Monday, April 29, 2013

Satisfaction Guaranteed

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It was my dream to own a macbook pro. It was roughly 2 years ago when it all started. I was in Belgium staying with my aunt that i borrowed her macbook pro to update my blog and families about my trip to europe. 

Having that macbook in my hand for the first i go wooahh. I used to have the dream of having sony vaio but then after using the my aunt macbook i knew i had fall in love with it and I've been longing for it ever since. There is just no way looking back.

I do love my PC but i have major crush on Macbook. My PC which is an Acer Aspire 5570 had been with me since i was in matriculation. It was my father's and i love it very much but its getting old now even the speaker seems to have a flickering sound. I think old version of acer is more robust than those new ones they came out with. My friend's PC didn't last even 1year and max is like 3years? My PC survived nearly 7 years and still standing.

I have to 'madukan' my PC now. I just need to own one of those macbook. 

The reason why i like it..

Super Durable!

Super Slick!

Super Awesome!

Super User-friendly!

Super Fast!

..and the list goes..

Well when you like something all you gonna see is bright stars! For those who hate it yeah its just never good enough.

To own one is not as easy as ABC.. I nearly bought it last year but i lost my damn iPhone to a pick-pocket in H&M Lot 10 Kuala Lumpur and the rest you can figure where the money goes instead.

Now having one, to own one … Satisfaction is Indeed Guaranteed.

Since macbook pro comes out with a whole new line with Retina Display and Upgraded OS X and SSD memory.. Just need to pay a little more than i had plan 2 years ago.

Still using my PC though cause need to get used to my mac. Working life is not as free as my university life. 

In university i have endless internet connection and i can stay awake all night exploring my macbook but now it is just impossible.

I'll make time eventually!

Anyway got to go!

Cheers!

p/s: im so happy!

 

 

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Part Four Summer in London (2011): A goodbye

Finally i can conclude the parts in the UK. Its not easy to update everything but i need to ensure all my memories wont just fade away. Im not good in remembering things and somehow this blog really helps me find some memories that i need to recall. Weird its like a quick search engine for some parts of my life. Anyway that's not the point of this entry so let us just resume to the title above.

I cant really remember how long i was in the UK but definitely this part is the last day for me in the UK. When we went to the UK it was only me and my aunt but going back to Belgium there were 4 of us altogether; me, aunty anne,Dennisa and David. Final day in the UK means we had only just one day (for me and david) before proceeding with our backpacking plans. LOL

Nothing much actually happened that day accept for again i step onto the St James Park , where late Princess Diana had her evening stroll.. (i’m not sure that’s even true) but anyway checked it out.. Have i told you in 2007 i actually waited in front of Buckingham Palace just to catch a glimpse of Prince William? Crazy. I know. I’m huge fan of him and ofcourse recently Kate Middleton :p I did manage to grab few souvenirs of their royal marriage. Yippy Yeay! What about Buckingham Palace and this park? Well you are about to know…

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St James Park is the oldest royal park in the heart of London. It is located in the City of Westminster. Given its huge size (57 acres) it is bounded to several hot spots in the City of Westminster. For once of course the Buckingham Palace (4) which is bounded in the west of the park. In the north they have St Jame’s Palace of course and The Mall. They even have the horse guards but I’m not sure to which part of the park it is bounded.

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I had been here before in 2007 and they still manage this park nicely. Well done :) It was clean, fresh and absolutely beautiful. (im running out of adjectives here LOL)

Anyway.. i cant find the squirrel that i met few years back.. of course you not gonna find it.LOL its not like chipmunks the movie.. Not much photo this time since ive been there and i knew better it wouldnt be enough to describe it with photo. You just have to see it yourself. I wont do any justice showing just photos but that’s the only thing that I’m capable of :p

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This park holds resident of birds, swans, pelicans, squirrels, trees and flowers. They have small island in the park which if I’m not mistaken i did see a signboard with a duck island on it but im not sure which one is it or i might get mixed up. Its just nice to breath fresh air, the smells of grass, fresh water .. god i just can’t say it. I saw lots of people with different backgrounds just lay there on the grass doing their things. They rest, read, walk, laugh, play and exercise among their group. I love the view and yes i would just lay there with a book and read whole day. In Malaysia i cant do that it will be very hot or it will be raining but there are times we can do that but its not really a ‘thing’ over here. I pretty sure slowly we will have this.

