A Quick Catch Up

Last year I got my college degree, and went to Taiwan to learn Chinese language. The reason why I chose Taiwan over China was because the traditional writings make more sense to me than the new, simplified characters. Fast forward 5 months and I decided to finish my language learning early and go back to my home country. In the duration between me coming back and now, I traveled to 2 countries, the first was to Japan with my sister (a great experience, since I never went abroad alone with my young sis…), and the second with my big family (really big, 20+ people going for a vacation together).

As of now I’m preparing for my next departure to Taiwan, this time to earn my Master. 👓

I suddenly have a lot of spare time, so I’m filling my time with doing a side job designing a coffee shop for my relative, learning Japanese / Dutch / German, learning to use Blender, and read books.

I know that I’m not a kid anymore, and a lot of this spare time (although not ideal for a girl my age…) also allow me to think about my life, my decisions, and my plan for the future. Now I realized it sucks to make all the decisions by myself and not depend on my parents! 😢 (I guess I’m TOO dependent before this)

However, I know that all of this should not let me down, I have to have a good grip on my life, face everyday with a good spirit!

P.S.: I recently learned that I like to know A LOT OF THINGS, which means I really like learning things.

Ukulele

Last time I went to Taiwan someone introduced me to this little instrument: Ukulele!

I went to Jack Shimabukuro’s concert in Taipei and rather like his enthusiastic play. After In Indonesia I knew a friend who owns one, so sometimes I borrowed it and learned some basic chords through Youtube. Lately I got one for my birthday and been excited learning it.

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My ukulele, Ibanez UKS10

Here’s the tune, hope you appreciate it!

On the way to the end

Time passed by so quickly, suddenly here I am in my fourth year, preparing my final project for my Bachelor in Architecture. In the past three years a lot of things happened that made me grow. I met many kinds of people and also found new friends that I hope will stay together all my life…

Epik High – Over

“You are an overachiever, do what it takes ’till it takes everything you are.”

2015 New Year Resolution

Maybe it’s a little late, but here is my 2015 resolution:

  1. More confidence

    • I want to start thinking more positively, worry less about my own competence,
  2. Read less fiction, do more school work

    • I really love reading novels, but this year it’s time to be more serious about my school. 🙂 I’m not really happy with my grades lately, and I guess it’s because I read too much.
  3. Draw for myself at least twice a week

    • I remember I used to draw a lot when I was a child, and actually one of the reason I chose architecture for my major is because I like to draw. When I was in high school suddenly I started to draw less and less, and the rare times when I draw usually I’m not happy with the results. I want to start drawing again no matter what.
  4. Learn at least 1 chapter a month from my Japanese text-book

    • I like learning something new but usually I’m quick to abandoning these interests. I’ve always been wanting to learn a new language and already started on a Japanese text-book 2 years ago, but stopped. I want to continue it.
  5. Participate in at least 3 architecture competitions

    • I’m already participating in 2 architecture competitions right now, so I think this goal is pretty achievable for me. Maybe I’ll join another around mid-year on my school break. I think joining competitions can help me add something to my student portfolios, test the skills I’ve learned in school, or at least I can have some fun doing something other than school works with my friends. 😀  Continue reading 2015 New Year Resolution

Phil Collins – Look Through My Eyes

This song always gives me a better mood. 😀

Break’s almost over

My school break is over in 2 weeks time. As usual, I spent my holiday reading novels and comics. Last 13th-16th I also went on an excursion to Singapore (a really expensive city) with my school.

This holiday I did a lot of thinking about my life and what to do after graduation in 1.5 years time… I’m still really confused.

And another thing is I rediscovered my interests in drawing and writing. Guess this is the right time for a comeback. Hopefully a long lasting comeback.

Row, row, row y…

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Traditional nursery rhyme

“You can’t eat …

“You can’t eat pencils and spit ideas.”
– Louis Kahn

Save Me by Muse (YOUTUBE)