Hey, everyone! Hyunwoo here. Starting this week, I will write a blog post every Friday to share with you a little bit of what happened during the week at the TalkToMeInKorean office in Seoul, Korea. By reading these blog posts, I hope you can get a better glimpse of how we work over here at the TalkToMeInKorean office.
Where should I begin? Last Friday, I met up with Eiko, who is a very talented designer and writer, for an interview for a Japanese magazine that Eiko is contributing to. This will be the first time that TalkToMeInKorean is introduced in a Japanese magazine, so I’m very excited about this! And while Eiko and I were doing the interview in a quiet cafe near our office, I got a text message from Kyeong-eun, telling me that a listener came for a surprise visit to the office! Fortunately, we were about to finish the interview soon so Eiko and I came back to the office, wondering who had come to see the team.
Many people have visited our office so far and not all of the visitors had previously contacted us before the visit, and we’ve bumped into many listeners in the street but this was the first time anyone came to our office by following my FourSquare check-ins!
So I came back to the office with Eiko to meet Dave Crimi, who had worked in Seoul for two years and was going back to Canada. It was nice to meet you, Dave!
And this week, there were A LOT of updates on our store site. When we posted the survey last week on Facebook, a lot of people gave us some really good ideas about what kind of products we should post on MyKoreanStore – and we are working on them one by one. This past week, we’ve published a few keyboard stickers, notebooks, Rabito iPhone cases, and some books. Right now we only have a few books there, but we are going to add more Korean self-study books as well as books that you can actually just read to practice your Korean.
We have also added the “Send Me Everything” voucher to the store, a voucher you can purchase to receive our future digital products automatically as soon as they are published, while also saving a lot of money. We’ve already gotten quite a few orders so far, so thank you so much for the support!
And what else? Yes, we were on TV again. Well, not for many hours or not as a host of a popular TV show, but it is still very meaningful for us to see more and more Korean people becoming interested in what we do here at TalkToMeInKorean, helping people around the world learn Korean. The TV show is called “남희석의 SNS 52+”, and I was invited to join the show as one of the participants earlier this year. The 30-minute mini documentary was aired yesterday on KBS Prime, and it was fun to see my coworkers on TV again.
We were pretty busy this week because of the lessons and videos we’ve been posting, but also because of our upcoming website, “Talk To Me In English“. It is going to be a website for Koreans who are learning English, and it’s going to be a little bit different from TalkToMeInKorean, but we are going to be running it with some really cool people and we are going to make it a very fun and exciting site for English learners in Korea.
Overall, it was a very good week, very challenging at times but very very rewarding as always, at the TalkToMeInKorean office. How has YOUR week been?
Thanks for reading! See you next week!
– Hyunwoo –