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This blog captures the musings and anecdotes of the daily life of a Malaysian who is now living in Melbourne, Australia.

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Update from Korea!! ^^

31/12/2008

Update from Korea!! ^^

Hi people, how are you all? I have arrived safely in Korea, and am now staying at my friend's place in Yeok-Gok, which is a suburb outside the area of Seoul. I arrived safely from Sydney in Seoul (Incheon Airport) after about 10 hours flight.

My departure was at Australian time 09:00am, and 17:40am at Seoul time. (not sure how many hours difference anyways yet). I will post up the pictures later, when I get back home (and have more time). Anyways, let me tell you where I have been so far.

So far, although I have planned an entire (useless) itinerary, my preplanned and post plans were entirely two different things. Nevermind.

On Monday, I visited Myeong-Dong, which is an entire cheap shopping tavern and street. A lot of Japanese head there!

On Tuesday, I visited Samseong & KangNam (which the areas are a bit like Bangsar) and a lot of expats and so called English speaking people are supposed to be around this area. ..

Tomorrow.. well, have no idea yet, but as Jo's niece & nephew are over, we might go ice-skating... so much for any trips to any temples, Hallyu sights or palaces.. maybe later... maybe later.
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27/12/2008

My Sydney Farewell: Luna Park, Japanese dinner & Darling Harbour!

Yesterday was my so called "Farewell Day".

My church cell group leader, Edward arranged for a last minute outing to Luna Park as our plans to Maroubra waterfall was cancelled. There weren't that many pictures taken as unfortunately my camera ran out of battery halfway! >..<

Oh well, enjoy the rest of the other pictures that were taken though!

So instead of Maroubra, we spent the mid-evening in Luna Park... where I was the only one who splurged on a 30AUD ticket (Luna Park Friday All Pass Special). I got sick after 3 rides (Ranger being the culprit!) and the rest of it was spent on quiet rides, with Matt hurrying us through the phone to go for dinner...! :-P

Luna Park (Aeriel view)
Luna Park from above...

Overview (From Ferris Wheel)


Clowns!
Clowns! Me and Cecile..

Tumble Bug
In the Tumble Bug

Tumble bug
Me at the front rear

Tumble Bug (from below)
Under the Tumble Bug

2 monkeys.
2 crazy monkeys.... Sylvia & Yanti.

Bridge View (from Ferris Wheel)
The Harbour Bridge view from the Ferris Wheel..

The Japanese restaurant that we went to was located right next to Darling Harbour. After dinner, we all headed to Darling Harbour for (my!) one last walk and even performed "One Way Jesus" to a portable loudspeaker in front of a crowd, with the rest of the group (the girls mainly!) hiding their faces and running away! Passerbyes merely smiled at us, or even cheered. ^^
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Reflections: Heading back to Malaysia.

Reflections: Heading back to Malaysia.

Sorry folks. I have been meaning to write this... but I got totally distracted by my annoyance with Australia Post!! Anyways, today I finally managed to get my Skype to work. There was a problem with my transaction via Paypal with Skype, so today as the last resort, my HSBC Debit card was finally used.

A word of warning... SKYPE auto-debits your credit/debit card in future once its details are being input into their "program". So if you don't want them auto-debiting your card in Australian dollars (or whichever currency it was used to purchase), please cancel the card after your transaction, rendering all future transactions with it impossible.

Tonight is my last evening in Sydney before I head to Seoul... and I spent the entire day just clearing out my room of all the boxes, food and etc. The evening was spent having steak with my cousin, Winnie, and her family at a diner nearby. Before heading home, I stopped by their hotel room, having fresh-cut mango for dessert. LOL. ^^

Anyways, back to my main concern... after about 3 whole years being Down-under, I finally can go home. Malaysia being my final destination. Seriously, I am excited about my entire trip to Seoul, and Hakata/Tokyo. Of course now, what is on my mind is how I will fit back into life in Malaysia after having spent 3 years abroad.

I have spent almost 2 1/2 decades of my life in Malaysia before heading abroad to further my studies. Going back to KL, even for a short period of time, I am not sure how much I have changed, or how I would fit back into the society I was from.... In the past one year, at least half of the people I know (who I actually keep in touch with) have either tied the knot, or had babies. Or just started a new relationship....

