Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Going on holiday!

Yup, i'm going off to Spain tomorrow.Ho ho ho~ Will be flying there by Jet2 from LeedsBradford Airport. Have been busy packing, changing money, buying stuff, and more packing. I'll be away for 10 days and when i'm back, i'll be blogging about the places i went to. If i'm not lazy that is.

Here's a pic of my old room:

This was when my stuff were 1/4 packed. My room was so messy that i could hardly move around. Had to climb over mountains and move hills to get to my door and wash basin.
I just moved into my new room 2 days ago. Woke up bright and early to start shifting my stuff. Took me about 3 hours to move and unpack everything. Was exhausted after that. I would have thought that my new room would look neater than it was before. But it hasn't change at all. -_-''

My new room is exactly the same size. As messy also.

I went to town this morning, to get some stuff for my trip. Went to the bank, topped-up my phone, got some food, etc. I went to sell off some old books i had, and i got a new book in return (had to pay a few pounds more). Got Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code'. Been wanting to get my hands on it for ages now. Got a few more books i want to read, but it's better to get it in M'sia. I don't want to carry too many stuff back home! The shop i got the book from lets readers return books after reading it and they get half the price back! But i wouldn't want to return it. My preciousssssss~~

So there, i'll be away from my computer for 10 days. No internet, no downloading, no chatting, no surfing, no no noooooo. Eeeks! It'll be good for me. The longest time i was away from my computer was....er...hmm...erm... 3 days i think. It'll give my eyes some break. I'll be focusing my attention on those handsome Spanish men instead. :D A sight for sore eyes! So long then. Adios amigo!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Shopping Spree: Day 1 & Day 2

Woohoo! Been shopping a lot these 2 days. I got a good excuse for it. Graduation! Honestly. I needed a white long sleeve blouse, black pants or skirt and shoes to go with it. See, perfectly good excuse reason. So me and me friends decided to go to Leeds yesterday, cause there are more shops there. Damn, i miss shopping there already. Since i've been in UK, i've not shopped much, so i've decided to give myself a treat. :D

Day 1

Location: Leeds
Weather: Hot and sunny ( a lil cloudy at first) with an occasional nice breeze
Target: Shirt, pants/skirt and shoes
Depart to Leeds: 10.00 a.m.
Arrive back in Bradford: 7.00-ish p.m.

It's only 20 minutes from Bradford to Leeds by train. I prefer Leeds to here. Who doesn't? More shops, more people, less ah-chahs and there is a Chinatown there. Once reaching Leeds, we went to check out the chinese restaurant we wanted to have lunch in. Their buffet starts at 12p.m, so we had time to shop a lil first. Went in some shops, and i got 3 pairs of hoop earrings of different sizes (they came all in one packaging, so i HAD to buy all three rite) and a blue-yellow-white horizontally striped halter top. After walking around for a bit more, then it was time for lunch!

Had lunch in Wok Mania. We've eaten there before, and allll chinese buffets have basically the same dishes more or less. Just had chinese buffet few weeks ago when i was in Manchester. Eat until i wanna puke! But i dunno what draws us to chinese buffet yet again. Must be the Chinese-man inside all of us. I'm not much of a big eater but i do try to my best when it comes to buffet. Heh.

After lunch it was back to the shops! Went into a shopping mall and headed to H&M, quite a popular brand here. Me and Jace spend a lot of time in there, we tried on so many clothes!! So much time till the guys were bored and went to walk around the mall by themselves. I found a pair of black pants that i really like and picked out a 3/4 khaki pants. Bought those 2 pants after going in and out of the changing room so many times! Came out from H&M and went in to the shop next to it, called TK-Max. There's a branch in Bradford as well. The shops are filled with a lot clothes! But some cheap ones have limited choice. I went in straight and found a nice looking long sleeve blouse. Went to try it out, and turned out not bad. So i bought it cause it was cheap and i may not find a blouse as nice or as cheap as this one!

After that, went into MK One, another shop. Didn't stay that long, tried on a pair of khaki pants, a blouse and a skirt. Bought the pants, cause i really like it too! Oh ya, i WAS looking out for shoes along the way. But none really look nice and mostly expensive. :( We went to Topshop next. I spotted a nice looking white pants (pants again!). I really did try it out! I was on a roll that day, why stop? I wore the pants, and fell in love with it. I just had to have it! You know the feeling? If i didn't get it, and then change my mind, i won't be able to get it in Bradford cause i was just in Topshop the other day and i didn't see it. It wasn't that cheap, but i love it to bits, so no regrets! Btw, the Topshop there has the nicest changing room so far! It's quite big inside, you'll come to an area with a big big long long mirror, opposite the changing stalls. You can change inside the stall and then walk out to view yourself with that big big long long mirror. Damn nice.

