Saturday, December 12, 2009
I've always wondered why I never have the writer's urge like some people do. Like how some people blog every day, keep journals, and write poems, stories, etc.
I've always wanted to be like that.
Maybe it's not me. Sigh. I don't know.
I always hear people say, "Reading is good. It opens doors the of knowledge and learning. Explore the world through books. Etc." But I also know that one can't just become well-read and learned just by ingesting words, news, and brain food. One has to think, reflect, apply, and write about it.
I read tons. It's the writing part I don't get.
This blog, though idle, will still serve as the medium through which I communicate my thoughts, happenings, and ambitions.
You people'll probably have to goad me into posting a lot more. Maybe one day I'll succeed in becoming the writer I've always wanted to be.
Friday, March 20, 2009
typical korean steamboat.
View on Mt. Sorak
A super cute puppy we saw by the road. Note the eyelashes. *diiies*
Typical gas station in Korea. Note: the are FOUR gas pumps. *courtesy of Eugene :)
Entrance to the Natural Folk Museum of Korea
Kimchi School :)
Where we spent our two hours waiting for our flight back home :)
Enjoy the photos! The ones I posted up are only a tiny fraction of what we took. Ciao!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Haha. I had my first piano lesson of Year 2009 on Tuesday, and Raymond was suggesting possible pieces I could do for my LTCL. He was suggesting I do the Prelude Op. 23, No. 5 by Rachmaninoff, Sonata No. 62 by Haydn, and a 20th Century piece by Alberto E. Ginastera. Well, I did mention that I wanted to do that Haydn Sonata last year :).
So anyway, I got all excited and one thing led to another. I ended up bringing home seven pieces to *learn*. I'm probably gonna learn all of them and then decide on those I want to play for the exam. Whee...
I really wanted to learn Fantasie Impromtu by Chopin but it was in the ATCL syllabus. AND I DIDN'T KNOW! Gah. Oh well, I'll learn it in my "free" time. LoL.
Oh yes I'm gonna have fun.
**MX - Happy New Year Sweetie! Blog more often! Egh, I definitely sound hypocritical.
Prophet S - Haha. THAT would be perfect in your list. IMHO, you should really get a blog ;). muahaha..
Hui Ern - I saw the link to *your* blog somewhere. Can't remember. Btw, is your class blog banana themed? haha!
Adelyn - Hey! How did you get my blog link? Yeah I'm planning to study in the US. Gonna take my SAT this June, I think :). What about you?
Thursday, January 1, 2009
1. Have a personal relationship with God.
2. Study the Bible deeply.
3. Memorize and meditate on God's word.
4. Draw applications and analogies from EVEYTHING I learned.
6. In-depth learning.
7. Read quality material
8. Read widely
9. Work on public speaking
10. PREPARE for the SAT.
11. Review and STUDY the sciences.
12. Do math and more math
13. Write at least 3 essays per week.
14. Learn to conduct.
15. Practice music...HARD.
16. Study, study, study.
17. Learn home skills from Mom :)
18. PUT GOD FIRST.
19. Learn piano improvisation.
20.Look into colleges and finish college applications and requirements.
21. Sleep by 10:30pm and rise by 6:00 am or earlier.
22. Study and read on history and geography
24. Watch Discovery, National Geographc, History Channels etc...
Phew. That was really jumbled up. I should make categorized lists of the things I wanna do for Church, Music, School, Travel..etc.
Well! 2008 is over. 2009 is here. Fresh, clean, untainted. I don't know that this year holds for me, but I do know that God will be with me every step of the way. YEAR 2009....BRING IT ON!
Now, 2009 smells of freshly cut grass. Mm..