2009년 8월 6일 목요일
2009년 7월 31일 금요일
Everything of reading.
Reading habit, reading contents, reading places, reading hours.
Normally, I read before sleeping. I read while I move on subways. I read while eating.
Now, I read in bathroom, on the beach, in the hospital. it's especially good to read in hospital because there is nothing to do. and I don't need a friend to bring me new books.
Now, I read almost in English. Before one or two month ago, K2 just hacked. Somebody who is very bright suggests how to read Korean and several languages on Kindle 2. It's very good. there is a lot of Korean-TXT-material on internet, but that's bad thing. Because We are supposed to pay for people - who wrote, edited, have legal right of novel. Well, there are some people who thinks they are free to use that material. I am not one of them. So I don't have much choice on Korean stuff. Korean bookstores offers very few choice of Ebooks - and they are DRMed. cannot connected with my K2. Arrrgh.
So, I am stuck with English books. I read two or three English paperbooks before. English paperback : Expensive Pricing in Korea, Delivering late. Well. But now, English Ebooks are cheaper on Kindle Store- and other stores.
Now, I read 4 or 5 paperbacks on weeks. Muhahaha. My Reading speed with English book become faster.
I mostly read SF. I got books from Fictionwise, and BAEN. They are free-DRM, and very good. In Amazon, They have some romance books that I love to read. Halliquin site don't offer me Kindle format - they told me "we offer that book with kindle format on Amazon Kindle Store. So go there. " Well, I went to Kindle store.
When I read Korean version - there was not much. but now, I can choose a lot of SF to read - just a lot ! When I go to Korean bookstores, I went to SF shelves and there are 100 or 120 books. most of books are I already read. but now, I have looked Ebook stores and there is many many books. I'm just soOooOooo happy.
I fell in love with my K2. and I don't leave my K2 anymore. I sleep with it, I bring it to my date, I eat with it. (Sometimes I feel like I am binding with My K2.)
Recently, I had a chance to touch Kindle DX..... and it was just so good. I like big fonts, with big fonts I can running on running machine whole 2 hour. with DX, I guess I might be running whole three more hour. native PDF reading will be nice, but I don't have much material on PDF. I guess I will need that feature next year. I'll be graduate student :)
I LOVE my K2.
But I want to have my Kindle DX. I feel like I betray my K2's back-love-binding. Has anybody feel like me? ;)
(Actually I'm ordering DX now....) maybe, my love for Kindle is just infinite so if I have two K, I have enough amount of love for both K. Hmmmm..
2009년 1월 23일 금요일
2007년 6월 21일 목요일
Today, i was kind of busy.
- 10:30 am ~ 12:00 am : Volunteer Work at Heritage Library
- 1:45 pm ~ 5:30 pm : TOEFL Class
- 6:30 pm ~ 9:00 pm : One day Art class
There was no break time during classes. I moved to place from place by a bike. it took long time.finally, i late for the art class.
This art class cost 35 dollars, without material fee 15 dollars. It's alot of money to me, but I decided to take a art class before two weeks ago. it looks like great idea. I always have interest in visual arts. Also, It was oil painting what is i would like to try.
Since TOEFL class was over at almost six pm, I ran -_- by a bike...Right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot. I flap and flap on my pedal as fast as i can.
It took only 45 min to get Irvine Fine Art Center, but it was already late. Almost 7 pm it was.I asked a lady at front, 'could i get class even i late?' and she said yes.
so i came into a classroom. there was almost 15 or 14 people.
They already done several part of their drawing, so it was hard to follow up them... -_-;;
And my drawing was really sux. I tried to follow the introduction of Artist, our teacher, but my brush just slide on canvus. it didn't work at all. it worked, but very different from my thought -_-
-_-;;;I heard "you are a genius!" about art when i was...5 years old...
I guess I am not a genius at all...
My painting was awful.
anyway, I enjoyed that time.
Actually, I couldn't enjoy. I had very strong pressure to do well. Maybe next time, I could enjoy with open mind...
Things are just different from what I expect. Maybe it's just rule of life.
Next wendsday, I have one more one-day oil painting lecture.
oh my god, I started to worry about that just now...
That dream, I told her was, cross Japan by a bike from Okinawa to Hottkaido.
That could be one of reason, but I have deep passion about it.
Nobody can tell me the answer.
I should study English with my whole soul in here, california.
2007년 6월 18일 월요일
Since i came to Irvine, California, I have nothing to do except ESL class.Well, There is laundry and cooking. it takes alot of time. Even I enjoy housework, I want to do something else.
when i came to library, i found a poster that says ; Library needs volunteers!I applied to volunteer in the library, but they never called me. I thought maybe they don't need me. I really want to do volunteer, but I will stay USA for only 2 month and I was so nervous, my voice was trembling and My English was awful so volunteer manager ask me 'where are you from?'
And I got that! Manager Candy ask me when i can come.
And you know what?
I was very happy when they accepted me as a volunteer.
They were really proud of me.
And now...I sat still and no idea.
And Stacy found that and talk to Candy, and Candy came.
Or just the machine don't like me..? no idea...
So i sharpened over 1,000,000 pencil (*^^*) and feel very happy.
I feel so nice. I done something in USA, to help people. :D Now nobody will angry with non-working pencil in Heritage library.
Most of American do not use knife to sharpen pencil, I guess.
I found out one big different from USA from my hometown, Korea.
hmm ... It's good to know!