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Spring is in the air!

March 18, 2013

Time for the second post of the semester, and what better subject to talk about than spring!

Yes it was a long, cold, and dry winter, one of those winters that just feels like it will never end, but thankfully it is finally past us. You can see the buds on the trees slowly start to grow and brighten as the prepare to burst with all the colour and life of spring. Of spring isn’t all about life and colour. There’s the yellow dust, and the wind that just seems never to cease. And of course, we all have to come back to school, right! .













As we are only getting started with essay writing in the first two weeks, I’d like to keep it (a little) easy (but not too much) for you.

Your task is to write a short introduction for a possible essay. Your essay must be either a narrative, comparative, cause-effect, or argumentative essay, and this must be made clear from how you write your introduction. Don’t forget to include a hook, but keep in mind that the hook is not the most important part!


You may choose one of the following broad topics to write your essay on:

  1. Yellow dust
  2. Cherry blossoms
  3. Picnics
  4. Back to school
  5. White Day
  6. Farming


I’ll give you a few short examples to show you how it could look:

4. Back to school – cause-effect

Every March the streets come alive with the sound of school children going and coming. From early morning until the afternoon schools fill up again and neighbourhoods come to life when youngsters return to class after the long vacation. Full and vibrant schools are important parts of every community, and their adverse economic, social, and cultural effects on the dynamic of their surrounding areas is key.

5. White Day – comparison

What day do you choose to show that special someone in your life that they mean a lot to you? In many countries Valentine’s day is that day, but in Korea things are done a little differently. While Korea celebrates Valentines day, it also has another special day a month later called White day. While both are special days for couples, there are some subtle differences. I’m going to tell you now about the difference between traditional Valentine’s Day and how Korean couples celebrate their love.

I think you can see how it’s done now. Good luck!

And don’t forget to inlcude your class – C1, C2, or T  

84 Comments leave one →
  1. Ronie(T) permalink
    March 20, 2013 4:19 pm

    2. Cherry blossoms
    At the end of March or the beginning of April in Korea, we can see variety colors almost everywhere. Some of them are yellow, light green and etc. But what I consider the best one nowadays is pink of cherry blossoms. Unlike other ordinary trees or lawn fields, they look very charming because of their blossoms. Cherries seem to wear white or light pink dresses. The colors can remind us of wedding ceremonies outside and they make cherries look like brides. Also, moving of blossoms by the wind makes cherries lively. If you lie under a cherry has gorgeous beblossoms enjoying the breeze, you may feel it as a parasol.

    • Chiodos(T) permalink
      March 23, 2013 1:45 am

      I like your expression that the cherry blossom reminds you of the wedding dress and ceremonies because of the color. No wonder why they looked so pretty and gorgeous.

  2. lullu+C2 permalink
    March 20, 2013 7:15 pm

    4. Back to school – narrative
    When I go back to school in spring, I’m always excited more than ever. Maybe I think most people will agree to this because we decide to do something new and we can meet friends after a long time or new friends. It gives us motivation and energy of our life. From the daily life which might feel boring, when I come back to School, many episodes arise. So I’m going to tell you an interesting episode in my school life.

    • Chiodos(T) permalink
      March 23, 2013 1:47 am

      Nice Introduction. Can’t wait to see what interesting episodes you’ve got.

    • transformer(C2) permalink
      March 23, 2013 7:52 pm

      your introduction attract my interest. I think this is good introduction.

  3. JWJWJW(T) permalink
    March 20, 2013 7:48 pm

    What comes to your mind first when you think about spring? Most people may think of beautiful things such as cherry blossoms and butterflies because spring weather is very warm and nice. However, there is something that bother people in spring. It is yellow dust. As people destroy the environment for their own benefits, more and more trees are being cut down and abnormal climate changes are occurring. Because of it, desertification is going on in various areas in the world. Then lots of deserts’ sizes are imcreasing, and they are producing a large amount of sand. The problem is that sand of deserts is blown by the wind and moves to a lot of other countries in the world. Especially in Korea, lots of yellow dust is blown from China every spring. It is getting worse year after year, so more and more Koreans are suffering from yellow dust seriously. Yellow dust causes three effects to Korea in spring, and they are causing a failure in machinery, air pollution, and many kinds of diseases.

    • Chiodos(T) permalink
      March 23, 2013 1:52 am

      They also makes me cough much. It seems reasonable to demand Chinese government for the physical, mental compensation.

    • Christine(T) permalink
      March 24, 2013 7:47 pm

      I think your hook is so nice that it makes me think open answer.

