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09/01 Direct Link
I was stayed in Daegu and lived in dormitory for one month, right after we had a summer vacation. I was sort of disappointed because I cannot make myself comfortable in my own lovely house where the sweetest place I had ever been. On the other hand, I was excited about a new program called English House which I took for 4 weeks with different major professors and classmates. During English House program, I learned many idioms I didnít know. Before everything else, it makes me not to forget sense of English speaking skills and helps get along with people.
09/02 Direct Link
In America, many young people leave their home when they become an eighteen, and try to live their life without relying on their parentsí aids. However, in Korea, it is not like U.S.A. I had read about an article there is a remarkable phenomenon which is a number of young men living at a home with their parents. The author said this phenomenon results from the soaring of house price. Also, I believe this problem came from the economy crisis and high unemployment rate as well. I hope Korean become more being independent both physically and mentally soon.
09/03 Direct Link
H1N1 is a newly emerging virus, which resulted from an antigenic shift of an existing influenza virus and is responsible for the respiratory illness that is spreading rapidly through the world. According to the WHO, it is spreads from human to human through coughing and sneezing by people with the influenza. It is very similr to seasonal flu, including fever, runny nose, sore throat, and coughing. Some people have experienced nausea, tiredness, diarrhea, vomiting, and a loss of appetite. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antiviral drug called Tamiflu is effective in treating the H1N1 flu.
09/04 Direct Link
There is a serious problem with social network website called twitter because many users tried to post porn things on ther twitter. As a result, a number of young teenagers and family members are exposed to click and see those violate information too easily. I think solutions should be proposed as soon as possible for preventing students from these sensational phenomenon. Education can be a single soultion. In fact, this idea sounds very cliche, but it is very obvious answer. An early sex education helps to reduce students to access to porn website since they had educated already in school!
09/05 Direct Link
Vitamin D offers a multitude of unexpected benefits beyond bolstering your bones, studies show. Some of the most promising recent studies, have looked at the link between vitamin D and cancer. Researchers found people with high blood levels of vitamin D had half the risk of breast and colon cancer of those with low levels of vitamin D. Most people get enough vitamin D by being outdoors without sunscreen for several minutes between midmoring and midafternoon three to four times a week during the spring, summer, and fall. Those who are heavier or have darker skin need somewhat more exposure.
09/06 Direct Link
Air travelers in Korea are switching to railways as oil prices continue at record highs. According to KORAIL, about 9 million people traveled by railway in June alone, an eight-year high since 2001. In the same month, some 3 million people traveled by KTX, hitting an all-time high. These figure stand it strak contrast to the reduction in number of those who traveled by plane to domestic destinations. Railway reservations during the vacation season have also soared. Between May 1 and July 10, some 941,005 people booked train tickets for July and August, up 125,691.
09/07 Direct Link
Some sports require a lot of expensive equipment, but all you need for running is a good pair of shoes. Thanks to innovative materials and sophisticate design, most of the running shoes you can find in stores perform well. Prices for the shoes can range from $25 to $120, depending on the model and the brand. But no matter what the model or brand is, when selecting a shoe, the bottom line is fit. A wrong choice can cause discomfort and fatigue, or even painful foot and joint problems. Cushioning at the insole is important, as it helps the joints absorb a pounding.
09/08 Direct Link
The life expectancy of Koreans has exceeded the average of member countries of the OECD for the first time. According to OECD health data, the average life expentancy of Koreans in 2006 was 79.1 years, slightly longer than the OECD average of 78.9. Since Korea's life expantancy recorded 76.4 years in 2001, it has increased every year. If the trend continues, it is likely to surpass 80 years this year. The difference with Japan, the country with the longest life expantancy, narrowed from 5.1 years in 2001 to 3.5 in 2006, and their life expectancy is 82.4 years.
09/09 Direct Link
Going green seems to be the topic on everyone's lips these days. Some people are taking it to the next level by growing their own vegetables. With the price of everything soaring, it is actually a good move for the environment, your body and your wallet. Aside from being cheaper and better for the environment, having your own vegetable garden is special because it creats a sense of confidence and self-reliance. Experts say that a good way to start growing your own veggies is to begin with a couple of easy ones such as tomatoes, peppers or herbs,etc.
09/10 Direct Link
Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the God your LORD will be with you wherever you go. If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his command, I give you today the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. I can do everything through him who gives me strentgh. In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws. Great People have they who love your law.
