My Ups and Downs for 2010

*New year means new template although to be honest I'll probably change this one soon)

I was tagged by the lovely Anna from Fenua Beaute to do this :)

1) Name your ups and downs in 2010 in a blogpost

2) Tag at least 5 other bloggers

My Ups for 2010

This person was a big part of my Ups for 2010 :) He's my favorite significant other and we've been together for a long time. If you were wondering about the height difference I'm actually wearing shoes with a 2 inch wedge and he's hunched over. I'm about 5'2" and he's around 6'4" so yeah that's a 14 inch height difference

I don't think the height difference could be any worse actually haha. There are a lot of reasons why he's one of my Ups for the year including the fact that he has cute fluffy cats that he lets me pet but there are too many to list

Another Up was learning American Sign Language(there are different sign languages like French Sign Language which was the origin for American Sign) this year. I took the class with my boyfriend and it was strange to be introduced to it. Learning sign language is completely different from learning English or any romantic languages. I know English, Vietnamese and now Sign Language and attempted to learn French and it's fair to say that all are different in terms of learning styles.

I think as much as I liked learning the language (by the way, easiest language ever. If you don't know a word you can fingerspell it and there are many instances where there is an overlap in terms of English grammar) it was the culture that got me sucked in. I went to many Coffee Nights at a local outdoor mall and it was an amazing experience seeing all these people communicating without even talking.

My Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, Language, and Hearing class was a really hard class and everyone was told that 50% of the class would not pass with a B (a rather depressing bit to hear) but I consider it an Up because it's what really pushed me into doing my major which is Communicative Disorders

*Added because I'm thinking of more things*

This blog has been a great Up for me and all of the people I've been able to communicate with. I've put in a lot of effort but I know that it's been making me more comfortable with wearing makeup on a day to day basis. So thanks to everyone that has read my blog, participated in my giveaways and has great content for me to read :)

My Downs
One of the most prominent downs of the year was my dog Zorro going missing. It has been 7 months now and while I don't know if I'll ever find him, I have hope that maybe someone found him instead and he's being loved now.

I have had other downs this year that I'm not talking about but I know I had more Ups.

I tag:


  1. Awww you're so cute together and Mai, you look gorgeous!

    Tbh, I've never heard of those 'sign languages' and think I gotta look them up in German now lol

  2. @Anna Crystal Germany has its own sign language although it looks like Germany tends to stress oralism which I'm not fond of but every country is different!

  3. I'm so sorry about your dog Zorro. :( Stay hopeful, Mai. BTW thanks for tagging me, I'll have to find time to do it soon.

  4. I'm so sorry about your dog Zorro. :( Stay hopeful, Mai. BTW thanks for tagging me, I'll have to find time to do it soon.


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