  4. Mary C1 permalink
    March 20, 2013 11:17 pm

    4. Back to school-comparison
    Beginning of the school/college makes students somehow nervous or anticipated, doesn’t it? Actually, not only Korean but also the Brunei’s students even already went through the same mind with the former feelings. Last month, I had a chance to contact with my penpal friend, Shedah. At that time, she said “I’ve been exhausted with the college work.” I thought, ‘Do the Brunei’s college already began?’ and then I asked her the information about the college. Usually, Korean colleges have vacations during July to August and January to February. However, Brunei’s have vacations around March, June and September time. Even in December was included. But it was such a pity that they have examinations on June and September, so they’ll be no holiday for the students. Though there was a difference, even common thing was existed. Formally, Korean college begins in March and September. However, for the first intake, Brunei college either begins around in March and the second one would be in September just like Korean does. From this, I realized that both Brunei’s beginning period and the vacation was syncronized. When I asked her about this, she said “Yeah, in Brunei our vacation was already suncronized by the one who have this responsibility. Even high school&primary students have the same vacation with us.” For the message, I could learn the part of Brunei’s education culture but also I could get that every students have the same mind when go back to school.

    • Christine(T) permalink
      March 24, 2013 7:59 pm

      I think it is nice comparison essay. But it needs to be divided to several paragraphs to make readers feel easy.

    • Chiodos(T) permalink
      March 24, 2013 11:50 pm

      I have a question here. What is Brunei? It must be nicer if you introduced that place before comparing. Also your essay seems a little long to be an introduction. It may include more details but also can be confusing.

  5. Jenny C1 permalink
    March 21, 2013 9:31 am

    1. Yellow dust
    During last week, the weather were very bad. Yellow dust came in Suwon. But I didn’t see a message of yellow dust in TV program and recognize yellow dust. So I went to outside very much. I finally had a cold. At the time I had a cold, I watched TV program about health. This program show me that yellow dust can hurt our body, eyes, lungs and so on and when it enter machanics, the machanics can break down. Soyellow dust is harmful to mechanics as well as health of people.

    • transformer(C2) permalink
      March 23, 2013 7:54 pm

      Oh really?? is yellow dust came last week?? I’ve got a cold last week and i didn’t know why I got a cold.. But now I notice that reason. 🙂

    • Chiodos(T) permalink
      March 24, 2013 11:29 pm

      This must be the ‘Narrative’ of yellow dust. Too bad there’s nothing we can do to stop yellow dust from coming.

  6. Clock-C1 permalink
    March 21, 2013 9:51 am

    Yellow Dust – Cause and Effect.

    In spring sunny days, when you see the sky, you can find something strange. The sky of summer, autumm, and winter is very clean, whearas the sky of spring seems that it is cloudy. This is the very Yellow dust, which comes from desserts being caused by westerlies in China every spring. The problem is that the dust contains a large amount of heavy metal. It will have negative influences on the bronchus of people as well as machines in the industry. For example, the fast corrosion and malfunction of machines, asthma, and many different things can be caused.

    • Chiodos(T) permalink
      March 24, 2013 11:53 pm

      I can see cause and effect of the yellow dust in your essay very clearly.

  7. rainbow(T) permalink
    March 21, 2013 1:39 pm

    Cherry Blossom – narrative
    Every spring, I can see a pleased expression on students face when they enter into our university. This is not only for nice weather but they can see beautiful scenery that whole campus is covered with cherry blossoms. It makes students feel excited and they enjoy this cheerful mood by sitting on the grass and chatting with friends and taking pictures under the cherry blossoms. I also enjoy this season and confident that my university campus has the most beautiful scene of cherry blossom in April. In this season, me and my friends walk around the campus in a light mood and feel like we are freshman again. It is sad that there is not much time that I can see beautiful cherry blossoms in our school campus but I will be back to our school when spring to see this scenery even I graduate.

    • Chiodos(T) permalink
      March 24, 2013 11:56 pm

      Nice narrative of cherry blossom. Our campus sure have the fantastic scenery of the cherry blossoms.

  8. perfect guy(C2) permalink
    March 21, 2013 1:54 pm

    Cherry blossoms -cause& effect

    In Korea, many flower festival are held in April. Above all, Many koreans love Cherry blossom festival. Because cherry blossom blooms as long as 20~30days and it’s color is soft pink. It causes many people think cherry blossom is special than other flowers and not to be missed.
    And there are many parks where cherry blossom trees are planted. We can see the sights of cherry blossoms and also look around park and have a picnic. Moreover, many couples promises their love in festival because of its flower language that is purity and beautiful women. Although cherry blossom is not a national flower, thanks to cherry blossom, many koreans have happy and peaceful time with their lovers in every April.

