隨遇而安

9月份實在太忙了,轉眼間就過了大半個月,而這才寫第二篇部落格文。還非常固執的用中文寫,似乎中文更能表達我內心的一些想法。有些想法在心裡落了根,就好似魔咒似的揮之不去。雖然也帶給我一些動力,但更多的是過度的期望。八字還沒一撇,但在腦海裡已經認定了。(笑) 六個字:既來之,則安之。 必須時時刻刻提醒自己,不要操之過急。 過於嚮往未知,反而讓人不能好好活在當下。幾年前的我,因為總是看著未來,反而讓我失去了不少。每一天總是迫不及待的迎接未來的某一天,而把當下活得過於馬馬虎虎。那些年應該是最輝煌的年華,卻被我犧牲了。而好笑的是,我終歸沒有實現我那所謂的美好未來(那又是另一段故事了)。 不想重蹈覆轍,所以必須提醒自己隨遇而安。 好吧,我太愛寫這種模擬兩可的文,想要分享,但還是有所保留 (笑)。...

意料之外

說實在的,我很羨慕那些可以按部就班地規劃人生,而他們的努力也能讓他們能夠實現幾乎每一步。 我的人生恰恰相反。無論我如何規劃,總會脫線。不說什麼10年規劃這類的,就說說一年內的計畫。可以說是從來沒有實踐過。 總會在某個時段發生意料之外的事,有好有壞。所以,我不再規劃。「既來之則安之」,隨遇而安。 今年我的人生就有好幾個轉捩點。唯一的不變?終歸還是單身(笑)。在感情的部分還是滿戲劇化的,但都沒有結果。 現在,又站在一個十字路口。突如其來的消息,點燃了一絲希望,讓我又好像可以開啟我一度認為已經關閉的門。那麼一絲希望。撩起了我的期望,同時讓我有些害怕失望。太專注於那份希望,是否讓我忽略了眼前擁有的機會呢? 可是我太討厭後悔了。機會來了,總覺得要拼一拼!經過上一次的失敗,我成長了不少,也知道我的不足。 這次要好好把握機會!(:...

68 dollars commitment

So.. After making many empty promises that I’ll sign up for JLPT N2 since 2015, I have not taken the test yet 😅. The closest I did was sign up (and paid) for the Dec 2015 test, only to be a no-show since I was sick.  Hopefully I’ll get to complete it this round. As of now, I haven’t register for it yet, hopefully I’ll do it tonight. Reg is open from 15 Aug to 9 Sept for SG and test date is on 4 Dec 2016. Pretty sure I’ll fail the test, since I’m nowhere near my most prepared state and even then, I was not very good with...

戴佩妮 《賊》

如果說我是聽戴佩妮的歌長大的也不為過。16年,12張專輯,相信她的歌聲陪伴過不少人。開始接觸她的創作是小學6年級的時候,那時因為一首「你要的愛」而購買了她的第三張專輯。那時的我偏愛英文流行歌曲,所以把專輯擱在一邊。有一天偶然拿起,聽了一邊,就註定了她的音樂將陪伴我度過人生的高高低低。 小學,中學,高中,大學,上班。每一首歌都伴著我的回憶,和某個時刻的我緊緊聯繫在一起。 第五專輯的「it’s alright」是我的最愛。歌詞和我的個性一致,對我來說每一首歌都好像唱出我的心聲。 2016年,戴佩妮出了新專輯《賊》。一聽到專輯名字就覺得特別,很符合她的style。剛剛在itunes購買了專輯,一面聽一面寫部落格。覺得這次專輯的曲風較為暗,有些惆悵,很適合雨天或是寧靜的夜晚。 《賊》應該是專輯裡最有活力(?)的歌,歌詞很讚。 我欣賞你直言不諱 但請管好你的小臭嘴 別輕易的喊賊 沒證據的喊賊 是是非非,對錯難分。...

Assembling a beginners pointed pen calligraphy set

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Even though it’s no secret that I love languages and handwriting, it’s only very very recently that I’ve started to look into the fine arts aspect of it. I guess it’s because fine arts and I never quite go hand in hand. I hated water-colour and any sorts of painting during art classes, even the colouring book craze never got to me. (I’ll probably get pissed off colouring all the tiny tiny parts) So while I love all the lettering and calligraphy pictures on Instagram, it never quite occured me to learn it. Also because I’m left handed and I had the perception that most calligraphy stuff are only for right-handers!...

[Review] Everyday Korean Idiomatic Expressions

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Another great book from the TTMIK team! I love learning proverbs (속담) and other idiomatic expressions (관용어). It’s one of the areas where you can clearly see the linkage between language and culture. Some idiomatic expressions are easily translatable between languages, and there are some with similar expressions expressed using different concepts. Or those that are unique to a certain language/culture. Most Korean textbooks don’t really focus on such idiomatic expressions and they are usually scattered all over. When I first started learning such expressions (like 6 years ago? HAHA), there wasn’t a book focused on it so I mainly learn via reading loads and loads. I don’t quite remember how...