It was getting quite late already, and most shops were closing so we walked a bit more, had a drink at Starbucks and then decided to head back to Bradford. Reached back around 7-ish, armed with shopping bags but i never did find a suitable pair of shoes. :( So what to do? Shopping again lor...haha.

-End of Day 1-

Day 2

Location: Bradford, City Centre.
Weather: Hot and sunny but breezy.
Target: Shoes & a movie
Depart: 11 a.m.

So the 4 of us met up again this morning to continue from what we left off yesterday. I pity the guys though. :P Headed to the city centre and went to McD for lunch first. Once we were finished, we went into Kirkgate shopping centre. Saw some shoes but not nice!! Went into MK One and this time i saw a denim skirt. Tried it on, and i bought it. :D Went into Interna├žionale (another shop) and saw some nice looking belts. Bought a nice belt for meself to go with my white pants. Muahahahah. Ok, moving along.....

After that we went to catch Batman Begins. I love Orange Wednesdays! *Ahem* Ok, so the movie was so-so. The first half was all talk. About his past, what he did to get that superlicious bod of his and how he turned into Batman. I didn't know that the Bat Mobile started out that big, loud and heavy! I thought Christian Bale's mouth looked a lil funny when he wears the mask. Oh, and the mask comes with a gruffy low voice? Hehe. But it was ok overall. That man has damn nice abs and biceps! *Drool*

Reached back at 5 p.m. Was exhausted. Been waking up early these 2 days. What? 9 a.m. is early ok. Since i've been waking up like 12 or 1 p.m these days cause i sleep around 3 or 4 a.m. Need me 12 hours of beauty sleep.

-End of Day 2-

Oh well, i saw a lot of nice clothes (love the summer fashion here) but refrained from buying. Hehe. Anyways, need to save up money for my Eurotrip! So i'll be eating bread and water the next few weeks.....

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Someone up there read my blog!

Oh yes, it's nice and sunny now. I can once again sleep with my window open and i can run around in shorts. Woohoo! When it's hot here, it's not as bad as Malaysia cause the air is cooler here.

Went to see the Smiths on Wednesday. Was nice as expected. Great chemistry between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Wasn't a big fan of Miss Jolie. But i must say, she's suitable for roles like this. Brad Pitt too did a good job in his role as Mr. Smith. Next up, Batman!

My uni had a 'Beach Party' yesterday at the amphitheater next to the library. They covered a small area with tons of sand and had a few small kiddie pools. They also had inflated palm trees. To create a bitchybeachy atmosphere. The whole event was shown live on the internet using Real One player and the songs they were playing could be listened to using Winamp. Kinda cool. At first i was just watching the event on my computer. It only showed one spot of the amphitheater, so i thought there weren't many people there. But when i went there myself, i was surprised by the amount of students there. Most of them were sunbathing while drinking a beer or two, some playing in the kiddie pool, playing in the sand and there was sumo wrestling as well! There were big inflated costumes for those who wanted to try out the sumo wrestling. Was kinda funny. There was a small stage set up as well and bbq at another corner. The event started at 12pm and was suppose to end at 8pm, but most ppl stayed till 10pm. I didn't stay long, just sat on the grass a while and look at what everyone was doing, that's all. Here are some pics of the Beach Party:

Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub

After the Beach Party, most of the students went to the FND. Let me explain a lil abt FND. It stands for Friday Night Disco, which happens on Fridays of course. It's held at the basement in one of the buildings on campus. Not far from my hall actually. :D There's also a few bars on campus. Ahhh, typical British life. Ok, so back to FND. It's the most happening thing in Uni, no wait, it's the MOST happening thing in Bradford. I've heard that FND is quite well known in some other places as well. So students from other places come over on Fridays and party the night away! It starts at 10pm and ends at 3am. Me and my friends have been to FND for a few times already. So we went again yesterday as it will be the last FND for this semester as well as the last for us....forever! When i passed the place at 10, nobody was going in, but when i went again with my friends at 11, this time, it was overflowing with students. The queue to go in was endless! After we paid the £3 fee, we went in and headed straight to the bar and got some drinks first. As a warm up, you know. Then we lingered around the dance floor, watching some people dancing first, then joined in after finishing up our drinks. It got crowded as more and more people came in. Was there till 2 am, cause i got kinda sleepy. Heh.

