Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Caught the Bug

There's a bug going around.
It was here last semester
But it's bigger and badder this time around.
It's called I-dont-want-to-get-any-work-done-or-be-productive-in-any-way-because-it's-almost-the-end-of-the-year-but-I-also-dont-want-to-fail-so-I-still-have-to-try-itis.

Hope everyone is finding ways to stay afloat.
Self-care is essential in dire times.

See y'all soon.

- Jinwoo

Sunday, March 19, 2017

For My Mother

Here is a song that I caught my mother listening to a long time ago:
It's called, Because I Love You, by Yoo Jae Ha.

It's pretty old, but there's something about it that makes me appreciate it.
There's actually a piano rendition of it I love listening to on repeat.
It's a lot softer and faster-paced than the original, which is a nice change of pace.

This week was a difficult one, as I missed a couple appointments, classes, and felt so out of tune with myself multiple times. I turned in an essay late, and found myself so down in da dumps. It seems like when I brood, I brood hard (is that even a real phrase?) but when times are good, I try my best to squeeze the best moments.

Life always goes on though. Through the highs and lows.

See you all next week.


- Jinwoo

Monday, March 13, 2017

Goals 101

Here are some goals I want to share with you guys:
1. Lose weight
2. Gain muscle
3. Tone body
4. Be healthy
5. Stay healthy
6. Achieve greatness
7. Eat horribly
Me at the CCRB.
I know, I know. I look different with my shirt off.

I need some work on numbers 1-6 but I'm doing number 7 really well.

You say number 7 runs counter to my goals?

....You're right.

All joking aside, I think I set some goals that run counter to fruitfulness in my life.
It's possible to have these counterproductive tasks with productive ones, but I'm only setting myself back in the long run by having the unhelpful ones.
A lot of it has to do with priorities and seeing the rewards of daily discipline.

Am I being too vague?

Okay, confession:
I've been playing too many video games recently...
Low on life.


Sunday, March 5, 2017

A Duo of Poems

I give in -
too easily
though I know it's a sin.

He is watching,
and though I know,
I continue to do so.

His presence so divine,
never fails to shine,

Yet I -
I give in,
and always will continue to sin.

From beginning to the end
there it is again.
It comes around the bend,
here and there and then
it passes round the curve.
Weaving and winding,
swimming and sighing.
Gently arousing slumber.

You'll miss it as it flies,
back into being -
O what, what is it I am seeing?
A glimpse of the future, of love, or of meaning?
A visceral, guttural moan,
A touch gentle to the bone.

Yearning to remember
what it was all about.
Contemplating, breath-giving, life-taking.

Creation's waves at play.
Calling me, calling me to deeper depths.
If only I'd known.

You would see -
myself, my only self.
visible, unfolding, becoming
shaking free of the memories
at last.