Two Year Old Girl Dies after Thrown from Pedestrian Bridge at Tysons Corner Center

“Two Year Old Girl Dies after Thrown from Pedestrian Bridge at Tysons Corner Center”

I was notified with this news after I was spending my time replying to the walls on facebook.

Many of my friends have changed their profile pictures to cartoon characters with the words:

“Change your facebook profile picture to a cartoon character from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same. Until Monday, there should be no human faces on facebook, but an invasion of memories! This is a campaign to stop violence against children.”

At first, I was just wondering what was going on. I never could have imagined that this was in relation to a real-life event that are currently in the news worldwide.

A two year old girl was tossed to her death from the sixth floor by her own grandmother.
 

People doubted the news. They said that this may be an accident. However, the videos from the mall and some of the witnesses show that it was not an accident. The investigators gathered information and concluded that it is surely done on purpose.

I can just think that the grandmother was insane. This is just unconceivable. The grandmother is currently in jail but I would really want to hear what she says about her actions. It is not just from my curiosity, but also it may prevent future incidents that are like this.

I do not know how these actions can be prevented for the future. However, I hope there will be some change or improvements that would make these never happen.

Hakwons.

The winter break of my sophomore has ended. Guess what I did in the break….

I went to hakwons period.

Just in case you have no clue of what a “hakwon” is, it is a place where a majority of the students in Korea go to for additional learning. I have gone to hakwons from when I was a little kid until the beginning of my middle school years. After some break from hakwons, I started to go to hakwons in my highschool year.

A lot of debate have been going on about whether “hakwon”s are necessary. Hakwons have already become almost as a part of Korean culture. As education is a big part of Korea, these hakwons are taking a huge part also.

These hakwons are unmeasurably expensive these days. Despite the extremely high cost of this additional education, the mothers of these students still send their children to these hakwons. They believe that it is important to be ahead of the school’s schedule and should get as much help as possible even after school.

Some hakwons were even open through midnight. Even with laws that restrict the time that the hakwons can be opened, a lot of the hakwons seem to find the way out. The student’s hakwon life has gone crazy. Some students say they are always at either school or hakwons other than when they sleep at home.

I do believe that hakwons can be a great help to the students that need extra help or wants to study in a more advanced level. However, this culture is becoming excessive and causes a lot of problems.

I do not say that hakwons should be banned, but the students in Korea including their parents should not totally rely on them.

Expecting a better future?

How to enjoy life?

I have an exceptional interest in the quotes that deal with life. This makes me love to read books that include these quotes. I find it very interesting of how the several words in these quotes can make oneself find enlightenment. Therefore, I would want to make this post consist of a list of quotes that I really like. I would constantly update the quotes when I find some intriguing ones that I would like to share.

Here are the quotes:

“A better life will come your way the second you get up and start walking toward it.” -Jason Gracia

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them. ” -Lawrence Welk

“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” -Will Rogers

“Life’s not always fair.  Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow.” -Cherralea Morgen

“Someone may have stolen your dream when it was young and fresh and you were innocent. Anger is natural. Grief is appropriate. Healing is mandatory. Restoration is possible.” -Jane Rubietta

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” -Booker T. Washington

“For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient.” -Nancy Gibbs

“You’re the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.” -Earvin Magic Johnson

“If you can imagine it you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” -William Arthur Ward

“We’d never know how high we are till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky.” -Emily Dickinson

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens.” -Helen Keller