Hey guys, so I am pondering if I should do a daily vlog when I am in Korea. And the question is whether to talk in vlogs or not. I would prefer watching a travel vlog that gives details on the locations, feelings, review of the places etc rather than just showing the places visit without any information provided to the audience so that they can actually know how to get there if they are interested. But one thing that I am afraid of is that I appear awkward on camera. My sentence might just have lots of grammar errors or my voice sounded weird or I look ugly. You know, all those kinds of negative stuff. But sometimes I would tell myself to just be myself. I know this is kinda contradicting but yes, that’s how my brain works. This is why I can never have a conclusion cause I ended up analyzing the pros and cons with equal weightage given to both. Sigh. Maybe I should just do everything la, daily vlogs, summary of the trip, talk and don’t talk and see how it goes. Who knows, I might have a lot of footage but I don’t have the mood or time to edit. Hhahaha. Bless my soul.
On a side note, I’m flying off in a weeks time and I’m so hyped up for it! A month before my trip I wanna make a lot of preparation such as learning Korean, deciding on my daily fashion, plan the kind of videos to take, thinking of what silly dance to do in the middle of the street and also silly videos. But………..I didn’t really plan any of those and now I’m only left with a week. HAHHA I kind of expected this outcome la.
Korean Won is so weak now! I’m so frustrated at myself for not paying attention to the rates and I let my feelings come into play. Whenever it drops, I took the wait and see approach, hoping that it will go back up because I’m so unwilling to settle for 800 plus. I kind of beat myself up everyday because I let the 833 Krw rate slip past me. And now all it ever goes is down….like the economy. Currently 795 Krw. FML. I guess I cannot play with stocks next time too. Hhahaha
I read some tips online on Travel Vlogs!
- Don’t flim everything
- Central vlogs around an activity or place
- Keep videos short and succinct
- Don’t be afraid to show more of yourself
- Include other people in your vlogs
- Show things from your point of view
- Start your video with an establishing shot
- Keep your videos stable, not shaky
- Avoid fliming with a lot of wind or background noises
- Choose good music that accentuates the mood of your video
- Put your vlog aside for a while then re-evaluate
- Watch other travel vlog
Credit Flying Chalks Website
Often do you hear people saying that secondary school friends are the best and they are the ones that will stay forever as well, which I agree with. Back then when we were secondary school kids, we barely cared about anything. (Well we do have things like family etc to care about, but the point is to emphasize how carefree we are).
Knowing each other since the age that we do all sorts of dumb things in school like splashing each other with water, playing catching, laughing at the simplest no sense things. I remembered when we were in the toilet together, the ones that are done would splash water at the ones who are not done while we were waiting and tell them to hurry up. Then you can hear the ones in the toilet going “oi”. It’s like raining indoors. We didn’t make the floor wet, so nope, the cleaner didn’t have a hard time.
Anyways, being so comfortable with each other means we would just be ourselves. Not afraid of being judged by the public. I mean like if I did the same things now, just that I’m with my university friends for instance, I would get judged so badly. People will be like “wtf are you doing”. Perhaps until now we are still as young as before. When we meet up, we really do silly things. It’s so easy to be happy. We have the joy of a kid. We can go into the toy store and get fascinated with the stuff there. I can’t imagine what my colleagues reaction would be if I saw a playground nearby and I ask them, can we go to the playground for a while. HAHAHHA unless they wanna play with me la.
Last night after we meet up for dinner and went shopping, we head over to the nearby playground because they told me that there are swings. Who doesn’t love swings? It was such a fun moment playing at the playground. You could hear screams, laughter filling the air. That pure joy. Maybe because we dumb af also la. Play until so hiong also, how to not scream. We were Shoooook leh. So intense. I miss them a lot now that i’m not with them. Omg we need to stop being so needy.
Started the day late as all of us couldn’t wake up early since we were busying playing L4D2 till 4am. It was intense! We were determined to pass the final stage even though we died 3 times and we were just playing at Easy Mode.
So anyways, after submitting an online application to SIM, we are still required to go down and verify our documents. upon reaching SIM, we proceed to Blk A Level 2, Student Recruitment & Payment Office to verify our documents. They only needed the O’Levels certificate, polytechnic transcript and Identity Card. We barely had to wait since there was no one in front of us. No worries if your documents wasn’t properly scanned as the staff there will help to re-scan if there’s any problem. They are quite friendly. I was told that my O’level cert looks a bit cropped, so the lady re-scanned for me. The whole process only took 5 mins or so.
Afterwards, we headed to the canteen. Apparently, there’s only like 2 canteens??? The food choices a bit limited ah. Maybe I would just go home straight after my lecture ends because there’s nothing to do in school. Hahah maybe I would not have any friends too. Kinda hard to socialize in lectures.
After dragging it for so long, I finally managed to submit my university application. It was a hard decision to decide on what course to major in rather than which school to choose as I only had one choice in mind. University of London (UOL) was my chosen choice of university as many have said that the ranking for the school is quite good and that the certificate is more recognized and so I chose it. I know, it’s quite superficial but since my results fall short to the top 3 university in Singapore, I wanted to remain competitive. Haaha regretted not studying harder. I was so involved in CCA during year 1 and year 2. But the experiences gained were so wonderful, kinda missed it now that I’ve graduated. I did try my luck in applying for those though, but there wasn’t any news thereafter. Hahhah so obviously I didn’t make the cut which sucks even though I knew they wouldn’t accept me from the moment I applied. Hhaha just trying my luck. If I studied at UOL, I can get exemptions up to 5 subjects if I passed the bridging course of Mathematics and Economics (Hopefully I will.) Then I would only have to take 8 subjects, which means a 2 year uni-course.
In case you’re wondering, I applied to UOL at SIM-GE. SIM is a private university but they have many programmes offered by foreign university. Not to be confused by UNISIM, which is also by SIM. I heard that UNISIM is going to be a local university which is a good news as I think that the school fees will be cheaper since the government will subsidize. However, the school fees might be similar to the private universities since the school fees are based on the number of modules that you take and local university would require more subject. Some of the subjects are not relevant to your course but you still got to study those. Hahaha another major decision for me to choose SIMGE (UOL) over UNISIM is that UOL programmes have Direct Honours. Honours is just something extra lor, like a ‘additional certificate’. Think of it similar to Diploma with Merit. HHAHA it’s nothing much but good to have. HAHHA Aiming for First-Class Honours which I’m not confident in getting. lol. Probably super motivated now but when school starts, I no feels to study anymore.
I think that the SIMGE website is super confusing!! Sometimes I can’t find the answer that I’m looking for. It’s frustrating at times. For example:
Like omg, can you tell me what’s the course requirements in English and Mathematics at the same place? Tolong. I read through the entire webpage but I can’t find it. Took me a long time before I found the answer. Not surprised if I wasted an hour of my time. Sighpie.
Thankfully I managed to find it. (It’s at the brochure there).
Less than a month away!
Can’t believe that my childhood dream of travelling with friends is going to come true.
The last time that I travelled was to China but that was with the school so it’s a different experience. The one regret that I had was not taking many pictures with my and my friends as a subject as I always loved taking pictures of the surroundings and I pretty much figured that it is the easiest and it made me calm. So my goal for this upcoming trip is to take good shots. No more random shots just because I have to take something but rather this time I want to be more focused.
Omg what should I prepare before the trip? The currency keeps falling. Sighpie.