NICE, FRANCE - ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL
Wednesday, April 16, 2014




FRENCH RIVIERA NICE, FRANCE


It was very nice to see you Nice (said like "niece"). Everything here looks like a painting. And the light in April is truly amazing. Nice has an interesting blend of French (baguette) and Italian (pizza and gelato) since it is so close to the boarder. Oh... we did a road trip in Italy by the way for our Easter break. Hehe. Best!!

I ended up getting gelato twice in a day for 8 days! Hahaha. Rindu gelato please. Lemon and mango memang perfect combo! So yummeh.

And the view was absolutely breathtaking, even though I'm having a hard time, at war with my own feelings. Comment allez-vous my dear friend? It has been 9 years now. Still working there or back home for good? I remember hearing all the buzz about Nice from you :). And it brings back memories, really. And finally I can see what you've seen.

The French Riviera really has a special place in my heart :).


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11:54 PM | 0 comments
MY ATTIC BEDROOM
Friday, April 4, 2014




FIDA'S ATTIC ROOM


Never in my dreams I thought I would live in an attic.

But there's something about this smaller intimate space, just for you alone. A magical and hidden space with sloping wall, little peaked windows, low ceilings and cosy furnishings. Just PERFECT for daydreams. Hehe. For your info, my hobby sekarang ni adalah berangan ok. Hahaha.





So... I'm spending most of my time in my attic, staying nice and cosy, doing homework (sangat kadang-kadang), bonding with my lappy and handphone (now dah rosak) and texting him, my Mr. Arrogant (ni pun kadang-kadang jugak). Hehe. I just LOVE snuggle under my duvet and hibernate up in my attic. Hehe. Hmmm. Attic is just so intriguing.





The stairs leading to my attic room. Tapi as a warning, nak boleh sampai ke attic room ni you have to go up 2 flights of stairs (the first floor and the last floor). And lagi menyedihkan, kat UK ni jenis satu rumah, satu toilet. My toilet adalah dekat bawah sekali. So memang selalu sangat jatuh tangga kalau dah tak tahan tu. Hiks. Tu belum kira kalau dah sampai bawah nak pergi class, then time tu lah pulak tertinggal barang. Hahaha. It happens almost everyday. Pernah tiga empat kali turun naik tangga sebab tertinggal lepas satu, satu barang. In the end, lambat la sampai class. Sobs. But I'm just clumsy like that. Memang selalu tertinggal barang pun sokmo-sokmo.











This is one of my favourite corners of my attic. A table with fresh flowers and scented candles. My room isn't really a room without one burning each night. Hehe. Gittew koya. Tapi kan, I just love the cosy feeling and the smell it brings. And those white and purple chrysanthemums pulak cost me around £2.50. Haih murah betul bunga kat sini. Rasa macam nak je beli hari-hari.





Floral paintings :). Sometimes kan, these little details just make me happy. I bought the paintings for £7.00 kot dekat Argos. Hehe. And I just love the red flowers.










And this is my private space, my study table overlooking rooftops and looking up at the stars at night. Oh bulan... sampaikan salam rindu please? Haha. Gila perempuan ni. Study ke berangan entah? Hahaha.





My closet is hands down the most difficult area of my room to keep tidy. So I bought the adjustable sliding clothes rail to keep my room clean and not messy. Serabut nanti uols. Takkan nak sangkut kat tangga kan.








I have been wanting a full length mirror so I bought this. Hahaha. Gigih. Senang nak OOTD katanya. Hiks. So that was my first Outfit Of The Day (OOTD) di Tanah Ratu. Motif pakai baju raya? Haha. Ada kenduri uols. Jangan ingat kat Malaysia je ada kenduri ok. Hehe. Kenduri doa selamat sebenarnya dekat rumah Mama Liza. Tapi takde baju kurung, so pakai je lah apa yang ada.








Here's a view from an attic window. Brick houses and clear blue skies. Everything is more fun in an attic baby. I am more than happy to live in this serene little room, alhamdulillah.

And attic make-over finally done. Dulu when I was told that my room would be in the attic kan, rasa sedih je. My mom pun siap cakap kesiannya. Haha. Sebab memang totally different and nampak gelap. Bila tunjuk video attic ni dekat Mr. Arrogant masa jumpa haritu, dia macam senyum je. Hehe. Just as sweet as ever. Nasib la dia tak cakap, scarynya your room. Haha. Tapi ada benda lain dia cakap, lupa dah. Otak dah melayang entah ke mana-mana, tak boleh nak focus please. Hahaha.

