2015-11-29

Dandioy in Kursk | Fall '15 - Abby, Vaanisha and Edward's mini adventure in Gogolia Park

I've been really busy ever since I embarked on my medical student journey.

Every hour just flies by so swiftly that now I have to keep a mental time schedule just to make sure that everything is on track. Despite focusing on my academics, I tried my best to keep my blog and Facebook page updated as frequent as possible. But then I realised that, most of time I only update on my drawing stuffs, not that much on my life. 

So here's a long awaited personal life post, YAY! (*´∀`)~♥


Introducing Vaanisha and Edward, my friends I got acquainted to on our first day in the KLIA airport. We decided to go to Gogolia Park to take some pretty Instagram-worthy autumn-y photos. The scenery was so breathtaking and we totally enjoyed our first fall here. I mean, look that those pretty yellow fallen leaves! 


After visiting the park, Vaanisha was hungry so we found a place for her to eat. It was a super tiny pie restaurant. Vaanisha ordered a cheese pizza and a cup of hot tea. The owner of the restaurant was so kind for making an effort to understand our broken Russian. I got so warm-hearted and gained some hope on staying here 'cause upon our arrival on Kursk, almost all of the Russians we met were kind of rude towards foreigners. 

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So I guess that's all for the first post of the "Dandioy in Kursk" series. 
I might write on my university on my next post, so stay tuned! :)

Dandioy's Doodle | When in doubt, “да”(da) all the way 不懂俄罗斯语好杯具啊

✨When in doubt, “да”(da) all the way✨
{不懂俄罗斯语好杯具啊}


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When I just arrived Russia, I only know how to count from 1 to 10 and articulate some simple words like "да" [da] and “нет" [niet], which means “yes” and “no” respectively. Every time I’m being put in a situation in which I have to communicate and understand what they say (which I fail miserably all the time), I will look at their facial expression and body languages, and surprisingly sometimes it really does work! Anyways, Russian language is freaking tough like seriously, what’s with that extra 7 alphabets, 10 consonants, different printed and written forms, masculine, feminine & neutral genders and conjugations. •_ゝ•

刚刚抵达俄罗斯的时候,我只会用俄语数简单的一到十,还有“嗒”(是)和“你耶”(不是)。所以每次要和俄罗斯人沟通的时候,我就会看着他们的脸部表情还有肢体语言而做出反应,很多时候还猜得蛮准确的啦哈哈。学习了一个月多的俄语,我开始懂得读和明白一点点生活化的生字了。虽然学习新的语言真的很有趣,但是俄语真的好难啊。难的地方是俄语比英语多了七个字母,它还有十个辅音,不同的印刷形式和书写形式,阴性阳性中性名词还有其他复杂的语法。祝我在学习俄罗斯语的路途上顺利吧!

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2015-11-22

Dandioy's Doodle | I am SO not ready for winter 我不要冬天来啦

✨I am SO not ready for winter✨
{我不要冬天来啦}



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I was complaining to my Russian friend the other day about how cold the weather is getting already. She looked at me and said that this winter is still “hot”, apparently -3 degrees is just a piece of cake for them. I looked at her in disbelief (seriously -3 degrees is considered hot?) and started wondering how am I suppose to survive my first winter in Russia. Anyways, please stay warm and cozy if the country you’re living in is experiencing winter too. <3 

前几天我和我的俄罗斯朋友寒暄,然后我就开始跟她抱怨说这里的天气转凉得也太夸张。她看了我一眼说,现在的天气还算热了,俄罗斯最冷的时候温度还会持续下降到零下20多度。我的天哪,俄罗斯人到底是经历了多少个寒冬而造就了现在他们的金钢不坏之身啊!总之,住在温带地区现在也是冬天的朋友,记得多穿几件衣服保暖,照顾自己不要生病哟。(*´∀`)~♥

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2015-11-21

Music | iKON's "Apology" & "Anthem"


iKON's "Apology" is so addictive, I just can't stop replaying and replaying. And thanks to "Talk To Me In Korean" Korean beginner classes, I actually understand some of the lyrics by first listening. I have no idea why but this song reminds me of BIGBANG's "Haru Haru", maybe it's because of its similar melancholic tune, deep strong rap and Jinhwan's voice which has an uncanny resemblance to Taeyang's.


For me, "Anthem" is just meh. Quite a typical Kpop song but I can't deny the fact that this song is super catchy as well.

2015-11-14

Dandioy's Doodle | #prayforparis 天佑巴黎

✨#prayforparis✨
{天佑巴黎}



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Prayers go out to those who were at Le Bataclan and all over Paris.
天佑巴黎,愿法国平安。

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2015-11-10

Dandioy's Doodle | Take care of yourself even on your busiest days 就算再忙,还是要停下喘息

✨Take care of yourself even on your busiest days✨
{就算再忙,还是要停下喘息}



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Dear readers,

Russia’s weather is getting colder day by day. The fact that winter is coming soon just terrifies me, but it’s okay, I’ve got used to the weather and the cold doesn’t bother me anyway. (Get the reference? HAHAHAH) Okay I shall stop being lame.

