I was watching a variety show last night and I came across some terms that were familiar but I couldn’t remember. I kept on thinking about it until I fell asleep. Today, I still couldn’t get over it so I kept on thinking about those terms and finally I got them! Kind of bothered about why I couldn’t remember those terms while I was watching. I could check Naver but I refused to because I was quite sure that I knew them. How about you guys? Got yourself in the same situation?
This reminds me of Creativity Japanese’s entry about maintaining enough interest on learning. She mentioned we remember terms better when there’s an emotion triggered. Like the times we watch shows, read something or listen to songs or podcast, we remember terms, vocabs and sentences better since we’re interested to know them that we’re emotionally on it whether it’s sad or funny.
The reason why I couldn’t remember those terms was because I just memorized them from a book and never encountered them in a situation. I’m a good at memorizing but it seems like its just for short-term. Like what we do in school for a test and such, we memorize a lot then and after the test we forget about it. No emotions were triggered just the brain working for the short-term memory.