2016년 2월 11일 목요일

KOICA activity video


 This video shows what i had done in Vietname for 7 months. It could not show all of activities, but I want you to see what I have done.
Enjoy to watch this video!

 2014년 코이카 베트남 타이응우옌성 딘화현 또 마을 새마을리더 봉사단 활동 영상

2015년 6월 12일 금요일

Third SHELF project

 
Our third SHELF project is.........................!!
Cooking show video! It's totally different  than other cooking shows. There is some meaning and that is our point of third SHELF project. We made handmade cake together showing whole of process to make it from the beginning to the end. (and we were eating it together haha)
 
 
There are 5 members in my group (3 men and 2 women), All three of men have never made cake before. So they were full of mistakes putting the cream on the cake  at first,  but it was absolutely hilarious. We were making the cake together singing 'One day more'. Finally, we made it quite perfect shaped and... eat together haha.
 
The reason that we decided to do it for our third SHELF project is to celebrate the last day of our ENG 250 class. ( The next day was 성권's birthday as well..!! kkk )
 
We have prepared this SHELF project as a gift for our professor Jeff and all students attended.
We would like to say thank you for all of your time and hard work during the semester.
 
I'm missing you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
Are you learning and/or practicing English in a meaningful way?
 
I am sure that yes, I'm  always learning and practicing English in my daily life in a meaningful way. If you look around carefully, there are a lot of changes to be able to learn very useful English expressions, not to sit and study for hours.
In my case, I'm always listening carefully what people said and wondering which words and phrases are using on a different situations.
 
Like what different people have differenct ideas, they have different ways to express their thought and emotion. So, First of all, listen their conversation and learn from them I haven't ever known (or fresh ideas). Second,  imitate their words and make it my own words. I'm trying to use the words imitated in my daily life until I speak natually.  
 
So, you'd better be careful of me, I'm always watching you lol!!!

 
Effort - how much time and energy you spend (don’t be shy about documenting your effort)
 
 English is always beside me. Even I'm always doing self-talk in English from morning to evening. This is the way to do. First, remind of a situation. It would be  included the old days or the fastasy world made from you. Second, play a role. If you imagin a situation,  you can be a main charactor of your world. So you are playing in the world talking anything in mind.
 
It's quiet easy to do, but it sometimes makes people embarrassed. Here is one of my real story. One day, on my way to school, I was more absorbed than ever in my own world in a bus. I've thought i was doing self-talk only in my mind,  but I was unconsciously speaking by myself. A passenger next to me was looking at me in a very stange way and moved his seat. I was a little bit shy at that time, but I have never stop my self-talk studying :).
 
 
 




2015년 6월 9일 화요일

Second SHELF project with One Day More Les Miserables




It is linked to my second SHELF project video.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2roon6_les-miserables-eng250-shelf-project_music

+ 관훈, thank you for your technical support, editting and making this video whole day.

Finally, we have completed our second SHELF project. Yeah!!!
It was so amazingly interesting assignment I've ever been in college. We were so much passionated each role and we did it.

 <  My Les Miserables team > 
 
It was my first challenge to do musical and even I haven't watched Les Miserables before. So I downloaded  and watched it several times, and now it became one of my favorite musical. When we were recording musical video at school, my friend 관훈 and 카트리나 helped us a lot how to sing and carry the emotion of a song's lyrics becuase they have previously experience some musicals. I would love to try doing another musical together in the future <3



I played a role Eponine. She represents unrequited love. It was really difficult to express feelings like heart break and painful and sing together.
Eponine, she is so amazing woman. She always tried to gain his attections  and died for him in the end. I don't know how hard she was, but I am sure if i were Eponine, I would tell Marius I love him and break connection between Marius and Cosette. Becuase I don't want to regret in the future. Anyway, who can blame her sacrifice.

+ I can learn this proverbs

As Latin proverb is, 'A woman dares all things when she loves or hates.'
It is similar with 'But for love, a woman could do anything.'

