I couldn't have described the feelings of being free again. Free from exams of course. Alhamdulillah, I have made it through this far for my final year. Semester 1 is now officially over, words could not describe the feeling i have inside me now. Hanya Tuhan dan diri sendiri je yang tahu perasaan itu. Yela, i must say that first semester is not the best period out of the two semesters. Trust me. Syiok-syiok balik Malaysia for summer holiday (2-3 months), bila kene balik UK rasa perit semacam tinggalkan keluarga dan 'kepanasan' negara tercinta. Then with the bad weather, rainy Southampton, dry skin problems, asthma and trying to coop with the final year projects and group members, and don't get me started with the 'homesick' ness. :( I think i had too much on my plate.
By the way, Alhamdulillah again, a new semester means that I don't have to bother with the subjects which have been thought for the last semester. I just now need to concentrate with another 3 new subjects (Theory of elasticity, Advanced electrical systems, automotive propulsion) plus the other 2 group projects carry forward from the last semester. I just can't wait to experience what second semester can offer me. Plus, its getting warmer and the sun will rise early morning in just a month time. Jacket nipis-nipis pun sudah menanti untuk dipakai :)
On the other hand, I have 6 days left before the the University re-opens for second semester. The examination week is still on, cumanya i habis exam awal, dapatlah ronggeng lama sikit ;p. I started my 6 days post-exam fever by watching Glee back-to-back. Its the new 'hit' American musical comedy-drama series which sounds like 'High school musical'. But i think Glee is far better than the High school musical kot in a sense that it's like you watching a really good drama, but with a pinch of musical here and there. The singing part is what you'll get excited with for which featured songs from Beyonce, Destiny's Child and Rihanna. Happening jugak la sebab rasanya i had too much of Desperate Housewives, Gossip Girl and Heroes where basically view people with gun, or sci-fi or lawyers running around. I am half-way through watching the 1st season of Glee. Memang terbaik and sangat kelakar :). My favourite part was when one of the character, Kurt (a gay male soprano - small built and short) got to be the kicker for the school's football team and won the coach's heart after a successful try-out using Beyonce's single ladies song! Comel sangat ;p
As for my birthday celebration, I tried to just have a small celebration with my other half. Nothing fancy sebab bila umur dah mencecah 25 tahun, it should not be published out loud kan? Segan hanya pada nombor, tapi hati dan perwatakan dan 'body' masih macam 20 tahun. Kahkah. Itu lah untungnya orang Asian, petite dan kulit cantik. Bila bandingkan diri dengan classmate yang baru 21-22 tahun, tapi muka dah macam 30-an, memang rasa syukur sangat-sangat. Jangan terpengaruh dengan kecantikan orang asing, sebab rambut diorang kering berketak dan kulit tak selembut kulit orang asia. Trust me!
So, for my birthday celebration, we choose 'The Number One Cafe' which located just 5 minutes walk from Alan's White City, London house. They said that it's 'London's best kept secret' reason being since the place offers variety and yummylicious Thailand and Malaysian cuisines, but not all knew about the place. Kahkah. Sedap sangat sampai kene keep it secret.
My verdict on location, interior design and the food - the cafe is easy to find and located on a quiet road suitable for people to enjoy the food, the place is a bit so-so sebab the deco was outdated and tak nampak ke'Thailand'an nya, while for the food, two thumbs up from me! We had the finger-food like spring roll, prawn sesame bread as a starter and as for the main we had a soup with the seafood (tomyam-like) and i forgot the name sebab namanya in Thai, together with sweet and sour black pomfret. The depth of the flavor is so wonderful and despite the antiques of the place, everything was nice. Harga memang sesuai untuk student! :)
The number one cafe Dalgarno Gardens, London.
Peminat setia black pomfret :)
As always, showing my happy and excited face in the picture ;p
White rice and seafood tomyam-like soup
Black Pomfret (ikan bawal kan?)
Spot one of the birthday gifts from Alan? :)
And yeah, a little something for myself a pink Longchamp in long handle and large size! Suka sangattttt :)
Thanks to Alan for the treat and the never-ending supports. Love you to bits and pieces thanks for being my 'number one' fan, hihii ;p Enjoy the rest of the day ladies and do wait for updates from TISF and FF :)
p/s: Jangan lupa juga enjoy tengok Glee! :)
p/s/s: Baru sedar pink Longchamp akan cepat kotor. Sayangnya! Adakah ianya pun memerlukan base shaper? Rasa macam jadi bentuk pelik setelah bubuh barang ;p