1. Mandarin Course
To be able to speak Mandarin always become my dream since little. I always love to watched Mandarin movies, especially kungfu movies. To see those actors and actresses did some difficult moves, really mesmerized me. Above all, how they write,,, I fell in love instantly with the calligraphy. I think Pinyin is the first foreign letters I know. I kept my dreams to learn Mandarin only in my heart.
Back in February 2011, there was an education expo. One of prominent language center also attended the expo. They offered Mandarin course. I interested so I came to their stand and asked the info. It's a good language center, but kinda expensive for me. So, once again, skipped my dream for a while.
But this week, something came up my mind. I suddenly remembered my latest chat with my friend, Laras. Few weeks ago, our favorite artist, Han Geng from China, came to Indonesia to promote his new movie, My Kingdom. She won meet and greet with Han Geng and told about her experience in that event. She said, "I can understand a bit what he said, since I learned Mandarin for a while."
Somehow, what she said really bothered me after few days. Having Mandarin course really intriguing. So without any hesitation, I went to nearest language center and signed up to Mandarin class! Not too expensive and I got native teacher!!! I went there during lunch break.
When I went back to the office, I told my friends about my new class. They kinda surprised. They thought I will take Korean course, since my obsession with Hallyu Wave hehehe. But no. I chose Mandarin course to begin with. After I learned the basics, maybe I will take another course, Japan and Korean.
My class will start at 20 October. Wish me luck!!!
2. Karaoke Session
It's been a long time since I have karaoke session with my friends. Suddenly, on Wednesday 12/10, I went with my friends, Mbak Ketty and Awil, to have our karaoke session. Our mood that week kinda,,, mellow. We need boosters, and karaoke is the way out.
We went to Inul Vizta F(X). Our songs reflected our mood that week, kinda slow. In the other words, "GALAU!". Songs from Muse, Aly & AJ, Evanescence, also Indonesian songs from Ruth Sahanaya, Rossa and Frida really pictue