Sunday, 31 July 2011

I love Singapore - Part 1

Yesterday i was listening to a nice song - Bryan Adam's Here I Am - and i think that song has a real nice music. For me, the music can makes me feel grateful. And Singapore is one of the things in the world which makes me grateful.

So.. here's the Part 1 :D
Actually i've ever wrote about my impressions of Singapore at my friendster's blog. But i think i deleted that friendster account (forgot about my writing T_T). So i will try to recall my memories..

It is 2006 when i went to Singapore for the very first time.

Before 2006, i have went abroad to Penang (Malaysia) and Phuket (Thailand) only. And that was when i was a primary school kid (which still can't have many impressions about something). So, trip to Singapore at 2006 is the very 1st trip to abroad which will give me impressions. hoho...

Arrived at Changi, and i am so in love with Changi (of course lah! My hometown's airport is Polonia Airport which is not nice... has very insufficient number of trolleys, and the conveyor belt is not continuous - luggages will fall at the end of the conveyor belt T_T).

Conveyor belt at Polonia Airport

I wanted to go around Changi, but my grandma wanted to go to meet her doctor asap, so we go to Mt. Elizabeth Hospital lah.

Where i stayed for a few days there

Because we haven't had lunch, we randomly picked a mall - Paragon and at that time i don't know that it's a kinda exclusive mall - and buy chicken rice there (SGD8/portion). I was shocked because chicken rice is so expensive, at my hometown maybe chicken rice is only around SGD 3. haha.

In front of Paragon


Okay.. so that's the first time i tried MRT. I was so excited to learn how to take an MRT. I learned how to top up the EZ Link card. I like to take an MRT because we can see a lot of people there from different ethnics, countries, etc. So fun because people speak different language.

I didn't do much back then in Singapore because that time my sister also just get into NTU. So i accompanied her going through her orientation, i entered the auditorium and was like WOW... i think i was like a kampong girl lah who just arrived at big city. Almost everything caused me "WOW".

Wee Nam Library also caused me "WOW". I think it's like the place where people buying and selling index. LOL!

I also tried this machine.. what is it called? Drinking Water Machine? I was like a siau po when trying this machine because for all of this time, i only see it from movie or pictures. At first i feel it's so hard to use it because i can't drink properly. LOL!!


Then i tried to use double decker bus too! Everytime i wanna sit upstairs because i've never seen double decker bus before! *Even i thought it's only UK which has double decker bus :hammer:*

Happily sitting on double decker bus, trying to capture NTU's sign at back
And this is my best picture which i took in NTU (i took a lot of self capture pictures, but this one is the one i look prettiest D) :
My sister's department !
For a few days (i think it's 4 days 3 nights), I visited Orchard, Bugis, Little India, NTU, Clarke Quay.

And of all things which amazed me... there's one thing which impressed me a lot a lot...

It is the DIVERSITY.


I'm so impressed by Singapore is a multi cultural country... And they respect each other.. So many different languages, Melayu, English, Chinese, Tamil, etc. But they get along well ! No one will stare at you if you speak other languages...

And so many different style of people.. You may wear any outfit you like, you can see people wear open outfit and vice versa. And most people won't stare at you. So you can be yourself and not thinking too much about other people's opinions.

Because of people being themselves, i feel like everyone is sooo unique... I even can't say that this person is pretty, that person is not pretty.. because.. i feel like all of them are so pretty and fabulous because they are being themselves ^^

So after the trip to Singapore, i went back home feeling more confident than ever. And i'm feeling good about myself and everyone too!

I know i live in a multi cultural country too. But... it is different !
You'll feel it is different if you live in my country too. hihi.. *don't want to say much*

Sunday, 17 July 2011

I'm going to SNU leh!

As how much i can't believe that this is reality and TRUE, and as how much i'm feeling grateful because i am that lucky....

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i'm going to SNU , man!! hahaha....
*super big grin, even showing gums feels okay too.. *

which means that i'm going to Korea lah!

The world seems like this to me.. nyahaha..
Picture Courtesy

Though i am not taking a special course which will make me have another title behind my name in SNU.. but i'm still so happy loh.. will only take Korean Language Course.. don't know will stay how long there, but i want to stay minimum 2 level (around 6 months).

