Saturday, December 31, 2011

Snippets of 2011

I think almost everyone is writing about the new year.
It is now 12.14pm in UK which means it is 8.14pm in Malaysia.
In 3+ hrs time, Malaysians will be entering 2012 while I will still be in 2011.
And starting tomorrow, I have to start writing 2012 at the end of dates, instead of 2011.
And if anyone were to ask how old am I, I could not say 21 anymore *sigh*

How should I wrap my 2011?
Did I wrap my 2010? (Checking blog archive)
Oh, I did! I even titled it "Wrapping Up 2010" XD
Should I do the same with my 2011?

2011 witnessed me turning 21 (obviously).
I learnt that every year, there will be ups and downs so, there is no real purpose in me dwelling over the ups and downs of 2011.
Let me just highlight some of the events in 2011! :D

1) IKEA with Family
I started my 1st January 2011 with an outing to IKEA with family.
Comparatively, my 1st January 2010 was also with family, to Sunway Pyramid.
But my 1st January of 2012 will be here in Preston, thousands miles from family :(

IKEA with family; 01.01.11

2) Gombak Orang Asli Hospital Posting
In 2010, I went to Kuala Kubu Baru for my posting while in 2011, I went to Gombak Hospital for my it. This picture was taken by Tay.
Gombak Posting; taken on January 13th 2011

3) Malaysian Chinese Muslim Assc (MACMA) Selangor Youth Camp!
For the third year, I've been involved with organising a youth camp for a local, state level MACMA Youth Camp. This year around the camping was held in Hulu Langat and I brought 3 other IMU friends with me :)

MACMA Selangor Youth Camp; taken on 20th March 2011

4) Viva Palestina Malaysia Launching, January 22nd 2011
Thanks to Mr Allan, I managed to get two free seats to the grand launching ceremony of Viva Palestina Malaysia (VPM) in Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.

Youngest brother and me; January 22nd 2011

5) GAZA, WE CARE! 7th to 10th March 2011
This was my first and only big participation in ECA in IMU.
Together with an unbeatable team, we organised a pro-humanitarian campaign in IMU.

I will never be able to forget the challenges faced pre- , during, and post- this campaign.

Gaza, We Care! Opening Ceremony; March 7th 2011.

Gaza, We Care! Exhibits in IMU Atrium

6) My Surprise Birthday Party!

Well, this really was a surprise for me.
My brother quietly contacted almost all my friends to come and celebrate my birthday, which was held 4 days in advance (my birthday fell in the middle of the week).

With family; March 26 2011

7) IMU Ball April 2nd 2011

On April 2nd 2011, an IMU Ball was held in JWW Marriott Hotel, Bukit Bintang, KL.
With Dr Srikumar and Prof John Paul Judson and wife

8) Kenduri Rumah, July 2nd 2011

As to show gratitude for me being able to continue my studies in the UK, my brother managing to secure scholarship by Yayasan TM and some other reasons, my parents held a "kenduri" at home, inviting fellow neighbours and friend for a small feast.

Beloved mum, surrounded by her Marhaban friends.

9) Wall Climbing, July 19th 2011

In July 2011, I learnt how to climb a wall (this sounded so wrong).
And I hope I can go again when I got back to Malaysia :D

Me! July 17th 2011 at Putrajaya Challenge Park

10) Broga Hill, July 31st 2011
It was on the last day of Sya'ban that I went to Broga Hill with my two brothers and maid.
It was the last day of pre-Ramadhan.

My two knights

11) JPA Pre-departure Briefing, Putrajaya 02.08.11
The last day for me meeting my fellow JPA friends who all will be scattered throughout UK and Eire.

Hui Fong and Akmar; 02 Aug 2011

12) Ah Kiew's and August's Birthdays Celebration, Times Square
3rd August 2011

All girls; 03 Aug 2011

13) Bought a Macbook! Aug 19th, 2011
Yep yep...
No real picture for this one, but I spent RM 3369 to buy a Macbook Pro in Switch, Mines.

14) Me LEAVING MALAYSIA!!! 23rd August 2011

How else should I express this feeling?
I left Malaysia!!!!
This was the last day I get to see my family, and it was in KLIA.

15) Bowling in Preston, 22nd October 2011

Exactly two months after leaving Malaysia.

16) Dublin, 17th to 21st August 2011

And I flew to Dublin to meet dearest Ain!

In Howth, a fishing district. 18.12.2011

With Ain. In front of University College Dublin (obviously) 20.12.11

17) Muslim Students Winter Gathering (PMS) @Windermere, Lake District
21st to 24th December 2011

This is an annual gathering, which has been held since 1975 to gather Malaysian Muslim students all over UK during winter.

With new friends.

18) Boxing Day, Arndale Manchester 26 Dec 2011

19) London Trip! 27th to 29th Dec 2011

I ended my 2011 with a memorable 3 days 2 nights trip to London.
I may write about it in a different post, some other day.

What I can say about it is, I loved it!

With Leonardo DiCaprio! Heh... @Madame Tussauds, 28th Dec 2011.

Exhausted after being captured by Hulk :D @Madame Tussauds 28th Dec 2011

Big Ben! 29th Dec 2011

And let's welcome 2012, insyaAllah!

A year from now, let's see how will I wrap 2012 (if I am still given the opportunity to live, and to write :) )

-Because life is a test-


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