D-1: Ready?

Nervous. Seriously I’m nervous. Finally. Super Show 4. I’ve always dreamed of watching Super Show in Seoul, and hopefully…. tomorrow will be the day that I’ve been waiting…


드디어!!!!! 슈쇼4!!!! 아 진짜 떨려… 내일 첫콘이다… 일찍 자야지!!! 엘프 간다!! 슈주 간다!!

I have to sleep now! Goodnight!

donghae's height

I have just arrived at our room when i saw my Korean roommate together with her friend(who happens to be the Korean roommate of my Filipino friend). Her friend was sitting on my chair and when she saw me, she put back the chair on my place. Accidentally, she hit the cotton buds holder and the cotton buds got scattered on our floor. My roommate and her friend picked up the buds and when they were finished picking them up, my roommate’s friend saw the Kyochon Calendar on my desk.

Friend: Oh! You like Super Junior!

Me: Yes, (laughs) I love them.

Friend: Who do you like?

Me: Lee Donghae.

Friend: Ahh! Donghae! 

Me: Yezzzzz.

Friend: But, do you know that I’m taller than him? (She’s tall and really beautiful)

Me: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, I know. I’ve already seen him twice.

Friend: Really? How?

Me: I went to their concerts in the Philippines.

Friend: Woaaaah. But he’s really short, but (makes some gestures) He’s really handsome.

Me: HAHAHAHAHA! He’s really short, but yes! Handsome.




Last time our Pegasus Skype classes were cancelled. But as what they have promised, classes has now resumed. And I’m happy about it. Because I actually am going crazy right now thinking where should I put Korean studying on my equally crazy schedule… Or maybe I should say, whether I’ll have the discipline to follow my schedule once I plot it. But now that the Skype classes are back, then I have no choice but to follow a schedule. This also gives me more hope in the upcoming TOPIK exam.

Here are the details:


Intensive Summer Skype Series

July 1st~August 27th

Hello! 안녕하세요! The Pegasus Society for Korean Studies invites you to join our Intensive Summer Skype Series, running from the beginning of July to the end of August. This is your chance to learn Korean intensively, free of charge in an interactive classroom via the popular online calling programme ‘Skype’. Classes will be taught by both degree students of Korean and also native Korean speakers.
Students will participate in a ten-class series where they will be able to attain and properly use their Korean language skills through fun, integrated activities, as well as being challenged by our study materials, homework, special assignments and examinations.

Pegasus has already successfully conducted the Skype series in the past and returns to welcome new and returning students to enjoy the language of the Korean people.

To apply or to be eligible for any of our three offered class levels (beginners, intermediate, and advanced), you must first meet ALL of the requirements below as a mandatory preliminary stage of your application. Please read these requisites carefully before applying.



The applicant must have Skype installed and provide us with an I.D. to be added to the relevant class;
The applicant must at least be able to listen to the teachers’ and other students’ voices during class, though it is not compulsory to speak (however it is encouraged for speaking practice);

The applicant must have an acceptable level of English, as it is the lingua franca in all of the beginners – and parts of the intermediate – classes. English is also occasionally used in the advanced class for cases of difficult translation;

The applicant must be able to attend at least eight of the ten classes of their desired series (hence two absences are allowed). If more than two absences occur, a warning will be given on the third, and if absence persists the student will be removed from the course (students are expected to revise content they have missed due to absence in their own time);

The applicant must complete all homework, assignments and take all examinations.

Please take some time to select the class appropriate for you and then submit your application to tee.namja@hotmail.com



Please ensure that before applying you are able to understand and accept the aforementioned requisites, and that you have checked the timetable in detail to prevent any clashes with your other schedules and appointments.

DESIRED CLASS (GOGO, PUSH IT!, WANG – Please select one):

If necessary, please add any other information, queries or comments here which you feel may aid your application.

Once satisfied with your application, please submit it to tee.namja@hotmail.com before the starting date of your chosen class.



  • Gogo Class (Beginner’s Level)

This is conducted entirely in English with Korean used in exercises. The class will assume that the student has no knowledge of Korean (i.e. bona fide level) and thus will teach from the alphabet onwards. Basic conversational topics, grammar structures, general vocabulary and composition exercises will be the main focus of this class. Ten class Papers will be used to teach various topics in a progressive and interactive way.

The level of pace is moderate.


