Hello 2013!

Instead of saying “Please be great” to this year, I say I know you’ll be a great and awesome year for all of us, 2013! I can feel it! Even before the year was about to start, I was so happy, I don’t know why.

I can say that our past celebrations of Christmas and New Year were merrier and happier. We’re still happy this year, though. It’s just that something’s missing. We don’t do the other things that we usually do before.

This year, I expect some changes in my life. I want to be more focused. I get too distracted with too many things. My main priority should be my studies but I engage myself in an extra curricular activity which is playing the violin. This is somewhat an obstacle to my main goal because we practice everyday. From four in the afternoon until seven in the evening. It’s like I’m giving an extra challenge to myself because considering that my course is quite hard, I even have time to do other activities within my school hours, supposedly. But it’s hard to let go of my Orchestra family now. Playing the violin is my passion. For years, I’ve dreamed of playing an instrument but it only came true after two years. I just can’t let this go easily. Whenever I reach home, I’d often feel sleepy after I eat dinner, I can’t stay up too long to do my home works and review for my quizzes the following day. I do drink coffee sometimes but I hate the effect it gives to my body. I end up feeling weak or sleepy during the morning, which is not a good thing because I can’t pay attention to my instructor.

I want to learn how to balance my time effectively. Last semester, I was really disappointed with myself because I wasn’t able to manage my time well. I didn’t fail in any of my subjects but my grades were quite low. I gave myself a second chance but it only got worse. Now, I’m giving myself a third chance. New year, new chances. I just hope that I won’t let myself down this time. Quitting in the Orchestra wouldn’t be an option for me. I can’t imagine life without that right now.

I want to give importance to all the things that matter in my life. Sometimes, I fail to see what is more important in my life. Just like what I’ve said earlier, I get distracted easily and I do more of the things that pleases me rather than the things that benefits me in my studies. I end up regretting in the end. I want to change this year. I want all my bad attitudes to be removed. I wish it’s just a snap away.

I want to spend more time with my family and friends. I hope I can this year. Ever since I stepped on to the university grounds, I had less time with my friends and family. Last semester, my day starts at seven thirty or eight thirty and always ends up at seven. I’d probably be home by eight. When I get home, I’ll eat dinner and go directly to my room. I don’t have a social life anymore. (Kind of. Really.)

I want to be more responsible. I think my biggest enemy is laziness and sleepiness. I also work very slow. I want all these to change within me.

Looking back to all these “resolutions”, I realized that it’s all related to my academic life. I do hope that I can change this year because I want to make my parents proud. They give me what I ask for and they love me no matter what. I want to make them proud of me this year. And for the following years to come until I graduate. They have big expectations and I should really do my best.

This time, not relating to my academic life. I really want to learn how to do the proper vibrato. (It’s a hand technique in playing the violin.) I really admire our seniors in the Orchestra because they really are great violin players. I know I can still do better since it’s just a year since I started playing the violin.

I want to have more Paris and London things. Hihi. I’m in love with those places and I told myself that I’m going to see those places someday, when I’m already a doctor. (Fingers crossed!)

I want to learn how to speak French and Korean. I already know the basics in Korean writing but I don’t know how to speak it. Haha. Oh well. If only I have the time to learn.

Besides studying and playing the violin, I also want to devote my time in reading novels and writing in my blogs every once in a while. If only there was more time.

Leanne, please change. But stay thoughtful, optimistic, and God-fearing. Hihi. I know this is going to be a good year. This year is one of the endless chances that you have to prove yourself to the world. God Bless! I know I can do it. I know I can make it. I know this year will be great! 🙂

Happy New Year! Happy 2013 to all! I know this will be a good year to all of us! 🙂

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Preparations

Oh my goodness! Two weeks to go! I’m nervous. I’m really nervous. I’m quite excited but I’m really nervous. First of all, I have no idea who my block mates are and I don’t know where my rooms are. Another thing is.. I’m going to join the orchestra at school. I don’t know if I can manage my time well because my classes are until 4:00 or 5:00 pm only but if I join the orchestra, I will have to go home at 7:00 in the evening everyday. The course I took is hard too. I’m going to be really stressed out!

