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Monday, August 1, 2011

Ipoh Marathon

Have to admit, I play a little too hard this semester. Back in Foundation, I would go to Ipoh, like once or twice per month. Come to first year, well, the frequency didn't change much. Second year, still the same. Only when it comes to third year (this year itself), I have been visiting Ipoh nearly every week. Started to go "mamak" late at night... and later, this semester, my nightlife has evolved into much crazier activity... *no further comment* I'm spoiling myself, much?

The marathon started on last Tuesday, when we went Ipoh, sort like a farewell outing for my friend, Shian Ee who will be leaving to US for student exchange program. Upon his returning to Malaysia next year, I will still be away for my internship. When it ends, it will be his turn to leave for internship. I guess the next meet up will be during Convocation 2013! >.<

Anyway, went for dim sum lunch and singing karaoke at KBox. Same old same old. Lol, but the dinner experience was new as we dined at Eurohouse. The environment was completely different from the usual restaurants that I have visited. It was not fine dining but I would describe it as semi-club atmosphere. From 5-11pm (Monday-Thursday), if I am not mistaken, is considered Ladies Night and the girls can have free flow of red wine. -.-

The entrance

My meal: Salmon steak. Not bad. It's worth the price!

Five of us: Shian Ee (in the middle), my very first UTP friend that I am going to miss before leaving for internship. =)

To end the night, we all went watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (second time for me since they have not watched it). It's worth for me to watch it again at cinema. It still touches me. It has been a long time for a movie to capture my heart so deeply since Titanic. The triumph of good over evil, loyalty in love and friendship are well-narrated and beautifully concluded in the finale. Have been googling "Harry Potter" and it is interesting to read them. An official big fan of HP! :)

Wednesday: I didn't really have any intention of going down to Ipoh, AT ALL. For some reason, I just did. I would call it an impromptu visit to ZERO. Stay there for 2 hours. To me, it was not enough lo. Boy, I lose count how many times I have visited the place already. XD

Thursday: Planned the day to watch Captain America. It was not a movie that I am really looking forward to watch. Nevertheless, the movie turns out to be unexpectedly good. The story line is pretty fresh and not a typical superhero movie. The humor is totally out of my expectation. The acting of the featured casts are pretty well done. I was fooled by the director few times in predicting the next scene. Just like when the bad guy holds a kid for hostage and the hero chases after them. When he throws the kid into the water, you would expect the hero to save the kid, forget about the bad guy. THAT'S NOT THE CASE. Okay, no spoiler. Overall, it's worth to watch!

Captain America: The First Avenger!

Friday: The bowling gang of my batch invited me to go play bowling, since they might not be going again for next month since it will be fasting period. Played 6 rounds of bowling and we went to sing karaoke, again. I think I am addicted to rap Super Bass at KBox. We sang the song, twice!

*Boom badoom boom boom*

The day ended by visiting Barrom / Club 9. With different gang of course. But DJ was little sucky, I was damn disappointed. Expected it to be better but...

Okay, that marks the end of my 4-day Ipoh Marathon. I think I am all pumped up for the remaining 4 weeks of the semester! kot..

When I am about to lose hope for my overseas internship placement, an email came in last Thursday and asked me to go for an interview this coming Tuesday. At that instant, I see a little glimpse of hope. Not much, but it's there. There are 20 candidates though, for vacancies in which I am not aware of how many there are. Pray hard for me. I am fighting for this. Wish me luck. It is going to be a life-changing interview. Well, if I get it. Even if I don't get it, I have secured a placement back in my hometown, which is a not bad option either. Let's see how thing goes.

1st August of 2011 signifies the beginning of Ramadhan month for the Muslims. It's time for fasting. Last year's Raya memories still remain in my mind so vividly and didn't realise another year has just passed by. Anyway, wish all my Muslim friends Happy Fasting and God bless you all in this holy month.

4 more weeks before study week commences. Not much time left! Happy August, everyone!

"There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It's hard to kill
There can be miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will
You will when you believe.."
-When You Believe by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey

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