OWD

it stands for OPEN WATER DIVE!!! whooooooo!!!!

I KNOW!!! Finally another tick from my bucket list (even though now Advanced Open Water Dive has been added to the list ;p) I am sooo so so grateful for this year, that I get to do so many interesting things that are not related with school… xp

IMG_2874So, after postponing it for ages, I decided to get myself into that underwater world :) I have always wanted to dive, but many things kept holding me back. Things like “no one to go with”, “it’s so scary”, “it looks so difficult and dangerous”, and all other kinds of what-ifs (you know what I mean!)

Things changed last year, when I was so lucky to meet this lady in her 60s, whom I admire so much! I met through CouchSurfing in Dresden! (yea, CouchSurfing!!!) She told me that she just did her OWD course in 2011! I was so ashamed seeing how she’s way more energetic and ‘younger’ than I am. She went rock climbing just a few years ago (!!!) and she climbed the tree in her garden to pick up the cherries (because she doesn’t have any ladder, she said) and she cycles to work everyday… Can you imagine now what kind of woman we are dealing with here? and you still dare to say that you’re young and lively and adventurous? think again!! ;)

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When school is over….

yes, SCHOOL IS OVER!!! 

ENDLICCHHHH!!! :D (Well, I’ve got a mixed feeling on this, but for the time being, its a “yessssss!!!”)

I still haven’t felt much of the effect YET, as it still feels like any other holiday… But I’m pretty sure, sooner or later, things will be so different! (5/6 of my life have been spent as a student!!! that’s something!)

Anyway, before everything else (read: working), I finally get the chance to discover a little bit of South East Asia (like, finally!) :D and I am so so so excited! I have always wanted to do this and it’s now time for CAMBODIA and VIETNAM!!! awesomeness!

I’ll be traveling with 3 other crazy buddies, so I’m preparing myself for the most random things to happen along the way ;)

 

*the two ugly travelers are ready too!*

excited!!!

excited!!!

I’m falling with a style!

Another tick on my bucketlist! I was so grateful that to have the chance to skydive. The feeling was just incredible. For some reason, you don’t actually feel that ‘wooossh’ feeling in your stomach (like when you ride a rollercoaster). I LOVE IT!!!

It was in Taupo, North Island – New Zealand. Was so lucky to actually experience going inside the cloud!!! aarrrhhhh I felt and tasted the cloud!!! It’s cold and damp… I’ve always wanted to know how it feels to be on/inside a cloud (if you read Doraemon, i bet you will have this curiosity too!) and the view was just amazingggg! it kinda distracts you from the fact that you’re actually free-falling!

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Strangers’ Reunion

Ola! it’s been a while since I last wrote a post. I guess then this is a pretty apt post to start again :D

Strangers’ Reunion has an intimate, pretty atmosphere. I had a lovely time there, enjoying our magical cups with my other ‘strange’ friends.

Our fruity yoghurt waffle was yummy (and healthy)! I like their croissant, it was so crispy :) and their staff are really friendly too!

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the strangers’ magic cups ;)

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The Tea Chapter

During the mooncake festival period, I wanted to ask my friend who’s on exchange in Singapore to experience something more about Singapore, or rather, the Chinese culture and whatnots. and I thought, going for a ‘proper’ tea drinking ritual might be interesting for them (and for myself too!) So here we are! (thanks to my friend who knows this place and introduced us to this whole thing!)

As you can see, it’s called Tea Chapter, located somewhere in China Town (not so helpful eh? haha)

Anyway, I never knew drinking tea could be such a long ceremony! Here are some of the steps that I managed to capture. The rest of the time, I was listening attentively (and amazed at the same time) to the lady who explained and showed us the real way to drink tea! :)

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