Archive for September, 2008

Let’s not get sentimental

Posted in Sydney Adventure on Monday, September 22, 2008 by Syazana

It’s into the final 10 days of Ramadhan. And to say the least, I’ve never missed home until now. I guess cos I know back home at this point of time I will be excitedly gearing up for my 2nd most favourite day of the year. I would have already gone down to the Geylang bazaar countless times in search of the Ramlees, Dendengs and Perciks. Helping my mum with all the cookies and cakes. Sprucing up the house by having to polish the silverware (This I certainly do not miss). But what I definitely miss is performing Terawih at the mosque with my mum. Oh well….

Being away from home has actually made me realise that sometimes the grass ain’t necessarily greener on the other side. Don’t get me wrong. I am not sad or depressed. In fact, I really like it here. I like the weather. School is turning out to be good, except for all the assignments that they make us do. And the girls have been great. I know all of us miss home somehow or another. But it really does help knowing that someone else is going through the same shit as you. And we hang in there together. One for all, all for one. That’s what my dad always told me. 

So what do we do when we miss home? We cook! So far we had Chicken Rendang and Dewi made one of the best biscuits/scones I’ve ever had. And according to Dewi, we will all be so ‘handal’ (apt) in cooking and housework by the time we return home. All the recipes were found online. Oh the wonders of the world wide web!

We’ve not been out and about that much recently. Bogged down by the endless assignments and also the oh-so-efficient ktm-like transport here. However, we did celebrate the month of Ramadhan like how it is usually celebrated. But instead of dining out at restaurants, we visit each others’ homes for buker sessions together.

Buker at Audi, Amalina and Gary’s place

At Frances St. (Huda, Mesjid, Max and Benny’s hideout)  

The Guildford Girls will have the honour of having them over on Hari Raya itself. As usual, we are planning to cook up a storm. Ok now I really have to go back to my readings. But before that, I would just like to say…

In this holy month of Ramadhan,
I seek forgiveness from everyone,
Those who have been hurt, intentionally or unintentionally, by my actions or words.

Let’s make full use of the very few last days of this magical month.  



What’s your best era?

Posted in Just for fun on Friday, September 19, 2008 by Syazana

An interesting insight of how I would look during the different eras.

So which era is your favourite?

And now, I have to get back to my assignments.

It is neverending.

So looking forward to Spring break which is in 2 weeks.

And Hari Raya falls during the Spring break.


The It Game

Posted in Just for fun on Monday, September 8, 2008 by Syazana

So basically, our dearest Aishah has tagged me to do this.
And I certainly hope that the people I am going to tag later will do it too.

It is really simple actually.
U just have to answer the questions by doing a google image search, take a picture from the first page of results, do it with minimal explanation.

1. The age I’ll be on my next bdae

2. A place where I like to travel

4. My favourite place

5. My Favourite Food

6. My favourite colours

6. My favourite piece of clothing

7. My favourite song

8. My favourite tv show

9. The first name of my significant other/crush

10. The town in which I am staying in

11. My screen name/ nickname

12. My first job

13. My dream job

14. A bad habit I have

15. My worst fear

16. The one thing I would like to do before I die

17. The first thing I will buy if I get $1 million

18. How long I took to finish this

Ok, I’ve done it! Finally…

Now it is these fellas’ turn:
1. aisyahlove
2. Hidayah
3. Dewi
4. Aisyah Ismani
5. Syasya

Have fun girls! 




Ramadhan in Sydney

Posted in Sydney Adventure on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 by Syazana

Its already the 3rd day of Ramadhan here in Sydney.
Fasting in this weather and season is just great.
It is not too hot and we get to break fast at about 5.30pm.

However, the atmosphere is still not as celebrated as in Singapore.
It is really quiet.
There is no Ramadhan bazaar here.

Oh well,
There is nothing much going on here.
Other than lots and lots of school work to complete.
It’s just crazy the datelines we have to meet.
We already have an exam next week which will account for 30% of the total grade.
So time has been spent sleeping and trying to study and complete assignments.

Pictures have been uploaded to facebook.
So view from there instead ya.

Selamat Ramadhan all!