Sep 29, 2014

going home in sep

Will be going home tomorrow.. it's not a routine nor my annual balik kampung. It's to help my sis in her new venture.. Will be in Msia for 2 months and back in TW in Dec as I still have classes to attend..

Looking forward to this unexpected trip home.. :)

Sep 28, 2014

Sunday Serenade: my life

Sometimes songs don't have to be too complicated.. no need for 'deep' lyrics or fancy arrangements, simple words can be as captivating as well.. that's one of the reason why I really like Best Coast.. So this week, I'm gonna share another of their songs.. Enjoy!

My life
When I go on airplanes, I listen to your voice
And when I go to sleep at night, I'm wishing for a choice
To go back in time
Makes what's wrong feel right
To go back in time
Makes what's wrong feel right, feel right

All the things I'm taking are making me insane
And when I go to sleep at night, I'm wishing for a change.
To go back in time
Makes what's wrong feel right
To go back in time
Makes what's wrong feel right, feel right

My mom was right
I don't want to die
I want to live my life
My mom was right
I don't want to die
I want to live my life
My life, my life, my life, my life
My life, my life, my life, my life, my life. 







Have a great work week! Stay healthy!

Sep 21, 2014

Sunday Serenade: writing to reach you

This week I am sharing another song by Travis called 'Writing to reach you' which I really like. Enjoy!

Writing to reach you
Every day I wake up and it's Sunday
Whatever's in my head won't go away
The radio is playing all the usual
And what's a wonderwall anyway

Because my inside is outside
My right side's on the left side
'Cos I'm writing to reach you
But I might never reach you
I long to teach you about you
But that's not you

It's good to know that you are home for Christmas
It's good to know that you are doing well
It's good to know that you all know I'm hurting
It's good to know I'm feeling not so well

Because my inside is outside
My right side's on the left side
'Cos I'm writing to reach you
But I might never reach you
I long to teach you about you
But that's not you
Do you know it's true
And that won't do

Maybe then tomorrow will be Monday
And whatever's in my head should go away
Still the radio keeps playing all the usual
And what's a wonderwall anyway

Because my inside is outside
My right side's on the left side
'Cos I'm writing to reach you
But I might never reach you
I long to teach you about you
But that's not you
Do you know it's true
And that won't do
You know it's you
I'm talking to 







Have a good week ahead! Stay safe!

Sep 20, 2014

Poetry Solace: of mother nature

One last poem from Emily Dickinson.. Next I'll move to ..

MOTHER NATURE
Nature, the gentlest mother,
Impatient of no child,
The feeblest or the waywardest, - 
Her admonition mild

In forest and the hill
By traveller is heard,
Restraining rampant squirrel 
Or too impetuous bird.

How fair her conversation,
A summer afternoon, - 
Her household, her assembly;
And when the sun goes down

Her voice among the aisles
Incites the timid prayer
Of the minutest cricket,

The most unworthy flower.

When all children sleep
She turns as long way
As will suffice to light her lamps;
Then, bending from the sky

With infinite affection
And infiniter care,
Her golden finger on her lip,
Wills silence everywhere.



Have a great weekend! Enjoy but stay safe!

Sep 18, 2014

Europe 2014: erasmus

My EGOS conference was held in Erasmus University Rotterdam. Didn't manage to take a lot of photos of the campus, but here are 3 of them.



statue of Desiderius Erasmus
I prefer universities to have proper (well-designated) campus instead of being situated within or close to CBD or other neighborhood. I like to know where the campus starts and ends, and have a clearly defined school grounds. The campus of Erasmus University reminded me of NTU with its location far (far is relative in the small island of Singapore) from the city, its sizable campus and its abundant greenery (trees, gardens and ponds) between buildings.

Would have loved to explore the university more if not for my itinerary. I didn't allocate enough time for a comprehensive tour as I was too preoccupied with visiting the city of Rotterdam and The Hague. Anyway, I will ensure that I list campus tour as one of the itineraries for my next international conference!