Monday, 15th September 2014 – After 10 months not living in Malaysia, now I returned. Again, I’m just on holiday for 10 days in Malaysia. Not yet return for good. I’m still staying in Europe. Yes I do love Europe so much! But of course, I still love you, Malaysia.. Don’t ask me when I will ever return back to Malaysia for good. No plan yet so far
Hello Kuala Lumpur!
So we flew from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by MAS in the afternoon. My feeling that time, OMG I’m so nervous. Many things playing in my mind. I miss my family, I miss the foods, & of course this is my first time ever taking a European man aka Czech boyfriend to my country. LOL.
Too excited to get off from the airplane, I left my sunglasses there in airplane. Landed at KLIA, get off from the airplane, happy to see Malaysians & of course finally I could speak Malay. Yay!
Yet another nervous because my dad will pick us up at KLIA. Can you imagine how it feels when you didn’t meet your dad personally for 10 months? I’m so excited to see dad & thanks to him that drove my car from Kota Bharu to KL. And of course another nervous feeling which is introducing the man of my dream to my dad. Yes, only my dad that time as my mom & brother is in Kota Bharu.
To shorten the story, my dad return to Kota Bharu at the same day as I will be staying in KL for 3 nights. See you again dad! LOL. I drove my car heading to KL & another nervous feeling again; haven’t drive the car for about 10 months. Hehe. And you know how crazy the traffic in KL right?
Dinner with sister’s family
Another exciting moment is to meet my sister, brother in law & my cute nieces. Yay! So we had Japanese dinner at Sushi Zanmai Avenue K just opposite to KLCC. Happy to see them especially my nieces. They are growing up so fast!
We had a lot of nice Sushi & this is one of the thing that I missed in Malaysia. No more fake Sushi like in Prague. Hehe. Another nice meeting + nervous when introduce my man to my sister’s family. Glad that everything’s goes well.
2nd day in KL; In the morning, we had breakfast at Old Town White Coffee in Central Market. And from there, we took the monorail to Bukit Bintang. Been to some places there to show my partner what’s fun in KL. We went to Times Square, Sungei Wang Plaza, Pavilion, etc.
From Bukit Bintang, we walked to KLCC via new bridge. It’s really convenient. I was so mad that time because we supposed to go to KLCC by train. Unfortunately, they have some issue & I don’t want to waste my time & we decided to walk. At least I could try something new.
We need to be around KLCC by 2pm as we have bought the ticket to go up on Petronas Twin Towers. As a Malaysian, I’ve never been on the Twin Towers bridge. And finally, here I am. We were on the bridge between the towers. Unfortunately, it was haze & the view is not really clear.
On the Twin Towers’ bridge
Next; we are on the highest floor one of the tower. It’s level 86 Petronas Twin Towers. I feel glad to be on top of this. Such a nice experience
Level 86 Petronas Twin Towers
We had lunch in Suria KLCC with my sister & just hang around at KLCC park together with my sister’s family.
On the same day, we went for dinner with my cousins at South Sea Seafood, Subang. Yet another nervous as this is my first time introducing partner to my cousins. It was like 10 of us or more maybe Glad that everything’s fine.
3rd day in KL; We went to Putrajaya & Cyberjaya. Putrajaya; Place where I lived for almost 2 years. Putrajaya is still beautiful & I still liked it! We went for some drinks at Selera Putra with friends. Here we are; We are the Kelantanese girls & the guys are Czech. What a co-incident right? Czech-Malaysian dating
After that, we went to DHL ITS Cyberjaya. Here I am meeting my ex-colleagues & finally partner could meet the colleagues from the other side of the globe. Happy to see them. Life is beautiful with nice colleagues. I missed working with them. Lots of memories for that 2 years in Cyberjaya. Sobs.
Ex-teammates in Cyberjaya
We are in DHL ITS Cyberjaya
Next trip; I drove from Cyberjaya to Damansara. We’ve been invited by my aunties for hi-tea. Again & again, another nervous feeling. LOL. It’s the time to introduce my partner to aunties, uncles & cousins. Alhamdulillah everything goes well. We had nice traditional Malay foods & glad that they liked my partner! My aunties keep saying that my boyfriend is good looking & so handsome! LOL. Yeah, that’s the reason why I liked him; am I?
