Netflix. Yes, I can blame a lot of my wasted time on the streaming movies available on Netflix. Since I watch so many subtitled movies (See? I do read!), Netflix suggested "Playful Kiss" as a series I might be interested in checking out. I'm not going to recommend it, as it is more than mildly aggravating to watch... though watch it, I did. All twenty-something hours of it.
Just this morning, I finished watching the last hour-long episodes of another (much better) series called "Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers." The lead characters are less idiotic, the lead female is less helpless and pathetic, and the lead male is less of a complete jerk. Plus, there are four dreamy Asian main characters in this one (see image below). I've sort of developed a crush on the one to the far right. (What, am I in? High school?!)
But on a more serious note, I really started to appreciate some things about what I was watching:
- the sound of the language.
- the fact that I started to recognize words that were being said.
- the cultural differences between the US and Korea.
- Koreans use a phonetic alphabet.
- Korean is an SOV language, which means that the verb comes at the end of the utterance (among other very distinct word-order differences characteristic of SOV languages).
- I have always wanted to learn to read and write a new alphabet.
- I have wanted to learn an SOV language since I learned about it in grad school.
- the path to learning Korean = talking to cute Korean guys.
So, with that, I sign off. Goodbye! Annyonghi kashipshiyo! 안녕히 가심시오!