Up until last year I only knew how to write using one type of letters–Roman aka Latin and all of the languages I studied used it. Now I’m excited I learned Hangul or Hangeul, the Korean alphabet. I guess I’m the equivalent of a 3 or 4 year old–I know the letters but few Korean words can I recognize.
People often ask why I’m trying to learn Korean. It started with watching dramas and listening to K-pop, but gradually I realized I just wanted something challenging for my brain, which is fun for me. It’s as fun as learning French was only more challenging because I have to learn new letters along with a new language. Here’s my name (spelled phonetically) written in Hangeul.
Lovers are fond of carving their initials or names linked together for everyone to see. Like on this tree and this aloe plant. As if doing this makes the relationship official. It’s universal I think, humans defacing property to declare their love.
Inspired by The Daily Post