Posted by: changheuk | March 15, 2011

Seemingly… no time for anything

In no particular order, these are the things I’m interested in learning or doing:


At least one other instrument



Making quality music videos with myself doing a cover, at the same time converging with video-editing as a hobby

Rubik’s Cube (not really something I would invest more time in, but would not mind getting faster)


Lifting, to the point where I can possibly compete at say, a weight of 150-160 lbs



Playing the best video or computer games from time to time, but not as a gamer… say the big thing right now is Starcraft II, I want to get decently good at that, but find myself rather playing League of Legends instead :S


History (okay only a select few topics, not all)


Theoretical Physics (<– major like)

Environmental issues tied in with geography (something like a more realistic version of the Venus Project)

Conspiracies (think tin-foil hats)


Decoding women in general

Card magic tricks



Japanese (extremely far away from mastering it, the other day I watched a movie in Japanese subtitles and they were speaking in Saga-ben, and I couldn’t understand anything at all if it wasn’t for my fast Chinese Kanji recognition speed)

German (close to English, great country, technologically advanced)

Korean (great country overall)

Hokkien (widely spoken by native Chinese in other Asian countries, said to be roughly similar to Taiwanese)

Mandarin (been learning for so many years… but put me with a Chinese from regions like Beijing or any of the Northern provinces and I don’t think I can hold a conversation at all…)

Malay (debatable, but I would like to visit the country and if I like it enough, settle there. Really like the idea of Muslims and Chinese living in harmony together, though I don’t know if that is true or not)

Shanghainese (said to be a means of communicating better with the upper class of Chinese consisting of wealthy and prominent people, such as businessmen)


Surprisingly, these are some things I have no interest in learning in the near-future:

Watching or playing any sport besides Badminton



Economy (must know what is going on, but otherwise, no Thanks)


Game design

Cars (too expensive for too little gain, all you are spending on is ultimately getting from point A to point B in a nicer looking piece of metal with wheels)


Too much to name…



Seemingly is the first word in the title of this post. Why? Because we all have so much time. We just don’t have the mental energy. We feel tired after a long day of work or school, and we rather relax for a while. Isn’t it hard to learn continually for the whole day? Before you know it, we are procrastinating… and that means we will feel guilty if we start investing time in a hobby that no one other than you cares about and start sacrificing the more “important areas” of your life.



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