Tuesday, September 18, 2012

leaving home

i have 2 homes now, one in KL, and another in Scouseland..i left Liverpool for good today..i'm safely in London now, for the next 3 days (hopefully) until my flight on thursday...

1 year passed by really fast...i still remember how dramatic my flight was coming here...and now im actually going back! studies were wonderful (of course with some not so wonderful experiences) and traveling in UK was amazing...i will definitely come back, because even now, i'm already missing Liverpool...

things i'll miss about UK:

during my travels - sheeps, cute homes that remind me of some english fairy tale, castles, non-sweaty walks

everyday - i could walk on and on without sweating a drop, having to see changes in the weather and surrounding trees because of changing seasons (no time to get bored), new food i could try from tesco or asda, having 'me' time all d time, having time to watch comedies, could cook happily in the cold weather..

how i loved my 1 year here...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Little Diet

I wouldn't really call it little, considering the amount of food I still take...But comparatively to what I used to take, it could be...

I am now able to take EITHER main OR starters OR dessert...I used to take all 3 at once!

I am now able to not eat dinner...if I had a huge lunch...if hungry, I'd take some warm drink...even warm water would help...

Though I could weigh much less, I'm happy with what I've achieved so far...in the 3 months, I've lost a total of 7kg, and have not gained it back, since it was done very gradually...I hope to lose at least another 7kg, to achieve my perfect BMI, hopefully by the end of the year...Amin

Monday, September 03, 2012

Happy Clam - Hopefully with Better Sleep?

I was telling my friends the other day how I've been having disturbing dreams since last week, most probably due to the thesis submission I did on Thursday, 30th Aug. I thought everything was well, but on Friday, at 5pm, i discovered that everything was not right!

As I opened up my thesis report as reference for my presentation slides in the making, I noticed that some of the words were combined and there were many many red marks everywhere on the report due to error  of spelling and grammar. I didn't really notice it at first but what caught my eye in the end, was the realisation of the margins being out of proportion, and some of the pages had run from its original settings, thus the reports looked; I don't know...WRONG????

So I did the next best thing I could do...cry like a baby...while whining to my friend on FB...he tried consoling, but at that time, nothing could've consoled me. And the next thing I realised was...I forgot to sign the report originality page, the first page of the report...*&THKO*^YY$#%^%T*((!!!!! I realised it then, that it may have been due to version difference between the university computer, where I printed and my lappy...the university computer must have auto-corrected (or incorrected) everything, therefore when I saved on top of the report, the outcome was just soooo bad...My mind was like...is it just on this soft copy (which, by the way I have submitted to my supervisor, but was told to resubmit, thank goodness) or did it also affect the hard copy???

Anyway...so throughout the weekend up till last night, I've been dreaming of my family, my life, and woke up with a headache due to all the winding dreams...

Today, I saw a different light however. I was supposed to meet up with my supervisor at 3pm, but of coz, Olyn being Olyn, I arrived at 2.40pm, so that gave me some time to just sit around at the lobby till 3. An idea struck suddenly, to just try check with the Administrator if they still had my report. And YES THEY DID!!!!! So I got the opportunity to scan through the report once again (and once again forgot to take the picture of the huge beautiful thing) and to sign it, as I should have....R.E.L.I.E.V.E.D

Better still, when I met my supervisor, I was told how happy she was with me and how easy it was dealing with me...double happiness in a day...I couldn't ask for more...syukur Alhamdulillah dear God...you've been  too wonderful...I pray now for much better sleep tonight...Amin :)

Saturday, September 01, 2012

cheese

my latest food adventure here, since a few months back, is to try all the types of cheese i could get on shelf. the mundance cheddar; mild, mature, extra mature, mozarella, parmezan, smoked, edam, leicester, feta, gouda, camembert etc. but i couldn't seem to find THE cheese that i tasted in france few years back.
 i was in marseille in 2010 for a business trip, when i had this same obsession of trying all the cheese the country could offer. i came across this white cheese, not pungent, but had a bitter and a lasting creamy after-taste. i thought i bought the right one when i took back home a pack of goat's cheese, but when i came home to have some with the family, the cheese was either just wrong or the goat seriously needed to bathe.
2 years laters, today, i found it! i happens to be BRIE! and omg, this dieting is gonna be really difficult if this cheese in conveniently in the fridge. have you tasted brie? i dont know how to describe it, but eat it melted on toast...yum...eat it with grapes...yum...and i just saw few recipes using brie, which i plan to do so tomorrow...sigh...for this type of food sake, i wish i could live here forever...