Partner was busy talking to my uncle & I went for swimming in my auntie’s swimming pool with my cousins & Nona’s little baby Muhammad Al-Jannah. So adorable! He likes to swim as well. Hehe. While swimming, we had some chat with aunties, cousins & was having so much fun with my not so little cousins in the pool.
At my aunt’s place
And another day has finished.. Will see you in next entry. Goodbye Kuala Lumpur!
Singapore trip is a perfect vacation for us. At least for me Hello Singapore, I’m here again!
I’ve been missing Asia so much after 10 months & finally could fly back to where I belong. It’s just a 16 days holiday & it’s not that I return to Malaysia for good. Hehe.
We flew with Emirates Airlines from Prague to Singapore on 11th September 2014 & transit in Dubai. I’m happy to fly with Emirates. The best airlines I would say? Recommended! The journey from Dubai to Singapore took about 8 hours. I’m dying in flight! I just don’t like it. And now I realized it took more than 10 hours flight from Europe to Asia. OMG!
We arrived in Singapore on Friday, 12th September 2014 & we were the for 3 nights. First night we just hang around Suntec City, Fountain of Wealth & we had dinner at Bangkok Jam Marina Square Shopping Mall. I had nice rice with sesame chicken & partner had noodles beef soup. OMG this is really Asian taste; not the one that we had in Prague.
Next, we went to Esplanade, sitting there while looking at Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Such an amazing view! I was here many times however this time is really different as I’m with partner. This is my first time in Singapore with the boyfriend. It’s romantic & I’m so happy to have such a great man next to me
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
2nd day in Singapore; From Aljunied, we took MRT to Harbour Front & had nice Chinese breakfast with half boiled eggs & kaya toast at Toast Box, Vivo City. After breakfast, we decided to walk to Sentosa Island via Sentosa Boardwalk. Lucky us, it’s free & we don’t have to pay anything to enter the Sentosa Island. However if you wanted to enter Sentosa Island via monorail, you need to pay for the tickets. Sentosa Boardwalk is quite new & it’s nice that you could see a nice view while walking. No worries, they have the shelter there & you won’t think how hot is the weather as the beautiful view will take your attention
Arrived in Sentosa Island, we went to play some attractions. We bought the package in advance which is we can play 4 attractions out of 18 attractions. We would like to have more however we don’t have much time & couldn’t spend the whole day at Sentosa Island as we need to go somewhere else in the afternoon. So basically we were in Sentosa Island for only half of the day.
View from Tiger Sky Tower
First attraction is Tiger Sky Tower. It will bring us to the up & will rotate for 360 degrees. When you are on top, you could see the whole Sentosa Island, the small islands around that & also some part of the Singapore also Keppel Harbour, Harbourfront. You could see how happy my partner is.. He probably happier than me..
2nd attraction; we went for Skyline & Luge. Such a nice ride & we really enjoy it.
3rd attraction; Partner would like to go to Butterfly farm. I would say it’s not worth at all. Not many butterflies at all. LOL.
4th attraction; Desperados 4D. We could ride the fake horse while holding the guns & just shoot!
In the afternoon we had lunch at Tastes of Asia in Sentosa Island. I had Nasi Ayam Penyet (Indonesian Cuisine) & partner had Hawker Signatures which contains Laksa, Satay, Fish cake & Chicken rice.
With the man of my dreams at Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island Singapore
Next; we continue our walk to Siloso Beach. Another dreams came true! I always dreaming to bring someone special here. And here we are! So sunny, hot weather, fresh air & with the smell of the sea breeze. Everything is perfect! I wish just to stay there
We completed our Sentosa Island trip with the visit of the Southern point of South East Asia at Palawan Beach. Again, such a beautiful view! Tell me how couldn’t I like Sentosa Island? Never get bored even though I’ve been here many times.
From Beach Station, we left Sentosa Island around 5.30pm & we took MRT to Esplanade. From there, we walked along the Esplanade, to the bridge that connects to the other side which is Marina Bay Sands Hotel & The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. We already bought online ticket for Sands Skypark Observation Deck & here we are! Such a lovely view of Singapore from top of Sands Skypark on 57th floor. It’s quite romantic I would say
View from Sands Skypark Observation Deck
How I wish to stay here one day. Shall we return to Singapore & stay here next year? Hehe.
