Of café and latté

Bukchon

And about 6 months later, I’m back at the same café that I was at on my last night of #winter2012 holidays. It’s summer now, and the weather is just… damn hot. I really like winter, more than I like summer. But I like both seasons, so I guess I’m just fine with anything.

Anyway, things had been good so far but I think it won’t last long before all the pile of work loading, attending a weekly course on top of the weekly lessons that I am currently enrolled. Next major event will be Hari Raya Celebration which means fasting month is just around the corner! I will be a (better) saint and do what I am suppose to do and hopefully this time, there’s a change in me or something, spiritually or rather religiously. Or rather, I want to be a better person that I already am right now (I am good, but I think I have the potential to be better, you know?).

Graduation

FINALY, attended my graduation ceremony last month. Waited for almost a year just for this day when I had received the paper, I mean the certificate, of my studies in Bachelor of Psychology. It was a huhuhaha thing because hey! this bloody paper cost almost S$60k! And going on stage to take the degree is like woohooo, I’m done with my bachelor studies yo! And the excitement dies a bit, because it was just a piece of paper after all the damn hardwork that was put in. Then again, isn’t this life? Studying, getting your papers (certificates, i mean) and get a job. I may be just whining about how all the hardwork I had put in translate to just a piece of paper but I cannot really express my joy when I had actually received that piece of paper. I mean, I had manage to finish the full course of education a Singaporean child expected to do. Albeit I didn’t do A levels. I had survived  3 years of pre-school education, 6 years of primary school education earning myself a PSLE certificate  4 years of secondary school education where I got my O levels certificate and instead of enrolling to do A levels at a Junior college, I completed a 3 years of education in Polytechnic earning myself a Diploma in Property Development and Facilities Management and then, I just got myself a Bachelor of Psychology degree upon completing my undergraduate studies of 3 1/2 years. That’s like 19 1/2 years of my life spent on studying. I’m 24 this year, mind you. HAHA. This paragraph sounds ridiculously annoying. I had just spent the less 5 minutes typing this out about the number of years I went through studying. THEN again, this is not the end. I’m already targeting 2015 to be the year I will be doing my graduate studies in education or maybe education psychology or just psychology. Who knows?

It’s true you know, when they say learning doesn’t stop. It’s a journey. A journey to find more knowledge and wisdom. Learning won’t stop until you take your last breath.

I’ve been sitting at the cafe since 7pm and I don’t want to go home yet! Am so comfy in this cafe and I have yet to finish the tiramisu! A Twosome Coffee tiramisu is really a cake to die for! I lost my track of thoughts, and I guess it’s time for me to pack up and head back home.

till then,
toodles!

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Winter 2012

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Currently, having caramel macchiato and the most awesome tiramisu I ever tasted at a Twosome Place, a dessert cafe located at Myeon-dong, Seoul. This cafe apparently replaced the awesome spicy octopus dish that I had back in winter 2010 and summer 2012 holidays. Was so disappointed when I came this time round and found out that the shop had closed and replaced by this cafe. BUT! I am not complaining. This a Twosome Place actually serves tiramisu that you could die for. One of the best I had! The coffee .. Are just coffee because I think the caramel macchiato that I had at Holly’s Coffee cafe was the best coffee I had in Seoul, ever. But the best cafe I ever been to, is the Conan Cafe located at Hongdae. A small cozy cafe with good coffee and toast, where you can just chill with your friends.

Oh, so much words. Would love to insert the pictures of these cafes but currently using the iPad to blog out. Didn’t bring out the laptop because one, I forgot to charge it before hand and two, I’m lazy to bring. And have I mentioned that I love Myeondong? Probably because it is the first area that I stayed during my first trip down to Seoul. I think it’s more because.. I don’t know. I just like it here. The crowd, the people, the cafesssss. Speaking of which, there’s actually this cafe here which run by handsome guys, but it’s Sunday today and they close on Sunday and I can’t go there right now to chill my last night away. ): it’s not because of the guys okay? The cafe is just cosy enough to spend the time alone and relax or read a book or something.