  9. gdlabel(T) permalink
    March 21, 2013 10:01 pm

    3.Picnics – narrative
    I believe that most people have their timeline to spend it more regularly and effectively and there must be a dominant pattern changed with the current of the times. For example, people who was living very busy only to gain a livelihood couldn’t spend their time on leisure. However, leisure activity time out of our whole life time is much expanded in today’s society than in the past. And as winter has passed and now spring is in the air, we really want to enjoy outdoor activities in our free time. Especially, Going on a picnic is so good way to refresh and have a rest with a good fellow in nature. And then we will consider the matter of whom we go together with, where we should go, and which kind of lunch we are going to eat at the picnic.

    • Chiodos(T) permalink
      March 25, 2013 12:02 am

      I totally agree with you. Even students,who are not that busy are acting lazy nowaday. We should go outside and get some fresh air sometimes to refresh our lives.

  10. transformer(C2) permalink
    March 21, 2013 10:05 pm

    Picnics – narrative
    Warm and fine spring day makes all people going outside. Spring with cherry blossoms, fresh air and colorful flowers is the most beautiful season to picnic. Every year, especially in April, I have headed to an amusement park with friends. We have enjoyed bright sunshine lying on a lawn and have ridden various rides. In April 2012, I went to the Everland with my friends. And that memory is the most funny remembrance to me because I’ve experienced some hilarious happenings.

  11. Kitty C1 permalink
    March 21, 2013 10:59 pm

    white Day – comparison
    Do you like white day? maybe it depends on whether you have boy, girl friend or not. If you have a boy/girl friend, you would like white Day. the girls will prepare candy and present to give their boy friend and they will spend happy white day together. But If you don’t have boy/girl friend, the White Day would be painful. because you have to watch couples having happy time. you would feel more lonely than usual. here’s more specific difference of the cuases between couple and solo.

    • March 22, 2013 12:34 pm

      We actually refer to so-called ‘solo’ people simply as ‘single’.

      • Kitty C1 permalink
        March 23, 2013 8:58 pm

        oh I see. thanks for letthing me know.

  12. Lora(T) permalink
    March 21, 2013 11:06 pm

    Cherry blossoms – Narrative

    Have you ever heard the song ‘Cherry blossom ending’ of the ‘Busker busker’? When this song released, almost one years ago, it was highly ranked for a time. Now, one years later, this song highly place on one music chart again. This song makes people think of blowing blossoms in spring time. May be people wait to end of this long winter and they want to view cherry blossoms quickly, because it’s usually a signal of beginning of spring. It will not be long before the cherry blossoms begin to bloom. Then, the streets will be full with the cherry blossom trees. Cherry blossoms makes beautiful scenes, so many people will go cherry blossoms viewing. Why don’t you imagine that enjoying picnics under the cherry blossoms, while listening the music?

    • Lora(T) permalink
      March 21, 2013 11:29 pm

      + Everytime I heard this song and imagine blowing cherry blossoms, a memory about one years ago flash through my mind.

    • misskim(T) permalink
      March 22, 2013 5:05 am

      as i read your writing, i just thought about cherry blossoms at Kyung hee university last year.
      thanks to your tip, i’m going to listen to the busker busker’s cherry blossom ending this year and i believe it would be really awesome!

    • transformer(C2) permalink
      March 23, 2013 7:57 pm

      Do you like Busker busker?? I like their musics. I like and know many musics of them. And the best song I like is ‘first love’. How about you??

    • Christine(T) permalink
      March 24, 2013 7:55 pm

      I think your writing makes reader easy to read. Nice narrative paragraph I think.

  13. Yeonny + C2 permalink
    March 21, 2013 11:49 pm

    Picnic – narrative

    Have you ever been to go to picnic with your lovely lover or family on the fine spring day? Winter has finally passed and now spring is here. When spring comes, both you and I come out with a mat and lots of tasty food to enjoy the nice weather. There are some places in Korea which are famous for spring’s scenery. I also have been to several locations with my loved one or friends or my family. Although those spots are very crowded with many people, but they are worth visiting. So I’d like to introduce you some famous picnic places.

  14. kelly +C1 permalink
    March 22, 2013 12:38 am

    white day- argumentative

    Have you ever bought a candy or chocolate for white day to give someone who you like? You maybe regard white day as a good day to confess your love for someone who you like. In reality, However, White day can be made by many distributors of candy or chocolate. They abuse white day for their excessive profit. They just incite this anniversary day as commercial use. So, there are reasons why people need to think about white day in other view not just a good day.

