Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Strong man

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can't progress if I judge the result only from the luck.
However, I will progress if I realize cause and effect of the result.

Cause and effect is much more important than just the result itself.

So, I want to be a strong man.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

wisdom tooth

I had my wisdom tooth pulled out at the dentist's.

That wisdom tooth had been aching since last Monday. That's why I went to the dentist on Friday.
Checking the X-ray, the dentist said, 'It seems easy to pull out.'
I trusted his words.

But it was NOT an easy operation.
As soon as he started to pull out my wisdom tooth, I felt something wrong.
My wisdom tooth didn't move easily.
Although he tried several ways, he couldn't.

It passed more than 20 min and he put me under anesthesia again.
Then he divided my wisdom tooth into two.
And finally he could pull out my wisdom tooth half and half.

Thanks to this difficult operation, I still have dull pain.
It is difficult for me to eat food now.
I hope this pain will be removed soon.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Friends are precious. When you are in trouble or in bad situation and you don't know what to do, friends give you some advice or encourage you somehow.

They don't give you special words but simple ones. However, those words strike your heart and you feel comfortable.

I was in such a situation. At that moment, one of my friend gave me some words. Those words encouraged me so much that I feel really energetic about what I'm working on.

Friends are definitively precious. That's for sure.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Don't judge each day by harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant

Don't judge each day by harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

When something happy happens or I get a reward, I feel it is a good day.
On the other hand, when something unhappy happens or I lose, I feel it is a bad day.

Although I think that it might be true in the short-term, it is a big misunderstanding in the long-term.
Because whether I get a reward or not is the result of the accumulation of what I have done.
It is not the result of the day.

So what I do today is the most important of all.
I may feel it is a bad day if I had a bad result even though I studied hard.
But I shouldn't give up, because it is not a real result. It is only a process.

Keep trying hard whatever happens today!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

try hard

When you want to succeed, you try hard.
If you're trying hard, you should be proud of yourself.

- Charo Episode 13

I'll keep these phrases in mind importantly.

What I'm trying hard now is passing the MBA schools entrance exams.
The gap between my English level and required level is so big that I need to study English hard.
Studying hard -this is the only way to achieve.

I'll try hard, and I'd like to feel proud of myself to do such a big thing.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

make a decision

If you ever have to make a decision, a big decision, and can't make up your mind, ask yourself:
What is it that you really want? Follow your heart and it will lead you to the right answer.

- Charo Episode 46

I believe it is important to follow my heart.
I have regretted acting against my heart many many times.
Certainly I might regret acting to follow my heart.
But I regretted acting against my heart much more and much more deeply than acting for my heart.

So if I have choice, I will choose 'Follow my heart.'

care for each other

Nobody lives alone. That's why we need to care for each other, help each other when the time calls for it.

- Charo Episode 46

Nobody is strong enough to live alone. We are not perfect as an individual, because we all have some kind of weakness. But we can do much more if we have someone's help.

But how can we make up for each other to do much more?
We need to care for each other. To do so, we can truly help each other.