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One Step at a time…

I’ve been really slack… but now everything have settled down so I have no excuse not to update here… this was actually written 3 months ago and I have forgot all about posting it… D:

Anyway…I’ve been learning how to use my Nikon D5100 and these are some of the photos I came up with :]
All photos are taken during a road trip up to the Sunshine Coast :]


So I know I still have quite a way to go, but for now… one step at a time… :]

7 weeks…

I am so lazy with this blog. Time is going both too fast and not fast enough. My life in Berlin have been very simple – I’ve definitely became more anti-social and I have never watched so many anime in such a short timeframe lol. I wonder how much I have changed by being here. I’m just gonna ramble here – of all the things I’ve done so far being in Europe. Sorry if I bore anyone who bothers to read this entry lol.

Home: I miss home so much, during the time of the flood I was worried sick and devastated that I couldn’t be at home where I can help instead of being an hindrance by calling every so often to get an update. It’s nice to see people offering help and checking up on my family during the flood, thank you particularly to my awesome bestie who kept me updated with everything (even the change of our zodiac sign? hehe)

Copenhagen, Amsterdam: Copenhagen was freezing – the food was expensive and I really dont remember much apart from playing in the snow and eating overpriced food. Amsterdam on the other hand was more fun 😀 it was slightly warmer and the food was pretty good :] The Red light district intrigued me the most – pretty curious as to what is it like behind the window and why did the girls decide to work there and their perspective of the job. Wish I could take photos of the place but photography (of the windows) are forbidden.  Didn’t try any harsh brownies (etc), decided to stay safe :] plus the smell is a little off putting – guess I’m not the type to happily try new things that might have a negative effect?

Venice:  One of the most amazing place (for Pizza❤). During the time I was at Venice I had a little bit of trouble over coming my loneliness there – maybe because the people I was with are all classmates that I have only met once or twice – I felt really lonely. But on the third day, I got the whole day for myself – and I set out to explore the city by myself – surprisingly I didn’t feel alone at all – it was relaxing and exciting (because I was so lost for so long. – spent 3 hours going around in circles) I also bought many souvenirs so that was fun :] walking around trying to decide which ones I like etc :]  So far of all places I’ve been, Venice was the best :]

University: The work load isn’t as intensive as it was in Brisbane, but I really need to get myself sorted – my time management is terrible – and I am so lazy that I’m slightly disgusted at myself (lol) but hopefully all will be well and I get my acts together as soon as possible. :]

That’s all for now, hopefully it won’t take me 3 months before I write another post. ❤.

Life in Berlin…

Long time since i last updated this blog XD
Im sitting on my bed at my new place in the student apartment watching anime…

Life as an Otaku[wannabe]:

I’ve been watching so much anime lately, i don’t have much of a life XD
I realised that living by yourself do cost a lot of money… and even though going out and eating here is relatively cheaper than in Australia [food wise i can survive (happily) with about $15euro a day, and going out would be about $15euro each time i go out] but the night life seems never ending here, so it really does add up so that leave me with a lot of time on my hands to download anime and watch them XD

Shopping:

This place is a shopping heaven, I’ve bought a pair of jeans from H&M for 10 euro, and the market here is sooo awesome, I’ve bought 2 new “thin jumper thing” for about 2 euro, a pair of jeans for 3euro, some shirts for 1euro and a pair of flats for 2euro. so Tiffii is  a happy girl lol, even though I don’t usually buy 2nd hand clothes but the clothes look so relatively new/ok so I’m pretty happy with my purchase 😀 there is also some REALLY awesome stuff for sell, like i REALLY wanted this captain hat thing, solider hat thing etc etc THEY EVEN SELL GAS MASK 😀 😀 ….but then they are like 15euro each so i might not get them… maybe later… 😀 [halloween is coming up afterall <3]

Cooking:

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I’ve been cooking my dinner [some of the nights] in the first 2 weeks I’ve been eating instant noodle and canned mackerel [soooo yummy ❤ I love canned mackerel] and some nights I’ve ate at the hostel [cooking by the awesome Alek and Jonny] and ate once at Noi’s place – she cooked spanish food 😀 it was yummy too. ANYWAY YES I’ve been making pasta thing every night, with broccoli and mushhhroommm ❤ Its yummy and its healthy because its so much vegetable :] Once I get the net from my room, I’ll be able to get recipe online so I can cook properly :3

University Exchange:

Its still haven’t started, had the orientation on Wednesday but soon I can go into uni to sign up for classes, should really get more organised and decide which subjects do I want to do… There is many things I need to do but I really have been lazy [this lifestyle is making me lazy] But hopefully I’m learning to be more organised and independent as well. :3 [I’m a big girl now :D]

