Thoughts/updates this month:
- This month was my husband’s birthday. Yay! We kept it low-key and just had drinks at a bar with some friends.
- I cut my hair short! Eek! It’s so weird to have short hair since it’s been a while since I last cut my hair this short. I’m not sure if I like it since I think it makes me look older :p
- It was so weird when I came upon this article randomly. I’m not sure if you heard of Jin or not but he was really popular in the early 2000s when he first appeared in BET doing freestyle rap battles with other contestants and winning seven weeks in a row (you can see a few of clips of the freestyle rap battles here). I was a supporter of Jin since he didn’t let his race or family prevent him from doing what he loves plus there weren’t many people on TV that looked on me. In college, I threw a “club party” with a group of friends and our special appearance to lure people into our party was Jin. I was a bit disappointed when I first met him though since he was a bit too arrogant for my liking. It’s been 10+ years since I even thought of Jin which was why it was so weird to read an article update on him. I’m glad to hear that he’s trying to make a come back and he found God during the journey 🙂
- I thought this video was really interesting. I never thought of how a language can tell you about a culture mindset but it’s true. This explains why there are certain words in Mandarin and Taiwanese that I don’t know how quite to translate in English but part of that is a culture thing. For example, “jia you” (加油) literally means “filling a machine with gas” but it can also be used to cheer someone on and a form of encouragement. I was sadden when Tim mentioned that every two weeks on planet Earth, another language dies. It’s not just the language that dies, but also the culture and history that goes away. I think that’s one of the reason why my husband and I don’t see eye to eye on learning Taiwanese. He wants our future kids to only learn Mandarin and not Taiwanese since he thinks Taiwanese is a dying language and it’s not useful in the world. That may be true, but I don’t want my future kids to forget their heritage and where they come from. On a side note, you should check out Shannon’s blog if you’re interested in learning a new language. She has some awesome tips and language websites to check out 🙂
- I just found out that Nectar Collective is no longer hosting the Weekly Wishes linkup. I wasn’t sure if I should still continue my monthly goals but I decided to continue on since it’ll hold me accountable for my goals and I get to reflect back on the month.
Last month’s goals:
- Catch up on #365DaysOfTruth plan and complete month 4. I’m a few days behind for the month of April. Need to catch up!
- Read one book this month. Didn’t finish any books this month 🙁
Study and take one exam this month.Completed! Complete “Pre-Corps Engagement”.Completed! Bake/cook one new recipe this month.I made my first vegan cupcakes and roasted a chicken on a bundt pan. The frosting on the vegan cupcakes were a bit sweeter than I liked but at least it was balanced with the non-sweet chocolate cake. Check out a new restaurant.Out of all the new restaurants I tried this month, Zazang Korean Noodle and Sotto Mare is on top of the list. Workout twice a week.Somehow the last two weeks I didn’t have much motivation to workout so I need to get back on the horse.
- Blog once a week. I missed one week 🙁
This month’s goals:
- Catch up on #365DaysOfTruth Plan and complete month 5.
- Focus on studying calculus.
- Read one book this month.
- Donate at least a box of stuff to Goodwill.
- Workout once a week.
- Blog once a week.
- Take more pictures of people! 🙂
What are your goals for this month?