The range of people I normally are acquainted with are now so much different from when I first left for my studies. Indeed my studies overseas have "kind of" opened my eyes to what I know and see of society. Which is a good thing.

Indeed what the world holds for me, I really do not know. Only time can tell.
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Complaint: Australia Post (World Square Plaza)

26/12/2008

Complaint: Australia Post (World Square Plaza)

This entry is written out of my dissatisfaction of the behaviour of staff shown and displayed to me when I went to Australia Post recently. Wherever it is I may be employed to sent to work at, I always aim to display work which shows the best of my ability, and to be of pride to my employer and to the people and staff around me. In particular the words I speak to the parents of the children under my care, the staff around me, the children, and to do what is right for a person in my teaching profession.

If I did not do what which was right, in my opinion, I do believe that my clients and my employer have the right to make complaints about my performance. It is also in the same stance that is taken when this post is written. To complain about the behaviour of staff when they do not display behaviour which is appropriate to what is expected of them.

On 24th Dec 2008, I and my flatmate, Yanti went to the Australia Post located at the World Square Plaza, Pitt St in Sydney. I went there to send two boxes to my brother, Kingsley in Melbourne, in the state of Victoria.

My complaint:
What really irked me were the behaviour of these two men, who were servicing the counters at the 12:30pm shift. I don't know what their names were, but one was a man of Indian ethnicity, and another who was of Anglo-Australian ethnicity. Both of them were in their late 30s-40s and were working alongside each other.

It is extremely shameful, that there would be people who work in the front line to display such behaviour to customers. Both men were in their late 30s, and displayed behaviours to customers, what I would call very unfriendly, unhelpful and speaking in a very condescending manner to customers.

People in their late 30s to 40s should already be aware of the importance of ethics, and knowing what is right & not right to say or do in front of customers. There was not even a long queue at that time (12:30 shift), with only a handful of customers, that there should be reason for these two personnel staff to need to whinge about being busy, till at least the lunch hour.

My flatmate, Yanti was extremely irked, and incensed by their behaviour. She works in the customer service, specifically the food & hospitality industry, and is appalled that Australia Post would have in their employment persons displaying such atrocious customer service behaviour.

Fortunately I had the good sense to not let their bad and unfriendly staff behaviour get to me, but I must write this post to show that I know what good customer service is, and when I see it. It is also within my rights to complain about bad service when I see it, and do not take lightly to condescending behaviour when displayed.
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Forgiveness: dealing with the heart.

25/12/2008

Forgiveness: dealing with the heart.

Festive seasons can be times of bane..... today an incident whilst at a mate's home reminded me of my time at junior high.

I was searching through my blog, and found my previous entry on someone that took me a long time to forgive, with a similar tale of what happened to me all those years ago. Of course, the difference between both tales are that one happened to a person when they are much older, and one who was still growing up.

I remember the words of the Bible where we learn to let these incidents pass as we grow older & wiser.

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. I Corinthians 13: 11-12


Of course now, the way I would deal with it is that I would probably directly bring up the issue with the person... instead of beating about the bush. My way would probably be to ask the person if they have an issue with me, and get it settled with instead of pretending that I do not know.

I really don't have all the time in the world to play games, you know?
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Over-charged!!!

22/12/2008

Over-charged!!!

There is a reason why we don't compare prices after paying for an item. We don't want to know how much we have been overcharged, no matter how little it is...

WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

There's also another reason why we should also always buy our items from the supermarket!!!!!
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21/12/2008

Christmas: Carols in the Domain- Sydney 2008.

With the advent of my new camera, I have lovely pictures to show.. bursting in fresh and full colour! So, presenting some pictures taken fresh yesterday from the Carols in the Domain..

As said before, countries like New Zealand and Australia have shows in the parks, and domains.. public performances. Of course, it might be a bit difficult for The States to have it since they are in the middle of winter, but I am sure they will catch up in Spring and Summer time. LOL.

