Friday, December 26, 2008

merry christmas!!!


lovely dinner...
(btw, it was handee who took the photo.. i need a tripod)

when nat and i "forced" honza to wear the santa hat..

honza and bejamin: trying to trick us in playing UNO by speaking german. ughhhh.

honza singing... in english!!! how cute.

i couldn't remember why we're laughing so hard..

good food...
...nice conversation

warm hug, kisses, and greetings....

P.S. i miss home ...our christmas celebration but being with lovely people makes me feel like am home...

different faces...same feeling....HAPPY-ness

Thursday, December 18, 2008

DOT exam

safe zone
danger zone

i really don't know how i managed the to answer the DOT exam but yeah i did.

Friday, December 5, 2008


i lost my atm card today...

how stupid can i get????

Monday, September 29, 2008

no classes!!!

it wasn't the alarm clock that woke me... it was the strong wind and the heavy rain that made me get out from bed. as i hit the shower i was battling with the thought of me not going to school. well i hate commuting under the rain.. who does anyway?

well good thing the universe was on my side.. just before i wear my flipflops i got a message from natalie, telling me that the class is suspended due to the typhoon. so i went to back to bed...

after hours of sleeping... i managed to get to gain my senses by lunch time. i made pancakes for brunch since i really don't feel like eating.

after eating i pulled out some readings and TRIED my best to deal with the readings. but after reading a couple of pages my sleepfairy showed up so i there i buried the readings and went to bed.

what can i do... today is a bed weather..

.... so i guess i have to cram later.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

matter loading

and the matter loading begins...

Friday, September 19, 2008

thai.... land!


yey! am going to thailand next month!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

7-11 and MCU Jihe Campus

before leaving my place, i made sure that i have the directions with me...i don't want to get lost in taipei and be late for school.

1.) take the TRA- taipei,
2.) the MRT redline (beitou) get off to Jiantan
3.) jiantan exit 1, cross the street, look for a 7-11 and the building across is the jihe campus.

easy... right?? well, it is... sort of. as i got off from jiantan exit 1, i cross the street and in less than 100 steps i saw a 7-11 but not the school... grrr!

where the hell is MCU-jihe campus??? i asked the guy from 7-11 but the language barrier prevailed. and walked out frustrated.

i just decided to walk further.... starting to get worried when i saw a 2nd 7-11... and across it, is the jihe campus...what the?? no one even mentioned that there are two 7-11.. hmf!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

yey! am taking business mandarin!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

jhongli apartment

for the first time id be LIVING in a building...
hopefully our elevator is heavy duty... 15 floors = huge number of steps.

my new surroundings... so different from HOME

day one!

welcome to taiwan!!!

it was drizzling, good thing i signed up for the "pick-up" form so i wouldn't have any problems.

as i wait for my baggage i had this image of what will transpire moments later. someone is standing in the arrival area he/she is holding a name plate and id approach him/her and we'd bid our hi and hellos... but its not what happened.

i waited for a couple of hours but no one showed up. i was so upset and teary eyed. yes, i was teary eyed why? i was trying to get some help but no one speaks english.

how did i regain my composure?

after having NT$, i grabbed a quick snack then bought a taiwan sim..

...and suddenly an angel appeared-hehehehe. apparently, the lady from the TW mobile kiosk speaks english.

the angel figured that i was worried, so she offered help...

she helped me phoned the school, i didn't understood the first 3 minutes of their conversation except for my name -ughhh then the angel handed me the phone.i was annoyed by the train conversation i had with the lady from school. instead of her being concern and all she argued instead with a tone that i didn't ticked the "pick-up" box... what the?!?

i sounded so annoyed and upset that the angel another help... getting a taxi.

i showed the uni's addie to the cab driver (good thing i have the taiwanese version!)and geeez NTS$800 (US$25) is the asking price since im harassed i gave in without any questions.

as i reached the international students advising office (isao) a lady with a tone approached me (obviously it's her) and argued all over again. grrrr. i wanted to yell her... "shut up". seriously, it's my first time in your country, 2/10 speaks english and the school didn't pick me up...uhmm the least thing that she can do is asked what want wrong and discussed the matter, rationally and calmly but of course she didn't.

ms. yvonne, the lady to whom i submitted the forms and the like hurried up to me and apologized, there was a misunderstanding in their end.

i took a cab from taoyuan to jhongli, ms.betty helped me to get a cab. i couldn't remember how much it cost it me... but am sure it was a lot. and yes, i believed that cab here is way expensive than home.

i waited for an hour to holly (my housemate) at starbucks... after some tralalaalala. she showed me "our" home and my room. i wasn't even paying attention since the only thing that's running to brain was rest..

i was so tired that i didn't even unpacked my stuff.