Sunday, May 29, 2011

McDonalds at a hospital

Came across this fast food chain at this hospital in london. It was in the news that McDonald is offered to patients and staff of the hospital.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Be aM I

Gym, Swimming, Protein Shake, McD, KFC and Subway = 66.4Kg
That gives my BMI 19.7 which is the highest I have achieved where after 29 years, I have managed to reach the normal weight.
However, the biggest transformation of myself is the hair. Had a hair cut a while back and it was the shortest length no one has ever seen before. Waking up in the morning without worrying about bad hair day and compliments from colleagues make the haircut decision so worth it. ^_^
My birthday had passed recently and it was passing by like another ordinary day. Haven't done any celebration since the split up incident and if someone does a surprise cake for me, I would cry. Thats why I would prefer not to reveal my birth date so I won't unexpectedly receive any surprises.

For the past three months, few things went on for me like Brussel, Brighton trip and the Royal Wedding. I should share it later.

So far so good lah.. just a little lonely.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

459 days to go

My friend asked me why didn't I pose with that?

I replied that I got 459 days of opportunity to pose with it.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Royal couple heading Clarence house

Taken with camera phone with left hand so turned out shaky.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Someone like who?

Singlehood, it has been probably more than 2 years, the longest gap I had not been in a relationship since the first one. During those period, my life evolved around work and err.. work. The bad thing is it was not a healthy life to be in. Seriously unhealthy and it is time to keep between work and life balanced. Only if there is someone to pester and nag me to live a healthier life, otherwise i will just delay it. I have been having mcD as dinner for consecutive 5 days, simply because I am getting lazy to cook.

Thankfully though, the hard work has paid off recently that I got a salary increment a staggering 30%. The highest increment I have since started working. It was unbelievable but still a long way to where I should be at this age. I was one of the contributor to the number of unemployed people before and my aim is to get my life back on track. It was tough time and things is getting better now. Still a bit insecure because of the rising unemployment in UK, hopefully i will pull through.

Unlike in Malaysia, there are things I can't do right now, like getting a house and other kind of commitments. There are uncertainty of my future which I couldnt predict. In a year time, I will be applying for extension, after that I need to work towards getting a residency. So far, it looks pretty optimistic that I should get there. Finger tightly crossed. That could be one of the reason why i am not in a relationship. who would want to be with someone who lives in uncertainty. Sound pessimistic but no one proves me wrong. YET.

Had a short phone conversation with my mum in between working hours and realized how much I have neglected my family. I plan to go back somewhere in the summer, or perhaps on my friend's wedding if I were to be invited. otherwise I shall go back this Christmas.

I love this song

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy New Year

Neither the 01/01 new year nor Chinese New Year but its the Persian New Year. Friend of mine who is anIranian brought along some friends to a Persian restaurant for a lunch as a new year celebration. It was a buffet lunch and cost only 7pounds.

There is a seven 'S' (in Persian alphabet) table setting which is a tradition to this celebration but on this table, there were more than seven.
consist of apple, vinegar, garlic, mirror, dried fruit called senjed, lit candles, sweet pudding called samanu, an egg, a type of plant which I dont know. Each of them symbolize as my friend explained in the same order, beauty and health, age, medicine, cleanliness, love, enlightenment, affluence, fertility, rebirth, life within life.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Neuschwanstein castle

After the oktoberfest, I drove on my hired luxury car for 3hours crossing Austria border and stay a night at Pension Posthansl in Heiterwang. I had trouble finding the place because it was already dark on arrival . It was a good call to stay there because the room itself was luxurious for a price of a budget room and you can tell from the picture what it was surrounded by. In the morning, they served buffet breakfast.
Didn't stay long because had to visit a castle before catching a flight back to London.
Headed to McD for lunch and had McRib. I loved it but it was quite sweet to my liking.
The next destination was Neuschwanstein castle in Fussen.

Searched high and low for Rapunzel but she wasn't there.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stranded and the sight of wolfy at dusk

One weekend a while ago, I was suppose to meet up a couple of friends to join a river tour along thames river but the train I was on to reach london got stranded. To make it even worst, it stopped under a tunnel. So 30 minutes later, all lights went off because they ran on battery. All the passengers were in complete darkness except the lights from mobile phones. There was no coverage on my phone as a result I couldnt contact my friends about the incident.

Apparently the train hit something while entering the tunnel and created an enormous loud band and jolted everyone.
About 3 hours later, another train came and transfered everyone to that train. All of us were unhurt and on arrival of our destination everyone were given a full refund for the delay although the incident was clearly not their fault. Water bottles were given away too. How thoughtful they are.

As I got out from the tunnel, texts and missed calls started bombarding my phones. I called my friends immediately and told them to go tour without me. I ended up hanging around the Eye myself waiting for them to return. Guess what I saw.

"Stay away from Bella!"

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Oktoberfest 2010

That was last september went to Munich to attend oktoberfest plus a little visit detour. Landed in Karlsruhe airport, about 300 KM away from the destination.
Got myself pretty luxury hired car. Well for German, I think its like Proton to Malaysia. So its the cheapest of all cars. On a highway, if you see a sign speed limit 80KM/H, that is a minimum speed limit. Everyone here drives at least 140km/h. So if you want to drive in that country, get Mercedes or BMW. Got the idea?

I truly enjoyed the event with a bunch of companions though that was the second time. I will definitely go there again.

Then we went to Austria to stay a night there.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fireworks aftermath

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

London Eye lights on New Year Eve

The first time joining the crowd to welcome the new year in UK.. Everyone gathered near the London eye and I managed to secure a position to take photos. Had to stand at the spot for 2.5hours on a very cold weather.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Manchester again..

My third visit to the city but spent just a night there because I was feeling boring during christmas. Did some shopping and eating chinese food. Still tastier and cheaper than those in London. I am grateful to have a companion to bring me around.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Firm's Xmas Party 2010

It was the second company's Christmas meal I had attended. It was a decent gathering but this year without the MD as he was already having his holidays abroad.

Christmas crackers are an essential part in Christmas celebrations over here. Inside consists of a mini toy, colored paper hat and a joke on a small paper.
Received a mug with jelly beans in gift raffles.
Cozy, cozy, cozy..
Food wise, nothing to brag about.. but the goat cheese was yummy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fireworks welcoming 2011

I went joining crowds at London Eye watching the spectacular countdown. Arrived early to scout for a spot to take photos. Sometimes, the ideal position is better further from the fireworks display.