Friday, January 9, 2015

Wish come true?

I saw this link to a Feng Shui website just a few days ago and it made me really excited.

I never was into Feng Shui and always took it with a pitch of salt because in some years it's extremely true and other times it was not.

So when I first saw this I had my scepticism.

One thing you should know about Feng Shui is that different masters have differing deciphers. I am not sure how they calculate the fortune (apparently through astrology) but sometimes when I looked at another source, it said the complete different thing from the previous source I read.

As per the link, this year my Zodiac is forecast to be exceptionally good.

It has been mediocre for the past three years but this year is predicted to be extremely well that it's hard to be true.

Every Chinese New Year, Feng Shui masters will come up with their own deciphered lists of prosperity , health and so on of each Zodiac Animal. The typical few topics that they will forecast are Wealth, Love Life, Health and Career. Then they will give you some advice on how you deal with problems if you are predicted to do not so well, and also to remind to grab hold of opportunities to those who will do better.

What was predicted to be extremely well for my Zodiac were two things that I really wanted.

These two things topped my list and they were what I have been wishing and praying for but to no avail.

So when I first saw this write up on my Zodiac, I was elated over the moon! Sceptical as I always am, I immediately googled up more for Feng Shui articles for this up coming Chinese new year. These different sources said almost the same thing!


But I guess, it's still too early to be happy now since it's still two months away from the new year. Perhaps the predictions I read may be wrong. And I should wait when it's closer to the new year to look up on the predictions again. By then, more write ups will be available (by different masters) and I could cross-reference of its reliability.

No matter this source be true or not, I had already acknowledge this as the confirmed write up of my Zodiac and gonna abide by this. My mood is already up lifted and well positive outlook will tide me over all difficulties right~

So this year MUST be a good year for me.

I can't wait!

Meanwhile, I'm not going to sit here and do nothing. I shall do something to boast my luck and chances in achieving the two things!

For those who wants to take a look, here's the link:

Saturday, January 3, 2015

January- to do list

To help along my resolutions, I think it is best I break things down into small bits to help me fulfil them. Like several politicians, they always have small long programs to complement with their long term policy.

Stalin is one of them who used three 5 years short term plans in his vision to industrialise USSR.

I took some time to figure things out and put down on "paper". Now what is left is discipline.

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Writing resolutions is a difficult task.

Usually I won't bother writing one as I don't see the point of it since I always throw them at the back of my head when I am done writing. But ever since I drew up one for 2014, I realised that I actually set myself to fulfill these targets.

I guess my increase in maturity played a part as well as me taking life more seriously than ever. At my age, I realised time is slipping away and any time waste is an opportunity cost. Therefore, I should lay down some targets and push myself in completing them.

Some of them are meant to be challenging, but that's the point right? If you don't set high targets you probably won't be able to break boundaries. They should be renamed "to do" instead of resolutions.

So here they are:

1. Find my MoMo!
2. Complete my Diploma in Performance
3. Start my first investment.
4. Get my business going
5. Self-Study Korean and finish Book 2- 4
6. Go for topik 3
7. Go overseas twice!
8. Increase my salary! ^^ (now I wonder how do I make this work)
9. Learn cantonese and being able to speak it

That's it for now, I can't really think of any more but this will be revised. Not that I will be removing them, but instead adding more in.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Year of 2014

The Year 2014 has finally come to an end.

It's time to reflect back on what I have done right and wrong.

This year has been a year full of transitions. I have been through different stages of life all in one go which is a good and bad thing. Bad thing is that, because of the constant changes, I had a hard time (and still am) trying to find my balance and settle into my environment. By that I mean adjusting my body and sleeping hours to suit the momentum as well as mentally hypnotise myself that I am no longer a student but a working adult. Good thing is, I saved lots of time. Instead of spending a year for each transition, I do it in one go.

Normally, fresh graduates will spend a few months after being out of school, to relax before flying off for their graduation trip. Then, after their graduation trip, spend another couple of months partying before settling down on a job. So the process can take about a year plus.

For me it isn't.

