Saturday, 20 August 2016

Self-Discipline

Let me write down some of my goals I want to achieve daily :

1. Exercise at least 30 min.
2. Eat clean.
3. Write something, anywhere, to anyone.
4. Remember 10 new German words.
* 5. Read 15-30 min. *
6. Do a 20 min meditation in the morning.
7. Share one good thing to the people I love.
8. Take a film photo.

Remember!

95% of everything you do is the result of habit.
- Aristotle

We should build more good habits, because...

Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with,
Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with!
- Brian Tracy


Definition of self-discipline :
The ability to make yourself do, what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.


Saturday, 6 August 2016

one of the good old things

https://mlokm.wordpress.com/

 feeling young to read over those old posts <3

Friday, 5 August 2016

Malaysia

This was my second time in Malaysia. It's not a solo travel. I was with my family + Malaysian family.
They picked us up at KL airport. Nice to meet my Malaysian family again! Photos below can tell what I have been doing there! Enjoy!



28/7 - We arrived Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, at about 5pm. After dinner, we visited one of the landmarks @KLCC - Petronas Towers *they were once the tallest buildings in the world! 


29/7 - It was a relaxing day. We went to the National Museum in the morning. I always love visiting some museums/ I have an inquisitive mind when I travel to another place, to see how they present stories and you always learned something new. 
Most of the southeast Asia countries grow a fruit called "Durian", it has a thick and sharp husk and they grow on tall trees (can't imagine how people collect them), they are also known as "King of fruits". For me, I am familiar with Durian because we can find some in Hong Kong supermarket as well. When the Durian season comes, you enter the supermarket, your first sense of smell (odour/ luscious scent) can tell whether you are a durian lover or not. By the way... local Malaysian treat them as a proper meal.. We ate four durians in total for lunch. Omg!!
At night, we went to a very local "night food court" and I love it. 


30/7 - We woke up early in the morning and headed to Malacca/Melaka. It is a very historical state, has been under control by Portuguese, Dutch, British and Japanese. We were strolling around in Malacca city and it was such a pity that we left in the afternoon, I would love to explore this place for more. I know there are a lot more to see. Maybe next time I will come here again! 



31/7 - Some of my other relatives live in Teluk Intan(more fishing life there) and we spent our third night in this place. Also, they drove us to somewhere called Ipoh, it is a place surrounded by many mountains. We visited a cave - Gua Kek Lok Tong. I like the natural, spectacular cave formation. After that, we went to "Concubine Lane" in downtown. It is just a small and short alley, famous because of a rumour - in the old days, rich Chinese merchants hide their mistresses there, as you can tell from the name of the street. Now, it becomes more commercialize and it is not my thing. I mean it is not very attractive, at least for me. *except I ate a really yummy ice cream there*

 
 
Ipoh must try dish - Bean Sprout Chicken.
1/8 - This was a day which basically just travel all the way back from Malaysia to Hong Kong. We got home safe, even though there was a typhoon messing around hk. Thanks God!



Melody

Sunday, 24 July 2016

falling in real love

I like how we spend time together, I like his mind, I like his smiles.


I love you.

Being 20

16th July was my 20th Birthday, no big celebration at all. The best part was, mom bought me a cake!
Thinking of those who are 30ish, I don't feel old. When I woke up the next day, I felt good.
I wanted to create something new in my life, anything new! 

Even I am not yet a college student,
I have to say, I love my life, I love people surround me, I love everything I am doing.
These three years have been amazing, I know what are my passions, I found someone I love, I enjoy living on this earth.
- I am proud of myself.

Thank you to all who taught me something and gave me life lessons.

Here are some photos from my birthday.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Film x Shanghai (+ weird experience at hostel)

Wherever I go solo travels in mainland China, I stay at a hostel instead of expensive hotels. Be wary too,  you won't have a really nice bed/ room. If you look on the bright side, I can tell you definitely have a better chance to meet outgoing people who love traveling as well. I love to hear different people's stories. If you are interested in how I book a place, go to this website: YHA (click)!

However, this time, it wasn't a consummate stay. I met a weird guy who made me mad at the end of my stay in Shanghai.
I always like to share my own thoughts and tell others about Hong Kong cultures. A random guy who told me he is working in the hostel and at the same time he is also a "reporter". He was so aggressive, he asked me a lot about HK political issues. I don't like the way he talks/ asks me questions and put judgment first instead of discussing. Kind of rude people... I realized I can't talk to him anymore. Suddenly, he flipped over his phone contently and told me he has been recording our conversation. Wt* I was pissed. 
This is very unrespectable behavior! I told him to delete it. He didn't listen so I grabbed his phone and deleted it myself. I felt bad to do so such a barbarous thing, but I have to.
So, here is a little reminder for all travelers: be really careful of who you are talking to and avoid those weird people is to be reticent.

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This is where I stayed overnight in Shanghai.





Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Film x Vienna part 2

Hi guys! I am excited to share the latest film I got in HongKong. 
Those were taken in Austria in the past three months and the reason of why I like to make film photos is they are like a memory retrieval.

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30/4
I opened a Vienna guidebook from my host mum Susi and saw Laxenburg which is not far from where I lived. I caught a bus on time and went there alone. A very nice park, best for family day.


7/5
Vienna -> Linz
I was invited by host grandma to go to the theater in Linz and we watched "Der Talisman".

14/5
I joined a tour to Krakow, Poland with Erasmus exchange students in Vienna.
I met a lot of new friends and it was one of the best trips I have ever had in Europe!
Substantial and fun 4 days 3 nights with a bunch of new friends.
We visited Auschwitz (WW2 concentration camp), Tyskie brewery and salt mine
Also, city tour in Krakow Old Town.
I took only two photos with my film camera during these four days. The Auschwitz concentration camp definitely gave me the deepest impression of the whole trip. 

20/5
Türnitzer Hütte
I edited a video, click here to watch it!

8/6
Meet up again with my favorite group of Erasmus students at Alte Donau. I love them(Simone from Italy, Antti from Finland and Thomas from Arizona.) Special thanks for carrying a lazy Asian girl who didn't want to walk. And the amazing video Simone made -> HERE!

12/6
Second home in the world in Herzogenburg! Sister bond no words needed :)

14/6
AFS friend Stephy came to Vienna and I showed her around. She took great photos of me. Thanks!

15/6
Night out with Simone, he looks like a baby, very sweet tho.
I will see you soon in Milian/ Rome!

17/6
Last German lesson, end of course.

/failed/

only photo of me and Johnathan.
Ben from Poland and me, after class.
On the way to Linz
Wien Stephansdom

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 Tell me if you like these photos.
Melody