Atomic Blonde on UK double-decker bus
It’s been awhile since I wrote anything. I took a break for ten days from 22 until 31 August to travel to Europe before starting my PhD journey. While in Europe my Atomic Blonde CD arrived and luckily my brother was there to pick it up for me. I was happy to get the CD, but I wished it’s included all the songs that were in the film.
Back to my Europe trip, I went to six countries, and the countries are UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland and France. I always wanted to visit London and Paris ever since my late mother visited both countries when I was a kid; unfortunately, I don’t have enough time to explore my favourite cities because I went with a travel agency. The time is insufficient to explore, and I don’t get to climb the Eiffel Tower because Paris was our last destination before flying back to Malaysia.
According to the itinerary, the time to visit Eiffel is the next morning after check-in to the hotel. Luckily, the tours guide willingly to bring some of the energetic group to visit Eiffel Tower at night after we check-in. I was freaking tired, but love conquers all, I force myself to go and see Eiffel Tower. Finally, I managed to visit the most famous Eiffel Tower and the moment I was standing in front of the Eiffel Tower and enjoying the light show for about 5 to 10 minutes. Out of the blue in the background, my favourite song Careless Whisper instrumental accompanied the scenes. I think played by the street artist; I was so busy admiring the most iconic monument. It was perfect, and I wish to revisit France and also London.
I was back in Malaysia on 31 August and the next day was the Eid al-Adha celebration. I have a cold again. Unfortunately, I already saw a panel Doctor and told him that I need to be well before flying to Europe. Guess what the whole trip I was coughing, and my voice sounds quite bad. Currently, I’m in the process of recovering from the cold, and I learned from my mistake that it is better to see a private Doctor for fast and good medicines instead of seeing the panel physicians.
Last night I watched xXx: Return of Xander Cage and I noticed that the ticket price increase RM1.OO. Luckily I did enjoy watch that movie. The reason I watch that movie because of Ruby Rose and Deepika Padukone.
Nowadays like most everything in Malaysia keeps growing!!! Hm… I wonder when things will be back to NORMAL?
Only 3 days left before entering the new year of 2017, this means that I will grow a year older and new resolutions to be fulfilled. My first and foremost resolution are to be healthy and strong. I try not think about dieting to lose weight but just to maintain a healthy weight.
For my education, I hope to finish my proposal in order to continue my postgraduate study. It is hard to study and working at the same times. I must push myself harder in order to finish my proposal.
The 2016 Year in Review:
As the 2016 year comes to a close, I have so many good and bad things happenings in the year 2016. I gained a lot of life experience in the year 2016 also suffering some losses but those experiences teach me to grow and it is part of the cycle of life.
One of the good things is that I manage to contribute to a book chapter and presented in a seminar. I was nervous because it is my first publication, I’m proud of myself because I’m not good at writing but I manage to push myself beyond my limits.
For those bad experiences, I wanted to forget and move on. There is no use to think about those sad events in my life. I want to think positively and be healthy.
Yesterday I ordered Carol soundtrack CD from Amazon.com. I’m so addicted to Carol after watching the movie. The score is so beautifully done by Carter Burwell. I can’t wait for the CD to arrive somewhere in January.
I’m also looking forward to watching The Danish Girl. I haven’t read the book yet but I think I will just watch the movie first. Usually I will watch the movie first because I was once to be a lazy bum when it becomes to read the thick book.
I’m looking forward the year 2016. I think my New Year resolution would be trying to lose some more weight and hope to further my study or get a new job. I’m quite happy because I manage to maintain my weight but I need to lose some more. Haha… lame resolution but, I do need to find time and energy to exercise like 3 to 4 in a week. Now I usually exercise every weekend only because when I get back from work almost 7 pm so I don’t have the energy to exercise just relaxing with my cats (my babies).
It’s been a while since I update this blog. I spend a lot of my time reading academic journals and books but I always find time to read novels. Sadly to say that now with Malaysia’s currency keeps plunging and everything keeps getting expensive. Thanks to GST and politic turmoil in Malaysia.
Even though I’m working and single but I feel the pressure of the Malaysian economy getting worse everyday. My job requires me to read a lot. So imagine that I need to buy books and the prices getting expensive in the US dollar but when I convert it to Ringgit immediately I feel that book so freaking expensive because Ringgit getting worse. (P/S: I’m not talking about the books only.)
Now when I see books that I wanted to buy I just go ahead and order them because I can’t wait the Malaysian currency to get better any time soon. I need books for my work and my guilty pleasure. I’m feeling like a squirrel because I keep buying books that I can afford and stacks them in the closet. When I need to read I just grab from the shelves.
I’m worry about Malaysia because I think Malaysia getting worse and hoping that Malaysia will be OK soon…
It’s been awhile since I updated my blog. Currently I’m reading The Tide Knot by Helen Dunmore. Which I bought from bookdepository.com.
I like the series and I already have books No.1 and No.4. I bought them while I am in Australia.
It is a good book but I’m quite slow to finish it because I need to divide my time to study for 3 new subjects for next semester. I really need to study the creative economy. I’m not really interested with management and economy, but I love the creative and arts part. I really need to understand those terms.
I better continue my study with those economic terms.