Saturday, May 2, 2015

Proof I don't have time

Need I say more?

I haven't read a book in... I can't even remember the last time I was holding one :'( it breaks my heart but I have promised myself to win this year's reading challenge no matter what!

People don't really understand when you tell them you don't have time, when you're working between two labs in two different faculties and working on your free time after that, you barely have time for food. True it's temporary but a strong kick is needed to finish this cursed masters that I am stuck in! Perseverance, tears and blood, that's the recipe for success. But if your time is organized well enough and you don't suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome like I do, you should be fine by reading 20-30 mn daily. I usually use those on Instagram lol.

So there it is, you narrow down your time schedule and put more effort, less luxuries and some sacrifices here and there and hopefully by the end of the day you will sleep with no regrets and by the end of the year the results will be as one has wished for... only hopefully.

To all the book lovers out there, you can do it! only if you want it badly enough then you can do it! so gambatte.

Time is money, no... time is life :)


Bukit Gambang Safari

Finally! I had the chance to visit the place I've been eager for months to visit: Bukit Gambang resort city, the safari more precisely. It was a very close experience with the animals that I enjoyed a lot. It was definitely worth the price.

Bukit Gambang is basically a whole city with different hotels and both a safari and a water park (separated) about 45mn away from Kuantan. The entrance prices are as follows:

adults : 68 RM (yup it's a lot) 
Kids: 48 RM

People with MyKad and senior citizens have a 40-50% discount 

We had a discount though because I was trying to convince the girl there that I was Malay somehow and she just cracked up laughing at my lame Bahasa Melayu (I tried though) and she ended up giving all of us the discount *proud face*

So once you get in, you have to go on those cute little buses (pay 1 RM per person for God knows what reason -_-) and you will pass each animals by and you may take a picture while doing so. The thing is, you get extremely close but the bus doesn't stay for too long because the animals might feel threatened and attack oh and did I mention you can open the windows? which I did until we got attacked by the naughty ostrich then once we reached the big cats lair they asked me to close it -_- I've never gotten this close to a big cat before, if only I could have touched them *spaces out*

Her highness

Eye candy! white lions <3

This babe was one of the reasons I came here! fascinating!

There are two parts of this safari, the first above where you go by bus and the second you can walk from gate to gate and enjoy close encounters with other animals such as birds and reptiles and even insects at some point :s I must say that my favourite part was the bird feeding! They all run away from you but once you show them the seeds they will cover you completely and even try to steal it, so cute :3

if u pass by here, run for your life! this guy is aggressive

you can touch it but be careful

Once you leave the 3 story building, you will be heading towards the farm where you'll see a traditional Malay wooden house with antique furniture inside and some farm animals around it that you can feed and play with.


There's another part of this safari called "Night safari" for 48RM from 6-9 p.m where you get to see nocturnal animals, I haven't been there just yet but I discovered that the animal I was looking forward to seeing was there and I felt a great disappointment, guessed it? yup it was the Black Panther :'( But I will come back for it someday!
Overall it was a great experience and a lot of fun, am grateful I had the chance to visit such a place. Plants and animals always bring me unconditional joy that lasts for a long time.

Hope I can visit more places like these~



of charities and roaming around

Greetings blogsphere creatures,

It has been a while and I have been so busy to the point I forgot, once again, that I have a blog which was one of my therapeutic remedies. I will try to write down more often since I never run out of ideas, only of time and oh time! if only one could buy time~

Thought I'd share some of the memories that I didn't get the time to share before. I've had the pleasure to visit a couple places around Kuantan area with my new friends and it has been amazing! I always wanted to discover this place that gave me constant nightmares and though I hate to admit it I must say, it's been growing on me slowly and am starting to like it... just a tiny little bit :3

I was honored to be part (a guest ) of a charity event targeting an Asli village somewhere near Jarantut and I must say it was heartwarming to use human hands to reach out to those who's hands are shorter, especially when it's kids, that smile and happiness of theirs was the best thing you could ever see in your life. If you're looking to rekindle the fire in your dying heart, this is the way to go.

Coincidence? I think not!

