oh well well well, time sure flies past when you’re having fun
November was a great month for me! I’ve never actually remembered a time in my life where I had truly enjoyed life even under the heavy burden of school projects. I made a lot of new friends, and became closer to existing ones, experienced whole new things, hung out with my old friends a lot, watched awesome movies and the fact that I was able to make through half the semester without my close friends around seemed like an achievement. To be honest, I thought I would never cope with the workload this sem and flunk my modules but I’ve been blessed with new group of friends who have been so helpful and kind towards me. My school life had been sort of stable till now. Socializing with a group of strange faces was just not my forte, but I’m glad I was able to overcome that barrier
I’m especially grateful to my friend (who I shall not name here haha) who had been annoying me all throughout this semester and just being there,… well just because he was the only person I knew in my new class haha
But really, thanks a lot friend, still appreciating your existence, that’s something lol
Not to forget I’ve been surviving past few weeks on 3-4 hours of sleep so I deserve much credit.
You see those eye bags? Yeah now you know
Putting school stuff aside, I officially kick-started my writing career as a writer for Hallyu Magazine, braving my worst fears which was quite unnecessary. What fears, you may ask. My unskilled English, that is, because my foundation on grammar is still as weak as ever and my knowledge of vocabulary is painfully limited. There’s so much better young writers out there, and I was afraid of being overwhelmed by that. But I figured, it doesn’t hurt to try, and I’m not that unqualified (if not I wouldn’t even be in this course of study).
Afterwards, I realized I’ve been belittling myself too much while looking back on myself. It’s good to be humble, but not to the point of underestimating yourself. Not daring to try out, means you’ll never know what you’ll be capable of or even be able to improve/move on from your current position. I’ve never grasp the art of balancing that kind of mentality, to really appreciate the skills that I have right now and not to be too proud of it. Reflecting upon myself had been a habitual practice throughout November and it had been a momentum for me to push my strengths further beyond my comfort zone. I feel like I had mentally ‘grown up’ a bit this period of time, and I’m not that same whiny little girl I remember back then.
ok, maybe I still am a little, only sometimes but that’s not the point, everyone whines occasionally
The point is, that everyone has a certain point of time in their lives where they start to realize things and grow up, and this year November had been that milestone to mark that point of my life. I’ve started brooding on really frivolous stuffs (is this like part of growing up or is it just me) these days and sometimes it really drives me crazy to the edge due to my tendency of getting immersed into emotions. Then, like the next day? I’ll be totally fine and stuff. Okay, this blog post is getting into some rant + reflective essay assignment. How dull of me.
Now for something colorful~
Okay, I apologize for the lousy quality but that’s all I’ve got for you so suck it up
haha nah I’m kidding, I’ll bring back really good pictures next time (sorry these days I’m watching too much pewdiepie videos and my sense of humor is getting a bit out of hand haha)
This was my second time trying out a parfait at Nana’s green tea, but this time a chocolate gâteau parfait! A dollop of cream, vanilla ice cream and a slice of chocolate cake plonked on top of all! Such magnificent desserts never go eaten without a picture, even if the quality happens to be sucky haha If you ask me, I kinda prefer the macha flavored one to this, because chocolate flavor alone is quite sweet enough and this was a bit too much for me, but I savored it all the same hehe parfaits for the world!
The ambience was a lot more sweeter haha because I shared it with a friend of mine who’s a guy but still, it’s a rare experience (I sincerely hope he’s not reading this, but if you are, THANKS FOR THE EXPERIENCE)
You can see how I motivate myself these days haha
Recently, I’ve also been habitually studying out at nearby cafes and it’s half good, half bad. It’s good because I like studying at places with great ambience accompanied by my usual chilly ice-blended mocha frappe. It’s also bad because drinks don’t come for free and they are super pricey. I’ve been overspending my budget even though my mom increased my weekly allowance. I’m such a bad daughter oh god From now onwards, I’m really going to monitor my spendings strictly and try to start saving up
And my hair grew longer, it’s reaching my back now! Thinking of trying out new styles with my long hair rather snipping to my usual bob hairstyle after growing my hair. Perhaps another hair color, or even a digital perm? I can’t wait to try out I really love changing my style because I get to be a whole new different person and it’s always fun to try them out hehe
The next few photos are from the most recent event I attended at UWC, CultuRama! (which actually means a panorama of culture, explained by the host haha) I regret not snapping photos of the food I’ve tried out there, because I was simply too busy pigging out at the food counters as usual lol I tried out a wide array of good nosh from different cultures from Korea to Denmark to Eurasian to Vietnamese and so much more!
