INFJs

Hello! Today, I decided to I would blog about INFJ personality. This is my personality type and also the most rarest type in the world so I thought it would be interesting to research about it. Keep in mind that even though peoples’ personality might be the same type, each and everyone is different in some ways.

The INFJs are also called ‘Advocate’. Each letter means introverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging. According to 16personalities, INFJs tend to approach life with deep thoughtfulness and imagination. Their inner vision, personal values, and a quiet, principled version of humanism guide them in all things.

Strengths

  • Most Advocates like to stand up for what is right, and help others. They like to help others and be able to be there for people.
  • Maybe this is just my opinion but I think INFJs are full of thoughts. We tend to be in our ‘own world’ when we are alone. We like to be in our thoughts and relax. Most of the times, a lot of things happen in our head on daily basis but I find that when I’m alone, I’m more creative.
  • INFJs are passionate about things they love and their beliefs. I think we like to go one more step than other people especially when it’s something of our passion.

Weakness

  • I think this might not apply to every INFJs but I find that some of us like to be perfectionist. Yes, this can be a strength but if it goes too far, it’s not really good.
  •  As everyone can expect, INFJs are very introverted and private about their thoughts and feelings. We don’t open up to people easily and need more time than other people. We like to help others but feel vulnerable to ask for it.
  • Advocates tend to avoid ordinary. We like to analyze every little detail which is sometimes strength but it’s not necessary most of the time.

Thanks for reading my blog this week! If you want to take the MBTI test, click here! Feel free to comment what type you are!

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Honouring Blog

Hello! I want to honour Susan’s blog post on Harry Potter characters. I love this series and I agree with many of what she said about her favourite characters. Personally, I like how she included Molly Weasley because I think she is an amazing witch and a mother to seven awesome children!  Click here for the post!

The Great Gatsby

Hello! For this week, I decided to write about something I don’t really understand so if you don’t agree with it, that’s fine. If you ever read The Great Gatsby, you probably have the same question as I do. What is the meaning behind it?

I found so much lies in this book. Gatsby lied about his origin and past. He lied about how he got wealthy. He wanted to look like a great person, but in truth, he’s just like everyone else. He wanted to have everything in his life. To have a perfect life, but this dishonesty makes him depressed and eventually kills him.

Gatsby believed that by faking himself and buying everything with money would make him happy. He chased for the happiness in a way that lead him into despair and sadness. Gatsby didn’t understand the concept of happiness. He only thought that you can do anything by being wealthy when in truth, money doesn’t get you to anywhere. Daisy was the only person that could make him happy but from all those years chasing the “happiness”, Gatsby lost his only happiness in the world.

I don’t understand this book wholly yet but I hope to read it again someday and see if I can understand it than. I feel like it has little lessons and how we should be truthful and honest. Being obsessed with money is not how we should live our life. Lying about their past to look better than who they are is just terrible. You should accept you for who you are, not denying the fact because all of us have flaws. Click here for more information. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

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All about practicing instruments

Practicing instruments can be hard because you don’t really know what to practice. Here’s some tips to have efficient and fun practice time!

  1. First above all, the most important thing would be technique. Yes, I agree that this can also be the most boring part of your practice but it’s the base for everything. It includes hand positions, fingerings, breathing, dynamics, articulations, bowing, sound, tone, airstream, and so many other things depending on what instrument you are playing. I think this is where your skill improves the most, you can explore making different kinds of sounds, and just work for better sound and tone.
  2. I think most people would like to play songs and pieces you like and enjoy. I think this is great because this is where your creativity and joy of playing your instrument comes out. Personally, I like to just make random songs depending on my mood and listen to what I can do.
  3. One of the struggles you will face is when you feel like you don’t want to practice. My suggestion is just stopping for a day or two to have a break from practicing because when you don’t want to practice, most likely, it’s not a efficient practice.
  4. Another thing you should always keep in mind is that you need time to see improvement. You are not going see great improvement in a week or month but if you practice daily, and do proper exercises, you will see yourself getting better overtime.

These are some great books to check out if you play flute or piano. Click here for Travor Wye flute books (These are AMAZING book!!!) Click here for Hanon books for piano (some people think this is great, some people think it’s waste of time but I find it helpful!)

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Traditional Korean Food

It’s really cool how there are so many different kinds of food in the world, so many that we don’t know most of them. Today, I would like to talk about some traditional Korean food.

Many people say that Korean dishes are healthy and good for your body because there are so many vegetables. I never thought about it that way until I came to Canada since it was normal for me. Of course, we eat meat but I find that Koreans eat more veggies.

Kimchi is a fermented vegetable (there are lots of verities, most common being napa cabbage and Korean radish). Many people believe that fermented food is a rotten food but really, it gives you rich nutrients that are good for digestive and immune system. It is also used for making soups.

Japchae is a dish with noodles that are made out of sweet potato starch and steer-fried vegetables. It’s very popular because it’s not spicy so everyone can enjoy it. Some say that it’s hard to make it because you have to stir-fry the vegetables before you mix everything together, but it’s worth the time and energy!

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Just thoughts

I tend to think about past and future more than the present, and I’ve notice many people doing it too. It’s weird how many people nowadays are worrying about future and getting jobs when some people are worrying about what they would eat for the next meal.

