Me again. I just wanted to mention how I spent my first Thanksgiving here in the US. Just to refresh, I came from Korea to JFK to DTW on 21/22 Aug and it is currently my winter break. I went to New York City during the Thanksgiving break and it was such a lovely getaway escape from the damn college town. I had never felt so imprisoned like I was in KL. I felt stuffy and fed up there at times but this time, it was different because school just shove you with so many things to do that I felt stuffy and sick of the place and I knew how I felt but it was just always at the back of my mind.
I really like this break and I never want it to end. In fact, I’m scared for it to end. It means that it’s getting nearer to my studies and the torturous study sessions with the painful headaches and unhealthy eating habits. It’s so hard and I just wish that I had a hold of my life more.
P.s. 나 요즘에 황금빛 내인생 보는데 진짜진짜 재밌어 ㅠㅠㅠ 어제 아침5시까지 보면서 펑펑 울었다 ㅠㅠㅠ
P.s. I figured the happiest way to spend money is buying things for other people. There are more options to buy things here so it’s easier to find out what people would like for sure! I love that fact and I can’t wait to work more to use that money to buy people things!!!!! I work at the dining hall so yup.
It’s almost Christmas and during the time that had passed, many things happened. I felt like I’m growing a lot and I can’t say that it has been the best but I’m trying.
I didn’t expect it to be this different coming here, which my friends think is a stupid thought just because US is so far and big but I don’t know. I still didn’t think I would feel such a culture shock. People’s mindset, talking manner, clothing style, actions all portray their culture that is so different from what I thought it would be. I guess media is really a a fake messenger.
I feel that my English is extremely not up-to-par either but I’m confident that will improve. I love the standard of teaching at my school, especially for foreign languages and the opportunities they have here. I absolutely love learning different languages as new linguistic systems with separate syntax, grammar and style fascinate me. I feel like language can sometimes be seen as a unique path of view towards learning a country’s culture.
I really don’t know what the future holds for me and I want to be optimistic but it’s really hard when you feel a lot of pressure. Pretty damn difficult. Job search is a scary painful process that literally makes my heart want to jump out of my chest knowing the stakes yet, exposing myself to how competitive it is especially here at my school.
I want to share more but I’m slightly afraid of how much to share. Let’s stop here and I’ll talk soon.
Lots of love.
Ugh. Time is passing so so fast. I’m at home in Kuching with my family and soon I have to go back to KL for college. I really liked this holiday except for the fact that i think my parents are spoiling me wayyy too much especially since it’s almost my last holiday before I leave for the States. I booked my flight ticket but I’m worried about my visa which the form still hasnt arrived yet. I just ordered new glasses and I’m meeting my a level friends on thursday after their exam. It’s been so long since I’ve seen them and it’s weird because I’m only seeing them for the first time 10+ days after I come to kuching? I dont know, feels weird. I just taught my sis some maths before her re-test because she failed her actual exam. I read some stuff about biology before my next semester starts and also I’m planning on sticking with Speech for next semester. I hate making the video part and all the other effort I have to put in making my speeches but I need 3 more credits??? Also, I’m going to work at Boost when the semester starts. I hope this all goes well lol. It’s my last semester so betta make the best out of it. + I’m gonna make a list of what I’ll need in the States when I transfer so that’ll be my next post.
Anyways, I don’t get the point. Like ugh. What’s all this. So much time passing and I feel like I’m barely enjoying anything. I want to be with my family until I get really sick of them again but do that without getting so spoiled because I feel so bad that my parents are spending sooo much that I’m here. When I’m in the States, they’re going to have to spend more on me anyway. Gah i dont know. Everything hurts and is annoying and I’m getting fat.
Hiiiii it’s been over a year since I’ve written on this blog. This feels so refreshing; writing after so long and rereading my old posts. I almost cant believe how easily I came back to my blog after all this while. A quick update + my perspectives on certain issues I’m into is on the wayyy.
So, I’m in my fourth semester in ADP right now and I’m taking Cross-cultural Communication, French for Culture and Communication 1, General Psychology and Statistics for Business. I’m a vice president for Gravitas, the student union for the ADP community, and I’m an active member in the TUSO fam as a violinist! An upcoming concert: Triplet Concert is on May 6th where we’re collaborating with Sunway Uni and Monash Uni + some SPO people. Got vip tickets for ma famille yays.