Inside the hotel
It’s dinner time! We had perfect dinner at Thai Express, Esplanade. Guess what, I had Rice with soft shell crab, egg and onion curry! Satisfied!
Thai Express, Esplanade
After dinner, we were sitting on the bridge in front of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore while looking at Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Yet another romantic moment & we went to Merlion Park & return back to hotel. Sleep ZzZZzz..
3rd day in Singapore; In the morning, again; we took the MRT to Harbour Front & had breakfast in Vivo City. Couldn’t remember which Kopitiam, however we had some Asian breakfast as well. Similar to yesterday, we walked from Vivo City to Sentosa Island. However, this time we went to Universal Studios Singapore!
Guess what, this my 3rd time here! LOL. I’m here again because of the partner actually. And I wished to go there for the 3rd time with someone special & my wish come true! Hehe. We tried some rides unfortunately, the Battlestar Galactica is not available that time. Ah wrong timing However, we had so much fun & thank you again for being nice partner
In the evening, we took MRT to Bayfront & walked to Gardens by the Bay & this is my first time here. It’s quite a huge garden & I never been to this kind of garden. There are several Supertree Grove with the lights & I’m just speechless when look at all these things. Singapore, why are you so pretty? Hehe.. Couldn’t explain more. I would say, this is the place that you really must visit!
15th September 2014; Last day in Singapore; It’s time to fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! I’m so nervous; only & only after 10 months I’m coming homeeeeeee! Yay!
Changi International Airport, Singapore
See you in next entry! Catch you later
Happy 10th Anniversary Data Centre Prague!
I’m glad to be part of DHL IT Services, Prague The celebration was held on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at Forum Karlín, Prague 8. It was a very fun & amazing party! The party started at 7pm & ended on midnight.
On that day, unfortunately we had to go to office; working as usual. LOL. We had some Townhall meeting with the top management & it was useful information provided. Again, I feel like I’m lucky to be part of this organization. And I liked it!
My colleague & I did some Indian dance performance. It was a special show from us, the Service Desk department. I’ve been invited to join them for this dancing show. And I was dancing in front of hundreds of other colleagues. Yes, we have about 1100 employees in the building.
The dance was lead by my ex-boss in Cyberjaya, Vivek. He was my boss in Cyberjaya however he was in Prague for few months for work related & again, we see each other. He is cool! And we had to do twice as people requested us to dance again! You guys really liked it, don’t you? And for the second time, all of them joined dancing with us. This is so special!
It’s nice to be with colleagues outside of working hours. As we know that we don’t have much time to mingle around with colleagues because we are hell busy & committed to work. LOL.
Some of my teammate – UK & Ireland team
Czech, Malay, Polish, American
Lots of nice foods & I had some Korean which is I can’t really remember how was it looks like. I was still nervous after the dance show + tired & I don’t really have appetite to eat. Plus, they also have nice desserts & I think I had more desserts than the main course.
Petr & me
Last but not least, thank you DHL for everything. Here in DHL we met each other. Glad to have a partner that works together in the same company
I’m not a big fan of ice cream; I’m not.
However, there are some kind of ice cream that I’m really into..
I’ve tried several ice cream, several brands & places here in Prague. Yeah, I’m very picky when it comes to foods. And this time; finally I found the cafe that I really really like! I’ve been craving for it all the time. And I feel like I want it more & more..
It’s Kavárna Creperie! First time I had this in Nový Smíchov, Anděl . It was really amazing Tvarohový pohár (Cream cheese Sundae) with strawberries. And I also have tried the different kind of Sundae.
Surprisingly, the Sundae glass is really huge & tall. I’m very satisfied with this!
In addition, not only ice cream however they also have nice Palačinky (pancakes) with sweet & also salty. And it’s also delicious! I’m addicted to this cafe.
There are four branches here in Prague which is in shopping malls:
1) Nový Smíchov, Anděl
2) Palladium, Náměstí Republiky
3) Nákupní galerie Fénix Vysočanská
4) Novodvorská Plaza
I’ve been to all of them except Novodvorská Plaza although the place where I’m staying is just 5 minutes to that Plaza. LOL. Anyway, please be aware that the prices are different in each mall. Of course in the city centre is more expensive & I would say the most expensive is in Palladium, Náměstí Republiky because they have nice shopping mall there.
Will go there again & while writing this, I’m craving for that.
