First attempt to take Mylo out of his snuggle sack onto my work desk. Kena rasuah mealworm baru jadi. Demanding sungguh.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I'm writing this in the train on my way back from Cardiff to Leicester, and I'll probably cry as I type this.
It was a weekend full of dramas. I took the wrong train to Birmingham last Friday, and ended up stranded at Melton Mowbray station, unable to get back to Leicester as there was a break down on the railway towards Leicester.
Only Allah knows how scared I was. So I couldn't take the train back to Leicester, and there was no bus running to Leicester as it was already 7.30pm. The only choice I had was to take a taxi which would cost a fortune.
I was at the verge. Having to wait for almost two hours in the cold, only to find out that there would be no train heading to Leicester was distressing enough. Now I had to find a way back other than a train or bus. As I looked around, I saw four gentlemen discussing things. With some hope left, I went to them and asked where they were heading to. Alhamdulillah, it was Leicester. I asked if it would be okay to join their taxi as we were heading to the same way, and again, Alhamdulillah, they said yes.
It has been a tough week, or tough weeks I would say, and I was already tired of dramas and adventures. Needless to say, I had to refrain hard from breaking down. At that point, the only thing on my mind was to get back to Leicester and forget everything. Masa tu rasa macam, kalau boleh balik Leicester dengan selamat pun dah syukur sangat sangat.
Tapi yang memang buat kita rasa sangat touched was my friends' responses when I said I might not make it to Cardiff. Everyone was worried, and kept checking on my whereabout, if I was safe, if I could make it back to Leicester. Worse, I only had less than two calling minutes on my phone. I texted Edy and Syeeda to let them now that I was stuck, and couldn't get back to Leicester. I didn't want to make them worry, but I couldn't make them wait for me. And I texted Nadd to make sure that she was at AJ's, as I wouldn't want to go back to my place alone. All three of them called almost immediately, worried if anything happened to me. Masa tu dah rasa macam, okay, I am so loved.
Bila sampai Leicester I headed straight to AJ's, to find Lynn, Kak Dina and Syarah as well as Nadd and AJ of course. Part of me was relieved to be home, until Syeeda texted me that she was already in Cardiff. She wanted to surprise me but in the end everyone was surprised that I couldn't make it to Cardiff. And masa tu lah kita break down gila gila. I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN CARDIFF.
Tapi serius thanks to Nadd AJ Lynn Syarah and Kak Dina, I felt better, at least I wasn't alone. That night as I was talking to AJ, I told her that I reeeeally wanted to go to Cardiff, I reeeeally wanted to talk to Edy, and AJ suggested that I took a train the next morning. Tapi tiket mahal gila I can't even :O Then I tried looking for a bus, only to find it full. That moment, I felt like that was it. Allah tak bagi pergi Cardiff la tu.
The next morning masa tengah masak nasik lemak dengan AJ, Ana texted me asking if I wanted to come to Cardiff, that she'd pick me up in Leicester if I wanted to. Come on, she's gonna drive from Cardiff, pick me up in Leicester, and balik Cardiff again?? We then agreed to meet halfway, so she picked me up in Birmingham instead.
Ana said we were to surprise Edy by having me in Cardiff, but what I didn't know was Edy was coming to pick me up too! Seeing her in the car was too much joy, and the fact that Ana offered to pick me up all the way from Cardiff, I just couldn't bear the excitement. And terharu gila okay. No, really, terharu sangat yang macam HOMAI ARE YOU GUYS REAL??!?
***End of train ride post, hence the change in emotions lol***
Apparently dua dua nanges jumpa each other. I literally screamed when I saw her in the car, and cried like mad. HOMAI HOMAI I can still cry thinking about it, boleh?
Muka lepas nanges. Alright I know we just saw each other the week before, but you can never have love overdose, right?
Ana yang berjasa. Oh mak thank you so much you have no idea how THANK YOU SANGAT AKU KAT KAU NANGES LAGI WUBWUB.
And met the rest at Shake n Grill!
Too much love and happiness!
The shake shake and Syeeda's sirloin steak
Faw's ribs steak
My 10oz rib eye steak
Edy's mixed grill
The aftermath. Oh yes, Instagram :3
Calon calon Baitul Muslim
Terus hilang rupa Baitul Muslim
The identity crisis of a skull - to warghh or not to warghhh.
Muka nantop sangat dah dua dua ni haaa. (I was actually cranky for a bit kehkeh)
The next morning..
Oh yes, we made nasik kerabu! Or rather, they, since yours truly was hopeless when it comes to makanan tradisi. Lengkuas itu apakah pun tak lepas.
And we had bubble tea before leaving Cardiff!
Last camwhore before balik (and before nanges lagi hahaha!)
Muka dua dua lepas nanges lagi. I don't know why I've been crying A LOT sigh.
