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I would like to watching movie so I thought I will talk about movie. But, that needs spend some time to do that so I just do it whatever I can.-It can be more like diary, maybe.- This is my old blog : http://www.xanga.com/ara21c

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

My english got worse and worse.

I came back to Korea around end of November 2007 so I haven't been speaking or writing English almost 3 years now. Yes, sometimes, I spoke English but not for long.
And my writing English skill wasn't good at all. Truthfully, it was really bad.

Now I really need something to write in English and my horrible written English makes me crazy. :-(
I did thought about recording it or make video but my English was horrible so I couldn't afford to do that, either.

Oh, maybe you don't understand what rubbish I am talking about. so here is one of good example. I couldn't even spell out "suffering" so I have to find out from dictionary. :-(

Darn. I'm seriously hoping that there has real English town in Korea so I could go there and practice my English again.

I am really missing the Cameron Highland in Malaysia. Because that is my favourite place for writing. You can look at some photo from here


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^_~ Ara

Friday, October 30, 2009

I don't even close to bookworm but...

I have taken the note from Emma. She has been read 41 books from the list. I should just say 'Wow'.


I have read a lot of technical book such as computer programming book when I growing up. A lot of people can't count how many books they read but in my case, I can count on them in Korean novel and English novel, too. Because I haven't read a lot of books.

If you want to check my list of read book in English, you can check out here.

My reading novel in Korean also quite same as that one. I mean it wasn't that much.

I was very surprised that I read that list far better than most people so I am trying to do that, too.

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y - I haven't read original story but I read it as rewritten for young age novel.
k - I have been read Korean translated version of book.
b - I bought a book for reading someday in future. :-)

Xn - I have been read part of serise.

r - I have been reading it.
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The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Instructions:
Copy this into your NOTES. Put an 'X' next to those you have read. Tag other book nerds.

[b] 1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
[X, k] 2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (I couldn't bring myself to finish this one)
[] 3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
[Xn] 4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
[X] 5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
[] 6 The Bible - God (the whole thing) Got to the bit about not being worthy of His love if you're not willing to take up a spear for Him and got pissed off.
[y] 7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
[] 8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
[] 9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
[] 10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Total: 3 (1 Xn, 1 k)

[] 11 Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
[] 12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
[] 13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
[] 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (I've read and perfomed, but not the complete set)
[] 15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
[] 16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
[] 17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
[X] 18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
[] 19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
[] 20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

Total: 1

[] 21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
[k] 22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
[] 23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
[] 24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
[] 25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
[] 27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
[] 28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
[r] 29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
[] 30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

Total: 1 (k)

[] 31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
[] 32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
[Xn] 33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
[] 34 Emma - Jane Austen
[] 35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
[X] 36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
[] 37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
[] 38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
[] 39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
[] 40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

Total: 2 (1 Xn)

[] 41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
[X] 42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
[b] 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
[] 44 A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
[] 45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
[] 46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
[] 47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
[] 48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
[X] 49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
[] 50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

Total: 2

[X] 51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
[] 52 Dune - Frank Herbert
[] 53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
[] 54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
[] 55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
[] 56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
[] 57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
[r] 58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
[X] 59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
[] 60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Total: 2

[] 61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
[] 62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
[] 63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
[] 64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
[] 65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
[] 66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
[] 67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
[] 68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
[] 69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
[] 70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

Total: 0

[y] 71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
[] 72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
[] 73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
[] 74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
[] 75 Ulysses - James Joyce
[] 76 The Inferno - Dante
[] 77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
[] 78 Germinal - Emile Zola
[] 79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
[] 80 Possession - AS Byatt

Total: 0

[] 81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
[] 82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
[] 83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
[] 84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
[] 85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
[] 86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mxistry
[] 87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
[X] 88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
[] 89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
[] 90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

Total: 1

[] 91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
[] 92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
[] 93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
[] 94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
[] 95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
[] 96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
[] 97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
[] 98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
[] 99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
[] 100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Total: 0

Grand Total: 12/100 include two part of serise and one of Korean translated one
b: 2
y: 2
r: 2

Isn't it strange?
Or my reading habit was what most people would interesting to read.


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^_~ Ara

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

wild duck family made home at Sinchundunchi, Daegu

They were staying between Suseong-gyo and Dongsin-gyo. Korean word 'Gyo' is bridge and Korean word for step-stone bridge is 'Jinggeumdari'.

When Daegu city government were building the jinggeumdari, I did notice that wild duck family staying same place most of time.

So I took the photo of them with my Nokia 6210s phone camera.

#1 I think they were staying there quite sometime now. I have no idea how long they were there because they looked same to me.
대구 신천둔치에서 둥지를 튼 청둥오리 가족 wild duck family made home at Sinchundunchi, Daegu #1
26th August 2009

night shot of wild duck family at Sinchundunchi, Daegu #2
야간촬영 - 대구 신천둔치 청둥오리 가족 night shot of wild duck family at Sinchundunchi, Daegu #2
8th September 2009
They were staying same place at night.

Below photos were taken at 18th September, 2009.

