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Hello, I'm Kyeong-eun Choi, from TalkToMeInKorean.
I'm Hyojin An.
Hi, I'm Seokjin Jin.
Where are we, now?
We are now at a middle school, near the office.
Wow, middle schools these days are so nice.
I think it's so much different from our generation.
I was really surprised.
There is a grass field.
Yeah, although it is fake grass.
But still, they have a field.
I think most students have gone home now, and a few students have stayed to exercise.
Yes, over there, they are playing basketball, and here, they are playing soccer.
Ah! It's nice.
Since we have come to a school.
I don't know if you guys are studying hard these days..
I don't think that you guys study, but still, even if we don't study, we still do some basic note-taking.
For example, things that we have to remember?
To be honest, I write a lot. I keep forgetting.
Where do you two usually take notes?
Well.. Hyojin, you go first.
I.. I'm a young person.
A young person.
My cellphone! Just like a youngster.
I never leave my cellphone, and always take it around with me, so I have a calendar, and I write my schedule in it, and also I have a note.
In the note...
Wow, there really is a lot.
Yes, I write down things like newly learned expressions right away.
English or Japanese, like this.
You do look at it again after you write it, right?
I write it down.
Oh! You write it down, (but later...)?
So I think cellphones are the most convenient.
Since I can take it out and write things down right away, and things like that.
How about you?
Hyojin, do you know what 'Classic' means?
Yes, I know what it means.
Yes, it means classic.
Do you know why classic is beautiful?
I'm not sure.
It is because it does not change.
It has been said before, notebooks! Notebooks.. Writing down in notebooks is the original.
Hey... this is...
Yep, like this.
When did you buy this?
Did you even buy it at all?
Didn't you receive it from somewhere?
No, I bought it.
You bought this?
Yes. It is expensive. It's really expensive.
Really? You paid for this and bought it yourself?
But why... What is this thing?
Wow, what is this, really..
This is for old men.
This is what old men use, big like this, because they can't see well.
My mom writes in notebooks this big for our household accounts. Since there is a lot to write.
And especially this. This thing where you can stick your pen in.
It's so practical. It's convenient!
The writing! The writing is old fashioned!
The writing, wow! Look at this.
Still, you really have it well-organized.
Then you carry this heavy thing around all the time?
It's not heavy at all.
Not at all.
And don't you think my arms have gotten a little thicker these days?
It's all fat.
No, the secret is this notebook.
But isn't it uncomfortable? Carrying it around like this.
It's not uncomfortable at all.
Then, what if somebody told you something, really urgently. So you have to write it down really fast.
Then, you open your bag, take this out, and open your pen (lid), and write down?
Well... Yeah! Fast, I have to take it out fast.
You open the bag quickly, swooosh!
It doesn't work.
Right. It's not working.
Speak now. Yes, speak now.
But Seokjin, you do have a cellphone, a smartphone.
Yes I do.
Why do you use it when you have a smartphone?
I also use the smartphone.
Do you even use it?
Yes. I do. I do.
Yes. I even have notes.
I have notes there, but the things I write here, are things I do more often.
A bit separately.
Yes, the things I write in my phone are recipes.
I made fried anchovies a while ago, and I wrote the recipe down here.
But when you see advertisements of Galaxy, and iPhone, they say that you can write on them, as well as draw.
They advertise things like that and emphasize them.
You can just open this up and draw.
You can do it like this.
You can draw right away.
You could do that, but I do use notebooks as well.
I do use it, but the reason I prefer smartphones is because you can carry it with you anywhere, anytime, (that's right) and it's easy to take it out and write something right away.
So, even if I have a notebook, when I am outside, I end up taking notes and writing the schedule on my phone.
In my case, I also write more in my smartphone, to be honest.
When I'm in a hurry, I take out the phone and write hurriedly directly into the phone, but I feel it's too small.
It feels cramped.
So I carry my iPad, and use the iPad a lot for taking notes.
But iPads are heavy, especially if you also have to carry the keyboard.
It's not heavy. It's light. Really light.
There's nothing lighter than this.
Don't compare it with this, please.
But also in the case of applications, since your iPad and your smartphone can be synced, you can look at something on this sufficiently, and then if it's too heavy so you didn't carry it with you, you can look at it here again.
I think it's a big merit that you can look at something from two devices at the same time.
For me, smartphones are too stuffy, I can't see well since it's so small.
Hey, this is what you told Seokjin before, that old men can't see because of bad eyesight...
Wow! I can see well.
Hyojin, you can't compare the two. They are different in another way.
Also, this also has many other usages.
I can show our website, TalkToMeInKorean to people, take notes, and do all kinds of things.
I use it in many ways, so I carry this notebook.
So if I feel that it's a bit heavy, I use this instead.
You know those times when you want to actually write.
At times like that, I use this again, and so I carry all three things together.
You carry them with you?
I also have a notepad, to take notes.
But not like this, a small one. A pretty one.
Ah, I have a pretty Moleskin. Everyone, mine is not like this.
But things like that, I end up leaving at home or at the office.
It's heavy, more than anything.
And when you go out, it's hard to write like this.
So I always carry my phone and take notes on it, and write down the schedule right away on it.
The convenient thing these days is, if you mark your schedule on here, you can check it on your computer,
also on your iPad.
The iPad is heavy.
No, it's really, really, light.
But the important thing is,
if you write it down by hand, your body remembers it.
But Seokjin, you keep forgetting.
No I don't.
You couldn't remember things. (That's right)
That's not right.
I think you have the worst memory in the office.
That's why you need notes.
You have to write it by hand.
Do you look at it, after taking notes?
Yes, I do.
Yes. I look at it myself.. But honestly the good thing is, it is a bit inconvenient when you are in a rush, you can't write things down right away.
But you write things down, like writing a diary before going to bed with the lamp on.
Then your eyesight will deteriorate.
That feeling of writing something, you know. That good feeling of organizing the day.
But I still wish it was prettier.
Something that's not so much for old men.
Seokjin brought this pen today, but remember, I had a really shocking experience before.
A really old phone, no, an old pen.
It's an old pen, and it's really thick.
It's really thick, and if you use it, ordinarily, really, you never use it in places like this, no one.
Seokjin took out a kind of pen like that.
That was a really shocking, Seokjin.
But why do you hate this so much?
It's too old-man-like.
It's too old-man-like, it's inconvenient, heavy.
The pen doesn't even go in.
No, you don't put it in like that.
Oh really? I've never used it myself before..
Like this, conveniently.
it's too tight like this.
This is really not good.
Now I don't want to hang out with Seokjin anymore.
You shouldn't be walking around like this in Korea.
I want to buy him a small, pretty notebook for his birthday.
Yes, or a mobile application.
A cute mobile app or something.
Yes, so then, we take notes like this, please leave us comments telling us how you take notes.
iPhone! Cellphones! Go go!
Franklin Planners are like this too.