2015년 9월 1일 화요일

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If you are not really novice for learning some languages(I mean, if you have a tiny knowledge about your interest language), it could be helpful to memorize or know some phrases!

I just started French and Spanish through this website!

2015년 6월 14일 일요일


1. Tell my about yourself
I already arranged what I wanted to mention, but as I started the interview, I forgot everything. Also if I want to apply for international company, I need to do eye-contact well. Even though it is a online-interview,  nobody makes sure whether I will have an interview via Internet or not. So I need to find a way to look at the monitor well. What is more, I have too much pause with unnecessary sound "uh..." and looking at the sky. It seems that I am not confident person. So I need to practice in front of mirror (checking my body language, and eye contact, ...)

2. Why marketing area?
Whenever I am watching a video, I realize that I love to use "at that time".  Also, I can see that I am really nervous as I murmured a lot and broke the grammar structure, tenses. I need to arrange the idea well.

4. Advantages & Disadvantages
In these points, I mentioned what i want to say. But the biggest problem was the "rate".  As I became nervous, I spoke too fast and even I could not understand what I said. So I need to be more calm down.

7. Why should I hire you?
It was the question what I was waiting for!! But when I just faced this question, I was already nervous.

My weaknesses / Need to do better!

1. Eye-contact: At any situation (face-on-face interview/online interview), I need to deal with the eye-contact! Be confident and try to be calm down.

2. Speed: People said that my tone is too low when I speak English and Korean, so my personality seems like depressed and dark.  That's why I try to change my voice tone! But in this case, 'rate' is the problem. I need to speak appropriately for conveying my message to the interviewer. In this time, I spoke too fast and even I couldn't understand my idea.

3. Unnecessary sound: "UH.." , "UMM..." sounds show that I am not confident person. Also it cannot make sure my opinion to others. I need to try to reduce these sounds.

4. Arranging the ideas: I totally feel that I need to arrange my ideas before saying something. "DO NOT DISTRACT THE IDEA" It is really what I want to do!!

Job Interview always makes me nervous and embarrassed. But if I want to be hired by any company, I need to have an interview. Even though now I feel difficulty in speaking clearly to the other people, I will really try to overcome my weaknesses!

2015년 6월 13일 토요일


We really considered what can we do for our last SHELF Project. 
As all of the active people are in our group, we try to do really creative and experimental project!
So we did a cooking show! Showing the process of making a cake, and recording all what we did. After finishing to decorate the cake, we made a short review for this class and say thanks to Jeff!

  • Are you learning and/or practicing English in a meaningful way?
    - We try to use English when we explain what we are doing and how to make the cake! when we just ate decoration cream, it was quite difficult to explain the word for taste like oily. After finding the synonym of oily, we learned greasy as same meaning.

    Are you pushing yourself?  Stretching your skills?
    - First of all, like job interview, we usually practice really formal English. So I wanted to practice English while doing the usual conversation, and we use English all the time for communicating each other. At least, I felt that nobody had difficulty in speaking English! Also, as I mentioned, I learned some word related to the taste!
  • Effort - how much time and energy you spend
    - Honestly, I was a little bit late for meeting in front of the subway station (I am really sorry guys..) And it was the first time to make cake, so it was really amazing to decorate on the cake. Unlikely to the men(Because for men, it was the very first time to make a cake including me!), women are really professional! But finally we made it together and it was really meaningful for celebrating our last shelf project.
  • Fun, interesting, engaging, creative, experimental
    - Fun and interesting? Definitely!! Even though it was kinds of challenging to decorate the cake, taste was really good!!! (too much cream.. but cheese cake is always right :) )
    And I think it is quite creative and experimental to show the process of making 'cake' and talk each other! Also it was for celebrating Seungkwon's birthday as well! Happy birthday :)

2015년 6월 9일 화요일

Panel Discussion topic!

Last but not least! my last shelf project will be with yeonji and bora! and we will discuss about Korean current wedding culture. Nowadays people got married late compare to the past. In the past women usually got married in the middle of 20s and usually for men in the beginning of 30s.

So we want to discuss about

1. Why the wedding trend is changed compare to the past?
2. Do we need to get married? (Do you want to have a husband/wife?)
3. If you want to get married, when will be appropriate for you?
4. Discussing about "DINK(Double Income No Kids) / PINK(Poor Income No Kids) / DINPET(Double Income with Pet) / DEWK(Dual Employ With Kids)"

It will be our last SHELF Project, but I hope we can do another hangout with controversial topic after the exam!!

P.S) Sorry I misunderstand about the project! this one will be our panel discussion on hangout!

