My stereotypical thoughts have been broken when I heard the story of South Korean novelist Park Min-gyu. I had the chance to attend the speaking event for his novel which has been translated into Japanese and published in Japan. I’ve heard that he is one of the most interesting contemporary Korean writers.
Four publishers and two translators convened to organize this event. I actually haven’t read any of his books yet but I’ve seen reviews that gave them high reviews. Another reason I attended the event is because it was only a ten-minute walk from my office. Naturally, my expectations were not so high, but I’m happy I went because the author inspired me to learn how to measure the reliability of strangers.
He shared snippets of his life with a soft voice. At first it was hard to hear him because he is really soft spoken. However, he eventually explained why he speaks softly. “Korean society tends to highly evaluate people who speak loudly. I contrived to resist it,” he said and the audience laughed.
Normally, it is not really good if the speaker in an event speaks softly. Most people expect a dignified and booming voice. It gives a person the air of reliability. So I had some regrets about my decision in the beginning. However, it turned out not to be a big problem. As a consequence, I was totally satisfied in the end.
There were publishers, authors and readers at the same time and space as well as some passionate fans. They all converged in the event to share the atmosphere of the fictitious world Park Min-gyu had created.
In Japan, there is a pervasive sense of peer pressure. We need to subconsciously read between the lines. Japanese need to have black hair. If we are fat, we soon have to whip ourselves back into shape as other Japanese. It is a necessary to obey the elderly. Are these kinds of unwritten rules reliable? Do I understand the real meaning of it?
“I always resisted my high school teacher because I didn’t believe their meaningless system where a student needs to join the morning assembly. So the teacher beat me everyday, even though I never changed my mind. Finally, the teacher gave me a positive proposal. I accepted it and was never required to join the morning assembly again. That experience galvanized the survival of my real self and contrived the creation of my conviction.”
Before the Revise
title: How to measure a reliability of human
My stereotyped thought has broken when I’ve heard the story of South Korean novelist; Park Min-gyu. I had a chance to attend the talking event which his novel translated and published in Japan. I’ve heard that he is one of the most interesting contemporary Korean writers.
The 4 publisher and 2 translators (2)convened which organized this event. I actually didn’t read the author’s books yet, but I had already read the high rating of book reviews. The venue of the event was 10 minutes by walking my office, so I joined it, it’s another reason.
Thus, my expectation was not so high, but I’m proud of my decision. Because the author inspired me to learn how to measure a reliability to strangers.
He shared a part of his life history by a soft voice. Firstly, it was hard to hear because His volume of voice was really small. However, he explained why he talks small voice. Korean society has tended to high evaluate the person who speaks loudly. “I (3)contrive to resist it”, he said, and the audience laughed.
As I know, if the guest has a small voice is not appropriate for the talking event. Most people expect a dignified big voice. It looks who has reliability. So I regretted a little at the beginning of it which of my decision. However, it was not a big problem. As a consequence, I totally satisfied with the end it.
There were publishers and author and readers at the same place and same time. some passionate fans included. They (1)converged in the event for sharing atmosphere which Park Min-gyu created the fictitious world.
Here in Japan, there is strong Peer pressure. we have to need to read line subconsciously. Japanese need for black hair. If we fat, we should (4)back into shape as other Japanese soon. It’s a necessity to obey elderly. Are that kinds of invisible rules really reliable? Do I understand the real meaning of it?
“I always resisted high school teacher. Because I didn’t believe the meaningless their system which was every student need to join morning assembly. So teacher had been beating me every day. Even though, I never changed my mind. Finally, the teacher gave me a positive proposal. I accepted it, and I didn’t need to join it. That experience (3)contrived to the survival of my real life and created my conviction.” He talked with the small and soft low voice. Building trust is not so easy. On the event, I learned that strong belief and action create trust. I added his name to My list of books which should read immediately.
homework: (1)converge, (2)convene, (3)contrive
expression: (4)back into shape
To get yourself back into shape, you need to take some exercise in order to become fit and healthy again.
“Eva decided she’d have to get back into shape before looking for a job.”