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These are the raspberries up closed! I think so.. hmmm.. LOL. That’s the only photo that i took but i did took a whole bunch of photos back in 2007 but I’m just lazy to dig those photos up now. We were on the road as soon as we met David and we are leaving the UK to get back to Belgium. We did stop somewhere and they had lunch. As for me since i was fasting i took a walked around the area. Kind of David to accompany me. Guess what we manage to find within that half an hour.

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David seems happy to finally meeting up with his long lost friends LOL but i like this pic i should sell this on e-bay. It was to our surprised to find a railway track with a penalty warning if we trespass and out of fun we put one of our leg over the fence LOL

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I dozed of to sleep as soon we departs after they had lunch and waking up with my aunty being summon by a police for speeding LOL i guess it runs in our blood about the summon thing LOL i already had like 5 speeding tickets over the year. Need to brush up my manners on the road i guess. duh.

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DSC02536The exact same place that i step on 4 years before this photo was taken :) Apart from her son Prince William i am also a huge fan of Princess Diana :) He did have her kind face after all :)

Told ya! She took the evening stroll in St James Park LOL after all it is a royal park ahahaha

This entry is of course with the courtesy of Google and Wikipedia, i manage to get some informations that i had forgotten to touch up some part of this entry.I left my treasure box at home in Kuantan so i cant dig up the pamphlet that i took while i was there before to write about this place. I already remember how fresh and beautiful it was.

More informations, visit:  http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/st-jamess-park/

p/s: im working and i miss going on backpacking and holiday and writing about my past helps me reminisce every bits of my youth. YES i’m 24 and i feel old because i can no longer do this thing after i started working. I miss my university life :(

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Oh Wanita..

Oh La La La.. Setiap Masa U La La La La.. ter-KRU plak

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Aku rasa kulit aku makin gelap la..

Aku rasa aku makin gemuk la..

Itew ase itew tak tantek laa … (ueeewww)

Oh wanita.. ini keluhan biasa kot kita dengar saban (skema) hari, tak terkecuali aku kahkahkah..

Tapi tapi tapi.. aku jenis tak disiplin and aku merungut tapi tindakan takde sebab lantak la but as girls of course (no matter how boyish looking you are deep down you’ll still care about yourself)

It is just the matter of how far you are willing to go in order to get the so-called perfect look and figure.

Anyway i do have concerns about my look.. of course mahu tak nya.. there is this one day..

I was walking into a hall or to be exact more like a seminar room and suddenly two of my friends point out..

“Eh elyana you makin gelap” and the other one cakap “eh elyana you makin gemuk”

Trust me i was like.. shit i need to get something done and get my look right! LOL but takde la sampai take to the heart nak merajuk-rajuk bagai or terus taknak makan seminggu or rendam diri sendiri dalam klorok..

Kadang-kadang aku main2 balik dengan cakap “ takpe nanti aku balik aku mandi klorok, putih la aku” kahkahkah.. ZzzZzz

My main point is (selalu je tak cakap stret to the point) ada sesetengah tu extreme sangat nak jaga penampilan and usually if ada org tegur sure cakap bukan nak jga kecantikan its more to kesihatan..Yes 50percent or less its true untuk kesihatan but trust me it will never more than 50percent about kesihatan unless you lead a real healthy lifestyle macam makan sayur and buahan banyak, exercise selalu and eat moderately.

Most of people nak fast efek, alah kalau aku pon asal aku pakai mask tu hari ni, esok if takda kesan ketara sure aku kata takmau pakai.

