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Room-ing in Copenhagen

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Exactly a week ago, I moved into this new room which I hope to call home for many many years to come. Or until someone asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. *cough *hint *wink

Joke aside, I have to expose how expensive this place is for me that the following meme is so true that it hurts to laugh.

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Constantly revise your conclusions.

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It was my iphone-me-time when I encountered masterclass commercial on youtube. This time, it was not Gordon Ramsay. She was actually a rather old and peculiar woman, offering online class on being a writer. And she took my attention greatly. She said, if I thought I was a writer, maybe I am. Interesting.

One video leads to another, I ended up listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s top ten rules for success. He is, of course, my favourite writer, need to be noted. While, I ended up on number 4, I managed to turn on my laptop and start writing this blogpost.

Malcolm Gladwell’s top ten rules for success. They include:

  1. Have the courage to pursue your idea.
  2. Try a new approach.
  3. Believe in meaningful work.
  4. Constantly revise your conclusions.
  5. Distinguish yourself from others.
  6. Practice.
  7. Explore.
  8. Be patient.
  9. Understand the rules of business.
  10. Outwork others.

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Written by vallaura

January 27, 2020 at 9:28 PM

Things I’ve Learned This Week

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# I learned to see something more detailed. yeah, it looks like I’m not detail enough..hmm..

# I learned to apply God’s words in my daily lives. Sometimes I really did it, but often I failed. But at least, I tried.

# I learned to be a supportive friend. It really needs some amount of self sacrifice and lots of smiles.

# I learned to be thankful for a family that I have. They are really great. I never notice this until my cousin’s wedding.

# I learned that my sister is a very dominant person. And so does my eldest brother. I wonder what home was like when they were still living under the same roof. Poor mama ;p

# I noticed that Robert Downey Jr. is a true super cool handsome bad boy. And I am in love with him. hehe..

# I learned to have empathy with my best friend, Ria. Yup, falling in love sometime sucks. Especially when he does not love me/us back.

# I knew now, how to send pictures with my Black Berry, even though I still don’t know how to rotate the pictures permanently.

# I learned to be a comforter. I am not really sure I was succeed though.

# I learned that life is celebrated when you die. I learned from Kak Ihut’s death. She was so loved that everybody is willing to come after a very tiring middle week day, just to take a last look of our dear friend who had touched our heart so deeply.

# I learned to tell the truth more rather than avoiding it. hehe…to some people, I found it’s so hard to tell the truth.

# I also learned to hide some unnecessary truth.

# I learned by heart, that some things just can’t be changed. And you cannot do anything about that.

# I should remember that Liang Teh is not available in every dining place. ya iyalahh…

…and so much more, I’ll try to add more when I can recall ;p

Written by vallaura

May 4, 2010 at 9:10 AM

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