• Motivation

    Do we choose right?

    Been a bit long time since I last wrote. I have been busy with my thesis for the whole week. Fortunately it’s done. During that 1 week, writing and searching for information non-stop, I kept asking myself why I chose this major. Then when I look at my schedule for the next week, I already feel overwhelmed without doing anything yet. I started to think what I should or can do after my studies, how I can earn money. And I got stressed for getting stuck again. If we look at a human’s timeline, we realize everyone starts school when they are 6 years old, then primary school, high school,…

  • Motivation

    Does winning or losing matter?

    You must wonder why the image is a pineapple with something in it, while the title seems to have nothing to do with food. This post is about a journey of letting go thanks to this pineapple food. Beginning of the journey I have just came back from a Korean speech contest that took place in Cluj Napoca, Romania. At first I was afraid of applying for it, since my Korean language skill is not that strong yet, but I wanted to give myself a chance and try it. Our university was allowed to bring 3 students and if more people applied we had to pre-select the 3 best contestants.…

  • Motivation

    Are you selfish? – The big difference between Eastern and Western culture

    As I study Humanities at university we had lesson where we compared the difference between Eastern and Western culture. To me the biggest difference between the two culture is that Easterns live in community and the interest of a commune is the first while Westerns take individual more important. In Eastern the hierarchy in a family (respecting elders) is more emphasized, which mean the younger one have to do what the elder says. Whereas it is more liberal in Western, everyone can make their own decisions and it is respected. I think this is one of the main factor that the two culture can’t adjust to each other easily. But the worst…

  • Motivation

    Why you need to be determined to say no?

    When I was in high school I found a book about how to say no in the library and I read it, but I didn’t understand why it would be hard to say no to something. Few years later when I started to work I understood why it was hard to say no in certain situation. I met a lot of people who didn’t like for example their job or relationship, they kept complaining but couldn’t say no and change their work or break up with their partner. Then I also made the same mistake just because I wasn’t determined enough to get myself out of a situation that I…

  • Solo travelling

    How to travel cheap in the USA?

    Well, USA is definitely not the cheapest country for travellers, but it’s not impossible to travel cheap either. During my 2-week trip I spent around 2700 dollars, but if I spent more time and effort I could have saved much more. Below you can see what I spent: Ticket to travel: Budapest-Washington: 520 USD Washington – Las Vegas: 320 USD Las Vegas- Los Angeles: 20 USD (by bus) Los Angeles-Budapest: 425 USD Taxi (from airport, bus station to the hotel) Las Vegas: 8 USD Los Angeles: 22 USD El Segundo: 17 USD Hotel Las Vegas: 291 USD (in resort for 5 nights) Los Angeles: 76 USD (in hostel for 3 nights El…

  • Solo travelling

    Post – travel depression

      Hi everybody! It has been 3 days since I arrived home and I wanted to see how my mood change after being at home again, that’s why I only write this post now. As always I had a quite serious post travel depression, mainly because I have to adjust back to the family’s life. When I was travelling alone I could do things whatever, whenever, however I wanted, but now all that changed and I need to adjust to it. What happened exactly? After I arrived home on 5th January, I met my friend and I felt extremely tired and sleepy. I guess I had jetlag. Later that day I…

  • Solo travelling

    Day 14 – 4 harsh truth I learned from this trip

    3rd of January, this day also came. Today I packed my suitcase in the morning after waking up and started to arrange my work at home. I left the hotel at 11am and went to the bus station. I realized there was a Vietnamese restaurant there, so I had breakfast there. The smell of Pho, rice noodle, was so good I wished I ordered that, but ate vegetarian Bún instead. Then I went back to the bus station. It was the Beach Transit Bus which I supposed to take when I came, but the bus stop was out of service. I wanted to confirm whether it was really like that…

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    Day 13 – Ocean effect aka what I got from this trip

    Today I didn’t do anything. I woke up around 8:30am and left the hotel at 11am for El Segundo Beach. Listening to the sound of the ocean was really calmy and comfortable. The sun was shining and it was really hot. I also walked up to Manhattan Beach where people were surfing. From there I walked around and tried to find souvenir shop or place where I can buy gift but didn’t find anything. As it was really hot I went back to the hotel to take a shower and have a rest. Around 3:15pm I went out again because I wanted to see the sunset. The weather cooled down and…

  • Solo travelling

    Day 12 – Getting scared like never

    Today I woke up and went down trying to figure out when we have breakfast and it turned out everyone eat separately whatever they wanted. I ate two bowl of porridge. Then I wrote 1 page of thesis. As the main parts are done, now I need to do more research I start to feel lazy. But of course I have to do as much as I can here, so at home I will have less work and I can focus on other things. Around 12 o’clock the master gathered all of us together and we did the mantra, meditation and he gave us a lecture. Like yesterday everyone could…

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    Day 11 – Hollywood sign and New Year in Anaheim with inspiration

    31st December, today I checked out the hostel. During my stay in hostel I got to know two Thai girls and it was really nice having people to say goodbye to. They were really kind and friendly. They invited me to go to countdown with them, but I already had schedule for the day. I went to the airport to rent a car. It wasn’t a complicated process but the price surprised me a lot. On carrentals.com I reserved the car for 32 dollars, but in the end with the insurance, GPS and I guess tax it turned out to be 228 dollars. The difference was quite big. But then…