May 10, 2015
This is our first post since Rose’s accident. She was run over by a drunk driver last week, and has been in the hospital as a result. We’ve been doing what we can to help out, and now that her parents are in Korea they can do more as her legal guardians than we can. Anyhow, that means that our schedules were abandoned for the week, so we weren’t able to film or upload as we usually do, but now that Rose is in better hands we can get back to our regular schedule. Starting with Speaker’s Corner! We’ve got our FAPFAP coming later today as well, so stay tuned for that :D
On to more merriment: we get a lot of people stopping through our cafe and trying out the video booth. You know, when we built it we discussed for a long time what the time limit should be. At first we thought 5 minutes, but we thought that’d be too long. Then we set it for two minutes, which we thought might be alright. But, as you can see in this week’s video, sometimes talking for two minutes straight on camera is challenging. We’re a lot more used to it now, after having done it for majority of our adult life, it seems, but – looking back on our first videos – I remember what it’s like to have to talk for so long. It’s tough. But I did notice something that the people in this week’s Speaker’s Corner had that we didn’t have: dance skills to fill the void :D
Speaking of Yonsei, we were there at the hospital with Rose, and, though I don’t know much about the English program from personal experience, I can say that the campus is really pretty. And there are loads of foreigners attending. I’m not sure if that’s a selling factor for you though, if you’re interested in studying in Korea. Ha! I don’t think a grammar intensive approach to learning Korean is all too effective, and neither did the speaker in this video. I’ve always thought of language as a means to an end, and not an end in itself. Language helps communicate, but it isn’t communication itself, so focusing so intently on using language perfectly kind of gets in the way of connecting with other people, in my opinion. If you’ve attending a language school, either in Korea or abroad, I’d love to hear your experience with it, and if a grammar intensive approach worked for you.
Otherwise, another update: we’re starting our road trip tomorrow. We’re going to Jeju and Busan. So prepare for lots of WANKs! We haven’t done one of those in a while. And some sexy food porn shots as well! If you’re living in either Jeju or Busan, hopefully we’ll be able to run into you there. We won’t be easy to miss: we have a big white car with stickers all over it, and we’ve got pink hair and big beards. We’re easy to spot :D