안녕하세요 여러분! Hello everyone, Hyunwoo here again. This is my 2nd post in this category, “Week in Review: TTMIK Office”, where I will be sharing with you what has happened for the past week or so at the TalkToMeInKorean Office here in Seoul, Korea.
I was expecting the weather to be much warmer this week but to my disappointment we have yet to experience the true Spring weather here in Seoul. We had some cold days earlier this week, and thanks to my lack of caution, I caught a very bad cold (my first cold and hopefully my last this winter), so I spent the majority of this week trying to feel better. But I’m very glad and thankful that I have super awesome and multi-talented coworkers that can cover for me when I’m away or not feeling well.
But I’m starting to feel much better now, so 걱정하지 마세요! And 여러분도 감기 걸리지 마세요!
Okay, so now more about TalkToMeInKorean. When I went to Manila last February, I was honored to meet so many listeners in the Philippines, and I was hoping to see them again, but I didn’t know I would be able to meet one of them again so soon! Francis, who was at the Manila meet-up too, had recently won a free trip to the Big Bang concert in Seoul and came to visit the TTMIK office as well while he was visiting Seoul. He came here with his sister Lia and brought lovely presents for the TTMIK staff. Thank you Francis! It was great to see you again over here! Hope you had a great time in Korea and hope to see you again when I go to Manila in May!
On the same day, we went to Hongdae to host the weekly LanguageCast meetup. It was very crowded and the atmosphere was great, as usual. (I think this is the night when I started losing my voice, though, haha.) A lot of new members. Lots of languages. LanguageCast rocks! (Want to know how to participate? Click here.)
This week, we also sent the prize (a Samsung digital camera) to the top scorer of February at HaruKorean.com, and the top student, 지원 (nice Korean name!) actually decided to give the prize to his Korean girlfriend, as a proof that he is studying Korean really hard. I think that was really thoughtful and also very sweet!!!
The next day was 14th of March. As you may or may not know, Valentine’s Day is not the only 14th day of a month that is celebrated. There are all sorts of 14th-day celebrations each month and the 14th of March is one of them and called the “White Day”. It’s like the male equivalent of Valentine’s Day. On that day, everyone in the office received a custom-made TalkToMeInKorean chocolate from Stephen Redeker. Thank you soooooo much 스티븐 정말 고마워요. It was both exciting and surreal to eat chocolate that had my face on the packaging.
And of course, MyKoreanStore saw many updates in the book section. In addition to the Sogang Korean books, we also added a Korean cartoon book as a recommended reading source.
As you know we are taking a short break after Level 7 and before we start Level 8, so that some of our listeners can catch up with us and also so that we can spend some time for more video production, but the HaruKorean lessons have all been published as scheduled and our Facebook page has been quite active this week. I’d say it was a pretty good week for us, and I’m looking forward to a more exciting, productive and creative week next week! : )
How has YOUR week been so far, everyone?
Thanks for reading!