let’s just say, a bunch of beautiful girls were kind enough to treat me some nice dinner for my birthday and of course we’ve got loads of photos taken and here they are, captured w dely’s ipod and kindly shared by me 😀
thank you girls for the treat..i really appreciate what you’ve done for me..and i’m grateful that i still have this opportunity because next year will be a different story to us all..and at that time, it will be chaotic to even reunite us..God knows where destiny will bring us..
i’ll keep all the memories so dearly, so next time i celebrate my birthday, i’ll remember the cakes that were baked for me, the never-worked-on-her surprises, the presents, the food, the place we celebrated my birthday and the wishes you gave me..i mean, i don’t have to celebrate the next birthday to remember them all..i practically reminisce all of them right now, at this instant..
this video was recommended to me by stumble upon..i didn’t take it seriously until i watched it and without knowing it i’ve been raping the repeat button like nobody’s business..i mean, the views are stunning, the movements are magical..those are the things God created that human can never dream of copying..hope you enjoy this video as much as i do..
my friend’s family is in town for a week or so and the family would like to meet the daughter’s friends..so i got invited to their small tea-time feast with a couple more friends..the family prepared some cucur, nasi goreng and some potato gratin..and we brought along some bubur pulut hitam, french toast and some garlic bread..well, turned out we actually had our dinner there! 😀
here are some of the photos taken around the apartment they’re renting.. 8)
you know, we tend to carry our own cultural practices no matter where destiny brings us because we need to feel the comfort of home even when we’re away from home..we’d want to find all the ingredients needed to cook our traditional dishes..we’d want to bring along our movies and songs so we can still hear people speak the language so dear to us..and we’d bring our traditional clothes so we can still celebrate our traditional festivals..
like my friend’s family here..when they come to visit this country, they invited the people whom they can share a lot of things with e.g food and language..or practices e.g religious obligation and cultural beliefs..i mean, we need to feel belonged to make life more beautiful and livable..and our identity defines what makes us feel belonged..
and without me realizing it, my identity is strongly shaped by the place where i come from..so i am more than happy to accept the invitation because i want to feel belonged too 🙂 i miss home, i miss my family and i miss a lot of things at home..so thank you for having us Zaty! 😀
from learning to walk, learning to cycle, learning to play, learning to drive, sitting for exams, learning to cook, playing games, playing sports, learning the responsibilities – being a child, being a brother/sister, husband/wife, being parents, being grand parents..being an employer/employee..tenant/landlord..etc etc
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most of my friends were out and about enjoying their well-deserved mid semester break..and since there were not many of us left, i decided to ask Dedels to take a little breather around town..*what a place for a breather* haha..ah well, we did not have many options..so yeah, we went out for some shopping – i was redeeming the my birthday voucher from Glasson *special thanks to Ika, Zaty & Jojo 🙂 * and Dedels was looking for a trench coat *though we only have around two months in Wellington*..
anyway, when i’m back in Malaysia, i’ll miss whatever this small town has to offer..as it’s Easter Weekend right now, i’m gonna miss the Easter Egg Chocolates, the sales, and the time when all shops are closed including the groceries shops – that you can’t find a place to buy a bread or milk..
this is my first school holiday that i don’t have anything planned..and it feels so odd..thus, i have plenty of time to change the theme of this blog..i have a few things to share, but i haven’t got the mood to write yet..so the purpose of this post is to tell you that i’ve changed the theme, and i hope you like it 🙂 there are a few other things that i want to explore with this new theme and see if i can bring a new image to my blog..
owh, for dear friends in Wellington, happy holiday! 🙂 to dear housemate, *who has just left to start a trip with her parents* have a safe journey & enjoy the trip..send my regards to your family..uwaa~!!! i miss you now k.long..