“Hi Again Malaysia”, Episode 3- Pictures + ‘Jadi Cikgu Tak Standard??’

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As promised, here are the pictures of my last night in Brisbane, Australia.

OTW to Unildoge Brisbane, 7.30pm (30th November 2008)

My main luggage -32 kg

My main luggage -32 kg

Our West End house #1 -Memories remain-

Our West End house #1 -Memories remain-

Our West End house #2 -Gonna miss it so much!-

Our West End house #2 -Gonna miss it so much!-

Our luggage

Our luggage

Judy and us...

Judy (our Singaporean neighbour) and us...

In maxi cab otw to Unilodge

In maxi cab otw to Unilodge

Judy and the luggage

Judy and the luggage

Infront of Unilodge to be picked up by bus to Brisbane International Airport

Infront of Unilodge to be picked up by bus to Brisbane International Airport

Judy and The 7 Wonders, from left- Ponnie, Shah, Eqa, Jue, Judy, Nurul, Sal and Emy

Judy and The 7 Wonders, from left- Ponnie, Shah, Eqa, Jue, Judy, Nurul, Sal and Emy

BABAI JUDY…..

At Brisbane International Airport, before and after after check-in, 9.30pm (30th November 2008)

Have I mentioned that I needed to pay extra $48 for the excess baggage? Here’s the conversation with the lady at the check-in-counter.

The lady = No, it’s too heavy. You need to take something out from the bag. Otherwise you have to pay.

Emy        = It’s alright. I’ll pay.

The lady = But it’ll cost you $240 if you want to pay. It’s quite a lot.

Emy        = Owh.. okay… (Damn!! I’m so dead!) Erm, so I have to take something outta the bag and put in the hand luggage? (I mean, here? Now??)

The lady = Yeah, and it’ll cost you less. Look, you still have to pay, coz it’s too heavy, but it’s only $48. That’d be better choice.

Emy        = Okay then, I’ll pay $48

That’s the story bout my main luggage. I’ve actually already expected that I needed to pay for the extra kgs, but I didnt expect it would cost me $240. Hahaha. Thank God the lady was so nice and helped me to pay less.

Brisbane International Airport -International Departures-

Brisbane International Airport -International Departures-

My excess baggage b4 check in...

My excess baggage b4 checking in...

Friends and luggage..

Friends and luggage..

MH140, Kuala Lumpur -our flight-

MH140, Kuala Lumpur -our flight-

Me and Akran -2 org budal yg hampir2 kena byr $240 for extra kgs.. Haha!

Me and Akran -2 org budak yg hampir2 kena byr $240 for extra kgs.. Haha!

Salina Gedik and Emy Winchester

Salina Gedik and Emy Winchester

Me and Uni-Queensland friend, Raqim

Me and Uni-Queensland friend, Raqim

With Jo, our lecturer and coordinator...

With Jo, our lecturer and coordinator...

With Pakngah

With Pakngah

With 'kunun2 Raul', Ewan. Hahaha!

With 'kunun2 Raul', Ewan. Hahaha!

Finally, KLIA Malaysia.. 5.15am -local time- (1st December 2008)

Breakfast at KFC with my friends -Nasi Lemak Enak, Orange Juice- while waiting for my family.

KLIA -Jannah and Nurul (waiting for the next flight to Kota Baru and Bayan Lepas)

KLIA -Jannah and Nurul (waiting for the next flight to Kota Baru and Bayan Lepas)

Makan2...

Makan2...

Makan2 lagi...

Makan2 lagi...

Ponnie (background) and Emy (ngntok2 lagi..)

Ponnie (background) and Emy (ngntok2 lagi..)

Ponnie tgh argue ngn mak die psl parking.. Haha!

Ponnie tgh argue ngn mak die psl parking.. Haha!

Bosan, transferring songs and pictures to Sal's lappy.

Sal tgh tgu flight to KK, aku tgh bosan tgu family, transferring songs and pictures to Sal's lappy.

