My love for Italy


Recently I’ve become so much obsessed with Italy that I’ve decided to start saving for it as soon as I start working. I had this dream to visit Europe before my life ends, and with time, I think the urge to visit is only getting stronger.

I am currently learning Italian. It’s wonderful. Do you know what’s the beauty in it? Every single thing has a gender. And I’m always curious and thinking of random things, guessing which gender it would fall in.

I never felt bread could ever be masculine, but it is. And I never thought a tiger could be feminine… a few things simply shock me, and that is the best thing in Italian. It’s fun to know which is which gender… And it’s fun to learn the language, too.

I really hope to visit Venice someday (being the hopeless-cheesy-romantic that I am) and perhaps look for an Italian boyfriend there (just kidding, I’m sure I won’t)… and I wish I could lay my hands on one of those beautiful venetian masks…

I’d like to visit the Colosseum, I’d like to look at the famous sculptures of Michelangelo and the paintings of Leonardo… I’d like a cruise in the Mediterranean sea. And a trip to Sicily would be great, too.

There’s no question about going to Florence, I’m definitely going. The place where interesting this happened in history – it couldn’t be left out at any cost.

I wonder what it would be like to sit in a gondola while the man who rows the boat sings high-pitched Italian songs in the midst of the river and shatter your ears… A girl can dream…

And to make it come true, I have to save… a lot. And I will. Anything for Italy. I just wish I’d really be able to actually carry out my plan. My friend D said that she’d be coming with me, and asked me to inform her whenever I plan to visit Europe, despite whatever situation we’d be in (okay, she didn’t say that)… the point is, she said she’d go with me.

But I’m not completely sure of the future. Who knows? She might even be in the midst of some highly-paid job in the future requiring her every minute? But I know one thing for sure – I will visit Italy even if she doesn’t have the time… although it would be great if she came along.

I don’t know what lays there for me, but it has got me all excited! Italy is one place I know I’ll never regret visiting!

The writer in me


Main goal in life: To publish a book.

I know that I’m no good in English, and my low vocabulary tells me there’s no way it’ll be possible soon, but still, my heart holds hope. I could learn. I could improve. I could write more.

I am waiting for that day when my fingers brush through the rough pages of a novel, having my name in bold letters on the cover, and quite a few good comments from many other authors. I would just like to feel it. The way I feel when my goal of life is achieved. I don’t think a novel with barely ten copies sold would be something that I have in mind. My definition of ‘achievement of life goal’ would be if the book has been a hit and becomes a best-seller novel.

And of course, it would not be the ending, now that I would’ve published a book. It would be the beginning of an entirely new career, one path that is traveled less, as I have seen more IT people and those who sit in their cabins and simply do the coding in their computers.

Not to offend anyone, as I myself am a lover of coding languages like C and C++ (I will talk about coding in another post), but I wanted writing to become my future career. Of course, I will also work as an employee, as I will be holding an engineering degree while I write. I’m not going to depend on my writing for my expenses. It might/might not get recognized and might/might not become the best-seller.

I guess this is exactly the amount of confidence needed in oneself. Not too much, not too less, either. I do have inferior complexion and I once did say that I hated my (only completed) novel, but right now, as I am writing this post, I feel a bit encouraged from some unknown force around me. 😀

And one more thing that I’d like to add, because I’m proud of that feeling: I believe there’s no such thing called ‘writer’s block’. A person always needs some inspiration if he has to write something, and if he doesn’t feel like it, then he should just say ‘I don’t feel like writing today’ and not ‘I have writer’s block’. ‘Writer’s block’ seems like a term that further dries the person of motivation, and hence, I consider it a negative word. I don’t even know if I have writer’s block or not right now, because I don’t want to complete any of the novels that I’ve been writing, but my fingers are eagerly typing off this post.