Introduction

New Shoes (or Sandals?)

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I got new sandals! (Or shoes?) Not sure what people call them. But for me, it’s not really shoes, and not really sandals either, so maybe shoe-sandals? šŸ™ˆšŸ˜… Well, whatever, that’s not what I want to talk about. Hhe Well, actually I had not intended to buy such new shoe-sandals. Let us just say that […]

Self-Reflection

Apologizing: Self-Liberating

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At the end of this May, I am going to present in a conference in Manila, Philippines. It is sponsored by my scholarship, but within a certain budget. Thus, I buy a cheaper ticket to fly there just so it is covered by the budget and so that I don’t have to spend extra money […]

Idolatory

Applying for a UK Visa: A Drama

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Yesterday I had to go to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) center for my UK Visa application. Unlike most of visa applications, I did not have to go to Los Angeles for taking my photo and fingeprints. I think that’s because UK embassy cooperates with USCIS as their Application Support Center (ASC) so that […]

Reviews

Love: Selfish or Selfless?

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Yes, I know Iā€™m not currently in a romantic relationship. Neither do I have someone that likes me. So why talk about love? Well, why not? But okay, Iā€™m triggered to write something about this because of something said by Nam Chi Won (played by my human, Choi Daniel, in Jugglers, eps 9). He says: […]

Auditing Japanese

JPN 101: Chapter 5 is Over

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So, well, Chapter 5 is over. We had the test last Thursday. As usual, we had listening, writing, grammar, and reading sections. The listening section was so fast! So really fast I wasn’t sure about what I heard and thus not sure about my answers. I think if I got them right, that’s mostly because […]

Self-Reflection

Self-blaming and self-forgiving

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The other day I made this poll on Instagram about how often we blame ourselves for things that didn’t turn out as we have expected and how often we make peace with ourselves such as spoiling/entertaining/forgiving oneself even when our efforts and hardwork seem to be unfruitful or unsatisfactory. The reason being is that I […]