Next TOPIK post delayed

Hi everyone, my apologies… There will be some delay for the TOPIK resources post. I itchy backside (singlish explained, click link). Agreed to work on Sundays for the whole year. Hence, I’m working 6 days a week now (actually 7 because I’ve to prepare materials for Sunday on Saturday). Till then… Cheers and peace out.

P.s. post should be out by next week.

Fun Korean Lesson Trip 2013

Good news everyone! The dates for 2013 are out! (think it was out earlier but I just found out! >.< ) You can find more information at the visitkorea site.

년도 Number Season Dates
2013 1st Winter January 13, 2013-January 19, 2013
2nd Winter January 20, 2013-January 26, 2013
3rd Winter January. 27, 2013-February.2, 2013
4th Winter February. 17, 2013-February. 23, 2013
5th Summer July. 28, 2013-August. 3, 2013
6th Summer August. 4, 2013-August. 10, 2013
7th Summer August. 11, 2013-August. 17, 2013
8th Summer August. 18, 2013-August. 24, 2013

My Korean New Year Resolutions

Truthfully, I don’t think I’ve ever fulfilled new year resolutions. But well, it’s good to have a goal to work towards. So here goes:

1) take TOPIK in October (level 2 hopefully)
2) touch type in Korean
3) clear TTMIK level 4 (I assume it should be sufficient for TOPIK level 2? Correct me if I’m wrong please!)
4) go to Seoul and buy textbooks (Ehwa beginner textbooks!)
5) complete TOPIK beginner vocabulary – in memrise
6) complete studying Ehwa beginner textbook

Err… Way too ambitious I know. Let’s see how it goes. πŸ™‚

TOPIK 2013 Singapore

I’ve extracted the TOPIK information from SKIS website. My goal is to take the TOPIK beginner and achieve level 2.

TOPIK in Singapore is held every April and October. TOPIK registration usually opens 2 months before the test date.

2013 exam dates
21st April 2013 (Sunday)
09:00 – 17:30

20th October 2013 (Sunday)
09:00 – 17:30

Singapore Korean International School is the official institution for TOPIK in Singapore. Click on link above to find out more.

I read my blog and realised I’ve not progressed much. This is quite disappointing and I’m not sure if I can even take TOPIK in October. My TTMIK level moved from Level 2 lesson 16 (when I started the blog, with zeal and not being able to remember much) to level 2 lesson 18 now. I must say the only thing I’m quite satisfied with is to be able to read Korean now (snail speed).

How can I catch up if I want to take TOPIK? What should I do? These are 2 questions on my mind. April’s exam date is out for sure. 😦

Wang Daebak Restaurant

After reading the review in Hangukdrama, I went down with my family to try it out. Here are some pics:


Seriously looks like a scene out of the dramas with the metal bowls and charcoal grill.


Chicken gizzard (spicy), prime rub and shoulder-loin.


Tried my hand at making egg rolls. Not very successful.


Neng myeon… Prefer the one at Doong Ji as it’s colder and a bit more punchy.


Pollack fish egg soup was boiling hot and tasty. Sadly, the egg was not very fresh. Don’t think I’ll order it again.

Overall, the food was quite good! I’ll probably be back to eat the bbq meat and maybe another soup.

98 Amoy Street
Closed on Sundays