Do you know Korean traditional holiday? In Korea, there are four traditional holidays: New Year’s Day, Hansik, Dano, and Chuseok. Funny thing is, the highest number of deliveries in Korea are made during New Year’s Day and Chuseok. Many people only see each other twice a year during the New Year’s day and Chuseok. I love this holiday because I don’t go to school for a long days!! It is most nearly five days. New Year’s Day is the end of January. Chuseok is the beginning of October.
New Year’s Day in the world
The Chinese New Year is a 15-day holiday. It is also called Spring Festival. The redness are all over China. Why? Because red lantern is a symbol of good luck and fortune. Japan’s New Year’s Day is お正月. In Vietnam, Lunar New Year is widely known as Tet(Tết/節). Thedaybefore, everyone is busy to start cleaning the house in the morning. The house is full of energy. Songkran(สงกรานต์) festival is to celebrate Thailand’s New Year. It is like a Water Festival. The festival is full of vigor.
Traditional Festival foods
Funny thing is, People fret over the holidays about putting on the pounds after so many festive meals. It is very colorful. Of course, we will eat lots of delicious food! Picture is good than text.
“Manager James, Write a planning document by tomorrow”
A ‘planning document’ is always hard to me. Have you ever experienced that situation? James may thought ‘What should I do now? Oh, No! Maybe I could spend the night. It’s horrible.’ And James really stayed up all night. He gave his sincere planning document to Boss proudly. But in five minutes later, he got out of the room with a longface. Why? He got his fingers burned. Boss said “For what? Stop! In a word? I do not feel it, not a bit! So what? So you think I should do this?” If I were him, I’d be out of my mind.
I write this column on the basis of this book. But this book ‘Standard procedure of the project‘ is only Korean edition. It‘s sad. This book is very pragmatic. It is made up of 4 parts. Here it is! ‘For what?’ ‘Stop! In a word?’ ‘I do not feel it, not a bit! So what?’ ‘So you think I should do this?’ It is an application of4 MAT(Dr. Bernice McCarthy (USA)). Now, Let’s start!
“Why are you do that? For what?”
Why is very important. We must prepare to this question. It’s a little bit too harsh. If we can live through this, we can live through anything. In a word, you can success when you are not working as planner. Everything is consumer-friendly. ‘Why do they need to do this?’ We must focus this! Do you know 5 Whys? The technique was formally developed by Sakichi Toyoda who is the founder of Toyota Industries. It said to us “When you are facing problems, try to repeat ‘Why?’ five times. If you do, you can see the real cause and do something real.” This is the firststep.
“Stop! In a word?”
He may have a hot temper. In a word, it is a ‘Concept’. This one sentence must be written in their mind. It’s a good topic for conversation. “Why are you do that?” “Beause It’s meaningful!” “I want to see how I‘vegrown.” It can also be comforting. It sends message that It is not your fault. “Aha! It was not my fault… I’m relieved.If I just simply fix it, everything will be fine.”
“I do not feel it, not a bit! So what?”
It is important to draw a picture in opponent’s head. So far, analysis and conceptisreallygood. But we still did not come up with any real things. Now all wehave to do is to show things seemed to run already. Let us know the dialogue between moms in advance. Show twitter and facebook page in advance. All of this are predicting.
“So you think I should do this?”
This is a finishing blow. Hearing about all these, he still hesitate to give a definite answer. Here, we need numbers. “What would happened if we did?” 60,000 students can see our brands. 180,000 people can change their life. It can add $10 million to us. It can be a successful transaction each other. Now, you can get out of the room satisfactorily.
Did you read well?Now is the time to initiate real planning. It will make you the best. Good luck to you. 🙂
Syrian civil war is approaching for the sixth consecutive year. The result of Syrian civil war is 450,000 deaths and 12 million refugees. This is so terrible. It seemed an awfully long time for Syrian people. On December 30th last year, the Syrian government forces and Syrian Rebels called a total cease-fire. On December 31th last year, the U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting Syria’s total cease-fire.
