La La La La Pizza

Posted in Sydney Adventure on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 by Syazana

So yes, Easter break is over!
And Aishah left.
It was hard to see her go.
And for a moment after she left, my room felt so empty.
But it was GREAT FUN having her.
I hope u did too, babe…
Maybe when her plans fall through,
It will be her turn to play host. InsyaAllah

Port Stephen was AWESOME!!!!
We went horse-riding, slid down the massive sand dunes and chased after dolphins.
Beautiful beautiful beach. Might even be better than Surfer’s Paradise, I must say.
And Aishah managed to capture it all in her semi-pro Panasonic Lumix. Now I am tempted to get a semi-pro myself.
Oh and of course, no roadtrip would be complete without singing our hearts out with the windows down.
Oooo….Scary ghost stories on the drive back at night.

It hardly feels like the mid-terms are here.
Just completed a paper today.
And another on Mon.

Even then, dinner today was good.
Went over to Ashraf’s place at Arncliffe.
Cooked for us 3 different kinds of pizza and a traditional favourite, Roti John.
It was reaaallly Good! Handy to have a professional chef around huh…
Ended the night by scaring ourselves silly watching Coming Soon and Dead Silence.
I’ve always hated dolls and I still do!

And Yani, the Finnish, added chilli sauce to his coffee. WTH!
We all just stared at him. Luckily dinner was almost over.
And random fact of the day: Finnish is the second most difficult language, after Mandarin.

Oooo… The locals (Aussies) actually thought that the Singaporean accent is a joke.
One of my classmates, Nas, was telling us how he found the sitcom Under One Roof really funny and he thought that the accent was on purpose. So we had to burst the bubble and told him that that was how most Singaporeans speak. Singlish!

The weekend is here. No school till Mon. It’s Anzac Day this coming Sat. We might be heading to the city to see a march. But Yum Cha at Newtown is confirmed. Hopefully, Noorul and the rest will be able to join us. A long overdued meet-up.

So many things to do, explore, experience and so little time left! Dang!


Palatable Delights

Posted in Sydney Adventure on Thursday, April 9, 2009 by Syazana

It’s been good. No doubt.
It’s the start of the week long Easter holidays.
And started it off with having dinner at TOKO.
Fancy-schmancy shenanigan!

Week 6 is over and done with 1 proposal, 2 presentations and 1 test. Whee!
And I am only left with 8 more weeks in Guildford.
Will really MISS this home and the pple in and around it.
And then we’re (me and tsh, at least) off to Brisbane for 6 weeks for our clinical placement.

Bro came and left. Diana came and left. Recommended reading for the day.
And Aishah is on her way here!!! Literally, as we speak.
Arriving in Sydney at 0700hrs.
I really hope the weather’s kind tmr (or in fact, today).
Cos Bondi is on the itinerary.

Woohoo! I don’t have to touch my books and notes. Ok, at least not for the next few days.
Port Stephen’s on the agenda.
Coupled with Lots of photography!
And shopping!
And hours and hours of taiti.

Some people are missed!
Talking to those 2 boys makes me go frustrated, angry and loved all at the same time.
4-5 way conference is super addictive!
With Aisyah and me always caught in between.
More pls!

In God’s Hands

Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, March 26, 2009 by Syazana

You’ve watched me grow.
You filled me up with sweets and chocolates.
You were the only one who would not scold me for eating too much.
You taught me to strive for what I want.
You were always proud of me.
You will cook anything and everything I want.

You protected me.
You stood up for me when I was being scolded.
You were there at every step in my life.
You always reminded me of God.

You have always been the perfect grandma.

And life will now be so different without you in our lives.

You will always be missed, loved and remembered by us all.

Syasya sayang sangat dengan Nyai.
Syasya nak minta maaf kalau terkasar bahasa atau tingkah laku.
Maafkan Syasya tak dapat tengok Nyai buat kali terakhir.
Syasya rindu sangat dengan Nyai.
Tapi Syasya tahu Nyai sekarang di tempat yang lebih bahagia.

Selamat Tinggal Nyai!

Ya Allah,
Cucurkan rahmatMu atas Nyai saya, Hajjah Juriah Bte. Haji Ahmad.
Berikanlah kekuatan kepada kami sekeluarga, terutama ibu saya.


Beginning of the End

Posted in Sydney Adventure on Thursday, March 5, 2009 by Syazana


It’s the first week of uni. The beginning of the last semester. And that means summer hols is over! Yes, 3 whole months just whizzed past. Damn! I want it back.

That being said! It’s also the beginning of the end of our Sydney adventure.

The roadtrip was total awesomeness. As most of u have already seen from the tons of pics uploaded on FB.

Anyways, there is a total of 11 academic weeks this sem. Not including easter break, stuvac(study vacation) and clinicals. 6 weeks of clinicals will then officially mark the end of this adventure. Time-table is relaxed but kinda sucky. Cos on Mon I only have an hour of lecture. So I have to spent $4.80 on the train ride and a further $0.90 for the bus (and that is if I walk to the station after sch). Not a very good investment aite! As usual, no sch on Fri. A relatively short day on Tues. And manageable Weds and Thurs.

Projects and assessments are all coming in. One due next week alr. But no more holding back for this sem. It’s charge ahead full steam now! It’s the final sem! Gosh… Feels so surreal typing that out.

Bro is coming over this Sat. Staying for abt a week. And of course, it’s Mardi Gras! Woohoo…. Yay! To gay rights! 

And it is the month of March! The month where all the Aisyah(s) and Aishah is born in.