When i got back from FND, i took a nice bubble bath ( that's the only source of hot water) and went to sleep around 4am. Just as i was about to fall asleep, i heard someone banging my door and trying to come into my room! I quickly got up, took a peek at who it was and did what any girl would have done. I called for security. He quickly came over and asked the drunk intruder to go away. The drunkard was staying in the room right beneath mine. That's one of the disadvantages of staying in a mixed hall with so many pubs around. Anyways, my saviour came to my rescue, so all's fine now.

Woke up this morning, ok ok afternoon, to the sound of cleaners cleaning up rooms near mine. You see, students are suppose to leave their rooms today unless they are extending their stay. So now my block is almost empty, except for me and a couple of other students. So i get the kitchen and bathroom all to myself. All mine!! Mine!!Muahahha....Almost. But i wish i could make use of those empty rooms. My room is like a war zone now. I don't want to talk about it. Off to dinner now.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

What's with the weather?

Few weeks ago, it was bright and sunny. The sun was blazing down, birds were chirping, flowers bloomed everywhere and i was happy. But these few days it has been cold and wet. Me don't like. Gone were the days when i could sleep with the windows opened wide and the heater off. But now, i sleep with the windows thightly closed and with a few blankets pilled on top of me. What's worst is that the heaters have been disabled. What for? No idea!! Luckily i have my trusty electrical heater which i bought when i first came here. Every morning, i lie under covers enjoying the warmth of my bed and dreading the chilliness that would greet me once i got out. Brrr....damn cold.

Last Saturday, i went to a barbecue organised by the BCCC. Had a lot of fun eating and playing games afer that. After the bbq ended, we helped our friend to move her stuff out from the halls to a house nearby. Later, we had to say goodbye to another friend who was flying back to Hongkong that night. Everyone seems to be leaving and the halls are much quieter nowadays.

Yesterday, me and some friends went to Scarborough. A town in North Yorkshire. Got there by train (£16 with railcard and £23.60 without). Thank goodness i borrowed my friend's railcard! The journey was about 2 hours, but it would have been 4 hours if we had gone by coach. Once we reached, we started to look for a place to fill our tummies. Saw a lot of fish and chips shops everywhere. Guess what we ate? Yup, fish and chips it was. Wasn't so bad, had their homemade trifle for dessert. After eating, we walked heading to the north beach (yup, there are beaches there. but thanks to the weather we couldn't enjoy it) but stopped at a park to take some pictures. Then we went to the Sea Life Centre which was located next to the beach. We saw a lot of em....fishes. There were otters, penguins and seals as well. Here are some pics:

The most interesting thing i saw were these jellyfishes:

Beautiful aren't they? It's better to see it upclose.

After visiting the Sea Life Centre, we went to the beach. Nah, no swimming. To cold anyways. We walked on the sand for a bit, and then headed towards the city centre. We caught the train back to Bradford.

My day didn't end there though. We reached back our halls aroud 6.30 p.m., rested an hour and started our night activity. Barbecue!! When we were at Scarborough those who didn't go went to buy all the food we needed for the bbq. Don't know how they managed to bring back allllll the food between them. They bought enough to feed all the 20 ppl. So we spent the night bbq-ing all the chicken wings, sausages, nuggets, fish balls, corn, potato wedges, mushrooms and of course marshmallows! Was my first time bbq-ing marshmallows. Delicious~ You bite the crispy layer around it to find the insides as smooth as cream. *melts* Should have tried this out ages ago! Yum. It was cold the whole time we were bbq-ing, but the fire kept some of us warm. Those who couldn't stand the coldness had to retire to the kitchen inside the halls and continue their eating there. Some cheaters started to grill their chickens and sausages, and even used the stove to 'bbq' their marshmallows! Was a very fun night. Laughing and eating and eating and eating! 2 barbecues in a week! *phew* Was dead tired after that. Had a quick shower and konked out on my bed soon after that.

Will be going to watch Mr. and Mrs. Smith tomorrow. Heard from friends that it was nice. Off to watch more anime now. Ahhh....bliss~

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Settling in

I'm moving in!! Oh yes, moved from my friendster blog to here. Started out in friendster cause i just wanna try it out, see if blogging works for me. Well, apparently it does. But i still love reading other ppl's blog though. I still need to get familiar with blogger first. Explore a lil, how to change this and that. May take a while as i'm kinda lazy although i got a lot of time on my hands. I already took long enough to make this first post.

Just found out today that my brother has a blog. 'Teh tarik satu' it's called. What a coincidence as mine is associated with hot-chocolate. Ha. Maybe i should ask my sis to start blogging to. Call it 'baby milk' or something since she had a baby not too long ago. Here's the cute lil' tyke:

Meet Joshua. Cute eh? This one was taken when he was 3 weeks old. Me bro has more pics on his blog.

Ok, that's it for my first post here. Will blog again later. Toodles~