  15. Christine(T) permalink
    March 22, 2013 12:55 am

    1.Yellow dust- Cause&Effect

    The statistics shows that atmosphere in yellow sand period contains about 7 times more germs than normal time recently. Yellow dust can cause flu, asthma especially fatal to children. Moreover, people can get pneumonia and arteriosclerosis, not diseases that are simply cured by time. Special caution is required to everyone in spring, the season when yellow dust is coming. Besides health problems, Yellow dust can lead to other terrible troubles. There are many negative points yellow dust bring about in terms of health, nature environment and human surrounding.

  16. Isabelle-C2 permalink
    March 22, 2013 1:46 am

    1. Yellow dust – cause and effect
    You have a runny nose and sore throat now? or your skin is so itchy that you can’t stand it? Parhaps these are related to the kind of air pollution – yellow dust. In spring, many koreans are suffering from this. The dusts are coming from deserts in China and it’s getting thicker and thicker because of the desertification based on recent developments. There are three effects that koreans are experiencing every year.

  17. misskim(T) permalink
    March 22, 2013 5:13 am

    What springs to your mind when you hear the word, “picnic”?
    Many of you probably came up with an image of a beautiful sunny day, in the green-colored peaceful park, riding a bike or taking a rest on the grass with beloved one.
    Then, how often do you go on a picnic?
    Even if you clearly know that going on a picnic makes you relaxed, it is really hard for you to go on a picnic often.
    Compared to the past, there are three factors that stop us from going on a picnic; awareness of the picnic, way of enjoy free time, and the way of solving stress.

  18. Nellyboys - c2 permalink
    March 22, 2013 10:13 am

    4. Back to school – cause-effect
    Do you feel the same with me? Every sunday night, feeling so sad about tomorrow is Monday? However It would be more for student who coming school after one semester off. I took one semester off before my last semester and for one and a half years I was in the Art and Design College for my double major. I had never come to the Foreign Language College. Now I am taking the last semester of my main major. It brings me a new mind because I was like two years away from my main major. I feel like I am a freshman and it is bit weird that I am studying English now. Anyway it is my last semester in English culture and language so I HOPE TO HAVE GOOD TIME AND HARD TIME, TOO!

  19. Lia (C2 T) permalink
    March 22, 2013 12:05 pm

    2. Cherry Blossoms

    Imagine that winter has gone and spring comes with a light breeze on the green grassland. Now, imagine that spring comes without any flowers or green trees. If it happens, spring will be a extremely desolate landscape. Also, we could not figure out what differences are between spring and winter without weather. For this reason, flowers and green trees are the most important matter for coming of spring. In addition, flowers and trees are one of the reasons that people loves spring. In particular, cherry blossoms are one of the representative flowers of spring. At the beginning of the spring, cherry blossoms start to bloom to let people know that spring comes. Most of people go to picnic to enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms with precious person. Cherry blossoms have a lot of charming points such as beautiful flower, fancy figures and short bloom period.

    • March 22, 2013 2:08 pm

      What’s a fancy figure?

      • Lia (C2 T) permalink
        March 23, 2013 1:21 am

        Fancy figure means 화려한 모습 in Korean. I want to explain the figure of cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms usually stand on the streets with a lot of cherry blossoms. I thought that this is gorgeous view of cherry blossoms. So, I purposed to describe this figure of cherry blossoms, and I thought the figures are very fancy or splendid. Did I choose the wrong explaining words?

  20. Leblanc (C2) permalink
    March 22, 2013 12:47 pm

    1. Yellow dust – cause – effect

    A beautiful flower, warm sunshine, and a festive mood. Spring is the season when all living things come to life and many people like the season best. However, we have an unwelcome guest called yellow dust despite this wonderful situation. Many people have suffered from yellow dust, especially chronic bronchitis. Yellow dust can occur for several reasons. We’ll check three factors of yellow dust occurrence : industrialization, weather conditions, and forest clearing.

    • Christine(T) permalink
      March 24, 2013 7:52 pm

      Many people might think that the bad effects of yellow dust. But I think your topic is so unique in point of 3 causes of yellow dust.

  21. perfect guy (C2) permalink
    March 22, 2013 1:28 pm

    Did you enjoy flower festival? Do you know many flower festivals are held every year in Korea? Especially, many koreans enjoy cherry blossom festivals in April. I also enjoy cherry blossom by going to picnic to park or looking around university or going to Han river in seoul with my friends every year. At Han river, I used to play music and lie down on the lawn. It’s a beautiful time. And also many couples visit 여의도 cherry blossom festival to promise their love and take picture them. Although cherry blossom is not a national flower, thanks to cherry blossom, many koreans have happy and peaceful time with their lovers in every April. Why koreans love cherry blossom? I will tell you about these reasons.

