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Pockets of productivity

Probably have mentioned this before, but I used to scoff when people (working adults) say that they have absolutely no time to pursue anything else outside of work and family. I used to think that as long as you put in enough effort, you can squeeze some time out. 

Hahahaha so far I’m forced to eat my words. Cos I cannot squeeze out time. Or rather, outside of work, I just don’t have the energy to do anything except sit on the sofa and play with my phone -.- 

I’m hoping that it’s just the initial adaptation fatigue and once I get used to the schedule, I’ll get some (?) energy back. 

I’m writing this post while yawning and blowing my nose on the morning commute to work ?. 

So for those who are interested in my weekday schedule, it looks something like wake up, go to work, work, eat dinner alone, go home, use my phone (even turning on the computer is too energy-consuming), sleep by 11. 

What social life. ? 

Need to find pockets of productivity and the first two I’m looking at is the daily commute. Previously I would actually be reading Chinese/Japanese novels during commute and I should get back to it soon. 

After work I’m thinking of spending 1hr productively but so far HAAHAH not working. Yesterday I managed to read just 2 pages before deciding that I’m no longer processing anything. 

Ok, let me get my 3 pockets of productivity time going soon (: 


  • Don’t forget Japanese ????
  • Up my Korean report writing skills 


On another note, once again I feel quite disheartened by how fragile and transient human relationships are. And seemingly tight-knit groups aren’t as tight as they look like on the surface. ? 

Not easy to maintain any form of relationship or friendship. I usually don’t bother, so if I do, it means I care enough. ?

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  • Reply
    Clayton Wong
    11 May, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    In life people come and go – sad but true.

    The longer we live the more difficult it is to pursue our personal interests. That is until we are fortunate enough to retire 🙂

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      13 May, 2016 at 8:46 PM

      I know right ><

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    11 May, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    I find that happening with myself too. Thankfully, I get the weekends to get some studying done. But not enough to prepare for my JLPT.

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      13 May, 2016 at 8:46 PM

      JLPT >< Are you taking the July one?

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    13 May, 2016 at 1:25 AM

    I try to squeeze something in between after work and before I sleep but most of the time my brain and body can’t handle the fatigue so I just go knock-down on my bed. I hope you’re adapting well with your new job. 무리하지마삼!! 화이팅!!

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      13 May, 2016 at 8:45 PM

      Thanks <3 hehe after work and before I sleep is probably the time I'm most tired. I managed to study like ... 15 mins before I decide that I needed the bed

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    13 May, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    I exactly know what you’re talking about… I’m soooo tired that I can’t think about anything right now, the job drains my energy completetly and when I’m home I just lay on my bed and stare at the ceiling… I started working 5 months ago with high responsibilities and loads of work, I don’t even have the time to go to the toilet sometimes, that’s terrifiying… Makes me wonder about the purpose of working if I can’t even live anymore xD. Social life is also really bad, it’s like I have no friends and people come to talk to me only when they need something, I feel terribly lonely ! I don’t know why but even though social networks exist, I have the impression that people are getting lonelier and lonelier over time… Anyway, Korean always cheers me up and I try to study during the week end…. Feels like I’ll never improve my skills…. T.T But I’m happy that I can at least to a little on the week ends ! I can’t even imagine how life would be if I had children… haha anyway I wish you good luck ^^ I really love reading your blog (I come everyday I’m like your fan XD) Take care and good luck for your work ^^

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      13 May, 2016 at 8:44 PM

      woah that sounds pretty stressful! >< Please take care of yourself while you take care of work too! hahaha yeah I'm pretty much a loner most of the days too. Thanks for liking my blog 😀 Let's work hard together!

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    17 May, 2016 at 3:58 AM

    This is so real >< I'd had a fairly planned out summer pre-Korea in terms of studying Korean…and….yet I've barely done it. Too tired in the early morning, too tired after work… ㅠㅠ At least I've been keeping my Korean refreshed by reading webtoons on my phone on my commute/before I fall asleep some nights…힘내요!

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