Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chinese New Year in Frankurt

Being home alone and doing nothing all the time is so damn boring. I can't wait till i "maybe start" my germany classes. So i was having the weekend home alone most of the time cause the others were away somewhere. Luckily, on saturday i had ready made plans. I met Alison and Jimmy with their cute little daughter Joelle at the BH Train Station! If you don't know who is Alison or Jimmy , They are friends of mine. I met Alison in Goethe-Institut Malaysia where i studied german and from there i met her husband and daughter. We took the train to frankfurt then transit from another station to Neu-isenberg where the restaurant that we were suppose to go as Deutschland Malaysian Club hosted a tiny CNY celebration there. Met lots of Jolly group of Malaysians, feels almost like home except all of them are people who are much older then i am but age doesn't matter right? Even Joelle made tiny little friends. I'm not going to lie but i miss home and Chinese New Year in Malaysia is still the BEST! Not having celebrating CNY has been an experience but i don't think i want to miss it again ): There is no joy in celebrating cny without your love ones and friends <3
After the lunch, we went to hauptwache and from there i met up with Karin and Belle <3 We went for a little shopping and i bought myself a Pants :D Which i have been wanting to but couldn't find the right one and finally i did! We also had our normal tradition Drinknig bubble tea when we meet everytime ;D Before we knew it we had to return home cause Karin had a curfew oh well, we took the Gonzenheim train and when it was their stop we said our good byes.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Today was the day that i really missed home. I woke up and realize that everyone back home is anticipating for the Chinese New Year eve. Yes, it's Tonight! (it's passed midnight in malaysia now so GONG HEYY FATT CHOI!) The whole "tiong" family are back home reunited together while i'm the only one missing )':
I miss the Malaysian chinese Food, the family, the gambling, the fireworks!
But i guess this is an experience not being able to celebrate Chinese New Year for the FIRST TIME! (omg that's just so not normal) Imagine, celebrating it for the whole of your entire life and now it's the first time you'll not be celebrating D: , that's just WOAH!
Well technically, i am celebrating but just through skype, it's not as real though but better then nothing. Got a skype call from the family and yes i started bawling my eyes out *homesick moment* i decided to cheer myself up by playing some Sims 3, Yes sims 3 the best game ever! Finally my sims 3 can do laundry and i finish building a house ;D When it was almost midnight in Malaysia i received another Skype call from my family. I watched the fireworks through the camera thanks to Modern Technology im not missing out much.

Missing everyone back home.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

thank God

Few days back, or was it yesterday? ah, screw it! it doesn't really matter. I'll just get on with my story.

Despite the sudden drop of temperature, it was a beautiful day and the sun was shining.
Victoria (my host sister since forever <3) was oddly in a really cheery mood.

Me: Uh, are you ok? Cause you seem to be overly cheerful today (ok i didn't exactly say that but i can't exactly remember what i said).
She : Nothing, it's just a really beautiful day, let's go for a drive!
Me: How about we go for a picnic?

and so we started to prepare stuff like making coffee, cutting apples (yes vitamin) , packing bread and a bottle of apple juice.
Steffi (my lovely younger host sis) decided to tag along and so did Sammie the cute Doggie!

Everyone was ready and we were off to our adventure. We didn't exactly know where to go so we decided to drive around the place to find somewhere we can hang out.. soon the sky was turning darker and darker till the moon was up and ..
we still haven't found a place to settle (too late, aye?)
Then it happen, there was a weird sound under or somewhere of the car.
I had a pretty bad feeling about it, i was having a flashback or what was going to happen.

Vicky decided we should stopped at the Car Repair shop. We were debating if we should wait here till 7 or come back on friday (btw it was 6pm) and so the decision was made. We will stay so we all (including the dog) got down from the car and went inside to sit while they get the car checked.
Vicky got the news from the repair man that if we wouldn't have gone there earlier something really really bad could have happen and for a moment we were in a state of shock cause thank god we made the right DECISION.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Frankfurt Occupy

To continue with my story..
On saturday after the Korean classes, i followed Julia to this place where they were demonstrating against :

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is a protest movement which began September 17, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district, initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters. The protests are against social andeconomic inequality, high unemployment, greed, as well as corruption, and the undue influence of corporations—particularly from the financial services sector—on government. The protesters' slogan We are the 99% refers to the growing income and wealth inequality in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population. The protests in New York City have sparked similar Occupy protests and movements around the world.

But only it's not in USA but frankfurt.

At first when i look at the place, i had second thoughts about going in there because it looked kind of creepy. They had this campsite set up in the park. Yes, they really camp there but some of them do go back home and stay there during the weekends. I admit i was kind of being a spoilt brat by looking at how dirty it was :S *it wasn't that dirty actually* i think the cold air killed all the germs anyway. But after a while it wasn't actually that bad. I even met some people from different parts of the world mostly backpackers and they were extremely nice! I even helped them up at their "so called" kitchen. Yes, i cut the fruits :D
Are you curious where they get the money or food from? Well it's all donated by people from all over. I find this really interesting and something different. It can be really fun too! It was a good experience.

-more stories to come ^_^

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Korean as a languge

I had the best day ever today and i mean it but it didn't start out all good cause i had trouble sleeping last night i kept waking up. It was really annoying. Imagine when your alarm rang and just before you finally fall into a deep sleep, frustrating much? I suppose i didn't sleep well was party because i think i was nervous for the Korean class? YES! I actually went to a Korean School held every Saturday. I had to walk all the way to the train station which takes about 20 minutes from where i live and it was still pretty dark! I had second thoughts at first cause i don't usually walk alone anywhere, yes i'm a chicken i admit :P but yeah i did it anyway. I think i'm starting to get use to it? I shall explore frankfurt more now ;-) Met Julia at the Train station, Julia went to Korea for an exchange and she can write/read korean which is so cool! There are only 3 germans and this Korean School and the rest are KOREANS, the minute i walked into the school i felt like i was in Korea or something, it was pretty cool. The teacher was really hyper and nice to me but i couldn't understand her at all cause she was speaking to me 95% of the time. The only words that i recognized are "..can't remember" . haha!
Met new friends too, 2 german girls Aleyna and Ani both Kpop freaks, and Priska a really nice korean girl who was born in germany, and also 2 other guys whom i don't know their names .. sorry :-P One of the guy reminds me of Wei heng! The other one i think he was a mix cause he was pretty good looking but he has definitely the korean eyes haha.
I almost memorized my hangul! (한굴) *Proud of my self*
i'll write more soon, this is not the end of it ^_^


Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy 2012!

I know, im 13 days late but HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012.
I don't know what to think that's it is already 2012 and with the movie 2012 isn't it freaky?
With the global warming and not normal weather, it's scary but nah ja, i don't think we will die till maybe 100 years later or so.
So, my english has been going from good to BAD and i need to start practicing my blogging more, i guess that would help? ;D It's probably cause i've been hearing too much german around me. Talking about german, i think im getting better at it i just need to.. practice/talk more but i have this problem of being too shy? Help? i really need to overcome this big problem of mine.

BEFORE 2012 :
Yes my family came over to Europe and spent the christmas and new year holidays with ME!
We went to beautiful Venice and cam whored a lot, what can you say when you are at the city of love<3
My awesome family in the Water bus, since there are no cars in venice but only water transportation.

The small streets with lots of bridges in Venice <3

It was the awesomest holiday ever with my family and lots of Big smiles!
I'm missing them so much right now and can't wait to see them when i return home in the Summer.

i'll write more soon? ;-)