Korea here I come!

This blog should be teeming with cobwebs by now. I haven’t been able to do a quality posting since my employer (you-know-who) has been keeping me very occupied for the past month. Still, hopefully I will be able to upload some photos (I have plenty to share with you!) or jot down my thoughts or something.

Meanwhile, this is what I have been preoccupied with.

PHOTO: Reuel Eugene Tay


YES! I’m [trying to] learning Korean now. And I’m embarking on a mini backpacking trip to Korea with my mother [though she looks at it more as a shopping trip]! Call me a fanboy, but I really like all things Korean; Klanguage, Kpop, Kdrama, Kvariety show, Kfood, Kchurch! I’m hopeful one day I can communicate fluently in Korean. 🙂

Hopefully, I will be able to share the highlights of the trip on this page.

Anyway, somehow I managed to squeeze what little bit of time I have to write a City News article, read it here:

Getting Equipped To Go The Extra Mile

 

Be blessed,

Reuel Eugene.

Onward to South Korea!

I have decided, my backpacking destination at the end of SOT would be South Korea!! In fact, I have already made up my mind a week back. South Korea is a vibrant, one-of-a-kind country rich in culture and delicacies as well as a trend setter in fashion and music scene. Once a 3rd world country devastrated by both world war and civil war, South Korea has bounced back to become one of the most influential 1st world country today. Gonna start saving up  for the trip. If I can at least master the basic command of the language too, I think I can pass off as a local there, since there are so many people who thought I am Korean! Hahaha! Buay hiao bia. :X

I can also take this opportunity to visit Yoido Full Gospel Church and attend their cell groups!!

Hopefully everything work out as planned. South Korea here I come!

Travel Writing

Thank God for the long weekend. Because of the long CNY weekend, I have the time and opportunity to set aside my projects for a while and think of what I wanna do in future. For the longest time, I have come to terms with that fact that I am someone who is passion-driven. Among some of my dream jobs include becoming an entrepreneur, journalist, writer, PR consultant and even working in my Church. After discovering my love and ‘talent’ (*coughs*) for writing, I feel that one day, I might wanna just try out travel writing as a career even if it is just for a brief period, before settling for a 9 to 5 desk job.

How nice it would be to take a sip of hot piping coffee in the early morning by the cafe in the streets of Rome, watch a Liverpool match live in the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool England, walk the historic Great Wall of China, drag myself on camelback across the unforgiving Sahara Desert in North Africa, cool down and cover myself with mud from the Dead Sea in Israel, exploring the alleyways in Thailand, visit the famed 台湾夜市 (Taiwan night market), drink the traditional soju into the night of Seoul Korea and finally fall asleep while witnessing the Northern lights (Auroras) in Alaska. How nice it would be to experience the rich culture each country has to offer! There is so much to see, so much to do, so much to experience out there in the great unknown.

How nice it would be to capture the magnificence the world has to offer on camera and penning down these encounters on paper.

 

But, like what the elders always say, can your passion huan kou fan zi (means can it generate sufficient income to make a living in Chinese)? What if your passion runs out or dies down (which it eventually will)? Haha. As such, I feel that having passion is one thing but it is also important to put perseverance and stake into your passion, even when it dies down. A man who only runs by passion is a man who will never accomplish much.

What is your ambition and passion? 🙂

Trip to Johor again!

Hey all, once again I went to Johor to do some spending. This time, the 10 August entourage consist of Jasper, Kit Meng, Belinda and myself. We ate lunch at Seasons (Buy 1 main course get 1 main course free) and dinner at Kim Gary (RM 18+/-), Baskin Robbins (RM 7.50). And of course, how can we go to Johor without doing some massage? Jasper and I went to try out thai full body massage at Thai Odyssey (RM 78). It was alittle intimidating at the start because we were each supposed to go to a separate room. LOL.

It was a fruitful trip for me personally as I did the most shopping this time round. Got 2 new tops at Padini once again. There was a 50% discount, as such I got both for around RM 60. It’s a STEAL! Of course I did not forget some special people in my life; I gotten an aroma oil burner for mom and, a marshmallow candy and Etude House nail polish for Tong Yan. I got two models to try on the nail polish! Guess who is the model and who’s who. HAHA!

Total spending: RM 220 +/-

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