Sape dalam dunia ni takmau cantik kan? Plus bila artis kegemeran or artis famous amos pakai lagi la berebut2 orang nak pakai..

Bak kata orang ikhtiar and usaha itu bagus..

But let me be clear.. how eager i am to get myself a product to give me a perfect radiant look and slim meletop i will always put a doubt into my thoughts which so far help me in blocking off my keinginan untuk cuba produk—produk yang tgh laris sekarang. Eh c’mon la aku tengok tempted jugak but nehi.. and i hope i stick to my thought. Bukan ape, aku ni dah lah makan tak beragak-agak.. itu pon dah boleh wat masalah kesihatan, kalau tambah lagi mende lain Allahualam la kan..

But hey aku bukan nak cakap produk tu tak selamat ke ape ke, i have no rights to say it sebab takde bukti. Let just say from my basic understanding and knowledge pasal apa jadi dalam badan lepas kita makan ubat it got me thinking.. aku punya hati ni ok ke? buah pinggang aku?

To all those yang tengah consume any kind of pills, i would suggest korang buat la medical check up time to time. We never know how the pills yang korang consume efek dekat dalam badan korang.

Mungkin produk tu dah di study keberkesanan untuk mencerahkan muka atau melansingkan badan but it can never be surely tested untuk toksik unless dah bertahun-tahun mende tu dalam pasaran.

So my friendly advise would be get yourself checked up time to time just to be on the safe side.

Safety first!

Nak cantik tak salah but be cautious jugak .

Cheers!

p/s: anyway if mende tu cepat sangat berkesan aku cepat doubt eh ok ke utk health? if lambat rase cam membazir beli.. masalah tau jadi perempuan, fikir banyak sangat.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Justification

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People tend to justify the things they said or done especially when it comes to self preservation.

Oh c’mon who’s gonna admit their own fault or weakness? BUT when it comes to other people we gonna point it out loud. Gosh what a b*tc*y thing to do.

I have this kind of ‘behaviour’ at times but rest assured NOT all the time (see.. im doing some sort of justification thingy LOL). I might not realized it when it occurs but i know i did after a while and i tend to regret it.

Anyway for example, i really want a Macbook Pro that i will go all out in justifying it but when it comes to my sister buying something online i will be tremendously irritating to her by saying all sorts of things.

such as…

“eee membazir!spoil brat”

“how many cloths do you wanna hang in your wardrobe?”

“Shopaholics monster!"

…. what about Macbook then?

my obviously obvious justification gonna be..

“Macbook is different. I had always wanted it, never once changes my laptop since im 17 and to top that up i got a second hand laptop not like yours first handed…. zZzZ jangan sebuk la! I already keep the money, ada je simpan duit.. andddd the list goes on and on …….”

Truth is i just want it coz i want it and i know deep down i can buy two dell laptops with the price of one macbook pro but still im stubborn to own it and till now i haven't got a clue why or maybe i just dont wanna admit that im spoilt with apple’s stuffs

KahKahKah! Annoying sister i am hohohoh..

The point being is..

WE ARE HUMAN BEING! and justification is common among us. Look around and you will be amazed how far a person will go to justify what they did and condemned others for it.

sometimes we forget to see ourselves in the mirror, a major reason to buy yourself a big fat mirror i guess (another justification to buy a huge mirror to hang in your room LOL)

Another is we have different vision in our life, i prefer food over cloths some might loves cameras.. so they gonna spend according what they like..

Nobody is wrong or right, so respect is the key.

all in all, stay the way you are and self-reflect to help reduce your negatives vibes.. human aren’t perfect but we can try to be as close as perfect~

so much of self reflects for today LOL.

…im getting old.. i know.. am i wiser though? neghhh pfft..

p/s:

havent got a clue if i should stay or resign after one year.. duh.. im getting lost every single day in pursuing my dreams…. this is sad sad saddening~

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Part Three of Summer 2011 in London. #STOMP #Theatre

After the visit to the Chelsea FC Museum and Stadium Tour, i started making my way to the city of London to meet my aunt and Denisse there as we promised earlier. We actually part ways that morning and promised each other to meet up for the theatre called STOMP. We already booked the ticket online the night before which makes everything so simple and convenient.

