I’ve been working and living in Singapore for years. English is the language here. You may raise your eyebrows and question my sanity upon joining the challenge. Why banana, why? *total exaggeration* 😛
The thing is, English is not my native language. Living here for years doesn’t justify my English proficiency. And also, it is so much easier to use Singlish instead.Even the government here has been campaigning “Speak good English movement” to encourage Singaporeans to speak grammatically correct English. This initiative is coming from a country with English as de facto language. While me? I grew up in Indonesia where Bahasa Indonesia is commonly used (of course!) and I learned English only from school (during junior and high school). So basically I’m just a grain of sand in the ocean with very little understanding on the language. I feel there are many areas that need to be improved. Thus, I found the initiative to learn and practise together online via WA group with fellow Indonesians across the globe as a helping hand from the above to improve my English. Plus, I’m also getting to know new friends. Scored!! 😀
So here is my post for the challenge this week, “What is your word for 2015”.
I have hinted here on what or how I want to be this year. Even though I said that I don’t have any specific New Year’s resolution this year.
BETTER is my grand theme for this year. This may be cliché but, I want to be better. “BETTER” resonates with a positive vibe within myself providing self-assurance, and confident to strive for more. it helps me to be super optimistic. 😀
So, here I am. Striving to be better. Better person, sister, and wife. I consider joining this challenge itself is an act for me to achieve it 🙂
I want to also have a better understanding on how to plan our family financial. Financial plan is a huge and heavy topic for me, and frankly speaking, is something I’m dreaded to get in touch with. We (husband and me) have to pay our housing loan and it has forced me to face what I fear most all this time. We have to start planning in making ends meet *faint* 😦
Better at cooking is another goal for me this year. I’m a terrible cook. I know stuffs, trust me I know how to distinct pepper seed and coriander seed *smug* 😛 But I keep cooking the same dishes, mainly sautéed vegetable or soup. I want to try cooking “sambal goreng kentang” this year. Hopefully, this will help me be a better wife. Amen for that 🙂
Now please tell me, what’s your word for this year?