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May 25, 2017

Top ten thursday: foreign languages

 image from donnapie.tumblr.com/ from the show 'Rooftop Prince'
This week's Top Ten Thursday is 'words or phrases we know in one or several foreign language(s)' or what I learned from watching all those tv dramas (with English subtitles of course). The list are all phrases that is used constantly in tv dramas, at least, the ones I've watched and I've watched a whole bunch. I'm really bad at spelling even phonetically so if you really want to learn any of these phrases, do some research. 

~ Mandarin ~

01/ wo shi wan ni — I like you 

02/ wo ai ni — I love you

03/ bu shi — no

04/ duay boo chee — I'm sorry

05/ boo drew doubt — I don't know

~ Korean ~

06/ ande or anya or ani — no

07/ gwen cha na — it's okay

08/ sa rang hae or sa rang hae yo — I love you
09/ bienn or bienae — sorry

10/ kalm some mee da — thank you

Know any phrases in a foreign language? Do share in the comments.

May 18, 2017

Top ten items on my bucket list

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck on the Spanish Steps in Rome in the film 'Roman Holiday'
I did write a bucket list of sorts a while back but somehow I lost it so here's some random things that I want to do:

01/ Write/finish those novels/illustrated books — I've been putting them off for a long while now and I doubt I'll ever finish so it's pretty much on all of my lists

02/ Visit the places Audrey Hepburn had been in her films — I don't like to travel but if I do happen to want to travel one day, I would go somewhere where Audrey Hepburn had been especially the places in the movie 'Roman Holiday' like the Spanish Steps in Rome (see above photo) or even ride a motor bike

03/ Create my own art studio — not just for art but blogging and writing and anything that is classified as not sleeping with two doors that will open toward the outside so I can enjoy being outside without going outside

04/ Ride a bicycle — I love them but I don't know how to ride them, okay, maybe this is a bit lame and frankly, it doesn't bother me much that I can't ride

05/ Run a tea cake cafe — where people can relax and sip tea and enjoy some quiet time with a dessert or two

06/ Walk all the NYC parks — I've walked a couple of them but I guess this is the kind of goals that you can't finish no matter how much time you have

07/ Own my own book store/library — part book store, part library where you either sign up to rent books for free or buy new editions

08/ Go on a book tour — no chance of a book of mine would be published considering I can't even finish a first draft & I'm not quite into meeting strangers who lines up just to get a book signed but I kind of like the idea of promoting something I've done

09/ Climb a fake wall — fear of heights makes me avoid a lot of things so I think climbing a fake wall sounds like an accomplishment

10/ Get a hair cut at a salon — I never had my hair cut in a salon before so this is on the list, not really something I would put on a bucket list but I guess doing anything that I've not done before might be considered something for a bucket list

What's on your bucket list?

May 16, 2017

Honest Taglines For My Blog

Every April I celebrate the month that I started blogging by making one or two lists. This year I made two list. The first one is here. Below is the other one.

Here are some honest taglines for my blog:

newly redesigned to be 87% less productive than ever before

blogging for chocolate
talking to myself since 2006
honestly talking about nothing and being honest about it
 have blog, will only semi-work
procrastinating silently & sometimes with bits of noise
blogging without coffee since 2006
daily somethings + other tiny joys
posting things that I am not ashamed to share, at least not right away
blogging ridiculously slow since 2006

What's your honest tagline for your blog?

Note: 2006 is the year I started blogging.

May 10, 2017

'cloud planting' finished

'cloud planting'
closeup 1
closeup 2
Now that I looked at this piece again, it didn't look as crowded as I thought. I trend to fill up spaces for no reason. I sort of wanted a mountain view in the back but decided it might take away the floating feeling. Also, the trees at the bottom appear so much smaller than the girl which I didn't realize until now. Let's pretend all the trees around her are still growing and that's why she is almost the same size as them except for the smaller little trees. Are the colorful clouds a bit much?

This week's Scribble Picnic with the theme "Potted Plant." I know there are no pots in this piece but there are plants or plant-ish trees so I sort of fulfilled the theme, right?

Visit Scribble Picnic here for more potted plants.