Posted in KR visa application 🇰🇷, Learn Hangul 101, simplejoysdiary

952 💗

I’m supposed to share here our KR visa application to Travel Pro agency today, but I got an issue with my COE huuuuu so we’ll just pass our requirements on Monday *hoping!!!!*

Today’s simplejoys:

  • Day 5/16 ~ 한굴! Our cute 선생님 came already to our class from SK!!! She danced Boom Boom with 2 other 학생 while waiting for the electricity to come back.. but the blackout in Pasig took longer than we thought so they had to announce early dismissal for us. Thanks ate daryl & mikee, my seatmates ~
  • Bonding w/ gracee + got kawaii deokrim stickers wiiiiii 구모오!!! ♡♡

💜 ARMY 💜, BT21 stickers ovrload ♡♡♡

  • Fatkook Taiwanese Wintermelon milktea!!!! (Cheat day hmmm milktea layf 😛)

Chubby tub!

Lights and ceiling *aaaarttttt* ♡

  • Feeling extra grateful for ate’s vacation plan on December!!! Woot woot ☆

Thank you Lord! 😚 It’s raining so haaaard today but your blessings are greater and stronger! 🤗

Always be grateful 🌷



Posted in Learn Hangul 101, simplejoysdiary

937 – D4🇰🇷📒


Just want to share my 2nd homework, see picture below. My hands are still painful (tbh) aigoo! and just found out today that these will be our coverage for our dictation quiz next Saturday!! It’s actually back to back tho 😅 ottoke! so, so difficult!! 🙈

But I need to learn and practice, so.. fighting!!! ☆

Today’s simple joys:

  • Gained another chingu in class, hehe annyeong ate daryl! ♡ Actually, she’s one of my seatmates last Saturday.. and I’m not so good in remembering names huuu I forgot her name wahh but she’s so sweet, she remembered my name and asked me to come and sit beside her. *ehem fellow ARMY too* gumowo~
  • Learned basic korean expressions (formal and informal) and our substitute Korean teacher is super duper cute, jolly, aaaaand she’s just 17!! She kinda look mature, (surprisingly as in!!) but she’s reaaaally goooood in speaking Tagalog and English and she loves CHICKEN a lot hahahaha Mang Inasal and Jollibee Fan \m/ also, what I like about her is she praised our language, Tagalog and she encourage us, Filipinos, to continue to love and embrace our own language 😭 indeed true ~ had so fun learning with her, I admire her haha ☆
  • Unexpectedly, I perfected our 2nd dictation quiz ☺ Thank you Lord!! 🌟

Have a fruitful weekend, friends! 🤗

Always be grateful 🌷



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929 (D3✏🇰🇷🎤)

I’m late again for 15 mins. 😅 Arrived at 1:45PM in class, run fast as “we” can because we have a quiz before our class starts (buti na lang may nakasabay talaga ako na late rin, forgot her name huu pero tiga Antipolo siya|Hi, girl|, and sobrang coincidence lang na nakatabi ko siya sa pila ng jeep pa-pasig kahit iba na mga sinakyan ko para di ma-late, sabay lang talaga kami dumating sa bababaan namin(DepEd)!! Tas sabi niya, dumating na yung mga jeep pagkaalis ko raw sa pilaaaaa.. as in wowww grabe!!! Nainip kasi ako, ang tagal dumating ng jeep kaya nag-shuttle na lang ako, tapos sakay ng isa pang jeep. Mabilis sana ako makakarating pero yung timing talaga ng universe pag nagmamadali ka.. pupunuin pa yung shuttle at medyo trapik as always haist!!)

Nonetheless, we still made it! Thank you Lord!

Today’s activities:

  • We handed over our 1st homework (#writingHangeul101)
  • Started our 1st ever quiz (15 items)
  • Learned new Korean words and phrases and rules in writing consonants
  • Noraebang time!!!! Tbh, I don’t want to volunteer and be the bibo kid again in class this time, but the universe made a way, “lahat ng naka-black shirt, kayo ang black team”. Saktong naka-black na naman po ako mumsh!! ~ Our teachers didn’t forced all those who wear black to join, but my new seatmates a.k.a latecomers na nasa front row pa (actually, sila pala yung laging nasa likod namin pag sa class), they pursuaded me to volunteer!! Thankfully, I enjoyed our game where we must fill in the blanks the song with correct lyrics, then if we got the right answer, the other team will sing the song for us. Out of 4 questions, I made 3 correct guesses!! “Think (When I saw you), Face (Ddu ddu ddu ddu), Red (Red flavor)” – Everyone had fun that they forgot to announce who won the game, but I think our team won coz we didn’t sing much 🤣 *thanks to my new seatmates and dongsaengs who cheered for me when I volunteered (again) ^^ “Go, Joy! Kaya mo yan” and “Go, Ate Joy”😊 #simplejoys

D3’s Take-home:

Got a reward after perfecting our 1st quiz in class!! Thank you teachers for this notebook! 😊

After class, I strolled around Ayala Mall, bought pasalubong for dad, and then went home. Waaaaah got so tired and stressed from commuting today 😪 PS. sorry kay papa na inaway ko today huuu kahit tinry nya sunduin ako pero nastuck rin sya sa traffic..huuuu love you pa ~

Before I end this post, I also want to share the video that I edited today, a quick glimpse of our activities from day 1 to day 3 😊

(You may click the link to watch it)

D1-3 @ Korean Classroom

*excuse my video editing skills for now, just used my phone for recording and editing 😉

Goodnight, friends! Happy Weekend!