I think that when we have more than enough to live (like money, food, clothes, etc.), we often become more selfish, and seeking for what we don’t have and that’s just human nature. Those times when you worry about what to wear in the morning or sad that you have to go to school, it seems like such a big problem when you look at it from your life. But when you think about it, there is many people in this planet who would give anything to have a life like yours. To have an education, a job, and people who cares for you no matter what.

It all comes down to perspective. Are you looking at your life and seeing the things you don’t have? When you change the perspective and see the problems of other people, you’ll see how lucky you are to have everything you need. Perspective is important for your everyday life. It changes how you look at the world and your attitude.

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Bright Lights Shine Better in Darkness (5th Writer’s Workshop)

No star shines in daylight, and the same goes for positive energy. Darkness is what helps us to see the bright side of life. I think darkness is not wholly bad because when there is no darkness, there is also no light. Being the one to shine is hard but when you do, it is likely that the people around you will, too. 

Being kind in a place where people are mean and inconsiderate is tough, so most people do not do it. We are designed to follow the people around usSo, doing something that others do not can be challenging, but when you think about all the kindness you receive, probably the most thankful and strong memory that would stand out would be when you were in a place where you were treated unkindly or you were feeling down, and someone came and started talking to you with kind words. Those small acts of kindness in bad times mean so much more than the ones you receive on a normal day“Kindness is choosing love over hate, light over darkness, compassion over judgment (Unknown). 

Helping others in hard times is a good way to start illuminating peoples lives around you. You might not be able to help every person in your life, but when you do help someone, you are changing their life by your actions; like lighting one more candle. Helping others is also a way of helping your inner self. It gives your mind a chance to look at others and keep away from your problems. I think one of the biggest successes you can have in your life is to help others and learn to be generous and selfless. “No one has ever become poor by giving” (Anne Frank). 

Here is a question for you. When do you feel happiness more: when you are already happy, or when you had a bad day, but it gets lit up by joy? This is exactly like a streetlamp. When everything is dark, we appreciate the small light we have on our way. It guides us to our destination, but when we have daylight and everything is bright, we often forget to acknowledge and be thankful for the streetlamp that is always there. Remember to look at the small, beautiful things we have in our life. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” (Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). 

Light the world with positive energy. Love is what we seek when our heart is wandering around in the darkness. Shine bright from the deepest part of your heart and help others to do it too. When you are holding the light, both you and your companions are guided. Be the light of someone else and those good deeds are meant to come back. “Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark” (Unknown). 

Origami

Hello! Today, I’ll be blogging about origami. Origami is a great activity to do with anyone because it has easy, intermediate, and advanced things you can choose based on how well you can do.

Origami is an art of paper folding. I find it really peaceful like most art activity do and also build more patience. I like to challenge myself to figure out complicated steps because the feeling you have when you figure out something you don’t know is amazing.

In Korea, we think that developing  and practicing hand skills is important at young age so I used to do lots of origami and games that you can do with string and hands. I think doing that helped me doing many different things like drawing, painting, piano, flute, guitar, typing, and many other activities that uses hand.

Right now, I’m working on folding a elephant bookmark and Harry Potter’s golden snitch which both has some complicated step in it. I find that doing big projects with same steps over and over gets boring even though the finished work is beautiful. I used to make big flowers with same petals and I lost interest in making them.

If you want some beginner projects you would like to get start on, click here! Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Where do you feel the most like yourself?

I use ask this to myself many times throughout the day. I tried to find somewhere that makes me feel most comfortable and at first, I seek for certain place. But I realized it’s not like that at all.

If you asked me “Where do you feel the most like yourself?” right now, I would say “Anywhere if I’m with the people I feel comfortable with”. I think it’s the people that changes how we feel and think about things around us. I think family and friends do those wonderful job of making you feel like you can truly be yourself and easy to be around.

It might be many people, or just a few people but when you have those people around you, it’s like bringing light into the darkness, they change the whole mood around you. They show love, respect, and they accept you for who you are.

Maybe you are one of those people who feel the most like yourself when you are by yourself or it changes every once in a while and that is totally okay if you know that is the best for you. I think knowing about yourself and what you want is important because you know what to do when you are stressed out.

Thanks for reading my blog today! Feel free to comment about where you feel most like yourself!

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Crocheting

I’ve been crocheting for last few weeks and thought it would be a good topic to blog about. Personally, I think crocheting is easier than knitting because crocheting requires only one needle where as knitting requires two.

So to hold to crochet hook, use your thumb and index finger to hold the hook like a pencil by the middle which has a indent for the finger to hold better. The hook should be slightly turned towards you. Click here for the video.

To start crocheting, first thing you need to know is how to do a slip knot. To do this, twist and loop the yarn over the hook, wrap the yarn around the hook and pull.  Click here for the video.

Now next thing you are going to do is chain stitch. Basically, all you need to do is a yarn over and pull it into the slip knot you have made. After that, you are just doing the same thing but into the chain stitch you made right before.  Keep practice to make the size all the same. The tension in your hand is very important. Do not hold the yarn too tightly because it would be hard to other stiches later. Click here for the video.

Finally, the single and double crochet! You should be able to see the v line at the front side of your chain stitches. For the single crochet, you are going to put the hook into one side of the chain you made and do a yarn over, pull it out of the first loop. Do another yarn over and pull it out of all the loops (which should be two). One thing you should keep in mind is that you are putting the hook into the second chain when you are starting a new row. Click here for the video. For the double crochet, you just need to do a yarn over before you put the hook into the chain and you would have three loops to go through for the final step.

If you want to find out more, click here! I hope this has helped you in some way!

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