Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Complete Awe

One thing I discovered about Aussie's that impresses me a lot is that, people of my age is graduating. How daunting is that... and here I am struggling to get my first degree at 21.

Jealous? - Maybe.

But seriously, these people were like 18 when they did their first degree.... but I couldn't argue with that can I. I mean, if you throw me into uni at age 21... most probably, I'll freak out. IB was enough of a freak-out I'll say. Then again, when I randomly talk to people, they would either be a lecturer, or someone who is doing their second degree and have said "oh, I did my masters last year".

To them education is addictive. o.0?

The best part of it all, some of them are married with bountiful children running around and scuttling here and there. Hence, what reason do we have to say that, 'alright, finished my degree and let move on with it'. Of course. Money. Its either you go book smart or street smart. There is a significant number of people who survived without a degree and makes thousands as we speak.

So, does this motivate me? Depends on the circumstances. Yes probably...


P.s - I met a someone in which the said person room is like a museum. Im in complete awe. There stones and valuable rock (i get to touch an unpolished diamond!~~~) in one corner, cuz he's a geologist/mineralogist/chemical environmentalist.. bla2. Then there were amazing zen/nature wall drapes and tea collection with the tea's (I get to taste - japanese garden). There were also, all kinds of weapon in the room... and most amazing part, the is part of the Naruto series illustrator / translator / merchandise creator. He can freaking draw. The list goes on and on.. and on. And2, he's a martial artist!~~ Jujitsu, kendo, fencing.. and guess what. He is 21. 0,o!~

I feel inferior. -_-!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Complexity of Me

When you are in a new place... sometimes, you think, 'hey... i can do this.' You know. Keep things optimistic. I mean, you want to avoid paranoia and at the same time wanting to grasp the reality of life that, hey, you are in a new place.

People around you will make the transition easy but for me its not something I want to be forced upon. Yes, dubious activities make you think about something else then home. However sincerely, that thought is always at the back of your head. Home is where the heart is. Coming here, I want to do what I am supposed to do. Study.

Then again, all work and no play makes Jill a dull girl. So, how do you divide time without feeling guilty. Tricky isn't it. I laughed about it myself. Of course the saying 'Take things in moderation' seems to calm people down.... but empirically, there is no way you can measure how much is moderation.

I miss TOK. >.
I like to network. At my own pace. With no one bothering me. So, if I don't join any presented activities. It does not mean I don't want to spend time with you... its just the timing is too abrupt and does not flow with my line of thoughts. Sounds selfish? Pretty much... but hey, i did allocated some time for you. I just have other commitments.

Care to offer me a chill pill? Sorry, I don't do drugs.

Caffeine? Well, its my guilty pleasure. Im sorry.

For the most part, I am to be blamed. I must understand that... people don't understand how complex I can be.

"The Complexity of D"

Right, so... bath time and hopefully and finally I would get something down, once and for all.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Barangan Malaysia. :)

Finally I have arrived to the land of the Roo's and Koala bears.

Although, I have to be honest. I haven't see any yet. >.<

Anyways, through so many misfits and emotional, dramatic waves... i think im settled down. I think.
I have noooo idea on how well i am coping with my new life... but hopefully it will all be well.

My personal thoughts,
- Newcastle is not really that bad... but when you are in a new places things are kinda off overwhelming sometimes.
- Seniors are great. They really give you some sense of a great support and what not... but I just hope I am able to mingle around as much as I like too. Within boundaries of course.
- Some people, are reasonably generally friendly.. but then again. Not all of them.
- I sometimes think that I am feeling what all those immigrants from other country feel when they come to Malaysia... and ah, please accept my humble apology.

I miss home a lot. There's a lot of walking here. A lot more then Banting. One word I could use to describe it is... a journey to class would be like jungle-trekking.

I owe people letters. I promise I would get them done asap.
Once I figured out how to go to town again.

Btw, I took things for granted in Malaysia (and I bet most people do), Barangan Malaysia adalah lebih jauh bermutu tinggi. :P

Thats all for now.