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My Linguistics is a language blog authored by a 26-year old Filipino expat living in California who is deeply fascinated with anything Korean. Her love of the language sprung from her addiction to K-movies, K-dramas, and K-pop.

After learning  한글 (Hangeul, the Korean script), from her equally Korean enthusiast sister, she eagerly trained herself to skillfully write the lovely scripts of Hangeul. Having no resources to learn the language from, she tried to search the web for free learning materials. That’s when she found, her first teacher. Her monetary insecurities led her to further expand her list of free resources ranging from podcasts to pdf’s, Korean college sites to home-made videos, etc. After finding something to acquire funds from, she now owns over a dozen of Korean learning books, most of which are unfortunately either slightly read or totally neglected.

My Linguistics now also houses the author’s desires and thoughts on learning other languages of her interest besides Korean and also analyses of her mother tongue, Filipino. In several occasions, she would also tend to rant and fangirl on stuff related to (and some of the time) unrelated to Korean.

Note: The author/s of this blog have made every effort to ensure that the information placed within this blog are accurate. However, if by any means you find errors and/or inaccuracies, please let them know. Thank you!

My adventures in the discovery of the languages of different countries.
Ang aking paglalakbay sa pagtuklas ng wika ng iba’t ibang lahi.


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  1. Su Yin / Oct 31 2008 11:18 pm

    Sure thing dear. Thanks for leaving a message. Your blog is really informative 🙂

  2. owbEe / Nov 1 2008 1:28 am

    Thanks Su. I’ll be dropping by your blog often. 😀

  3. Shirley / Feb 24 2009 10:56 am

    Hi owbEe,

    I’m Shirley from Livemocha, it’s great to know that you are as excited about our Korean lessons as we are!

    I’m just wondering if I may post a link to your blog on our community blog?



    • owbEe / Feb 24 2009 11:06 am

      Sure. That would be great. 😀

      Please do inform me of your post. Thanks!

  4. matthew254 / Jul 21 2009 2:32 pm

    just wanted to say that I think this is a great project/blog! keep it up~

    • owbEe / Jul 21 2009 3:39 pm

      Thanks Matthew. 😀

  5. Chad (Easy to Learn Korean series) / Jan 24 2010 1:32 am

    Hi owbEe,

    Happy New Year! Looking forward to another year of your updates! Your series is great.


    Chad and Moon-Jung

    • owbEe / Jan 24 2010 1:37 am

      Thanks Chad. Happy New Year too. 😀

      Keep those Korean lessons coming. (Which reminds me I need to get back and review your past posts.)

  6. lyrynne / Mar 9 2010 5:45 am

    sarah~ where are you??? update us with your journey~ kekeke i miss talking to you as well~

    • owbEe / Mar 9 2010 3:49 pm

      Jeannie :D. Sorry for not updating these days. I don’t have anything to write about and I keep coming back to the basics. 😦 I’m also too preoccupied with my job hunting that I can’t focus on my Korean studies. I hope you understand. But once I get things going I’ll try to post something. 😀 Yeah, let’s talk some time. Take care. ^^

  7. megumitch / Apr 20 2010 4:39 am

    Cool blog!Made me want to put up my own blog ^.^

    • owbEe / Apr 20 2010 11:17 am

      Thanks Megumitch. Yeah, you should make one too. 😀

  8. Vladimir / May 30 2010 2:40 am


    I find your blog very interesting and want to ask you a favor.
    Our team is working on a new website ( which can people help to improve vocabulary. This is a web 2.0 project and we think that it’s worth to mention it or write an article and publish on your website. We are trying to create a free and useful service for learning languages.

    About service:
    WordSteps is a new interactive on-line startup which can help people to memorize new foreign words. Оn-line flashcards and free interactive exercises. Dictionaries include English, Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin, and others. Users can create their own dictionaries and learn words with 6 available exercises. Flashcards can be printed to use without the Internet. Our plans: add more languages, translate site into Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, add free mobile client and desktop app (almost done), add sounds and more.

    Please, let me know if you need some material about the article, we can write and send it to you.

    Thanks, Vladimir.

  9. Lisa / Jun 2 2010 6:57 pm

    Hi there! ^^ I just stumbled upon your blog as I was looking for Korean self-study books and I was wondering if you could post an update on the KLEAR Korean Series of books that you bought.

    Great blog! ^^ Thanks!


    • owbEe / Jun 2 2010 7:53 pm

      Hi Lisa. Thanks for dropping by. I’ve been planning on posting something about its contents in the future but I don’t think I can post it anytime sooner. Thanks for the interest though. 🙂

  10. LuDMILA / Nov 20 2010 8:34 am

    You know i have in my class a girl from koreea and she has paited her nails,i asked her why and she told me the same tradition that u write on your blog,its so intersting,i wish i could make the same,but where can i find this flower in italy?

    • owbEe / Nov 21 2010 12:56 am

      Hi Ludmila. 😀

      I also find it interesting. I would like to try that one too yet I also don’t know where I can get the balsam plant. Maybe you can ask your Korean classmate where to get the plant and how to paint the nails. And if you do, share your experiences with us. It’s good to hear how it worked out. 🙂

  11. totoro / Dec 10 2010 11:12 am

    Hi, I’m studying Korean Education as a foregin language. I was searching for Korean Study web-sites and I happen to find this blog. your bolg is very helpful for my research. Thanks, and keep up with your good work.

    • owbEe / Dec 10 2010 4:12 pm

      Hi totoro.

      Thanks for the comment. I’m really glad that you find my blog helpful in your studies. 😀

  12. alodia / Jan 22 2011 9:36 am

    I’m Dia. I’m also a Filipino and I’m also learning Korean.
    I’m also a Linguistics student (from UP Diliman).
    I love Korean dramas (and Kim Sun Ah). Nice to meet you! I will follow your blog!

    • owbEe / Jan 23 2011 2:21 am

      Hi Dia. 😀

      Nice to meet you too. How long have you been studying Korean? It’s nice to know another Filipino learning Korean. 🙂

      By the way, I visited your blog. And I’m liking it. I’ll try and read more of your blog on my off.

      See you around. 😉

    • alodia / Jan 23 2011 2:31 am

      Hi! I’ve been studying Korean since 2007 I think.
      Self study at first. After being able to read and construct basic sentences I didn’t progress much. But last semester I went back to school and took Korean as my foreign language. Been having classes 4x a week for 1.5hrs since June 2010.
      Thanks for visiting my blog! ^^

  13. thewordtraveller / Mar 22 2012 9:16 pm


    I’m also a Filipino. I’m learning Korean too and I find your blog very helpful and interesting.

    • owbEe / Mar 25 2012 9:02 pm

      Hi thewordtraveller. 🙂

      That’s nice another Korean language learner. Would you mind if I add you in my Korean Learners’ List?

      Anyway, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. 😀

    • thewordtraveller / Apr 6 2012 9:48 pm

      Sorry for the late reply. I don’t mind, 😀

    • owbEe / Apr 6 2012 11:11 pm

      Cool. I added you already. 😀

  14. senan / Dec 2 2012 11:29 pm

    I’ve been studying Korea for nearly one year now and now I’m still self-study with Rosetta Stone. But my Korean typing is worst. Could you give me the links to download Korean Typing?
    Many thanks to you.


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