We took a 5 - hour trip by bus to from the city of Harbin to the snow village. When we arrived, I was awestruck by the beauty of the snow in this district. At the same time, I was also shivering at the village because the temperature there was around -30 degrees Celsius'The snow that gathered on the dead trees make them look like snow toadstools. A lot of snow seemed to fall in this village and I once appeared to have my left foot buried deep in snow when I was caught unaware while walking around the village. The thick snow present in trees and piles of snow hovering on each and every roof is brought in by the 8 months of winter experienced by the inhabitants of the snow village every year. This is me trying to make a snow angel on snow but it failed as there was not enough snow. Many winter games can be experienced here from
riding on huskies tobogganing and skiing while sitting but the snow
village sure demands for a price. Every activity cost about 100yuan.
During Hari Raya, our school has an extra holiday for a week. Our family joined the church cell group to a 4days 3nights trip to Gem Island, Terengganu. That was an awesome trip, from morning until evening we went snorkelling. Our leaders are Uncle Andy and his wife, Pastor Elaine. They are experienced and they taught us a lot of skills in snorkelling. We stayed in Gem Island Resort & Spa. That is the only building and resort on this small island, although not many Malaysians know this island but it is well-known by other countries. We found a lot of foreigners especially Japanese tourist at the resort.
p/s: too bad.... We can't bring along our camera with us while snorkelling, so we didn't capture any snorkelling photos
It was the jellyfish season during our trip. My cousin was seriously stung by a jellyfish (as shown in the picture above) Luckily, Pastor Elaine told us that lime cures jellyfish stings and we have to apply it to my cousin's leg.
Now, I know its been a long time since I last kept myself updated here. Well, ever since the second semester started things were starting to fall out of place.Just when I had barely managed to pull myself together, the world around me started tearing itself to pieces again. Now, I don't know about everyone but the way I study is I tend to overexert myself for the first half of the semester to try to be a step or two ahead of the syllabus at all times so that the lecture will just be a refresher afterwards. I do this because:-
1. I kind of understand that I have fiery enthusiasm whenever a new semester begins but it dies down before I can go through the whole semester. This means I'm kinda short fused, losing interest if I don"t see a quickly rewarding outcome. Hence, over-studying in the start benefits me as I've covered the entire syllabus before the boredom falls into place, and
2.It's actually very rewarding to feel like you fully understand what the lecturer i…