Basically it was just an excuse for families to have a picnic out, and head to the Domain, arriving 3 hours before the performances even started! I had no idea what I was doing there, except for being with some friends from my church's Life Group, besides almost getting a chill, and had to borrow a jumper from one of my friends, Sunny. My flatmate, Yanti, already caught a cold from last night, and is whinging about it now....

We arrived at the Domain about 5ish pm, and even then the place was already swamped! It took us a while for us to find a spot, with us dragging a child about 4 years of age with us. Finally, a spot was found behind a tree, and about more than 10 of us had to squeeze into a tiny spot!

All in all it was a good experience, but unless it was with my friends, I would rather stay in and read a book/surf the Internet. :-P

Crowds 2
Crowds...

Crowds 3
More crowds...

Crowds 1
Huge crowds.. Ren Shang, Ren Hai...

Waffle Stall
One of many rows of stalls selling food, fish & chips, etc...

Me_Sunny
One of my friends, Sunny.

In the night....
Scary....!
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My new love, a Canon Powershot A590IS .















So yes, God is great. Yesterday, I finally decided on a new camera. It is somewhat like an upgraded version of my previous camera, a Canon Powershot A520. A 2008 release model, it has Image Stabilization, and Face Smile (whatever that is), and other useless cool features. (I survived without them all the time, so they are pretty much useless, in my opinion).

So yesterday, I spent:
Canon Powershot A590 IS= AUD 179.00.
New rechargeable batteries = AUD 35.00.
In total, it was AUD214.00

Spent another AUD25.00 on a Berlitz Japanese Audio CD. Not sure how much of it I can actually remember, since I already have quite a lot of trouble with trying to read up on Korean anyways. However, from my perspective, Korean language is much harder anyhow. The alphabet is easy to read, but the pronunciation for the initial learner is quite hard.

Of course, after doing two months on my own, I don't feel like I am progressing much. Perhaps when I head to Korea, my creative juices may kick in. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention! So, I might make up my own language. Ka ka ka ka.... Ok, I just have to remind myself that I am learning a new language... it takes time! Patience, patience.....

I definitely have a better idea when it comes to learning irregular verbs, and how one verb can be used in so many different ways. Just trying to understand how one word like "mul" (which means "what") can be used to asked different questions across different contexts. Of course, it has different word pairings, that could bring about a different meaning when used to asked questions. In all, I could say that I will survive better in Korea than in Japan if for one to traverse across the two countries by one self.

Anyways, it's another week for me in Sydney till I leave. My cousin and her family are arriving on Tuesday evening, and going for my church Christmas Party on Thursday. Finally leaving for airport on Sunday morning, 5ish am. So... there, goodbye to you, my trusted friends....
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20/12/2008

Photoblog: Christmas Lights 2008!

On Thursday night, my friends and I from our church life group headed out to the little "Domain" for a carolling session near Burwood (about 2 stops after Ashfield Station.).

For the uninformed, in places like New Zealand, and Australia, there are always special events that take places in huge grounds normally called "The Domain" which is similar to what some may call a stadium. Superstars, and performers will normally come to grace these events, and families will come in the masses, bringing their mats, and food, and BYO, and watch the show till night. These performances are normally free admission.

Anyways, after the "CHristmas in the Park" show at Burwood, we headed off by Edward's car to look for Christmas Lights... Yes, people in these parts (especially those who have their own homes) take the time to put up Christmas lights. Its about the only time where families and people have the time and excuse to decorate their homes (and for outsiders to take pictures and admire the exteriors of their home!) LOL.

PLEASE VOTE!!! (Out of 10!!)

Christmas Light1
House 1

Christmas Lights2
House 2

Christmas Light3
House 3

Christmas Light6
House 4

Christmas Light7
House 5.

Christmas Light8
House 6

Christmas Light5
House 7

Christmas Light4
Me posing in one of the homes!
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You have served me well...

You have served me well...

Well, yes, obviously the thing that has been passing through my mind was whether I should get a new camera before I head over Korea, or should I actually get a new one over there.

Justin, my previous uni mate was telling me that cameras in Hong Kong were really cheap, and he got one there albeit an older model. He was mentioning that a lot of the Hongkies like new stuff, so older models lose their value very quickly. It would be the same for Malaysia, but I don't think the price will go down so soon. It will take at least 6 months to a year for the cameras to go down in their price.