And I left Cardiff with a contented heart full of love. It was a very short trip, but nothing beats the warmth of having your loved ones around. Life has been tough lately, and I admit I had a massive break down again right after I got home in Leicester. To think of this trip as just a moment to berbimbo (which we obviously did lol) is such an understatement. There's something so close to heart that I thought I have lost somewhere along the years, but like Adam said, "After four years, it's still there."
Four years, and I shall fall more and more in love again.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Went to Sheffield Games last weekend and guess what..???
Yes, another replay of Warwick Games 2012!!
Same old same old. Mau was here to play basketball for Python. Farzan, as usual, would be everywhere in UK, Edy was playing netball for Cardiff, and me.. Errr. Nope Leicester didn't send a team this time around (probably because the manager is sooo hopeless meh) Well you could say I was there to cheer for them. Uweee!!
Some of the photos are so random but I'd put them anyway because I'm amazed by people's expression, and in this case, it's Mau's.
Love this strip especially because we all look sooo happy! I can't really remember what was the funny part though. Heh.
Fantastic four. Poyo mak aih.
Kaki busuk Mau.
M08A portrait take one. Look how Mau cannot behave one.
M08A portrait take two - official!
And I met these people too! Shahir and Jatdin. Well actually ramai lagi budak KMB yang jumpa but then senak jugak lah nak letak nama sorang sorang kan. Wehuhwhehuheuu.
Apparently that wasn't it. We also had the whole bimbos all the way from Cardiff here!! EXCITED BOLEH TAK. Oh well they call themselves Dedatins but I'd prefer Bebimbos because then I can be one too hahaha! And just when I though Mau was full of expression (facial expression, that is), apparently Afiqah is, too. Introducing..
Nina on the left, and Fiqah on the right. Look how Fiqah cannot behave also. Haih.
Nina, Fiqah and Irhana (amek kau full name aku bagi kahkah)
Nina is from Sheffield, while Fiqah and Ana (penat dah type full name kau) are from Cardiff.
And Fiqah still cannot behave one. Luls.
And if you're wondering why there are llloaadsss of their selca, it's because I left the camera with them to bring home while I stayed over at Concord Sports Centre. Balik rumah bukak bukak je camera dah bersepah gambar dorang haaa.
Another picture that I loooovee! These three musketeers were supposed to act like a traffic light, hence the "oopss" Fiqah, "dont-know-what-pose" Ana, and excited Nina. Uweee!!
And later that night we went for a girls' night out. Jejenggs.
Oh btw that girl in pink behind super excited Nina (lol) is Syeeda, another girl from Sheffield. Hi Syeeda! *waves*
The only time when Fiqah behaved. Amek gambar posing gaya nak hantar resume kat mak mentua gamaknya. Kahkah.
Excited Nina is excited!
I love this picture, shows how hungry we were and gelojoh semua duk tenung menu tak berkelip mata. Hahahaha!
That night we had a sleepover at Nina's, karaoke guitar hero sampai lebam, which left me with this sore throat until now. NANGES.
Everyone woke up hangover the next morning, walhal semua morning person je, tapi sebab galak sangat berjimba malam pesta muda mudi, maka syahid lah anak bangsaku di Sheffield sampai pukul 10 pagi. Hahaha! But we had a super awesome breakfast of everything we could find at Nina's place, so hangover level di-balance-kan oleh kepandaian memasak masing masing (excluding me of course lol). So take note ye prospek prospek calon sekalian.
We left at about 3pm, but before that, here's some souvenirs.
Sebenarnya rasa macam boleh runtuh jugak lah rumah Nina kalau kitorang extend stay lagi satu malam. Sofa tu takyah cakap lah, mungkin dah rabak sekarang. Mihmihmihs.
Oh yes, the sun was shining sooo bright it would be a shame if we didn't take pictures outside (alasan nak sambung camwhore)
Meet Syeeda, ze new friend! :D
And then it was time to leave, hence the sad faces (except Fiqah, she's always exceptional lol) But really, it was another amazing weekend in Sheffield. I have a very small circle of friends in real life, no matter how friendly people always think I am. Having these people eventhough we're at different places, I kinda feel loved. Oh yes I'm a big sucker for love, friendships and the likes. So you can guess how so very happy I was with them.
To be perfectly honest, I don't really know them down to the very personal details, but they're great company, and we could talk, and chat, and go on and on and on, and that's all that matters. We discussed about bachelorette party, we talked about how Nina, Faw, Ana and me are all living nearby in KL (budak budak MRR2 yo), and all the random things, down to the biology of pregnancy. Lol so random I know, but all of them are doing Engineering (minus Edy in Genetics) so it's kinda fascinating to me as well to have non Medic friends.
Thanks for the great company people. Tetiba rasa macam ada life.