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Today is July 10, 2016. Sunday. There are ten conditions if I call a president a foolish leader. First, he or she does not listen to people’s voices. Second, he or she does not like to talk to people. Third, he or she does not know national interests. Fourth, he or she does not know diplomacy with neighboring countries. Fifth, he or she does not kn…
 
Today is July 5, 2016. Tuesday.I read an interesting article today in a newspaper.The title of the article was leaders’ workholic. The writer said that there are two types of workholics among the famous kings.One of the two types is that of first emperor of Qin Dynasty of ancient China . His name was Qin Shi Huang. During the period of his ruling, …
 
Today is July 4, 2016. Monday. Rainy season began in Korea. A lot of rain came down from this afternoon. When I went to work this morning, there was no rain but only cloudy sky. So I left for the company without umbrella. I was a little bit careless. When I left the office at six o’clock, it rained cats and dogs. So I called my wife when I arrived …
 
Today is July 3, 2016. Sunday.This afternoon I watched a television reality show titled "I live alone".To my surprise, one of the casts is an actress who is raising ten cats inside her apartment.She treats her pets like her baby. She feeds them, gives them a bath, and brushes their teeth.When she is together with cats, she talks with them constantl…
 
Today is July 2, 2016. Saturday.Recently Korean President Park said that the reasons of the fall of South Vietnam were the internal disintegration and indifference.I think that this remark has three problems.First, it is too simplified prejudice. It has been a common perception that South Vietman fell due to the corruption of the governmental offic…
 
Today is July 1, 2016. Friday.This morning I heard Mr. Bruce Van Horn’s podcast and some of his words remained inside my head.He said like this.I stopped watching television years ago, I stopped listening to the radio, especially talk radio, or news radio, simply because it is so overwhelmingly negative.And I just don’t need that in my brain.So I’m…
 
Today is last day of this month. Also the last day of the first half of this year.There are many things happened to me for the last six months.I started to write my own blog and upload podcast.For the first time in my life, I started a diet and lost some weight.Looking back on the six months, there are many new things I tried.In the second half of …
 
Today is June 29, 2016. Wednesday.There are two podcasts I like to listening in these days.One is life is a marathon and the other is daily meditation.First one is a podcast about personal development and postive thinking.Second one is a podcast related to meditation and relationship.The reason I like to hear these two podcasts is simple and clear.…
 
Today is June 28, 2016. Tuesday.Korean Prosecutors’ Office announced today that the death of Mr. Cho Hee-pal was confirmed and it is concluded that Prosecutors have no right of arraignment due to his death.His case was called by the Korea’s largest-ever fraud case. Mr. Cho was the mastermind behind it. He has been at large since 2008 and was suspec…
 
Today is June 27, 2016. Monday.Yesterday a man committed suicide near the bike lanes I frequently went to on weekends.Though today was my day-off, I did not go to the bike lanes. It was very scary to go there.Instead I went to the motorways and rode a bike. However it was very dangerous and terrible. To make matters worse, I had a flat tire.It will…
 
Today is June 26, 2016. Sunday. Sixty six years ago when Korean war broke out, President Lee of Korean government gave away Korea's wartime operational control of troops to U.S. government. Since then, Korea has become the only country in the world without wartime operational control. If a war break out again in Korea, U.S. government will control …
 
Today is June 25, 2016. Saturday.I once read an article regarding a divoce ceremony in Japan. Like wedding ceremony, both sides wish other party's luck and new start before going their separate ways.I still remember that it was a refreshing shock to me because I became awakened to the pleasant separation. When I think of parting in the past, there …
 
Today is June 24, 2016. Friday.While riding a bicycle on the bike lane, I sometimes cross the central line in spite of myself.Then the bikers coming from the opposite side start to yell at me.Most of the cases are good for me because they remind me that I am going in the wrong direction.At first I feel offended by their yelling or remarks but after…
 
Today is June 23, 2016. Thursday.I imagine.I imagine that two summits of Germany and Israel meet and come to an agreement like this. Germany gives 10 million dollars to Israel and Israel promises not to mention Holocaust any more. Israel uses those money to set up an organization for vicitims of Holocaust.I imagine that two summits of China and Jap…
 
Today is June 22, 2016. Wednesday. Four years ago, President candidate Park promised to the Busan citizens to build a new airport if she were elected to the President. Four years later, President Park backed out of her promise. At least, she had to explain what went wrong and why she had to do. Instead, she is making nonsensical arguments that expa…
 
Today is June 21, 2016. Tuesday.I dropped into Yeongpoong bookstore on the way home from the office to buy a book.Yeongpoong bookstore is quite a big one located near my company.In these days, I have been thinking of keeping a diary in Chinese language. After I came back from China last year, I did not have a chance to speak Chinese, nor did I prac…
 