    • perfect guy (C2) permalink
      March 22, 2013 2:56 pm

      cause & effect

  22. March 22, 2013 2:03 pm

    yellow dust – narrative

    Everyone warned me that the yellow dust was a problem. I don’t know how seriously I took them, but now I find my throat swollen, and I am coughing. In fact, at school, it seems like everyone is coughing…teachers and students. In the Spring time, yellow dust from China is absorbed into the atmosphere and blows over into Korea. Some days are worse than others, but few days ago Tuesday, it was so bad, the sky had a yellow tint to it. All the Koreans keep telling me to get a face mask (like the one surgeons use), but I’m undecided…or stubborn. I don’t know if I’d rather have a cough, or wear a sweaty mask when I’m outside. Hopefully the dust won’t last too long.

  23. Clare - C2 T permalink
    March 22, 2013 2:51 pm

    5. White day – narrative
    Have you ever given a candy for other people or taken a candy? If your answer is “yes”, why did you do that? Yes, it’s a white day that many people give other person a candy for confessing their love. Why and when people do this? Long time ago in Japan, a person died on his way to party, 쿠라다, because of cold. And then many people thought that one bottle of vodaca, it would save their life. From then on, that local people exchaged it. As you know, vodca is white liquid. So, that day’s name is a white day. Now, most of us know that white day is just give and take a candy, but actually that day has a deeper meaning – I will help you from dead. If you have a sweetie pie, how about giving a candy in a love?

  24. James C1 permalink
    March 22, 2013 3:03 pm

    White day-argumentative

    White day is famous for giving candies to your loved ones. However, did you know that White day was actually the day for giving each other a bottle of vodka? It was actually originated from very cold region of russian country side. This region generally gets warm by March, but sometimes, in March there are very cold days. They gave each other a bottle of vodka so that they could stay warm and celebrate warm days. Nevertheless, White day has become very commercial, so has Valentine day. People buy just 10 pieces of candy with little decoration for 10000 won or even more. Consumers have been fooled by sneaky big corporations and this needs to stop.


  25. pororo C2 permalink
    March 22, 2013 3:31 pm

    White Day-narrative

    White Day is a pleasant day which many people including couples express a loving heart giving each other candies in Korea. So many conveniesce stores, fancy stores display many candies wraped prettily and streets are overflowing with joy by happy people on the day. I also spent the day pleasantly untill last year but this year wasn’t. I have a lovely girlfriend who have met for 3years. We were together every white day and always spent the day more pleasantly than other couples. I however far later than my appointment because of drinking of the nignt before this year’s white day and my girlfriend was very angry about it. In the end my mistake ruined our plans that we prepared to have a good time and the day is remaind the worst date to me.

  26. Lemon tree C2 permalink
    March 22, 2013 4:27 pm

    Yellow dust – narrative

    When spring comes, have you ever experienced that your eyes are red or itching? I have always experienced eye diseases like eye inflammation or dry eye as spring comes around. So, I try various things to protect my eyes. For examples, I wash my hands often and wear glasses instead of lends. Yellow dust have caused serious problems for many. For example, it causes many diseases on skin and respiratory organs etc. And it can also damage from the crops to cars. I have a few ways to reduce the damages from yellow dust.

  27. Cookie (T) permalink
    March 22, 2013 4:39 pm

    If the weather is nice, what are you going to do? Last weekend, the sky was clear and it was pretty warm. I was so excited because I decided to go on a picnic with my friends. We went to Ga-pyung by train. As soon as we arrived, we rode a bicycle and took many pictures to make happy memories. What was the most pleasing to me was the place for BBQ party so we could grill some meat and drink in the evening, It tasted better than eating at home! We ate too much so it was hard to digest. The next day, we came back to Su-won, seeing the precious pictures. It was a short time, but I was very happy to enjoy picnic with my lovely friends. I think we should go on a picnic once more when cherry blossoms are in full bloom.

  28. Beginner (T) permalink
    March 22, 2013 4:40 pm

    Picnics – comparative

    When was the first time that you go on a picnic after entering Kyung Hee University? And, where did you enjoy the first picnic, on or off campus? When spring comes, students seek find a suitable place for a picnic such as a plaza with sunshine on campus or a park off campus. Both choices are great for a nice picnic, but there are some differences. I would like to introduce about the differences between going on a picnic on campus and off campus.

