Saturday, January 03, 2015


New Year, and New Resolutions

Before all else, I would like to greet each and everyone a Happy New Year! :)

Well, 2014 just left us with what I call a "roller coaster" of events, in which there are time when we have felt that we are on top, and times in which we were in the lowest of our lives. Well, what I can say is that these events have formed us to our "self: that enters 2015, preparing us for bigger and better challenges, and these things are really destined to happen to us, not just mere coincidences, but experiences that may make us better persons.

Well, we cannot remove the fact that there are these habits which we would like to take away - habits which we have seen to be burdens last year, those which have dragged us down, and it is a usual habit which we always do as the year comes.

New Year's Resolutions.

Well, some view resolutions in a negative way, saying that these are things that people use just to excuse themselves of the wrong habits that they had, and using these as something for "show", just to show others that they are ready to change something in themselves, and still, will be unable to keep it.

I say otherwise. I am doing my resolutions and promise to follow them strictly.

Well, let me give you my resolutions for the new year:

1. I will not be tardy anymore for class. Time is a very big issue for me, starting high school, I have been struggling being early for class. College came by, same thing, in work, same thing. And now, as I am taking my post-graduate course, tardiness is still my issue. Well, during my first year, I have eliminated this issue, but I don't know, I just lost it whilst being in my second year of schooling. I have missed some quizzes, and other things by being tardy. Well, leave that tardiness for 2014.

2. I will not overeat anymore. Weight is a very big issue for me, being overweight started when I was in high school, and progressed till college, where I got the peak of my being overweight. I once had the life of eating fastfood in the morning, for lunch, as well as for dinner. It pushed my weight to nearly being obese. However, I decided to lose weight. Yes, I did. However, as I begin working, I gained it again till I entered Med school. In my first year, the first semester has been filled with bad comments from my friends and family, telling me that I had been fat and I'm really looking worse than ever. In the second semester, determined to remove those fats, I was able to reduce my weight, as well as my shirt and pants sizes. That lasted until before Christmas last 2014. And the food (lots of food) came by. You know what happens next.

3. I will drink less softdrinks this year. In connection with number 2, that is.

4. I will do everything to maintain my scholarship. Well, this year is a rough road for me. And I have three months to correct what has been wrong for the past few months.

5. I'll post more and more exercises and Korean stuff here! This year, I have been lazy to write busy that I was unable to write, this year, I will do my best not to procrastinate to spend some time in this blog so we can venture more on Korea and its culture. :P

Well that's all for now. Setting too much goals may make it difficult, but having these five, I think, might set me to the right path, don't you think? I think that there is nothing wrong with setting your resolutions, as long as you have the determination and the right reason for doing such. With proper mindset, we might just be able to follow these resolutions.

Let's check next year if I'm successful. I guess I will be. lol

Well, what are your New Year's Resolutions? I would like to hear from you.

Well I guess I'm not as a "good guy" as Good Guy Greg.

Saturday, November 08, 2014


Farewell, Naruto!

It was in my college years that I have started watching Naruto, as it was aired in a TV channel here in our country. It was kind of childish, yeah, to watch anime, but still, because of the different lessons that I have gained in this anime series, I defied all stereotypes and continued watching. I remember that the first episode that I saw was from Naruto Shippuden, the second installment to the series, and it's kinda difficult to understand at first because it's highly related to the first installment.

Curious of what has happened before Shippuden, I read the manga, and what seemed to be a "curiosity" continuously transformed to a liking, and my reading continued - week per week, a new chapter was being released, bringing additional excitement with every chapter they have released. That additional excitement is now going to stop. Maybe for now, or maybe forever.

Naruto has just ended. With its 700th chapter, the anime ended, and the story of what seemed to be a foolish boy ended with him being what is the complete opposite - a responsible, upright man who has exceeded expectations and has upheld to what he believes is the most important - friendship, and most especially, family.

For almost 5 years, he has shown me that a loner can actually break the bonds of solitude and reach out, that a person, though he has a shady past, can still shine in the end, that a person, no matter how sad his life is (Naruto lost both his parents in an attempt to save the village), he can still be a beacon of joy to others. For five years, he has led me to a realization that I, being the "Naruto" of my own life story, can be strong and hold on towards reaching my goal.

And yes, in the end, I have to let go. Naruto may have left us, but still, the lessons that we learned are the ones left - lessons worth treasuring forever.

Farewell, Naruto,
you will always be my idol!


Saturday, May 24, 2014


Movie Review: Miracle in Cell No. 7

I don't cry when it comes to movies. There are movies that can influence my feelings, tingle my senses, and make me feel like crying, but I never have shed tears for those movies. Maybe it's because I have a heart made of stone (maybe not!), or they just can't bring that "pinch in the heart" than can make you break down and make your tears fall.

I thought it would stay like that forever.

But I was wrong.

Friday, May 09, 2014


TV Series Review: The Chaser (추적자)

Your daughter killed in a grim accident, your wife dying of depression thereafter, you being caught by looking for justice, and the culprit.. all powerful and can bend the law. What could you have done?

This is the story of Baek Hongseok, a detective of the Republic of Korea. After attending his daughter's small birthday party, he gave tickets to a star's concert for his child to attend. While having a drink with his superior and co-worker, he receives a phone call - a call which I wish he didn't have - telling him that his daughter has been involved in a car accident.

The events thereafter are quite shocking and unpredictable. A trial rigged, making the primary suspect innocent of the crime he has done, the other one, being protected by a conglomerate and her congressman husband innocent too, even making his kind and innocent daughter as a drug addict and a prostitute. Not believing in the law, Baek finds himself longing for revenge, and eventually does a thing by accident - he kills the primary suspect.

Looking for justice, he then flees from authority, and with the support of his friends, a prosecutor, a reporter, his superior, his co-worker, and a gangster, he goes to a roller coaster ride of looking for justice, being denied of it, showing how the law can provide or deny justice.

In the end, the question is, will he find what he is looking for?

Monday, March 31, 2014


Korean Writing Exercises - Part 1

Good day, my dear readers! It has been so long since I have written something about Korea here, and that's because of my busy schedule upon entering school again. However, it's our vacation these coming two months, and your writer is here to give you a bit of what Korea can offer!

Before you start this writing exercise, be sure to read this post on how to Learn Korean in less than 15 minutes. This article can help you read and write Korean, for less than a day, and if given much concentration and dedication, for just less than fifteen minutes. Just remember that learning Korean is not that hard, you just have to give your time and your patience, for learning a new language might just be piece of cake!

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