Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Well Spend Day At Liverpool

Yeah, it was just a short quick trip to Liverpool. Arrived around 9.00 in the morning and leaving at 2.25 in the morning of the next day. Ha3x, short trip indeed. Liverpool is as well a very nice place thou but compared to Manchester, the Islamic population is less, thus the Halal restaurant is also less and daaa, memang berpuasalah aku sepanjang hari tue. Mengikat perut. Lol.

Central Library and Museum
And then we took a cab straight ahead to the very well-known stadium, Anfield Ground. Based on my single day observation, people here are very fanatic towards football club. The football team is like god to them and they are very enthusiasm with their FC.

Instead of just taking photo from the outside of stadium, me deciding to give a stadium and museum visit and know what, it is worth it. Not that kind-a worth it sampai kau sanggup sujud syukur tapik takdelah menyesal sampe rase nak tikam the stadium's receptionist. Going in, sempatlah to take a snift or two of the player's jersey, seeing the place where the player get naked together-gether, and even sitting on the chairs where millions of people will eagerly cheer for their football player. Yet, indeed the stadium is not as big, huge as I am imagining.

The battlefield.
So-popular KOP.
This is the venue where the interviewing session held on
Lucky Anfield sign board
After spending the whole afternoon touring the Anfield, we headed back to the Liverpool City. As so all know, Albert Dock. Spending bout an hour plus there, strolling around like a foreigner, solat tepi laut, ouch freezing cold and the walk along the sea side and then off to The Beatles Gallery.

Albert Dock it is.
The view
Beautiful architecture along the canal's side
The Beatles
Across the canal at dusk.
After the day goes by and things get darker, me and my fellow mate decided to crash into the cinema, have a good seat in a good environment, which is not cold absolutely, while waiting for our next bus to London at 2.25 am. Phewww, what a day indeed.

Kalau convert harge tgk wayang, memang tidaklah kan.
So, London here we come.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Jaulah Di Manchester

Manchester, a very nice city thou. Am jelly to those studying here because Manchester is indeed a heaven of Halal food in the west. There was like hundred and hundred halal restaurant along the roadside that will eventually make you feel like you're home. LOL.

So, I stayed here for quite sometimes, 4 days I think and thanks to Syed Hussein my ex-mate in INTEC for being so nice, showing me around. First stop is a Christmas Market. Basically nothing much here cause most of the things sold here is food which are in Haram OR Syubbehah categories. So, nahhh, can't eat those even it is so so scrumptious-ly looking. Ha3x.

Christmas Market at the city
Manchester Town Hall
Then, after a tiring walk and long day, we stopped for a glass of paradise. Kalau kat Malaysia mesti nak pekena cendol, dekat Manchester as well got this kind-a cendol. LOL. Quite nice thou but still cannot beat the cendol at home. Rase manis gula melaka tue takde, no umphhh di situ.

Manchester's Cendol. 2.50pound
Then, I paid a visit to the University of Manchester. It is structurally beautiful and amazing. Kind of old patern building is surely making it seem, wow gaya luar negara. Instead of UCD building that is more modern and more Malaysian-look. Kah3x. Lantas, another jelousy to the Manchester's student. Even so, the Malaysian + Pakistani here are alot. There are like everywhere. Sometimes, as I walk along the road, there was no single english man or woman passing by, just malaysian and pakistani.

At the main entrance
 Whenever you in Manchester, it was like crazy-hell to have a look and go around their football stadium kind-a thing. I don't know, even a super duper non-fanatic football like me was very eager to come and visit the stadium. Ha3x. Btw, here then I learnt that Manchester City and Manchester United are two different football team and both of them have separate stadium. One is Etihad Stadium and another one is the so-called popular Old Trafford. And guess what, I visit both. Ha3x. Jangan cemburu yer.

Ethihad Stadium.
Old Trafford.
I also went to Salford Quay. Interesting site of the city indeed. Beautiful.

The canal
Salford Quay.
Visiting Manchester was indeed an amazing memory that will not be forgotten forever. Till we meet again Manchester and perhaps I come again to watch a football match.

Last words from Manchester

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Lepas 3 Bulan Merantau

It had been more than a month I left this blog un-updated but yet, I still got no real thing to tell. Lol. Is it my spirit in blogging drifted away? Hopefully not.  3 months, phewww. It is a long period. Very indeed. So, what is it about Ireland now, my study, the happiness, joy and yet life must be balanced kan, so where ever is happiness must surely be accompanied by sadness. Kah3x.