This is interesting name of the restaurant Ryby & Chips which is the combination of Czech & English. It’s not common to mix Czech & English unlike in Malaysia, we mixed a lot English & Malay This restaurant is located at Myslikova street, Prague 2 & the nearest tram stop is Myslikova.
Ryby is a Czech word means fish. The other interesting thing is about the logo itself. It’s similar or I would say same as Underground sign for tube in London.
I was craving for burger & onion rings. As I was so greedy, so we ordered burger, Fish & chips & onion rings. And here they are:
Fish & Chips
The food is OK, not sure if I will ever return here again.
One calm weekend in August 2014;
We went for a paddle boat ride at Žluté Lázně located in Podoli, Prague 4.
It is not far from where I’m staying, it takes about 10 mins by tram. The nearest stop is Dvorce. Žluté Lázně is the place where you can spend leisure time with family, friends or loved ones!
Vyšehrad with tram passing by
Vyšehrad from the other side
It’s 1 hour ride & we drove the paddle boat on Vltava River heading to the north – which is direction to the city centre. However we only managed to ride up to Výtoň (Vyšehrad) & return back to Žluté Lázně.
Enjoying the view along the journey with the partner
There are several activities that you can have there such as table tennis, petanque, diferent type of rental boats & even you can have the Wedding ceremony there!
Unfortunately, it’s nice to be there only during Summer with nice warm weather.
Beach at Žluté Lázně
I’ve been to many restaurants/cafe in Prague however this place is really different. Let’c check it out!
Your drink will be serve by small train on your table. So you will have the railway on your table Only drinks, not food. Your foods will be serve by the waiter/waitress.
Drinks arrived by train
You will see there are all railways around you.
About foods; I can’t really remember how does it tastes. And for me, the attractive thing is just about the drinks serve by train.
It’s just something which is not ordinary in other place.
So if you have the chance to be in Prague, feel free to stop by here. It’s really unique. And I really like it.
Easy access to this place which is located on Václavské Náměstí & the nearest metro station is Muzeum. The restaurant is just next to Nebe Praha Cocktail & Music Club. No worries, very easy to find it!
There are several Czech foods however I’m not really into that. I’m truly Asian & I always miss Asian foods.
I’ve tried several Czech foods however I wouldn’t say I really like it. It’s been near one year in Czech Republic now & I really start to get bored with Czech/Western/European/Italian foods. I always craving for Asian foods & tried my best to find Asian restaurant here. LOL
By the way, not to waste my time to type an essay & of course not to waste time of my readers, let’s check something which is typical Czech.
I had this quite a lot during breakfast & I started to get bored as well. Ah typical me. Easy to get bored with something. LOL. But never get enough of certain thing. Ehem..
Anyway, it’s kind of bread & as you can see on top of that there is something. For example, one of them is with eggs & the other one with mixed crab meat.
There are several things that they put on Chlebíček. If you go to the shop, you will be headache which one that you would like to choose.
And only these two types of Chlebíček that I used to like.
I know it’s too late to update about Aidilfitri. I’m trying my best to update what I’ve been through here in Prague however I have limited energy that I couldn’t spend more on blog. And I have skipped a lot of things that I wished I could update here. What to do.. Many nice thing happened & time flies so fast.
Aidilfitri 2014 is really different. I never celebrate Aidilfitri out of Malaysia not even out of Kota Bharu. And this time, this year, meant to celebrate here. So this is how it feels celebrating Aidilfitri without family, far far away from hometown.
Let’s talk about Ramadhan first. As you all already aware (or maybe some are not) that fasting during summer is really terrible. I would say, Subuh is at 2.45am & break-fast is around 9pm. So you can imagine how much time you can eat & how much time that you could not eat.
Alhamdulillah I managed to complete my fasting. Managed to fasting 21 days out of 30 days. Not bad right? 7 days on menstrual + 2 days traveling. How did I managed this? Actually it’s up to us whether we want to do it or not? Not to forget, my surroundings is non-muslim & been surrounded by people that is eating around me. Alhamdulillah, Allah helped me. My Iman is still strong. And I don’t care at all.
I couldn’t really remember how was my situation that time whether I am sick or not feeling well. So far everything went smooth. Again, Alhamdulillah.