5 Homework tasks (100 points in total, 20 points each)
Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing Examinations (each 50 points)
1 Writing Assignment (one A4 page of written Korean) on a chosen topic (100 points)
Regular vocabulary tests (lessons 2-9 worth 10 points each, lesson 10 worth 20 points [total: 100])

Gogo Class Schedule (5:00-7:00PM Seoul Time):


4th: Gogo  Lesson One

6th: Gogo 2

8th: Gogo 3

11th: Gogo 4th

13th: Gogo 5 + Gogo Writing Assignment Submission

15th: Gogo 6

18th: Gogo 7

20th: Gogo 8

22nd: Gogo 9

25th: Gogo 10


1st: Gogo Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening Examinations


  • Push It! (Intermediate Level)

This class will be conducted either in English or Korean (depending on the levels of the students) however Korean will be used predominantly. The content of this course consists of specific topics and will place heavy importance on conversation, translation, grammar comprehension and writing in a variety of styles and on various topics. Papers and homework is lengthy and demanding, needing the student to be focused, well-paced and prepared for classes.

The level of pace is high.


8 Homework tasks (400 points in total, 50 points each)
Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing Examinations (each worth 100 points)
1 Writing Assignment on a chosen topic (100 points)
1 speech on a chosen topic (100 points)

Push It! Class Schedule (4:00pm – 6:00pm Seoul Time):


1st: Push It! Lesson One

5th: Push It! 2

7th: Push It! 3

12th: Push It! 4

14th: Push It! 5

19th: Push It! 6 + Push It! Speech Day

21st: Push It! 7

26th: Push It! 8 + Push It! Writing Assignment Submission

28th: Push It! 9


2nd: Push It! 10

9th: Push It! Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Examinations


  • Wang (Advanced Level)

This is the highest and most demanding level of the series that Pegasus currently offers. Class numbers are small, and the workload is particularly challenging. Detailed and in-depth topics on a range of global and complex topics and issues will be explored – both through the usual series of ten Papers but also through a variety of other resources too. The entire series is taught in Korean, and English will only be used when, for example, a translation is too difficult to achieve without knowing a word’s meaning etc. As well as the areas of study covered in Gogo and Push It! (grammar, vocabulary, conversation etc), Wang also introduces to the student advanced reading comprehension, dictation, advanced translation, debating, presentation, report compiling and other skills for the advanced learner.

The level of pace is very intense. Absence is strongly discouraged.


2 pieces of homework (100 points each)

Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing Examinations (100 points each)
1 report on a chosen topic (250 points)
One of the following examinations must also be chosen:-

1. Korean Literature Examination (100 points)
2. Essay Writing Examination (100 points)
3. Debating Examination (100 points)
4. Dictation Examination (100 points)

Wang Class Schedule:


27th: Wang 1 (5-7pm)

29th: Wang 2 (5-7pm)


3th: Wang 3 (5-7pm)

5th: Wang 4 + Report Briefing (5-7pm)

8th: Wang 5 (5-7pm)

10th: Wang 6 (4-6pm)

12th: Wang 7 (5-7pm)

15th: Wang 8 (4-6pm)

17th: Wang 9 (5-7pm)

19th: Wang 10 + Report Submission (4-6pm)

22nd: Wang Literature Examination

23rd: Wang Dictation Examination

24th: Wang Debate Examination

25th: Wang Essay Writing Examination

26th: Wang Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking




3rd: Special Lecture: ‘Flying Pegasus’

10th: Special Lecture: The K-Wave

17th: Special Lecture: Religion in Korea

24th: Special Lecture: English/Korean Translation

31st: Special Lecture: 사투리


4th: Special Lecture: Korean Politics

7th: Special Lecture: Art in Korea

16th: Special Lecture: Japanese Occupation

21st: Special Lecture: Education in Korea



Charley Jang – Pegasus Skype Project Head and native Korean speaker; also runs his own Korean teaching project via Skype and produces Korean language learning materials

Victoria Caudle – Pegasus Society Examiner; 2nd year student of the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), studying BA Korean and experienced in linguistics; currently living in Seoul and studying as part of an exchange at 고려대학교 (Korea University); has experience in language research, advertising, Pegasus assessment, and has worked at a Korea Camp in the United States

Allan Christopher Simpson – Director of Pegasus Society; 2nd year student of the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), studying BA Korean; currently living in Seoul since September 2010, as part of an exchange to 고려대학교 (Korea University); has Pegasus teaching experience, has taught Korean as part of a ten-week project at Newcastle College (Tyne and Wear, England); teaches English in Korean to Koreans living in Seoul

Others: (assistants and special guests) Amelie Kolb, Claudia Anderson, David Johnson, Naomi Ainsworth, Marieline Bader, Marula Richter, Sangho Joo, Schulamit Loewe, Soyun Park, Yin Liu, and more.

NOTE: I just integrated the information from their 2 blog entries:

Summer Intensive Korean Series (Please disregard the dates on this post)

Revised Summer Series Schedule 2011

Some schedules doesn’t have time yet. You can e-mail them if you have questions or clarification.

