My thoughts exactly^^
The following poem is a reflection on feelings of apathy, isolation and stagnation, coming to the realisation that change can only begin today…
A strange sense of distance
From this separation I feel
From two worlds, will they ever meet?
So far removed, yet still remains
This longing for the future
While aching for the past
In the present moment I hardly exist
Who am I, what am I doing here?
I don’t want to be stuck, or tied down
I want to be free to fly
And spread my wings
It is in the choices I fall short
Maybe something, somewhere, deep inside
Wants to be heard, noticed, unbound
But at the same time, wants to remain
Locked away, safe, restrained
You see, the problem is
I want to fly though the clouds
With my feet firmly planted on the ground
Full of wanderlust, all alone
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All languages have proverbs that often originate from ancient times and provide an invaluable insight into the culture and mindset of the native speakers. The more proverbs you know in your native language as well as in others, the more you’ll be able to understand the nuances of the language and how the language is rooted in the culture and history. In Korean, such proverbs are usually divided into two categories. The first category is “real” proverbs called 속담 like we know from western languages such as “the early bird catches the worm”, and “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. The second category consists of what I would rather call Chinese-origin expressions. They are called 한자성어 or 사자성어 in Korean, roughly meaning Chinese expressions and four-character expressions, respectively.
I’ve discussed this in previous blog posts, but this time I’d like to go a step further…
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I once had a brilliant lecturer who told us that “you don’t get smart from just leaving the books on your shelf – you have to actually read them”. Wise words indeed. Way too often I find myself buying books with the intention to read them, and then just letting them collect dust in my bookshelf before rediscovering them later on.
Often life can be just the same. There are so many things that we plan on doing and then put off thinking that there’s always time for that.
I’ve always enjoyed reading anything from novels to nonfiction. After a period of not reading anything but Korean textbooks, I recently started reading a lot more and I enjoy it so much. I usually read in the morning and in the evening before going to sleep. I find that it calms my mind and broadens my horizon at the same time…
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I feel so bad, it’s been almost half a year since I have last posted a blog. I remember telling you all that I would post more this year, but as you can see, I did not keep my word and I’m sorry! Nevertheless, I am here today to show my editing process and techniques that I use when I edit my photos for my Instagram, luen.xx. Although these are just a few ways I edit my photos, I am always testing out new ways to edit them. However, I decided to make this post to show you my editing process. If you are lazy and don’t exactly feel like using a number of apps to edit your photos, then you are reading the right post. I am super lazy when it comes to editing my photos; I only use one editing app and it is…
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