I'm not sure how many people will do this, but I figured I'd give it a try, anyways! I'm sorta taking it from the JapanesePod101 forum (I'm not learning Japanese. I just sometimes find it interesting to see bits of other languages! ). But since I haven't been on here for very long, I thought it would be nice to... get to know people a bit more! So I'll go first...
Age: 25 (27 in Korean age?)
Place of birth: Seoul
Furthest location travelled: Well, technically it would be when I moved from Seoul to Australia... XP
Places you want to go: Korea, Europe (many parts of it)
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English, Korean (I guess?)
Languages in the process of learning: Just 한국어
Hobbies: Learning Korean, drawing pictures, teaching, cooking/baking, reading, watching K-dramas.
Occupation: Primary school teacher
Education: I completed a Masters of Ed. degree last year at uni.
Favorite Movies: Dark Knight, Wall-e, Moulin Rouge, Lord of the Rings
Favorite Bands: 신화, 소녀시대
Favorite Video Games: Final Fantasy VIII, Mario Kart, Zelda
Ultimate Goal: To know lots of Korean, to GO to Korea and see where I was born ( ), to live an overall happy life!
Feel free to tell us a bit about yourselves! ^_^
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Furthest location travelled:
Places you want to go:
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Name: Tali, 타리
Age: 25, but 27 by the Korean system
Place of birth: UK
Furthest location travelled: Australia
Places you want to go: Korea, Japan, China, USA, Canada
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Korean
Hobbies: Listening to music, reading, playing MapleStory
Occupation: Student, and Co-Manager of KoME Education: Doing a BA degree at the moment
Favorite Movies: Old Boy, A Bittersweet Life, Shutter, the Saw movies, Pirates of the Carribean, Lord of the Rings, Iron Man, uhhh I'm sure there's more, I always forget what I like XD
Favorite Bands: 신화, 김동완, M, 비, Epik High, 박효신, 빅뱅
Favorite Video Games: Tetris. Seriously XD and if computer games count too then MapleStory. Also really liked Rappelz but I don't have the time, and Cabel Online but my laptop freaks out and crashes constantly if I play that.
Ultimate Goal: To be happy, whatever that involves at the time ^^ Other than that ... I dunno! Be better at Korean, because at the moment learning it makes me happy? XD
Age: 많아요. 비밀 이에요.
Place of birth: 태국
Furthest location travelled: 일본
Places you want to go: 한국, 미국
Spoken languages: 태국어, 영어, 한국어 (잘 하길 바래요.)
Written Languages: 태국어, 영어, 한국어 (hopefully)
Languages in the process of learning: 한국어, 일본어
Hobbies: 읽기, 언어을 공부, 음악을 듣기, 여행
Education: M.A. in Language and Communication (completed many years ago)
Favorite Movies: Enchanted, Everyone's Hero, Mulan
Favorite Bands: Westlife (Now you can guess how old I am)
Favorite Video Games: none
Ultimate Goal: To be happy, can speak many languages and visit Korea
I was trying to use Korean as much as I can, but ended up using English.
Age: 25 (한국나이로 26)
Place of birth: Minnesota, USA
Furthest location travelled: Northern Ireland and England (they are about the same distance, i suppose)
Places you want to go: EVERYWHERE! but right now, mostly korea..
Spoken languages: english, 한국어
Written Languages: english, 한국어
Languages in the process of learning: 한국어 (영원한 학생.. ㅋㅋㅋㅋ), 중국어, 일본어
Hobbies: studying languages, reading, writing, art, photography, playing guitar....
Education: i graduated high school - haven't made it to college yet.
Favorite Movies: hmmmm... harry potter? (i don't watch many movies..)
Favorite Bands: thrice, sigur ros, band of horses, eisley, peterpan complex and nell (i listen to a lot of kpop too, but i wouldn't put them on my favorite band list)
Favorite Video Games: i do not play video games. ever. and have no desire to.
Ultimate Goal: in life?? wow.. that's a loaded question. for now, let's suffice it to say that i hope to help people understand each other.. ^^
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Name: Claudia 클라우디아, 규리
Place of birth: 베를린, 독일
Furthest location travelled: 한국
Places you want to go: Thailand (I have family there!), Japan, Brazil, A LOT OF PLACES
Spoken languages: German, English, Portuguese, theoretically French, (started learning Arabic, random Japanese)
Written Languages: German, English, Portuguese, ... how do you mean written... I can read Arabic and Japanese script, I'm fluent written/spoken in German/English/Portuguese...
