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First few days in London

December 31, 2008
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Baker St Station

My sis, my bro in law, lovely niece and cutie nephew.
My sis, my bro in law, lovely niece and cutie nephew.
Sengih tapi sebenarnye half frozen.

Sengih tapi sebenarnye half frozen.


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The start of a new dawn..

December 29, 2008

Business class rocks! Sorry, Eju is so jakun first time naik business class. Didn’t get to hang out at the lounge though, sebab when I came in, it was already the final call. I was the last one to board the flight. Yup.. I was told three times from three different crews. The first one was at the boarding gate when I was putting my bag through the scanner. Second one was when I entered the corridor towards the plane and the third one was by the steward who showed me my seat. By the third time I was like… Gosh, enough already, I know I was the last one to board the plane!! The plane was delayed, how would I know you want everybody to be in so early.

The flight was cooool!! Not much turbulence. Maybe this is because you don’t really feel it with bigger planes as compared with small ones which I always take to Jakarta. I was fussing with the tv screen for awhile adamant not to call the stewardess for help. Malu lah.. nanti nampak sangat first time. But at last, kena jugak or I risk not to have entertainment all through out the flight. I was watching Mama Mia and there was this sad scene which opened the flood gate. I cried so much… The good byes made me over emotional…

Landed at heathrow at 5.40 am, as per the itinerary. I was hoping that the delay would delay my arrival but I guess the pilot sped up the plane to catch up. I went through the fast track lane, instead of the normal lane, courtesy of the business class.. huhu! Took the taxi to Grand Plaza Serviced Apartment hoping my room is ready at 7 am. And it was my lucky day indeed. The flat is a one bedroomer and it is quite small. I can’t help but to compare with the one bedroom flat in KL. But hey, what do you expect for staying in central london. Space is gold.

Muz, Kak Tita, Adam, Rahil and Iman finally arrived at 10am. Rahil was shy and quite at first then after that became so chatty asking why this and why that! Why, why ,why with her cockney accent. Tak larat mama eju nak layan. Iman is a happy toddler exploring the whole apartment and everywhere. Such a curious mind. Didn’t go anywhere yesterday but around bayswater only. Makan kat Malaysia Hall… yeah yeah.. I know.. I just arrived from Malaysia dah pergi Malaysia Hall makan nasi hidang. Saje aje.. at least I know where it is located. Rahil was unusually quite there. We were wondering why. Then she asked Kak Tita, why does everybody looks the same here! HAHAHA… memang lah, it is a Malaysian Hall and only malaysian can enter. No wonder she was so quiet.  Obviously, it something that she hardly see in Coventry. Wait until she comes back to Malaysia. The whole freaking country look the same…

Then we went to get new sim cards for me and Muz. We are now the proud owners of UK mobile numbers. We also had a quick trip to Tesco Metro to get some groceries for the weeks ahead staying in that apartment. Went crazy for awhile seeing all those things we have missed when we left UK. The Muller rice, the cheap semi skimmed milk, maple and pecan cereal, cheese strings. Yeah I know… you still can get those in KL but they are so cheap here. Don’t convert ok? We went back to the apartment and had Taza for dinner.

Wahai abang abang Taza, you guys still make the best shawarma even after all these years. Still said the meat is Halal, insyaallah, when we asked, though there’s no where stated in the store saying it is Halal. We take your word for it because we trust you!! Other than that you make the best shawarma ever.

Kak tita and family went back to Coventry after dinner and will be coming back again on new years eve. I was already half asleep at 9pm… tak boleh bukak mata. Then off to bed..!

Will post some pics soon. Still yet to figure out how to do that on wordpress.

This part of London did not change much. It was like a walk down the memory lane…

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see you soon…

December 29, 2008
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Had my goodbyes two days ago. Didn’t realised that it could be quite hard. I will miss each one of you.

Emak.. you are a pillar of my strength, you are always there when we need you.

Ayah, the backbone of the family who loves and adores his children and cucu would do anything for them.

Emak and Abah, thanks for accepting me in your family and made me feel like I am your daughter.

Lovely friends, you know who you are… thanks for always be there for me. There are times that when thought I do not want to trouble any you but you are still there for me, willingly.

My brothers in law, all of you were there too. Thank you so much and I really honoured by your presence.

My cousin and Mak Lang, thank you for seeing me off. Cousin, though we are not as closed as we used too, we still have that special bond that runs deep in our veins.

Noah darling, you were sound asleep even when I showered you with kisses before I left. You looked so innocent and in peace. You are such a bless to me. I believe that this God gift rezeki is for you. I thank God for you. Mama will see you soon ok?

I don’t see this as good bye… it is more of ‘see you soon!’

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Hello world!

December 29, 2008
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We left the all-year-round sunny place to London in the middle of winter. These are stories of our lives here.