Mihansa.net was born on February 20, 2012. How time flies! On this first birthday, I look back on an interesting year, full of new friends, cultural and linguistic discoveries, and of course, Korean drama.
I always have more ideas for Mihansa.net than I have time to make them real. However, in 2013 readers can expect to see a separation of the language and drama feeds so they can choose one or the other if they prefer. I’ve been neglecting the language side of Mihansa.net, but my studies have continued, and I’d like to exchange experiences and tips with other students of Korean.
I’ll also expand the Korean culture section, add a page with links to free online Korean language courses (there are lots!), and unveil a Kdrama glossary. I’d like to utilize screen space more efficiently so there’s less paging down for you. And I’ll try to improve the search functions (something of a challenge in WordPress) so that you can more easily find what you’re looking for.
I have a few surprises in mind, too – wait and see :)
Many thanks to everyone who read, commented, and answered my endless questions this past year – here’s to another year of Korean adventures!FUN FACT 1: Mihansa.net recently turned two years old, according to Korean age calculation. In Korea, you are one at birth, and two on the next lunar New Year, which occurred on February 10, 2013. Everybody eats a special rice cake soup called tteokguk (떡국) to turn a year older together. No, you can’t skip a birthday by avoiding the soup! Koreans also celebrate their personal birth anniversaries, and the calendar New Year (January 1st). Double celebrations – why didn’t we think of that?
FUN FACT 2: As of this date, the busiest day ever on Mihansa.net was Feb. 3, 2013 – aka Super Bowl Sunday :)