April

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The Fishbowl team/ Former Monday lunch team ❤️

April 30th, 2017.

Almost a month since graduating! Graduation week was fun, got to see my friends again, and finally got the degree. Two years of hard work! Then it was back to my thesis. Hehe.  I sat at the very first row, means there was absolutely no chance for me to play on my phone without looking disrespectful. So I did not use my phone at all throughout the entire ceremony apart from checking for the time.. My previous graduation, I was on my phone a lot.. Selfies and all that fun stuff, but this time around it felt way more serious. Hmm? I was planning to write an entire post on graduation, the before and during and all that exciting stuff. But I was so caught up with my work that I delayed that and now I have no mood to write that anymore..

Pictures will do I guess!

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The new area in school is such a nice place to take photos! 👌🏼
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Sabilla and Afi. Glad that Sabilla managed to come! Been through a lot with Afi, glad we did this together!
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Family! My sister arranged the beautiful flowers that I specifically wanted and also the balloons! 🎈
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How gorgeous are the flowers? I love them so much!🌹 
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Fun fact: I practiced wearing heels for an entire week prior to the event. #IDidNotFall

Back to the desk!

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My initial set up

On my thesis, I’m on the right track. My supervisors, other lecturers and classmates often tell that to me, which I am very pleased with. This means I have time to edit and make changes if I have to. I’m sure I have to.. But the process of reading, writing, getting the right sources is actually quite nice. I’m that strange student who enjoys the working process. Is it strange? It’s been a couple of months and I’m already learning so much. On ethical issues, to consistently arranging meetings with supervisors to make sure I am on the right track to writing and editing my work especially punctuations (which I have actually been reminded of again and again from one of my supervisors since 2015, I definitely have to get on to that this time around). I felt extremely sorry for my supervisors who had to read through all that grammar mistakes. All that scribble on the paper.. I am learning to fix them! One of my supervisors said its quite “enjoyable” to him that we had that meeting where he explained to me about punctuations and grammar. He said it’s because other students also make the same mistakes but he doesn’t get to explain it to them. Probably because his classes are really big classes, it’s really quite difficult to explain one by one. He also recommended me to read a book titled, ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves’, it’s quite an easy read in comparison to the everyday grammar books. Meanwhile, my main supervisor whom I make a point of meet with him every week, he very often tells me to go for a holiday because I have already done a lot at this stage. I would love to go but I’ve no idea where to go. Hmm. Normally I answer “I’m good” to how are you questions, but once I said, “I’m okay”, my supervisor seemed concerned almost and asked me what’s wrong. Nothing wrong, on that day I just felt as though I haven’t been doing much that week. Then again, I have come to terms with myself that sometimes I am too harsh on myself. Is it a good trait or a bad trait?

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In comparison to the picture of roses on my desk, the ‘wall’ definitely have more character

I have also heavily decorated my desk, which I love. A lot of Audrey Hepburn, Moomin and other random stuff I like. By next week, I have to submit my ethics applications, which I have pretty much completed. Just waiting for my supervisor to go through that. Then there’s the presentation where the entire faculty will come and watch (or judge, I don’t know, apparently there will be mean comments or let’s consider them constructive criticism?). Since the induction program, this one particular presentation has been one of the most pressured assessments of the entire unit, despite it being only 10%. Of course, we shouldn’t undermine this 10%, it could bring a Distinction to a High Distinction. I’ve been told that this presentation is the reflection of our supervisors and also the school because at the end of the day we going out to conduct the research under the name of the school. Definitely there’s a lot of pressure there.

Apart from my academic life, I have been shopping way more than I need to. I just cannot resist all those sales. These few weeks, there have been a lot of public holidays. Normally, it’s on a Monday, which means, long weekends! And the next public holiday after Labour Day falls on a Wednesday, which is pretty nice. But, I normally have a lecture on Wednesday evenings; so I guess there’ll either be a replacement or an online class perhaps.

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I went to two meetings looking like this. ✌🏼 Signing off for now 💕

S.

Update

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It’s been two weeks since I last updated. In the two weeks, I actually have started my second semester of university. My one month of holidays went by just like that! Incredibly fast.

