:: QOTD #116 ::

 

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

– Chinese proverb

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:: QOTD #114 :: 

​You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.

ーSteve Jobs

Though the road has never been easier or clearer, let’s just have some faith, hopes and dreams. Because these, can somehow keep you moving and stay strong no matter how hard is your situation. 

諦めないで! 💪

:: Ii Gakusei ::

Esok ujian Bahasa Jepun lagi. Mungkin ada yang sudah tahu, ujian ini memang akan diadakan setiap kali tamat satu level pembelajaran. (Satu level, 3 bulan)

Ujian esok, untuk Intermediate II.

Disebabkan sebulan tidak datang ke kelas Bahasa Jepun, ada beberapa chapter yang aku perlu belajar sendiri. Kononnya mahu selit-selit study sambil travel tempoh hari. Gigih bawa buku teks. Tapi tak buka langsung. Yang ada, sibuk cari buku lain di sana. Buku untuk belajar Bahasa Jepun juga.

Jadi, selepas balik ke sini barulah sambung study semula. Makin best. Baru tahu beberapa perkara baru yang sebenarnya dah banyak kali dengar bila sembang dengan orang sana. Keluarlah monolog, “Oh, ini rupanya yang mereka gunakan”, “inilah yang mereka maksudkan…”.

Minggu lepas, selepas tamat sesi revision sebelum test (esok), aku singgah ke office untuk tanya tentang bayaran yuran untuk dua sesi terakhir Intermediate II ini.

「すみません、 授業料は、、、」

Sumimasen, jugyou-ryou wa…”

(Jugyou-ryou = yuran pembelajaran)

Sebelum sempat habiskan ayat, Oda Sensei memotong,

「大丈夫です。いい学生ですから。 」

“Daijoubu desu. Ii gakusei desu kara.”

Kata sensei sambil tersenyum.

Untuk kepastian, aku tanya semula. Memang benar, tiada bayaran yang dikenakan. Alhamdulillah. Poket memang rabak sikit lepas travel sebulan. Haha

Part sensei cakap “Ii gakusei” itu pun buat aku tersenyum sorang-sorang dua minit. Perasan. Apapun, ini yang buat makin bersemangat untuk terus belajar!

OK. Sambung study untuk esok!

 

:: Fight Song ::

One of the songs I’ve been listening to. Somehow it builds me up. A bit, at least.

And after all, comes hell or high water, I’ll just have to endure it. To the very end, no?

—–

Fight Song by Rachel Platten

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

Losing friends and I’m chasing sleep
Everybody’s worried about me
In too deep
Say I’m in too deep 
And it’s been two years
I miss my home
But there’s a fire burning in my bones
Still believe
Yeah, I still believe

And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me
A lot of fight left in me

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

This is my fight song (Hey!)
Take back my life song (Hey!)
Prove I’m alright song (Hey!)
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong (I’ll be strong)
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

No I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me