• Environment,  Motivation,  Social distance

    The best medicine is nature

    Since I started university back in 2013, there wasn’t a year when I didn’t travel. In no time, traveling became an essential part of my life. I formed a habit of working hard all through the year, and in the summer I take at least a month off just to travel, be with myself and regenerate. It worked pretty well. As I worked beside studying I could barely have any day off. Even if I had, I had to spend that day to arrange my to-do task. So the only way not to burn out was traveling. After being far from my home, I always came back with a fresh…

  • Motivation,  Social distance

    Allow yourself to feel down

    Wondering how your future will turn out? Everyone is moving forward in their life but you are still at the same place? You don’t even know if you are good at anything? That’s how I have felt during this week. I suddenly lost direction. Worse, I didn’t even know if I was good at anything. 5 languages, about to get a master’s degree, have been teaching for 6 years, worked abroad, traveling alone… do they even mean anything? In my last post I wrote about tracking the daily routine and form a habit that helps you to come out of quarantine with accomplishments. I also tracked mine and shared the…

  • Motivation,  Social distance

    How I rearranged my daily routine

    I finally finished my thesis and submitted it on 22nd of April and I realized my real quarantine only starts now. For two days it was pretty strange for me since I wasn’t sure what to do with myself and how to spend my days. Luckily inside I always felt I wanted to do something useful. Thanks to that my blog finally have a logo. I realized I need to have a plan so I don’t waste time. A proper plan what I want to accomplish by the time this whole period ends. So I made a list of the result I want to get. In order to accomplish this…

  • Environment,  Motivation

    Protect the environment while you enjoy your traveling

    Bamboos live long and stay strong. But if we ignore and don’t take care of it, it will die. So the environment. At some point in my life environment suddenly became an important issue that I felt I needed to do something for it. It wasn’t that long time ago since the realization hit my mind. It was during my private Korean lesson the teacher let me choose a topic and out of many I chose environment. During our course I got an idea what to do to help our Earth. Few weeks later a Korean speech contest was announced with the same topic. I applied as I had the…

  • Environment,  Motivation,  Solo travelling

    1st of August – Environment needs to be saved

    Today as the group doesn’t have any schedule I mainly stay at home which bores the hell out of me. I started travelling in Vietnam since the 29th of July with my aunt, uncle and their grandsons. We go with the group of university professors who work with my uncle. To be honest if it wasn’t because of the places they visited I would never follow this group. I had been travelling alone for 20 days, exploring many places so now how could I handle arranged program like this? The hotel is booked, the food is provided and the bus takes us everywhere. Challenge is nowhere. I feel demotivated and…

  • Motivation,  Solo travelling

    25th of July – Dealing with boredom and loneliness

    Travelling might be fun and thrilling as you visit wonderful, breathtaking places. Hitting the road alone is challenging and you get to know a lot about yourself as well as about the world. But in reality it has never been easy especially when you have nothing to do and feel lonely. This is what happened to me during the past few days. Suddenly I felt 24 hours are way too much for a day. What exactly happened? When boredom hits you It probably started in Gyeongju when the weather turned to be rainy for the whole day so I couldn’t go anywhere. Staying in the hostel the others invited me…

  • Motivation

    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…

  • Motivation

    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…

  • Motivation

    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…

  • Motivation

    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…