 

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Thanks to the well organized public transport (Underground) system i can find my way easily even though they closed the Piccadilly line for construction. I think if i am not mistaken i got off at the Leicester Square Underground. It was supposed to be the closest underground to the Ambassador Theatre which is located on the west street of the city, Westminster.

It was my first time seeing a musical theatre. Have you ever been to one? If you happen to be in London don’t forget to put it on your to-do-list!

 

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In Malaysia we don’t really have this kind of trend where people enjoys going for a classical theatre except for the art student.I assumed. Actually we do have it but not as much as in London. Currently in Malaysia they are performing the life story of Dr Tun Siti Hasmah  in Istana Budaya. Somehow i felt that the vibe is not the same as the one that i see in London. Well i cant compare it since i haven’t try watching a theatre in Malaysia. I’m saying this mainly to compare the responses from the public about theatre. Most just love to go to cinema.

 

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One day i shall try it in Malaysia cause i sure enjoy watching the performance by the STOMP crew. It was definitely brilliant from the start till the end. It was breath-taking and funny, sadly i can’t show you the photo of the  performance or video cause cameras are not allowed during the performance. In a good way, STOMP is a must see-with-your-own-eyes experience and talking about it/showing photos or videos does not  do it justice.

 

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There are a total of eight performers. They were amazing especially how the manage to amazed and kept us, the audience involved with them. They do all kinds of interesting movement using or sorts of props. The expression on their face some were subtle, some sad, some funny and some simply gob-smacking which makes it all exciting! Not to mention how talented they are.

DSCF2485-438x292The crew of STOMP; The guy with the blue singlet , he is extremely funny!

It is an hour and a half performance and i was amazed how they could perform without a break with all those energy they used. The performance solely a show without music or speaking, they only used everyday objects to make the music and perform.

Overall it was a must to see musical theatre. The participation of the audience was good and everyone appeared to enjoy the afternoon performance. I would recommend the Show to all ages.

They are casting in 2013 and the bookings are now available at: https://www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk/Online/default.asp

or for worldwide performance schedule, visit : http://www.stomponline.com/

p/s: i got and waited at the wrong place at first cause i forget the name of the theatre (which supposed to be Ambassador). Silly me. How should i know there are lots of theatre hall on that street and area. LOL. I’m a tourist you see, i know nothing. LOL

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Part two of Summer 2011 in London. #StamfordBridge #Chelsea

In the previous entry, if you had seen the teaser i had already booked a ticket to Chelsea Football Club, Stadium Tour.I can hardly sleep that night due to the excitement. I was hoping to catch a glimpse of Frank Lampard, Malouda, Drogba and David Luiz but of course i did not. Sad.

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Stamford Bridge is the home ground of Chelsea Football Club, and English football club based in Fulham, London. It is a football stadium and it is unique to the Blues (nickname for Chelsea FC). The bridge and the blues. Sometimes they called Stamford Bridge as the Chelsea Village. Actually this stadium is part of a complex which have hotels, bars, restaurants and Chelsea’s Megastore. Basically it is a purpose to promote the brand of Chelsea FC. Its not about football but it was more the business side for the club. Hey! its important to maintain it to support the Chelsea’s football team.

 

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Finally i get to experience to enter one of my favourites football club homeground. So here we go..

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Basically it is a guided tour around Stamford Bridge as well the museum in a fun and informative way. First we were let into the museum that holds the story of Chelsea FC through their interactive exhibits. What i love about it is that how they are user-friendly with all the touch screens and audio-visual shows. They even provide a spot where I get to record and send a video of myself saying hye from within the museum  to anyone in the world through email instantly. Of course i send it to my own email. LOL.

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The tour lasted around 1 hour plus. It includes visiting the press room, television interview room, visitors' dressing room, Chelsea's dressing room, players' tunnel and the pitchside.

