Good Job

The moment I reached home after work, I downed a piece of bread because I was too hungry and then put a round of laundry to wash. Vacuumed. Hang the clothes. Mopped. Scrubbed the toilet floor and walls but I gave up half way because the scrub isn’t helping me to remove the grime. Hand already aching.

Changed bedsheets, put another round of laundry to wash, folded clothes and Iris is back to fetch me out for dinner.

“You smell like Pappy after tennis.”

“Sorry, was cleaning the house, no time to bathe.”

Came home, hang 2nd round of clothes, clean kitchen, bathe.

Continue with hiding my stuff and documents. Now I’m lying on the bed with a smile. At least I know mummy will come home to a clean house tomorrow.

I was very pleased with my cooking progress last week. I cooked 4 out of the 5 weekdays. Tried new recipes. Yes, it amazes me too. This week…I kinda gotten lazy because I’ve got too much things on my mind to actually have the time to think and plan of what to cook.

Been sick the past two days too.

I’m back into my worried and panic mode again. Mummy’s coming soon and knowing her, I got to make sure the house is in tip-top condition when she arrives. Come to think of it, I only have tomorrow night. HAHA!!! I think I can do with vacuum, mop, quick toilet clean, quick hiding things behind cupboards. I used to really hate cleaning because I just think cleaning the house takes a LONG time. I used to dislike cleaning because I think cleaning kills my brain cells. Now that I’ve done it almost every week, the most once fortnightly, it is becoming a routine and I’m getting faster at doing it.

I’m excited that Mummy is coming but at the same time feel stressed. πŸ˜€

 

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I’m into my 5th Korean lesson and loving it! I’m able to write very slowly and read very slowly now. The only thing I need to do now is to spend some minimum time on weekday nights after work to revise because it’s getting tougher with each lesson. It keeps me busy really so I don’t have time to feel lonely or anything because you will find me reading online, flipping dictionary, checking out Korean apps on my iPhone, revising my past lessons, tuning into KBS World just to watch about anything that’s showing, trying to read/pronounce Korean words when I come across any…on the menu, signboards.

If you’ve learnt Chinese, Korean is not that difficult in comparison. In terms of Chinese words, it’s either you know it or you don’t because every word is unique and you got to memorise the words to recognise it. There’s really no formula of how the words are being formed. Korean is different in the sense that they are made up of a set of vowels and consonants so once you master those, you can pronounce words even though you  may not know what it means.

It puts a smile on my face whenever I come across Korean words that sounds like Chinese for example mountain is “san” in Chinese, it’s also “san” in Korean. They have a lot of loan words from English too like camera, banana, radio, juice, pronounced as ka-me-ra, pa-na-na, ra-di-o, ju-se.

Alright, time for revision!

9.0

I’ve never been so engrossed and so into following the news. The recent Japan earthquake and tsunami has got me reading the news many times in a day. I even watched CNN for 2 hours on Sunday which I won’t usually do on a normal day. The news and stories are serious, sad but at the same time, inspiring, heartwarming and touching when I read about how the Japanese are coping in the face of adversity.

It reminds me that we are lucky to be free of natural disaster and life is short.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Japan.