Wednesday, September 28, 2011

You used to be...

...so peaceful
...so clean
...so safe for me to walk around
   even after midnight

now everything's changed
you're no longer the old you
and your beauty slowly fades
i miss the old you
i miss you
my dearest student village.

look at the damage they've caused you:


           bras hung on the innocent tree. how gross!
                       such an eye-sore it is.


                bottles and beer cans everywhere.
                guess they forgot what bins are for!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Scones, cream and jam


A cream tea is usually eaten as a mid-afternoon snack or when on holiday, as a stop-gap during that long break between the midday and evening meals (Source). It is taken with scones, clotted cream and jam. And House 16's latest addiction is having cream tea. Thanks to Al for sharing the right way of having cream tea, after she attended cream tea session with the church mates. Oh and there are two ways as to how cream tea should be eaten, the Cornish way or the Devonian way:


If you asked us which would we prefer, we definitely love it the Cornish way, strawberry jam first and clotted cream on top. The taste just blends so well and it's heaven!



Our version of cream tea. A little bit messy but it does taste as good.

So, cream tea anyone?




Purplish header

Yippee :) I'm lovin' my new blog header. Simple yet pleasing to my eyes 'cause it's in my favourite colour.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How Shame

No matter how weak your students are you just have no rights to deny their rights to sit for the public examination. How shame it is to see this thing happened in my own hometown, where I grew up. Worst still, the trio are of my race and one of them is very familiar to me. Put yourself in their parents shoes. How frustrating could that be? And dear educators, wouldn't this just tarnish the image of our profession even more? 

Monday, September 19, 2011

I don't mind helping...

if you're close to me
if you don't hurt my girlfriend's feeling
if you don't burden her
if you're responsible enough
if you show some appreciation.

No, I don't mind at all. But you're nothing close to the above. Just count you're lucky this time 'cause if it wouldn't for her, nobody's going to help.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Time is running out

It's not long now till our last goodbye to this land of the Whites, England. Only nine months left, how time flies. I still remember when we first arrived here. Everybody was looking smart with the blazers on and we were welcomed by the falling leaves of Autumn. By now, I think I've got too attached to the life here.It feels like a second home already. I sure am going to miss this land, especially the following:

Sweet, friendly greetings
 Morning, my love.
 You alright, sweetheart/my darling?
 Cheers, love.

Fresh, unpolluted air

Cheap novels
The Works is always my favourite for novel hunting, besides charity shops and carboot sales. I can get 3 new novels for only 5 quids (around RM25). Oh Heaven!

Charity Shops and Carboot Sales
Where you can get good second hand stuff for a very cheap price. Plus you're doing some charity for shopping in the Charity Shops.

Travelling around the globe
To be able to travel around Europe is like a dream comes true! I'm going to miss the feeling of planning for a trip, although my part is the toughest of all (looking for places of interest with the direction from one place to another).

Bus Service
Good thing about this is I got to save money as I can use Reduced fare (Child Fare). Hehe. And I like the bus design, no stairs at the door. Instead they have a flat floor,which can be lowered to help the elderly with their walking frame, the ones with wheelchairs and baby strollers to board the bus. I salute how particular they are about their citizens welfare.

There's a lot more in my list but that's it for now. I'll add up to it next time.






Friday, September 9, 2011

Despising arguments

I may look tough from the outside but behind those smiles, only I know what lies. I can't bear arguments, not even the slightest debate in the classroom or kitchen. The most replies you're going to get is two or three. Beyond that, you won't hear anything from me. And I hate it when I have to hold back my tears every time I'm in an argument. It makes me look silly, imagine if I'm in a crowd, how silly that can be. What a weakness I have here. But, as much as I hate arguments, I still thank them for holding me from throwing out words that will most probably hurt the other party even worse. Still, argument is like a virus to me, so please keep it away from me.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

what's been said cannot be unsaid

Thank you for swearing. You should be ashamed, for that someone you're swearing at has never and would never swear to you.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Mother Tongue

Not having someone to properly and regularly speak my L1 (Iban) with here makes it a bit rusty now. I hate having to struggle finding the right words when calling home (read:grandma).  Well you see, grandma doesn't speak English so I can't expect her to understand the English word that I've failed to find the L1 equivalent at that moment. Sometimes I have to stop for a second before continuing with my story with her. Such disappointment it is. I just wish the awkwardness is not there once I'm back home.