Always be grateful 🌷



Posted in Learn Hangul 101, simplejoysdiary


D-2 of Hangul Class ~

Arrived just on time *yey*

Had our lessons about:

  • Give thanks song in Korean ver.
  • Double vowels
  • Basic hangul words, how to read and write them
  • Seoul

__ Well, during our class (tbh) I kinda felt like I’m in an intermediate class already because my classmates are really goood in hangul!!!???

They can repeat and catch every new words that our teacher is saying..


Me: wait.. teacher-nim could you repeat it? Huhhhhh.. whaaaattttt… and so on..(speaks shyly on my own)

But also me, the pa-bibo side of me, or talagang #braver2018year me, I joined the quiz bee for fun and asked my seatmates to join too, they were hesitant at first but they joined too. Hehe thank you!

I was chosen to be in the “black team” coz the color of our shirt/dress were the same, obviously. We’re three in the group, a guy (our leader) and a girl, which I don’t know their names hehe. Good thing, basic questions lang yung napunta samin like:

  • The capital of S. Korea – Seoul
  • Money in Korea – K. Won
  • Prime minister and President**
  • Traditional costume – Hanbok
  • Most popular wave in S.Korea – Halyu
  • National flower – mugunghwa
  • Traditional house – Hanok (gave this answer to the other team, my seatmates – then the teachers said I’m the traydor in my team hahaha lol)


I thought my seatmates won the quiz bee, because yep, they’re good too, but unexpectedly, our group won 😊 *close fight, actually* nonetheless, we all got a prize for our participation hihi ☺

Collagen facial mask 🎁

It’s been a happy day to learn and gain new mutuals even though it rained really hard on my way home – that I was so soaked as in!! (Flashback to my basang sisiw moments during HS/college days – same – mapapakanta ka na lang ng I can make it through the rain ni Mariah while walking in the rain 🤣)

I still went home cheerfully coz I learned something new today, plus deep down my inner core, I’m proud of myself for pursuing to learn this language despite the shizzzy weather in Ph (sobrant init sa tanghali tas biglang lakas ng ulan sa hapon TT)

Thank you Lord for today! 😚😚😚😚

Always be grateful 🌷



Posted in Learn Hangul 101, simplejoysdiary


Today’s simple joys:

  • Woke up early and had a good sleep (yey! 8 hrs of sleeeeep!!!)
  • Morning walks around Ortigas
  • Visited Edsa Shrine Chapel
  • Good vibes all dayyyy
  • Listened to Vibrant Happy Women’s Podcast
  • Finished Go back Couple kdrama series!!!!!! Ahhhhhh if ever I reach my 40 yr milestone, I want to look back and watch this kdrama again. This is a must watch drama! ♡♡♡ 10/10 ☆ thank you universe! Laughed and cried a lot!! Too many life lessons esp from eomma ~ I will miss the Go back couple squad – Ma Jin Joo × Cho Ban Do × Ba Reum × Ahn Jae Joo × Go Dok Jae x Chan Sul ♡ and the cute little, Seo Jin ♡
  • Practiced writing Hangul 😊
  • Finally, boooooooked again for my Writing exam next month. Thanks to papa’s motivation “Anak, try lang ng try” huuuuuu 🙈

Always be grateful 🌷



Posted in Learn Hangul 101

910 ~ 1st day of class 🇰🇷

Hi! 😊

If there’s a perfect intro for me, it will be this.. I’m always the “planner” instead of the “doer” kind of person. Huu. Kainis TT

So, I want to make a real change this year even if it’s baby steps again. Hehe. And Yes, I enrolled to learn Hangul!!!! Yeyyy self!! ^^

Back to student feeeelssssss ~ hehehehe

This is the perfect time to learn basic Hangul esp. when you have an upcoming trip to South Korea this year!!! *claiming it*

I enrolled in Learn Korea PH – Beginners class (thanks to my “friends” who shared their page and info to me – a.k.a heaven sent accountability partners that have the same drive to learn Hangul too)

This is it!

It’s raining hard this morning, I just want to stay at home and watch k-drama.. but naaaaah.. I programmed my mind that I will attend the class, rain or shine, even if I’m alone.

Thank God! There’s no traffic on a Saturday. Total travel time: 40 mins!!??? (Marikina to Renaissance tower in Pasig)

So now, time to share our D-1 activities:

  • Orientation
  • Learned basic greetings
  • Vowel and Consonant writing

And I must say that the way Koreans write Hangul is so stylish!!? Like they really have the proper way/order in writing each letter. Hehe. Daebak ~

For our Homework #1 * familiarize:

  • I need to practice writing the vowels & consonants in our booklet.
  • And we need to bring a yellow pad next Saturday – we will have a quiz!!!!

So that’s it – 2 hours went fast ~

*shout-out to Blessy, my seatmate from Cavite!!

만나서 반갑습니다

mannaseo bangabseubnida chingu!

~ See you next class! Hihi thank you!

And As a token of quick friendship built, I gave her a bite-sized snickers hihi ~

Let’s have fun learning!!!! (Disclaimer: @ Learn Korea PH Batch 18, I paid P600 all in – 16 Saturdays)

Thank you Lord! ♡♡♡♡

Always be grateful 🌷