Monday, 3 June 2013

So.. How Have You Been? On Geneva, London, Bali, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Dubai

Assalam...

I promised that I would start re-updating this space, right? Truthfully speaking, I have not found a full inclination toward doing so. But I try. Alasan saya? I haven't found my lost blogging mojo! Yes, superficial reason, but a valid nonetheless.

So many things I'd like to update actually, to cover the the year-or-so that I have left this space stalled. Main reason being, I was too busy with work especially, to find enough time to sit down and think of what I want to ramble about at that moment of time.

In the time that I stopped chronicling my journey in the UK, slightly over a month after that in late October 2011, I went to Europe again for a work trip. This time it was off to Geneva and London, again. Had a great time, felt very privileged to be able to go, and shopped till I drop!

Here are some snapshots from that trip in Switzerland and London:


Had the honour of dining and meeting the former Prime Minister, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi when we had dinner at the Malaysian Consulate. It was the middle of autumn, it was cold at times but Geneva's beautiful.

After we were done in Geneva, flew to London for another assignment. Had great fun with colleagues and my boss, and reconnected with the city I left a few weeks before that and I consider homely.





 That was in October till early November.

After that, was caught up again with work, and I started to handle so many things at work. Loved it though cause I felt challenged and I know I was honing on my talents.

Come the new year 2012, work was still something that kept me busy. But early February, I managed to go for a long weekend trip to Bali with my friend Shahida. It was supposed to be a GF trip, but Shireen and Shakie had to cancel going at the last minute. But we still had fun though!








 Throughout the year, I was involved in various tasks at the office. Life was pretty hectic. I was in a relationship. I don't want to write much on that, nor can I recall what else was I involved in at work and outside of it. Alhamdulillah, life was good. Don't get me wrong, it still is. It's just that things have changed considerably since then.

The big trip for 2012 for me, in addition to Bali, was Australia in November. Went to Sydney for a few days, then I flew to Adelaide to visit an old friend, flew to Melbourne and then back to Sydney. I was traveling alone for the first Sydney and Adelaide leg of the trip, then with someone in Melbourne and back in Sydney.

Here are just some snapshots of the trip:




 All of the above: in Sydney.

 With Carol and her hubby Jeff in Harndoff on Adelaide Hills.
 Adelaide

 Melbourne

 Back in Sydney. Hard Rock Cafe, tempat wajib pegi no matter where I go. No, not everything in those bags was for us. We received many requests from friends asking us to buy this and that over there.
 Aiya... gambar senget! How to straighten it?

 One of my lifelong dreams come true: being with koala and feeding the kangaru
 Cute penguins!

 Blue Mountains in Sydney. But it was extremely foggy so we couldn't see the Three Sisters at all!

Anyways, that was in November.

Alhamdulillah, come December pulak, I was assigned to be with the Malaysian delegation to Dubai pulak for another international ITU event.






 Alhamdulillahh... Ada rezeki naik Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure in the world. But if you're gayat, jangan la naik ok? :)
 Like seriously, how to rotate the photos? See? I haven't been blogging for too long, now that they're sort of using the new format, I have no clue how to deal with this small matter!

  That's about it what I've been up to, travel-wise, during the 1-year odd that I haven't updated this space.

Will fill it up some more Insya-Allah..

See ya!


2 comments:

  1. Hi Ray! Wow lots of travelling! Don't spend much time at your new home then :)

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    1. Salam Liyana..

      Ehh no lah.. That was just a recap of the trips I did from end of 2011 till 2012. Other than that, life as usual la.. Work, family, gym, problems, etc...

      Depressed sikit coz this year I don;t have any travel plan, so just focus on jalan-jalan coti-coti Kenali Malaysia Cintai Malaysia je la hahaha...

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