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Dreams are …

There is a quote from a webtoon creator/ author that I really like.

Journalists and office workers ask this question the most. As someone who has accomplished his dream, they ask me how I view them.
When I contemplate about it, I really wonder if I’ve accomplished a dream. The more I think abot it, I realize that this may not be true.

A dream isn’t about simply becoming a cartoonist, a scientist or a celebrity. These aren’t dreams. It’s about what you do in your position. I think that’s what a dream is. How a certain profession is fulfilled is more important than the profession itself.

I spent my 20s with so much yearning. I yearned excessively. I came to Seoul to draw as soon as I failed my college entrance exam. I went through rough patches and even slept on the streets. That’s how I lived. I somewhat had a desire for revenge. I was burned with a lot of anger. I was consumed with the thought of success. The cartoonist I dreamed of becoming was nice, humorous and cool. I dreamed of becoming an artist who produced great works. But the person I saw in the mirror was different from who my younger self envisioned. I realised that I became a monster. About being a cartoonist, I have to think about what words would describe me as a person.

I hope people will stop mistaking occupations for dreams. When ask children what their dreams are, I hope we don’t get an occupation for an answer. We should ask them what kind of person they want to be.

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Kekkon Shinai’s Flowers

Reaallyy love this drama!!!
This is the list of flowers in Kekkon Shinai and their meanings (hana kotoba)

  1. Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) – “One step”
    ep 1 gerbera - one step
  2. Aster (Aster tataricus) – “Love is believing”, another meaning I found on the internet is “I won’t forget you”
    ep 2 aster - love is believing
  3. Lenten roses (Helleborus orientalis) – “The one you cerish, the one you’re firm friend with”
    ep 3 lenten roses - the one you cerish the one youre firm friends with
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New Perspective of “Running Away” from Silver Spoon

One of my favorite mangas is “Gin no Saji” or Silver Spoon. Anime episodes and live action movie are good to watch too. Why do I like it? It contains good humor, interesting setting and deep messages. I want to share with every one some of good moments that cling on my mind. For summary, this manga is about a boy named Hachiken Yugo, a city boy from Sapporo. After failing to pass the entrance exams for the high school he plans to attend, Yugo decided to enroll at Ezo Agriculture High School instead (which is far from home and has dormitory), believing that an easier academic workload would leave him with more time to prepare for college exams. But his expectation of daily school life in agricultural school was completely wrong.

Favorite moment (“running away is one of what people could do to survive”)
*read it from right to left

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Good night, Vina

I just watched 괜찮아, 사랑이야. Psychiatry is very new world for me, but so interesting. I learned that trauma can stay in a person with some forms. Now I don’t want to say “that person is crazy” again. Because we are indeed human who always getting hurt and make someone else hurt, and we all are sometimes crazy, with different acts, with different craziness levels. This drama made me realized that when people were faking themselves to be strong person, they are indeed getting weaker. To be strong is realizing that we feel pain, we need others, thats nothing wrong with expressing sadness.
By the way, this drama is about a writer and radio dj with trauma from domestic abuse when he was child. He then met a psychiatrist and developing romantic relationship. My favorite quote is in final episode:
[The protagonist, Jang Jae Yeol, came as a guest in radio show that he used to be in as a dj]

Many people probably already know I am currently battling schizophrenia. Doctors say that 1 out of 100 people have this common illness and rather than it being an incurable disease, it is possible to return to normal life. I trust their words and I’m planning on trying my best. What I can do for those whom I love is never losing hope no matter what. For today’s good night words, instead of directing them to you (listener), I would like to dedicate them to myself instead. Up until now, I’ve always only asked how others feel and have said numerous goodbyes to them, but for myself, I haven’t once done the same for myself. Tonight, I also suggest you (not to ask others but) to ask yourself, “Are you really okay?” Check on yourself like this and do a warm “good night” to yourself. I wish you’d all do this. So, tonight as well; Good night, Jang Jae Yeol.

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A woman’s heart

Just watched korean drama 아홉수 소년, unexpected good. It’s about men’s perspective about love. How they become slowly fall in love with a girl. My favorite quote is in episode 9 “The girl’s story”.

A woman’s heart is protected by layers of steel walls. So we ourselves don’t know what’s inside the walls or how to break them down. But our protected heart can change in the blink of an eye.
There is no special reason a woman opens her heart to a man. Sincerity that you feel with your whole body where no words or expressions are needed… that’s the only key that can open a woman’s heart.


Drama Quotes

Proposal Edition


“I don’t want to send you either.
But I want to show you a bigger world.
You said that becoming a barista is your first dream that you want to make come true.
If you’re going to become a barista, become the best.
I don’t want you to give up something because you love me.
I hope that I can be of strength to you, and you’ll be able to advance.
We may be separated now,
But later, much later,
when you first pickle radish,
when you hold the hand of your first child,
when you become a student’s parent,
when you marry off your kids,
I’ll always be by your side.
Even though it may be hard while we’re apart,
Let’s endure it.”

-Coffee Prince, when a man send off his girl to catch her dream in Italy-


[MAN] If you want to run away, do it now. Because later you won’t have a chance.
[WOMAN] What do you mean?
[MAN] I’ve decided to become your husband.
[WOMAN] Who said so?
[MAN] I said it just now.
You only have ten more minutes until you become a married woman.
Anything else you want to do?
[WOMAN] Bad guy. Not much saying things like “I love you”, and turning me into a married woman..
[MAN] Why would I say something like that?
It’s not because I love you. It’s because I love ONLY you. I have no other choice in the matter, you amazing woman.

-Secret Garden-