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I stumble upon a room which displays all the greatest match that Chelsea FC had won over the years. One of it was this photo below.. LOL Cant help myself to snap a photo of it.

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After the museum, we were guided to the next building which is the Stamford Bridge stadium which clearly branded with Chelsea. Everything is blue and white in colour, the proud of Chelsea as proven by their nicknames as The Blues. This stadium used to be the venue for FA Cup Final before being replaced by Wembley Stadium.

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We were told by the tour guide that this stadium have four main stands namely, Matthew Harding Stand (North Stand), the East Stand, Shed End and West Stand. Each stands have different view of the games and of course with different seating plan and prices.

DSC02521The Matthew Harding Stand with Adidas signature.

 

DSC02519The West Stand with Chelsea wording

 

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The best seating to see your favourite player close to your eye coming out from the tunnel is the East Stand. It is the heart of the stadium, housing the tunnel, executive suites. It claims that from this side of the stadium holds the best view of the pitch and near to the player. I guess maybe this stand mostly reserves for the family of the player and the VIPs .

 

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Enough of the pitching side, now we were brought down to through the tunnel (where the player came out from their changing room into the pitch) to the conference room/press room. The press room is near to the changing room and the tunnel to make it easier for the player to move without walking far.

DSC02500The Chelsea FC Press Room

We were all given a chance each to feel the excitement of the press room and take a photo of us there. Opposite the press side there is a bar where the reporters have their drinks while waiting for the player or club manager for press conference. Next we were brought to the changing room both away and home.

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It was awesome to see the place where the player rest and relax while waiting for the match. The are well equipped and furnished. It was absolutely awesome to be in there. To know that you are standing on the same ground where your favourite player had been standing. LOL Wow! it was just amazing to think about Lampard. hahaha.

 

DSC02512Hey! Its Lampard’s Jersey! Sadly can’t go near it.

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At the end of the tour we were back to the pitch side and we were lead to the Chelsea’s Megastore where we all can get our souvenirs. I did bought something for myself, scroll down more to see it LOL :p

 

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So that was it, the tour to the Chelsea FC Museum & Stadium tour. And i brought back together with me …

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For more info and tour booking visit: http://www.chelseafc.com

p/s: guess who’s name embedded on the back of the jersey? The one and only Frank Lampard (8)

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Part One of Summer 2011 in London

We had spend the past two days in Isle of Wight and now we are heading to London. We drove to London and we reach the hotel area in the afternoon. If you haven’t seen the photos in Isle of Wight check this 3 entries out:

  1. Part One of Summer 2011 in Isle of Wight, UK
  2. Part Two of Summer 2011 in Isle of Wight, UK
  3. Part Three of Summer 2011 in Isle Of Wight, UK

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We meet up with Denisse in the hotel. I think it was in the King Cross area but i can’t really confirmed it. Anyway since its already late we decided to freshen up before heading out for Dinner. We had Indian’s that night. We decided to explore the city at night. I will just share some photos from that night randomly.

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I decided to go for souvenirs hunting cause my mom back home ask me to get her and her friend souvenirs from the famous royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I am a huge fan of Prince William as well as Kate. In 2008, i bought a postcard with the Prince William in it and i paste it on my board. I even stand in front of Buckingham Palace just hoping to catch a glimpse of him. LOL of course it wont happen. Silly me.

 

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Anyway back to the story, we travel around the town sometimes by taking bus and sometimes taking the Underground. If in Belgium they call it Metro, here they call it underground and back in Malaysia it is either Komuter, LRT or Monorail which is sadly only available in Kuala Lumpur.

I manage to buy most of them that night. They were on sale. I got 8-10mugs if I’m not mistaken. Crazy! I’m so gonna have problems with my luggage later on LOL. But in the end i didn’t, luck me :p

 

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I was more focus in findings those souvenirs that i don’t feel like taking picture. So not much photo of the London night view. Been there before and seen them, theres nothing special to it. Most people would love London but not me. I’m a country side person LOL.