I went to Bangkok and Pulau Pangkor during the break and it was fun. Though the weather in Pulau Pangkor was scorching hot!

Next week is the third week of classes and I REALLY need to start on assignments.

I have no idea where I am heading to with this blog post, I’m just really saying what I have on my mind.

Oh! I am loving the MADE album. The last series, E was released a few days ago and it’s amazing. I watched ‘우리 사랑하지 말아요 | Let’s Not Fall in Love’ music video and I was screaming in my heart because those girls are so lucky! Such a cute music video though! In the BTS, GD asked, the VIPs probably won’t like this right? Haha, well.

I also absolutely loving the piano and guitar covers of the songs, especially by Ray Mak and SungHa Jung.

Ray makes the cover really fast! And it’s superb, after the song is released, the next morning I wake up, there’s already a cover of it, amazing!

I love this rendition of I Love You by 2NE1. So good, and he even collaborated with 2NE1.

And there are a lot more that I love, Taeyang’s Eyes, Nose, Lips, 2NE1’s Come Back Home unplugged, Some by Soyou & JunggiGo and many many more!

Until next time.

x.

Etiquettes

Hello.

I just came back from wonderful Bangkok a couple of days ago and I want to talk a bit on travel etiquettes. I’m blessed to be able to travel and see the world. I love every bit of travelling from the flights to the food and shopping.

I always take note of little things during I travel, today, it’s about airport/ plane etiquette from what I noticed during my flight from BKK to KUL. Usually I always just get annoyed and let it stay in my head for a while and forget it but this time, I’m just gonna let it all out.

Firstly, let’s start off with boarding. Imagine the scenario, passengers waiting at their gate, then an announcement for business class passengers, and passengers with babies or elderly to board the plane first then comes passengers with seat number 45 to 60 and it goes on. However, once the boarding announcement is heard, EVERYONE goes to the entrance and starts lining up even though it is not their turn to board. This can be rather irritating, why can’t people just wait for their turn? It’s not like the plane will take off without them.

Moving on, from my experience, I would say this happened a couple of times in different flights. The passenger in front of me (or my family members), reclined the seat as soon as they sit down. I have travelled a number of times, so I know that you’re not suppose to recline your seat during taxing, take off and landings. I would think that the lady who inclined the seat before and during take off would not know this, but there was a safety video played before take off and obviously this lady disregarded that. I was so very tempted to tell this lady to put their seat upright for takes off but I didn’t. The air stewardess did not manage to spot it when they were checking. Time passed and then the lady just happily reclined even more without thinking of the person sitting behind her. Thank you very much. The fact that she did not recline slowly made me so annoyed but at that time, I was too tired to care. Luckily before landing, as the stewardess was checking, they asked her to put her seat up right. Thank goodness for that. If you want to recline, please be considerate of the person behind you and recline slowly.. As for myself, when I recline my seat, I always look behind and see if I am ‘invading’ their space or not, though most of the time I don’t recline, I would only recline if it is a long haul flight.

Electronic devices are to be turned off during landing and take off. I was coming back from Beijing and this happened. We barely landed a couple of minutes and this lady just takes out her phone and started to dial a number. I stared in disbelief. I don’t know what to say.. I’ll leave this point here.

Next, seat belts. This happened when I was coming back from Bangkok. We landed at KLIA and before the plane comes to a 100% complete stop, I hear seat belts being unfastened and people stood up even before the lights were turn on (it was about 7.30pm, so during landing, the lights were turned off in the plane). Passengers were starting to get their bags from the overhead compartment. A lot of the passengers started lining up to go out. They must’ve felt the need to get out of the aircraft as fast as possible eh? Efficiency? Nope.