Taman Negara is on my list
they will photograph you when you eat Tempoyak coz they can't believe it xD

Even though I didn't participate in providing anything, just being there helping around was more than enough to live that joyful moment and discover that there is a group of human beings who are still living the old undeveloped life by choice. Eating from the forest around them, hunting and planting their own food, walking barefoot under the blazing sun... it really had me wondering why? why would they choose such a way of living? it was quite intriguing, I kept on walking around and observing them, if only I spoke the language I would have gotten some answers but the way they were looking at us, as if we came from a different planet was quite astonishing. I kept on roaming around the village just contemplating the wonders around me, it really makes you wonder about life. Am just glad I was part of this, I am truly grateful.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Thoughts [Poem of the week]

If I walk the noisy streets,
Or enter a many thronged church,
Or sit among the wild young generation,
I give way to my thoughts.

I say to myself: the years are fleeting,
And however many there seem to be,
We must all go under the eternal vault,
And someone's hour is already at hand.

When I look at a solitary oak
I think: the patriarch of the woods.
It will outlive my forgotten age
As it outlived that of my grandfathers'.
If I caress a young child,
Immediately I think: farewell!
I will yield my place to you,
For I must fade while your flower blooms. 

Each day, every hour
I habitually follow in my thoughts,
Trying to guess from their number
The year which brings my death.

And where will fate send death to me?
In battle, in my travels, or on the seas?
Or will the neighbouring valley
Receive my chilled ashes?
 And although to the senseless body
It is indifferent wherever it rots,
Yet close to my beloved countryside
I still would prefer to rest.

And let it be, beside the grave's vault
That young life forever will be playing,
And impartial, indifferent nature
Eternally be shining in beauty

Aleksandr Pushkin

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The clod and the pebble [Poem of the week]

"Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair."

So sung a little Clod of Clay
Trodden with the cattle's feet,
But a Pebble of the brook
Warbled out these metres meet:

"Love seeketh only self to please,
To bind another to its delight,
Joys in another's loss of ease,
And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite." 
William Blake - The clod and the pebble

Friday, February 6, 2015

A trip to Terengganu

I had the chance to visit the Kemaman mini zoo in Terengganu (I honestly thought I was still somewhere near Kuantan x3) until my friend asked me by the end of that day 

Friend :"what were you doing in Terengganu?" 
and I was like :"I was in Terengganu??!"

and everybody laughed and lived happily ever after :)

I have to say this is the cleanest most diversified zoo I have been to so far in Malaysia. it was simple and the animals were happy and most importantly the place was perfectly clean! it felt really good, like a natural garden unlike what I've seen in Zoo Negara which was 5 times more expensive and less exciting.

I saw some creatures I've never seen before like the bird of paradise (I don't remember the exact name) but it had the most beautiful feather I've ever seen <3 Couldn't get a closer shot to it though. Anyway, I also saw an elephant for the first time in my life and got very close to it but couldn't touch it :'( and they wouldn't let me feed it peanuts coz people love rules for no reason :/ it was not fun lol coz am known for feeding animals undercover especially when there's a sigh that says "do not feed" it makes me wanna do it even more!!! I can't help it:3

Show off! yet so beautiful <3

shake that feather!

This lovely pal said something to me before I go but I couldn't decipher it

Paradise bird eating papaya

His majesty the pitviper!!!

I have no idea what kind of reptile this one is :/

they also wouldn't let me ride on one of these... Naruto style x3
His other majesty the crocodile

Another majesty, the eagle! who was pissed at me for randomly waving a plastic bag at him

His other majesty the tiger! you get to walk on a bridge and have a look at him from top

the stinky animal which I don't remember the name... sorry pal

So close, yet so far

I also had the chance to visit the mini turtle sanctuary in Cherating called "pusat penerangan dan konservasi penyu" which was very small and the best largest awesome turtles I came specifically to see were mummified :'( but no one told me that of course -_-

The biggest turtle in there which happens to be very shy

The cutest thing you'll ever see :3

Her highness... quite spooky
Cherating beach
Another adventure to add to the list, which leaves only one thing to do in Kuantan... the most epic place left to discover: The Gambang Safari!!! Then I can peacefully say I have visited all the cool places in Kuantan :D 

Traveling and discovering new places/people/species has got to be the best thing anyone could do in their lives, it's worth trying at least once and be sure once you do it, you'll never settle for only once :p

I wonder where will fate take me next~

maa, jaa na~

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