One fine day at Giant Causeway 
Btw, the very first semesta of me as a medic student had finally come to an end. Next week am gonna sit for my final exam. Nervous, feeling-shitty, perghhhh, only Allah yang tahu. And currently, am having sleeping disorder, just why there must be a TV series I must watch upon examination. If during a level I bantai 4 seasons of Hot In Cleveland, right now me just spending like more of the time watching Lie To Me, and currently at season 2. hu3x. Hurdle of the examination perhaps.

Cuaca nan iklim di Ireland. I got to admit that the first time you here it gonna be like, OhhhMaiiGod, adalah very amazing dan indahnyer bercuaca sejuk. No need for air-cond what so ever but overtime you'll feel that, how I miss Malaysia so much. Except the too much sun-blazing. Lol.

Makanan. As a food hunter, am really quite disappoint with Ireland. The food indeed is not as best as it was recommended and been told. I miss Malaysia food so much, yet cooking with limited ingredients, the taste won't easily be the same. Plus, am really missing the spicy-ness of the food. Ok, drooling. But still am fully-feed here, no worries. Makan, pakai, tidor sumernyer bahagia ajer. Ha3x. 

Apa lagik mahu citer? Oh yeah, currently am not been on any travelling mode. Not sure why; examination, tired ka, or perhaps just wanna have some times alone inside the chamber. But still I got plan for this winter break which is just a week away. Really looking forward for those adventure. Ha3x. Hopefully everything gonna be fine.

Alumni IGOP.
So, by restating the blogging today (which make me seminggu nak siapkan post nie), hopefully the cascade event is back where am keep updating what am doing here so far and fort. Till the next post. Adioss.

**Gambar-gambar berkenaan semua berlokasi dekat Giant Causeway, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Glendalough, Wicklow: The Lake Between Two Mountains

Again, another trip I went. It was fantabulaz indeed, full of amazing scenery that surely gonna make you stunned and mesmerized. So, last two or three weeks ago I think me went to this lovely place call Glendalough. It was a very beautiful place and once you are in Ireland, it like a must to come here. It is actually one of the biggest attraction here in Ireland.

Without more un-meaningful talk, lets the photo talk the words;

The Monestry
More Monestry
Lower Lake
Upper Lake
Along the way
Mysterious forest. Klu kat Malaysia macam estate getah aje
Upper Lake
Various panoramic view of the Glendalough
The birdy eyes of the lakes
Climbing or hiking am gonna say
Freezing-cold water. Damn, I kenot tahan.
Dinner with fish and chips at Bray. This is amazing indeed.
Really, living in Ireland was indeed blissful to me. Am appreciating so much that I've the opportunity to have a piece of memory here and surely am gonna make full use of it.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Good time at Portmarnock Beach and Malahide Castle Park

Well, this was the places that I had been visited 2 weeks ago. LOLs, not that am too busy studying, it just that anatomy, physiology, histology and many more the -logy things that make my mind less peace and serene. So, study first, traveling second and blogging come in the third place. 

Basically, here in Ireland weekend was amazing, it was sunny, and less windy making it the best day to hang out. So, as planned, we went to Portmarnock. With the aid of google service, we prepare everything; we cooked and we packed cause we are going to swim. Portmarnock beach here I comeeeee.

The rocky side of the beach. During low-tide.
Sandy beach
With an icy-freaking-cold water 
Yup, the water was freezing-cold but still not the coldness that you may die. Refreshing. It had been like a year I had not swimming in the open sea and here it was, my very first time, swimming at Ireland and am really looking forward for more interesting places to swim.

Me in the water. Ouch, sejukkkkkk.
 There were not so many people swimming. Most of them just stay half-naked at the sandy side, sun-bathing.

Meet Saphire. He is French
Saphire and Alex
The Portmarnock Beach

Light house
Finish swimming, we headed off to Malahide. Just about 15-20 minutes aboarding bus from Portmarnock.

Off to Malahide
A really sunny day thus a good day for jalan-jalan
Mitochondrion Depletion

Malahide Castle and me
Lepaking at the Malahide Castle Park
Nice park indeed
Overly tired but cam-whoring was still a MUST
Over the shades of trees
Basically, most of the tourist attraction here in Ireland is just nature-related. There are not so many tall buildings like Malaysia, yet less number of grand shopping complexes, even there are no men-made park like Sunway Lagoon or Tambun that I had discover here. Plus, if Malaysia's museum is bored, the museums here is triplex bored and small too.

Late Dinner at a Pakistani Restaurant.
As this is a day-trip, we just grabbed some dinner before headed back to hostel. This tinny little burger that seem cheap is totally pricy indeed. Living in a country with a bigger currency is really killing me. A beef quarter pounder with chips had cost me aroung 5euro. Still, that day was amazing and nice.