Posts from the ‘Langauges’ Category

Finale of 2011 and a brand new Opening of 2012

Things weren’t smooth in the year 2011. But I am glad I have survived it in the end. 

I have set a few resoutions in year 2011 but I guess none of it has been successful in the end.

Well forget about the past, it’s time for the present. Below are a list of resolutions I hope to achieve in year 2012.

  1. Spending more time with my parents.
  2. Visiting my relatives or rather embracing them again
    • Whatever have happen in the past is the past. I should learn to look ahead and move on.
    • I can’t deny the helping hands they have offered to my family when they realised my dad conditions at all. We Asians always repays gratitude with honour.
  3. Believing in Religion again.
    • I have to admit, I always thought that by accepting consequences and retribution, I would pay off my karma. I was wrong. We can never wipe off the past, we can only atone to it. But then, atoning is only possible when you are remorseful and regretful of your errs. Which I was never at all remorseful nor regretful about. But now I have learn.
  4. Learning Vietnamese!!!
    • Yup… Learning Vietnamese is also part of my resolution. Sad but true, I think this is one of the resolution I set last year that was quite successful
    • Hmm…. getting a Vietnamese wife? LOL I need to ask my mum about that I guess.
    • In the past, I learn it for some other “unsightly” or rather “darker” purposes. But now I am learning in the view of appreciation and respect.
    • I must said it has indirectly helps to articulate my other tongues too. I should have realised that the reason why my speech is always faster than most is because I never learn or try to speak in a correct manner in the past.
    • ah…. I think many would why I have more things to said about learning Vietnamese. ^^
  5. Quit smoking… 
    • hmm using the calculator to count. If I assume each packet of cigarettes to be SGD $10. I need two packets a day. so in a month I spend around $600 on cigarettes. That is actually approximately equal to the salary of my colleague in Vietnam… lol
Hmm… that’s all folks… I think 5 goals with so many sub clause is not going to be easy to achieve. But I am already 1/2 way through on a few of them except for number 5. I just need to maintain the pace.
Alex See Hoe Pin
徐和斌
Từ hòa Bân (This is my Vietnamese Name. I translated it directly from a Han-Viet Dictionay when I was in HCM City) ^^
Advertisements

Interesting webby for Vietnam Language :-) http://www.everydayviet.com/

Hello folks,

I came across this interesting website today while searching for learning resources on Vietnamese. You guys should check it up. It’s much better than most of the resources. It comes even with practical examples by 4 guys and 1 pretty lady. 🙂

Friends interested in learning Vietnamese could use web resources for their learning. A lot of us are not aware of Vietnam except for their sad incident during the world war 2. But believe me, Vietnamese are the kindest soul I have ever come across. I remember in my trips in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh of their hospitality and earnest attitude. Their honesty and humble lifestyle is what’s impress me the most. Even though Articles and news have flamed them frequently on some undesirable issues. But trust me, you should see for yourself to judge them.

For me… I know the majorities of them are kind!!!

So do check it up http://www.everydayviet.com/ when you are free!!!