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Happy 6th year anniversary

The only times I have such long lasting relationships is probably with inanimate objects oops.

6 years of my life with the blog. (:

This online space has seen the best and worst of me.. and all the in between.

Every year, I’m just sooo thankful for all the inspiration, motivation and positive energies I’ve received here.

Hopefully this blog has given you some positive energy too!

“Being good” at something is borne out of an immense amount of effort. It’s easy to attribute it to smartness, luck, opportunities, timing, talent and what not. I cannot deny that these factors do play a part but it still boils down to pure hard work.

It may look effortless to you but you simply do not see the effort or choose not to.

Once read from somewhere that people like to attribute “being good” to talent because it’s easier to blame an external factor rather than acknowledging the fact that you simply didn’t put in enough effort. Lacking talent sounds more “justifiable” rather than not putting in effort.

不是沒有天分, 而是不夠努力。

I need to find that quote again.

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    3 June, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Congratulations! 6 years is a really long time and requires a lot of focus and perserverence. I really enjoy your blog and hope you’ll keep writing it for many more years 🙂

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      3 June, 2014 at 11:22 PM

      heh thanks! <3

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    3 June, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Six years is a lot. Six years ago I was in middle and the only thing I worried about was how many more days until time summer vacation. Now I’m graduating 11th grade, scrambling to figure out which college to chose, worrying about how I’m going to pay for a college tutition, and stressing about finals. But I am glad to say that your blog has helped. At first I just came here for tips on learning Korean, but then I started reading daily and it became something more. Whenever I can get my hands on a computer I always check here first. You’re my source of information on the world beyond my hick-town, beyond the boring state of Maine and beyond the United States. So I want to thank you for all the effort you put into this blog. Keep up your effort and keep going. :3

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      3 June, 2014 at 11:21 PM

      Hi Bencee! Sorry the blog ate up your comment :/ Really happy that you commented and I’m glad you like the blog <3 I know how it feels - so much to worry about and all the uncertainty. Things will be better soon and here's hoping awesome things will come your way! ^^

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    4 June, 2014 at 2:10 AM

    oh dang 6 years!!! i’ve known you for that long already? or less? *가물가물*
    congratulations shanna! you’re like the only one i know who succeeded in learning korean by self-study! there are ups and downs but you’re still here with us~ updating and giving us more info about self-studying! thank you for everything shanna! and see you soon!

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    7 June, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Congratulations! You are my inspiration to learn Korean (and Japanese on the side) even more!. I’ve really learnt a lot from your tips and reviews. Keep up the good work and keep on being awesome! 🙂

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      14 June, 2014 at 11:01 AM


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