After exiting the plane, you go and collect your luggage. I was standing at an empty space far from where the bags comes out, since everyone was already crowding there, I waited somewhere further. As I was waiting, this girl, I would say about 9 or 10 years old and her family were also waiting for their bags. The girl saw their bag and quickly get it off the belt, and then she grabbed about three more bags and placed it right in front of me. I was already annoyed as she put her bags where I was waiting. She really did not have to walk to my side to collect her bag as the bag will rotate and reach her but no, as soon as she saw her bag, she walked to it and took it down. Fine, but she just left it in front of me, not even bringing it back to where she was waiting. So I moved away and then she came AGAIN collecting more bags, once again putting it in front of me. HELLO?! AM I INVISIBLE?! Seriously, and the parents were not doing anything. Thank god they left after taking their bags. Guess what, that girl took so many bags, one of it weren’t even theirs and she just left it on the floor. At least have some courtesy of putting it back on the belt so the owner of the bag can collect it. Do people not know these little manners? Luckily a man came and collected that bag the girl left on the floor. I was already annoyed with the lady that reclined her seat anyhow on the plane and now this little girl. I couldn’t wait to get back home to shower and sleep.

What are some of the unpleasant experiences you’ve experience while flying? Do share. 🙂

All these rants on the behaviour but there are some nice people. People that help with putting our hand luggage in the overhead compartment and people who let us walk before them when exiting.

Enough of negative rants, on another note, I had a wonderful trip to Bangkok. A haul coming up! 😀

Till next time.

Pinocchio

Sunday night entertainment.

No, 3-day weekend entertainment? I have just finished watching Pinocchio, the Korean drama starring Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye.

I enjoyed it so much that I decided to post 5 thing I love about the drama.

I’ve put off watching this drama for a while now, simply because I didn’t feel like it. However, now I ask myself why didn’t I watch it earlier. Even my grandma is watching it on tv.

1. Similar environment. I can say that I’m in the similar field as them as reporters but what I learnt in school (or most people call it university) was journalism, which has the same ethics. So this attracted me. I was quite frustrated watching some scenes where the reporter was not reporting what she’s suppose to. When she said something along the lines of, it’s about impact and not facts, I got pretty mad. Yes, impact is part of the whole news thing but facts is more important. I know I shouldn’t be mad because it’s just a drama, but still. Defaming, slander and all that. I thought to myself, how did she get to keep her job. As I watch along, I finally found out.

2. Great storyline. It’s so good that it made me cry more than I probably should.  Especially while watching episode 12. 😉 It was so touching, sad and mixed emotions at the same time. The characters in the show also drawn me into liking the entire drama. I loved Cap Hwang’s character, the cool, strict, understanding, quite-good looking superior. I also enjoyed watching all of the other characters, Dal Po, In Ha, Yoo Rae, Chan Soo, Bum Jo, the grandfather, father and the rest of the senior reporters. As for Bum Jo, I didn’t really like him at he beginning because he was the bratty rich kid that gets everything but slowly into the show, his loyalty and character was hard to hate.

3. Lovely couple! In Ha and Dal Po’s relationship was so cute. It was hard to watch at times of hardship but of course there was a happy ending, so it was all rainbows at the end. I really liked Park Shin Hye in The Inheritors, another drama that I really enjoyed. Their chemistry is so real. So many cute moments of them!

4. Great cast. In my opinion, I think the characters are so well-played by the actors. Lee Yoo Bi was so cute! Like I said at point number 3, Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk’s chemistry was really good.

5. Guys in suit. As they are reporters, so sometimes they dress in suits. I love love love guys in suit. Just look at handsome Lee Jong Suk in a suit. 😀

Bonus. The drama is over, so there’s no need to wait weekly for that episode. It’d kill me to wait weekly to watch it. Haha.

Though, I do wonder what happened to Yoon Yoo Rae and Cap Hwang and also what was Jae Myung’s ending. Still, Pinocchio is a must watch! It’s definitely up there on my favourite K-drama list. 🙂

Gonna start watching another drama in the next couple of days. 😀

Which one shall I watch, Doctor Stranger or Emergency Couple?

Till next time.

x.

Wishlist January 2015

I’ve realised that there are a couple of things I want right now. So I decided to make a wishlist. 🙂

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Credits to http://clthebaddestfemale.com

1. Blonde hair. I’ve been watching 2NE1’s videos quite often recently and I noticed that CL and Sandara’s blonde hair. And I think it’s so nice! I’ve tried many different colours before, but not blonde. I would really want to try it. Though I am not sure if it’d suit me.

