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Yohan Yuki Xieㆍ사요한・謝雪矢·ᜌᜓᜃᜒIf this is not the end of oblivion, then I shall live everyday as if my life were to end this very day.

Advice for Foreign Visitors to the Philippines: Understanding Context

Advice for Foreign Visitors to the Philippines: Understanding Context

I’m planning to create a guide for foreigners visiting the Philippines, and I believe it’s the perfect time to start. Let’s begin with our first piece of advice: Context is king!

If you’re a foreigner in the Philippines, remember that context is key. What you hear, read, or see might have a specific cultural or historical background, and it’s essential to pause and understand it before forming conclusions. As a visitor, it’s likely that some cultural nuances might escape you, so don’t hesitate to ask for clarification.

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Three days and three nights in the belly of the beast

Three days and three nights in the belly of the beast

In a previous article we explored how to account for the Three days and three nights in the heart of the earth passage in Mattithyahu (Matthew) 12:40. However, as we continue to deepen our faith and seek truth, new revelations come to light. Today, I’d like to share my belief that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤅𐤏 (Yahushua) haMashiah (or Jesus the Messiah) was indeed in the grave for three literal days and nights.

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Revolutionizing Justice: Participatory Verdicts in K-Dramas

Revolutionizing Justice: Participatory Verdicts in K-Dramas

Imagine a world where the power to decide a person’s guilt or innocence is no longer solely in the hands of the legal system but is instead placed directly into the hands of the public. This intriguing concept has been brought to life in two captivating K-drama TV series: The Devil Judge (악마판사) and The Killing Vote (국민사형투표). In a unique twist, both shows invite the public to cast their votes on the fate of the accused, evoking a sense of agency and empowerment that resonates deeply with the frustrations of the ordinary citizens.

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Pandora: Beneath the Paradise explained

Pandora: Beneath the Paradise explained

If you’re feeling confused about the ending of Pandora: Beneath the Paradise (판도라: 조작된 낙원), don’t worry, you’re not alone. Let’s delve deeper into the story and see if we can make sense of it together.

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Reaction: Duty After School alternate endings

Reaction: Duty After School alternate endings

Duty After School recently concluded and it received a lot of negative feedback due to the way the live-action adaptation ended the series. But, are you aware that there are potential alternate endings to Duty After School?

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Why «Taxi Driver» season 2 is worth watching

Why «Taxi Driver» season 2 is worth watching

Taxi Driver (모범택시) revolves around a group of people who are dissatisfied with the justice system and take on cases that have been ignored or overlooked by the authorities. They help ordinary people who have been left behind by the law.

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Poll: Which markup language do you use and why?

Poll: Which markup language do you use and why?

I mostly use Markdown, but I have also been considering learning Org-mode. Other than Markdown, Org-mode, and good old plaintext—which is not a markup language per se—there are also AsciiDoc and LaTeX, to mention two. I was curious if it is worth learning a new markup language, and what other people use. Was it easy for them to learn a new markup language? Are they using it for writing research papers, blogging, emails, and taking down notes?

No better way to find out other than by making a poll and asking the fediverse community!

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Yohan Yuki Xieㆍ사요한・謝雪矢·ᜌᜓᜃᜒIf this is not the end of oblivion, then I shall live everyday as if my life were to end this very day.

The YOOki Chronicles

The YOOki Chronicles is Yohan Yuki Xie’s return into casual and personal blogging. The name “YOOki” is a mash-up of the acronym of YourOnly.One and my nickname ᜌᜓᜃᜒ (Yuki・雪矢).

Interestingly, according to Chinese legend, (YOO) is an ancient Chinese surname. The ancestors of the surname were closely linked with the ancient sage-king named Yu Shun. In Korea, the (YU) lineage traces to the Xia, Han, and Joseon dynasties. Holders of the surname Yu or Yoo had a reputation for charity and diligence.1

It is also the word for “willow” or the “willow tree” which means graceful or slender; and a tree growing near a body of water which provide continuous nourishment and resources for everyone. It can also mean to exist, an oil (anointment(?)), and simply as “U” (you).

The Hanzi (ki) character means to record, be disciplined, provide order. While the Hangeul equivalent, (ki), means energy, spirit, a banner, and a period of time; and is also a suffix used to make a gerund or an infinitive.

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