So, let's take a look at before and after the make-over of my attic bedroom!





Happy Friday lovelies.


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9:48 AM | 5 comments
LONDON ICONS
Tuesday, April 1, 2014





Hi Londoners.

Gittew. Haha. Londoners sangat. So last week was my third trip to London so far and I always love London. It makes me feel so close to home. Hahaha. Over kau jah. Tapi I loveee London for so many reasons. It is a mix of many things. One of the reasons, maybe sebab the people and their kindness. Their accent so sexy tau. Tapi Scottish accent is the sexiest in the universe! Hahahaha. But anyway, I just enjoy meeting Brits. Hiks. "Its ok love, you'll be fine". Those kind words...I'm melting uols. Haha.

London's red double-decker bus, the Big Ben, London Eye, the House of Parliament... all in one. Hehe. It's an obligatory photo for anyone. Been here in 2012 and really hard not to come again to the icons of London :). So ok I've decided, I want  to work hereeeeee. Tapi Mr. Arrogant cakap, dah dah habiskan study dulu. Hahaha.

And my latest visit ni sangat memorable :). We went to the UKEC - Graduan Careers Fair in Lancaster London Hotel last week. From Buckingham Palace to the Tower Bridge of London, Camden Town, Portobello Market, Bayswater, White Chapel, Oxford Street and the list goes on. We spent 3 solid days in London and it was really a bonding time with my house mates. I love them all! Hehe.

So ok, basically I went to London just untuk menyibuk jalan-jalan cuci mata like a tourist. Tapi memang last week ada career fair so most of the students pergi London  nak drop CV and all. Punya lah ramai Malaysian siap ada yang tegur dekat surau Malaysia Hall macam ni. "Ni Fida ke? Fida Jacob?". Hahaha. Terkejut uols. Dia kata dia baca blog. Hiks. Hiiii to you  Ernie :). Welcome to Tanah Ratu. Gittew fefeeling host kah anda? Hehe.

And since I'm not looking for any job yet at the moment, saja je lah pergi EY booth just to say hi to some familiar faces, my partners and ex-colleagues. That time tengah whatsapp dengan my Mr. Arrogant, borak-borak kosong so I just told him I saw his banner here. Hahaha. Tapi time tu I was just kidding. Sebab belum masuk lagi pun Lancaster Hotel ni. And to my surprise, oh God I really saw his banner kat sini!! Can you just imagineeeeeeeee?? Out of all banners why him why him please. Hahahaha. Ya Allah menjerit aku kat situ. Dia punya banner sorang je yang from Malaysia and the rest orang putih punya hehe.

I'm just that happy and my friends macam Fida, banner je kot yang kau terus tak boleh nafas macam dia ada kat sini tu kenapa? Hahaha. I'm just stupid  like that. So I text him again and cakap I was kidding just now tapi seriously I can see your banner here. Hahaha. Dia gelakje. Tapi motif la, banyak lagi banner lain ok. Even masa dekat EY pun tak pernah nampak his banner anywhere but why now in London? Then boleh pulak aku pergi type macamni, tiba-tiba I rasa berdebar-debar. Hahaha. Stupid you.




BAYSWATER, LONDON


Hmm. He has presence everywhere even now in the UK. Sobs. And truthfully, he has no idea how much I like him. Sigh I really miss that guy. And to see his banner out of all banners that EY has, I see that as a blessing :'). And it is enough for me to like him alone.



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11:41 PM | 6 comments
MH370
Tuesday, March 25, 2014




BIRMINGHAM SKY, UNITED KINGDOM


We knew the time would come when we would have to bid you good night, MH370. Such a heartbreaking news. And all of our prayers have been answered. Regardless of more mysterious questions yet to be explained, at least for now we know the whereabouts.

My deepest condolences to the families involved. My energy, thoughts and prayers are channelled towards all efforts of locating the MH370, the search and rescue team. Just pray and  believe that the Almighty would ease the sadness and maintains the hope for all who are directly affected by this incident.

Al-fatihah to all Muslims on board. May Allah pardon all of our sins.

Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin.

And that could have been our flight.

Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.




10:22 AM | 2 comments
SPRING, I LOVE YOU :)
Monday, March 24, 2014




YORK, UNITED KINGDOM


Sorry for the long silence again but I've been particularly busy. Hehe. Things have changed since end of February this year. New life, new place, new environment, new routines! And yes, now I'm in Birmingham United Kingdom. A full time student. Hehe.