Life of a medical student is definitely more hectic than I expected. Because our batch arrived late, we missed quite an amount of lectures and classes. Now that they are trying to add more extra classes to our already-packed schedule, which makes us even busier than before. Skipping (even the not-so-important) class is almost impossible here as they will make us attending the classes that we missed. So seriously there’s no point skipping class here. 

I’m having classes and lectures 6 days per week, which means, I can only rest on Sundays. But wait, we have to do class preparation, the professors here will give us marks for every class to make sure that we are on the right track (which is good, but then super exhausting). So there goes Sunday again. Not even a single resting day. 

However, despite of my busy life, I’ve been taking good care of myself so far. Sleeping for at least 5 hours, cooking my own food, (even if I don’t have the time to cook I’ll also make sure that the food I buy is relatively healthy and nutritious), exercising, drinking enough water to keep my body healthy and strong. 

Most importantly, I still make sure that save myself some time draw. Drawing seriously makes me feel so much better. I will continue updating my medical student life here, so remember to stay tuned! :D

Hoping that you guys are taking good care of yourselves as well. Cheers! 

我爱的各位,我在俄罗斯天气冷冷清清,但却不至于凄凄惨惨戚戚。

大学因为课程赶不上进度,所以多加了好几堂教义。我大学的制度是每一堂课都一定要上,不然还要把课补回来,所以就算是一些没有那么重要的科目我们都没胆翘。此外每一堂课都必须要做课前准备因为教授会在每一堂课给学生做过课后评估,回答不了教授的问题就肯定GG。

课,一个星期里有六天,最悲戚的就是星期五,因为课从早上9点到傍晚6点半;但是现在多加了解剖学额外班,星期三的课就是从早上8点到晚上8点了。(整整12个小时在学校啊我的天啊)

但是,我还是不断地提醒自己无论再忙,睡眠是绝对不能牺牲的,至少要睡个5个小时;吃的也是不要委屈自己,能够自己煮就自己煮,就算是吃外食,还是要买相对来说健康的食物,该摄取的营养绝对不能疏忽;运动还是要做,水要多喝,此外还要多微笑,保持好心情。

画,我还是要照画,做着自己喜欢做的事,真的能够纾解压力。看到自己画完的图画,很有成就感,也让我在忙碌的生活里找到了一个能够喘息的管道。

我喜欢现在忙碌却又充实的生活(我觉得我有点轻微的自虐症哈哈哈哈),躺在床上就立马倒头大睡的日子。但在这里提醒大家就算再忙,还是要停下喘息哟。

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2015-11-05

Dandioy's Doodle | Expectation VS reality - When It’s Autumn In Russia 在秋天时-想象与现实

✨Expectation VS reality - When It’s Autumn In Russia✨
{在秋天时-想象与现实}



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I used to think that Malaysia has the worst weather - too much sunshines and heavy rains. But this all ends when I started living in Russia. Autumn is already too cold for my body to handle, and it can get REALLY windy, especially in the morning when I’m walking to university. Now I don’t even style my hair anymore ‘cause the wind is my natural hair dryer HAHA. 

从一个四季如夏的国家,千里迢迢到达俄罗斯,天真的我还以为不会再受恶劣天气的影响了。没想到在俄罗斯秋天温度就已经到达零下几度,每次出门前梳好的头发造型都被秋风吹得乱七八糟。所以现在早上洗好头发我干脆就不梳头出门,反正外面有着天然的吹风机了呵呵。•_ゝ•

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2015-11-01

Dandioy's Doodle | Initiate a conversation they said, you won’t make a fool out of yourself they said 如何交新朋友(大误)

✨Initiate a conversation they said, you won’t make a fool out of yourself they said✨
{如何交新朋友(大误)}


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Making new friends has always been a challenge for an introvert like me. Studying abroad could be scary and lonely without friends so I have came to a realisation that I have to initiate conversations even if I think I would sound totally like a weirdo. Perhaps some people who are as weird as me would accept me for who I am. Perhaps some of them will be my comrades and friends for the next six years. Who knows, right? :)

我已经开始我医学系大一的生活咯!在外国的生活中当然是充满了各种挑战,像是如何搭巴士,如何找到对的课室,当然其中最重要的就是学习如何交新的朋友。虽然与陌生人开始对话对于我这样内向的人听起来很可怕,但如果交到一个接下来大学生活中共患难共享福共扶持的知己,现在所迈开的脚步就非常值得。友谊都是从敞开心扉开始建立起的,接下来的六年我们一起加油吧!ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ

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