  29. Seven C2 permalink
    March 22, 2013 4:53 pm

    2. Cherry blossoms – comparison

    Can you believe that a cherry blossom, which is one of people’s favorite flowers, can be a nightmare to someone? Of course, for couples, cherry blossom is a blessing and it makes lovely atmosphere. Every spring, they are waiting for the cherry blossoms which make people feel excited and they enjoy going to a picnic under the cherry blossoms with their partners. Not only they are taking a picture with lovely pose under the cherry blossom tree but also whisper their love. On the other had, for singles and street cleaners, it can be a nightmare. Whenever singles look at the beautiful cherry blossoms, they feel lonely and their mind wander during the springtime. They even dwell on their misfortune and hope cherry blossom falls off soon. After falling cherry blossom, it start to face hardship to street cleaners. When we enjoy nice cherry blossom views, we can’t notice that it will make lots of garbage after falling off. Even though they try to clean up the fallen cherry blossoms morning and night, it can’t be enough for a while. I hope I can belong to first group in this spring.

    • Emily Jeong permalink
      March 23, 2013 8:28 pm

      I think so too… cherry blossom is very lovely but they are finally garbage.

  30. bianca C2 permalink
    March 22, 2013 5:06 pm

    Back to school- narrative
    The spring has come. I wouldn`t say the weather is suitable for the warm spring but still, the flowers and trees are ready for the awesome start of the year. However,I am not ready for this wondeful season. This is my last semester in university and there are tons of work that I have to deal with it. I hope the sping could wait me a little bit longer so that I can enjoy this fabulous weather. These are the reason why I can not ully enjoy

    • bianca C2 permalink
      March 22, 2013 5:08 pm

      My last sentence is : These are the reasons why I can not fully enjoy the spring.

  31. Adrian+C2 permalink
    March 22, 2013 6:07 pm

    6. Farming- narrative

    What will you associate the word “Spring” with? Beginning of school? Yellow dust? Even though you don’t agree with my thought, when I hear the word “Spring”, it reminds me of “Farming”. Farming isn’t that difficult or annoying. Even if you don’t have any garden at home and live in the small studio flat, you can start farming with a thumb pot. Farming doesn’t mean only for crops. A little flower can bring the air of spring. Why don’t you buy a little one?

  32. Kurtz C1 permalink
    March 22, 2013 7:05 pm


    When spring comes, the farm is busy.
    Because, it is preparing to grow new crops.
    In order to prepare the grain of the year, Farmer planted variety of plants. The process of growing plants planted almost all are similar.
    I will explain the process how we eats the rice in Korea.
    Korean’s live on rice. Farmer must plants the rice in order to get the rice.
    First, Farmer reversed the land before planting rice. Because oxygen supply in the ground had frozen during the winter and young rice to grow well. Then planting young rice filled with water in rice-field. And rice is grown alarming rate in summer. Followed by the fall, farmer harvests rice. Harvested rice is stored in the granary and come up to our table in the following year.

  33. Suffle + C2 permalink
    March 22, 2013 7:06 pm

    3. picnics – comparison
    When spring comes, flowers are in full blossom. People want to go picnic by common consent. You will decide where to go and what to eat for picnic. What will you have to eat? The most people will eat picnics. People in America usually eat sandwich or hamburger as picnics, but Korean eats different kinds of food in picnic. I am going to talk about different kinds of food for picnic and how it can be made.

  34. KAREN C1 permalink
    March 22, 2013 8:08 pm

    PICNICS- comparative
    What would anyone do to ease his/her mind and enjoy life with friends and family in a fairy nice weather? One way is to do this is through picnics. Picnics are, if not the simplest way for people all over the world to enjoy life and get ease stress. It is a feast in the forest, the participants, with all their necessary articles, go to the woods where they cook together, sit and eat together. Korea being one of the most stressful countries in world, Korean pic summer as their favorite weather to get the most out of picnics. In summer picnic tents and fire can be seen all around universities, lakes, beaches and sometimes forest. In this essay I’ll talk about different types of Picnics in Korea during summer.

  35. Choco.k -C2 permalink
    March 22, 2013 8:23 pm

    white Day – comparison

    Do you know about white day and valentine day?
    They have commonness that many people express their mind for someone who they love
    But they have some difference. First of all, a target. In valenine day, the woman give gift for man. In white day, the man give figt for woman. Second thing is type of gift. The man give candy for woman in white day and the woman give chocolate for man in valentine day.
    They have commonness and difference, but they are lovely day.

    • March 22, 2013 8:36 pm

      This is more of a stand alone paragraph, and not really an attempt at an introduction.

