Friday, June 15, 2007

Make that 20,000 people

That's the number of people who saw my Korean video resume in the last three days. It has essentially petered out to a trickle since it was taken off the main page of Daum TVpod, but I'd say that's enough for now. The comments, about 120 so far, were almost all positive, with a few people pointing out the fact that my speaking was a little but stilted (it's not easy to memorize things in a foreign tongue) and one guy calling shenanigans on my age (why, how old do I look for crying out loud?). My appearance was compared to this guy:
and this guy:

and that's why I thoroughly endorse Sony handicams, the only handicam that really can turn a sow's ear into a silk purse.
I got a few job offers relatively quickly, but I'm still looking. I also got a few emails from middle and high school kids who were stressing out about studying English by themselves. I emailed them all recommending that they just focus on one piece of the language at a time, experiment with making new sentences whenever they can, and keep a notebook of things they can't say. Sound advice, I would say.
anyway, I'm already planning my second video attempt, a how-to video for people in Korea studying English. Sounds like a real crowd pleaser, no?

2 comments:

KristinKC said...

That's friggin awesome.

HyeRi said...

Hi Joe, i'm hyeri!
maybe you know me....
i'm from conversation class :D
at 8:00 p.m on Thursday!

anyway,
do you know "pandora tv"?
http://www.pandora.tv/
your video was displayed in main page :D
i'm really surprised!!

영어 계속 쓰려니 힘드네요;
그 회화 클래스는 더 이상 안 하지만
그 동안 영어 가르쳐 주셔서 감사했어요!
나중에 또 뵐 수 있었으면 좋겠어요!

또 들를게요! 좋은 하루 되세요 :D