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The fear that my sensibility is dull, inferior, is probably justified; but I am not stupid, if I am ignorant in many ways. It is important for me to do a small number of things well, rather than a wide number sketchily. That much of the perfectionist is still with me. In this daily game of choice and sacrifice, one needs a sure eye for the superfluous. It changes every day, too. Some days the moon is superfluous, some days, most emphatically not.
—  Sylvia Plath, from a journal entry
있잖아... You know!

My favourite Korean grammar pattern is ~잖다. It basically means “you know” or “remember that.” It comes at the end of a statement that you know the other person/people already knows, and you’re just reminding them of it. It’s not necessarily informal (at least not if you add the ~요 at the end) but I would advise you not to say it to your boss.

내일은 내 생일이잖아! – (You know that) tomorrow is my birthday!
언니는 아직 안 졸업했잖아요. – (You know that) she hasn’t graduated yet.
비가 많이 왔잖아요. – (You know that) it rained a lot.
술을 잘 못 마시잖아. – (You know that) I can’t drink alcohol well.

I find that ~잖다 is most often used when gently chastising your friends for forgetting something. ;)

저: 와, 오빠의 한국어는 최고! 
친구: 당연하지! 내가 한국인이잖아. ㅋㅋㅋ

*Also: 있잖아 is a common filler word when you’re thinking of what to say next. It’s like when you say “Y’know, blah blah blah” at the beginning of your sentence; it’s not necessary and it doesn’t really indicate that what you’re about to say is something they already know. It’s just a filler word.

When Guardiola arrived at Barcelona, the technical reports recommended that, because of the disbanding of the C team following Barcelona B’s relegation, Pedro return home to Tenerife, where his father pumps petrol at the forecourt he built with his own hands. But Guardiola wanted a winger and Pedro was the one. Together they won promotion with Barça B.

Guardiola was promoted to the first team. Pedro and Sergio Busquets joined him. Pedro played 14 games in the first division and 27 in the second in 2008-09. He spent the week training with the first team only to play with the second team. “I was unfair on him and yet he never complains,” Guardiola said. “He scores for the B and comes back on Monday, happy as anything. He is a role model, a great. He always exceeds expectations.

And yet those expectations remained surprisingly low. While Catalonia might be talking seriously about Pedro, it can feel as though few others are. Beyond Barcelona there is still an assumption that he is one of few players in the Barça team who is not really that good. Pedro denies it publicly, but others insist that during the clásico Cristiano Ronaldo looked at him and said: “And who are you?” Even if the story is apocryphal – and it may be – it says something.

It is the dynamism, intelligence and solidarity that most pleased Guardiola. Pedro chases down defenders, forces mistakes, wins the ball – and rarely loses it. That pressure pulls the whole team forward: the coach describes him as “contagious”. Pedro, says Guardiola, is “the image of the team”. (x) Sid Lowe, 2011

Here we are 20 trophies after and he’s off to a new chapter of his career. It has been a joy having Pedro play for Barcelona. One of the most hard-working, dedicated and humble players I’ve ever had the privilege to watch. His last-minute winners stay with us as a reminder of his true greatness. Pedro leaves as a legend, one of the greats of Barcelona. #GràciesPedro

  • Akashi:I have a small face and actually look like a baby.
  • Aomine:Oh, I can see that. You're Satan's baby, that's why.
  • Akashi:...
  • Aomine:...
  • Akashi:... What?
  • Aomine:I said, you just noticed that? Geez, start looking at the mirror, will you?
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Young Soul who is first learning about using his weapon abilities and understanding the whole meister/weapon thing.
Young Soul who goes to Tsubaki to understand the whole being a weapon thing since she’s known it her whole life.
Young Soul who listens to Tsubaki talk about weapon problems that he’s beginning to understand.

Tsubaki who mediates between Soul and Maka as they all grow up together.

Basically Soul grows up in Death City after being admitted into DWMA with Tsubaki as his big sister.

/Big sister Tsubaki and little brother Soul Eater Evans/