Languages in the process of learning: I'm trying to concentrate on Korean at the moment... (difficult enough )
Hobbies: languages, taekwondo, message boards, Asian dramas, creative writing
Occupation: looking for a job as 기사, 엔지니어
Education: 기사, 엔지니어
Favorite Movies: errr...
Favorite Bands: several from around the world
Favorite Video Games: Dead or Alive, Tekken, ... other Beat'em'ups
Ultimate Goal: to work abroad in several countries as 기사, 엔지니어
unfortunately having half a set of Korean genes doesn't come w/ a language gene
Name: 김성수, Seongsoo Kim
Age: 37 (39 in Korean)
Place of birth: 서울, Seoul
Furthest location travelled: Somewhere in Europe (I don't know which is the furthest)
Places you want to go: 미국(USA), 태국(Thailand), 스웨덴(Sweden), 훗카이도(Japan)
Spoken languages: 한국어(Korean)
Written Languages: 한국어(Korean), 영어(English)
Languages in the process of learning: 영어(English), 일본어(Japanese)
Hobbies: Talking(usually listening to people)
Occupation: Commercial Film Producer
Education: Kookmin University, majored Industrial Design
Favorite Movies: All musical things
Favorite Bands: The czars, Kent, Placebo, Loveholic...
Favorite Video Games: Solitaire
Ultimate Goal: The peace of all mankind
Name: Sarah / owbee (nickname)
Age: 21, 23 in Korea
Place of birth: Saudi Arabia (But I'm not an Arabian. My mom just delivered there. I'm 100% Filipino who currently lives in US.)
Furthest location travelled: America.
Places you want to go: anywhere in the world. ^^
Spoken languages: Filipino/Tagalog, English
Written Languages: Filipino/Tagalog, English
Languages in the process of learning: I would really like to learn Korean. I started learning Italian too..
Hobbies: drawing, singing, eating, dancing, writing, blogging, collecting, smiling, laughing, anything that ends in -ing, I guess. Haha!!
Occupation: none as of now. I still need to pass the test.
Education: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (Far Eastern University, Philippines)
Favorite Movies: A Millionnaire's First Love, Windstruck, Cellular, Italian Job, Sweet Home Alabama, The Notebook, The Lakehouse, The Terminal, Mulan, Ratatouille, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, 5 Centimeters Per Second, The Classic, My Boyfriend if Type B, Arahan
Favorite Bands: Epik High, Super Junior, Dong Bang Shin Ki.
Favorite Video Games: Tumblebugs? haha..
Ultimate Goal: lead a life of contentment and leave a lasting mark in someone else's life.
Age: 31; 한국 나이가 서른 세 살이구요.
Place of birth: 미국
Furthest location travelled: Bali, Java (Indonesia)
Places you want to go: 한국 (한 번 가봤는데...), Ireland, Thailand, Bhutan
Spoken languages: English, Indonesian, Japanese, Balinese, French (seulment un petit peu, vraiment), Tagalog
Written Languages: English, Indonesian, Japanese, Balinese, French
Languages in the process of learning: Korean, Javanese
Hobbies: Languages, cooking, playing obscure card games, foreign films, linguistics, traditional Asian music and dance.
Occupation: PhD Student
Education: Nearly finished with the PhD!
Favorite Movies: The Vengeance Trilogy, most Peter Greenaway films
Favorite Bands: Sparks, Pizzicato Five, Cudamani
Favorite Video Games: I have butterfingers - next question
Ultimate Goal: To have someone devoted enough the learn all the things that I've acquired in this life.
"I'm trying to make a pun, but it's not punny."
Name: Erich / 영광
Age: 34 (방송나이)
Place of birth: Switzerland
Furthest location travelled: Korea
Places you want to go: USA (but only when I am not considered as a [potential] criminal when entering the country by having to give my fingerprint)
Spoken languages: Swiss German, German, French, English, Romanian, a little bit Italian and some Korean
Written Languages: German, French, English, Romanian
Languages in the process of learning: Korean, interested in learning dutch
Hobbies: computer, gardening, music (playing and listening)
Occupation: IT specialist with focus on Linux system administration
Education: Bachelor of arts, major in German linguistics
Favorite Movies: either there's too many to mention or I'm not passionate enough to call one or two movies my favorites...
Favorite Bands: Elton John
Favorite Video Games: don't play video games
Ultimate Goal: to live in Korea when my kids are adults