I have got my trusty old Canon PowerShot A520 which I bought in a shopping mall, when I was out hunting with GrayFox. Its already three years old, but I think it is time for it to be passed on to a new owner, or die a slow death.... I love it , except that it takes a very long time to load. Even after formatting the SD card, the camera still loads rather slow. I would keep it, apart from the fact that it takes more than 10 seconds to load before I can take another shot. Imagine if it was one of those "quick" moments, I would have lost that opportunity.

When we were out hunting for homes with Christmas lights, my camera took such a long time to load, that by the time I was done, my friends were returning back to their car!!!! ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzZZZZZ

So yes, dear Canon PowerShot A520, you have served me well... it is time we part....
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Korea: Phone crazy....

19/12/2008

Korea: Phone crazy....

I am kind of in a grumpy mood now... Optus doesn't offer roaming services for those who are on their pre-paid services. Well, that is what they say. I have been on the internet trying to find a way to rent a phone, but phone rental charges aren't cheap either. I have read about the nightmares for foreigners in trying to acquire a pre-paid phone service in Korea, and its better to be aware than not be.

Rental fees from Skype Roaming (and 2 other telcos) in Korea charges up to as much as 2,700W p/day, which works out to about AUD46 for 27 days.

Another one is Travel SIM which is sold by Australia Post for about 50AUD, and charges about AUD0.50 per SMS sent. The good thing about that is that I get to keep the SIM for 6 months (inactive, that is) and go to any country without worrying about roaming charges. The only deal about that is my friends will probably be calling me on my Australian number... which doesn't work out cheap for locally based friends.

Of course, my third option is to get a Public Phone Card, which retails for about 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000Won, and forget all about getting a rental phone.
- Local: 70 won/3 minutes
- Domestic Long - Distance: 8:00AM~9:00PM – 70 won per 43 seconds / 12:00AM~8:00AM + 9:00PM~12:00AM – 70 won per 61 seconds
- Cellular phone: 70 won per 38 seconds

Do it like those high school years, copy all the numbers onto a phonebook, and just use a public phone to make calls. LOL.

Did you know that the SAMSUNG LG760 from Australia does not have the capability to read Hangul language? A pretty useless phone, says my korean friend, Jo. Being that she can't even text in Hangul on her LG phone to her family members in Korea. Useless stupid Korean manufacturers.. and you dare to put your Korean brand on the phones... PABO!!
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Holidays: Planning my holidays for South Korea and Japan. (2008)

15/12/2008

Holidays: Planning my holidays for South Korea and Japan. (2008)

Barely much, if you may say.

After countless sleepless nights of planning (which really didn't amount to much), I have a bare idea of where I will be going. I finally received an answer from Haruna, my friend who is living in Hakata Island (or Fukuoka for the uninitiated) last night.

So yes, this is a skeleton of my plans when I head to Korea on the 28th.

28th Dec - Fly in to Seoul and reach around evening. The skies should be dark by then, being winter and all there.
29-30th: Touring around Seoul.
31st Dec & 1st Jan- Definitely touring around Seoul as well. Will be staying in with Jo for New Year's Day. There will probably be some special event or plans for that night, so I plan to see how it goes with Jo.

2nd -7th: Have no idea where I will be, but may head to Gyeongju and then only to Busan (which should make the most economical sense).

8th Jan- Definitely have to be in Busan, as I will be meeting Haruna at the port the next evening.
9th- Will be touching ground in Hakata, Japan! Woo hoo.
10th- Hakata, Japan.
11th- Hakata, Japan.
12th- Hakata, Japan. Its Coming-of-Age Day in Japan. A national holiday here where the japanese males and females come of age wearing kimonos and western suits.
13th- Tokyo, Japan.
14th- Tokyo, Japan.
15th- Shimonoseki? Hakata?
Possible going in a clockwise circle from Gyeongju down to Busan and maybe stopping a couple of days in Gwangju? No idea. Definitely have to make some time for Jeju Island as well. We'll see.

