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The Difference In Times

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Generation is such a powerful word. It divides not only a family into sections but also divides morals, values, and culture. It is so frightening and surreal for everyone. The gap between each generation runs far deeper and has a far  greater effect on the human mind that we thought. Recently, I had a very insightful conversation with an old friend about how much times have changed now compared to back in our childhood days. This shows us how frightening technology can be, how culture, war, and politics can shift and change and shape an entire generation. 
The thing that has impacted many of generations the most has been the evolution of technology. I remember when I was young-- television, radios, Walkmans, and cassette players were such a huge thing. It was fun to just sit by a radio at dinner time with your parents and listen to the news or stories that were told over the radio. It was something you could share and do together as a family. You would enjoy a good soap opera on tele…

Antiquing

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I have always been a huge history dork especially when it comes to asian history. I have never thought that there would be stores selling priceless and timeless valuables that people have managed to find and collect and sell to these stores for others to enjoy and treasure. When I met my boyfriend, one of the topics we talked about was antiquing. 
I still remember the first antique shop we explored together and we both found a animatronic dog that played the drums and its eyes would light up. The owner said it was a 1950's Japan made toy. That was very fascinating to learn. The store had a lot of amazing things with some many stories and history to it. I got that toy and gave it to my boyfriend as a gift which left him speechless. To this day he values that animatronic dog and all the other antiques he has with all the care and love he has. 
Antiques started as ordinary things when they first came out. They probably were used on a daily basis and enjoyed by the very first owners.…

Life Is Not A Competition

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Life is not a competition but it is certainly a natural instinct in every living being. Animals fight over the leadership of a pack or herd. They fight over the last bite of food and land just as we do. We are not that different from animals. We also compete against one another to surpass one another, to fight over leadership and glory. It's all a natural instinct we all have. I have never understood competition. I mean just do your best and it will show through all your work and effort. Why pit yourself against someone else? 
I guess it motivates you to reach higher, set higher goals every single time and that's an amazing thing but it also destroys friendship and tears families apart. Recently, I was reminded of how terrible family competition is. Have you guys ever had your parents constantly compare you to another cousin or nephew or niece? How they are always jealous when a cousin is better off in life than you are probably? 
Life is not a competition. Life is just a jou…

A Practice

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Writing Prompt:http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/image/165294898235
The most common thing I believe humans tend to overlook is what they already have given it be: the newest smartphone, the newest fridge, the most expensive car and the list goes on. At the same time, that makes us never satisfied with what we already have and causes us to develop intensive urges of wanting and annoyance when we don't get something we want. Yet, once we have something that we've been wanting for a long time, many--not everyone tend to take it for granted and see it as not as important anymore. 
We should all practice this art and take a few minutes out of each day and learn to be grateful for having what we have. Family, friends, coworkers, a job, a roof over our heads, a phone, enough clothes to last us through all four seasons, a car, a working body. What would do if you lost the one you love the most, your parents, your job- ? No one ever thought they could lose some of these things because i…

New Blog Is Up

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New Blog:https://jaeokitacompilations.blogspot.com/

Hello, everyone!!!! I apologize for being so behind with the upkeep of my blog. I recently got a job promotion at work which means longer hours and more exhausted me, yay. Anyways, because of the long hours-- I haven't had time to maintain my blog, read, or work on my own novels anymore which is sad. I feel as if my purpose is home to work, work to home, home - work, work - home every single week. 
Nothing is more torturing than not being able to savor the thrill of reading a new book or working on my own writing. However, because of some people around me who still find time to do what they like to do after work. I have decided to do my best to pick this back up and keep flying forward. But I cannot find motivation to work on my story. 
So I decided to start up a new blog which would mainly be me writing little story snippets based off writing prompts to help me boost my creativity and hopefully allow me to overcome my writer'…

Game of Thrones: Sansa Stark...A Threat?

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Sansa, Arya, Bran, and Jon have all undergone amazing character developments in the show and the books. They all underwent the pain of losing their father, their mother, and elder brother. I don't believe I can say that any one of them suffered any less than the others or experienced less of life than the others. All of them have fought for survival, felt fear choke at their throats everyday, and pulled through with scars that will follow them for a life time. They'd all grown from innocent children when they were at Winterfell into adults who are weary and exhausted of the burdens they carry, their stories, their nightmares, and emotional torment. In Game of Thrones, there is no sweet and icky sweet love for these poor characters, there is only trying to outwit their enemies, the thirst for revenge and the thirst for survival against enemies living and dead. 
Today, the main person I wanted to talk about was Sansa. Ever since the beginning of this season, there have been man…

Game of Thrones: War Tactics ~ Cersei and Dany

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Photo credits: HBO/Entertainment 
"I never thought dragons would exist again. No one did. The people who follow you know that you made something impossible happen. Maybe that helps them believe that you can make other impossible things happen. Build a world that's different from the shit one that they've known. But if you use them to melt castles and burn cities. You're not different. You're just more of the same..."~Jon Snow to Dany 
 Last night's episode was insanely intense and emotional. Again, I must mention how much I love the moments between Jon and Dany. I feel bad for Tyrion in the moment of where Dany seems to become weary of his 'clever ideas' and confronted him about him not wanting his family hurt. Dany probably said that in a moment of anger and frustration which I hope Tyrion understands. 
War tactics are very important in Game of Thrones as we have all seen. I personally feel that the war concepts and strategies in the books are sim…

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