I haven’t enjoyed working in a long time. Of course there are good days where I have fun moments, but I haven’t actually enjoyed work in a while. The last time I did enjoy work was when I first starting working for KoreanClass101 (not so much later). The reason I enjoyed it is because I was given creative freedom, and I was learning on the job. Much more enjoyable than teaching the nuances between “the” and “a” (which is really hard btw!).
So working on Seoulistic.com (my new website – not yet up) is an experience that I am enjoying, especially that part about being creative again. I am currently working on scripts for some videos to teach basic Korean. And I find myself giggling at home alone 2AM in the morning, and I think it would only be fair to share my delight 🙂
Here’s an excerpt from a video script teaching “How to Say ‘Thank You’ in Korean.” You can go the really boring route and just say it in the video, maybe repeat it a few times and have a basic review. It accomplishes what the video is aiming for, but the stickiness and social networking share value is virtually nil. That’s why I like to add a bit of comedy to my work.
[Scene 3] – 감사합니다 (Thank you)
Guy on toilet. Fart sounds. Guy struggles to pop one out.Looks for toilet paper and sees only one sheet. Knocks on next stall.
Guy: 저기요~ 좀 도와주세요. (Excuse me, a little help please)
– Roll of toilet paper is tossed over the stall.
Guy: 감사합니다… (Thank you)
[Scene 4] – 감사합니다 (Thank you)Guy on toilet. Fart sounds. Guy struggles to pop one out.Looks for toilet paper and sees only one sheet. Knocks on next stall.
Guy: 저기요~ 좀 도와주세요. (Excuse me, a little help please)Dirty sock is thrown over.
Guy: (confused look) 감사합니다…? (Thank you?)