10 December 2017

Chin up!

Balancing life at the moment is hard. The 20s is such a weird decade, trying to keep up with all your friends, at the same time juggling study with part-time work. All of this while not hurting anyone in the process. I get it, everyone is busy. Our hands are full and tight with responsibility.

I like to tell you my dear readers (if anyone ever still read), I'm on 7th Semester, which means, I have 5 more semesters to complete my study. Things I studied now pretty much will be in practice for my working phase. It's freaking difficult and will ever be more as I go forward through the end of this bittersweet phase of my life. This is not a rhetorical statement, but I merely stating the fact as it may sound a bit too dramatic to some of you readers.

Dear readers, I often heard the graduates of the past or recently on twitter that a lot of them believe that nearly 50% of what they studied at university didn't make good use in their employment. To put things short and less complicated, they believe that knowledge they learned is useless. I can't verify that yet because I have 6 months before my internship so I do not know to what extent it check. I'll update once I know more.

To all my friends and dear readers who are in the same boat as me, struggling to keep up with everything, be it at studying, relationship or working, this too shall pass. As we sigh and complain remember those who are less fortunate. We just have little more than what they had, thus we should always be grateful. Life is short to be unhappy. Be happy be happy and be happy


18 October 2017

SEMESTER 7

Hello. It's been awhile since my last update.


My semester officially started on the first week of October. Currently at week 3 of semester 7, which means I'm on a 3rd freaking year! What a journey kan? I am halfway to complete my study dah. The drama to get this far was actually very daunting hahaha. But let's not get to that crap yeah?


As per usual, every semester I always create a new resolution list. It's like abundance of things I would like to achieve all at once because am an ambitious person? Hahaha. The hardest part is always to get things done accordingly and within my time goals. I have like a lot to achieve. I made a doc specially dedicated to be attached in my bullet journal.


Speaking of bullet journal (BuJo), I recently start the infamous journalling system as mean to be more organized. 6 subjects, 4 of them are core I think being organized will likely get me to survive semester 7.



MY RECENT HAUL. I go crazy with washi tapes and stickers. They were all really really cheap. The stickers actually got like 4 sheets per pack so I have like 12-16 maybe sheets. That's a lot


My new desk situation. I recently moved to a new house together with my roommates. Bought few new furnitures and this Ikea desk was what I needed. Big enough to place all my thicc ass accounting books. 


Making notes for my mindmap assignment. Jumping into calligraphy, not yet a pro but I'm content with what I am capable as of now. ✌


The stickers that I told you guys! they were all so cute and tiny.

As my schedule will probably get very hectic, all project and writing must be put on hold. I'll try completing them pronto but Im not making any empty promises. Because I do it all the time 😂

I end my post with a song from Talking Heads - psycho killers 



19 September 2017

BOOK REVIEW: NORWEGIAN WOOD BY HARUKI MURAKAMI


This is the cover page of the novel, not the usual red vintage international. Purchased at MPH SACC Mall for RM 37.95


Synopsis:

Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before.  Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable.  As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman



My review: 

Norwegian Wood is the first from Murakami I’ve read. My sole reason for picking it was due to my curiosity. Mostly raved, talked about all over internet. People who read it would describe NW as heartbreaking and would left you unspeakable after that last flip of page. AND that’s exactly how I felt towards the ending of NW.

The story is about Watanabe and Naoko who are best friends since childhood together with Kizuki, entangle in this complicated and twisted relationship bound by their inexorable grieving of Kizuki’s death. In the journey to cope with the loss, Watanabe and Naoko became friends with a few people that make up the story. I like how NW not only focuses the story of the hero and heroine, but it also highlights these minor characters. In a way, together with Watanabe and Naoko, these people shared how the cause of fate and luck dragged them to an unfathomable.

NW is a tragedy and rampant with suicide as the main focus, if I were to sum it up. It leaves you hollow with an indescribable sadness. Despite that, Murakami makes the tragedy sounds beautiful with his narratives and play of words. Mind you, this book is not for a light read. But I guess anyone who tried to read Murakami would know that his stories are brutal in sort of way. Therefore, if you are a very young reader (16 and below) you shouldn’t be reading any of his. Characters in this book seem to be pertinent to the idea of suicide being the cure to all. Naoko told Watanabe that the suicidal thoughts run in her family, and she as well have the tendency to commit it.

I am not the biggest fan of the idea, but I get where Murakami is going with the suicidal theme. Suicide in Asian countries like Japan is the highest caused of death among its citizen. Despite it being a catharsis, he wants it to appear beautiful nevertheless. But it’s a fiction, it didn’t have to make sense. It just needs to feel real to readers. Yeah, got sex also this book

The book did not have a happy ending. It ends with TRAGEDY. And therefore, read it with cautious.

This is my first time reading something so heavy, but I am glad I did it. I would love to read more from Murakami’s and in the process of locating used book available in Malaysia (because I am a cheapskate Smile with tongue out)

p/s: I like to point out an oblivion that I am nowhere an expert in writing a book review. Imagine my review as written by someone with no apparent interest in reading, somehow stuck between herself and a piece of book. The review is like a child pretending as revelation for what she just discovered from that manuscript. To put it simply, what I write can appear to be somewhat bullshit, but you will understand it in between of many bullshits I wrote. Enjoice!
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