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Many gadget lovers were living in their own small world.


Unfortunate happen in human society…farewell to the

Possibilities of revert to old Nokia.

I don’t even close to bookworm but…

I have taken the note from Emma. She has been read 41 books from the list. I should just say ‘Wow’.

I have read a lot of technical book such as computer programming book when I growing up. A lot of people can’t count how many books they read but in my case, I can count on them in Korean novel and English novel, too. Because I haven’t read a lot of books.

If you want to check my list of read book in English, you can check out here.

My reading novel in Korean also quite same as that one. I mean it wasn’t that much.

I was very surprised that I read that list far better than most people so I am trying to do that, too.

y – I haven’t read original story but I read it as rewritten for young age novel.
k – I have been read Korean translated version of book.
b – I bought a book for reading someday in future. 🙂

Xn – I have been read part of serise.

r – I have been reading it.

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Copy this into your NOTES. Put an ‘X’ next to those you have read. Tag other book nerds.

[b] 1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
[X, k] 2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien (I couldn’t bring myself to finish this one)
[] 3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
[Xn] 4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
[X] 5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
[] 6 The Bible – God (the whole thing) Got to the bit about not being worthy of His love if you’re not willing to take up a spear for Him and got pissed off.
[y] 7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
[] 8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
[] 9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
[] 10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Total: 3 (1 Xn, 1 k)

[] 11 Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
[] 12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
[] 13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
[] 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (I’ve read and perfomed, but not the complete set)
[] 15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
[] 16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
[] 17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
[X] 18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
[] 19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
[] 20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

Total: 1

[] 21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
[k] 22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
[] 23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
[] 24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
[] 25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
[] 27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
[] 28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
[r] 29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
[] 30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

Total: 1 (k)

[] 31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
[] 32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
[Xn] 33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
[] 34 Emma – Jane Austen
[] 35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
[X] 36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
[] 37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
[] 38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
[] 39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
[] 40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne

Total: 2 (1 Xn)

[] 41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
[X] 42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
[b] 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
[] 44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
[] 45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
[] 46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
[] 47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
[] 48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
[X] 49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
[] 50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

Total: 2

[X] 51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
[] 52 Dune – Frank Herbert
[] 53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
[] 54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
[] 55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
[] 56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
[] 57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
[r] 58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
[X] 59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon
[] 60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Total: 2

[] 61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
[] 62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
[] 63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
[] 64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
[] 65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
[] 66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
[] 67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
[] 68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
[] 69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
[] 70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville

Total: 0

[y] 71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
[] 72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
[] 73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
[] 74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
[] 75 Ulysses – James Joyce
[] 76 The Inferno – Dante
[] 77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
[] 78 Germinal – Emile Zola
[] 79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
[] 80 Possession – AS Byatt

Total: 0

[] 81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
[] 82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
[] 83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
[] 84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
[] 85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
[] 86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mxistry
[] 87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
[X] 88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
[] 89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
[] 90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

Total: 1

[] 91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
[] 92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
[] 93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
[] 94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
[] 95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
[] 96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
[] 97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
[] 98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
[] 99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
[] 100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Total: 0

Grand Total: 12/100 include two part of serise and one of Korean translated one
b: 2
y: 2
r: 2

Isn’t it strange?
Or my reading habit was what most people would interesting to read.

Close shot for rose at night

This mobile thing make a life more easier. But Korean can’t enjoy this mobile life.

Close shot for rose at night

Taken near Dongsingyo, Daegu with Nokia 6210s.
Writing in English wasn’t that difficult because of predictive text. That is reason why I didn’t write in Korean here.

This is what makes me crazy.

This is what I wrote in my twitter.

26 minutes ago from

open letter to Kansas School Board:Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster FSM Korea is this RAmen!

25 minutes ago from

Wikipedia explain that FSM is the deity of the parody religion.But certainly that was wrong because that’s >>

25 minutes ago from

>> against freedom of religion.This is why US’s education system was collapsed and people are having more stupidity. It wasn’t funny. RAmen!

Actually, I don’t know anything about US’s education system so it was false statement and other things too. More precisely they need more evidence and I will write it some day. Because I am quite busy for writing in Korean about this.

But why I wrote that statement because I know the Korean’s education system very well which is mix of US’s and Japan’s education system. And especially religion thing was very like US but different way.

Now I found this twitter’s message

17 minutes ago from

forsafety This is happening in Korea.Priest who was helping the protest people, attacked by police.

so I have to write about in Korean.