Have been doing my research on the internet, but some of the websites are a bit useless, as it gives much detail about travel from Japan to Korea, rather than vice versa, as I am coming from the opposite direction. And also paying in Won, rather than Yen. I definitely doubt I will be having the need for Korea Rail Pass, but T-Money (bus/subway e-money) is definitely useful in Seoul. Japan Rail Pass will be a good idea if Haruna will be using the train a lot. No idea if she drives or not.

Here are some useful links for travelling Korea-Japan:
Japan:
- Travelling Japan
- Hotel Chain Toyoko Inn
- Fukuoka: An Expats' Guide
- Japan Rail Pass

Korea:
- All in one guide: Korea Sparkling
- Wikitravel (informative site, I must say):
South Korea, Gyeongju, Busan, Jeju
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Last two weeks in Sydney.

13/12/2008

Last two weeks in Sydney.

Its finally the last two weeks of my impending leave of Sydney..
You must be asking how I am probably feeling in the last two weeks, right? Well, its mixed feelings of my stay here in Sydney for the past one year. From attending Hillsong, and then to Hope Sydney, I met many different kinds of people... and especially the koreans!

I was going through Facebook, and finally had one of those questions from my high school years that finally got clarified after 17 years... can you imagine that? I heard that story on the week before Mother's Day, and never had that clarified. I could never have imagined that I would get the answer after leaving high school, and in Australia over Facebook.

It's one of those things that I am not sure if I feel relieved, or impertinent that I could not have got along with him to ever ask him that... also the fact that after leaving school for 12 years, we have still yet to meet, although we are in the same country far away from Malaysia...

Anyways, here is an update from the last week:
Firstly, I got my my application for a visa to Nippon-land approved! Woo hoo.. Just something that happened!! I knew it, I knew it! Its good if I ever had to apply for another visa to Nippon in KL, it will make the process much more easier, since I already have the initial visa to go there that is.

Secondly I lost my ice-skating pass... Hmmph, being that it still had 5 more ice-skating sessions to go, I really wasn't too pleased at all! That's about 5 x AUD16 = AUD80 that I will have to pay if for individual sessions. This is absolutely CRAZY. No way hosea.

Third, well, nothing much exciting apart from those two. I have been busy packing my room, and two weeks to leave, my room looks spick and span, like a completely new room. My boxes to Melbourne are almost ready to go now, and I am trying to upload to Snapfish for my free 50 prints (not including delivery, but that's peanuts compared to the price of the prints that I will print anyways). However, the add-on software seems to be a bit useless, so I might end up with no prints. Oh well.

Now all that is left to do is to plan my trip, and manage the accomodations, and just take off..! Woo hoo!
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Japan visa: 3 month bank statement required!

08/12/2008

Japan visa: 3 month bank statement required!

You know, these days, when it comes to the procedure of visa application, I think I am almost a pro at it.
And not just only for visas, but for skill assessments as well. But maybe this only applies for Australia, kwah?

After a discussion with Justin a couple of days back last week, I finally decided to just procure the flight tickets to Korea, for the sake of maximising and focusing my time there. However, somehow again after that, the thought came again (literally dropped into my mind when I was sleeping...). Perhaps God was trying to tell me something??

So this morning, I finally decided for the heck of it to just head over to the Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney and put in an application for a visa to Japan. I decided that if I were to get the visa, I would have to do it soonest possible, as I didn't have much time to get it processed by next week with the festive season coming, and staff going away on leave.

Fortunately, I decied to head to the travel agency and the consultant as a gesture of service, decided to provide me an itinerary palsu ... It took me about a few hours to collate the documentation required, and provide the required photo id. After about less than ten minutes of waiting, the consultant called my name, and I headed to the counter.

Included among the documentation was a letter that I crafted for their sake, describing my family's prowess in the ownership and management of business endeavours. The itinerary to Korea and Japan was also attached. Dangling among the pile was an FD receipt which showed a hefty amount, to which the consultant had highlighted in flourescent yellow, saying "we know you are capable of bearing all costs whilst in Japan, but we still need a 3 month bank statement from you!".

HECK. WHAT IS THIS THEY ARE THINKING????!!!

