#Read3 + The Week Ahead: July 21, 2013

About a week and a half left until the month of July comes to a close. I don’t know about you but I want it to be August already for many reasons. That being said, here are this Sunday’s #Read3 and what I can expect for this week.


  1. A quick primer on semicolons – Semicolons are oft-misunderstood and underappreciated. I have shared those sentiments as well. This post from PR Daily shows us how to properly use semicolons and in the different contexts involved. I know I’ll start using it more.
  2. Why are Korean Names Two Syllables? – This week, I discovered the Ask a Korean! blog, which is run by an unknown author who is based in Washington, D.C. This post, in particular, explores why Korean names tend to be two syllables long. My Korean name, which also doubles as my middle name, is Seunghwan (as is listed in my birth certificate). As to what the name means is beyond me although I’m sure someone knows. I’ve been too lazy to find out but I will look into it eventually.
  3. Your Career and You: Summer Doldrum Defense – Kirk Hazlett (APR, Fellow PRSA) encourages communications professionals to keep their minds active by reading and writing over the summer. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a current student taking the summer off, this post is for you.

Any suggestions for next week’s #Read3? Submit your picks by commenting below anytime during the week or tweet me at @SimonOh.

This Week

  • National Ice Cream Day – It’s today! Run out to your local ice cream parlor and get yourself one. It’s hot across the country so the time is right for it anyway.
  • End of AmeriCorps – In election night terms, I can project that I will complete the 1700 hours required for my service term at noon ET on Saturday. Barring any unforeseen circumstances before then, I will have completed those hours with only four days left to spare of the 2012-2013 service term.
  • Job hunt – It’s (still) an ongoing process that has the potential to end very soon…or at least I can hope. If not, the search continues until it is finally over, no matter how long it takes. I’m still going at it with an optimistic mindset.