Work hard, play hard!

A few days ago I successfully passed my nursing interview at the hospital. My mentor was extremely pleased with my work, the skills I had obtained and the knowledge I had to back up my practical skills. I scored 83 marks out of 100! I feel so happy!WP_20150127_014

The next day I went to town to treat myself something nice. As I was looking around for a nice place to eat I spotted a Japanese restaurant called ‘Shiki’.

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As I entered, a smiling Japanese man greeted me and handed me the menu. Since it was lunch time I ordered green tea and a bento lunch box which came with miso soup. I had the chance to order two of the side dishes in the bento from the list.WP_20150126_002

So here is how the lovely and aromatic bento looks like. Just brilliant! I got sashimi (raw seafood) and fried ebi (fried king prawns).

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I had to wait no more than 10 min to get my order. The fish was fresh and tasty. The salad was really well seasoned. I loved the slightly pickled cucumbers. The miso soup had tofu (soya cheese) which I didn’t expect but, hey, miso is known to have various ingredients.WP_20150126_005

Overall, I would give the restaurant an Excellent since the food was very tasty and beautifully presented, the order was speedy, atmosphere was friendly and the prices were affordable. I’m pleased with my experience. 🙂

How do you guys treat yourself after achieving high scores at school or work?

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Every rose has its thorns

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This post is dedicated to my special sister as her birthday is coming soon. Growing up as children together was filled with fun, laughs, adventures and happiness.

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My sister is about to turn 22 years old. Ever since I was born I was following in her footsteps and she was my inspiration to compete with her in academics, sports and competitions. Even though as a kid I hated being always compared with my sister, I believe it was good for me to have a sister like her that would constantly raise the bar higher. She taught me how to jump higher  than I believed I could.

My sister is daddy’s favourite…

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…and mummy’s princess.

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Sometimes she’s grumpy.

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But sometimes she shines

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She thinks a lot

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And she loves exploring the world.

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She also loves me

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And I love her too …

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..like a rose.

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“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
― Anne Brontë

Being your own responsibility

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Nowadays, young people reach a phase of life when they are nobody’s responsibility but their own. Perhaps your family has recently left you to fight in this world on your own, to make your own living, live independently and get the things you need yourself. On the other hand, you are considered too young to raise children and settle your own family. So in this phase of life you are no longer a child but you are not quite accepted as an adult by society. You’re a young person, oh the struggle of being a young person.

Unlike in the past, the norm today is to be an independent person and young people are put under pressure to constantly prove their independence in society. Young people are pressured to learn how to swim on their own, to establish their personality, and set their beliefs. The problem is that nobody likes being on their own. We are social creatures that have the need to interact with one another and establish meaningful relationships. We need to feel loved and give love. So when you are a young person you no longer live with your parents, so family love becomes a love from a distance. On the other hand, you are not married nor living with someone you love, so you are still being alone.

Perhaps everyone has their own way of dealing with loneliness but to me nothing on Earth compares with the love between a husband and wife and the love between parents and their children.

10 ridiculous things I used to believe as a kid

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Kids’ logic is sometimes so creative and imaginative that makes adults laugh to tears. The most silly things I believed are that:

1) Clouds are made of cotton

2) After 2 years I will become as old as my sister and after 3 years I will finally be the elder sister…

3) Santa Claus exists but never gets it right! I never received the presents I wanted.

4) Babies are born when people kiss on the lips

5) The heart has a shape of ❤

6) If I ate the the pit of a cherry then a cherry tree would grow inside me

7) If I touched a frog I would get scabies

8) When I lost my first tooth, it would never grow back

9) Soup was cooked from flowers

10) The earth was flat

I used to be a very stubborn kid that would often argue with everyone who disagreed. Nowadays, I’m glad I was fighting for my beliefs since this made me make my own research about something and find the right answer myself rather than just easily accept what others think is right. 🙂 Have you ever believed in something silly only to find out it was wrong? But what if you were right? Best is to research the answer, isn’t it?