By now, you would think that they would forgo that part by the impressive amount of documentation that was already prepared but NO SUCH LUCK. ... so off I headed to the Internet Cafe and tried to get the computer there to produce my online bank statement. But luck as would not have it, it decided to be stubborn and not budge. I decided to call it a day.

However, whilst heading home, I called Jo, and asked her what she was doing, and she told me that she was still in TAFE. Whoopee Doo!! How fantastic. When I got home, and turned on my computer, surprisingly the online banking decided to produce an online statement! (Must be the cranky computer browsers in the Internet Cafes!)

The online statement was then forwarded to her e-mail, and she promptly had it printed off and faxed to the General-Consulate's office. If I had to wait for it to be sent to my home, I really do not know how long that would have taken, and also saved about 6.60AUD (it costs 1.10 per page for the faxing services at the Internet Cafe!). God Is Good.

Truth be told, I am not sure what kind of visa they will provide me, or if it will be a multiple-entry visa (which would be good as that would take away all the hassle of providing further documentation!), or may simply refuse entry! My cousin had horror stories about a Malaysian workmate of his at uni (a lecturer) who had to attend a Conference in Japan, and the Japan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur refused her apparently based on the excuse that she was a FEMALE TRAVELLING ALONE. Well, how SEXIST is that??

Anyways, in regard to the documentation required, it could be observed that the Embassy in KL is more stricter in granting out visas, if you look at their websites. The Consulate-General's website in Sydney is more straight to the point, and shorter, maybe due to the fact that it is based in Australia?? I do know that a lot of Asians (and that should point to the Malaysians) may want to "jump plane" to try to earn big bucks in Japan... so they are a bit strict with our country, kwah??

Well, WHO KNOWS?!! Crazy Govt people...!!!!!
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Making progress so far...

06/12/2008

Making progress so far...

My life in Sydney is pretty much... well, not much to shout about. Apart from going to work, the only I had to keep me occupied was church. I only met up with people from church like maybe twice a week, so I had to come up with other things to keep me busy as the normal niceties like clubbing, golf and drinking were completely non-existent part of my life.

So I took up ice-skating, signed up for bible-class on Monday, and voluntarily decided to self-study Korean. Well, and you're probably wondering what is the outcome so far?

Today I finally picked up my Canterbury Ice-Skating (Aussie Skate) Basic One certificate. Not bad for a going away souvenir, as Jo mentioned. Oh yes, and I brought my Korean friend, Jo, to the ice-rink today. Apparently she had some tricks up her sleeve.

This morning, she looked rather sickly and was tired all. But surprise, surprise. Half an hour after arriving at the ice-rink (we were late for the class by the way!), she showed her prowess in ice-skating. She was much better than a lot of the students in the Novice class....! Apparently she was rather good at sports when she was in school, and she used to do roller-blading in her early years.. Hmmm.. Oh well, what can I say? haha.. That's what you get for being a bookworm & librarian. Hahahahaha.

All in all, at least I can finally skate at Novice level. I have got about 3 lessons more to go, and 2 more practices. When I head back to KL, I will get myself a proper pair of roller-blades. Being that the ice-rink in Sunway is just too far away, I can only make it there once a week.. so to compensate, I'll have to practice at home. So yeah, whoever is interested in ice-skating, do join me. Also, when I head over to Korea, I will be doing some ice-skating, so I won't be out of practice, being that its winter there now.

I had endeavoured to attend the bible-class and finally gave up after 5 weeks. Why? Cause I could not really understand what the facilitator was trying to say... Probably just a mismatch in teaching-learning styles. I have to try hard to keep awake during the class anyways. Oh Well.

As for my progress in Korean language, well... let's just say it's not really progressing much. Sure, I watch Korean dramas and all, but I still can't hold a conversation yet either (not that I will anytime soon.) I guess I have to do more memorisation and have input at this moment. The real test is when I touch down and leave the Seoul airport. Well, we'll see.
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I'm Leaving On A Jetplane... Korea, here I come...!

05/12/2008

I'm Leaving On A Jetplane... Korea, here I come...!

