Nottingham

this morning, i wake up at around six in the morning,  before the alarm clock sounds, which is pretty amazing, considering how much i love sleeping in. well, not that amazing anyway, as i have something to look forward to today.. the title pretty much gives the hint away. but i’d tell you anyway, it’s for the nottingham malaysian games.

chia khuan, bronson, looh zhen, and i go by train. this may sound cliche but the scenery is really breathtaking. where can you see so much green in manchester city or back in malaysia?

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the first half of the train ride is  a bore, maybe it’s because i’m too lazy to give a response or listen to what the other three are babbling about 😀 but i get to play bronson’s PSP. so did susan.. oops! i meant looh zhen. ;D

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“this is how you play race car”

and after what seems like forever, we reach Nottingham ! presenting… bronson’s friend, kah chong, is the tour guide of the day.

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Kah Chong the tour guide

we all know our main purpose of going to Nottingham is not for the Nottingham Malaysian games but rather to meet up with old friends and see a brand new city besides the city we are currently in.

the buildings are pretty much the same like the one in Manchester. maybe a different design, but still look antique and well preserved.

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in front of train station

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the oldest pub in Nottingham

i still love the trees, the leaves and the flowers…

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the best part is, we snap a lot of pretty pictures together !

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in front of The Castle

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after three hours, we finally reach Portland building at Nottingham campus, for free Malaysian food! the campus is so beautiful .. as compared to .. well, other places 😄

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i meet yee ching, pollux, ling lee, dian ying, michelle kuek, afiqah, michelle chin, and doreen!

we each buy five pound worth of Malaysian food including nasi lemak, onde onde, cucur udang, karipap, fried sotong?, curry noodles, rendang, pudding, and many more.

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nasi lemak

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satay

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onde onde

after eating, the four of us split up, pollux, ling lee and i go to see Doreen play netball !

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doreen playing netball

some more pictures of us:

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the four of us reunite at Portland building again before taking a bus to somewhere near the train station. looh zhen and i get on the bus for free because we have no small change and the bus driver is too tired to bother.

i’m not going to write about how looh zhen panics when she is locked in the toilet, or how caro almost lost her phone, or how we took ages to figure out how to get to the netball court, or how we nearly miss the bus stop to the train station. i’m also not going to express about how stunned i feel when a guy stares right at me for five seconds straight without blinking, or how fun it is to share the malaysian food, or how i turn the iPod so loud to drown the dreadful noise in the train, or why i run to Weston hall.

what i’m going to tell you readers is the feeling of meeting people that we once share memories with is so powerful, so intense that it fills our heart with love and warmth. the feeling of knowing that though we’re far apart, we’re all connected in a huge circle that never ends….

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2 thoughts on “Nottingham

  1. sis says:

    i’ll help u blog about those stuff u did not write 😄 but i like ur last para! 😀

    Reply: hahaah. for most of the part you aren’t there le.

  2. stkyul says:

    swea…finally i knw wat is onde onde liao..i dn even knw tat thing called as onde onde cz i dislike to eat it so nvr pay attention to the name of the food..

    Reply: hahaha . i like it because it’s malaysian food!! 😀

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