What does 빵갑습니다 mean?
It’s a portmanteau of the Filipino word ‘panggap‘ [spelled ‘빵갑‘ in 한글], and the Korean expression ‘반갑습니다‘.
The word ‘panggap‘ means ‘to pretend / (한국 사람)인 척하다‘, while ‘반갑습니다‘ is an expression often used whenever you meet someone for the first time, and it conveys happiness or the sense of being welcome.
Every reader is welcome to travel along with me in my journey, pretending I’m good in Korean though I’m still in the process of learning. ^^
I’m Joseph (최정태) a 24-year old Filipino graphic artist and a Korean language student. I was 20 years old when I started this blog but I am still at Level 3 after so many years since I’m lazy. Let’s just put it there.
About this blog
This is my blog where I talk about my Korean-related experiences, from language lessons to music or movies, to everything I wanna blurb about. The blog is not intended to teach beginners the language (since I’m still in the process of learning… and pretending ㅎㅎ), but rather to share same experiences with first time learners while studying and learning. I might share some lessons and common expressions at times, but this blog is more on the fun side. And besides, there are a lot of free Korean resources online that I will link some other time.
Because I am a very sentimental person. Studying Korean is one of the main highlights of my life. And as far as elementary days, I’ve kept all my relics, from letters to souvenirs I’ve received, and from high school onwards, I’ve also kept my blog entries, as awkward as it was, I have them all kept safely. For this period of my life, I wanna blog about all things related to my Korean studies and pseudo-Korean life.
Why learn Korean?
This is going to be long so I’ll link it to my first post ^^.
When and how did I start learning Korean?