After getting so busy because of the 32nd TOPIK and Super Show 5 in Manila, I am finally back! I have a lot of things to say so bear with my randomness in this post! =)
32nd Test of Proficiency in Korean (October 20, 2013)
I am finally done with the 32nd TOPIK! I am still not sure if I can pass Level 4 but I do hope that I will pass! It was my second time getting the exam and I think I am already used to the format of the exam. It was also nice to visit KCC again. As usual, I got some free books and pamphlets from KCC.
During the exam, I really find the Vocabulary part quite difficult, maybe because of some vocabulary questions that I wasn’t able to understand. The grammar part was easy as well as items 29 and 30 which are about the idiomatic expressions. I understood the paragraph well and was able to point out that ‘꿩 대신 닭” is the correct answer ㅋㅋ. The writing part was also okay especially the grammar part. The essay question was also easy to answer and I am very thankful for that ^__^. Items 41-44 were killers. I had a lot of thoughts on how to answer them but I wasn’t able to get the exact answers as provided by the TOPIK exam giving body. After the exam, I realized the correct answers and I regret not thinking about them during the exam. But anyways, I hope they will give me few points for my answers haha!
The second part of the exam which is Listening and Reading were quite easy especially the reading part. I find the listening part easy too but I do have a lot of wrong answers when I tried to check my answers after the TOPIK website released the cheat sheet. For the reading part, it was also easy. I was able to understand most of the paragraphs and I was able to answer items 59 and 60 correctly.
But still, I can’t say that the Intermediate Level is already easy for my level. I am still struggling a lot to answer some of the items. I guess my professors’ advice and techniques helped me a lot in answering the TOPIK exam. If ever I will pass Level 4 this time, I will still try another TOPIK exam on April 2014 until I get a decent score in all parts, maybe an average of 85-90 points in all areas will convince me to jump to Advanced Level hahaha!
I was also happy because after almost a year, I was able to meet Ate Dia from mykoreancorner. We know that both of us will be taking the exam but we didn’t know that we will be seatmates during the exam haha! I missed Ate Dia and I felt very happy to see her again! 🙂
Super Junior’s Super Show 5 in Manila (October 24, 2013)
Whew! After almost 2 years, I was able to meet Super Junior again! Super Show 5 in Manila was super duper epic! SS5 Manila is indeed one of my most favorite Super Shows. Aside from the fact that it was Kangin’s first time in Manila, Heechul also joined the tour after being discharged from the army. I was really happy that I couldn’t express everything with words. Everything was just perfect.
I was seated at Section 217 of the Lower Box A area. I had a great view of the concert because they were just few inches away from me. The only thing that I despised is the fact that Donghae didn’t go to our area often. He just passed by for around three times. Kangin, Heechul, Sungmin and Eunhyuk were the members who always went in our side. I don’t have any nice pictures of the members because I didn’t want to watch the show through the lens of my camera. I just wanted to enjoy the show and sing or dance along with the boys. I was just quite disappointed that the fans’ participation in the concert is not the same as Super Shows 2 and 3. Most of the fans in the lower box area and the standing area were busy holding their cameras and busy taking photos or fancams of the boys. I can barely hear any fanchant from the audience. Anyways, Philippine ELF is still the LAUdest according to Henry because we really screamed out hearts out. I am happy that Super Junior was happy during their stay in Manila.
Indeed, Super Show 5 in Manila will be one of their best concerts ever! Every peso that I spent for the concert was really worth it! I wish I can see them again soon!
Master’s Sun! (주군의 태양)
I finally finished watching Master’s Sun! I thought that I will be able to get over with my Super Show 5 hangover if I will watch this drama but then I ended up having a Master’s Sun syndrome! I love this drama! I love the storyline, the characters, the OST, just everything! I am now planning to buy the novel version of this drama so I wan’t to go back to school soon so that I can have my allowance for me to buy books!
I love So Jisub and Gong Hyojin’s chemistry in this drama. The casting was really good and I can’t get over with all the ghost stories incorporated in the drama. I am currently re-watching Master’s Sun because I want more of Jugun and Taeyang! Master’s Sun is definitely one of the rom-com Korean dramas that I loved! I do hope that Jisub and Hyojin will make another drama or film. I will not think twice if I am going to watch it or not because I am certainly going to watch any show with Jisub and Hyojin in it! I also do hope that they end up together haha! SoGong couple is the best! ❤
There you go with my random updates about my fangirling life, haha! I still feel that I have a lot of things to say but I don’t know how to organize them here in this post. I will probably make another one containing a preview of my book review on twoChois’ gift from the raffle draw.^^