Anyway we were tired. Later on we head back to the hotel. It was late and that was the same night when the London was in riot. I think it was a town nearby i cant remember. They burnt down a whole lot of supermarket and apartment. It was related to the police shooting a citizen in that area. So they were making a statement of protest by burning the building down. Silly them. Luckily we went back early.

So later that night as we reach the hotel and freshen up. We discussed about our plan for the next day. I need to separate from them cause i had only one main place to visit in the UK. So i did all my bookings that night. I’m excited for tomorrow! yeay! Apart from that we plan to see a theatre, The Stomp. So im going to my destination first in the morning ALONE and meet up with my aunty and Denisse later in the afternoon for the theatre.

After making all our arrangements and bookings we slept like a baby :)

So i will tell you all about it on the next entry of part two ! :)

p/s : teaser for part 2 in London.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Part Three of Summer 2011 in Isle Of Wight, UK

It was my second day in Isle of Wight  and so far i had only been to the Under Water Archaeological Centre and God’s Hill Model Village . There is nothing much that can be  seen in such a short trip. Unfortunately on the first day we reach quite late and we only manage to stroll along the beach near Judith and Bernie’s house. I did remembered that i  was trying to catch wild bunnies like a little kid. Now that i thought of it I'm wondering how old am I to be running around to catch an innocent bunny. Anyway, if you are interested to know and see some photos of the places I've been in Isle of Wight feel free to read my previous entry here:

It was raining the whole morning and we were tired after visiting the both places i mentioned earlier, so we head back to Judith’s and freshened up. Soon after that we head out again to our next destination. I always have a thing for castle and i was so happy that my visit to Europe at that moment brought me to few castles and Schloss Newschwanstein in Germany was by far the best castle i have ever been to. That was in Germany but now in Isle of Wight i had the opportunity to see an old castle or what have left of it from the 8th Century which is the Carisbrooke Castle.

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Carisbrooke Caste is actually a very old castle back from the 8th Century. If i’m not mistaken some parts of the castle is used as a defence against the Viking raids during the old times. I haven’t have the opportunity to really read on the Roman or English history but i bet it would be interesting to know about how it was back then during the early days.

Anyway this castle as well of other castle had been under reconstruction before it is open to public. One thing i love about Europe and the English is that they really preserve their historical buildings. London is of course not part of it LOL. Anyway back to the main story of the castle, i didn’t take much photos but i was excited when i see the entrance to the castle. It is really old and its like I am in one of the scenes in the movie of Lord of the Ring.

DSC02436Entrance of the castle

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So that was it. LOL. I’m not sure why i didn’t take much photos but i still remember in my mind how it looks like. At the end of the tour of the castle, we went into the souvenirs shop and i get myself a fridge magnet. Soon after that we head back home cause we need to get ready for dinner (buka puasa for me) and Judith and Bernie said that they have a little surprise for Aunty Anne. So i tumpang kaki je la.

Anyway went back home  to change and we head out to the secret place (which now i cant remember the name of the place). They had dinner and  since I’m fasting i just walk along the shopping street and do some window shopping. It was summer and of course it’s summer sale. Most of the shops were about to close but there are few that still welcome customers.

I remembered that i sat near an Italian shop and the smells of Pasta enough to make my mouth waters. Sadly i didn’t take any photos. Argh why on earth i didn’t take any photos. What has been done is done. You can’t look back Elyana Yazmin.  

Anyway to my surprised we went to a small concert but sorry i cant recall the band’s name but it was quite famous according to them. I had my break fast there. I had prawn curry English style! They said its authentic to Malaysia. Hell no! its not even taste like curry but i ate them cause I’m hungry and tired. I had coke as well :)

Well  just put a photo or two here of the concert.. actually i had a video of it but i forgot how to put it in LOL. Its been a long time since i last attached a video to my blog.

 

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p/s:

The next day before we head to London, we actually stopped by The Needles but sadly i didn’t take any photos. So not gonna update on it.

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