Never trust humanities academics without years of experience in non-academic work fields. Because that would be playing with fire with someone who has never used but read many fire extinguisher manuals. What I write oftentimes on Facebook and blog is full of disdain for academia; most of them are very offensive. But one caveat here;… Continue reading Healthy distrust towards armchair academics
Confucianism is overrated. Confucian values are authoritarian, totalitarian, impractical, intrinsic value denying, sexist, liberty denying, disingenuous, ageism-advocating, overly chauvinistic, elitist and imperialistic(e.g. Imperial Japan). Basically – men are above men in Confucian worlds. Sure did Asian nations have shown their economic growth; but was it all done by themselves? Were there not the foreign-endowed concepts… Continue reading Confucianism is overrated
I think it’s spring. I think it’s summer that hasn’t woken up just yet. I think we haven’t given up just yet; I think we aren’t as cynical as we think. I think this hope mixed with premonition has always been around. I think that’s a/the human condition. I think we know spring has been… Continue reading Happy holidays/words of encouragement
Why is speaking up against unitary idealism/tribalism important? This is not about premature nationalism nor cultural privilege/false repentance of previous historical wrongdoings with collective guilt. From time immemorable, the will to power of single-mindedly aiming, nations with narrow views of the political normative have sought and acquired power. There was technical progress, for it made… Continue reading Speaking up against linguistic totalitarianism/A letter of gratitude.
Blessed are those who mourn Blessed are those who mourn Blessed are those who mourn Blessed are those who mourn Blessed are those who mourn Blessed are those who mourn Blessed are those who mourn Blessed are those who mourn For they shall mourn forevermore. Dong-ju Yun, December 1940.
“We are desolate; we are paved dents at birth grown into reservoirs – a small sea of ourselves. But every once in a while it rains, or maybe every day; when it does, and if it pours, we brim over to another – flow into one another, to eventually become a river to flow into… Continue reading Don’t bring an umbrella
I am the unread messages I am the untold secrets I am the difficult emotions You are my salvation You are my what if You are my sunshine Emotions are nature Reason is civilisation Truth is the sun I was told truth would set me free I was told sun would shine… Continue reading Every day is Sunday
여긴 어쩐일이냐고 You are here? 누군가가 그랬다. It goes with saying 너를 가족으로 만나서 반갑다고 Welcome to our family 너는 나의 Not because you 너는 우리의 Were or are 그 누군가가 아닌 Ours or mine 참 신기하다고 Is it not crazy 매일 만나는 게 사람이면서 All we ever do is meet people 고생은 사람 매일… Continue reading 여긴 어쩐일이냐고 / You are here?
“We’re made of stardust and photographs, drawings and written stories that we live, witness and imagine that turn into a galaxy. The universe is magnificent, hundreds and thousands stars are born and die each and every day. There are millions of different forms of life in the untraceable edge of universe which makes us seldom… Continue reading Stardust and photographs