This has got to be the longest pause ever in my blog’s life – I started off very well for the year but with exams and then design project rolling, you cannot blame me for disappearing without a trace! :P Part 1 and 2 for the project had whizzed past so quickly and through the daze, here I am fumbling with Part 3 in the midst of our Easter holidays! And I finally found my way back to the ‘New Post’ tab in WordPress with some motivation heheh.
So plenty of things had taken place during this 3 months++ period! Apart from being occupied with design project, which left me drinking espresso and Red Bull in the Mill where a bunch of us third years practically lived in as our deadline for Part 2 drew near.
With Air Asia terminating its London-KL route, my sister had flown home before that. Was quite sudden but at least she came up to visit me 3 days before she departed! We had lunch at Try Thai with Vanessa, who is my 4th year ChemEng senior, and who coincidentally had known my sister back in Nottingham Malaysia campus previously through church! Anyways, now my parents would be less lonely at home. (:
Vanessa and my sister. (:
One day before Easter holidays actually begin, I had already headed south to Llandudno, North Wales with 5 other girls! We had Nicola – my great minds think alike partner, Lily and Angelene who are overflowing with wisdom, Yu Wern the rock-climber who needs more clotted cream and of course, Careena my dear sister in Christ! Llandudno is a lovely seaside town with England’s longest pier I think, from which end you can look back at the coast of town that runs a long way; and on the other side the Great Orme whose rocky bases are greeted by splashing waves.
– Careena, Yu Wern, Nicola, Angelene, Me, Lily –
The long loooong pier. Looking down from Happy Valley. :D
Eating Magnum ice-cream by Llandudno seaside at night. Half freezing~
Swallow Falls at Betws-y-Coed.
We went on a day trip to this quaint little village called Betws-y-Coed 1 hour plus away by train. It took us another 1 hour plus to get to Swallow Falls on foot, making our way through muddy paths and jutting tree roots, guessing the path to take occasionally. But more than anything else – stopping here and there to take pictures! Especially of the pretty stream we follow side by side.
It was a wonderful weekend filled with memories to be cherished forever. (: And of course, we shall always remember “Rules are meant to be broken” and “Who’s your father???”. Crazy times!
Inside Gorton Monastery.
The very evening I came back from Wales, I attended an orchestral concert presented by Manchester Beethoven Orchestra at Gorton Monastery! Finally I get to watch and listen to one <3 It might not be the best orchestra but I enjoyed it tremendously, especially the last song – Symphony No.9 by Dvorak. Wish I can go to more of these but the concert tickets cost so much they’ll dig holes in my pockets! ):
Book and golden sunshine – a beautiful combination.
The weather was glorious for a few days in Manchester and everyone was going out for a big fat dose of warm sunshine. Then suddenly it reverted back to the grey dull skies that looks as if it might rain anytime (and sometimes it does).
I was putting the change-in-weather blame on Winnie who came to Manchester 2 days before her flight back to Malaysia for Easter break!
– Linglee, Winnie, Tseyui and I –
Linglee dropped by for a night too, before her trip to Venice! And so we managed to spend a day altogether in Manchester last Sunday. (: Hope both of you had a good time here and perhaps a better time in Miri or Venice!
That’s about it for now. I’ve sacrificed a chunk of my solo serene quality time for this post lool. My pen and paper are falling asleep waiting for me. Happy Easter to you! It’s 15 mins to Easter Sunday. (: Let us be reminded how Jesus died on the Cross for our sins and how he rose again from the dead.
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
Glory be to God and may He sustain us as we strive to be a more convincing witness of Christ our risen Lord! ((: