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Location: South Korea

I don't have any idea about who I am. :)


i am alive

Just to tell my random visitors that i am alive.

Not so good, not so bad.

Normal days...

Nothing special, nothing dramatic

Nothing miserable, nothing terrible

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New seat, new work, new students

From this March, the new school year begins. I am going to be a ninth graders' homeroom teacher. The half of them are my old homeroom students but they are growing so fast that they will be a lot different from what they were last year. My seat in the faculty office changes. I will be next to the head teacher. And my seat is open to the vice principal. That is not good.
Anyway... a new beginning is something. I am looking forward to energy and hope as well as dramas and hectic days.


Asian New Year

Tomorrow is Asian New Year's Day. Happy New Year!
And I can't believe January has gone alreay.


No need to go out? Need to go out!

As communication and information technologies improve, many people have more than one technology to communicate with others. There are five in my family. Each has a pc or laptop computer and their own cell phone. This is not just about my family. Almost all my friends have cell phones that make internet available anywhere and anytime. We are always online on twitter or instant message services, so whenever I want and they are awake at least, I can talk to them.

But ironically I feel after I purchased the new cell phone, I can feel I am losing real human contact. Well... as a matter of fact, I go out less than before. I don't know exactly why but I am definately less active. I can list some probable reasons:
1) It is too cold in this winter. Actually it is the coldest winter I've ever had.
2) I am getting older than I was younger. (This sentence does not grammtically make sense but I bet you should know what I mean that I am still young but I am not too young likee early 20s.)
3) I don't need to go out to communicate with others.

The first two reasons seem reasonable but when it comes to considering the point when I started to turn less active, I can weigh more on the third reason: I don't need to go out to communicate with others.

Anyway... the reason why I am writing this is to make myself more motivated to go out!


the sunset of 2010

@Busan, Korea
I have less than 2o days in 2010. I can't believe that. This year was special to me. I could start a new begining of my career and my sister got married. In addition, I am turning to 30s in two weeks. I am happy to go into 3os. My 20s was hard and I was too immature.
Well, I can feel I grew metally bigger this year.



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Women: the enemy of women

I met a group of friends who used to go to university together. All of them are around early 30s or late 20s and half of them are married. We are not best friends. However as we shared the best season of life together - early 20s, we always have a lot things to talk about though we see together twice a year or so.
I found interesting that the topic we talked about has changed. Even last year, we talked about career development or dating. But now as many of them are gettting married, they were talking about thier family.
I consider that the most interesting topic of what married girls talk about is mothers-in-law. I can group the types of mothers-in-law into three categories.

1. Princess type
This is the most annoying type. She is so girly that she is so jealous of daughters-in-law. Also they feel like daughters-in-law take away thier sons. They want to be treated like their son's girl friends. They want to compete with their daughters-in-law.

2. Queen type
The queen type mothers-in-law are usally strong and they want to rule everything about family. Actually this type could be annoying type or not depending on the situations.
The good thing about them is they are so mentally strong that they do not want to be cared as babies. Especailly when they are economically stable, the queen type could be okay as they tend to be indepenent. The bad thing is that it is likely that their son could be mama's boys and they tend to be stuborn. When their daughter-in-law is also a queen type wannabe, it is possible the conflict between them would be sharp.

3. An Old Lady Type
This is the best type for me. They are neither a princess to take care of nor a queen to obey. They are like a nice old lady who lives next door. It is good to see her once a while, when both the daughters-in-law and them do their best to maintain good relationship, not invading the their own spheres each other.

When I look back on my friends' stories, the most problem are rooted in the fact that many of mothers-in-law in Korea do not consider their son's family as an independant family. In other words, they have hard time to seperate their sons from them and accept that their sons belong to a new family.
The girls who backbite their mothers-in-law will be mother-in-laws in the future too. I am sure that they will not be able to be free of belonging to the three categories.