Monday, March 20, 2006

Looonnng Road Ahead a quick recap of what happened last week.

Monday: We were still devastated by the loss. Got to eat rendang courtesy of Sabar Menanti & Pariamman. Psycholinguistics presentation and handed up final term paper for Novel and Short Story.

Tuesday: Kho's parents came down bringing home cooked Singapore food again! Yeay! Thanks to Kho and family very much!Meeting with ASSIIUM exco for farewell.

Wednesday: Nothing interesting.

Thursday: Final program under ASSIIUM this semester.

Friday: Family came down to IIU bearing FOOD!

So do you see the trend there? Every family that came this semester comes bearing food. Thanks to Nasir's family that started off the trend. But anyhow, its really good to have family members come down to visit. Not just for me but for everyone else too!

I didnt realise how much i missed my family esp. mom and dad and little bro. He's gttg smarter every second and his witty remarks never fail to make everyone smile. :D

I asked my mom to cook rawan and sambal goreng for all of us. then my grandma chipped in and made marble cake and sambal belachan and wat not. So we all ended up having a picnic at the HS canteen.

Wanted to go shopping with the family but my parents were tired so we only managed to get as far as OTK supermarket. Got my toiletries and essentials for exam. Most importantly MILO.

That night, went out again, this time with the fellow compatriots + E-chang from Indonesia. Had dinner at Kubur (pardon the name, its just that we've all been calling it Restaurant Kubur cos its located next to a cemetery). After the initial scramble to rent cars, we all managed although we were all delayed by an hour. But still we managed to get going.

Suli was hankering for Som-Tam. I didn't know what to have. Eventually settled for chicken tom yam soup and shared it with the rest of the girls. The kangkong belachan was more of batang (or stalks) of kangkong (green leafy veggie) rather than the actual leaves. Som-Tam aka thai salad made of papaya and various other veggies, was a no-go. Papaya was too soft. Next time lah k Suli?

I was actually very apprehensive about getting into a car, becos of the accident the previous week. But then i decided NOT to let it get to me. But really, it was a scary ride. Cos many cars weren't signalling. And it was night-time. So i was practically clutching on to the seat till my knuckles were white.

Alhamdullillah, we all got back in one piece. Did i mention i had a paper on Saturday? Yes. It was my first Final of the semester. Not a big deal. Just a co-curricular subj but nevertheless credited and does have an impact on the cgpa so like it or not, i still had to sit for it.

Tricky questions. Especially the ones about divorce and the iddah period thingy. Always trust your first instinct. Haiz. Well i blew that question but nevermind. At least i learnt something.

Now. The best part of Saturday was that I bought myself a pair of new BOOTS!!! I could not resist myself from splurging. I desperately needed a new pair after the old one had a hole in it and not to mention there was a nail that punctured my heel. So yes. I justify my buy with that lame and pathetic claim.

I just have to gush. They were the prettiest pair of boots i have ever seen the moment i laid eyes on it. And they were in my size! Do you know how hard it is to get a pair of boots with my kinda feet! Thank you Vincci for having that sale at the most appropriate period! Wheeeeee! Will show you once i have the time to upload the pics. Not to mention a great big thank you to Aisyah Spec for the lovely pre-bday celebration. The pizza and sphagetti carbonara was sooooooo goood!

Now i don't have to worry about wat to wear on my feet for Eid this coming year. Hehehhe...this is what i call thinking in advance.

And i would just like to congratulate Sis. Sarhani and Br. Uthman on their impending solemnization this weekend. I'm sorry that i won't be able to make my way back to singapore that weekend. That's when i have my first paper. But not to worry, I will be there on the 2nd of April. I am so excited for the both of you! By the way Kak Sarhani is Singaporean and Uthman is from Sudan.

Its not the first cross-cultural marriage the singaporeans have had. we've had 2 singaporean sisters marrying (1) an algerian & (2) a bosnian. very international rite? Not to mention countless other people marrying the locals here.

Abdullah is a product of a malay and algerian marriage and he is super handsome. Pity i don't have a picture. And the sister that married the bosnian. The baby is drop-dead gorgeous!

Can't wait for *yours*!

Well the other thing that can't wait are the exams. Just to inform you, i will take a hiatus from the blog to concentrate on the FINALS. Just to inform my babes in singapore, this is my schedule:

25th March (Sat); 9am: Literary Genres: Novel & Short Story

31st March (Fri); 9am: Revelation as a Source of Knowledge

1st April (Sat); 9am: Western News Networks

3rd April(Mon); 3pm: Semantics

5th April (Wed); 9am: Psycholinguistics

8th April (Sat); 3pm: Islamic Literature

I'm sorry I won't be able to celebrate your birthday with you again this year Azimah. My humble apologies. Wait for your bdae prezzie k? And Zak, your pressie frm Last year is STILL with me. So sorry! Remind me k!

To all those that are having their birthdays during the examination period, just persevere k? Azimah, Sue Lee and Kho. Bless you guys. You're all the bestest friends i've ever had. All my friends here n across the causeway! I miss you loads babes!

By the way, i won't be coming home immediately when the exams end. I have a 3 day camp i have to attend. Just wait patiently lah k?

Well then, here's wishing me a "Happy 22nd Birthday" in advance to myself as well. As long as I have my loved ones im fine.

See ya soon people! Wish me all the best for the finals. And to all those out there having their finals, study hard so u can play harder during the break!