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상상은 여권이 필요없는 여행이다

About

When I first stared becoming interested in Korean pop culture, I was intensely jealous of those who could fluently understand Korean. For me, it was torture knowing that the latest episode of my current favorite drama had aired, and yet I would have to wait days or even weeks before I could partake in it.

And yet, for native speakers, it was so easy. I was thankful for translators who practically worked around the clock, and yet had difficulty suppressing my frustration when translation seemed to take particularly long. No native speakers have a duty to translate, but I also wondered if they knew what being on one side of a seemingly insurmountable language barrier felt like.

Well, little by little, I started chipping away at that “insurmountable” barrier. I took classes. I studied on my own. I watched hours of dramas, listened to hundreds (thousands?) of songs, took notes, made flash cards, logged new grammar and vocabulary, and translated. And translated. And translated.

I still haven’t overcome that barrier, but I’m working on it. And I feel like I owe a ladder to everybody who comes after me. My skills still aren’t perfect, but if I can help just one person, I feel like my efforts will be worthwhile. So feel free to ask, request, correct, encourage, or in any other way engage in the learning process. I will be thankful.

 

-MB

6 comments on “About

  1. chainbreakercorporation
    December 27, 2016

    Don’t give up!
    乁( • ω •乁) (「• ω •)「 ⁽⁽◝( • ω • )◜⁾⁾ ✺◟( • ω • )◞✺

  2. djmongkimaejik
    December 27, 2016

    Thank you!! I won’t! ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

  3. aesthesi
    April 27, 2017

    I just discovered your blog.. Wow! it’s my new source of great things! Thanks! ^^

    • djmongkimaejik
      May 31, 2017

      Thank you so much! And let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like to see translated, or a type of music you prefer~

  4. Ik
    May 29, 2017

    Hi! I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work. I’m a big fan of your blog! ^^

    • djmongkimaejik
      May 31, 2017

      I’ve never had a fan before hahah Thank you so much! Your words are so encouraging ^^ This blog is just something I run by myself in my free time, and I don’t have a lot of free time so sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated. Knowing people actually care makes me want to work harder~

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