Incidents at MAS KARGO…

After my family arrived, we all went to MAS Kargo to pick my boxes that I shipped one week before. It was so annoying that we had to wait for hours in order to get it settled. I wasn’t used to the humidity yet since Aussie’s weather is dry (Haha!), so I hate when I was sweating like a pig. Pastu masa my sister and I nk gie toilet, kitorg terserempak ngan beberape org pakcik yg keje kat tempat kargo ni. Kitorg tanyer die, apesal lame gile ni and kitorg still x dpt brg kitorg lagi? Tau ape die ckp? “Ni tgh lunch hour ni, diorg gie makan. Kul 2 nnti bru balik.”

My jaws dropped!!! And I made a face like ‘WHAT THE HELL???’ Dier tatau ke lame giler org tgu kat luar ni? Tau la lunch hour, tp bnde2 shipping ni sumer start nk setelkan before lunch hour lagi, setelkan je la dulu. Tah pahape! And then, I remember… Owh, right! This is Malaysia… And I better get used to it.

And one more incident. The pakcik asked me, ‘Blajar kat mane?’. And then my sis answered him since I was too annoyed to respond, ‘Kat Australia. Bru balik ni.. Tu yg nk amek2 brg dier ni..’ The pakcik said, ‘Oo… Ni nnti nk keje ape ni?’ Since he was looking at me, so I answered him, short. ‘Cikgu’.

Again, the packik pissed me off again!! ‘La.. jdi cikgu je? Belajar tinggi2, carik la keje yg standard sket. Takkan nk jadi cikgu je…’ I actually wanted to answer him like this, ‘Wei pakcik. Pakcik ingt senang ke jdi cikgu?? Pakcik ingt senang ke nk ngajar? Pakcik ingt standard sgt ke org2 yg jdi engineers, doctor, lawyers sume tu? Klo kitorg cikgu yg xder standard ni x wujud, x yah ckp la engineer, doctor sume tu.. Diorg tu sume mimpi je la ni exist dlm dunia ni.’

But I didnt say it. Coz I still respect old citizen like him. I crossed my arms, and looked at him,

“Kitorg ni sume cikgu2 yg ade standard. Klo x, kerajaan x antar kitorg gie overseas.” It didn’t hit him that much I know, but I didnt wanna waste my time and energy to argue with people like this. He’s not up to my standard to argue with. Actually, he’s not even worth to be mentioned in my blog. But I’m mentioning this, coz it reminds me of something.

Back in Aussie, being a teacher is never an issue. When people asked us, what are we studying, and we said Primary Education, and they ‘ll be so excited and said, ‘Cool!! So, you’re becoming a teacher? Wow, that’s great! And bla bla bla..’ We (I particularly was) were proud and happy telling people that I’m gonna be a teacher, coz Aussie people really think it’s a noble job (infact it really is!). And they respect it. Like really respect it! But, here in my own country, things are the opposite. It’s not about the pakcik only, it’s the mentality of most of Malaysians. I’m wondering why is that happening.

Know what? Thank God I’m becoming a teacher. If not, I might probably be a narrow-minded person like that pakcik, and have such stupid and irrelevant opinion bout teachers. And also, probably be categorized as The Most ‘Kuno’ People in the World.

“Hi Again Malaysia”, Episode 2- Here I Am

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I’m back in Malaysia, already!

It wasn’t so emotional. I was sad to leave this country, leave my Brisbane’s life behind, but I didnt cry. And back home, I didnt wanna expect anything. We took lots of pictures, had one last look at the Brisbane City, Story Bridge, Brisbane River, Unilodge Brisbane, Hosaku, Nandos City, Myer, and everthing that had become part of our life here. If there were other options, I wanted to stay. Not that I hate going back to my own country, but I haven’t had enough fun here, yet. Sides, I am already into this place. The people, the places, the streets, the river, the culture, the music, the stores, the transportation, (Citycat!!!!!), the food (Omg! Easyway! I miss Easyway!!!), everything! Everything except for the weather. That’s the only thing I hate in Brisbane.