^_~ Ara

I really like the word ‘productivity’

better than ‘innovation’.
It sounds really nice and comfortable. I don’t know why. But I do know that it can make differences.

When I need some application for iPod Touch, I always look up at productivity categories. Actually you can’t find a lot of applications, though.
Most of them are personal managements stuff such as note or memo, todo list and checklist. Simple but, it is most productivity stuff.

If you have a idea or some thought, how you gonna keep it? Memorize it? No, right? You probably wanted to write down. That’s why small piece of paper was most powerful tool in the world. 😀
You can write down by word. Also you can draw something. Whichever you like it.

Anyway, I just found one websites called “WeFollow: A User Powered Twitter Directory” and then there has tag for productivity.
I found one interesting twitter user called “productivity501“. And I found one very good quote “If you are looking for a big opportunity, find a big problem.~Anonymous” so I follow on twitter.

So I retweet it like that.

RT @productivity501: If you are looking for a big opportunity, find a big problem.~Anonymous >> That’s exactly why I came back to Korea.

I will tell you about my first or second favourite word next time.

^_~ Ara

This blog is more like diary. Nothing more.

You probably don’t understand what I am saying because most of people come here for check out my English. Does it make sense?
They don’t understand what I am saying but they wanted know my level of English. It was nonsense so that is why Korea’s English education system was totally corrupted.

Anyway, I don’t have much time for writing anything here because I am really busy blogging with my Korean blog. So if you were interested, you can visit Ara’s global mind column blog or Ara’s properly Learn English blog or Ara’s think logically twitter.

I didn’t expect so much fun from twittering because I don’t like writing sms because of limitation of 160 characters or so.
But now I really enjoyed it in Korean which is update with’s my account.

And then someone followed me so I checked out who he or she was. And then I really enjoyed what he was twittering. He or she is Ralph Wiggum.-You know, I don’t have any idea about any name from gender.- That link is his twitter page.
I can’t writing any English in thinklogically account because Korean can’t understand English. So now I am thinking about make one more twitter account for English.

I am thinking about it but I can’t decide because I have too many blogs and twitter accounts.

Hey, one more thing.
I told you this is more like diary. I am not writing this from Microsoft Word which can check spelling and grammatical error. So don’t complain about my grammatical error.
Think wisely and don’t be an arse.

^_~ Ara

Who am I? I am what I am.

I wrote this on my Korean blog @ 2009/02/21 02:43.

This is not suppose to be here in my Korean blog but I just wanted to say what I wanted to say.

It is not intention to understand what I am saying here by Korean because I want to talk about why I am doing this. I know that you probably find out that who am I based on reading my article here or find out my personal history from Ara’s profile.
But you will never understand why I was wrote lots of things here because I am talking about something else. What I am trying to do here is that revolution of the Korean’s future. You probably think that how ridiculous what I just said.
Yes, it is ridiculously super(??) crazy talk. However, it is possible if you let me talk and if you listen carefully what I am saying here.

I am not trying to convince you. I am just trying to ask you that why do you think that way? People claim that I was wrong but you know I was right. Why? That’s the thing. Why?

That’s the what I have been really doing. Why do you think that he was right or I was right or you don’t know? Why?

I believe that you subscribe(I don’t know what’s the word for RSS reader’s subscription.) in my blog here. Because you probably felt that it is something you can learn.
That’s really good start. Listen… and think… and think. That’s what you have to do.

It is almost eighty-something people subscribe in my blog so I just wanted to say whether you can understand or not..

People never change. But people can change if they can accept(or learn) other people’s mind.
So please be patient and learn from other people’s thought and mind.

^_~ Ara

Atonement 2007 – overrated film

I replied the zebrasnake’s topic ‘Overrated film’ which is in’s Atonement (2007) discussion board.

I think I will agree most of your comments about the movie, zebrasnake.
I really liked movie until close to ending part which is interviewing the Briony. If they didn’t include that part, maybe I can rate them about 6.9 or close to 7 out of 10. Because I thought it was very clever way to telling the story until…
As soon as I was watching the interview scene, I felt that this is all fake even if it is true story.

And then now I did know what wasn’t enough about movie when I read differences between the book and the movie from mikuhgtt’s explain at
That differences explain the book was so special but movie is not so special.

Now I can rate them about 6.2 out of 10.

If this movie is one of best movie, why rate them as 7.9(out of 10) and 7.3 in
It is good movie(I probably say it is just not bad movie.) but it isn’t best movie yet.

^_~ Ara