These are what make me happy:

- i'm going to Korea! hahaha.. It's one of my dream destinations .. *i feel like now i'm not just saying "i want..." when i saw or heard other people go there..*
 and still wishing to go to UK one day :P

- regarding to previous reason, that means i'm going to experience new culture and see more stuff! ahh. i feel like my life is really like a dream ~

- i can live abroad for a while! usually when i was playing facebook and see other friends who are lucky to study abroad.. what i can do was just only saying "ane song e... ane song e..." (meaning: really nice... really nice...) but now... i can too!

- romantic one: at last i will see "Fall" and "Winter" *teary eyes*.... hahaha... i've never experience other season as i live in a tropical country... 

i myself confirm that i like Fall season the most while i never experience any Fall season..... :hammer: 
i just think Fall season is the prettiest because i saw the Aaron Carter's - I'm All About You music video where there are so many brown leaves on the ground :bighammer:


i never see snow too... even i was so happy when i saw FAKE SNOW in Hongkong Disneyland. hahaha... TOO HAPPY until i was showing almost my 32 pcs of teeth loh! can't imagine when i will see the real snow. but i bet i won't like the cold weather T_T

TOO HAPPY seeing FAKE SNOW. LOL!!!
- SNU is top 50 universities in the world (#50) and #6 in Asia.

I remember when i was in high school the last year, one of my classmates asked me where do i want to continue my study. At that time i answered something like this, "Actually i really really wanted to study at a good university, somewhere like Oxford University loh.. but i think i'll continue to study in Jakarta."

And then, i saw her facebook, (she also wanted to study in UK, and she does study in UK!) she continued to Cambridge... and currently she is studying in Oxford. Everytime when i remember her, i remember that i only said "i want .. i want..." loh! But no action , right? Only said "want", who will grant it ah except your parents can afford? So.. simply regretting how i am not taking any action and can only said "want" and say "nice" when seeing her facebook later.

So.. now i'm happy i am going to go to good university lah! :D

Source: Top Universities 2010 
Source: Top Universities 2010

- when i seeing and envying some of my friends (girl) who is so lucky because they are still having fun by studying (learning and enjoying what they want to do) at this time.. but eh.. now i'm going to be one of them! omg i'm so truly happy, man!

Maybe you are going to ask: do you get scholarship?

Answer is: i am not that smart and still not lucky enough to find scholarship at the timing... but hey at least now i do any action, right? it's better that saying "i want" loh!

actually.. i was saying "i want" for quite some months ..
but then it's Chang Dae Young oppa who supports me loh. Maybe he is tired to listen i said "i want" only loh. Then he said, "apply first, talk later". If he didn't say that, maybe until now i still doing no action lah.

Luckily when i told my parents, surprisingly they said it's okay too. It's so surprising loh! i think my parents have changed a lot. From very conservative but now really can be friends liao lah. So i feel really grateful to have a very supportive mom n dad <3

So i tried to apply to 2 universities which he said is good: Yonsei University & SNU.
I sincerely wrote my Statement of Purpose for applying to those universities. I know i don't want to be so rigid and write formal Statement of Purpose because i want to be myself. If i can get in, then it's for me. If i can't then it's not. So i wrote a fun one - and really true from my heart! haha! If you read it, you might be surprised, a quite fun letter for formal purpose le!

Yonsei's application period is still quite long. So that means i applied early. * 2 days later i got the acceptance email ^^ *

While SNU's application period is almost end already. I applied in a hurry and send my application fee in a hurry. I did send full amount loh, i paid for the corresponding bank charge fee, but don't know why SNU get less 8,940won! And it's the very last day of the application period when i knew about it! So oppa asked his friend in Korea called 박종현 to help me pay for the 8,940 won at 2PM (Korea time) at the very last day of the application period ! :hammer: 

감사합니다, 박종현씨.

And the announcement day ! I checked the SNU's website like more than 10 times waiting lah! And...

PASS :D
Then i was in the "Yonsei or SNU" state lah.. At last i decided to join SNU ^^

So.. i'm going to SNU 

:D

yeay!!!

hopefully the other process (visa, etc) won't be too hard!

<3 <3 <3 *dreamy*

Sunday, 10 July 2011

breakeven


Have been listening to this Breakeven song sing by Maddi Jane for 4 days.
Replay for more than 20 times a day!