  36. Brad (C1) permalink
    March 22, 2013 9:16 pm

    Back to school – argumentative

    What if you wake up in the morning but sleep again because you don’t need get up early? That situation may have been our life in a vacation, if you didn’t go to work or go to a private educational institute. What a lazy we were! However, now, we should get up early and hurry not to be late at class. Come back to your school, although you don’t want. There are, in school, freshmen who are waiting for you to come and buy them a lunch. There is also, in school, handsome boy or beautiful girl who is waiting for you, and who you won’t meet with if you stay home all day. Finally, there are, in school, professors who are waiting for you to come and ready to give us plenty of homework. So don’t you need more reason? If not, come back and enjoy your school life with freshman, nice boy or girl, and much homework.

  37. Alice(T) permalink
    March 22, 2013 9:19 pm

    Argumentative/ White day

    Are candies and chocolates always sweet? Maybe, the happiest person in White day will not be a woman who receives sweets nor a boyfriend who prepares presents for his girl but a candy company. In recent research, convenience store in Korea turned over 40% of candies in White day more than last year’s on March 14. Surely, it is recommendable to express the mind of gratitude and love toward their lover to take the White day. However, there are three reasons why White day feel unnecessary. First, presents are exaggeratedly packed and contents of presents are too dodgy and trustless as compared its price. Second, the ‘day-marketing’ encourage excessive consumption. Candy and presents aimed to White day often released with highly priced. The problem is that teenagers that have no solvency are eager to buy this expensive presents. Last, people can be depressed if they do not get anything from other people on that day. For these reasons, White day’s sales gimmick is making customers cry.

  38. Misty(C1) permalink
    March 22, 2013 10:53 pm

    Narrative/ Back to school
    Wow!! As time passes, It’s time to back to school. Brining back the memory of time in vacation, I regreted that I didn’t study hard. But It’s no use crying over spilt milk. It’s a brand new day. This is a new semester, fresh man is coming. Let’s ready to back to the school. First, I have registered for my classes. It contains three majors, two liberal arts and one on-line lecture. Second, I took a classes during the first week. If the class doesn’t fit me, I would drop the class. After first week, I decide to drop one of class. Now, The dice has been thrown. Third, I bought books for my classes. The price is a bit high. I decide to digest these books during this semester. Fourth, I participate in my classes act in good faith. I’m getting in the swing of school’s life.

  39. James(T) permalink
    March 22, 2013 10:57 pm

    Farming (Cause & Effect)

    Farming is important for our lives. However, today, farm community is facing problems. Precisely, farming villages are shorthand these days. This is because young people are likely to get a job not in farm community but at big company in the city. Also, farming does not guarantee as much money as most jobs in city areas. Also, it brings irregular annual income because it mainly depends on climate elements like temperature, precipitation, and so on. Therefore, young generation tend to travel to city areas. This result in high population of old people in farm community. Recently, this phenomenon is accelerating further. Although, farming is hard works, it is essential for us to live our lives. We must have interest and concern about farming.

  40. Julie (C2) permalink
    March 22, 2013 11:05 pm

    Yellow Dust

    Almost everyone has an experience inviting friends or guests to their own’s house. Maybe it was an enjoyable experience to you. However, how do you feel if an unwelcome guest visits you? It would be an unhappy experience. An uninvited guest visits us this spring without fail. That is called yellow dust. Yellow dust gives us illness when we are carelessly enjoying beautiful spring. But still there are three ways to protect from the yellow dust. If we follow these rules, we can take care of ourselves against this unwelcome guest.

  41. Avec des Fries - C2 permalink
    March 22, 2013 11:23 pm

    Go Back to School – Comparison

    It’s already 4th week of march, maybe we are getting adapted to school.
    Looking around our campus for a minute, we can find different attitudes towards shool life among students.

    There are some students who look so happy and excited about their new surroundings.
    It seems that campus is full of hope and enjoy, looking at them.
    They are curious about all of school and looking forward to meet new friends.
    They often say “Long time no see friends,I wanted to meet you during the vacation and I am so happy to see you!”

    In contrast, we can also find some students who look so stressed about getting a job and worried about their future. They seldom talk positively about their daily life, and there’s not enough time to get familiar with new friends. It seems that campus is cheerless and gloomy.
    They usually complain school life, saying “I don’t have any interst in my school and I am so nervous about getting a job”

    What do you think about these telling ?… How are your feeling about school life? happy or stressed?

