It feels like I've been gone FOREVER, but I've just been caught up in school and a little discouraged about learning Korean lately...
I've been discouraged lately because I feel like millions of people are interested in Korea now with the Hallyu wave etc. It isn't a bad thing that so many people are interested now, but I do feel like when I go to Korea some time in the near future that it's basically going to be a sea of foreigners and I'm barely going to see any Koreans/have anyone to speak Korean to (Yes I know it's weird and an outrageous thought -_- LOL)... I guess it's just some odd fantasy >.<
But I decided, no matter how many foreigners go to Korea, that I'm going to be independent and not care what people think and learn Korean because I WANT to and it is my dream. Why should I let anything get in the way of my dream?
Look at Japan. I'm sure millions of people have traveled there and thousands of foreigners live there. But if you look at tourists' pictures of Tokyo (seemingly the most popular area in Japan), it is still mostly Japanese people, and you see maybe 1 or 2 foreigners here and there. Which is great for the foreigners who took the time to learn Japanese because they can now communicate with the Japanese people in Japan ^_^.
I think I was just in an odd state of mind for a while. I really do want to do this. Real work starts... NOW! (> *_*)>
Oh and Happy Holidays to those of you in the spirit ^_^ I know I am~!