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Since I moved to New Zealand and started to work, I changed my daily routine. Well, I said changed, but technically I have not had an exact daily routine since I graduated high school. Basically I sleep late about passed 12 or 1 and wake up just an hour before my schedule and if I do not have any plans in the morning, I just keep sleeping before noon.

But I wanted change my days more efficient. Because I always felt when I wake up late, a half of my day is over. That is so unproductive. And also the reason I could not change right away was I was moving a lot for the last several months and I had to get use to the time lag. But finally I settled down and decided to change my daily routine.

My new daily routine is to wake up 4:30am, go to gym for workout from 5:00 to 6:00, leave for work by 7:30, get back to home by 6:00pm, dinner between 6:00 to 7:30, read or watch Netflix and go to bed at 9:00pm and have 7.5 hours sleep. This is my weekday’s routine.

But not everybody can change own daily routine instantly and wake up 4:30 easily. I often struggle to wake up at 4:30, when I am so tired because of the work of day before or sick or body condition is not same everyday. There is up and down. So far, to be honest more than a half of a week is successful waking up 4:30, but not every single day. But I am trying.

There are many befits for waking up 4:30. I can do workout, never be late to work, when I arrive at work, I would be completely awake, and the best thing is it feels so much better than waking up late. Although It’s just my personal opinion, there is no negative sides in waking up 4:30 but there is some in waking up late. So It feels like it’s a right thing to do.

My goal is,  one day I can wake up at exactly 4:30 every single day without alarm just like my body remembers to do so.








July is the middle of winter out here in New Zealand. For me, coming from Northern Hemisphere, it feels so strange having totally opposite season.

The weather of the winter of Auckland is crazy. Everybody says it’s crazy. Rainy, sunny, rainy, cloudy, the weather changes many times in a day. Also the temperature. In the morning it is freaking cold and need a thick jacket and a scarf, but it turns out to be quite warm in the midday, like only a T-shirt is enough. But sometimes it’s so cold all day. The weather cast is quite untrustful here. It bother me to pick a cloth everyday. The huge temperature difference made me sick since few weeks ago and still unrecovered.  But the sick man is not only me. At work, teachers and kids are all sick. Half of kids are having runny nose and sneezing everyday. The collaboration of those two makes my sickness untreatable.

Speaking of my preference of climate compare to Vancouver where more than half of a year is rainy all day long, maybe I prefer Auckland. Because even so many rain out here, I still can see the sun often between rain and rain, when rain clouds moved away. Although it’s still hard to get used to this crazy weather.