Thats all for now, will try and update this…later…

lOve much :3
Tiffii ❤

Scammers…

BEWARE! For those of you who still have faith in humanity or those of you who are as gullible as me!
What happened: Idiotic little me was searching online for a place to stay. Found a wonderful apartment for a really cheap price. After replying a few times the email sound so copy and paste (and very similar to the other reply I received from another apartment) I found out he’s a scammer T-T i NEARLY sent him 700euro for down payment etc. I’m such an idiot ><

Anyway I guess this is a process of “learning” *nod* but… ARGGGGGGGGG I AM SO PISSEDDDD><

So now I am waiting for this group of people who are also renting out their place to go on skype so we can have a video talk/interview. I wonder how it would go. I’m still frustrated about this whole scam thing but hopefully this group of people are real and nice? :]? Like. I’ve been joking about “I lost my faith in humanity” but in a way I do sort of feel that way. Why would people scam others of money = =”?! Actually I also wonder if it is possible to report them? If I get hold of their bank details, it would be possible for the police to track them down right? *arGgG** what a waste of time D:

Anyway :] on a brighter note, Dada’s friend from Berlin arrive in Brisbane today. Welcome Luca! :]

Time to reply…

I realized today how terribly rude I’ve been by not replying many text messages and emails. This blog is the perfect example: the second something distract me from this I would slowly forget my obligation to respond. This is something I will change and will change from this moment on. I guess this blog would remind myself what I promise myself to do and hopefully would change for a better person? Everyone hate waiting for a reply. So I can’t get angry at someone for not responding when I myself is like that. *work harder*

Exchange: Anyway, It is exactly 3 weeks till I leave for Hong Kong and 10 days after I’ll travel to Berlin where I’ll be studying for 6 months in an exchange program. I have an extremely mixed feeling towards this exchange opportunity, I guess I’m worried about the fact that I’m looking forward to going back to Hong Kong to see my family more than actually going to Berlin to study. Plus the reality of going to somewhere alone with a native language I can not speak is actually quite daunting.

My list of to-do list before going to Berlin is so long that I don’t know where to start, I don’t know what to bring with me, and I don’t know what to leave behind. This actually keeps me up all night, and my body clock is actually running closer to the Berlin time then to Brisbane time. I don’t get to sleep till 6-7am (which would be 10-11pm in Berlin) and I do not wake up until 1-2 pm (which would be 5-6am) It is stressing me out that I can’t sleep, but at the same time so many things are running through my mind of things I should be doing instead of sleeping that I don’t know if I should be happy that I’m not sleeping or wanting to cry in frustration.

So in conclusion, I am in a muddle, trying to improve myself before leaving my comfort zone, trying to fit all that I can in the short period of time from now till departure date, trying to become someone who is independent when I suddenly realized how extremely dependent I’ve been on my family and friends. I guess this exchange would not teach me about architecture in the european countries but also might lead to me finally growing up and become someone who can stand on her own two feet and even become someone who can be dependent upon.

Littletiara: On a brighter note, Littletiara been blooming, it would be such a shame now that I’m leaving, but I’m forever grateful for all who had supported me though this weird hobby. I’ve sold over 40 headbands and are having another shipment of headbands soon to arrive in maybe 2 weeks for customers who had ordered their headbands from Suitcase Rummage. Was a little disappointed when I realized I might not be able to go to the next Suitcase Rummage due to the fact I have to leave for exchange, but maybe if I work hard enough, I would be able to keep Littletiara running until I come back from Berlin and continue my little hobby :]

Anyway this is enough from me for now :] already over 500words. Why cant writing an assignment be as easy as this? *sigh* anyway……..❤ bye now :]

ink…

Day in day out. seems like all I’ve done the past few days is trying to decide what to ink in and what to leave it to be inked later – mainly because I haven’t thought through properly what goes where. Looking at my drawings, it look so complete, yet the faint pencil lines is almost threatening to fade if i don’t quickly draw them in. It makes me wonder why don’t I just pick up the stupid pen and draw them in instead of leaving it half complete. 

I guess it means that by ‘finished’ the drawing when I’ve finally inked it in,  it would also make it much harder to change later on. which make me wonders, do I always leave things to last minute because I’m so insecure about the decisions i make now that I created for my future self a little “door” to run away or to fix things later on? Or not making up my mind until the last minute and blame it on “oh not enough time” to complete everything? 

Either way. my sections will be lying on the table for another night, “uninked”  [aka. this post is pointless XD]

Procrastination….

HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY JIOR :] 

4:30am. procrastination. 

Pretty much haven’t done anything in the past 2-3 hours. And chances are, won’t be doing much in the next few hours either. Maybe sleeping might even be more productive then trying-to-work-but-facebook-first … Still in a daze with the whole rejection thing but i think ill get over it pretty quickly, after all staying in brisbane isn’t that bad XD right? n Berlin is still an option, and maybe if i actually TRY this time i might have a chance of still going aboard somewhere~  well! I’m off to sleep now. Will work more tomorrow. ❤