My current location sepatutnya macam ni. KL - Birmingham and somewhere in between. Been busy travelling from one place to another. Hehe. And picture above was taken in York, United Kingdom. Extremely happy. Finally, under the same beautiful sky and serene sceneries. He told me (through whatsapp) to eat Mr. Chippy Fish and Chips and I did. Gigih cari siap pergi tanya Tourist Information Centre. Hahaha. This guy kan, really teach me how to give selflessly without expecting anything in return. And sekarang dia rajin like few of my pictures and suruh tag dia dekat FB. Hehe. I am no longer a stranger to him. Alhamdulillah :'). And frankly tonight, I miss his likes on my pictures more than ever. I miss screen capturing his likes. Sigh I just miss him, my Mr Arrogant.

So we met again a day before I went to the UK. I wish... that time would stand still. Forever. And I wonder if he thinks of me too the way I think of him? Like all the time.

Entahlah. Maybe I just wait until I give up or until I am too exhausted and couldn't care to wait any more. It is much easier if he said it clearly and precisely to stop hoping for him. Indeed, all those who have entered our lives, they either meant to stay or to teach us a lesson or two. Either way, no experience is too small of a blessing.

Thanks to you.

Well, spring is on its way. Daffodils are blooming everywhere. Cantik.

And dear spring... I LOVE YOU :).


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9:54 AM | 2 comments
TWENTY EIGHT 28
Thursday, February 20, 2014





That's right. Yesterday was my birthday. It's official I'm 28! Hehe. My journey to 30 has now just begun. Sobs. Haha. Well, birthdays are weird as you get older. Sebab less exciting kot. Entahlah.

So I just celebrated my 28th birthday with my close friends and family. Alhamdulillah. I feel... blessed :'). Just want to say a massive thank you for all the wonderful birthday wishes. They really made me smile. You guys are amazing.
ne for your well wishes! My phone was ringing non-stop on 18th November with lots of Birthday Wishes via SMS, Whatsapps, Facebook and emails. By the end of the day, I’ve received estimated close to 400 birthday wishes! I’m truly grateful to have met everyone of you in my journey towards self-discovery. - See more at: http://www.jonathan-quek.com/thanks-everyone-for-the-warm-birthday-wishes/#sthash.KuuOjFnK.dpuf

And YOU, thank you so so so much for the birthday wish :'). Couldn't believe you finally whatsapp me first after sooo long. Didn't expect it either. Thank you, thank you, thank you. His words always make me cry in silence because reading them made me feel so blessed. Hmm. He is just like a really good movie or book. The one that I hope that will NEVER end. And I'm crazy, I can easily have tears falling down just by thinking of him. Entahlah. So many things happened between us that I hope I can see him and explain EVERYTHING from the very beginning.

And perhaps due to experiences, when we truly have fallen into affection with someone, we just pray for them to be fine, healthy, happy and contented, with or without us :'). There's just this deep sincerity and patience which are out of nowhere suddenly embedded within our souls.

And it is beautifully selfless. 

Happy Birthday Fida. Please love yourself more next time. A lesson well learned. 



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2:36 AM | 7 comments
UMRAH 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014


First and foremost, sorry for the long silence. This is possibly the longest I've ever gone without blogging. It was a very very very hectic month for me and alhamdulillah everything is under control now.

Some of  you might already know this, but in case you didn't, my family and I just came back from umrah few days ago. I have experienced the best moments in my life, syukur alhamdulillah and the experience of carrying out this faithful journey with my family has been heartwarming, extremely amazing and not to forget very peaceful :'). There is so much to say that I don't even know where to start. Tapi for the time being, let the pictures do the talking.



Masjid Nabawi



Jabal Tsur


Camel farm | Makkah


Masjid Nabawi | Maghrib prayer



Most beautiful sunrise | Masjid Nabawi



Masjid Nabawi



Kaabah | rooftop view



Kaabah | night view



Kaabah | day time



Masjidil Haram



Door of Kaabah



Masjidil Haram | rooftop view at night



Laut Merah | Jeddah



Jabal Rahmah :')


I am forever grateful.


Oh by the way, I'm in Thistle Port Dickson now for short vacation with my dearest little sister. Esok kena bangun awal, brekkie and water activities! Jet ski la, fish feeding la, kayaking la, semua ada. All complimentary.

And last but not least; Monday blues no more, I am OFFICIALLY unemployed! Yeayyyy!!! Hehe.

Good night lovelies :).




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