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My new year's resolution was abandoned after three days.

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Hi. It seems this guy is quite popular with his new book called "The 4-Hour Body". I didn't read the book but I am sure it would be full of great ideas to keep your body fit with minimum effort. But I have something better for you. It is called "The 4-Day Body". It is simple to follow too. All you need to do is make a new years resolution to loose weight and go gung-ho for the first four days of the year. Did you have some muscle pain? Then you are good to go for the rest of the year! This is exactly what I did this year! I feel great! ;) There is a perfect Korean expression for this kind of situation. It takes only three days so it is even better! ;)


My new year's resolution was abandoned after three days.
올해 새해 계획도 작심삼일로 끝났어요.


올해, ohlae, this year
새해, saehae, new year
계획도, gyehwekdo, plan + suffix meaning as well
작심삼일로, jaksimsamilo, determined mind didn't last long + suffix to indicate a result
끝났어요, ggtnatsoyo, ended (끝나다)


올해 새해 계획도 작심삼일로 끝났어요.
ohlae saehae…

The effort is totally wasted.

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Hi. Too many people has been affected by the recent floods in Australia and the flooding is continuing in Victoria. It is heartbreaking to see. I am lucky not to have any damage. But I am suffering in a spiritual way. The meditation centre that I go went under. Completely. I stopped by the centre yesterday and it was devastating. The walls, inside out, were stripped away for reconstruction. Basically only the frames and the roof were there.ㅠ.ㅠ Including the summer break of the centre, I am out of practice for about a month now. And it is taking its toll. The most noticeable thing is the return of my aggressiveness. :( There was a very reckless driver on a motorway yesterday. He almost gave me an accident. I got angry and heard my ego saying "I am going to see that asshole's face!". Usually my higher self would say something like "The moment has passed. Nobody's hurt. Let it go.". But it was silent yesterday. That means "Go, girl!", right!! I stepp…

Never say never.

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Hi. The flooding situation in Queensland and Brisbane has gotten a lot worse over the last night. My heart goes out to those who lost their loved ones.. homes and dreams.. Brisbane river is still rising and the authorities are evacuating people who live in potentially affected area. My friends, workmates, and all the members of the society, I would like to ask everyone to be extra careful to stay safe over the next few days. I send my prayers.


Never say never.
설마가 사람 잡는다.


설마가, solmaga, improbable + suffix
사람, saram, person
잡는다, jobnunda, catch


설마가 사람 잡는다.
solmaga saram jobnunda.


It is a saying to warn people who do not believe a bad event would happen to them under a circumstance. If I translate it literally, it would go something like "If someone is in a continuous denial, someone will get hurt.". 설마 can be used by itself and "사람 잡는다" is used to exaggerate physical pain, for example.

A: Your house will be inundated. Please evacuate.
B: 설마....

A: It has been raining for a …

A single prayer moves heaven.

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Happy New Year! A much, much overdue, I know.. :P This new year is starting very wet in Australia. The floods in Queensland are continuing affecting a lot of people. Even ones I know. I have a colleague who is living in a bush area. He couldn't come to work last Friday because his place was in danger from the heavy rain. I was wondering how the situation was over the weekend, so I texted him. At 4 PM, he said he was digging trenches and it was only 10mm away from the water getting inside the house. :( The situation in a photo he sent me was indeed serious. I texted him back saying I would pray for him. And I prayed. "Dear rain, please stop, would you!?" And a miracle happened! An hour later, he texted me back saying my prayer worked! He said the trench had worked and the rain had almost stopped! Hallelujah! :)


A single prayer moves heaven.
지성이면 감천이다.


지성, jisong, heartfelt devotion
-이면, yimyon, in case of something
감천, gamchon, moves heaven


지성이면 감천이다.
jisongyimyon gamchonyida.


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