Summer Update 2017

Let me give you a really quick update about me. This may help you understand why this site hasn't received as much "love" lately. As you may have read elsewhere on the blog, the following have kept me extremely busy since about 2013:
  1. I'm working 2 (nearly full-time) day jobs
  2. I'm trying to change my career path by furthering my Computer Programming education
  3. I'm studying for various CompTIA certification exams this summer
Now, it's summer vacation from school (my day jobs), so I have a bit more time. But I'm also VERY burned out, and have loads of side projects. The picture above shows one of the things I've taken up again recently this summer. A full list of my new endeavors is below:
  1. Studying Level 4 in the KIIP program for the second time (picture above) - giving a presentation on the US and its economy
  2. Learning bass guitar
  3. Reading 2 chapters in a book per day
  4. Regular exercise - I have been going to the gym for about a year now - and bike about 40km every day I have KIIP class (Tue, Wed, Fri) since it's out of town (5-10km on the other days)
And here's an update on KeyToKorean and our Korean teacher:
  1. She recently finished her thesis and Master's degree for Teaching Korean to Foreigners (Feb) and is employed by Chonbuk National University (so she's busy)
  2. Therefore, we aren't doing any more group or private classes right now - will try to update the site later to reflect this
  3. But I personally hope to start blogging (slightly more) regularly here again. I want to continue to provide resources for learning Korean - and finish some of what's already started.
This is just a quick update, but I'm hoping to add more to our site soon. Another note: I am currently working on a totally new website theme design that should hopefully help make it easier to read and less cluttered. I'm hoping to complete that by the end of the summer at the latest.

4 comments

  1. Thank you for this update. I am getting inspiration from the blog posts about your TOPIK challenge you set yourself in the past to do something similar (as described in my blog). Good luck with all your plans and goals.

    1. Thanks for the comment~ I took a look at your site as well and it looks like you’re off to a great start – although 2 years to TOPIK 6 seems a bit ambitious. I had a similar goal at one point, but work and life started to get in the way and demand more of my time and energy. Like I said, I’m pretty burned out at this point, so looking to try to start up some better study habits, etc soon.

      For me personally, when I went to take the TOPIK II test for the first time, I’d spent so much of my time focused on studying grammar that I couldn’t understand more than half the vocabulary. So I’d really recommend getting some Intermediate/Advanced vocab books to study before taking the TOPIK II. Also, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I found doing as many practice exams as possible really helped me prepare well for the TOPIK I.

      Good luck!

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