Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Last Day Of 2011.

It is almost 9 pm. People in Malaysia already celebrated the new day of 2012. I still have 3 hours to go for 2012. This year, I'll be celebrating my new eve at my own room, watching Two and A Half Men Season 2. What a celebration, huh? I thought I'll be celebrating the new year eve at Manchester. Unfortunately, the plan did not happen as I expected. So here I am, writing about the Last Day Of 2011 entry.

2011 is a special year to me. Lots of new things happened to me. Full of incredible experiences, trips and new people in my life. The best thing that happened in my life is, one of my dream came true. I cannot wait to see what the new year has in store for me. 2012, I'm ready for you. Bring it on!

Happy New Year 2012, guys! :)

Friday, December 30, 2011

London & Boxing Day.

Hi guys. I just came back from London for Boxing Day & sight-seeing. If you never heard of Boxing Day before, Boxing Day is a day where you wear boxing gloves and punch your friends. OK I'm just kidding. It is a day after Christmas where shops have sales. The key of Boxing Day is preparation. You need to plan for your shopping trip as there are lots of people searching for amazing bargains. I went for Boxing Day shopping at Oxford Street & Bond Street. The first store that I went is Selfridge. It was only 8.50am when I stood in front of the Selfridge at the Oxford Street but people already queued around the building. It was a very long queue. I don't spend much as I don't find anything interesting. So I saved a lot on the shopping, but I've spent a lot on the accommodation and travel. Yet I don't regret my trip to London as I spent my winter break with two of my favourite girlfriends, Azma & Hana. Hana flew all the way from Ireland to see me. Yeah right! The fact is she flew all the way from Ireland to London for Boxing Day. Still more, she didn't shop a lot. She said she couldn't find anything interesting. She had a same reason as mine. I guess we overrated the Boxing Day. Nevertheless, we walked around the Greater London, visited London top attractions and took many beautiful pictures.

People queueing to enter Selfridge.

Tower of London

London Bridge

Big Ben

Westminster Abbey

Buckingham Palace

Harry Potter's Platform

Random Pictures

Thursday, December 29, 2011


I found that the intro of the vid music by Bop Bop Baby - Westlife amusing. :)

Once upon a time in a kingdom far, far away, when men were still men, women were still virgins, and sex was till sexy, there lived a beautiful maiden who wished to marry for love - but her father wanted her to marry the vilest man in the kingdom for cold, hard cash. Only the mighty musketeers could save her. However this plan had been thwarted after Duke Vincent had them cast into filthy dungeon. There seemed to be no hope ..........

Friday, December 23, 2011


This couple of days, I've been thinking about buying a flight ticket to KL & I've asked Azma to go back with me as well. Thank god she said no. If not, we might be on our way to London to take our flight back to KL. Even though I have been in UK for almost 4 months, I still feel homesick. Last Sept, I was so ready to go back to uni & felt so prepared for the new life in UK. Not surprisingly, I did get homesick. No matter how ready you are to leave, you’re going to miss home. It’s natural & it happens to everyone. & for the moment, I try to keep myself busy so that I don’t feel homesick again.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Barcelona, In My Own Words.

Last week, me and my BFF went to Barcelona. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain. We took easyjet plane and flew from London Gatwick. The journey took almost 2 hours to reach the destination. We took off at 6.55am and arrived at Barcelona Terminal 2 Airport at 9.55am. But my clock was showing 8.55am when the plane reaches the ground. I was kinda confused when the pilot said that we landed at 9.55am. This is because of the time zone has changed. Spain local time is advance 1 hour from UK time zone. The sun was shine brightly when I got out from the plane. I was very excited to see the sun because it has been cloudy for quite awhile at my place.

Then we took the train to our hostel at Numancia. Unfortunately, we got mix up with the direction that a fine lady gave when we were at the airport. The train went through the Barcelona terminals and we still haven't get off from the train. Luckily we noticed that something was wrong and we asked direction from one of the passenger. We had missed the station that we should get off so we got off at the next station. Then we take the train back to the Barcelona. Then we met an old guy in the train. He is English, but has been living in Barcelona for quite some time. He gave us the direction to our hostel. After got off the train, we had to take tram to go to our hostel. To be honest, this was my first time taking tram. So I kinda excited. Hihi. Then we reached our hostel at 1pm. Unfortunately, we only can check-in at 2pm. So we went to the nearest shopping mall which is only 2 minutes walking from my hostel.

Long story short, we checked-in at 2pm and went out again at 4pm. The first place that we visited in Barcelona was Sagrada Familia. To be honest, that was the only thing that I want to see in Barcelona. So I kinda excited when I saw it.

Then after took lots of photos in front of Sagrada Familia, we wandered around that area. After got bored with that area, we took the train to Catalunya. It was already night when we got there. After wandered around that area, we went back to our hostel.

