Now or Never


It’s now or never.

지금이 아니면 안된다.

– saying | 속담

Whatever that thing is that you keep waiting to do because you’re not sure you’ll succeed, or you’re afraid of what will happen if you fail – just do it. Apply for that study abroad. Start a new book in a foreign language even if you can barely read it. You want to get better at Korean? Nothing will change if you don’t take the first step. Do it! You got this!

Translation by yours truly. All mistakes are mine. 



Do Anything (Sylvia Plath)

“Go out and do something. It isn’t your room that’s a prison, it’s yourself.”

“나가서 아무거나 해 봐. 네 방은 감옥이 아니야. 그게 바로 너야.”

-Sylvia Plath

아, 이 속담이 너무 너무 좋아요…Sylvia Plath ❤ Also I purposefully titled this “Do Anything” because I like the way that sounds. Start anywhere. Do anything.

*직접 번역한 속담입니다…..틀린 게 있으면 죄송합니다. I translated this quote myself, so I’m sorry for any mistakes. 

Dissecting Korean Quotes

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Recently, I’ve been particularly interested in dissecting famous sayings/quotes in Korean. Or not so famous ones. Any quotes in Korean, in general, are super interesting. I’ve always loved ‘collecting’ sayings in English – I absolutely adore Quotables and I even buy the cards just for myself. When I said collecting…I mean it. I do actually collect quotes.

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When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.


허물이 있다면, 버리기를 두려워말라.


Translation courtesy of Hwangssabu-nim.


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.