Judge yourself. That is the most difficult thing of all. It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom. – Little Prince
It’s one of the best quotes I have ever read in the book of Little Prince. From that moment, I knew these words will serve as a guide. Every day, I faced with diverse people with different opinions, cultures, beliefs, and even religions. Because of this, I may tend to judge people as if I know them deeper.
With this quote, it helps me to remember to judge myself first with honestly before seeing the fault of others. We are not allowed to trample others existence, but to understand them and to be understood.
I am not perfect. I judged other people. I never liked some of them and sometimes pretending to like them. I am not certainly a woman of true wisdom, but I can learn, control and can follow what is right and not.
“If it felt good when you did it, never regret it. “
Sometime during August 1598, newly appointed governor Dam Ryung (Lee Min-Ho) stays for a night at an inn run by Mr. Yang (Sung Dong-Il). During that evening, Mr. Yang shows Dam Ryung a captured mermaid named Sim Chung (Gianna Jun). Later that night, Dam Ryung releases her into the ocean and, before she swims away, Sim Chung reaches out her hand to Dam Ryung which he briefly holds.
In the present day, Joon-Jae (Lee Min-Ho) is a smooth-talking conman with magician like abilities. He works with Nam-Doo (Lee Hee-Joon) and Tae-O (Shin Won-Ho). For their next score, Joon-Jae impersonates a prosecutor and swindles a large amount of money from a wealthy suspect’s mother. Joon-Jae then travels abroad and stays at an oceanside resort. Meanwhile, Sim Chung is swept up in a tidal wave and washed ashore near the oceanside resort. She sees Joon-Jae.
This drama is like my comfort food; warm and familiar.
The legend of the blue sea managed to bring the characters into satisfying portrayal. The relationship of the two main leads stands out as the finest legend of sweetness and impressive fairytale.
Though we have Lee Min-Ho and Gianna Jun’s combined talent, the story writing has not become the perfect drama at all. It was predictable, and though there was an appearing of slight twist and turns, still there was no element of surprise. It was just so enjoyable and relaxing to watch, avoiding you not to be pestered with any inconsistencies that weighed down from numerous episodes.
The finale of the show seized with lots of emotions, apparently with goodbyes and reunions, plus lots of love and kisses. They wrap-up all with perfections, giving everyone a happy and satisfying ending.
I’m pretty sure you will leave the screen with a big smile and a happy heart.
I am different from ordinary people.
I drink from the Great Mother’s breasts.
― Lao Tzu,
At times, we need to surrender our pride to give way the chance of forgiveness, growth and serenity.
Happy Sunday everyone!
“I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert,
I have learned that lesson in the hard way, but most of the time it’s hard to pull yourself from the things you used to do. You just keep on giving your energy believing that someone is capable to change and got nothing but disappointments and dismay. I have tried to teach myself that not all people can change, that optimism has its own limitations, that I shouldn’t manipulate it. It’s an eloquent way of saying take people the way they are and not the way you want them to be.
Do you feel like saying “I don’t care” to a few things happen in your life?
Don’t be too embarrassed if you made mistakes, because that’s who you are, imperfect.
Forget about what everyone thinks and says, the utmost freedom is when you never exchange your happiness over a mistake.
Happy Sunday everyone!
“The struggle for acceptance is a struggle that begins with loss.
You may have lost someone so important that your life threatens to collapse into emptiness.
You may have lost faith in all-good, all powerful God.
You may have lost a relationship with someone who made you feel safe and good about yourself.
You may have lost freedom or control or a dream, shelter or safety or survival.
Search among the ashes of despair for the embers of courage.
God will rekindle your spirit.
ALL IS NOT LOST.”
Number of people who couldn’t control their anger. If you watch their displays you will be rapt with how human is bound to unfold varied emotions, how fury prevents rational thinking, decisions made in haste and eventually regrets leads to suffering.
