9 In Korean learning journey (:

인생 마라톤

Been searching for some 좋은 글 to write down in my diary. Thought I’ll just share this here. It compares life with a marathon. I wouldn’t translate it, since my translation will probably butcher the original meaning 😀

인생 마라톤

인생은 종종 마라톤에 비유된다. 
특히 인내와 끈기를 가지고 결승점까지 달려야 한다는 
점에서 비슷하다. 내가 쉬는 동안에도 경쟁자들은 
계속 달린다. 내가 넘어지면 다른 사람들과의 
격차는 더욱 벌어진다. 그러나 마라톤과 
분명히 다른 점이 있다. 인생에서는 
1등이 딱 한 사람은 아니라는 점이다. 
마라톤에서는 기록이 가장 빠른 사람만 
1등이 될 수 있다. 그러나 인생에서는 
누구나 1등이 될 수 있다.


- 김영식의《10미터만 더 뛰어봐》중에서 - 


* 굳이 1등이 아니어도 좋습니다.
조금 뒤쳐져 뒷줄에서 달리고 있어도 괜찮습니다.
포기하지 않고 끝까지 달리는 사람이 1등입니다.
지금은 꼴찌로 달려도 세상의 흐름이 바뀌면
꼴찌가 1등이 됩니다. 그것이 인생 마라톤과
마라톤의 차이입니다. 다시 반복합니다.
끝까지 달리는 사람이 1등입니다.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    tuty
    1 February, 2010 at 1:01 AM

    Hic maybe i have to use google if i want to know what you are writing about. Hey, is this for your dear BB diary notebook 😀 ?

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      hangukdrama
      1 February, 2010 at 6:52 AM

      heh yes! ^^ ooh have you seen the preview of T.O.P’s new solo song at the BB concert? it’s awesome~!

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    tuty
    1 February, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    Yes, of course. T.O.P is a super hot hot guy,haha :D. That mv is quite amazing. I wish I had been there hichic

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    pork
    8 February, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    안녕하세요!
    I’m actually picking up the language at SingKor School now and was looking for more books to use for references. That’s how I came across your and it’s proving to be a very good find for me to improve my language! Thank you very much!

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      pork
      8 February, 2010 at 11:18 AM

      Opps.. I wanted to type more but I typed ‘enter’ accidentally… XD

      I wanted to say that I went to hunt for some of the books that you’ve mentioned in your resources page, but it’s really not easy to find. =/ Most of them are out of stock! Kinokuniya told me that the ‘呢句韓語點樣用’ is OOS and they can help me bring it in (provided it’s still in print!) but it will take about 1-3 months -_-!!

      Please continue to review on references books (best if I can just grab them off the shelf in any of the bookstores in SG)! 수고하셨습니다!

      감사합니다!

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      hangukdrama
      8 February, 2010 at 8:41 PM

      안녕하세요~!
      thanks for the comment ^^ Most of the bookstores here don’t really stock good resource books and those good ones in English are the hardest to find (and the most expensive!). I love the books from China/TW cos they are really detailed. Somehow I find learning Korean through Chinese more appropriate(?) since the translations are more accurate ^^

      More reviews will be coming up soon! Keep a lookout for them~!

      btw which level are you at now? ^^

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        pork
        8 February, 2010 at 11:45 PM

        Yes I agree that Chinese is closer to Korean. The ‘translations’ for vocab can be considered word-to-word. I intend to visit BBC soon to do some treasure hunting (can’t wait for the bookfair to arrive in May too!). I’ve just started E3 and I hate to admit it, but I’m beginning to struggle a little. I already knew most of what was taught at E1 and E2 so lessons were a breeze. But there’s a lot of new things in E3 (among some other reasons) so I feel it’s time to find some ref books. =S I can already foresee how much $$ I’ll have to spend but I guess… It’s all worth it!

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    pork
    9 February, 2010 at 12:00 AM

    I’ve just started E3 not long ago. I hate to admit it, but I’m struggling a little. There’s lots of new information so I feel it’s about time to get some additional reads for reference. I missed those days from E1 and E2 when lessons were quite a breeze… =X

    I like to learn via Chinese too. It’s almost similar in terms of vocab and it makes memorising easier! The down side is that it’s quite a task to find suitable/good ref books! Where do you usually find your books? I hope to make a trip down to BBC soon and can’t wait for the book fair in May!

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    pork
    9 February, 2010 at 12:02 AM

    *I’ve actually typed a reply 3x but I don’t see it appearing.. So forgive me if I DID flood your board!*

    I’ve just started E3 not long ago. I hate to admit it, but I’m struggling a little. There’s lots of new information so I feel it’s about time to get some additional reads for reference. I missed those days from E1 and E2 when lessons were quite a breeze… =X

    I like to learn via Chinese too. It’s almost similar in terms of vocab and it makes memorising easier! The down side is that it’s quite a task to find suitable/good ref books! Where do you usually find your books? I hope to make a trip down to BBC soon and can’t wait for the book fair in May!

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