Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 Wishlist [Update]

BOOM.  Three down, 9 more to go!  Since my initial wishlist post the other day, I figured I might as well try and knock some other items off the list while I could (before I get distracted by other wants and must-haves).

The BadBad Jewelry necklace was a no-brainer.  I had previously treated myself to the original design a few months back, but during the move I ended up losing it and have been itching to get my hands on another one ever since.  When I found out that Sarah had some new designs, I was all over that shit like nobody's business.  I've still got my eyes on a few other items (okay, ALL of the items) in her shop, but that can wait for some other time.

Now, the Rosetta Stone thing was tougher to commit to.  It has always been a dream of mine to learn another Korean.  Growing up with the last name "Kim", people always assume that I'm full Korean and can speak the language fluently.  I'll let you in on a little secret:  I have no idea how to speak Korean and though I look super Asian, I'm actually only 1/4th Korean.  My father's father is full Korean, but guess what - he didn't speak Korean either.  He was born in Hawaii and grew up like a local Hawaiian boy.  So yeah.  I'm probably the least Korean "Kim" you'll ever meet.  Anyway.

I had had the Rosetta Stone package in my cart for a while but I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend that much money on it because it's not like a real one-on-one language class with an actual tutor and I may not even have time to commit to learning it on my own.  When I saw that they had different subscription options (3 months, 6 months, 1 year, etc.) I started to warm up more to the idea.  $99 for 3-month access to all the levels wasn't such a bad idea, and then when I saw that they had payment plans - SOLD.  3 months of language learning for $33/month was a pretty good deal.  I'm actually really excited to start.  I've already got it open in another tab right now.

So that's my update so far.  What about you?  What's on your wishlist this year?  Have you crossed anything off your list yet?


  1. I haven't had a chance to learn another language in a long time, but I can speak Mandarin, and I can understand Taiwanese. I kind of want to relearn French. :)

  2. i have rosetta stone on my computer and i used it for like a week. want to get back into it before we go to europe - i did french in high school and barely remember it lol so i was hoping it would help. good luck learning!

  3. Let me know if it works. I would love to try to learn a new language. I took 3 semesters of Spanish in college and got all A's but still can't speak it one bit!

  4. I am really interested to hear how Rosetta Stone works for you. I took four years of Spanish in high school and I can only say maybe two or three complete sentences now. Such a waste!


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