CREDIT: http://mykoreancorner.wordpress.com
  • Had our Korean classes again. Last 3 weeks of the Spring Semester.
  • Planned our picnic, Samgyeopsal party and Send-off parties for our Cambodian and Japanese classmates.
  • Had our part-time job.
  • Had a great time eating Budae Jjigae, of course my favorite.
  • Had some sort of cake and ice cream tripping outside our dorm.
  • Thought of the stalking skills that we’ll use when Lee Seung Gi visits our place next week.
  • Planned our Jeju Island trip.


  • i miss my family especially my sister
  • i miss my ELF friends
  • i miss UP
  • i miss the Philippines 

homesickness strikes


will sleep now


the cheapest ticket for Ming's musical will be around 60$


not sure yet. i just based the price on the previous Jack the Ripper musicals. ;____;


i watched Yoseob’s….i SHOULD watch Ming’s too!






HOMEGEEED. ;_____;

I went outside with my friend to buy some food. Then when I went back to the dorm, I checked my twitter account. I saw someone posted something about SJ (Donghae, Ryeowook, Yesung) having a fansign on the 15th. I GOT SO EXCITED. I thought it’s in Seoul but then one of the tweets said it’s in Hottracks Jeonju Branch. I have my friends there in Jeonju so it’s possible for me to go. But then I’M BROKE. Train and bus fee are quite expensive. I can’t go even though Jeonju is near my place.

Then I checked another tweet.

Another fansign event. Same date. The venue is in….our city, DAEJEON.






Only 150 lucky souls who’ll buy starting tomorrow until Saturday will get a chance to go to the fansign and have their albums signed by Yesung, Ryeowook and Donghae. MY BIASES. CRAP. Of course they’ll pick the winners via lottery. The more you buy, the more you get the chance of having picked for the fansign. I just bought my album last week. I should’ve waited for this one. But yes, I’ll try to do everything just to go there at the fansign. The venue is just one bus away from my dorm.




the reasons why i’m gaining so much weight

aside from the ultimate samgyeopsal, budae jjigae and bulgogi + kimbap and ramyeon….

Ppeppero….omg. Got the two of them for 1,000won = roughly 40php+


buhay baboy

One-Year Scholarships to Japan and Korea

For interested students, please secure a passport right away (for those who still don’t have it) since passport application takes a lifetime to process (approximately 3 months according to the DFA; isn’t it annoying??). Also, U.P. Diliman students even if they are already fourth-year can still apply provided, they are not graduating next year. This applies for Korea only not Japan. Although this scholarship is for 2012-2013, please be informed that application procedures require us to submit nominees around July 2011 for Japan and around September 2011 for Korea. Even if a student is qualified to be nominated after our evaluation process but he/she has no passport will not be nominated. My friends from U.P. Diliman and those who know students who are studying here, kindly share and announce this on your walls. Thank you! :)


Office of Extension Coordination, Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs

DILC Bldg., Apacible St. corner Magsaysay Avenue

University of the Philippines Diliman

U.P. Diliman undergraduate students (second-year or third-year standing and NOT graduating next SY 2012-2013) are encouraged to apply for the one-year student exchange program with U.P. Diliman’s partner universities in Japan and Korea.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Undergraduate students who are currently enrolled
  2. 2nd-3rd year standing or not graduating during AY 2012-2013
  3. GWA of 2.0 or better for Korea; GWA of 1.5 or better for Japan
  4. (It is a must): Knowledge of Nihongo or Korean (has previously taken language courses or is currently enrolled in a Japanese or Korean language class)

Application Requirements:

1. Resumé with 2”x2” photo

2. Latest True Copy of Grades (TCG)

3. Two (2) Recommendation Letters addressed to:

The Japanese/Korean Exchange Student Screening Committee

Office of Extension Coordination-OVCAA

4. 500-750-word Essay explaining why you wish to be an exchange student to Japan or Korea

5. Certificate of Enrolment from the College Secretary or copy of Form 5


All application documents must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the OEC-OVCAA, DILC Bldg., Apacible St. corner Magsaysay Avenue (near NCTS and Computer Center).

All applicants will undergo a panel interview during the selection process.  Scholarship is for one-year exchange only with a batch of successful applicants leaving in April and another batch leaving in September 2012 for Japan, and March 2012 for those selected for Korea.

Scholarship package include: free tuition, round-trip airfare, and monthly allowance. Students are also given a chance to work part-time with salary/compensation.

For more information, please visit Ms. Belle Nabor at the OEC-OVCAA. Contact numbers: 926-6590 or 981-8500 local 2561.


UP Diliman people, don’t miss this wonderful chance of a lifetime. If you want tips, I can give you some^^