Being in Brisbane for almost 2 years, I learned a lot. Like a lot more than the word ‘a lot’ itself. You won’t know until you experience it yourself.

At KLIA, when I wanted to change my Aussie dollars to Malaysian Ringgit, I didnt know what to say to the lady at the counter. It was awkward. And I ended up giving those money to the lady and while saying, ‘Nah’ in a weird way. It felt weird to speak in Malay for this kinda business. Nurul and I giggled discreetly. Same thing happened when I wanted to order Nasi Lemak Enak at the KFC (I was quite surprised there was such thing in KFC, actually!). I think, I said the word Nasi Lemak in Bahasa Baku, instead of Nasik Lemak. I wouldnt realize I said the words like that if the people behind the counter didn’t look at me in a weird way. But, whatever.

And the last thing that I feel very annoying and uncomfortable, other people around me understand my conversation with my friends. No matter what language we use, English or Malay, people will understand. And that’s so so very annoying!

Say ‘I’m poyo’, judge me for saying this, (hell, I won’t care!), but really, it’s not easy to change all that to Malaysian tune again.

But, I’m happy that I can be with my family again! I can fight with my sisters, can play with my nephews and nieces, can watch football infront of TV every weekend! Those are the things that matter!!

‘BYE-BRISSY-PICTURES’ WILL BE UPLOADED SOON!!!!!

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Last but not least, aku still xder Malaysia punyer contact number. But since most of my friends bought CELCOM number at the airport yesterday, plus most of my family members are also using that line, I am actually planning to use it too! Babai Maxis!

Let’s Do Some Catchin-Up #5

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Our internet connection had been suspended for almost a week, or more. That’s why this blog hasn’t been updated till now since we’ve got back the connection.

As promised, here’s what has been happening for this past ‘internetless’ week.. Erm, gambar je la ek.. Mls nk type byk2.. Haha!

Shipping Stuff

The boxes had already been shipped to KLIA

The boxes had already been shipped to KLIA

Thank God, it’s only 67 kg. Phewww…

My Twilight Complete Series (love you Jacob Black!)

My Twilight Series

My Twilight Series

Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn

Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn

Haven’t finished reading the last book, Breaking Dawn yet. Planning to read it on the plane this Sunday. Speaking of this series, today is Twilight premier in Malaysia. Arghh!! X dapat tgk! Nyampah!

Gold-Coast and Sunshine Coast Road-Trip

At Malay Maharani Restaurant, Gold Coast

At Malay Maharani Restaurant, Gold Coast

Jue, Judy, Salina

Jue, Judy, Salina

Salina, Emy, Ponnie

Salina, Emy, Ponnie

Hard Rock Cafe, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast #1

Hard Rock Cafe, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast #1

Hard Rock Cafe, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast #2

Hard Rock Cafe, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast #2

Mount Cootha #1

Mount Cootha #1

Mount Cootha #2

Mount Cootha #2

On the way to Noosa beach

On the way to Noosa beach #1

The journey to the beach

On the way to Noosa beach #2

Dropped by at Original Eumundi Market

Dropped by at Original Eumundi Market

Obviously, he doesn't like summer.. Haha!

Obviously, he doesnt like summer!

Still at the market!

Still at the market!

At Noosa beach, picnic time!

At Noosa beach, picnic time!

Kat Noosa beach, kitorg x pki tdg. So, x byk gmbar yg bleh di-upload. But, seriously, I had real fun there! (The truth is, I spent my time sleeping on a mat wit Sal while the others were walking along the beach. Haha)

Horse-Riding!!!!!

On the way #1

On the way #1

On the way #2

On the way #2

On the way #3

On the way #3

On the way #4

On the way #4

Not that I didnt appreciate the view, but I was so sleepy!

Not that I didnt appreciate the view, but I was so sleepy!

