Thursday, December 23, 2010
Today, Yuhki and I found a new billiards place within walking distance of our school. It's in the Gongguan district of Taipei. The closest station is Taipower MRT station exit 2. However it is still a good 10 minute walk. The place is on the second floor and has a yellow 9 ball rotating outside. Yuhki thinks the tables are much better at this location. However I think it's a bit more expensive here compared to the Ximen one. But saving on the MRT fare balances it out i guess. On another note, I got my second 100% on the quiz. I'm happy! Finally a 100%, and two of them. I love pairs;)
Posted by B Huang at 11:46 PM
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I want to ask you this question since I read your blog. I hope you don’t mind to answer. What grade level are you? Are you in college, grad school etc?
Is your language school part of some university’s program?
Oh I graduated along time ago. I'm strictly in Taipei for language classes.ReplyDelete
I see, I see.ReplyDelete
Are you also someone who originally majoring in science/technology field with an intent to get a good paycheck, but later on decided to switch and do something that better fit your own interest ??
A lot of my friends that are my age are like that and it seems like I also want a break after getting my MS in Biomedical Engineering this March. I am reading the link you sent me last time and looking for schloarship.
Dude, I am not sure would you understand the feeling of midlife crisis. I am already 26 and I feel old. (>_<)
I originally also majored in the tech field. But I'm here to learn Chinese, which I should have learned along time ago, but also to find myself and my heritage. I hope you can get a scholarship, but if not, it's only about $900 USD per semester for regular level classes. I don't know the feeling of a midlife crisis, but I do know the feeling of a quarterlife crisis. I've surpassed 26 ;) My quarterlife crisis consisted of my friends having nice high paying jobs and getting married, making me feel like i'm stuck on a boat with no oars in the river of life.
We are similar but simultaneously different.
Similarity: We both have that crisis.
Difference: My quarterlife crisis consisted of realizing that a career is hated but not knowing how else to earn an equivalent living.
I have that question too. Thus trying to find myself and what I really want to do. So the answer is, Find what you really want and go back to college before it's too late!ReplyDelete
Did you tell me to "go back to college"? Here is my little history:
1) Graduated in UCLA at age 22 with a Biomed Engn degree (hate it)
2) work at Biotech firm for 2 yrs, earning roughly $60k+ (hate it except for that paycheck)
3) Grad school in UCLA for 2 yrs, MS in Biomed Engineering (GRRR, HATE IT EVEN MORE, GRAD SCHOOL IS HARDER) You can't imagine how sick am I when I am facing those matrix and partial differential equations. Trust me, I want to burn my books.
Seriously, I have enough school. Going back to college would just extend my suffering. ;)
What I meant was find a career that doesn't make you go "hate it, I want to burn my books", and go back to college to learn said career. I kinda hate computer science too. Therefore, I'd like to go back to college for Mechanical Engineering.ReplyDelete
But starting from the bottom again makes me feel I am wasting all the things I did previously. Are you going back to school for ME after finishing your Language program? Your visa extension should only last half yr more, right?
but your missing the point. If you hate what your currently doing now, you've already wasted that time. Don't waste any more continuing what you hate. Start over now, sacrifice a few years instead of ending up being too late and wasting your entire life on something you "hate". As much as I REALLY enjoy learning chinese here in Taiwan, I'll have to return back to school to get another degree, hopefully in a field I LOVE. Visa extension will last as long as i'm in school. I have alternative solutions if I want to stay longer.ReplyDelete
You really get the point. I'll think I will take a break after finishing the master. Perhaps doing your Taiwan language program or something similar for a yr. (My Chinese is only 3rd grade level, need improvement LOL)
Then I'll get a degree in the field I love. Have you considered going into business/marketing by the way? That's the only option I could think of for making the most out of the Chinese I will learn next yr if I go study Chinese like you.
I think my Chinese level is also at a third grade level too. I'm not much of business/marketing guy. However I was a project manager of a database publishing firm. Other languages help in that field too. There's a lot of technology business between Silicon Valley and Taiwan. Good luck, I really hope you can come to Taiwan and share in the joy of Taipei.ReplyDelete
I'll definitely contact you if I do attend your program. In that case, we can actually meet at Taipei.