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>Been away to KL for almost 2 weeks for my Advanced Diploma convocation. Should update my post bout the convo since everyone had post it but I seems so lazy to transfer all my photos to my laptop. Addition, my laptop hardisk is out of memory. Plan to buy new external hardisk but waiting for PC Fair that will be held soon in KK. Cant wait for that moment but my friend warned me that KK is totally different from KL PC Fair. I really want to see how much differences since I never went to PC Fair that held in my hometown.

Now back to my Scotland trip. I really far behind since all my friends who had been to UK had already post finish about their trip and I still posting about Scotland. Well, I don’t want to lost the memory that I had in Scotland with my friends. And posting in my blog is like writing diary.

18th August 2008

John O’ Groats

Past 2 days all the places we went was travelling by coach. This time, we had the opportunity to enjoy spectacular cruice. Yes, Cruise!!! Which means we were going out to the sea.

John O’ Groats Ferry. Well, it’s just a normal ferry. The wind is so strong. You can see from my hair 😛

John o’ Groats is a village in the Highland Council area of Scotland. It is popular with tourists because it is usually regarded as the most northerly settlement of mainland Great Britain. The actual location of the most northerly point, however, is at nearby Dunnet Head. The town takes its name from Jan de Groot, a Dutchman who obtained a grant for the ferry from the Scottish mainland to Orkney. [OK, well I copy this from Wikipedia. I like this website coz is like reference

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17th August 2008

Fort William – Inverness

Depart from Loch Lomond at 8.30 am to visit Nevis Range which offer unique mountain experience. We took gondolas which is the cable cars to altittude if 2150ft up Absorb Mor besides Ben Nevis.

Gondolas which took us to Nevis Range. Almost similar cable car to Genting Highland

View from Nevis Range. Feels like in heaven

After that, we depart to Glenfinnan. This is one of the destionation that I had been waiting for. This is because some scenes from Harry Potter films were shot here. I thought we gonna miss to see the trains pass by as we reach there around 3 pm and the train gonna passby at 3.15 pm. Luckily we manages to reach on time. I’d been searching all the places or building that Harry Potter were shot on but I only able to find 2. This is one of it.

On the way to Inverness, we stopby Urguhart Castle. There’s nothing much left of this castle. Though extensively ruined, it was in its day one of the largest strongholds of medieval Scotland, and remains an impressive structure. We unable to enter since it’s closed, so just took group photo of it.

We reach Inverness at evening. The night view at Inverness was totally awesome and spectacular.

>16th August 2008
Sheffield – Newcastle – Edinburgh – Loch Lomond

We depart from Charlotte Court at 12.30 am. While waiting for our couch, I just realized I forget to take the most important thing with me. So I had to run back again back to my flat to take it. On my way back to my flat, I was stopped by the hostel guard. He keep telling me go back to where we were stand juz now for our couch. I was like what happened. Then I just knew that our couch has arrived at last, Oh gosh! I had to run as fast as I can. Run like an ox. What had I forgotten by the way? Samsung MP3..Hehehe..Well, should understand that most of our time was spend inside the couch. I really need MP3 by my side.

Our first stop is Newcastle. We stopped by Newcastle Millenium Bridge at 3 am like that. My long time friend, YH Thong was studied there. Sad that till now we never met each other.

Newcastle Millenium Bridge behind me

At last, we reach Scotland around 7 am plus plus. It’s hard for me to explain all the places I been to coz I not really know what were they behind. I think pictures speaks more than thousand words, rite??
Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station

Palace of Hollyroodhouse . The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence in Scotland of Queen Elizabeth II
, who spends time at the Palace at the beginning of the summer.

This is one of the photo that I had been waiting for. A complete of AAC picture at Calton Hill

Edinburgh City

Our first hostel in Scotland, Loch Lomond Youth Hostel. This house retains many original features including a sweeping starcaise with vast stained glass window and ballroom.

