Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Life Lately

Career: Last month, I was asked by my adviser if I could be a part-time lecturer at the university this semester. Turns out, one of the faculty members suddenly had to take a leave so they needed people to fill in. So yes, it's back to school for me! I'm teaching one subject (two hours per week) this semester. 

didn't think I'd be using these again

My first day was actually overwhelming. You see, I haven't taught class in almost two years and I haven't spoken in front of a crowd in almost a year. That's why teaching a class of 124 students made me so nervous during my first day-- my voice was breaking, seriously. Thankfully, during the succeeding class lectures, I was able to gain my footing once again. One of my previous students from 3 years ago even sat in my class and afterward told me that I (including my teaching style) haven't changed at all and I guess that's not so bad considering how long I haven't been teaching. 

Social Life: One of my goals this year is to make time for friends and I'm glad that I'm being true to that. Over the past two months, I've been doing a lot of catching up with my friends and it feels refreshing.

Health: Twice for the last two weeks, I tried boxing classes because I thought it would be a good activity not just for losing weight but also to relieve stress. However, I think it just gets me even more stressed! After classes, it's either I get (1) sick or (2) too drained of energy that I just want to sleep until the next day. I'm guessing it's not a sport for me so I might try a different sport. I will update on that!

Hobbies: I've been making a lot of cupcakes. I also managed to bring out my watercolor and pick up a brush after more than a year! This time, I enjoy doing watercolor calligraphy/lettering.

chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

matcha cupcakes with anko and matcha cream cheese frosting

1 comment:

  1. the cupcakes looks so good and I love what you did with the water color :) I'm really enjoying browsing through your blog I'm a new follower on GFC and I'd love it if you followed back :) Keep in touch dear!