The New Year is approaching, and I wish everyone a Happy 2013! I hope you’re excited for the New Year and not worrying about any silly apocalypse-type situation:
As for me? I have two New Year’s resolutions:
- Finish the Heisig method for all 2200 kanji. I am 10% complete after 2 months. :p
- Lose 40 pounds in a year, as my doctor strongly recommended.
- Finish all 100 poems in my other blog: the Hyakunin Isshu. Thankfully I am more than halfway done there.
We’ll see if I can complete all three.
Optionally, I am also debating about taking the JLPT N1 exam, but that requires a lot of preparation, and I am not sure I can commit to that yet.
Also, sorry for all those who got a few extra posts in the mail recently. I was writing those posts for January 2013, but wrote 2012 instead. :-p
Anyway……for those who are curious, here’s how you can say Happy New Year in Japanese and/or Korean:
- Japanese: あけまして おめでとうございます。 (akemashite omedetō gozaimasu)
- Korean: 새해 복 많이 받으세요. (saehae bog manhi padeuseyo)
Happy New Year!
P.S. For you young kids, the video above is from the original Ghostbusters movie. I watched it when I was 8 years old, and it scared the hell out of me. ;p I love it now though.
P.P.S. Depending on where you live, I posted this early to catch readers in Asian time-zones (the first ones to reach 2013).