First Four Months

I was in my final semester and was stressing for my projects.  I can't recall what modules I took because it seems AGES ago but I was really angst about the project and worried if I can graduate successfully. If I didn't manage to clear all my modules, my graduation trip due in two months time would be cancelled, I will have to attend next year's graduation ceremony instead of this year without my friends plus, job search would have to start next year.

Finally had my ABRSM theory exams in March, one that have been dragged for ages.

I sat for my final exams in May and then after that was the anxious wait for the release of results.

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Due to my incredible splurging habit, I predict know that I would more or less exceed the budget I had set aside for myself for the upcoming graduation trip, so I got myself a part time job to save up a bit more before I fly at the end of June. Even though it was my last school holiday, I didn't managed to rest as much as I wanted to.

Mid June my results came out. My grades wasn't that fantastic, but on the bright side, I managed to graduate successfully!

I have also managed to save up more than my budget to go on my grad trip.

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Last week of June, I finally flew to the land of KPop and started my first and last overseas exchange program.

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Made new friends who unsurprisingly came from Singapore but managed to befriend some of the locals.

Travelled to Busan which is another province of South Korea and had a blast!

Finished our project that we have been struggling to complete, but actually it doesn't really matter since we don't gain any credits for it.

On the last week of July, I finally went to the country I have been wanting to go FOR YEARS.
As it was summer and the hottest period of the year, the scenery wasn't as spectacular as I thought it would be. 

It was a major disappointment.

Not because I didn't get to see Japan in its most spectacular period but because several things had not meet my expectations.

This Japan trip has been on my list for as long as I remember but when I finally reached the land of the rising sun, I was slapped real hard by reality.

I realised I had been living in a fantasy that those Anime and Manga I read, have been feeding me with. It has been romanticised. In fact, Japan was pretty much like Korea and Singapore. Looking back I realised I have always been portraying Japan as another realm. 

Nonetheless, I still want to go back to Japan in another season, visiting its other province. 


Convocation! My graduation ceremony. 

I am finally a graduate!

After 3 years of worrying and struggling, I finally made it!

I was back from my graduation trip on the first week of August just in time to try out my graduation regalia and celebrate National Day.

My teaching schedule resumes and I'm busy once more. This time I didn't take up any part time job. However, I still don't have time to slack around because I was busy job hunting.

Going interviews to interviews was hard and demoralising especially when one of my Uni friend already gotten herself a job. She too, just came back from Korea but in my defence, she started her search at least a week earlier.

Thank god, after three weeks later that I received a call back and was offered a full-time job.

September- December 

Officially started my working life and here I am now, working my ass off.

So far so good, nothing too life threatening and unpleasant.

Even though working life is exhausting and irritating, I had a great time during this period. In fact,  I managed to fulfil one of my goals that I had initially set for the upcoming year. It was merely pure luck.

Long story cut short, I decided to give X and wrote in knowing that I will not get it as for the past few years they have not been replying back. Well who knows, the deal went through!

I was really elated! That means that my goal is now complete!


To sum it up, I really had a good year amidst the several transitions that I have to go through.
I managed to tick off several of the resolutions that I had set myself last year this period which is good sense of achievement.

I will be writing up my resolution for the new year as well, but at a later date.

I really wish I would have a better 2015 and I hope you guys managed to tick off several of your last year's resolutions as well!

Happy New Year!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Good Times Don't Last

That day when I planted the seed,
I know it may soon not live.

That day when it grew bigger,
I know it will soon shrink smaller.

That day when its first leaf appeared,
I know it will soon grow brown.

That day when its first bud came out,
I know it will soon drop out.

That day when it has its petal ,
I know it will soon be its last.

That day when it dried out,
I know,
the day has come.

Good days don't last long,
it will soon be gone.

That's why you have to seize those days,
and keep it in your heart.

Best Regards from me (Ariel)


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Chinese New Year 2014

Lunar New Year becomes quite boring as you age because the routine is always the same and the programs is just as stale. Ang Bao don't make you happy anymore. The only thing that is worth looking forward to is the reunion dinner and its array of choices. 

But I guess because I have always been around with my family that's why I don't feel the significance of the event unlike all other friends who had gone sentimental due to the distance between them and their family.

I should be grateful....

(pause to do some reflecting)

Think that will take some time.. haha.