#3 Cubs are playing around but mother duck(I don't know whether it is female or not.) doesn't much moving around.
대구 신천둔치 청둥오리 가족 wild duck family at Sinchundunchi, Daegu #3

#4
대구 신천둔치 청둥오리 가족 wild duck family at Sinchundunchi, Daegu #4

#5 Mostly she staying there for long time.
대구 신천둔치 청둥오리 가족 wild duck family at Sinchundunchi, Daegu #5

#6 Some kids wanted to feed wild duck. That's why they were looking at the same direction.
대구 신천둔치 청둥오리 가족 wild duck family at Sinchundunchi, Daegu #6

#7 Finally, she will trying to follow her baby.
대구 신천둔치 청둥오리 가족 wild duck family at Sinchundunchi, Daegu #7


p.s. My original writing is here in Korean.

p.s. I couldn't see them anymore. They probably were heading to the south for staying at warm weather. They were left there at first October.

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^_~ Ara

Monday, July 27, 2009

I was so happy to buy Nokia 6210s but…

I wrote about the phone at twitter.com.
I can't keep up with too much techie style of Korean mobile phone. So I ordered Nokia 6210s. http://bit.ly/d0X7J

10:55 AM Jul 20th from bit.ly



It can't play the video. And camera only show it in black screen so I have to send back to internet shopping mall for repair. :-(


I took the photo near my home by Nokia 6210s with geo tagging which is tag for map.
So you can see the photo with where I took it.-You have to check out from photo's hyperlink.


near Sincheongyo Daegu, Korea - Share on Ovi



about the Nokia's enter the Korea's cell-phone market

I wrote about that in ovi.com.

near Sincheongyo Daegu, Korea @ 7/26/2009
I took the photo for testing by Nokia 6210s which name is same as Nokia 6210 Navigator.
But my phone's camera doesn't show any image just plain black so I have to request for change the phone from seller.

You see. Nokia said that they want to succeed in Korea but a lots of Nokia 6210s seems to be broken down so who wanted to buy it? Do some work properly, Nokia.
People complain about the small manufacturing problems but real problem is Nokia 6210s' firmware which included Korean version. Because my phone's camera was work a few times after the using the Nokia Software Updater program.
You see the problem?
And video player doesn't showing the video, too. But it can only play the music. So it was problem with full screen control.

Anyway, I hope that Nokia do better on Korea's cell-phone market.


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^_~ Ara

Saturday, June 20, 2009

This is what makes me crazy.

This is what I wrote in my twitter.

26 minutes ago from bit.ly
open letter to Kansas School Board:Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster http://bit.ly/Vv6VS FSM Korea is this http://bit.ly/4C7C0 RAmen!


25 minutes ago from bit.ly
Wikipedia explain that http://bit.ly/Z1bdS FSM is the deity of the parody religion.But certainly that was wrong because that's >>


25 minutes ago from bit.ly
>> against freedom of religion.This is why US's education system was collapsed and people are having more stupidity. It wasn't funny. RAmen!

Actually, I don't know anything about US's education system so it was false statement and other things too. More precisely they need more evidence and I will write it some day. Because I am quite busy for writing in Korean about this.

But why I wrote that statement because I know the Korean's education system very well which is mix of US's and Japan's education system. And especially religion thing was very like US but different way.

Now I found this twitter's message

17 minutes ago from bit.ly
forsafety This is happening in Korea.Priest who was helping the protest people, attacked by police. http://bit.ly/19VBiU

so I have to write about in Korean.


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^_~ Ara

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Korean's famous star Kim Yuna on twitter

Kim Yuna on Twitter http://bit.ly/tHKmk who won a few times world champion in figure skating and became extremely famous in Korea. It probably far more famous than Brad Pitt plus Angelina Jolie. (I'm not kidding.)
Most of Koreans don't know anything about twitter but when she started twittering, 5000+ people follow her. That, We cleverly call them as "dynamic Korea".

[via Ara on twitter]


P.S You can see it yourself how famous she was. http://bit.ly/tHKmk

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^_~ Ara

Friday, May 29, 2009

I really like the word 'productivity'

better than 'innovation'.
It sounds really nice and comfortable. I don't know why. But I do know that it can make differences.

When I need some application for iPod Touch, I always look up at productivity categories. Actually you can't find a lot of applications, though.
Most of them are personal managements stuff such as note or memo, todo list and checklist. Simple but, it is most productivity stuff.

Why?
If you have a idea or some thought, how you gonna keep it? Memorize it? No, right? You probably wanted to write down. That's why small piece of paper was most powerful tool in the world. :-D
You can write down by word. Also you can draw something. Whichever you like it.


Anyway, I just found one websites called "WeFollow: A User Powered Twitter Directory" and then there has tag for productivity.
I found one interesting twitter user called "productivity501". And I found one very good quote "If you are looking for a big opportunity, find a big problem.~Anonymous" so I follow on twitter.


So I retweet it like that.

RT @productivity501: If you are looking for a big opportunity, find a big problem.~Anonymous >> That's exactly why I came back to Korea.

I will tell you about my first or second favourite word next time.


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