I really do feel like I’ve gotten a stronger grip around my life compared to the last year, 2016. It took a while for me to realize how my life was going in a haywire crazy all-over-the-place direction with my physical health, mental health + emotional crashes, sleep, time management, stress stress stress, homesickness, friendship. In fact, I actually sought professional help at a hospital and fortunately, my parents ended up supporting me after some time of adjusting and we’ve grown closer imo 🙂
Its the first day of CNY here! Happy Lunar New Year to all the peeps celebrating. This was my first time being without my family for cny but also it was my first time being away from Sarawak and all the fireworks, good Chinese food, interaction with everyone and i cannot forget: ang paos.
I went to climb Broga Hill with 2 friends at 4am. It all started the day before (Sunday) when my friend picked me up at 2pm to go KLCC. From there, we walked around and had some fun around that area as well as going to Pavilion, Sungei Wang and Fahrenheit. We then headed to an area near Shah Alam for fun at night, just to kill time. We ate and walked around the night market then headed to the petrol station where we changed and slept in the car for an hour or so. 3am and we were off to the hill.
The first leg of the hike was sooo difficult and arduous; i panted and heaved, like my heart had a problem. i never felt that weak and tired before. But i pushed harder and kept going. Woo that was definitely a new experience for me. Anyway, the second and third parts were not as hard as the first part, phew. We stayed at the 3rd point- we didnt go to the top… well because i just didnt want to. We waited and waited for hours for the sun. It wAS so cold.
IT WAS AMAZING. WOW. the view was spectacular and breathtaking. The view was sweet and i could feel the pain and tiredness from just before fading away to a distant memory lost somewhere in the back of my mind. It was so worth it. I dont know whether i would like to go back and go through the tough hike again… but i enjoyed this trip nonetheless.
We ate brekkie at Cheras area; i ate Roti Canai and my friends ate Nasi Lemak. We then headed to one of my friends’ house to chill and charge our phones and brains as we desperately needed rest. I slept so ‘tiredly’ as my head and body ached a little. I was so dead tired and my phone was 7% batt so we both charged up during the short stay at her house. We then ate lunch before heading out again to Midvalley this time!
I know… pretty crazy…
We parked at a convenient parking lot and then sat on the KTM which took us to Midvalley. I ate snacks and drank green tea latte as we walked around, exploring and window-shopping. We spent most of our time at Muji (GAH i love Muji). I bought contact lens solution from Watsons and then we were on our way back.
It was around 7pm when i arrived at my place. I said goodbye as they left. What a memorable trip. I spent around 30 hours together with them. What a way to spend cny day 1!
im dead tired. i need sleep. my body hurts. but i wouldnt have wanted to spend that time doing anything else.
here it is again, another year, another set of resolutions…
- experience! say yes! try new things even if you’re not really comfortable with it because who knows, great things are bound to happen more when you step out of your comfort zone.
- lets read more! im trying to read at least 1 book a month. i might read 3 books on March then not read anything until November, which is something i want to start avoiding by 2016…i want consistency!
- a cleaner diet!! please!! i’ve been binging since forever, been sleeping at 2am everyday and barely workout anymore! 😥 I needa start eating healthy but delicious food! i know i can find some good healthy food if i look hard enough for it. and this isnt a resolution so its not going to be the next point.. but rather a goal. I want to workout A LOT more and try to mix cardio and strength training.
Someone i kinda adore said this on a vid about how she got into better shape: take food more seriously, get a trainer, workout A LOT and eat healthy food most of the time.
A week from now, i will be moving away from my city to start uni/college. Wooohhh its so so close. I am nervous esp with things like doing the laundry, cleaning and washing dishes EVERY SINGLE DAY OF MY LIFE omg ugh… but what i am excited about right now is the packing! i love packing and cleaning out things although it does make my eyes itch and make me sneeze like a hundred times!!
I will be making a post about my new year resolutions for 2016 soon! it feels like its getting shorter every year HAHAH 🙂
so for now, ciao! x