It’s mid September now, which means that it’s been 3 months since I’ve graduated from school. Uni starts in March so I still have about 5 months free. I wanted to document how I spent my free months after graduation, just for record. Not doing anything special, really, but it’s been 3 months so I shall write my first update.
All right, I graduated (we didn’t even have a graduation, the day you take your last A-levels exam, you just go home and never return, that’s how we graduate in our school) in mid June.
June was very simple. I didn’t get to party all night or go on trips or anything fun. Mid June to mid July was the application period for Korean universities so I was very busy writing my personal statements, getting reference letters from teachers and gathering all the documents I needed for the application. Applying to Korean universities is so tedious and complicated and really just annoying compared to much simpler application systems like UCAS. But yes, that was June for me.
To mid July I was still sort of busy with my application. Oh, my brother visited us during this period, and he had to spend time helping me with my app hahaha. He was so important in my app process because I had to write my personal statements in Korean and that.. is not something I can do. So I wrote some in English and had him to translate them for me, and some I wrote in Korean together with my mum. I remember feeling very grateful to have a family that really took their time and effort to help. My brother was being such a perfectionist, but those lazy perfectionist kind, so he took a long time. Then once my app was over, I went out with my friends everyday. It was finally my chill time. I went for the Rainforest World Music Festival for the first time, which was such a great time. Also, watched All That Jazz, a music um.. show? (I don’t know what you call them!) where lots of my friends were performing. They performed famous songs from musicals and they did Hamilton!! Ahh I was so excited. It was so cool to see my friends on stage. Felt like a proud mum as well.
So I chilled for the rest of the month of July, and that was enough chilling. I had to start doing something because I was going to start getting really bored plus, my mum was starting to nag at me to do something. So I started tutoring. I wanted to earn money! I was (I mean, I still am) saving up for a camera so I was pretty excited to earn money. Minimum wage in Malaysia is really low, I have friends working in cafes for like RM 5 an hour. And that’s really little! Tutoring pays the best among what I can do at this stage so I went for it. Getting students wasn’t hard at all, because I live in a condo where many Koreans live, and the Korean mums know each other ahaha so I had kids to tutor almost immediately (blessed :-) ). August was actually pretty filled! I tutored for a month, had 2 flea markets at the Green Heights Mall with Sheena, had 3 results announcements (including my A-levels! eep), a birthday party, a class reunion and many breakfasts/lunches with my precious friends who came back to Kuching. Then at the end of August I flew to Korea for 2 weeks! Attended my brother’s army training centre umm leaving ceremony (???) 수료식! and could see him for a few hours before he had to return. He seemed good, no worries. Also, got double eyelids LOL. It was a super strange experience.
Only 2 weeks into September now, got back from Korea a few days ago and haven’t done anything. Met up with my friends for food (well, the only thing you ever meet up for), sent a friend off to the UK (bye Jess.. you’re going to do so well!) and I’ve started tutoring for 2 days. I’m 2 months behind buying my camera so let’s GOOO. I’ve been trying to motivate myself for this tutoring thing. I really do not want to dread having classes. That’d be horrible. 2 more months!! I got thiss! And for the rest of the month, I’ve got nothing planned. I’m trying to spend the time doing something, because I really might die if I don’t. So hopefully I’ll have lots to update for the next post. Oh and I wanted to start going to the gym again, to learn lifting but I can’t do any heavy exercise for a month. I really don’t care about the number but I hope I don’t hit my next 0? I feel safe in my zone right now. Hahaha.
Oh and I got my laptop screen fixed! Finally! After 1 and a half year of putting it off. If your mac has a staining problem on your screen, they have a replacement program where they offer to replace your screen for free (regardless of your warranty). It looks beautiful again. Now my keyboard part looks dirty in comparison..
This month I hope I will:
- Post more here.
- Immerse myself in Chinese.
- Take more photos. Get ‘airport road’ done! (pls) (i’d be so proud of myself) (well, if the photos come out good)
- Invest more time in preparing for tutoring.
- Not spend too much money. No more Zinc for me this month.
- Make things. Something physical.
- almost forgot, practice my DRIVING (I want to be able to drive alone in October, for God’s sakes, Sang Min please)
hope it won’t be boring, cheers to people doing things