24th September 2017
The world did not end yesterday, and here we are today.
What I thought was a bad day was surpassed by a worse day, and another, and another… I lost count over the years. I am now content that I have yet to see the worst day. For just a split second, I was tempted to wish it was really the end – an abrupt before you know what hit you, it ended kind of finale on 23rd September 2017. And then the television had ‘Uncontrollably Fond’ on. We know from the first episode that Shin Joon Young who is at his peak was told that he had three months to live. Joon Young chose to be positive about it and strive to love the people who are afraid to love him back.
Now I think I can come to terms with more bad days because until I see the worst, it is only a bad day.
But no one told me that each episode was more heartbreaking than the previous one – not your common lump in the throat, but the less than subtle sharp pang stabbing straight into your heart.
I was left in a state of melancholy when I realised that shortly after his lead role as Joon Young, Kim Woo Bin also became seriously ill.
Mr Kim Woo Bin: May the Lord watch over you. Get well soon. Waiting.
13th August 2017
Happy 5th Anniversary! It was five years ago on this day, 13th August that Faith was broadcast for the first time.
Thank you for your requests to read the English translation of the the book.
I have already run it 3 times on two different blogs for readers from different countries. I regret that I will not be posting another rerun unless a substantial number of readers has again arisen, which I do not expect as most have moved on. The author herself has expressed that she would not be finishing the story, originally slated for 4 volumes or books – see the post ‘A Plea’.
Then again, this is not the only site that offers a translation, though this may be the only one done almost line by line in English prose. That is to say, here, what readers read was the English version of the complete Book One, not a translation in excerpts.
Interested readers can leave a post on this blog beginning now and sign up to follow. I will then leave it to the law of demand and supply to decide if a 4th and final run will be posted. And that depends on whether readers can follow the rules. It has been five years nevertheless.
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Earlier in September 2016 – Reply posted by the author Song Ji Na on 27th July 2016
(translated into English from WaterWeed’s work)
Click “A Plea” to read the post.
Upon reading Ms Song’s plea, I lost the motivation to continue with Book Two and part of Book Three. Yes, Ms Song uploaded a few pages of Book Three and then she stopped writing the book altogether.
Earlier in May 2016 …
I hope you have enjoyed reading Faith Book I with me in English. Until we meet again, friends. Keep in touch.
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