One day more lyrics

[VALJEAN]

One day more
Another day, another destiny
This never-ending road to Calvary
These men who seem to know my crime
Will surely come a second time
One day more

[Marius]
I did not live until today
How can I live when we are parted


[VALJEAN]
One day more

[Marius & Cosette]
Tomorrow you'll be worlds away
And yet with you, my world has started

[Eponine] One more day all on my own
[Marius & Cosette] Will we ever meet again

[Eponine] One more day with him not caring

[Marius & Cosette] I was born to be with you
[Eponine] What a life I might have known
[Marius & Cosette] And I swear I will be true
[Eponine] But he never saw me there


[Enjolras] One more day before the storm
[Marius] Do I follow where she goes
[Enjolras] At the barricades of freedom
[Marius] Shall I join my brothers there
[Enjolras] When our ranks begin to form
[Marius] Do I stay and do I dare
[Enjolras] Will you take your place with me

[Everyone] The time is now, the day is here

[VALJEAN] One day more


[JAVERT]

One more day to revolution
We will nip it in the bud
We'll be ready for these schoolboys
They will wet themselves with blood

[VALJEAN] One day more

[Mr. & Mrs. THENARDIER]
Watch 'em run amuck Catch 'em as they fall
Never know your luck When there's a free for all
Here a little `dip'
There a little `touch'
Most of them are goners
So they won't miss much

[Students]
One day to a new beginning (Raise the flag of freedom high)
Every man will be a king (Every man will be a king)
There's a new world for the winning (There's a new world to be won)

[Everyone] Do you hear the people sing


[Marius] My place is here, I fight with you
[VALJEAN] One day more


[Marius & Cosette] I did not live until today

[Eponine] One more day all on my own
[Marius & Cosette] How can I live when we are parted
[JAVERT(overlapping)]

I will join these people's heros
I will follow where they go
I will learn their little Secrets
I will know the things they know

[VALJEAN] One day more
[Marius & Cosette] Tomorrow you'll be worlds away
[Eponine] What a life I might have known
[Marius & Cosette] And yet with you my world has started


[Javert(overlapping)]
One more day to revolution
We will nip it in the bud
We'll be ready for these Schoolboys

[THENARDIERS(overlapping)]

Watch 'em run amok
Catch 'em as they fall
Never know your luck
When there's a free-for-all

[VALJEAN]
Tomorrow we'll be far away
Tomorrow is the judgement day

[Everyone]
Tomorrow we'll discover What our God in Heaven has in store
One more dawn
One more day
One day more

Is marriage necessary or not in today's society ?




Is marriage necessary or not in today's society?

This topic is going to be discussed with my friends on hangout this coming Thursday! The main purpose that I choose this topic as my final exam quadrathalon is to see how they think about 'leather spinster or bachelor'?

+The leather spinster means who think I'm a happily unmarried straight woman and proud of it. It was first used in the late 80s by sucessful American careerwomen who didn't feel the urge or need to add marriage and it's components to thir lives.

+Leather Spinkster Origins:
http://leatherspinsters.com/leatherspinsters_origin.html


 I believe marriage is no longer necessary, especially today's society. As individualism develops, society becomes bleak and the more and more people want to enjoy their own life. So, many young men and women are postponing marriage. (There would be many different reasons why they're postponing marriage. I would like to discuss them with my friends.)

I think that is because.... of self-improvement.
                                        of getting a job.
                                        of saving money.
                                        they cannot find my life partner.

  
According to the data, the number of marriages in Korea keeps decreasing since it had peaked in 1984. In addition, most men and women seem to marry during the start of nearly their 30s.



It means women are having children later in life. Women 35 and order have more difficulty getting preganant and health baby. If we solve this problem, of course, we should encourage marriage at first. But we can discuss about the risk and measure of them, too.

+ I found a good expression.