  42. Chiodos(T) permalink
    March 23, 2013 1:38 am

    Cherry Blossom – Narrative

    What makes Kyung Hee university students more lonelier than ever especially in spring? Every spring time, it’s not so difficult to find new couples. They are everywhere I go, eat or take a class. I would like to call this trend of making new boyfriend or girlfriend, a “Cherry blossom effect”. Spring is the perfect weather for picnic, with the perfect scenery of cherry blossom. No one would want to spend this perfect season of the year with their friends, when every couples are enjoying the moods that cherry blossom have made. However this so called “Cherry blossom effect” ends quickly as the flowers fall off. As spring fades out and summer fades in, most couples broke up by different reason. It seems like cherry blossom have close relation to one’s emotion or mind as a whole.

    • choco(T) permalink
      March 23, 2013 4:15 pm

      I think so too. What is season now effects one person’s emotion really. Winter season is also boom season of couples.

  43. Dreamcatcher C2 permalink
    March 23, 2013 3:16 am

    Have you ever frowned on the people buying some candies wrapped in pretty flowers? Or have you just ignored ‘the day’? Many people nowadays hate special events such as White Day, thinking that it is just a sly marketing strategy planned by sweets selling companies. Although the day actually forces many people to buy candies, White Day surely has much positive effects in our lives that we think. To mention it, it inspires a short vitality to the boring routine of our life, it gives the fun of give and take, and we can get a lot of benefits through events related to the day.

    • Dreamcatcher C2 permalink
      March 23, 2013 3:20 am

      sorry, this is an introduction of an argumentative essay! I hope you havent got up yet, professor Conor.. lol

      • March 23, 2013 10:19 am

        At 3.20am? Well actually I have, but don’t worry I won’t count it 😉

  44. Amy(C1) permalink
    March 23, 2013 12:53 pm

    6. Farming – narrative

    Apple, Garlic, Potato. What do you think something in common among these three things? They’re all food? Yes, but they’re all crops that my father starts to grow in spring season. Spring is the most important season in a year to farmer. If they cultivated properly in this season, they could be gather in great crops in fall. When I was young, I saw every my father’s farming and I helped his work. I’m going to talk about what is proper cultivation when we grow apples, garlics and potatoes.

  45. choco(T) permalink
    March 23, 2013 4:09 pm

    white day -narrative

    A few days ago, I could see many couples walking affectionately with cake or candy in campus and everywhere. Yes, special day came. Although I thought that White day is only made for commercial purpose, I can not help expecting something romantic event which make me feel love from my lover. On the day, I didn’t expect big surprise or big present because today is not our anniversary. I thought that It is enough to be given something exposed his mind to me even if it will be a small candy. However on the day, I had to change my thought for this kind of couple’s day. I realized that this sort of days as significant as their days and one side of couple’s absentmindedness can make the other side of couple upset. I think White day is situated as a moment for checking their love.

    • Micheal(T) permalink
      March 24, 2013 2:16 pm

      ((And, I am one of the upset guys…^^)

  46. Emily Jeong permalink
    March 23, 2013 8:19 pm

    CR2 (Todd)
    In Korea at the end of March, most people think of beautiful things because spring weather is very warm and nice. however unwelcome guest visits us. It called yellow dust. A yellow dust blowing from mainland China. People suffering from yellow dust seriously. It’s causing air pollution, car washing and many diseases.
    for example, eye, nose, lungs etc.. and I finally had a cold now.

    • Emily Jeong permalink
      March 23, 2013 8:22 pm

      sorry I can’t write topic. my topic is

      • Emily Jeong permalink
        March 23, 2013 8:24 pm

        yellow dust

    • Micheal(T) permalink
      March 24, 2013 2:12 pm

      Sorry to hear that! I hope you`ll get well soon^^
      Bad yellow dust! I think we should do some ways to resolve this problem!

  47. Micheal(T) permalink
    March 24, 2013 2:06 pm

    Yellow dust – cause&effect + . . .

    Which season do you like the most? Many people might say that they love spring because of warmer temperature and beautiful flowers. But, I don`t think so. I think spring is the worst season because yellow dust called ‘Asia dust’ occurs on springs. The yellow dust has arisen from March to May. While the yellow dust has lasted for 3 months, it could cause desertification, diverse disease, and machine malfunction.

    • Micheal(T) permalink
      March 24, 2013 2:07 pm


  48. Betty(CR2-Todd) permalink
    April 1, 2013 11:05 am

    What comes to your mind when you think of spring? You may think of warm and nice things such as picnic, cherry blossoms, back to shcool and meet friends. However, unfortunately, there are not always good things in spring. We have an unwelcome guest called yellow dust every spring. Yellow dust is a kind of sand storm which comes from China. It gives people harm in many ways. Here are three bad effects of yellow dust – air polution, disturbing growing of plants and causing disorder of airplane or car.

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