Sunday, February 27, 2011

M issue

Dad & Mum: Nik! Are you eating enough or not? Got enough money there?

Me: Yea, still alive, it's enough just can't go travelling

Dad & Mum : Oh, must eat more. Can't save on food!

Me : Yes Yes i know.

funny how my parents keep asking me if i have enough money but they don't offer to give when i drop hints that it's insufficient. why bother asking then -.-

No mum, don't start getting worried that I don't have enough money but additional is always welcomed (: HAHA

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Snowy Finland

I think i'm getting more simple minded by the day.

Everyday when I wake up, the first thing I thank God for is the bright sun I see outside my window.

Everyday when I switch on my computer, I rejoice when I see it's a warmer day

Everytime I step out of my apartment, I'm grateful for no wind chills

Everytime I walk to school, I feel happy when I manage to spot some leaves on the pine trees

I get excited over snowflakes that sticks to my window panes

I go crazy when I see a semi frozen lake

Enjoy my walking on frozen lake adventure with my cool commentary (:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Blissful Bremen

Bremen is a nice town. I really wonder if other cities in Germany are as friendly as Bremen. The locals here gives me a very warm gesture every time I try to take a photo of the simplest things. I could recall sitting down at the bakery and wanting to take a photo of my butterkuchen but everyone stared and smiled at me. They even mumbled something in German and even offered to take a photo.

I won't say they don't speak English but I guess they are shy to speak because they are not so good at it. It's also my first time staying in a hostel which kinda makes me want to open a hostel or pursue my farming dream xD

It was also encouraging to meet fellow male teachers from th
e US and Germany. Met both of them at the Beck's brewery and they were actually on a teacher exchange programme. haha! We had a great time exchanging educational views and Singapore has still so much to learn.

Now, time to hit the books, exam is next week and I still feel no stress :D

Ps: Mind the retarded Asians in Germany (:

Only after a day we found out this was the real statue :p

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Weekend getaway

Most of my friends here are often baffled about my background. Yes, I speak English at home and I can barely carry out a fluent 10 minute conversation in Mandarin, Cantonese or Hokkien. Oh yes, I am trying very hard to improve my mandarin as well as Cantonese and Hokkien but often it goes back to square one.

Next week will be a hectic one for me. Hectic travelling wise not work wise. haha! Will be heading to Helsinki for a little CNY makan then Kaunas and Germany. I need to travel less and remind myself about the whole purpose of coming to Europe.*ponders* Ah, yes to try to visit all my friends while i'm here which also means visiting many many countries :D So dad & mum i'm not travelling,i'm paying my friends a visit! *hint hint cough cough*

And yes, I really miss my legendary friends in Singapore and Malaysia :(

Pretty snowflakes taken with my crappy handphone camera

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Amsterdam Aftermath

Bak kata pepatah, "Jauh perjalanan luas pengalaman"
Translation "Vast journey, plentiful experience" :- quite a direct translation but yeah!

I used to think that this Malay proverb was crap until I had this opportunity to see the world. Somehow until today I still can't believe i'm typing this post all the way in Europe. I should try to finish up my assignments quicker and study faster so I can maximize my time here. haha!

My housemates said these today," Wow, we have a full house today"

I guess that indicates something. Lalalaaaaaaa

Venice of Holland, Giethoorn
Pronounced as (kheetoon)

space cake,red light district, pancakes, windmills, canals. ah, I wish I was in Holland just for another day

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Travel Tales

You won't believe how lucky i am every time i go on a travel trip in Europe.

Yesterday, as I was about to head off from my room to catch the bus to Helsinki, something disastrous happened. My bag zip gave way as I was just about to wrap up my luggage. Thankfully my friend was awake and offered to borrow his bag pack to me for a week.

Hence Lesson 1,
Get a good bag for travelling. Also if possible try not to be kiasu and squeeze everything into the bag. Haha yes, I tried to test the limits of the bag and it gave way at a very bad timing!

Also, don't switch off your handphones during flights. This was because I obediently followed the instructions and now i'm left without a phone. In Finland, all sim cards has a pin code and I left the 4 digit number in my room. -.-

Thankfully again,my friends managed to find me at the airport and now i'm safe at home (for the next 6 days) yipee! (;

Ps;Pictures will be uploaded later!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Letter from santa

Dear Santa,

It was nice meeting you at your house. Thank you for your hospitality and most of all thank you for reminding me something.

Postcard to myself

Will be heading to Amsterdam for 5 days (: RLD FTW(Red Light District for the win)!