Yup, it is the last night of my winter 2012 holidays and I think I am coming back next year, during summer. hopefully! This isn’t a solo trip but a trip with the best friend who is currently back at home, resting while I am here, enjoying a cup of coffee and the awesome tiramisu on my last night. I love winter, I love cold weather and I like warm weather. I don’t know. I just like coming here ok? But I really really love winter. Just that my body hates it. Totally prone to getting frost bites and I have to wrap myself up fully WHICH I did not exactly do it. HAH.

Christmas songs are currently playing at almost every shops around here because Christmas is just around the corner. It would be nice to spend the festive season with someone, I think. haha. Winter is making me feel a little lonely. Really. But then again, my life just started and I think my career life just started and I’m trying to piece my life together after mugging/studying for almost 16 years! I see no room for relationship in the next couple of months. And the plan to going back to school in 2014/15 is already on its way.

Ugh, love the way my life is right now, like the way how the plans are like, hate the fact that I’m such an indecisive person.

There are so many things going on in my head right now and the cafe closes at 11pm.. So … I’m going use whatever time is remaining to keep the thoughts going and hopefully make them comprehensive enough for me to type things out.

A little late, but I am done with school! Graduated with Bachelor of Pschology from James Cook University. Currently working and totally loving the job. It’s got to be one of the most rewarding job, ever! Apparently, most of my friends and family members didn’t expect me to take an education role after the expensive degree and all the stress I went through but this is something that I had wanted for a really long time. So my personality when I’m with my friends/family doesn’t match with what I am doing but really, those who actually know how I am with kids, I am actually a totally different me. And nope, I am not pretending. It is just the way I am. Why must I pretend to be someone I am not and at the end of the day, I am just too tired pretending? Right? So chill.. I really love this job. I foresee myself being here for a while. So stop judging and give me some motivation and support alright? My parents, both the mum and dad, had been supportive from the start. And I am really thankful for them. Plus Syaherah? She got to be my best friend ever. From the start of my horrendous draft for my résumé to the interviews, she was there and am still here. Love her a lot, really.. Although… I never exactly express my love to her. Hahahahahaha. In fact, Nur Syafinah Adnan and Maimunah Mansor were there for me too. Really, these two juniors of mine actually brings colors, laughters and nonsensical stuff in my life, almost EVERY day. Love you girls ok? Hhaha.

The last part sound so cheesssssyyy. I think the winter cold is getting on my emotional side. Or maybe it’s the coffee. I don’t know. Hahaha. This is ridiculous, I think I am having mood swing. Hahahahahaha. Or emotional under control. Hmm, I am not making any sense, am I? I am just typing whatever is coming through my mind. Right, so..

I actually lost the train of thoughts because this cute little Korean kid just called her mom loudly in this somewhat serene and quiet cafe. Hahaha. Oh man, I’m going to miss this place real bad. Why can’t the cafes in Singapore be this awesome? 서울.. 많이 좋아.. ^^

Ugh… My Korean is so bad right now. My teacher is probably gonna whack me when I go back for lessons. Gonna plead to her to be extra nice to me next year. And got to revise before I go back for lessons. So exciting yet so stressful.

Alright, the cafe is going to close in about 14 mins, and there are still so many thing on my mind. Ridiculous how my thoughts are running from here to there and everywhere. 2012 is going to end, and as much as I love 2012, it has been really a good year, I can’t wait for 2013. I wonder what surprises are install next year. This would probably not be the last post of the year. I am sure I will be logging in soon to do the end of the year post. Just need to gather my thoughts more… Organized. Teeeehee.

This time round, didn’t meet any new friends. But it’s okay. There will always be a next time. The highlight for this trip is probably the meet ups with Jin (: she’s all grown up now and I had the best time hanging out with her. So thankful that she’s in Seoul. Won’t be able to see her here next year onwards since she will be at Australia, pursuing her degree.

Okay, this is really the end. The cafe going to close!

till then,
toddles

p/s: I can’t wait to be back ^^ 안녕히 주무세요!

here’s…

I really have not much time left. The number is decreasing rapidly fast, and time, really, waits for no one. It’s getting in me, the emergency and the importance on how little time I am left with. I didn’t foresee what will happen when I decided to take up the fourth year (research year) or how much work needs to be done. But decision had already been made and I am at the last lap to the end of my degree education. It seems so near yet seem so far. 1st June to end all of this madness. I am more than halfway through this journey, can’t stop now, can I?