Unless my readers have been hibernating in the summer sun, you would know by now that I will heading to South Korea on the 28th of Dect and flying home to Kuala Lumpur tentatively on the 23rd of January. In total, I will be spending about 25 days in South Korea, and another about 6 days in Japan. I have already received my travel guide from the travel agency, and now the only thing left to do is read through the guidebook.

As for communicating in Korea, all I can say is that I can't really speak the language that much (or well for that matter) but that doesn't really matter. I can't imagine how I will survive in a language that I barely even know except for smatterings that I have picked up in the last 6 weeks. All to be said is that I am sure I will survive the Korean fare as I get enough of that in Sydney. It will be an extension of the menu in Korea when I actually touch down there.

I will definitely miss cheap Sydney Korean food when I am back in Kuala Lumpur coz its cheaper here even after conversion (imagine paying AUD10 for one dish which includes pap and ba-chan) is still cheaper than eating in Hartamas, or Tmn Desa, or in those places that KYSpeaks recommends... Hah! (Unless KY can find a cheaper place, I can't really imagine where he could find any that is...)

Justin reckons that once I start to return to mamaks and siu-yeh in KL time and context, I will no longer think about Korean food anymore. LOL. We'll see, Justin. We'll see....

Anyways, I have finally lodged my OZ Permanent Residence application, and will have to wait at least about 6 months before I might even get assigned a case officer, but it doesn't matter that much since I already have my 485 subclass visa.

For you peeps still in Kuala Lumpur, I can't wait to see you during Chinese New Year!! See you soon!
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Nul Sarang Ha Get Suh (I will love you).

04/12/2008

Nul Sarang Ha Get Suh (I will love you).

I have heard this song twice in the last two k-dramas I have watched, Delightful Girl Choon Hyang and New Heart. I really like so I thought I would share it with you guys. You can play it in the Imeem mp3 player on the right side of the blog column.

내 뜨거운 입술이 너의 부드러운 입술에 닿길 원해
Neh DdeuGuhOon EebSoolEe Nuh Eh BooDeuRuhOon EebSoolEh Dahkil WuhnHae
My hot lips want your smooth lips

내 사랑이 너의 가슴에 전해지도록
Neh SarangEe Nuheh KaSeumEh JohnHaeJeeDoRuk
I want my love to reach your heart

아직도 나의 마음을 모르고 있었다며는
Akijdo NaEh MaeumEul MoReuGo IssuhSuhDaMyuhNeun
If you still dont know my love

이 세상 그 누구보다 널 사랑하겠어
Ee SehSang Keu NooGooBoDa, Nuhl SarangHagessuh
I'll love you more than anything

널 사랑하겠어 언제까지나
Nuhl SarangHaGessuh Onjekajina
I'll love you forever

널 사랑하겠어 지금 이 순간처럼
Nuhl SarangHagessuh Jigeum EeSoonGanChuhRum
I'll love you like now
이 세상 그 누구보다 널 사랑하겠어

Ee Sehsang Geu NooGoo Boda, Nuhl Sarang Hagessuh
I'll love you more than anything

어려운 얘기로 너의 호기심을 자극할 수도 있어
UhryuhOon Yegiro Nuh Eh HoGiShimeEul JaGeuKal SooDo Issuh
I could have you with hard words

그 흔한 유희로 이 밤을 보낼 수도 있어
GeuHeunHan YooEhRo Ee BamEul Bonel Soodo Issuh
I could just let this night pass by

하지만 나의 마음을 이제는 알아줬으면 해
Hajiman Naeh MaeumEul EejehNeun AhrajwosseuMyun Hae
But I want you to know my heart now

이 세상 그 누구보다 널 사랑하겠어
Ee Sehsang Keu NooGoo Boda, Nuhl Sarang HaGessuh
I'll love you more than anything

널 사랑하겠어 언제까지나
Nuhl SarangHaGessuh Onjekajina
I'll love you forever

널 사랑하겠어 지금 이 순간처럼
Nuhl SarangHaGessuh Jigeum EeSoonGanChuhRum
I'll love you like now

이 세상 그 누구보다 널 사랑하겠어
Ee Sehsang Geu NooGoo Boda, NuhlSarangHagessuh
I'll love you more than anything x3
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