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    Transition from childhood to adulthood

    7th of March. It used to be a day I had been waiting for so long. I even planned ahead how I would celebrate this day. Because I wanted to get a lot of gift, a lot of “Happy Birthday” toast and a lot of people who celebrate it with me. However, now that I turned 24, I realized I didn’t look forward to this day anymore. Because that’s the time I figured out I was growing up. Which means I need to start to take responsibility for myself. I can’t complain and make a fuss out of nowhere like before. Suddenly all the “Happy Birthday” toast and all the…

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    What you will regret by the age of 68

    Few days ago I talked to my father who is 68 years old now. I was curious about why he chose the job he was/is doing now. He graduated as an electric engineer but later became a translator. When the company he worked for went bankrupt, he and my mom opened a store in the market selling clothes. Later they bought a proper shop selling snacks, coffee, beverages. After more than 10 years they closed the shop permanently and my father became a translator again. After talking about his career for a while I asked: “If you could start your life again, would you still live like this?” Work effective…

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    Emergency: shall I help or not?

    Yesterday I was shocked. Coming out of the house I saw a homeless person laying in the middle of the road where cars come and go. He couldn’t get up. His head and hand were covered with blood. One of our acquaintance saw him and asked if he was OK. I was curious who he was talking to then when I saw the homeless man I was shocked. I didn’t know what to do. At the same time I was in hurry to go to work. Shall I call ambulance or not? Shall I leave and take it as if nothing happened or shall I stay. I was confused and…

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    2019 – what we do now will affect our future

    Lately I have just finished a Korean drama called “Sketch”. The plot is about a detective who can foresee the future incidents and she draws them down. The whole team tries to prevent and solve the incidents before it happens based on the sketches. However, no matter how they try, things that appeared on the sketch comes true. Unless they change their mindset and action. It’s the principle of causality. Everything in life has a cause and effect. Whatever we do, it has a consequence of it. Whatever we did in the past has its effect now. We are where we are because of our act in the past. Therefore…

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    How 2018 passed – there is always good in a bad event

    One year has passed and it’s time to go through and reflect on the last year to head into the new year with clearer mind. This is what happened to me in 2018. I started blogging More exactly I started blogging actively. I have had my blog since 2016, but I didn’t have idea what to write about. At the end of 2017 my boyfriend that time decided to end the relationship when I had a flight ticket back to him for one month. That sorrow was the reason I started to blog more actively. It worked like a therapy to accept, reflect and get over the heartbreak. Who knew…

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    How hard work can pay off

    As I am studying Korean at university, we usually study and talk about their personalities. So in this one I would like to emphasize one of their characteristic that impressed me. This is not to judge them, but I want to take them as an example to express how hard work can pay off and the importance of being flexible. Effect of being hardworking Koreans are hardworking. When I say hardworking, I mean VERY hardworking. If we look at their history it is understandable why. After the 2nd World War, South-Korea was in a terrible state. The President, Park Chong Hee that time drew up a plan to build up…

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    Does fear hinder you in doing what you want?

    Today I had a conversation with one of my friend where we talked about travelling to another continent and she admired how brave I was as I have been travelling a lot nowadays. She expressed she was afraid of flying therefore it was harder for her to go somewhere far outside Europe. I think many of us are in the same situation where we don’t do something just because we are afraid of it. Some don’t apply for a scholarship to study abroad, some don’t dare to travel alone, some don’t dare to write a blog, make a video… etc, all because we are afraid of the consequence. “What if…

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    Do we take things for granted?

    During the forum in Korea I encountered a situation, when we had lunch but had to hurry to the next program. Some of us haven’t finished our food yet. A girl, from developing country, still had her plate full of food, but she had to go to the program, so she had no choice but give up on it. She held her plate and asked people from developed country: “I won’t be punished for throwing this away right?” “Don’t worry, it’s just one time. And you didn’t mean it.” – the others said. “Yes, but you know, we don’t have enough food in our country, but here you have a…

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    Why do we get angry?

    Anger. It’s an emotion that most of us have when something doesn’t go the way we want. But what is the reason of getting angry? I have finished my thesis with a topic that I used to hate before. After the thesis I realized why we hate and anger is the source of hatred. And reversed. In this post I’m sharing this mental process. Anger result in hatred I have just finished my thesis in April and my topic was comparing Vietnamese and Korean Lunar New Year. I chose this topic because Lunar New Year had always been a holiday that I hated a lot. The date in Gregorian calendar…

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    Is the bad ending really bad?

    In the previous post I wrote about money where I shared how I achieved my goal and what was the price. I had to learn how to take money easily through a scary experience. But if these bad moments didn’t happen would I be the one I am today? In this one I will write about how a bad ending actually led me on the right way. The beginning The story started in December when I went on a 2-week trip to the USA after a break up. I planned to go back for 1 month to my boyfriend, Panda but 1 month before I left we broke up. So…