Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lake District trip

I'm pretty lazy to write a decent entry on my Lake District trip. So here goes...(warning: lots of pictures in this entry...so if ur broadband is slow, please be patient to let it finish loading)

To go on a trip, we must get the right people.

So, first, let me introduce the group leader and driver of the trip...Melvin!

and also our cheeky photographer!

Stephanie the other photographer...

who tries to act professional

Tze Way and I are the not-so-important members in the trip but try to gain attention once in a while by doing some silly acts like this:

the rabbit and the dog

Last but not least...

Mei Shun! Melvin's gf

Armed with a Nikon D70 and Canon (dunno what model) SLR cameras, the photos were very well taken.

First day we were at Aira Falls:

there's constantly a rainbow at the waterfalls if the sunlight shines through...nice

and we were at Ulswater where I learned to make many ripples by using one stone only

and we had BBQ in an unknown carpark coz we were too hungry and the sky was turning dark!
we couldn't care much about slugs and burnt food coz we were too hungry!

Second day, we climbed Cat Bells

We climbed and climbed..

halfway through Steph scratched herself
not serious though

and we stopped and rest many times...

we thought we had finally reached the highest peak...

But then we realised...

there was still much distance to walk!
haiyo! Haha (I like this pic very much. I think it's very artistically taken. That's me, TW and Steph walking)

That night we stayed at a rather dodgy bunk house (as quoted from Steph and Mei Shun) but which I thought was quite ok as it has all the basic facilities. You can't expect much from a 8 pounds-per-night bunk house right?

the door was supposed to be opened using a code but when we stayed there, the door couldn't be locked at all. But it was pretty safe

14 beds in a room

The next day was pretty wasted as we stopped at Bowness for a while and walked around the town a bit.
there were many people around as it was the bank holiday

ah well...the day wasn't that wasted after all coz we fed some hungry ducks and swans

Overall the trip was quite relaxing and cheap. We spent a total of 57 pounds altogether for the 3 days 2 nights trip which included transport and accomodation.

I think the trip was good except that we could have gone to more places rather than just spending one whole afternoon at Cat Bells. But anyway, I still have lots of time in UK to explore these places.

I shall end this post with some photos:

I like this pic. Thanks to Melvin for taking this pic

I used sundews to write my name on my jumper

nice scenery

me and TW

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


currently reading this book:

'I kissed dating goodbye' - Joshua Harris

I've read 1/3 of the book and it's given me insights on certain things to ponder on.


on another note, I was looking through all my past blog entries and realised that my blogging style has kinda changed over the past one year. I think I used to blog to grab people's attention. But now, dunno, maybe I still do but it's more on updating my family and friends back home on my life in Leeds.


my Royal Mail interview:

Many people hv told me that UK job interview is different from M'sia. And yea, it is, esp for big and prestigious companies.

I was asked to give many examples and experiences where I was in a team, working alone, safekeeping valuables (such as confidential documents, cash etc), meeting deadlines (how I manage to meet them and when I realise that I can't meet them what do I do), times when I've made someone upset and how I deal with it...many more.

the whole interview lasted almost 30 min. The interviewer was friendly and as we stood on the stairs overlooking the whole Royal Mail mail sorting 'factory', he explained some of the duties of the people working.

If I got the job, the working hours are mon-fri/sat, 4 hours per day, starting either at 4.30pm or 6pm. The manager wasn't sure of the pay but said it is around 150 pounds per week on a 20-hour contract (that's quite a lot!).

By next week I would know the result of the interview. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Monday, August 06, 2007

"If you ask God for courage, God doesn't give you courage.
But He gives you opportunities to be courageous."

If you ask Him to make you patient, He gives you opportunities to train you to be patient"

and for some people, when they prayed for a closer family, God doesn't give just like that but He gives opportunities to make them closer."

- taken from the movie 'Evan Almighty'

This is a reminder of the many times God has given me opportunities to answer my prayers but I never realised it.

And yet I still blame God for not answering my prayers