Hopefully, get to visit Makcik Nad in Adelaide soon. One of these weekends, when I am not caught up.  

And I really hope she will come to Sydney during the Easter break! Nad… I know u’re reading this! hehe… 

What a lazy thur this has been!

And i hope it goes back to how it was! I miss the 3 of us!

Great Aussie Roadtrip

Posted in Sydney Adventure, Travels on Sunday, February 15, 2009 by Syazana

I’m off again.

This time for The Great Aussie Roadtrip.

First to Brisbane. Then to Gold Coast. Off to Melbourne and a drive along the Great Ocean Road back to Sydney.

Hopefully all goes well. No more flashfloods and bushfires.


See u guys next month.

Now I know why I was looking forward to coming back.

Cos I miss the girls too much. I really missed the laughters and craziness.

And since Malcolm (Tessy) is back, we are a complete family!

Welcome back Malcolm (X)!


Posted in Just for fun on Thursday, February 12, 2009 by Syazana

This post is all about being random. It isn’t (maybe is) going to be 25 random things. I don’t feel like doing it on Facebook. So that’s why I am doing it here. 
Believe me! It’s totally random shit. 
And no worries, no one is going to get tagged.

And it shall begin….

1) I am still wide awake despite having less than 6 hours of sleep in 2 days. I blame it on the time difference and daylight savings.

2) From the victim, I became the bitch. Oh well… Life’s a bitch isn’t it. Maybe I am getting used to it. How do u do it? Time and time again. Gosh! Nevermind… I don’t think I will like the consequences if I were to say anything more.

3) Unlike the last departure, I was actually looking forward to coming back to Sydney. And no! It’s not because of the Brisbane- Melbourne- Sydney upcoming roadtrip.

4) I swear I am going to love and treasure every moment I have left here. Ups and downs. 

5) Really glad to be home with my sisters-from-a-different-father-and-mother. Hugged Dewi tight and determined to hug Aisyah.

6) Was quite surprised with myself that I didn’t retaliate publicly. Knowing how I hate to be wronged. But it sure feels damn good to say it all out in writing.

7) I miss my Kentals like horribly already. Nazrul. Aisyah. Hazlan. Halim…..
Don’t worry I will practise my Taiti skills and amaze u guys with it when I return.

8 ) The only regret I have is not being there with my grandma in her final days. And it hurts a whole lot! And for my mum as well… When she needs me the most. I am just glad that I got to pray beside her just before I left. And I pray that if she really has to go, I hope it will be a painless journey for her. I know my mum will be strong enough. Although deep down, I really hope my grandma will still be there when I come home. InsyaAllah! Miracles do happen.

9) I do feel guilty. I could have stayed. And all the more, I’ll be going on a holiday.

10) I concluded that I just can’t fall asleep on a plane. Not even when I am very tired.

11) I like the feeling of travelling alone. I feel so grown up.

12) Hazlan Miswan. Record holder for fastest acquaintance turned one of the impt people in my life. Less than 2 months. And I am not planning to allow anyone to break the record.

13) Actually, I am very anxious about the future. What it holds for me. And how will it turn out to be. I really do hope that you are in it.

14) I love my family a whole lot! Despite all the nagging and curfews (which works like clockwork). Even Halim can sense that ‘the call’ will come soon.

15) And yes, Halim! U’re still my bestest friend! Despite all the shit u give me sometimes (most of the time). U keep me grounded. Thank you.

16) I am addicted to monopoly. Played it with the girls tonight. And hopefully going to play it again soon! Boutique Edition yo!

17) Sydney’s weather is damn freaky lah. Dewi was just telling me how unbearably hot last weekend was. A blardy 46 degree celcius. And now, it’s freezing. Tmr’s temp is forecasted to be within 14-21 degree celcius. And mind u, it’s SUMMER!

18 ) Actually, the whole of Australia is experiencing a damn freaky summer. Half of Australia is drowning with flashfloods and the other half is burning away. Bagus ah tu!

19) Since I couldn’t sleep on the plane, I watched ‘Australia’ and ‘Four Christmases’.

20) I have always been insecure.

21) When I feel like shit and wants to cry my heart out, I take a shower.

22) I am always asking myself the question why. And somehow I get the answers from Allah. In the form of whispers to the heart. The only reason that keeps me going and have kept me strong.

23) I LOVE BACKSTREET BOYS! To the point that I can memorise their dance steps and lyrics. Nad!!!! U also kan?

24) I think these past 2 months have been the most fulfilling. I feel so close to Deena and Nad now. And have so much fun with them. And gained more trust from my parents. Allowed to stay out till quite (actually very) late.

25) I still want to go to Henderson Waves! (*Stares at Halim*). And Pulau Ubin (*again stares really hard at Halim*)

26) Haha… I made it to #25. And now I want to TRY and sleep.

Pierced Bellies and Aching Tummies

Posted in Friends, Loved Ones on Friday, January 16, 2009 by Syazana

Listen carefully!
Babe, now we know how u will sound like in …..

Now, I feel like getting my tragus pierced.

And after which was dinner with the classmates.
 As usual, GREAT!
Slightly more than half turned up for dinner at Manhattan Fish Market at PS.
Hafiz.Tassha.Val Tock.Michelle.Nithiya.SK

Haven’t seen Hafiz since graduation and Val since the gathering just before we all left for Sydney.
What I liked best was….
Even after so long and most of them becoming working adults.
Nothing much have changed.

Sometimes in this world of constant change,
Familiarity never fails to reassure.

And now my tummy aches cos it is too full.