Most experts would say there's no one right time to start a family. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to giving birth at different ages: In your 20s, you'll have more energy to run after and care for your child but fewer financial resources and less personal life experience on which to draw; in your late 30s and 40s you may be more established financially but have a tougher time getting and staying pregnant and, afterward, keeping up with an active baby and toddler.
http://www.parenting.com/article/pregnancy-at-20-30-40

+Korea's Low Birth Rate: Problem that May be Impossible to Fix :

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/2013/08/koreas-low-birth-rate-problem-that-may.html

2015년 6월 5일 금요일

Second shadow reading - Oprah Winfrey Harvard Commencement speech





Oprah Winfrey Harvard Commencement speech | Harvard Commencement 2013

23:45~ 24:47
 
This is my second shadow reading with Opra Winfrey who is best known for hosting her own internationally popular talk show. I take some videos rather than audio stereo in order to show you the process of my shadow reading and the changes : voice, intonation and even my script. So I hope you enjoy it (:

 

-Introduction video



 

-Before shadow reading


 

The speech script: I know that you all might have a little anxiety now and hesitation about leaving the comfort of college and putting those Harvard credentials to the test. But no matter what challenges or setbacks or disappointments you may encounter along the way, you will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal. There really is only one, and that is this: To fulfill the highest, most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. You wanna max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up your family and the people around you. Theologian Howard Thurman said it best. He said, “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that because what the world needs is people who have come alive”
  

-After shadow reading  

 
 
 
The speech script: I know that/ you all might have a little anxiety now /and hesitation about/ leaving the comfort /of college and putting those/ Harvard credentials to the test. But no matter what challenges /or setbacks or disappointments you may encounter along the way, you will find /true success and happiness/ if you have only one goal. There really is/ only one, and that is this: To fulfill/ the highest/, most truthful/ expression /of yourself/ as a human being. You wanna max out/ your humanity /by using your energy/ to lift yourself up /your family /and the people around you. Theologian Howard Thurman said it best. He said, Don’t ask yourself what the world needs,/ Ask yourself what makes you come alive/ and then go do that /because what the world needs/ is people/ who have come alive”
 
+ Pause appers to / (frasl.),  thick and big letter appears to strength sound and underline appear to connection between phrase and phrase to read it more smoothly. Do you feel the differences?!
I believe this 'shadow reading skill' would be very helpful for people who learn and study English.
 
 

2015년 6월 3일 수요일

My Dubsmash selfie video









This is my first Dubsmash selfie video!! Dubsmash is a mobile app to creat short selfie videos dubbed with famous sounds. It's a fabulous app. It's fresh, varied and even fun. In addition, It is great method to practice expressing my feelings through facial expression as well. Becuase Korean society is closed, while that of Amarica is open, It was very difficult for me to do expressing my emotions only with the facial expression. (But I've totally tried putting a little more my expression on it.) Anyway, now I'm almost adapted to use and I'm enjoying to take many many Dubsmash selfie videos without any difficulties. I'm going to upload much more of my selfie videos! I hope you enjoy to watch my videos and... let's SHARE our Dubsmash video together (:!!!






2015년 5월 21일 목요일

reflection of mock interview

 
 
 
 
Today, I had mock job interview in the class. I've intended to upload recording video file on my blog, but I decided not to do becuase you will laught at me XD! Interview always makes me nervous and I repeat my mistakes again and again. I hope it will be dwindling. So, let's look at my mistates!

First, I'm fast talker. Generally, I was talking too fast and it did not make senses at all. I need to emphasis to some words and pauses between words and phrases.
Give me an example with the real interivew answer of mine.

 "Can you give me an example how you are optimistic?"

 "Ah...Even though i took the hardship/ i just took/ everything in a positive (way)/ and  i can deal  with/ in a good way /with my positive mind./ Everything, i just thinking /in a good way/ with my positive thinking of my mind.

Yeah, i know this is a terrible answer but i should face the facts...): If I express this answer with "Even if i face hardship along my way, i must never give up and keep try to do my best with my positive thinking of my mind", it would be better.

Second, mistake some words. It's quiet simple, but i need to reconfirm my vocabulary again.
cameover(X) overcame(O)
opstidious(X) fastidious(O)
fastidious    꼼꼼한, 철저한  (=strict, meticulous)

+ I realized the necessity of extending my vocabulary when I speak in English.

It was very interesting and meaningful time to think carefully about my future and prepare the interview.