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8:11 pm
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mixed feelings.
everyone is leaving me first :(
worst luck this year
6:01 pm
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i always thought i was a pretty lucky girl. every year i have my ups and downs, but mostly ups and rarely any downs.

this year... has got to be my unluckiest year.
saman, fines, broken blender,  spoiled computer, arguments, things that generally doesn't make sense and just plain unluckiness.

the accommodation i applied for suddenly decided to have a massive discount on their rental.

pfffffffft.... wat the heck indeed

things could have been a lot worse i guess. like how i amazingly don't get into accidents even though i'll be yawning away at the wheel. or perhaps not passing EOS 5, not getting into my top 3 unis, stricken with a chronic illness (lol.. it's debatable since i get sick so often), not having healthy family+friends.

but i really hate this feeling- that i got sucker punched in the stomach by fate.
very the lazy
10:26 am
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my cycling chronicles. extremely overdued post.

On such a nice fine day, I decided that I have to learn how to cycle. I'm too old to not know how to cycle. So, with this determination and will, I went to Taman Pertanian Malaysia at Bukit Cahaya, Shah Alam with friends to rent a bike and CYCLE. by hook or by crook.
The first hour was painful. I kept stopping. Any movement I made was because I walked and not because my feet were on the pedals. 2nd hour; there were occasional glorious moments where both my feet were off the ground and on the pedals. but very very short lived. Soon after both feet were on the bike, I'll be swaying like crazy and soon have to stop. And finally, I got the hang of pedalling and balancing. Then I was banging into trees and falling into mud.
But I managed to cycle!!!!!
This was my reward:

few days later it turned even more awesome:

now its' mostly fading so I went back to get more today. ahahahha. Got a new one on my left thigh. But today I managed to cycle a further distance. I'm still a newbie (fell off my bike twice) where starting off is still difficult for me. I'm sure I can get the hang of it soon and i'll be cycling around UK!! 

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8:26 pm
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time is passing pretty quick. weeks past just like that.
I've finally managed to submit my visa application. a bit of hiccup with the application but hopefully everything will be ok (the dumb "check your application status" online has been showing the same message for the past 3 working days. it states that my application will be processed and my application was sent to the british embassy on __(blank)___.  i wonder if they are lazy to update the information or they are really that slow. the friggin embassy is just down the same road for heaven's sake.)

last week i also managed to go cycling with the regular imu bunch. well... not that i went cycling. more like walking/falling with the bike. i got some pretty decent sized bruises on both legs- a huge blue/purple/yellow-green one covering my left knee with smaller bruises dotted around it; 2 huge yellowish ones on the shin of my right leg (these 2 are the most painful ones when pressed. the more docile looking bruises hurt more... hmmmm) and 3 freaking humongous blue blacks on the calf of my right leg. and probably 2 bruises on each butt cheek. can't really check since i can't look at my own ass XD + 1 blister conveniently located between my thumb and 2nd finger. pictures shall be displayed soon. hahahhhaa. i look like some child abuse victim if i walk the streets in shorts.
well... all those damage wasn't for nothing. i managed to cycle a fair bit just before we returned the bikes. a little unsteady and still unable to turn. but hey... at least i managed to hv some wind in my hair that day.

then i've also started packing. packing for holidays are fun. packing to go away for 1 year isn't. everything you dump in must be given thought to. + i'm travelling with a budget airline. they are pretty strict with the check-in luggage weight. i'm hoping that my weighing scale and their weighing scale will tally. as for hand luggage, airasia isn't that strict on the size and weight of the luggage (although it also depends on the officer in charge that day) so i'm not to worried about the kl-> london flight. I'm more worried about the london-> edin flight. Cause I'm flying with easyjet (another low cost carrier), they have implicitly stated that they will only allow 1 handluggage for all passengers with strict size requirements. even laptop bags/handbags are counted as 1 handluggage. so my handluggage will have all my precious electronics
right now, i've dumped in my formal clothings, foodstuff (lol. instant curry. ahahhaahhahaa), notes (friggin 4kg there. might have to leave more notes behind. maybe i'll take out all of mala maung's and some of vijay singh's notes XD) shoes, my brother's stuff (hmph. this must have took up about 4 kgs too), toiletries, misc stuff and it all adds up to 18 kg. i have yet to add in more everyday clothing (ughhh... still got 2 jeans and quite a few tops to stuff in)+ handbag. might have to transfer stuff into the handluggage.
my handluggage leh.... will be packed at the last minute.

hopefully everything would be ok. i'm really excited and yet really scared too. and the people at leeds really are slacking. they still haven't send us any student id nor any details about the course, payment details, etc.
my parents summore will be going away to melbourne this sunday. once they come back to m'sia, 7 days later, i'll hv to be at the lcct. time passes really really fast.

hey. it's august!
7:01 pm
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august!!! THE 3RD OF AUGUST!

exactly 30 days from this date, i'll be on an airasia plane over some sea, with 4 more hours to touchdown. Probably sleeping or going crazy from boredom.

visa documents are finally coming together. Just need to collect a few more documents and i'm done! Tomorrow is my date with the visa office.  Hopefully everything will go well and i'll get my visa next week :D

Watched Inception with yeen and kaye too. Finally. after so many postpones. Inception... is really really good. The pace of the movie is very fast, not draggy at all. The concept is very interesting so it makes you want to know more, to figure out the mystery and pseudo science behind it. The acting was brilliant. I especially liked Marion Cotillard who played Mal. She played the crazy suicidal wife. And Arthur! darn. they made him look really cool here. So diff when he played the alien in 3rd rock from the sun.
There are various theories about the storyline of Inception. I didn't even know there was so much depth in the whole story. I'm one of the masses who chose the easy plotline to understand. No idea how some people can think it to so much depth. And their theory fits too! Christopher Nolan is a genius. And I guess it shows how much thought he put into the whole story. Every little detail has it's own meaning. It's appropriate that the entire story actually took 10+ years to write.

I won't mind watching it again. It's at the same level or better than A Beautiful Mind.