Hello 🐯 Here’s a midweek update.
I’ve been obsessed with my iPad Pro 12.9″ (5th gen) and I’ve been using GoodNotes 5 to digitise my Korean language notes from Yonsei University KLI. Previously, I tried typing them out on Google Docs, Microsoft OneNote, and even GoodNotes 5 on my MacBook Pro.
But typing out notes just feels too mechanical and I didn’t feel like I was retaining any information.
Although writing on glass feels different (and my handwriting looks weird), I’m loving this form of note-taking. It’s just so much easier to carry an iPad around and be able to search through handwritten notes within seconds.
That’s not to say anyone needs an iPad to study. I loved handwriting my notes using stationery from Muji.
But an iPad just makes life easier for a minimalist who doesn’t like having things lying around and collecting dust. Also, it was difficult for a digital nomad to even attempt to revise Korean because there was simply no way to bring my notes around the world with me in a 28″ luggage.
Seeing how my vlog on organising my Japanese notes turned out to be one of my most viewed vlogs, I’ve been working on releasing an online course on how to organise language notes.
I feel like the free ebook I’ve written on studying languages merely touches the surface of effective language study. Speaking of which, if you’ve downloaded the ebook and you’re watching this vlog, feel free to drop me a message and let me know how the ebook has (or hasn’t 😂) helped you. That way, I can improve on my online course and make it more comprehensive to help more language learners.
Lately, I’ve been pondering the importance of language and the impact it has on my life. If I didn’t grow up speaking three languages, how would my view of the world differ? And how would the way I express myself be different?
I’m sure most multilingual people would agree with me on this, we tend to not only sound different but also act differently when we speak in different languages. I definitely sound more confident when I speak in English compared to when I have to speak in Mandarin and Cantonese. And when I speak in Korean or Japanese, I almost always feel like I sound too blunt and rude.
But I am still the same person. So what exactly causes the change in behaviour and attitude?
I wish I have an answer.
That’s all I have for today. See you again on Saturday!