Bucket list of things

Hi peeps! How’s your Korean learning going? Well, I am kinda ashamed to admit I haven’t been doing any ground breaking new method (other than my regular reading books, watching shows and listening to songs, and pawing through the naver dict), but I am however proud to say that I think I found my passion for learning things in general! I’ve always been a fan of the idea of putting time into learning lifelong skills that will be useful in life – I haven’t strayed from this principle. In fact, I’ve dedicated even more time into really putting the things I’ve learnt to good use.

 

Hence, in the past few months, I’ve been just revamping my lifestyle, intensively absorbing and practising like a sponge :

1,2) Baking and Cooking

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Indonesian style Ondeh Ondeh

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Noodles, but I’m just really trying to perfect cooking of eggs.

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Apple muffins with random test flavours

3) Doing Calligraphy

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Yes, this is only pencil, but I can’t put up UNPERFECT THINGS! When I’m sure my inked copy will be fabulous, I’ll upload it then.

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Some black light UV Blackletter when I was too cheap poor to afford real good calligraphy markers and used my highlighter instead. Turned into some disco calligraphy party!

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Sorry for all these unedited unglam pics.. I dont have access to Photoshop now

Which makes me appreciate the good work people in the past have done to create beautiful, elegant writing that still stays true to form today. That’s legit awesome.

4) Watching a shit ton of wildlife/food/health/survival documentaries (I recently got addicted to Les Stroud’s Survivorman and Ray Mears’s Extreme Survival series, now I’ve learnt a bunch of survival skills! Not that you care, but if you’re also interested in the possibilities of perhaps one day being stranded in the wild, escaping ZOMBIES, this may come in handy.

I’ve a new-found appreciation of animals and their way of life, learnt some good principles from animals(!) about life, death, clean, good healthy food, making them allows me to know exactly what I’m putting into my body. Because of all these health documentaries, I’ve also got more information and understanding about eating disorders, the difficulty of people and fast food, obesity, health problems and I’ve bought myself a blender to do juicing and green smoothies now. (But of course, learn how to do it, and what vegs can benefit from boiling prior to blending for maximum benefits)

5) exercising – first rule of zombie apocalypse is to do cardio.

Just kidding. I get my exercise from the good people of FitnessBlender. They have really good stuff and knowledge about healthy living too.

6) and casually listening to korean songs and reading korean novels without pressuring myself to know everything, speaking of which.. have you guys heard Eddy Kim’s new mini album? It’s awesome!

These two in particular, have been on repeat nonstop.. which means:

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Sarah Andersen’s bloody hilarious and relatable comics are one of my latest gems. i can’t believe how much I love this. My other fav comic is Bill Amend’s Foxtrot and that’s like decades ago that I decided this was going to a comic strip artist I like.

(Sarah Andersen is a great student illustrator, but her page can be quite hard to find so here you go, MAGICAL LAND OF AWESOME COMICS)

Anyway………..

yup. That’s all the stuff I did.

 

Best blog post conclusion ever.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Bucket list of things

  1. All the food pictures made me hungry! The food looks delicious & calligraphy is simply stunning! I’m amazed how people can write in such a beautiful way. How? Overall, a lovely bucket list ;3

    • Oh I’m afraid you’ve given me too much praise I don’t feel I deserve. I even feel a little guilty for posting usually pretty crap posts and ask myself why do people even read such a blog 😛 Baking, I just follow recipes online, cooking is mainly to satisfy my gluttony (but cheapness to spend it on restaurants) and calligraphy is easy to pick up! You just need things like a pen holder and a metal nib, some ink, and a good guide book you can probably borrow from a library. You can see what supplies people use from paperinkarts.com

      • I don’t think it’s too much praise, dear ;p
        One may cook following a recipe, but still fail. I know it from my own experience. I cannot believe that calligraphy is easy. Common, it’s so pretty!

      • if you’re interested in calligraphy, you can check out the flourish forum! I’ve been part of it for a while now, and they give plenty of help. I’m sure you can pick it up in no time soon! See you there if you’re checking it out!

  2. Ignoring the food pictures that are making me so hungry, noodles and apple muffins sound delicious. Also calligraphy might take a while no? Seems you have to practice to make it perfect and write quick too.

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