Monday, 23 February 2015

starting over

i don't remember what brought me back to Hwey's blog but i know that she should continue writing. shes's such a great writer; witty and rather profound.

i also managed to revisit a few other friends' blogs but found them to be locked up and required permission to read them. i guess that's because we've entered corporate life and the personal brand is so much more relevant now.

interesting.

it's been so long since i really wrote anything of essence. the many posts before this were just a means to an end until i got so busy i couldn't complete the tasks in a timely manner. the paid posts did provide a decent source of side income. i miss it now. hah.

i don't plan to deactivate my blog or keep it hidden (i hope i'm making the right decision). it's such a big part of me while growing up. i wrote a tonne of crap here. when i revisit my older posts, i cringe and slap myself on the forehead. sometimes i crack up and say to myself, ohmaigawd, i'm quite funny ah.. 

i can also tell how much i've changed from that hormonal 16, 17 year old to the 26-year old i am today -- still as detailed, but a little more wiser and calmer.

i should probably continue this blog thing. good place to record my life story, no?

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Kopi. Coffee. Co-heee

Several months back, B & I picked up the coffee culture here since so many coffee shops / coffee bars have mushroomed in KL/PJ.

I suppose it started when B constantly got his daily coffee at Starbucks.

These places are expensive but somehow I don't mind spending that kind of money on refillable tea, a nice environment, and delicious cakes. *cha-ching*

We have a handful of favourites: Whisk Outpost, One U (For him: The cold brew; for me: the toasted bagel), Rekindle, SS2 (For him: Coffee lah; for me: Red Velvet cake), Starbucks (For him: Coffee, in general; for me: Green Tea Latte).

Shoulda went for that barista class when we had the chance to lahh aiya..


Monday, 23 December 2013

Korean Level 1. Complete.

I finished my last Korean class. Already. So the fast.

Now I'd like to sign up for Level 2, but where..?!

KLH has been okay. The instructor is native Korean and goes through the syllabus well. But she appears unapproachable and her teaching style reminds me of our local schools. On the contrary, I've heard from a fellow classmate that has a friend learning Korean at Ringo, that the style of teaching there is different. Their instructor, also a native Korean, but has been living in Malaysia for years now, encourages everyone to speak in class. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Very different than KLH!

Anyway, that's what I heard. I just need to get in touch with Ringo to find out more. And collect my Level 1 certificate from KLH.. only on Wednesdays.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

저는 Dengsie입니다.

안녕하세요!
저는 Dengsie입니다.
저는 KLH에서 한국어를 배우입니다.

It's been interesting and confusing learning Korean. The particles that you use to identify topic, subjects, and verbs are a little overwhelming at the moment. I currently have no one to practice with. Which sucks. So maybe r/korean would help.

I currently try to catch grammar and words from Korean variety shows. But they use informal forms of Korean since they know each other well in the show.. so that's one challenge.


Thursday, 31 October 2013

Time to unleash my thoughts.. again.

Ever since I started working full-time, I've given myself excuses for not updating my blog. I never had time; working overtime and clearing work was just my priority.

Until B joined us.

I had regular lunch hours and got to go home on time. But not without the stress and frustration (because I kept asking for 10 minutes). Anyhow, I started letting go of work; whenever I got home, it was just to relax and catch up with personal emails and reading fun stuff. No more bringing work home. I just completely shut work out.

This arrangement has been nice.

Until my department moved to another office. My habit of having irregular lunch hours, working through lunch, or not eating at all came back. I now stock cup noodles and cereal in my drawer for times like these.

You'd think the relatively cheap food in the cafeteria would motivate me to have my meals there..

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Life long learning

I recently bought a Groupon for a Level 1 Korean Lanugage class with KLH in Kota Damansara.

B hopes that I will take it as personal development to master the language and get certified or tested for my proficiency. Basically, work towards a goal because we both know I've don't currently have any goals in life except to be a loving wife and mother (and tai tai). Hurhurhur..

B and I, we're getting married, by the way. :) I shall leave that for another time.

Anyway, speaking of life long learning, I need to enroll in more Coursera courses. I've already un-enrolled for 2 courses (which I regret), I can't un-enroll for another. So I picked something relatively interesting to me, Physics!

'How Things Work 1' offered by the Univeristy of Virginia will be a refresher Physics class for me. I've returned so much Physics knowledge to Pn Rani. Classes start January 2014.

I WILL NOT UN-ENROLL!!