안녕하세요. 제 이름을 렉시입니다. 난 미국에서 왔어요. 난 열여덟 해요 ~~ Hi!~ My name is Lexi and I just turned 19 this past January. I'm pretty awful at Korean, I usually don't have much time to study it as I would like to because of school. I know few sentences and random words; I wouldn't be able to take a trip to Korea anytime soon though!
I love languages in general, I can count to 100 in five of them, which is more than most people can! :D I became interested in Korean culture by accident of all things. I was browsing Youtube about five years ago and clicked on a side video by mistake and came across the video for "Moto" by 보아/BoA. I'd never listen to music in another language before, aside from Japanese themes to anime or the occasional Spanish music I hear around town. At first I was like: this sounds good, but I don't understand a word of it. Then I listened to more of her songs, and became hooked. Then I eventually stumbled into the Korean drama craze years later, of course. The first drama I watched from coming across it on its first airing date on a live stream, 꽃보다 남자, "Boys Over/Before Flowers". I refused to watch it raw, so I waited until it was subbed, and eventually I was hooked on those too.
Now, I probably know the name of every k-pop/rock artist you can think of, and I watch dramas raw and try to figure out what they're trying to say [even though I pretty much guess....and end up watching them subbed eventually :P]
My current favorites are:
K-Pop: Female Group: 포미닛/ 4minute Male Group: 에프티 아일랜드/ F.T. Island Drama: 내 마음이 들리니/ Can you Hear My Heart? Movie: 사랑따윈 필요없어/ Love Me Not [문근영 is my favorite actress]
From there out watching dramas I noticed a lot of the cultural differences, [and how badly I'd like to go to one of the karaoke 방! I wish they had those around here ): ] and found myself not just wanting to go there to see my favorite singers, or see where my favorite dramas were filmed but to go to Korea and try every type of food that I can find from street stalls or the markets, actually have a conversation no matter how badly a local laughs at me and make some friends in another country that I've actually seen face to face, go to the amazing clothing [and TOY:D] stores, [...and my karaoke 방!]
~~~ I'm really good at my English, of course being born in the US, but I love reading and still like learning new words. I don't really know any slang, I don't really like speaking myself using slang. [My mother's boyfriend uses a lot of slang when he speaks seriously and I end up looking like o.o?] I tend not to curse really either because, it just sounds icky. [Of course they may...slip...when angry enough] I'm always willing to help anyone learn, I don't care how badly you speak English, trust me, I've seen probably way worse than you. [MMORPGs make you stumble on blubbering people...]