living in the countryside in Korea trying to become native-like in Korean as fast as I can
ㅋㅋ Now I’m living in
Israel the middle east volunteering, translating (from Korean to English), teaching English while learning different languages (but specially Hebrew). However still can’t give up my first love — Korean. . . so I guess in a sense I’m still trying to become native-like in Korean as fast as I can.^^
Q: Why are you studying Korean?
A: Because I love Korean. Actually, I’m obsessed with Korean. 흑 흑
Q: Then why do you like Korean?
A: When you really like something it is often hard to give a reason why. I could make up tons of excuses. . . but they would just be excuses. Suffice to say that I came across the language rather accidentally because of my interest in Mongolian. However, the more I learned Korean, the more I fell in love with the language and the culture and the people. Eventually what began as somewhat a distraction, lead to a love affair, and then to an obsession.
When I used it for language study with my first nurturer (language helper) I was surprised at how the story unfolded. The first pages were very simple with only a few details. However very quickly the pictures became more and more detailed. I felt this paralleled my languacultural journey. I was not learning a language but re-learning the world, and just as the pictures got more and more detailed as Anno’s journey progressed, so I also, as my learning progressed, was able to understand and describe more of this new world I had entered.
So, I too, am Anno.