But volatile energy is happening again. Syrian Rebels won’t attend Peace Talks.Why? What’s certain is that It is not just Rebel’s fault.
Syrian Rebels claims bomb damage after the truce
According to British broadcasting BBC, many Syrian rebels issued a joint statement on January 2. “The alliance with government forces are in violation of a cease-fire agreement to continue the bombing.” These Syrian rebels stressed “If Syria Government forces continued to breach an agreement, Syrian rebels will suspend all discussions related to peace talks held in Astana, Kazakhstan.”
Syria Government forces attacked a Barada valley in northwest of Damascus. It is a strategic location that is in charge of Syrian capital’s main water supply.
Do you know the Wadi Barada media office? It is a civic group that reportmassive air strikes. Syrian Rebels added ‘There were at least nine times of air strikes form January 1st. 6 were killed and 73 were wounded.
What else can we do to stop War?
Have you ever fell in love? Yes or No? What do you do when you are in love? Someone can say “When I’m in love,I bet my life” and another can say “I am alive only when I love”. Can you see my point? 🙂
Peace is like ‘Love’. Here is the answer. There can be no peace without love. Do you bet your life? Can you say “I am alive only when I cry out for peace”? But that’s easier said than done.
Monday (local time) Britain BBC reported that African refugee hiding in a suitcase was caught by the Spanish border guards of the North Africa. He want to go to the ‘Ceuta‘. He is a 19-year-old man from Gabon. He received first aid shortly after discovery.
Refugee’s stories is a lot. Nowadays there is a continuing major refugee problem. I’ll tell you more.
One woman hid under the dashboard space and one man hid under rear seat. What’s surprising is that two man and woman hid in the same car. She received first aid with breathing troubles.
January 1st, the 1,100 refugee wanted to slip across the border in Ceuta. Then, Morocco military police come into conflict with 1,100 refugee. Both suffered injuries one after the other.
Refugee have no choice
What do you think? In fact, It is not near from us. We wake up without any sense. He could drink coffee, we could go to School. But Refugee have no choice. How miserable it is!!! It is not pity. Do you think Refugee is the same person like us?
If you or your family lived like that, You will be very upset.You can not sleep to resolve this issue. But we may or may not solve the problem of us. I understand that we are equally hard. I hope that we have to try a little harder. We must solve the problem.
“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.” – Jimmy Carter
“The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.”- Jawaharlal Nehru
There are three days through the New Year’s Day. Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? Let’s see Antonio Guterres’s resolution.
Make 2017 a peace for year
Antonio Guterres took office as the ninth UN secretary-general on Sunday.
Before starting work on his first day, he gave a new year’s address. He said he will make 2017 a peace for year.
“On this New Year’s Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year’s resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first. Let us make 2017 a year in which we all — citizens, governments, leaders — strive to overcome our differences.”
He seem to have a strong will for peace. This year is really special. Many people cry out for peace. However, achieving peace is really difficult. Donald Trump also criticized UN as a “club for people to get together, talk and have a good time”. He have to try hard to show ‘UN is Not’.
One Question on his heart
Antonio Guterres said one question weighs heavy on his heart. “That is: how can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight?”
He is a leader of UN. We know that. But his speech was not impressing as he said well. Do you really think it make sense? I was shocked when I discovered my insensibility. I am just ordinary citizens and Antonio Guterres is a leader of UN!!! It was surprising. The same applies to you. Do you have any ‘Question’ on your heart? Most of the people don’t have any question.
“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. … live in the question.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, ‘Letters to a Young Poet’
What for do I live? What’s important to me? May I live like this? It is not so bad to look for your question. Then you can feel the value, too. You can understand how great saying of Antonio Guterres is.
Let’s go our way. Are you ready? I’m expecting you. 🙂