John Wolfgang Goethe once wrote:
I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make a life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture, or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a person humanized or dehumanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.
I try to live by these words and have found that they are true. You have incredible resources, time and influence, so use them. There may never be another time in your life when you have this kind of power, so exercise it to the fullest.
Do not expect to be recognized for your work half as often as you feel you should. Instead, do this work because it makes you better, the community better, and the world better.
While I was preparing for my Japanese studies as an incoming middle schooler, … I discovered cosplaying and a plethora of other Japanese stuff like anime, manga, gyaru (girl) style, visual kei style, …………
Anime and manga fans who cosplay – dress up as their favorite characters – were such “eye-candies” to me as a kid. The homemade or “professionally-made” costumes they wore were much more colorful, detailed, and unique compared to the Halloween costumes you’d see at your local party stores.
But soon after discovering the hobby, I realized that cosplaying is far from glamorous.
Continue reading “I don’t like cosplaying as a hobby.”
Kids (and, surprisingly, babies) nowadays have their hands on smartphones, tablets, computers, and/or gaming systems with social media sharing. They’re exposed to much more information than I ever was when I was a kid! (I’m a post-millennial, by the way.)
Continue reading “Quick Thoughts: Media Literacy Should Be Taught To Children (and Parents)”
2NE1 will probably reunite. I don’t know how soon, but it’ll probably happen for a YG Family Concert. And it’ll probably be one of the most popular “2nd gen.” K-Pop comebacks of that year.
Continue reading “How I Imagine 2NE1’s Reunion (BLACKPINK & YG Family Concert)”