Cool thing!

Cool thing!

The 'pelana'. Hahaha!

The'pelana'. Hahaha!

The 'cowgirl' who led our group!

The 'cowgirl' who led our group!

Nurul on the big-lazy Oscar! Hehe!

Nurul on the big-lazy Oscar! Hehe!

Stopped for a break at the river.

Stopped for a break at the river.

Jan (our lecturer) and I

Jan (our lecturer) and I

Lookin at pictures

Lookin at pictures

The legs in the cold water!! Hahaha!

The legs in the cold water!! Hahaha!

Made our own tea

Made our own tea

The hot homemade bread with maple syrup, strawberry and pineapple jam

The hot homemade bread with maple syrup, strawberry and pineapple jam

Chattin, Eating, Relaxing

Chattin, Eating, Relaxing

The helmets!

The helmets!

55! My helmet!

55! My helmet!

Ready for riding, again!

Ready for riding, again!

From left, Blaze (Eqa's), Nikki (my horse), Oscar (Nurul's), and Ruffles (Sal's)

From left, Blaze (Eqa's), NIKKI (my horse), Oscar (Nurul's), Ruffles (Sal's)

Owh, here she comes!

Owh, here she comes! 🙂

Such a good horse..

Such a good horse..

Nikki and Emy

Nikki and Emy

Gettin on her!

Gettin on her!

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Yeeha! 😀

Like a pro! Except for the 'peace' thing. Haha!

Like a pro! Except for the 'peace' thing

After gettin back to the stable, Nikki's spot

After gettin back to the stable, Nikki's spot

Back to the city!

Back to the city!

Packing-Updated

BYKnye brg!!!

BYKnye brg!!!

Things that I found during ‘packing and clearing’ process..

Taxi Umbrella Ad

Taxi Umbrella Ad

Gay Magazines that I got during Pride Parade. Haha!

Gay Magazines that I got during Pride Parade. Haha!

Big Gay Day wristbands

Big Gay Day wristbands

Scarf. Someone gave me this at the KLIA when I was 1st time flying here, but I never used it.

Scarf. Someone gave me this at the KLIA when I was 1st time flying here, but I never used it.

World Festival Pass (Dancer)

World Festival Pass (Dancer)

Alice in Wonderland Show

Alice in Wonderland Show

When 1st time getting a job as a cleaner for Absolute Domestic. Haha!

When 1st time getting a job as a cleaner for Absolute Domestic. Haha!

Buku Panduan untuk Pelajar ke Luar Negara (Time does fly!!)

Buku Panduan untuk Pelajar ke Luar Negara (Time does really fly!!)

The memory of O-Week for 2007 and 2008

The memory of O-Week for 2007 and 2008

Waaa…. Ahad ni dh balik Msia!!

“Hi Again Malaysia” , Episode 1- Packing

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I’m in the middle of packing right now.. In about couple weeks, I’m going home, back to Malaysia. Back to back to what I used to have, back to what I used to eat, back to some people that I can’t wait to meet and hug, to gossip with, and of course, back to being in the same country with some people I HATE!! Grrr…

But, that’s not the problem! (For now)

The problem is… I’ve just realized that I’ve had so much shit stuff with me. It’s almost 2 year-shits stuff! And I’m too lazy to pack all those right now.

See… The boxes that I’m gonna ship to Malaysia…

The Shit

The Boxes

Shit 1 -Quilts and Toys-

Box 1 -Quilts and Toys-

Box 2 -Books-

Box 2 -Books-

Box 3 -Sweaters and Winter Coats-

Box 3 -Sweaters and Winter Coats-

Box 4 -Printer and Souvenirs-

Box 4 -Printer and Souvenirs-

*I love my printer. That’s why I’m bringing it home with me.*

I really hope, all this is not more than 100 kg. Otherwise, somebody has to buy one of my kidneys with high price. (And I mean it.)

Hua9… I wanna go back, as much as I dont wanna go back!!!