Today is June 20, 2016. Monday.One of the most surprising news I heard on the half of this year was that military parade on Geumnam-Ro, the street of Gwangju, Jeollanamdo, Korea was planned by The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of Korea but it was cancelled after strong opposition from the related organizations and opposition party.Accor…
 
Today is June 19, 2016. Sunday.There will be an announcement over new airpot construction location next week in Korea.New airport will be built on one of the two cities, Milyang or Kadeokdo, which was located on the southern part of Korea.This issue has been dragged over 10 years and there was no end of regional troubles between the two cities.Howe…
 
Today is June 18, 2016. Saturday.According to reports, there is about 7,000 podcasts broadcasting in Korea.Disputes whether podcast is broadcasting or not is not important to me.Because it is already widespread broadcasting among people and it is one of the common tools to be used by anyone to speak.Although it is just an audio or video file, it is…
 
Today is June 17, 2016. Friday.While having supper , my wife told me that there was a dark circle under your eyes.She worried over my health.In fact, I was a little bit tired when I came back home. I worked very hard this week. Literally I was exhausted.In addition, every evening when I come back home, I walk 40 minutes from train station to my hom…
 
Today is June 16, 2016. Thursday.Which language is the most difficult to speak or write ?It seems to me that it is my mother tongue.That does not mean that I cannot speak Korean. I am a native Korean and Korean is my native language.But as I grow older, I realize that it becomes more and more difficult for me to speak and write with Korean.I always…
 
Today is June 15, 2016. Wednesday.On the way home from the office, I gotten on the wrong bus.Basically I take a walk from the train station to my house but today I was in wrong bus which took me far away from my house.So I had to walk back and it took about 10 minutes.While walking back to my house, I realized how important daily routines. Every mo…
 
Today is June 14, 2016. Tuesday.As an old Chinese proverb says, there is only foolish king that make the country turn into turmoil. That means that if the foolish king has power, the country must face a lot of difficulties and perish.In a democratized society, I do not need a strongman or dictator. What I want to see everyday on the TV screen is a …
 
Today is June 13, 2016. Monday.There are a lot of cable television channels in Korea. Among them, JTBC is my favorite one.The reason I like to watch JTBC is very simple. JTBC is different from other channels.Especially JTBC news room which is JTBC’s main news program, is very popular in Korea.Most of Koreans love to watch JTBC news room because it …
 
Today is June 12th, 2016. Sunday.Riding a bicyle with my spouse on weekends or holidays is one of my favorite hobbies.After having a small brunch on the morning of Saturday or Sunday, I go to the bicycle road located Ara waterway near Geomam train station.As usual, yesterday and today afternoon I went to there with my wife and rode almost four hour…
 
Today is June 11, 2016. Saturday.One of my collegues, Mr. Lee Kuhee was dead yesterday morning due to a heart-failure.When I was working at other department fifteen year ago, I came to know about him. As far as I know, he was quiet and nice and always made everybody comfortable. Althought he was three years older than I, he treated me as a collegue…
 
Today is June 10th, 2016. Friday.This evening two news grabbed my attention. One is Ehang's world first passenger drone's planned testing and the other is new atomic element 'Nihonium'.Ehang is a name of Chinese company which unveiled a passenger drone at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas in January this year.According to the news, Ehang…
 
There was a news on the television this evening about a death of 29 years ago.It was about Mr. Lee Han-yoel, who was dead 29 years ago. He was killed after being shot by police during the anti-government demonstration in 1987. In those days, police used tear gas bomb to the people participating the anti-governement demonstration.As an university st…
 
Today is June 8th, 2016. Wednesday.There are two teachers who have greatly influenced to me. One is Mr. Leo Babauta and the other is Mr. Luke Thompson.Leo is American and Luke is British.Basically they are not my teachers who taught me at school.But I was much more affected by these two masters’ websites.Ever since I had read an article mentioned L…
 
Today is June 7th, 2016. Tuesday.I thought today that how powerful and how beautiful a poem might be.I read some poems of a korean poet and nun, Lee Hae-In last week but I still got the good feeling from the poem until today.Her poem is made of simple and plain language but its meaning is very deep and makes me think many things.Her poem is also ve…
 
Today is June 5th, 2016. Sunday.Today I thought what I did on May 2016.First, I started my own Podcast on the itunes. Out of many podcast hosting sites, I selected Podomatic.com and quite satisfied with it now.I have been listening a lot of podcastes related to english learning such as Luke’s english podcast and ESL podcast.I will upload my diary f…
 
Today is May 30th, 2016, Monday.Today I thought to myself about Kindle and reading habits.I really like to read books by using Kindle reading device. I have a Kindle whitepaper which I bought two years ago. Since I started to use Kindle, I didn’t go to real book stores any more. Going to the office in the morning is one of my favorite reading times…
 
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