09/11 Direct Link
I believe in God, the father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
09/12 Direct Link
Around the world, the night sky is vanishing in a fog of artificial light. About two-thirds of the world's population no longer see a starry sky where we live. For much of the world, it never even gets dark enough for human eyes to adjust to night vision, reported an international team that mapped the geography of night lighting. In a typical city that is brightly lit, about half dozen stars may be visible on a clear night. In the darkest rural areas, about 2,000 stars typically many be visible- half the number seen in centuries ago.
09/13 Direct Link
Starting next year, Internet companies will be prohibited from compiling the personal information of their users. Also, Internet portals mush self-monitor the postings being made and distributed on theri own websites and will be punished if they neglect to remove postings following the requests of victims citing libel and slander. At the same time, the government is considering the creation of a so-called "cyber contempt" law that authorizes punitive measures on people who distribute false information and post information on the Internet that libels or slanders the reputation of others.
09/14 Direct Link
In a video message broadcast on television and the inthernet, T. Boone Pickens is warning the people of the United States about the looming energy crisis the country faces. "We don't need any more talk. We need action and we need a plan and it has got to be the top priority of the next president and the next Congress. I am T. Boone Pickens. I've been an oil man my whole life, but this in on emergency we can't drill our way out of." Pickens explains how oil use could be diminished by switching 22 percent of electrical generation from natural gas driven generators to wind generators.
09/15 Direct Link
A growing number of multitasking pedestrians are texting on the go. Some of them obliviously ram into walls and doorways or fall down stairs. Out on the streets, they bump into lampposts, parked cars, garbage cans and other stationary objects. Texting-on-the-go is the latest tech-created public nuisance, one that's spreading quickly across a world still grappling with wireless-headset users who appear to be speaking too loudly to no one in particular. Like cell phone-using drivers, mobile texters trying to manipulate the small keypads of a mobile phone or PDA can be safety hazards.
09/16 Direct Link
Bhutan, with a population of almost 700,000 is a tiny, land-locked kingdom in the Himalayas. Huddled between powerful neighbors India and China, Bhutan for centuries has remained relatively hidden from the modern world, making it one of the least developed countries in the world. It started to open up to the outside world in the 1960s. A road to India was built in 1961. An airport came in the 1980s. Earlier this year, the country held mock elections to introduce the people to the idea of voting. In March, Bhutan became a two-party parliamentary democracy.
09/17 Direct Link
A chinese candy primarily distributed in the west coast of the United States has recently been recalled after the public health authorities found elevated levels of lead in the product. The imported candy is thin and brown, approximately 3.5 inches long and wrapped in colorful foil. About 100 foil-wrapped candies are packed into a clear, hard plastic container, public health officials said. Lead contaminated candy is particulary harmful to infants, young children and pregnant women. Lead has previously been found in toys and toothpastes made in China.
09/18 Direct Link
China's booming Internet population has surpassed the United States to become the world's largest, with 253 million people online despite government controls on Web use. Web sufers in China have been jailed for posting or e-mailing material that criticizes communist rule or is deemed a violation of vague national security laws. The share of the Chinese public using the Internet is still just 19.1 percent, leaving more room for rapid growth. The United States has an estimated 223 million Internet users, and its online penetration is about 71 percent.
09/19 Direct Link
Today is my twenty's birthday, but it was not extraordinary for me! It was just a same normal day as well as everyday. I thought my 20th birthday will be perfect or best day of my life or something. Unfortunately, I felt even sad or gloomy. I came home to stay with my family and celebrate my birthday. My mom made seaweed soup and Japchae. Traditionally, Korean people ate seaweed soup because it is really good for pregnants and recovery of their health. Japchae also, indicated long life of ones' living since it has long noodle. But I was really happy for being with my family!
09/20 Direct Link
Like most massive earthquakes, experts say the one that hit China's Sichuan province in May, killing 69,00 people, gave residents no time to evacuate. According to experts, the most modern earthquake detection systems now in use only detect quakes seconds before the event. But seismologists, reporting this week in the journal Nature, are using sensitive tools near Parkfield, California on the San Adreas fault to detect minor changes in the earth's crust priop to earthquakes. They successfully used the equipment hours preceding two eqrthquakes, one on Christmas 2005 and a smaller one five days later.
09/21 Direct Link
In 2002, famous Hollywood star, Winona Ryder stole some clothes in the mall, and arrested. But, it is not just movie stars. Why, each year, ordinary people shoplift $13 billion of lipsticks, batteries and bikinis from store. The answer is the 'thril' of theft. If all you've ever done is pay for stuff, you would never know how it felt. It was thrilling, an eight grade girl said, a heart-pounding rush of greed and fear as she stuffed the bathing suits into her bag, two identical sets of tops and bottoms. Teenager do what they see. They still learning so I think celebrity should more careful and cautious.