THE SECOND DAY. Right after taking our breakfast, we went to Jaume. We don't have any plan exactly. We were thinking to go to any museum in that area since it was free for us to enter some of the museums. Then when we tried to find our way to the Museu d'Historia de Catalunya since that is the nearest museum from the station. While we were looking for the direction to the museum, there was one guy greeting us from the back. He is the guy that I saw when I was about to enter the plane to Barcelona. He asked whether he can join us. Since he has a goody face, I said yes. His name is Hannan. He is Brunei. He's studying at Uni of Sussex and staying at Brighton. Then we went all over the Barcelona town until night. 

Hannan is the guy in the middle; wearing spec.

THE THIRD DAY. I cannot recall the station that I took but that station is near to one of the uni in Barcelona. That was the station that we promised to meet Hannan. He was already there when we reached that place. Poor him, he had to wait for us. Then we passed the entrance of the uni to go to one of the park there. I don't know what's that park called, but it was very beautiful. Then we went to Arc de Triompf. After taking photos there, we went to La Pedrera, Casa Battlo, Casa Amatler and there is one place that I cannot recall. Hihi. Then we decided to go to La Ramblas for dinner. After got off the train, I was feeling uneasy and feel like checking my purse. Unfortunately, it wasn't there. I was panic and I don't know what to do. I might drop it somewhere. Then we went to the police station to make a report. It took me 2 hours to make a report. This is because they don't understand English & I need to wait for a translator. Most of the people in Barcelona cannot speak English. They understand English, but they cannot reply back in English. So every time me & Azma asked for a direction, they replied back in Spanish. It was so funny. It was like a cat talking to a dog. Luckily I picked up some Spanish words like Hola : Hello, Gracias : Thank you, Aki : Here, Perdone : Excuse me, Si : Yes, Por Favor : Please, Entrada : Entrance, Sortida : Exit. Yet, I still don't get what they meant most of the time. 

THE LAST DAY. We don't visit much in the last day. We went for souvenir shopping and wandered around the town before took our flight back to London. 

Barcelona is a great place to visit. To whoever hasn't visit Barcelona yet, I recommend you to go. I also might be going to Barcelona again. :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Winter Break.

I think my eyes get worse day by day. It is either from excessive utilization of laptop or there's something wrong with my eye liner. Or is it because of my fringe always got into my eyes? Lately almost every day I face the laptop screen at least 12 hours every day. At the end of the day, when I wear eye liner, my eye will transform to be panda eye. I will have black circle around my eyes. Truth story. The eye liner will smear at the end of the day. Sometimes, it went into my eyes. That is another reason why my eyes get worse day by day.

It is officially winter break for me. It just started this week. One month holiday. Yay! Unfortunately, I still have assignment to submit before the break ends. But the due date is 3 weeks from today. Almost all of my classmates are going back to their hometown for this break. Yay for them! As for me, I'm going to Spain. Yay for me! I'll be going with Azma. We'll be leaving Cardiff tomorrow evening to London, then take a flight to Barcelona on Wednesday morning & will be going back to London on Saturday morning and will be reaching Cardiff on Sunday morning. I'm quite excited to go to Spain as I have always been in Cardiff. Others have travel more than I did. These 3 months, I just managed to go to Nottingham & Birmingham. Last Saturday, I went to Birmingham. It was a day trip. I went under Azma's trip. We went to Frankfurt Christmas Market & Cadburys World. Let see what I got for myself from the Christmas Market.

I ♥ Birmingham key chain!

Then we went to the Cadbury World which is one of the the top attraction in the Birmingham. I was hoping that the Cadbury World is kinda the same like Charllie & The Choc Factory movie but unfortunately it wasn't. Yet I still had fun because I got many free choc. Yay! We got choc at almost every section that we went. It was like a self-guided tour around the factory. Not just that, we got to see a short film about the history of Cadbury. It was not like any normal cinema because we had to sit at bench and that bench moves as the chocolate in the movie moves. It was like we are the chocolate. Plus I got to take a ride in Cadabra Train. This is how the Cadabra looks like.

Aren't they cuteeeeeeeee?

Oh yeah this is some of the photos taken at the Cadbury World.

& below are some photos taken at the Frankfurt Christmas Market.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winter Sonata.

It is officially winter now. Is it going to snow any time soon?

Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude. 
 ~William Shakespeare

Goodbye autumn, see you next year. :)

Photo taken at Bute Park, Cardiff, UK.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Self-Concept & Image Congruence.

"When people wear clothes that they do not like, they fell dull & inactive & will act that way, but when they wear attractive clothes, they feel & act attractive and active" (Onkvisit and Shaw, 1987).

Friday, December 2, 2011

Nothing Much.

Hey all. How are you guys doing? I'm doing good at the moment. Even though its been a tough week for me, I still survived to the end. The assignment that I mentioned before, I just submitted it last night. Thank God the stress and the pain has been taken away from me. Tonight,  I want to give a rest for my body and my mind since tomorrow I have to start working on the business proposal, which need to be submit this Monday. Thank God it is a group work. Even though we start doing it extremely late, I'm sure we will submit it on time.

Today, in the Retailing and Fashion Brand class, everyone need to present their moodboard about The Self Image. The Self Image moodboard need to be divided into 3 columns which are The Actual Self,  The Ideal Self and Definately Don't Want To Be. It was interesting because we got to hear what others think of us. This is how my moodboard looks like.