2015년 6월 8일 월요일

Shadowing - "The Power of Democracy"

If people can know how to pronounce the word correctly and follow the intonation, I think next step will be what speaker wants to emphasize in the sentence. Even though my pronunciation is not reached on the high-level, I tried to catch the moment that Obama tries to give accent on his words. What is more, I had some difficulties in finding the "pause". So whenever I repeated the video, I checked when he makes a pause. 


If there is anyone out there... 
...who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible,...
...who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time,... 
...who still questions the power of our democracy,... 
...tonight is your answer. 
It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches,... 
...in numbers this nation has never seen,... 
...by people who waited three hours and four hours,... 
...many for the first time in their lives,... 
...because they believed that this time must be different,... 
...that their voices could be that difference. 
It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor,... 
...Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian,... 
...native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled,... 
...Americans who sent a message to the world... 
...that we have never been just a collection of individuals... 
...or a collection of red states and blue states. 
We are and always will be, the United States of America. 

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address


1) Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
= 87년 전 우리의 선조들은 자유를 인식하고, 모든 사람이 평등하게 만들어 졌다는 주장에 헌신하여 새로운 나라를 이 대륙에 건국하셨습니다.

2) Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
= 현재 우리는 자유를 인식하고, 모든 사람이 평등하다라는 주장에 헌신하는 나라가 오래 지속될 수 있는지 시험을 하는 내전에 참여하고 있습니다. 우리는 내전의 격전지에서 만났습니다. 우리는 나라를 지속시키기 위하여 그들의 목숨을 받친 사람들의 최후의 안식처로써 이 땅을 바치려고 모였습니다. 우리가 행하는 이러한 행동은 적절하며 올바른 행동입니다.

3) But in a larger sense, we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow - this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget they did here.
= 그러나 더 큰 의미에서, 우리는  이 땅을 헌신할 수 없고,  축 성할 수 없으며, 신성시 할 수 없습니다. 이 곳에서 고군분투하신 생존자나 전사자가 되신 용감한 사람들이 우리의 미약한 힘을 보태거나 빼기전에 이미 이 땅을 신성화 하셨습니다. 세상은 주목하지 않을뿐만 아니라, 우리가 이곳에서 한 말을 오래 기억하지 않을지라도, 그들이 이곳에서 한 업적을 절대로 잊어버릴 수 없습니다.

4) It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
= 미완의 일을 더욱 고귀하게 진보시키기 위해 여기서 싸웠던 사람이 헌신했던 일들은 오히려 살아있는 우리가 해야되는 일들입니다. 이전의 남아있던 엄청난 업적에 헌신을 하기 위해 우리는 존재하고 있습니다. - 이러한 명예로운 죽음으로부터 그들이 마지막으로 신념을 다 바쳐 지키고자 한 대의를 위해 우리는 더욱 더 헌신합니다. - 우리는 여기에 이러한 죽음이 헛된 죽음이 아니라는 것을 굳게 다짐합니다. - 신의 가호 아래에서 이 나라는 새로운 자유의 탄생이 나타날 것이고 국민의, 국민에 의한, 국민을 향한 정부는 지구상에서 사라지지 않을 것입니다.


1) Four score and seven years : 4 x 20 + 7 = 87 ( score = 20 )
2) consecrate : to make or declare sacred
3) hallow : to make holy ; to honor as holly

It is really hard to translate to Korean, especially the last paragraph (it is really one sentence....)
I heard that even though this address is quiet short, it is the most impressive address ever in the world. If Anyone is interested in watching this video, I recommend you Martin Luther King and Obama's address as well. Both of addresses are related to the "equality" (All men are created equal!)

2015년 5월 23일 토요일

Mock job interview reflection

Finally we did a mock job interview last wednesday. There were a bunch of questions that people could ask to candidate and the seats were well-prepared for practice. Also we needed to record what I had with interviewers. It makes me much more nervous...!! But it was really fun and good experience.

First of all, I felt really nervous (as i already mentioned) even though it was just a practice. When I feel nervous, I usually speak fast unconsciously. And in this time, I did it as well.. All the questions were related to my background experiences. (I am sorry to say that interview didn't ask me what i prepared..). Also I found some grammar mistakes and the problem for putting my eyes when I talk with the interviewers. (=Eye contact).

About the questions, I really feel that I need to be well-prepared about "Tell me yourself". I feel like I need to make an order what I need to say first, second, third,... Sometimes I briefly introduce myself and give the motivation why I apply for this position in the company right after. But it is a little bit short to introduce about myself. So another time, I also introduce some skills but It seems like arrogant (like showing-off). Maybe I need to find a way to organize the good order watching some videos on Youtube!!

P.S) Jeff! I couldn't receive my video from 록령! So I will give you my interview file as soon as I receive it from her! Thanks~