Instagram Husbands

16:55

I am thankful that I have instagram husbands at the moment, although they dont really act like a husband (because they cant), but they take nice pictures. They even offer to take pictures using their phones and instruct me the right pose that I should do.

One of the outcomes looks like this:



I feel fabulous. Flip tudung. Haha


Cameron Again

18:17


Cameron Highlands is a destination that I have to visit or pass by every year. It has become compulsory, until I don't bother to blog about it anymore. Well, Cameron Highlands is in the middle of the route home from my uni, so we will usually stop by for a toilet break or choose to stay there for a night.

This time around, it was not a trip home. It was a getaway plan. The weather in Malaysia now is too extreme. The heat is unbearable. Most of us spend the days in the library because we can get free air cond.

This trip was planned to celebrate Sadeq's birthday, since the last time she visited Cameron Highlands was years ago, when she was a child. So, we found an affordable guest house on Booking.Com and checked the reviews on Trip Advisor. I find Trip Advisor is really helpful when I want to plan a trip. 

We departed at 2 pm from Tanjung Malim and stopped by at Tapah for late lunch. Then, we reached Brinchang at 6pm where the guest house is. At night, we went to the night market and enjoyed the street food. We ate the usual, such as the corns, strawberries and a few other food.

But, I have discovered one stall which sells Lamb Hot Pan Grill with Apricot Sauce. The sauce is so good and kills the smell of the lamb. It is RM8 per stick.

So good!

The next morning, we planned to enjoy the cold morning by jogging but, somehow we enjoyed sleeping in the cold much better. Linda and I went out to find some heavy breakfast. We found a Malay restaurant and took away some Nasi Lemak and Nasi Goreng, We ate at the guest house.

After breakfast, we followed our main plan which was to go to Mossy Forest. My knowledge about Mossy Forest was only the name and how it should look. I did not do any research of how to get there or how far it is. Linda drove her manual Proton Saga up until Gunung Brinchang, where Mossy Forest is located.

We thought we could reach the entrance of Mossy Forest by car. Unfortunately, the driveway was to steep. The car could not reach there. When we were halfway there, we realized that most people rented 4WD or drove auto transmission car. So, we found a spot to park the car and we walked (or maybe climbed) up there. It was about two to three kilometres and took us about half an hour.

Luckily, it was cold because we did not dress like how a climber should dress. We wore clothes which suited shopping malls. The hike was worth it, because the view was so beautiful and made us in awe. It was another "Subhanallah" moment for me.



After spending some time admiring Allah's masterpiece and snapping "some" pictures, we moved to our next destination, Sungei Palas BOH Plantations. BOH was actually quite near from Mossy Forest, as it was at the same turn from the main road. We went there only to enjoy eating pricey food facing the view of the tea plantation. We did not even bother to visit the museum or the tea shop. I had a nice chicken pie for RM10 and RM3 Boh Tea, but I paid for the view actually.




We did nothing much actually but most of the time were spent for pictures and be together. I think being together and cherish the moment is the most important thing. Having pictures taken are important too, because that will remind us of the memories that we made later on.


Till then. Love, Fina.

The Only Mid Sem Break

23:26

I was planning to be productive for this mid semester break. I have a lot of work, I'm not kidding. I have a lot of commitment this time around and guess what, I go on a binge by playing The Sims 4. I wake up, eat and sim then go to the toilet and sim, before I go to bed, I also sim. I did not realize that I have spent four days doing so.

I reached home last Sunday morning, and since that I have been practicing this unhealthy lifestyle. It was until yesterday that, I had become a bit productive. I went to a talk by Dr Zakir Naik. I have heard of him and I think I had watched a few short videos of his talk on YouTube but the controversy which lies around him lately, made me became more excited to listen to the talk. I know, I am such a rebel.

Zakir Naik
I went to the talk with Wani and Ain. Luckily, Wani invited me to hang out yesterday, because I thought that the talk should be somewhere else. So, she picked Ain and I yesterday, since both of us were carless yesterday. I know that they are the type of friends that I should keep because they always bring me to the right path although I always go astray. 

The talk was a interesting. The title was, "Does God Exist?" He is such a well read person. He knows all the scriptures including Al-Quran, Bible (Old and New) and other religious text that I have so little knowledge about. The only setback was, when he got to excited he tend to speak too fast, and it was a bit hard to catch up what he said due to his Indian accent, especially when he listed down the verses from al-Quran.

It was also the first time, my parents let me to go out at night, with friends. For your information, my curfew at home is 7pm. My parents were away, when Wani asked me either I could follow or not. So, I called them to ask for permission. They were like, "Why are you calling us to ask for permission?"

I think, I have been living away for such a long period, which asking for permission to go out at night sounds so weird. Well, going out at night in Tanjung Malim is different with going out at night at Jerteh. Not to say, Tanjung Malim's nightlife is happening but usually we go out because we are hungry. We reached home at 1 am, and it felt so weird to reach home at such late hour because I live at a kampung.

Baking
I had been craving for a lot of cakes when I was in Tanjung Malim. I think, depression made me crave for sweet things. I am not sure, what are the causes of my depression although I realize that I have a few same old problems that I always deal with.

So, I had baked two cakes. The first one was on Monday, I steamed a Milo Cake. It was so easy and the taste was not bad, although I have not mastered the art of steaming a cake yet. It was a bit soggy in the middle, because I wrongly wrapped the whole container with aluminium foil. The correct instruction was to wrap the base not the whole container. So, it took a longer time to be fully baked.

Today, I baked Ibu's Signature Chocolate Cake. I have never find any chocolate cake which can beat Ibu's. My family including my extended family love the cake and they always request for this cake if they are back at our hometown.

Never Endless Work
Before this, I thought that final year students are not burdened with the load of assignments due to our commitment with Final Year Project but I was wrong. We have load of work to be completed. We spent most of our time at the library. Although, we have a lot of free time and days without classes, but I always find people flooding the library. I do suspect that this is due to the El Nino too but I admit, that I have so much thing to do.

Well, I choose this lifestyle. I have commitments with an NGO and I am writing a book with a group of friends. Not a story book or anything fictional. It is a bit serious but something that I love to do. Will update about it, once it is confirmed.


I think, that is the update as for now. It feels refreshing to update this blog once in a while.


Write to you later!