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Diary Entry of February 18th

Today I was supposed to write the second part of my podcast post. However, I got to have a really meaningful conversation with people earlier today so I would like to write about that. I recently joined a website named "Conversation Exchange." It is a website where you can share your own skills and in return get others' help for free -- yes, it is your typical language exchange website. Since I joined, I have gotten tons and tons of messages from people all around the world asking me that whether I can help them learn Korean. I honestly did not expect people to barrage me with messages. Maybe it is because my self-introduction text that captured the people's eyes. So, I started my conversation with two different people today. At first I worried as most of Korean language learners are fans of K-dramas/K-pop and I am not so big of a fan of them, but I met a person who is a fan of quite an old idol group, and she was very respectful so we could continue having a conversation highly comfortably.

What's more, I have taken up a reality Netflix show titled "Trigger Warning with Killer Mike." Hosted by one of my favorite hip-hop duo's member, it has been a while since I was excited over a reality show this much. Killer Mike is also an extremely progressive political activist, had a talk with Bernie Sanders of US Senate of all when he was still running for President back in 2016. There is some controversy regarding him as he also went onto the NRA's tv channel to talk about his gun ownership, but I honestly do not blame him for liking guns as a person of colour born and raised in the South. You have got to have something to protect yourself against violence, do you not? I digress. So, the show is about him experimenting with things and the first episode was him trying to "stay black" for three days. What I mean by that is that he was trying not to spend any money on non-black produce, products and services. As a big fan of Killer Mike and Run the Jewels, I thouroughly enjoyed the show. The second episode, which I am still watching is about vocational training, but I'll talk about it in another post.

 

Thanks for Reading!

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Hi Bananap. I believe you are getting better and better with every new text you write. Keep it up! I always find your writings interesting to read. Here are some suggestions for your text.

 

Today I was supposed to write the second part of my podcast post. However, I got to have a really meaningful conversation with some people earlier today so I would like to write about that. I recently joined a website named "Conversation Exchange." It is a website where you can share your own skills and in return get others' help for free; yes, it is your typical language exchange website. Since I joined, I have gotten tons and tons of messages from people all around the world asking me that whether I can help them learn Korean. I honestly did not expect people to barrage (bombard) me with messages. Maybe it is because of my self-introduction text that has captured the people's eyes. So, I started my conversation with two different people today. At first, I was worried as most of the Korean language learners are fans of K-dramas/K-pop and I am not so big of a big fan of them, but I met a person who is a fan of quite an old idol group, and she was very respectful so we could continue having a conversation highly comfortably.

What's more, I have taken up a reality Netflix show titled "Trigger Warning with Killer Mike." Hosted by one of my favorite hip-hop duo's members, it has been a while since last I was excited over a reality show that much. Killer Mike, who is also an extremely progressive political activist, had a talk with Bernie Sanders of from US Senate of all (???) when he was still running for President back in 2016. There is some controversy regarding him as he also went onto the NRA's tv channel to talk about his gun ownership, but I honestly do not blame him for liking guns as a person of colour born and raised in the South. You have got to have something to protect yourself against violence, do you not (archaic) don’t you? I digress (What do you mean by “digress” here?). So, the show is about him experimenting with things and the first episode was him trying to "stay black" for three days. What I mean by that is that he was trying not to spend any money on non-black produce, products and services. As a big fan of Killer Mike and Run the Jewels, I thouroughly thoroughly enjoyed the show. The second episode, which I am still watching, is about vocational training, but I'll talk about it in another post.

 

Thanks for Reading!

 

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I learn : English (Advanced) Japanese (Beginner)
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Thank you for the correction! What I meant by "I digress" is I went off at a tangent! I am not sure what I tried to say when I used "of all." I was pretty tired when I wrote this entry so that is probably why.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Banap,

I am also a member of Conversation Exchange and I have found it to be a fantastic place to meet new people. I am pleased plenty of people on there want to learn Korean too!

That Netflix show also sounds really good. I can see why he thought he needed to have a gun. People feel like they need to have something to protect themselves with if they live in a dangerous area. In some (dangerous) areas of London, for example, many young people now carry knives as they are scared they will get attacked by others. 

As Aliakbar has pointed out, your English just keeps on going from strength to strength! Congratulations. smiley All I can suggest is to make sure you keep practicing and don't be like me (with the languages I learn) and start slacking off haha!

Here are just a few things I would like to add.

1. I got to have "got to" is not considered formal English, so be careful when using it. (It is fine to use when writing to friends, in informal environments though) I would use "managed to" instead. I managed to have a really meaningful conversation

2. I have gotten tons and tons of messages from people all around the world - Same here. I would use "received" in this case. I received tons and tons of messages

3. an old idol group Out of curiosity, what do you mean by "an old idol group"? I have never heard of this expression before.

4. I have taken up a reality Netflix show You don't tend to use the phrasal verb "to take up" in this context. You might say (for example) I have recently taken up jogging to become fitter. Or  "my sister has taken up knitting". It would (to me at least) sound a bit strange to say "I have taken up watching a reality show". You tend to take up an acitvity if that makes sense? In this situation, I would say "I have started watching...

 

 

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I learn : English (Advanced) Japanese (Beginner)
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Number 3: Idol group means in Japan and South korea a boy/girl band that has pretty/handsome people as its members. You know, New Kids on the Block or One Direction kind of groups.

Thanks for your correction!

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Hi!

Thanks for this, I enjoyed reading it as you have a great conversational style of writing.

I'm really pleased to hear that you've had some positive experiences through the platform 'Conversation Exchange'.

Remember to make use of the semi-colon when you can. To demonstrate:

- I honestly did not expect people to bombard me with messages; maybe my personal introduction on my profile caught people's eyes?

I've just added a question mark at the end as you're asking the reader a rhetorical question.

Thanks,

Becky :)

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Hi! Overall your text is good. I will highlight words that I'd remove or add to make the sentences flow better. There aren't many corrections. Well done!

 

Today I was supposed to write the second part of my podcast post. However, I got to have a really meaningful conversation with people earlier today so I would like to write about that. I recently joined a website named "Conversation Exchange." It is a website where you can share your own skills and in return get others' help for free -- yes, it is your typical language exchange website. Since I joined, I have gotten tons and tons of messages from people all around the world asking me that whether I can help them learn Korean. I honestly did not expect people to barrage me with messages. Maybe it is because my self-introduction text that captured the people's eyes. So, I started my conversation with two different people today. At first I was worried as most of Korean language learners are fans of K-dramas/K-pop and I am not a   big of a fan of them, but I met a person who is a fan of quite an old idol group, and she was very respectful so we could continue having a conversation highly comfortably.

What's more, I have taken up a reality Netflix show titled "Trigger Warning with Killer Mike." Hosted by one of my favorite hip-hop duo's member, it has been a while since I was excited over a reality show this much. Killer Mike is also an extremely progressive political activist, had a talk with Bernie Sanders of US Senate of all when he was still running for President back in 2016. There is some controversy regarding him as he also went onto the NRA's tv channel to talk about his gun ownership, but I honestly do not blame him for liking guns as a person of colour born and raised in the South. You have got to have something to protect yourself against violence, do you not? Anyway, I digress. So, the show is about him experimenting with things and the first episode was him trying to "stay black" for three days. What I mean by that is that he was trying not to spend any money on non-black produce, products and services. As a big fan of Killer Mike and Run the Jewels, I thouroughly enjoyed the show. The second episode, which I am still watching is about vocational training, but I'll talk about it in another post.

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Thank you!

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