Healthy distrust towards armchair academics

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

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

Speaking up against linguistic totalitarianism/A letter of gratitude.

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.

The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12)

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.

Un lindo día, volveré /

On one splendid day (Original title in Spanish:Un lindo día, volveré Translated from Euopean Spanish by Pietro Jun) Un lindo día, volveré /On one splendid day -어느 아름다운 날에 Una vez viajero, eterno extranjero. /Once a traveler, eternally a foreigner -한번 여행객이 되었더니, 영원한 이방인이 되어 버렸습니다 Una vez extranjero, eterno viajero /Once a foreigner,… Continue reading Un lindo día, volveré /

If Only – Andrea Bocelli (Feat. Dua Lipa) 한국어 가사 번역.

Stai qui vicino a me 당신은 여기, 내 곁에 있네요 Quaggiù, quaggiù 이 곳에서, 이곳에서 Vedrai, vedrai.. vedrai 볼 거에요, 당신이.. 보실 거에요. Tu vali si per me 당신은 나에게 소중한 사람이에요 Qualcosa più dell’oro 금보다 더욱 귀해요 Qualcosa come un’alba 해가 떠오르는 동틀녘처럼요 Che io aspetto 나는 기대해 봅니다 If only we could turn… Continue reading If Only – Andrea Bocelli (Feat. Dua Lipa) 한국어 가사 번역.