pre-order of TTMIK book 1, I’m getting a month’s worth of access to harukorean! Yay!

I signed up for harukorean when it was just launched but stopped 2 months later. I’m glad to see more lessons and exercises in there now.

My book was shipped on 17 October and I’m hoping it would reach me soon! Ahh excited! ๐Ÿ™‚

Caveat emptor – Do your due diligence

Sigh, it upsets me recently to know that Cambridge Language School is still as bad as it was at the beginning of the year. It also saddens me to know that people still buy their groupon vouchers.

I wrote about the school and my experience because I wanted to warn others about my experience I had. I am wondering if what I’m doing is effective. Before I bought the voucher, I actually did my due diligence but the reviews about the school was outdated. Hence, I wrote the blog past to update whoever who reads my blog or doing their due diligence.

Sigh, caveat emptor. Beware especially when you are buying language classes groupons.

My favourite Korean restaurants: Bibigo

I’m sorry I have not posted anything related to Korean studies for quite awhile. Reason being, I’ve not studied Korean recently. *sheepish smile* Hence, I’ve another food post!

Bibigo is a huge franchise by CJ which is aimed at promoting Korean food to the world. Bibigo has a strong focus on bibimbap. With it’s bibigo rice (salad form) and the variety of rice, sauces and meat to go along with it.

My favourite?

1) Bibimbap black rice with beef and kohot sauce. It comes with lettuce to wrap your rice!

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2) spicy tofu stew!
So far, this is the best tofu stew I’ve tried in Singapore! Right amount of heat and not overly salty.

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3) kalguksu? Or hand cut noodles (hope I’ve spelt it correctly)
I like the texture of the noodles and it comes with scorched rice. Other than having the noodles on its own, I found a more excellent way. Put the noodles into the spicy tofu stew and it’s D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!

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4) seafood pancake
Served on a hot plate? with a flame under it. The pancake is unlike the pancakes we have for breakfast. Savoury and filled with ingredients. Goes really well with the dipping sauce.

I usually go to the Raffles City Shopping Centre branch, located at B1. I hope I can do a Korean language post soon!

Korean Indie bands and singers

Usually, when we watch TV or any kind of Korean music programme, big names like Big Bang, SNSD, Lee Seung Gi, Super Junior, CNBlue will pop up.

From TTMIK and my friend’s fb page, I heard songs from other Korean bands and singers. I was surprised that some of them are really good! Hence, today I’m going to share with youย  my new found favourites. I hope you will like them as much as I do. A few that I will be introducing: LeeSA, Lee Seung Yeol and W&Whale.

LeeSA’s version of SNSD’s Run Devil Run.

Lee Seung Yeol’s U2 cover song ‘One’

W&Whale’s break it down

Enjoy and tell me which one you like!