I fixed my room yesterday. I threw lots of papers I have in my room. I’m a sentimental person. I find it hard to throw away stuffs my friends give me. I still have receipts, letters, gift, and the like in my room. I really treasure those things. I just threw away things I don’t use anymore. Like my notebooks.

There are some things I really want to have before school starts. I really want to remodel my room. I want to paint it so it would look brighter. White will do.  I also need a mirror in my room. A big one. A body mirror, maybe. I don’t understand why my dad placed the mirror on my brother’s room when in fact, girls need it more. Don’t you agree? Haha. A white board is a must have for me too. I can write reminders and change them everyday. 🙂 My lamp got broken too. My brother took it. I need a new one too. A prettier one. 😀 I’m not also satisfied with my study table. It’s dark brown. I wish I can have a new one. A need a  new light bulb in my room too. I really want my room to look bright so I can study well. My course isn’t easy and I want to focus. I miss my junior year in high school. I really excelled back then. My ranks for the four grading periods, in order, were third, second, first, then fourth. I really studied hard that time. 🙂 I became an honor student that school year and also in my senior year. So, now that I’m in college, I really want to prepare myself. After class, I have to stay until seven. I’m going to audition this June for the Strings Ensemble. Hopefully, I’ll get in because I have been training the whole summer for that. It’s my passion to play and I will really try my best to be a Dean’s List even though my schedule is kind of hectic. Wish me luck, guys! 🙂

Meet My Partner

Meet my partner, my violin. ♥

We first met on January 2, 2012, the day my dreams started to come true. We started to get to know each other on January 7, 2012. We agreed to bond with each other every Saturdays, 10:15 to 11:00 in the morning, at Music World. We also have this friend, teacher Jham, who helped us to grow. The first time we met, I know we’re going to be together forever.

I love music. Since I was a sophomore student, I really wanted to join the band but it never happened. It is my dream to play an instrument and now it came true. My dream is also to become a professional violinist but it won’t be that easy now that I’m a college student and I’m planning to take up Medicine after my four-year course. Anyway, I’m going to join our school’s String Ensemble! Yey!   This is already a dream come true because I just started months ago and now, I’m a part of an orchestra already. Thank you Lord. This is my passion. I will continue to live this dream. 🙂

Hello! :)

Hello there! 🙂 There have been many changes in my life since I last updated this blog.

Few weeks from now, I can now officially say that I am a college student. This is it! But I’m not yet ready. Most of my batch mates took up Medtech but I don’t know who my block mates are. My best friend, Gia, took Chemical Engineering instead of BMLS (Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science), which is my course. I planned to take this course since I was third year high school. I know someone who might just be my block mate – my former friend. We enrolled during the same day and there is a strong possibility that we really are block mates. He was a close friend of mine but something happened that changed everything. Right now, it seems like we don’t know each other anymore. When school time comes, I would be a bit challenged to find new friends. And honestly speaking, I’m really nervous. It’s like we’ll be sent off to a group of strangers.

That’s my schedule. 🙂 I’m satisfied with it. I feel lucky having that sched but I’m going to join the orchestra. And we meet everyday. From four to seven o’ clock in the evening. I don’t know if I can make it but I will really try my best. I hope I can still meet my friends. 😦 My one group of best friends are all block mates. I and my friend’s boyfriend are the only ones who are separated. Oh well, good luck Leanne.

Moving On To The Next Chapter

Three years of high school has already passed and a lot of beautiful memories have been made. Just a few months from now, I’ll already graduate from high school. I will sure miss high school. All the fun, the memories, the hallways, the teachers, the activities, the bonding with my former and soon-to-be former classmates, everything! College may be a lot different. It would be an important chapter of my life since my future depends on the course that I will choose.

I decided to take up Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (formerly known as Medtech) in SLU. After graduating from this course, I will take up Medicine. It is my dream to be a doctor. Being a pediatrician to be specific.

I am really excited for college. Before, I was a bit confused with what I want because the special persons to me will take up the same course. Others would think that I just wanted that course because they will take up the same but as time passed by, I realized that this is what I really want. We had a four-day career orientation and after that, we had our SLU-CEE (College Entrance Exam.) I know deep inside of me that this is what I want. I promise to study hard because my future depends on this. I really want to become successful someday, to become a successful pediatrician. I hope that after high school, life will become better for me and for everyone.