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It’s been so long that I really didn’t create new post. Yes, there is moment where I went to my blog and read my friends and others blog but I really lazy to update mine. Ok, this time must upload new post about what happens recently. I had planned to create post about my past study in TAR college especially during Diploma time. Yeah, Diana gambate :P…

Leaving Sheffield
17th September 2008

This is the last day of my day in Charlotte Court, Sheffield. This is also the last day for my last paper, BSMA. I’m not really confident with this paper but I really wish I can pass. Don’t talk about exam. Just forget bout it. Well, what we do since is the last day. We went to have our lunch at Noddle Inn. Yup, Noddle Inn again coz all of us really miss chinese cruisine. It’s been my 3rd time to have my meals at there. After that, went back to Charlotte Court to pack all my things. Always last minute one. I haven’t pack anything yet coz busy with study for my exam. So at that moment, I packed my things like hell. This throw, that throw. I even didn’t manage to pack tidy my things inside my luggage. Just simply throw inside. This is the 2nd time already rushing to pack my things. 1st time was during my stay in KL, going to UK soon and I packed my things till 6 am and I haven’t packed finish yet. I never thought I will repeat the same things. Before we leave, some of my friends came to our flat and said goodbye to us. It’s so touching! Especially to Ai Wei where she can’t came down to meet me (It’s ok, I understand) and Kai Xin. So glad that you came.

Not forgeting, million thanks to Veronica, June, Liong Sung, Yong Siang, Hong Jun and Lee Chiat for sending us to the bus station and help us carry our heavy bag. Thanks a lots.

Lastly, flat 43 resident.
From left: Felicia, Hui Xiang, me, Sin Liang (behind)
Tsun Hin and Liong Sung (front)

Felicia, Hui Xiang and Tsun Hin is going to Europe trip with me while Sin Liang will continue stay in UK for 2 years with her sister. Liong Sung is backpacking by himself. Wish you all da best in ur trip and don’t missing ooo.,..Hahahahaha...

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Less than 3 days I’m about to leave Charlotte Court, leave Sheffield and most probably gonna leave my room.. I’m going to Europe for 20 days and I think will not be around to post anything at that moment. The most important thing is I’m going back to Malaysia.. I can’t wait for this days. From my expression, you will realize that I’m really really really miss Malaysia. Yes, you’re right! I think I not suit to study overseas but I’m proud that I able to fulfill my mom wish as she really hopes her daughter and son will able to further studies overseas. Anyway, I really enjoy my life over here although there are some bad memories left behind. Neh!! Let’s forget bout that things as there still many sweet and wonderful things wait for me..

Exam is around the corner…*Ooopss* Exam is tomorrow. I’m almost finish with my revision but feels like no confident. Worry? Scare? Nervous? I don’t feel so..Kind weird as everytime exam I will damn nervous.. Maybe my mind keep thinking “goin back, goin back” Hahahaha…

Best of luck to all my SHU friends and not forget to all my TARCian friends back in Malaysia for exams!!

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Happy Birthday to two lovely, adorable and nicest gals, Wei Pei and Wei Yien. Both Wei leh! Hehehe.. What such an unforgetable moments to celebrate birthday at overseas..So unlucky my birthday wasn’t within the period we stayed in UK.
3 cakes were being made especially for them. Chocolate butter cake from Xue Wen, Tiramisu from Tracey and 1 lovely Mark Spenser’s cake purposely bought from someone special to Wei Yien. Hehehe..

Wei Yien in red and Wei Pei in blue with 3 birthday cakes


Gals power!!

Let’s rock the house!!
Suddenly feel like want to create this post when I view those UK photos.

>“What an adventurous experience!”

That is what I can described about my trip to Birmingham. Our road trip is successfully being well planned. We had been to the destination that we planned it before. Thanks to our driver, Adam and his assistance, Liong Sung, with the help of his GPS and lastly, Tsun Hin for his “speed” drive. Hahahaha.. Well, not forgetting to the organiser, Ai Wei for planning this trip. I really enjoy this trip although most of the time I sleep inside the car.
At last, I had experienced at least one time for the road trip in UK. I wish to join for second time but I know it is impossible as this moment, we are rushing for our non-stop assignments and exam is coming. Anyway, really enjoy and having so much fun with u all..


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  • ken: >so cool ah the miniature world.. gotta admire the precision and accuracy of the structures :)
  • Diana Diane Teo: >CathJ and ladymariah - Thanks so much! =)
  • Diana Diane Teo: >Armstrong - Although quite sad because it comes to the end, but I am quite happy to see it ends with good ending. :)Sailor - Thanks for the compli