French Madeleines, Denmark meatballs, Vietnamese rolls and the Korean sweet sauce chicken were all to die for. Even better, they were cooked by the native people themselves who, I assume, are the parents of the foreign students there. There were more, but these are just the highlights Of course, I didn’t just gobbled them down because it was more like finger food tasting at the cultural festival but it was good enough to be my dinner for that day haha I kept coming back for the rolls and I was quite determined (when it comes to food lol). Because all the girls at UWC were all slim and fit bodies, and jaw-dropping beautiful moreover, so I couldn’t bear to eat too much in front of them
The performances were simply marvelous, I could see that students and teachers have put in a lot of effort into the various range of dances from different countries – the traditional Korean fan dance (bu-chae-chum), belly-dancing from India and a lot more! It was really fun and cool to be in an international school, even for a while
Now that December is finally here… that means
MY BIRTHDAY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER *THROWS CONFETTI*
I love my birthday, because it’s near Christmas which calls for double celebration and even more confetti! *throws more* okay okay I’ll stop being lame
Although my birthday is on December , I celebrated it early with fellow December babies at my church because I won’t be in Singapore during my actual birthday. Look at dat cake, I missed cake so much Oh, for the other picture I snapped,I found two of my sunday pre-school kids getting cozy at the corner over a smartphone game and they were so cute haha they even posed still to let me take a picture! Perks of being a teacher haha
Kids these days… they start out so young. And then, there’s me *cue tears*
Okay okay enough with the sentimentality, time to make an important announcement *cough cough*
This december I am heading back to Korea!!! after like two years since the last time I travelled back to my homeland, which means I’ll get to see snow, in Christmas!!!!! I feel quite fortunate because this year, the snow came a lot faster in Korea despite being only december thus I was really happy hehe it’s only sixteen days left to my trip and I’m just just just just just so fureeakin. thrilled. to the core. of my bones. I’ve start planning for the trip so that I can venture around the city without getting my mom to tow me along wherever she goes. I’ve decided to be more daring and adventurous so that I can make this trip a memorable one! Thank God I’m a Korean and I can ask for directions if I get lost a haha oh the irony. I can’t wait to visit my relatives and cousins and see my friends in Korea! It’ll be so surreal roaming around the strange but beautiful city streets, trying out yummy foods and experiencing the brutal cold weather for a change too hehe
Thus, I started my sixteen-days-diet for my Korea trip so I can look and feel good when I’m there. God knows how small and insignificant I felt when I was walking around the streets in Korea where everyone is just pretty and good looking beyond words. In fact, I thought I stood out among the crowd for looking less than ordinary haiz *ouch*
Once bitten, twice shy. I’m not gonna make the same mistake this time!!!
I really hope I can make it out alive. And just FYI, I ate a banana and five oranges for my dinner.. and I really don’t know what to feel about this. But this diet, I’m really determined so I believe I can make this achievement a reality rather than a dream GANBATTEEE HWAITINNGG AHHH SPARTAA
(Okay, as I’m writing this, my dad’s eating ramen and my mom was so nice to just tell him to come out from the room rather than telling to eat his ramen but the damage is done the SMELL IS PERVADING EVERYWHERE my self-control is tested to the limits already.)
I guess this is it. November had passed just like that, and 2014 is just around the corner. I’m going to try turning into a new leaf with a fresh start, and my diet is the first step to that haha
So what are your resolutions for 2014?