Maybe I'm just finding a reason to write.
Or maybe the will to write just arrived after a long while :)
It was 25 Dec.
It was in the middle of my study week. Time famous untuk dapat jemputan walimah sebab tengah cuti sekolah. Kata perempuan scorpio - asal kenduri je, hang ada exam, asal kenduri je, hang ada quiz/test. But anyhow, since the invitation came early and I have a strong reason to attend (boleh attend dengan perempuan scorpio yang cuma pulang Malaysia setahun sekali sejak melanjutkan pelajaran di negara di mana pasukan ragbinya terkenal sebagai All Blacks), so dah save the date awal-awal and sort of planned kerja-kerja (cewahh) so that ada kapasiti masa yang cukup untuk escape dari study week kejap, for that. And I guess it's just me, memang perlu little escapes during study weeks as always.
The initial plan was nothing much, pick up perempuan scorpio, attend walimah then perhaps lepak kejap before going back but it all changes when we stumbled upon 4 other coursemates back then in INTEC aside from the one whose walimah we were attending. It felt somewhat good to see those familiar faces yang tak jumpa sekian lama. One came with her mom, the others datang sendiri so after done with makan-makan and take photos one of them ajak makan cendol if and only if the gerai opens so yeah, makan stuffs kan - hard to resist :D Oh ye, one of us actually took train datang Penang lepas balik kerja the day before and arrived kat Bukit Mertajam railway station pagi Dec 25 tu.
So off 5 of us to the gerai cendol tak ingat nama apa in Kepala Batas (femes katanya) and alhamdulillah it was open. Sat in circle. No tables. Plastic stools saja. Pegang mangkuk cendol. Bawah big tree. No payung. No bumbung. With the risk of bird poop falling into the bowl (which actually happened to one of us once upon a time. hihi. mujur tak cedok makan.). It felt like no biggie. Topics were very much different compared to zaman buat Ausmat dulu. Yang pasti takde topik research project untuk ESL. More of upcoming friends' weddings, who's next, internship, salary, jobs.
Soal intern, gaji...well I guess I'm a bit terkebelakang sikit when it
comes to that sebab belum ada experience bab tu. Oh ye, dalam 5 of us tu, I'm the only in health science field, yang lain semua geng engineering. Perempuan scorpio is software engineer to be, insha-Allah. Was intending to do
attachment kat retail pharmacy tapi asyik tinggal intention saja. The attachment is still optional. Always
have the feeling - I'm gonna have to do that job soon after grad so why
not spend the free time now doing something else. But experience itu
emas. But but but. Macam tu lah. Hopefully the rajin-ness to do
attachment arrives sooner or later while there's chance.
Masa sembang-sembang while having cendol,
one of us said - Rasa macam dewasa.
Guess so :)
May our ages bertambah with barakah!
For those yang dah ada candidate, may Allah ease untuk gerak ke next step :)
"Boleh lah hang update review laksa macam selalu.."
It's been a while. It's been a while.
Masih main kejar-kejar dengan the writer in me. Kadang dapat, kemudian terlepas.
Anyhow, alhamdulillah dapat langkah kaki ke year 2014 dengan tubuh yang masih cukup sifat, deria yang masih baik dalam berfungsi, jiwa yang harapnya tak rapuh. New year started with final exams which ended on Jan 11. Asal nak exam mesti cuak. Bila cakap dengan dear father, he'd say tiap-tiap sem kan duk amik exam. Well, kali ke berapa pun, setiap kali, terasa seperti kali pertama :D Provisional results coming out real soon, Feb 7 and full results will be out by Feb 14.
Jan 25 was actually the walimah day of a friend. Picked up perempuan scorpio di Penaga then went all the way to Kuala Muda, Kedah. Good thing dah mahir sikit using Waze. Thanks to Abang Ridzwan, kakak's hubby.
Put that photo up on Insta and some actually thought the lady with handbouquet was me termasuklah second cousin sendiri. Almaklumlah size lebih kurang sama kecuali tinggi. Hakikatnya I'm the lady by the side of the bride in plain purple kurung pahang and my favourite black shawl bought in Mekah wayyyy back when I was 9 :D
On the way nak ke walimah tu lah terperasan signboard 'Laksa' kat one gerai tepi jalan so like yeah was intending to singgah later. It was laksa Permatang Bendahari.
The laksa was quite good. A bit pedas kot for kids, mungkin. The owner is very friendly and nice. And they all ambil tempahan jugak and perhaps boleh deliver sekali. Boleh tempah laksa, cucur udang, goreng-goreng stuffs and nasi lemak.Their gerai is just in front of their house kat tepi jalan.
Aside from laksa, ada satu lagi yang interesting there -
The owner's cat. Katanya ada orang bagi. And the cat, it is well trained to go restroom by itself. Very fluffy long-haired cat. Supposedly the pakcik mention about the cat sebab nak entertain Adam, adik perempuan scorpio tapi teehee~ ahkak ini pulak lah yang interested lebih.
Her eyes are orange!
Apart from all that, I miss travelling.
This time tak ada rezeki nak travel jauh-jauh or to many interesting places but alhamdulillah ala kulli hal.
Below is what I saw on my way to Penaga.
At first sight mungkin la rasa kelakar for us yang belum pernah perlu resort to that sort of option. Tapi barangkali itu cara Tuhan mahu trigger ucap syukur.
Anyway it feels so good being on holiday that it feels terkejut kejap bila check check balik rupanya next week dah nak kena balik kepada life of a third year pharmacy student. May Allah ease everything. For me, for you and for everyone :)