Friday, August 23, 2013

Eid Road Trip...Finally!

Back at home, we always celebrate Eid by cooking giant feasts and the families gathering to spend quality time and having fun. We moved here to Malaysia in September 2011, right after Eid al Fitr that year and this is our second Eid here. Last year we did absolutely nothing and we didn't want that happening again so we planned a trip. 

Our original plan was to go on Friday morning and come back in the early hours of Saturday. But plans changed because something came up for our friend. So we went on Thursday afternoon instead.

The road trip was really fun. I enjoyed the countryside scenery very much. The endless palm fields were beautiful. The many cemeteries we passed, not so much.

The first beach we went to was not so pretty but the view from the pier was. We also spent sometime on the grassy area nearby. It was so peaceful and beautiful.

The second beach was much better but it wasn't the best, I suppose because I kept comparing it to the beaches back home. It was still a lot of fun though. We the took a boat ride which turned out great. 

After hanging around the beach, we headed off to find the lighthouse Nafew read about a few nights ago. On our way there, we stopped at a gas station for a bathroom and snack break after which we realized we had run out of gas. In the gas station. Could there be a better place to run out of gas? I don't think so. 

We made it a little before sundown.

As we reached there, we realized that we were under informed. We knew we couldn't drive all the way to the lighthouse - apparently it was a short walk away. The short walk, however, turned out to be a short hike. Less than half way up, I was dying because obviously that's how fit I am, so Nafew decided to carry me. And then like after a minute HE was dying so he put me down and I dragged myself up. 

The view was so, so gorgeous up there. We almost couldn't go all the way up to the lighthouse, but luck found us for the second time that day when we met a guy that works there. He lead us up and let us spend a few minutes getting our pictures taken.

And then we left for home, before which we went all the way to Sunway to run an errand and have dinner. By the time we got home, it was 2 am and we crashed until Friday afternoon. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Happy Birthday, Mom!

I miss you so very much. You're the only constant in my life that has never changed, ever. No matter what happens or where I am, deep inside I always know you're there for me. I know I can always count on you. And I love that feeling. 

You're a great person with a huge heart and those who don't see it do not deserve you. So don't let that get to you. I love you more than enough for all of them.

Having to recycle a picture of you from an old post reminds me so much more that I haven't seen you for way too long. You have no idea how much I wish we were together to celebrate today. Hopefully next year I'll be there.

I hope you have a wonderful day.
I love you.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Look at This Book I Found...LOOK AT IT!!

It felt rude to not share this with the world.

I don't own it...nor do I plan to, but now I really want to know WHY!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I Died Laughing

Oh. My. God! You guys!! Did you see Sunday night's episode of True Blood? It was emotional confusion for me. Sometimes I was in floods crying, and then I was burning with anger, and then this one moment I died laughing. If you love the show and haven't watched the episode please don't read any further. There are spoilers. Those who have watched come on ahead and discuss this scene with me. 

You know that scene when the roof opened in the white room, where they were supposed to meet the true death and stuff? Yep. That was my favorite. I'm a little behind in watching the series cos I have no cable and I watch it online. But the upside is I get to capture screen shots. 

Like this one. By far the best moment of the episode for me. And by best I mean the funniest.

 Don't tell me you didn't burst out laughing when Steve said Jason Stackhouse instead of Sarah.

And the look on Jason's face when he heard that

And then Ginger's scream when Steve died...

 and Jason's reaction to that scream!

It was a good episode. The previous episodes were a bit so so to me because it's a bit too much for me. Particularly about Bill being divine and all. I still love the show though. The episode where Terry died was so sad yet so good. And they keep making Eric sad and cry. Do they not know what it does to women all around the world when he cries?!? 

It breaks our hearts is what it does. 

Don't you agree? Tell me your thoughts about this episode. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Eid Mubarak! A Day Late :)

Final day of Ramadan was Wednesday and we went to Cyberjaya for our breakfast. 
This was on the way. 

Yesterday was Eid al Fitr! Eid Mubarak to all my muslim friends :)
We went on a road trip yesterday. 

This was on the way, in the car. 

This was also on the way.

And this is the view from the a lighthouse we went to.

Also from the lighthouse. 

We had a great time yesterday.
I will write more about the trip when I get the 'real' pictures because these are just from my phone.
Happy Eid and happy Friday everyone :)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A List of Nothings I Have Been Doing Because I'm Not Writing

The title is a little misleading. I'm sorry about that. I haven't really been doing much lately. My days are pretty routine and boring these days. On week days, I wake up whenever I have class, come back and cook something before sundown, break my fast and then I lay around doing a bunch of nothings until it's time to grab a late dinner and go to bed sometime in the am. And here is the list of what I've been doing.

1. I just started reading this book. 

I don't really read autobiographies but I was in my lecturer's office the other day and this book just wouldn't let me leave without it. So here I am at home with it, and it's pretty good. It's very well written. I expected it to be boring but it's really very interesting and I keep finding myself thinking about it when doing other stuff too!

2. Speaking of unexpected...a happy accident happened a few days ago. 

I don't know how it works in the other parts of the world but here in Malaysia, Universities are hunting grounds for business owners. They often set up some tables at our university and displays all kinds of colorful and sparkly stuff that are sure bait to reel in innocent students. 

There was one last week selling sunglasses and prescription glasses. They even had an eye checking thingy set up. Yeah. These people are committed. Nafew saw a pair of sunglasses that he thought would fit us (we wear the same size - the smallest size anyone is carrying because we're two small people), and wanted to check it out; with no plans to buy them. But his overly excited friend waves his hand around and down went the sunglasses. The sales dude picked it up and saw a micro spot on the lens, which he couldn't wipe away, so Nafew had to buy them. And later in class he wiped to dot away! It was a MIRACLE! 

So I came home to find these and I forgot how tired and sleepy and hungry I was. 

Even if we're a few hundred poorer now, I'm not even sad, because I look fabulous in them!

3. Also, I started watching 2 Broke Girls and I love it. It's hiatus season for most shows I watch except Dexter and True Blood, so I started watching it because apparently two shows per week is not enough for me. The two shows air on the same night so technically they can be counted as one, right?

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Anyway, I love Max. She is the right kind of funny, unlike Jess in New Girl. I don't hate that show, I actually kind of like it, but Jess is so, so, so annoying I have thought about not watching it many times. 

4. Sleeping.

5. As usual, browsing through random funny stuff on the internet. While doing so, I came across this place they claim is an abandoned underwater strip club and I was going to write about it but Emelie over at Awkwardly Alive and Pleasantly Peculiar wrote about it so you can go over there to read about it :)

6. Writing papers because there always seem to be one due I can't really keep track! Sometimes I don't even know when they were assigned! 

7. Not reading a lot of blogs. I should change that. I will change that.

That's all. 
Have a good weekend!