Where’s the Writer?

안녕하세요!

It’s been a few months since I’ve posted here, and if I’m completely honest, it’s been more than a few months since I’ve, you know, actually posted. My most recent posts were scheduled well in advance. Why?

At the end of April, I graduated undergrad. I graduated with High Honors on my honors thesis in Korean Studies, won a prestigious award for Korean Studies, nabbed a second major in International Studies, got a short story published in a college lit magazine, said goodbye to almost all my friends, and started working full-time a day after commencement ceremonies.

Adulting is hard.

It’s also terrifying because I’m doing two seemingly opposing things. One’s commended by everyone I meet. The other? Well, let’s just say not everyone understands why I’m doing it.  Continue reading

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Your future is created by what you do today

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Your future is created by what you do today.

미래는 오늘 당신이 하는 걸로 만들어진다.

– Robert Kiyosaki

Mondays are rough. But you make tomorrow through what you do today. Want to improve your language skills? Putting off that quick vocab review until tomorrow isn’t going to make fluency and confidence come any quicker. Language learning and upkeep takes dedication – even a little bit, every day, has an effect that goes a long, long way into your future. 오늘도 화이팅하세요!

Translation by yours truly. All mistakes mine. 

너도 상상했던 너가 될거야

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너도 상상했던 너가 될거야.

You’ll become the you that you dreamed of, too.

– lyrics from Loco’s song, You Too | 로꼬의 노래 ‘너도’ 가사

Sometimes we all just need a bit of encouragement from those who have ‘made it’ – those who have achieved their dreams already.

 

Translation credit to ilyricsbuzz

Leonardo da Vinci

Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.

목적 없는 공부는 기억에 해가 될 뿐이며, 머리 속에 들어온 어떤 것도 간직하지 못한다.

– 레오나르도 다 빈치

Leonardo da Vinci

Courtesy of Hwangssabu on Twitter.

You’re probably not surprised that this is what I’m listening to…the whole album is fantastic! Hey, did you know Seungri can speak Japanese? Yeah. In the midst of his busy schedule, he learned a language. And perhaps he needs some work on his English, but at least he’s working on it! You should get back to studying Korean now.

Gandhi

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.-Mahatma Gandhi

할 수 있다는 믿음을 가지면 처음에는 그런 능력이 없을지라도 결국에는 할 수 있는 능력을 확실히 갖게 된다. – 모한다스 카람찬드 간디

Courtesy of Hwangssabu on Twitter.

Helen Keller Quote

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
-Hellen Keller

세상은 고통으로 가득하지만 한편 그것을 이겨내는 일로도 가득차 있다.
– 헬렌 켈러

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