Rendang paste by Marks & Spencer
So how I celebrated my Aidilfitri here? The first day I was just at home, cooking express rendang & eating by myself. The second day, I received invitation from Malaysian Embassy. I was there, met some Malaysians & was so happy that I had satay. Yay!
Raya in Prague
So this is how we celebrate Raya. Enjoy!
I’m OK is just that I missed my family & Malaysia. Wait till next entry
And this time, here I am.. London, England, United Kingdom.
Two days before fly to Paris, partner was suggesting to book the flight to London. He always claim that he is not much into travelling however both Paris & London, he is the one that suggested for this. This is what I am getting don’t understand with man. LOL. And I was like we didn’t even fly yet to Paris & now we already booked the ticket to London for the next month.
To shorten the story, we booked the ticket to London & the trip is on my birthday. So yes, I was celebrating my 26th birthday in London
We flew from Prague to London Luton Airport on 18th June 2014 & we were there for 4 nights. London is a big city, should spend more time there actually. Lucky me, before I went London, I was asking about the tips in London from my teammate which are British Guys. There are about 5 British guys in my team so it makes my trip easier.
We are in London, England!
First day; Good Morning London. Actually I’m not a big fan on London but this time is exception. It’s just because of my birthday & because of the cheap flights & also invitation from partner. So I walked from area Victoria Station to Palace of Westminster, Westminster Bridge, St. James Park, Buckingham Palace, Wellington Arch, Piccadilly, & we had lunch at Nando’s Regent Street. I’m so happy to get Nando’s this time as they don’t have it in Prague.
St. James Park
After lunch, we continue our walk to National Art Gallery which is free entry & also to Trafalgar Square. Next, we had some rest at Whitehall Gardens & also we walked to riverside & sit around Cleopatra’s Needle.
National Art Gallery, Trafalgar Square
We had a very nice dinner which is Burger & Lobster not far from Green Park. It was a perfect dinner! It’s 20 pounds each.
Second day; We went to Madame Tussauds the wax museum. It was amazing to see those celebrities & it looks real. I think this is my first wax museum visit. Before this I was just watching in TV, magazines & just couldn’t believe that finally I’m here. Yay!
Madame Tussauds with the celebrities
In the afternoon, we went for lunch at Malaysian Hall & from there, we took a walk in Hyde Park. It is very huge & I really like it especially with the lake. We feed the pigeons with bread & it was so nice surrounded by them.
Next; This is what I was waiting for long time. Finally I could enter Harrods, Knightsbridge London! And of course my main purpose is to buy some handbags. Lucky me, partner bought me a handbag for my birthday. Thank you Sayang
I also managed to get another shopping bag from Harrods & also another cute bag from Ted Baker which is the shop just outside Harrods. Unfortunately, I don’t have much time to shop a lot & partner already warned me not to spend time a lot in shopping mall. Sobs.
We also had some nice hi-tea at The Tea Room in Harrods. The price is just too much, What to do; This is London! LOL
Third day; 21st June 2014. Hey, it’s my birthday! I am officially 26! Yay! First time in my life celebrating my birthday outside of country that I was born. It’s amazing experience as I was expecting to celebrate my birthday this time just in Prague however I got it more.
I’m a birthday girl in London
To have a romantic birthday celebration (not so romantic maybe) we went for London Eye River Cruise on Thames River. With this, we managed to see the London city around the riverside.
We were lucky at that time the Tower Bridge is opens. We could see clearly how the Tower Bridge looks like when it’s open for the ships to cross.
We get back to the port & we had English lunch around Trafalgar Square. It’s a birthday lunch actually. LOL. Just a simple lunch however it’s not about the lunch. It’s all about your birthday! Hehe.
Birthday lunch with a piece of cake
After lunch, we went to Oxford Street to see what’s there. It was too many people & so crowded. People are just crazy with shopping. Glad that I could see, experiencing it & be on Oxford Street so that I know how it feels & how it looks like. Of course there was a lot of sales. Everywhere & it’s very long street!
Next, we went to Tower Bridge & cross the bridge. Being on Tower Bridge feels like my trip to London is complete! Hehe. It’s a must right to visit Tower bridge? Hehe.
Me on Tower Bridge, London
That’s all about my trip in London. Thank you to another half that was behave nicely as a travel partner. When you travel with partner, it test you a lot. From here, you will know whether you could be with him/her or not.