09/22 Direct Link
Do you know about Saint Patrick's day? In short, St.Patick's day is an annual feast day(March 15th) which celebrates saint patrick, one of patron saints of Ireland, and is generally national holiday of Ireland. In the rest of Canade, the United Kingdom,Australia, the United States, and New Zealand, it is widely celebrated but it is not an official holiday. Celebrations are generally themed around all things Irish and by association the color green. Both Christians and non-christians celebrate the secular version of the holiday by wearing green or orange, eating Irish food and green foods.
09/23 Direct Link
The smallest thing in my book bag was a coin. Especially, "10 won" and "50 won." In fact, it has same size, but 10 won has smaller vaule of money. I think the coin is not the small thing technically, even though it is the smallest thing in my book bag. It is very ironic that money is big thing in our life. We cannot buy anything, can't eat, can't drive. This is all because out of money. People are not afford to pay the bills. It sounds pretty pathetic. People do not take it for granted money and consider as precious thing.
09/24 Direct Link
Shopping is like a magnet. As S pole and N pole magnetic each other, Shopping makes me attraction for something. Shopping is like a chocolate. As I ate Chocolate I felt soft, Shopping makes me feel happy. Shopping is like a game. As game is fun and exciting, Shopping makes me pleasurable. Shopping is like a drugs. As drugs make people junkie, Shopping makes me shoapholic. Shopping is like a pain. As pain makes people sick or nauseous, Shopping makes me feel exhausted after to shop. Shopping is like an edible water. As I cannot help stop drinking water, Shopping makes me do over and over again.
09/25 Direct Link
Waiting for Christmas 3 months from now, I create a free verse poem related with Christmas. Before everything else, since I am a Christian, I came up with idea that birth of Jesus. The season of wating and anticipation, Baby Jesus, the son of God's birthday has come. The season of gift-giving. Jesus is that gift, his death and resurrection gave us eternal life. Light of the World. Jesus is candle, he gave light by giving himself. Perfection of everything. Jesus is the circle, without a beginning or end. He is the Alpha and Omega, complete of God's love. The Stabilization, Jesus is wreath. In the snow and freezing cold, evergreens stay green and alive!
09/26 Direct Link
Letter to Principal of KMU Dear. Mr. Shin Il-hee I am very honor to write a letter to you, sir. How do you do? I am Eun-hye Kim, Freshman of KMU this year. Also, I am KIC Student, and I want to say thank you for accept me in Keimyung University and to give wonderful opportunities which is new experience for me. I'm really enjoy my first year of attending KMU. I also thanks to you that lead us to the right way, set good examples, and give us motive for great thing. You always cheers everyone as same as eachone. You are very generous and kind. I hope to see you. Take care. Sincerly Yours, Eun-hye Kim
09/27 Direct Link
What do you feel when hear this pharase " Never back down"? Is something come out of your mind? Okay, the answer is kickboxing. I saw the movie called "never back down" which was about the kick boxing. I was really fascinated from kickboxing, after watching this movie, so I wish to learn this oneday. This movie is all about controling people's anger and mind, because main character is very hot-tempered. He quick to anger and couldn't do anything from it. Graually, he learn how to control his mind and win at the championship. This movie's lesson was that I can do everything whatever I want and try so hard.
09/28 Direct Link
Washington D.C is the capital of the United States. I have been visted there. The city was named after George Washington, the first president of the U.S. D.C is the center of all three branch of the U.S. government, Amercian history and culture, a popular destination for tourists, so there were so many people at D.C. There were the site of numerous national landmarks and monuments, the world's largest museam complex called the Smithsonian Institution. I felt overwhelmed when I got into White house which I saw on the television all the time. The most memorable place was Korean war memorial since I am Korean.
09/29 Direct Link
Grew up in a small town, and when the rain would fall down, I'd just stare out my window. Dreaming of what could be, and if I'd end up happy I would pray. Trying hard to reach out, but when I tried to speak out, felt like no one could hear me. Wanted to belong here, but something felt so wrong here. So I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly. I'll do what it takes till I touch the sky. Make a wish, take a chance, make a change, move away, break away and fly away.
09/30 Direct Link
I always needed time on my own. I never thought that I'd need you there when I cried, and the days feel like years when I'm alone. I've never felt this way before. Everything that I do, reminds me of you. The clothes you left they lie on the floor, they smell just like you. I love the things that you do. When you walk away, I count the steps that you take, do you see how much I need you right now? When you're gone, the pieces of my heart are missing you, when you're gone, the face I came to know is missing too. I miss you.