Am I Creative?

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity and what it means to be creative. A while back, I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, and it was such an inspiring book. Gilbert believes that everyone is creative and that everyone is capable of creating. She also believes that fear holds a lot of people back […]

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Big Magic – Book Review

Goodreads Summary: Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature […]

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Korea: The Impossible Country – Book Review

Goodreads Summary: Long overshadowed by Japan and China, South Korea is a small country that happens to be one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed state with no democratic tradition, ruined and partitioned by war, and sapped by a half-century of colonial rule, South Korea transformed itself in […]

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The NaNo Effect

Last year I started this blog a few weeks before tackling National Novel Writing Month. I hadn’t done it since high school, and needed a good way to motivate myself to finish the first draft of my novel. And I did it. I finished my book and won NaNoWriMo 2013. The work is not over, however! […]

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Sports Day.

Sports Day is tomorrow! My first day going to school on a Saturday. A lot of other ALTs go for things like Culture Festival (which my school doesn’t have) and the like, but this is my first Sports Day (体育会) so I am really excited. My school told me we were having it last minute, […]

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Emotional Intelligence and HSP

Two months ago I bought a book called Emotional Intelligence 2.0 for my kindle. This is the updated version of Emotional Intelligence and it provides you with a test, goal tracker, and strategies to build up your EI.   According to the authors, Emotional Intelligence is made up of four categories. Two categories fall under […]

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5 Ways to Get into Gear

Whether you’re a student, a teacher, a writer, or otherwise, getting into the mood to do something is an obstacle we must overcome. The first draft of my novel was completed in November, and here it is, the middle of April, and I am still editing on it. I also have to catch up on […]

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