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Credits to Forever21
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Credits to Forever 21

2. Shoes. These shoes are from Forever 21 and I fell in love with them! I would really want to get them if they’re available here. The black one instantly makes an outfit a little more formal which I like. Meanwhile the rose gold one just adds a whole new element to the outfit, I’d love to add these shoes to my shoe collection. I just can’t choose between the two.

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3. A book! As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been into Big Bang lately. I found out that TOP has a pictorial book! 400 pages of him. 😀 I think it’s a nice coffee table book. Not sure where I can get it from, probably online. It’s pretty pricy, so gotta save up for it. That’s all for now. 🙂 See my previous wishlist here. Till next time. x. *Disclaimer, all photos taken from respective websites as credited.*

So much has changed

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(I don’t know what picture I should choose to accompany this post, so, ice-cream it is.)

Tonight, let’s just talk about one topic. Kpop. I’ve mentioned this before in my 50 things about me post.

I’ve never really appreciate Korean music until about two years ago I would say. The very first thing that got me into listening to Kpop was actually watching ‘Running Man’. Lots of Kpop artists go on the variety show. The more I watch, the more I know.

First was listening to Kim Jong Kook’s Lovable, which I still enjoy until today, then slowly I started watching ‘Roommate’, another variety show. I really enjoyed watching Park Bom on the show. (Then when she left, I stopped watching the show too). From then on, I listened to 2NE1’s music until now. The group is so charismatic, love the music too. They put so much feelings into singing their song, it shows.

Then I came across Big Bang, didn’t really know about them. I only knew Daesung because I watched ‘Family Outing’ another variety show. He is hilarious on the show. Loved watching him. However, I really liked Big Bang’s ‘Fantastic Baby.’ I can put that on repeat and won’t get bored of it. So energetic. I sometimes watch Infinity Challenge, another successful variety show in Korea, which is actually where I heard Tae Yang’s ‘Eyes Nose Lips’, loved it immediately.

Just yesterday, I was watching Big Bang’s SG50 countdown concert. I’ve only listened to one of their song, ‘Fantastic Baby’. After I watched the concert, I realised their other songs are really good too, and immediately went and search for those songs they sang. It’s that good. Park Bom is simply lovable! CL’s charisma on stage is exceptional. Sandara’s voice is so special, and Minzy’s vocals are amazing. I absolutely love watching their live shows on YouTube, pure talent. ♡

I probably listen to Korean everyday, since my grandma also watches Korean dramas. Coolest grandma ever.

If it was two years ago, I wouldn’t know anything about Korean music, but now, I love it. To the point I tried to learn some Korean, which is quite hard. Also, I watched a lot of Korean drama the past two years. I’m even making a ‘Big Bang’ board on my Pinterest. TOP is so good looking, I can’t even, and his variety humour is strange but funny. But then GD is cool too! Then Seungri and Daesung is hilarious and good looking. Taeyang’s good looking too! I don’t even know. They’re all so talented. Their bond is so nice to watch, I love watching them together on variety shows. ♡

Then I realised 2NE1 and Big Bang, the two groups I like the most are both from YG. I must really like YG’s music.

I’ve no idea what I’m going on and on about this post. But I guess is that I wouldn’t have guess that I would enjoy Korean music and dramas two years back. I would say I don’t understand what they’re saying, but look at me now still don’t understand what they’re saying but loving it. Haha.

Ps. I love love love Korean food too. Just putting it out there. Haha.

Till next time. x.

Cross My Mind

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I have been obsessed with this song by Twin Forks! Thanks to the Korean drama, ‘It’s Okay, It’s Love’. Great drama, I enjoyed every episode of it. It’s different from other Korean drama I’ve watched. If you like K-dramas, I highly recommend this drama. Plus, Lee Kwang Soo is in it. 😀 Hehe.

It’s such a happy and catchy song! I just wanna sing it all day long.

The OST of this drama is perfect. All the songs are so perfectly matched with the drama.

I made the photo above using the app, Rhonna Designs! It was really fun choosing the fonts and selecting colours. 😀

Have a good weekend!

x