Sunday, September 30, 2012

Easyjet brought us to Madrid

Easyjet - our first budget airline within Europe. All 3 euro-ventures we had so far, train has been our mean of transportation. We bought the ticket probably about 2 months before our trip, after we have confirmed our 5 days travel pass for Eurail. 
  1. Rome - Florence
  2. Florence - Venice 
  3. Venice - Milan
  4. Madrid - Barcelona,
  5. Barcelona - Paris, France ( the night train) more about this, later. 
It was a 2 hours 25 minutes flight, just like Zukry's flight from KL to Labuan :) Free seating, so that made me a little nervous. In case, we didn't get to sit together. But I guess as we were in the middle of the long queue, a few rows of seats left when we boarded. 

A guy dressed in a superman suit, (I think he lost his bet) boarded the plane with us too. The attendant announced that "Superman is on board"! Everyone cheered. Hehehe... We looked through their magazine, tempted to order something, we spent €5 for the simcard that we barely had to use.

We arrived in Madrid like an hour or so before the night fall. The walk to the subway station felt like a long one even though it was within the airport. After a few, "hello, how-tos", we paid for two tickets at the main counter - worried the machine won't be at help much; but the girl only gave us 1 ticket! Tipu~ Desperate to be at the budget hostel area fast, we were bothered but malas want to go and make a scene to complaint. 

Ha, ini cerita yang menyebabkan I taksuka Madrid. I was almost Alhamdulillah just ALMOST pick-pocketted! Geram plak mengingatkan that time. I was with my backpack, my sling bag where all the important stuffs were (camera, travel purse for our passports, another purse for my euros and my loyal Coach purse where my credit cards and RMs were in) and a cabin bag where I put my sling bag onto. 

Tengah duk leka tengok where we were and how many more stations we had to pass, sorang minah ni menghimpit. Ingatkan dia nak keluar cause I was near the door. I gave way and smiled, she just geleng kepala. Pastu, datang plak a guy asking if I'm Italian trying to find his way. Damn it, do I look like an Italian? With a bawal scarf on, seriously?! I geleng2 kepala, decided to move behind and find Zukry; time tu I nampak the hand of that minah was inside my unzip Longchamp sling bag! Ting-tong, the door opened; she panicked and left with her entourage. Rasa nak  bagi penampor pn ada instead I reported to Zukry hoping for some sympathy. Nothing lost but I started to hate ke? Harsh sangat... Dislike lah, the place. 

The episode of finding our hostel was somewhat scary because it was at night, the hostel was on the first floor, there were people still hanging out drinking but we took the wrong turn. As usual, we had to loose our way before we found the right one! The guy who greeted us was somewhat menakutkan too. Huhuhu... He was with a garang face and 'Ola!'.

It was a basic room with two single beds and a toilet in the room. Not fancy at all. We just tawakal and drank water from the sink, even made Maggie mee and 3in1 milo with the hot tap water. Just went tido to get ready for Madrid excavation the next day starting with Estadio Santiago Bernabeu! 

My Zukry in the bus from a station to another. We were in Milan just for a few hours. Most of the time, having lunch in a McDonald's :P 

Most of the luggage were with him. I was with another backpack and obviously a camera. Check-in for our easyjet flight to Espana... OMG, we went to Spain (Craaaazzeeeyyyy!)

That's the flight to Madrid. The usual check in, nothing too unusual. We were already checked in, but the luggage need to be too. So, off we went waiting in a long line.

Our usual entertainment kit. The new Ipad. We got the seats to ourselves. So alhamdulillah...

Here's the simcard that did nothing whatsoever to us. We need to explore on about roaming. Maxis wasn't much of a help during our time there. Mahal~

Thursday, September 27, 2012

September is almost over

Today, I had my ACD.

I would like to think that it went well. I had a good vibe from the assessors. If that was not the case for them, syok sendirilah nampaknye.

This weekend, is another traveling weekend for me. Having just came back from a training last week. Hey that reminds me, all actually fits together. Timing to be upgraded to the next level was somehow really just perfect. Over with training and ACD. Tunggu result.

Back to the traveling weekend, I'm off for Labuan on Saturday. Since Zukry has moved into a bigger house with 3 other guys, I'm going to spend a night stay at a hotel. Of courselah with him too! So, at the moment, I'm thinking about swimming... This may be the last weekend / trip to Labuan for me. I hope to leave the island, bring Zukry out of it too insyaAllah soon.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Picture: London 2011/2012

This was in my draft mode since early 2012... :) Tak abis pun, tapi rugi plak kalo tak post. So enjoy yeah~

While I'm on the blogspot page, why not throw a few pictures from my trip to London 2011/2012. I may not post all, but hopefully I will cover the important ones. If you have me on FB, you should be able to see more pictures there - although still, not all. Huhuhu...

You will see me always in only two winter jackets, a red one and a yellow one with scarves that I repeatedly used according to my comfort. But you also have to know that I actually dressed up, it's just that - it's Winter and I needed the jacket. Booo!

You know, Zukry was playing host when we were at Loftus Road. He was just there 2 weeks earlier for the Director's Box seat. So, that's me - unashamedly grinning in front of the stadium; trying to fell what it's like to be on an EPL stadium on a game day. That particular day, QPR was supposed to beat Norwich City but unfortunately, that didn't happen...

Another visit to yet, a stadium. This time, at the Gunners. Emirates Stadium, the home of Arsenal. We were from Burberry Outlet near by, just a few stations away.

Let Me Be Better...

Today, when we were in Salvatore Ferragamo KLCC; Bapak  cakap Bapak wants to buy me a Ferragamo bag when I have a baby. A bag that was meant for diapers, bottles and whatever else. Well, I take it like that lah... although what happened was he asked to look-see a messenger bag for his notebook, but didn't like that it's big. So he said, "Kalo kamu ada Baby nanti, Bapak beli beg ni. Boleh isi botol susu, sume..." DANG!

- Ada sedikit stress kerana nampaknya both of them makin anxious dan makin kurang dapat bendung perasaan tu... 
- Ini juga adalah message kepada bakal menantu Bapak especially yang perempuan for my Abang and Mizan, anda mungkin menantu paling bertuah dalam dunia :)

Pulang ke Miri, jumpa Zukry, buat Baby (eh! Hahahaha :P)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Stop complaining!

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Maaf Zahir Dan Batin

Doa istiqamah habit yang dah di'develop' during Ramadhan. InshaAllah...

Dear Readers, (I'm sure the amount of you must be thinning by now... I noticed that it has been 2 months since my last post. I don't know - I have nothing to blame really. I have one long entry but that was personal so I decided that goes into my actual 'Jurnal' :)

Life is as usual. Not much of change... By now, I think I have regain the weight loss during Ramadhan... So, I need to start doing something about that. Work-Life balance is also at a stagnant phase. I'm not super busy at work, nor I am at home. Most of the time, you could see me browsing the Internet, watching TV, nothing productive whatsoever....

I will be launching something soon... Hopefully, I'll share the outcome with everyone and post it here as well. In the meantime, I just want you to know that something is cooking - up in and on my head :)