a year

tbh???? it’s Fucked Up that we live in a country where proponents of so-called “family values” have zero problem with families watching baseball games together during which there are commercials for cialis and viagra that advise us to “seek medical attention for an erection lasting more than four hours,” but think the entire goddamn world is gonna burn to the ground if women have discreet access to crucial medical support for the myriad of issues that come with being a person with a particular reproductive system, or that their shitty kids will somehow be bothered if two people of the same gender decide they’re in love and want to be married. how do you sleep at night knowing the people you stand with are willing to financially support the functional arousal of old rich dudes and don’t remotely care about rape victims who need medical care or grieving people who, because of paperwork, are not able to spend their partners’ last moments together with them? this is why i have no patience or sympathy for republicans. maybe at one time the GOP stood for something worth preserving but at this point if you’re a republican it’s bc you’re a racist, misogynistic, homophobic white supremacist piece of shit, and i have less than zero interest in “coming together as one country” with you

Fifty Six. -Graduation Speech April 11, 2012-

Honorable guests, all mothers, dear teachers and fellow student, good evening. We gather here to day to honor friendship, sisterhood and a sacred bond that has been formed through out the years. We are here to graduate as  class of two thousand and twelve. Spending almost half our lifetimes together, it is now time for out paths to part. Through out our journey, we’ve had the ups and downs, the good and the bad, the happy and the sad. But we always new that we had each other, that friendship is always there to fall back on when times got rough. 

We got used to this place, our laughter filled it’s hallways and our dreams hung up high on it’s walls. It’s true what they say, that your school is your second home. Because from the moment you walk into this place, you feel like you’ve always belonged. To me, a senior student who has spent almost eight years in this school, I can see a memory in every corner. I grew up here, and this school will forever be called home. 

Our teachers became our family, because that’s what they really are. They were with us every step of the way. They watched us grow, they shared our laughter and they also shared our tears. So to my teachers, I love you. You have been my heroes, since the moment I stepped into this school. We can never repay you for the effort you have put into teaching us, but we hope that one day, when you see us in the future, you’ll think; ahh this girl was my student. Each and every one of you has left a mark in our hearts, a mark that can never be erased. 

Mom.. Hi, it’s me, your little girl all grown up. I’m graduating from high school. Even I can’t believe it. You have always been the sun in my dark days, my north star to guide me when I’m lost. I cannot express my gratitude for all the sport you have given me and my debt to you can never be repaid. I love you, with all my heart. And I thank you for all that you have given me, every word, every advice and every hug, thank you. I hope that one day you’ll  be half as proud of me as I am of you. 

And last but not least, to my friends, my companions; no, to my sisters. I have no words for what I feel right now, because I can’t believe that this day has finally come. The day that we’ve always waited for, yet the day that we’ve always feared. Because this is the day that everything gets real, we’re graduating. This time, next year, we’ll probably be in different places. We’ll have different lives. But you know what? You guys are the greatest thing that ever happened to me and I was honored to fight my battles with you. Because I cannot imagine being me, without you guys. People tell me that one day, we’ll see each other, wave hello and wish we’d never said goodbye. But I promise you, this is not goodbye. A friendship like this does not end, a friendship like this lasts forever. I love you girls, from the bottom of my heart. 

As my speech comes to an end, I realize that the memories I have cannot be put into simple words. But I bet that each and everyone of you knows exactly how I feel. Because we’ve been through all of this together, and as cheesy as this may sound, we’re one heart divided into twenty seven bodies. They say that moving on is simple, it’s what you leave behind that’s hard. I cannot imagine leaving all of this behind and I cannot imagine walking into a classroom where you guys are not my classmates. But I know that the memory of you guys will comfort me wherever I am. So, class of twenty-twelve, we will be remembered. Congratulations, we’ve made it. 

Noun~씩 = Every, each, a, per (suffix) 

조금씩 = little by little
이만큼씩 = about this much each time
하나씩 = one by one
하루에 한 번씩 = once a day
한 번에 한 명씩 = one person at a time

날마다 10km씩 걸어요. = I walk ten kilometers a day.
한 사람한테 하나씩 주세요. = Please give one of each to one person.
하루에 2시간씩 운동해요. = I exercise two hours a day.
일년에 책을 10권씩 읽어요. = I read ten books per year.