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plans for this year...

well...

went to visit Anna at Kinabalu College yesterday after work...was curious about the Korean class that they're running currently: whether they have an intermediate class...it's the nearest college to my workplace, actually just across the road, and i'm really close with the staff there since i've studied there full-time and part-time before...

Anna told me that they can run a class if i can get at least 6 students...cool...i'll ask around my classmates from my beginner's Korean class if they're interested... and she even told me that the lecturer now is really cute...hmm very interesting...

anyway, then she asked me whether i'm interested to study Diploma in International Tourism since i'm working in a tour agency. they're gonna open a part-time course starting in February...it's just around RM3K for the whole course (takes about a year to complete)... pretty cheap innit? i'm kinda interested...the idea of studying...well...gotta discuss with my mum first...

then again, this year...other than studying (if i can manage), i'd wanna get in touch with my artistic side...chinese calligraphy, piano, and maybe drawing... you might be wondering i do all that? that's so not me!! yes, i do know how to do all those stuffs, but i'm not good at them, i just know how to do them...

actually i've been learning chinese calligraphy for many years now...it was just merely for fun during elementary school bcuz everybody had to attend extra-curricular activities, and the group of friends that i followed went for chinese calligraphy...things got more serious when i went to junior high, i didn't know what other clubs to join, so i just joined chinese calligraphy again...we actually have a really good teacher and some really good seniors that can write really well, and they taught us...

i followed OuYang Xun's style of writing...the first time i saw his writing, i loved it, so i decided to learn his style...honestly, there are still many things about chinese calligraphy that i do not understand, but i think this will be a lifetime interest...

after graduating highschool, a few of us still kept the tradition by going to the annual Spring Calligraphy Competition and annual state Calligraphy Competition...we do this to commemorate our beloved calligraphy teacher who passed away in 2001, as well as a mean to get together with old mates...

i normally get the non-Chinese excellence award which i think is kinda like cheating, bcuz there's no other non-Chinese competing most of the time, maybe one or two once in a while, sometimes there's this Japanese lady (a friend of my dad's) who will take part as well...

well it's gonna be Chinese New Year soon, which means the Spring Calligraphy Competition is just around the corner, another reunion on the way

piano is something i learned from my cousin when i was little...i just read the notes and played simple tunes on my own...then when i was in 3rd or 4th grade, i asked my mum to send me to a proper music school to learn how to play piano...it didn't last long, maybe just a year and i quit the lesson bcuz the teacher was pretty fearsome and when i went for exams, i get so nervous, i couldn't play properly...in the end i decided to quit bcuz i know i'm just playing for my own pleasure and i'm not seeking into becoming a world renowned pianist or anything, so i just played on my own until i went to west Malaysia to finish my final year in college and my cousin decided to take her piano back...

the piano has a really long and odd story...it actually belongs to my youngest aunt, she didn't know how to play, but she just bought it for the sake of buying, and put it in my 4th aunt's house bcuz her house is bigger and her daughters know how to play pianos...when my 4th aunt decided to buy their own electronic piano, they moved the piano to my house bcuz i also knew how to play...after some 8 or 9 years, my 4th aunt's eldest daughter decided to move the piano to her own house (while i was away! ) bcuz she's learning piano again...i really miss that piano...nowadays, i only get to play when i see one...

this year, i decided to buy a keyboard to ease my sudden desire that pops up once in a while to land my fingers on some keys...but what brand of keyboard to buy? any suggestions? maybe i should get Cloudz's advise... i already got CJ in Taiwan to buy me Jay Chou's 1st directorial debut movie Secret's scores...can't wait for him to come back during summer and lay my hands on that book! i love Terdsak Janpan's "Angel" too much! gonna learn that the first thing i get the scores...

as for drawing, i like to draw Chinese characters or English words at random...and some manga characters too, my favourite manga author has gotta be Watase Yuu (this is due to wide influence by good friend Lian), Watase's notable works are Fushigi Yuuki & Ayashi no Ceres...sometimes i draw portrait of celebs, i think i've only successfully drawn 2 of my favorite entertainers, and they're both Korean... Tony An (ex H.O.T, ex JTL) and Hwanhee ( Fly to the Sky)

i should definitely draw again, it's fun to do...maybe not human portrait, it's too hard...i'll end up wasting a lot of paper...

anyway, since i've already got all these plans down in my blog, i better make sure i do them... or else i'll just end up humiliating myself without keeping my words...

over 11 years ago 0 likes  5 comments  0 shares
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Pm-ed you ;)
over 11 years ago
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I am thinking about going back to school too. Have you learned Korean before already? I am starting to practice piano again. ^^ Hopefully we can both get back into it! :)
over 11 years ago
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thanx Jo, will PM you again... musicnote, i first learned Korean on my own, and getting some help from my Korean dongsaeng... lyrics were the first things i tried to read, bcuz i loved Kpop so much during my secondary school days... i finally got myself proper Korean conversation classes early last year...prior to this, i can only read those cute lil round and square characters =) can't really understand most of them...
over 11 years ago
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You're so busy! But it's good to have some interests, Chinese calligraphy, I'd love to learn it too. But can't find a good place/ teacher :(
over 11 years ago
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hi Amy...well, just wanna keep myself busy from wasting time doing useless stuffs... i think in the end, the best teacher is yourself...learn some basics of how to control your wrist strength, then try getting some writing manuals (stuffs like a 字帖) and copy from it...i think since you're around either China or Taiwan, it should be easier to find these stuffs...oh, and a good brush is essential!
over 11 years ago

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english, cantonese, mandarin, japanese, korean, malay, hokkien
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January 7, 2006

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