I was about to respond with anger to someone I really don’t like, but I choose calm and sanity. I don’t need to stoop down and meet the level of someone’s idiotic ability. Call me sadistic, but I rather see them in vast of anger while I live my life easily.
I think this is how it works; make up your life to be in the bottom ladder of wrath or at the top of serenity.
I choose to be on top!
Today is the last day of June and I can’t wait to end it very soon.
See, this month is a little catastrophe to me; Why?
I will be moving to a new room with five strangers around. The rent is cheaper to compare, but oddly, I feel like lost. Maybe because I used to live with persons I knew for years and this is really something new to me. I don’t know until when it finds me comforting about the sight of strangers at home.
I’m in the state of “hibernate friendship”. A friend was wrathful at me, believing that I bullied her for something which I don’t consider of. Whatever comes in my mind, I express it bluntly, if someone sees it as hounding then what shall I do? Do I have to always say sorry? To shut up? To choose my words? To bite my tongue?
I am most grateful if someone can tell me right into my face that they don’t like me anymore, or I have hurt them so I can apologize. It’s irritating to be ignored and to take silence because this is not the way I graft my life for.
This is so exhausting when issues stands unresolved , more wearing when I have no strength to protect the relationship, when promises are made to be broken. I might end up making a wrong decision, but this is how I take my way.
I am anxious this time to whether be myself or someone else. To be myself, then they will hate me, or to pretend someone else, but feeling sorry for the not being real.
I maybe lost control over everything in my head now, but I know exactly who I am.
Take me as I am or watch me as I go.
Let’s say if you have a roomie who is grumpy and just concerned only with her own interest. Are you going to separate from her?
What if she’s going to leave you first and you have this “oh, I must be the one to do it” looks in your face, wondering what’s her real cause because you knew she’s quite a fibber and right into your very eyes you can’t believe her anymore. What are you going to do then?
When I was told that she wanted to leave the soonest, my mind burst with fury. Yes, I could have gotten angry in front of her, told her I couldn’t afford to pay the rent by myself or just fucking hit her, but wow I was able to calm myself. My aim is to make her feel like a guilty child, not because I wanted her to stay, but to highlight that she wasn’t a big lose to my end.
After three days without so much effort, I found a new place to stay. I think it helps me to find nearly because I allowed myself out of negativity. How to avoid them?
Here’s the summary I got from wiki.
- CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS. I reformed my thoughts to “I am free now from a
- ACCEPT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES and WHO YOU ARE.
I don’t have to explain myself as long as I didn’t do anything bad from this situation.
- FORGIVE and FORGET. I think I can do this even if I start it with a fake smile and need to hold my tongue.
DISTRACT YOURSELF FROM NEGATIVE THINKING. I go out, meet with my real friends, talk about it if necessary and jogged to release the tension. We could do so many things to distract ourselves from negativity.
- TRY NEW THINGS. MEET NEW PEOPLE.
Goodbye Grumpy. Hope not to see you soon.
How far you can take when someone deceived you,
lie at you
doesn’t respect you
broke you into pieces.
How far you can unloved yourself,
for not letting go
for feeling sorry
for not minding your broken soul.
How far the heavens will wait,
for you to give up
to pray and surrender
to lift up everything Above.
Wake up my friend,
for your heart is a pity
and your soul is weary.
How far you have to go?
Tell us about a time you found out after the fact that you’d been mistaken and you had to eat a serving of humble pie.
When I broke up with my boyfriend, knowing that he will never accept it, just as he always do. Then, he simply agreed to it & never come back again.
It was a funny mistake, but I ate a lot of pie!
Really, you want to grab her hair and push her down to the floor, but you know, you can’t do it because you are at work & still on a probationary period. Well, that is called your future is in your hand.
I am a master of none.
I don’t like to be told.
I am addicted to solitude.
I want to travel outside the county on a regular basis.
I’d love to adopt a baby boy.
I am a fickle minded person.
I am afraid to get old.
I don’t like my decision to be judged.
I am not comfortable when someone asks how much is my salary.
I’m tired of pretending just to be nice.