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.
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.
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…
Maybe it’s a little late, but here is my 2015 resolution:
I want to start thinking more positively, worry less about my own competence,
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.
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.
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.
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