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Lao Tzu's quote

Saw a post by Salad Boy on Fb today. He's reading the book 'How to Win Friends and Influence People' by Dale Carnegie. He shared a quote originally from Lao Tzu in the book.

English translation in 'How to Win Friends and Influence People':
"The reason why rivers and seas receive the homage of a hundred mountain streams is that they keep below them. Thus they are able to reign over all the mountain streams. So the sage wishing to be above men, putteth himself below them;wishing to be before them, he putteth himself behind them. Thus, though his place be above men, they do not feel his weight; though his place be before them, they do not count it an injury"

The supposed original Chinese quote from 'Tao Te Ching' that Salad Boy gave me was:…

I Hear Your Voice 너의 목소리가 들려

I finished watching the last 2 episodes! Gah. I love this drama so so much. I love Lee Jong Suk's acting so much. I love him. Honestly, I don't think he's handsome, but it feels really comfortable as I watch him, and grow to love him. I had goosebumps at the end when Hye Sung learned sign language, and communicated with a deaf client with what she learned. She grew so much. I love how the characters all learned from each other, even Joon Gook taught people something, and in the end, he learned to admit his mistakes too. Love love love this show. The last ep wasn't very exciting, but it was really heartwarming, rounds up everything and all the morals nicely, and made me love them even more.

Lab report

Oh my god oh my god. It's Friday today, and I want to update the thing about my lab report. Like some miracle, Prof Norbert extended the deadline by 24 hours because the Turnitin was crashing from large volumes of people doing the plagiarism check! :O HOW LUCKY AM I? I really believed it was god, or Buddha helping me, because I was crying the night before submission. I was crying because I felt so guilty that I didn't put in effort to start early. I felt so much regret as I was approaching the deadline, yet I was only halfway done. I cried while my roommate slept. I cried while thinking "I'm so sorry mummy. You work so hard for me, but I don't study as hard as you work." I was so relieved. I actually concentrated on doing my lab report for most of the extra time given. I didn't even watch "I Hear Your Voice" that I was watching, and couldn't stop watching. I fell asleep on my desk, didn't sleep on my bed for 2 nights, had to skip many le…


WHY DOES IT ALWAYS HAPPEN?! WHY CAN'T I CONTROL MYSELF BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE? I'm so sorry mummy. You're always so hardworking to raise me, but I never studied hard. Now my lab report is going to be late. Why do I always regret only when it's too late, but I repeat it again and again every time even though I know the consequences? I really hope this is the last time. Do not repeat your mistakes please Huai Tian. I feel so exhausted at my own behaviour and how I always give in to watching shows until I'm right before the deadline. Why am I like that? I even went to visit the counsellor. Why can't I change? I feel so bad for my mum... that she only has one daughter but I turned out like this. Please. I want to pull back my grades back up. PLEASE