Studying a language is more fun if you have some friends to help you. I just got off from my Skype session with my new language partner. I’m not gonna talk about her that much since she asked for me not to. All I can say about her is she is a she and she is a Korean, that’s all. Oh wait, she’s also super nice! ^^ I’m just going to blog about my experience and how I felt.
I’m going to admit, my heart was racing when I saw her go online on Skype. I really let out a loud gasp and I could hear myself saying ‘어떻게~ 어떻게~ 어떻게~ 어떻게~’ out loud. I thought I was gonna die of heart attack. 진짜 이렇게 긴장했어서 떨렸어요.ᄏᄏᄏᄏ Anyway, I was really nervous prior to the session because I have never done language exchange via Skype before, only through emails or SNS (social networking sites). I was also nervous because I didn’t know what’s going to happen during the session. I was scared that I might not be able to answer all the questions she’s going to throw at me and that I wouldn’t be able to explain very well. And most of all, I was scared we’ll run out of things to talk about and she might get bored with me. Honestly, I am quite a boring person especially in real life. OTL Moving on, I spent the whole afternoon gathering my English books, just in case. ᄏ I also read through some of them, again, just in case. LOL. I really prepared because I don’t want to disappoint her. I don’t want her to think that she chose a lousy language exchange partner. I don’t want her to regret for choosing me.
We talked for about 2 hours and I’ve grown to like her immediately because she really is nice. No, we didn’t talk through voice call, just text chat. I wonder what could have happened if we did voice chat on our first session. I can’t wait for our next Skype session tomorrow. I didn’t get to practice my Korean because I felt really shy and I blacked out. My mind went blank. I was trying to recall everything I’ve learned so far but seriously, I just blacked out. There were some things I wanted to ask her but I forgot what they were. Note to self: Jot down all your questions so you won’t forget.
I feel more motivated to study Korean now. Self-studying a language is not lame, it’s just a little lonely because you have no one to practice with or communicate with. That’s why I made this blog so I can meet new friends to make the journey of learning a language more enjoyable.
I’m going to end this post with a song that I’m currently addicted to. 다시 얘기 할게요. 끝