Friday

Routine is:

1. Reluctantly waking up at 6.30am (well 7.00 if you count the snooze) every morning for Subuh, only to find yourself longing for more comfort time underneath the thick blanket until it is already time for class.

2. Eating the same brand of cereal every morning while checking your email account and the timetable. Occasional panic occurs when you are late for lecture and you still have some documents to be printed out.

3. Walking along the same route that you've been using for the past three months to get to class while listening to your iPhone. What's on the playlist? Hundreds of unfamilar indie songs that really makes your mundane routine an interesting experience every time.

4. Looking for a random spot to sit at for the whole duration of the lecture. Depending on the lecture, sometimes there will be something on that piece of paper you wanted to write your lectures notes on. Sometimes there will be random words on it that do not make sense; which could only mean one thing -you're bored and not paying attention.

5. Going back home only to find yourself too tired and unmotivated to do extra reading or anything productive in general. Hunger leads you to scavenge through the almost empty fridge for lunch.

6. Going to bed at around 1.30am. While resting your head on the pillow, you do a little reflection on the events that took place today and wonder how you could make things better for the following day. You download an app to kill some time before dozing off, but you get hooked on the game and decided it is not yet time for sleep. The next thing you know, you're already back at number one.

But life isn't that boring all the time. Not everything is a mundane routine.

1. Sometimes you have friends who are awesome enough to come and visit you in Manchester to have a good time. This will mostly like mean a visit to the holy ground of Manchester football (hint: Old Trafford), the Piccadilly Gardens, Trafford Centre, a round of Laser Quest battle, and even Blackpool like last week. Then you'll take them to visit the pride of the people of Rusholme - the Curry Mile. Half chicken with rice at Zam Zam? Alright. Lamb ribs at Krunchy Fried Chicken? Hell yeah. Qabily Pillow at Afghan? Bring it on. Yeah, your wallet will probably shrink over time, but the good time you have is just priceless.

2. Sometimes your dream of watching live English football matches right before your eyes may come true. As you are seated at the lower tier of the stadium among other enthusiastic fans of the club, you begin to reflect upon those times back in Malaysia when you were just watching matches at mamak stalls or at the comfort of your living room. The feeling is way beyond compare. It gets even better when you're witnessing the demolition of Arsenal right before your eyes. The next thing you know, you're already joining the rest of the home crowd chanting "Go City Go City" all the way to the final blow of the whistle.

3. Sometimes when you make that extra effort for your International Politics tutorial presentation, you may get rewarded for your effort. "It was a really good presentation Alif" doesn't come around quite often these days, hence when it does happen, you can't help but smile all the way back home.

4. You'd be surprised at the prospect of making loads of new friends when you decide to do something different and get out of your comfort zone. Your voluntary work for UNICEF recently has really opened up a whole new horizon which honestly looked pretty bleak previously. And of course you can't curb your enthusiasm for tomorrow's Giving Aids A Face Fashion Show and the peace march called The Wave which will take place in London this Saturday:)

5. Also, sometimes your ears become over sensitive of the occasional knockings on the door. You feel anxious to answer the call, hoping that it's the postman delivering the items that you recently bought online. Oh what joy it brings when it arrives in such an immaculate condition, just like how you imagined it to be.

Like my man Mraz said, It's the little details in the fabric that you sometimes take for granted that actually makes your life colourful.

I'm loving it here in Manchester.
Like a not-so-wise drunken man I met on the bus en route to Piccadilly once said, "This is Manchestaaaaaah!!!"



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37 comments:

audrey lim chia tchi said...

"The feeling is way beyond compare. It gets even better when you're witnessing the demolition of Arsenal right before your eyes."

Don't wanna friend youuuuuuu anymoreee :P

蘋果 said...

wonderful..................................................

皮東 said...

你可以從外表的美來評論一朵花或一隻蝴蝶,但你不能這樣來評論一個人........................................

119 said...

thanks................................................

high said...

失去金錢的人,失去很多;失去朋友的人,失去更多;失去信心的人,失去所有。..................................................

家瑩 said...

I do like ur article~!!! ........................................

楊怡均 said...

快樂與滿足的秘訣,就在全心全意投注於現在的每一分,每一秒上..................................................

嘉容嘉容 said...

生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。......................................................

BurtonClary031 said...

thx rfor you sharing~~learn it by heart ........................................

IrmaOrbison said...

以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告。........................................

LoganO_Kellam1 said...

三分之一的人生,可以決定另外三分之二的人生!!共勉哦!

TracyM瑞尹 said...

想要推動天下,先要發動自己。.............................................

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淑奇淑奇 said...

一個人就像一個分數,他的實際才能是分子,他對自己的評價是分母。分母越大,則分數的價值越小。..................................................

子ChristiLavigne11善 said...

Well done!............................................................

SadeRa盈君iford0412 said...

無一事而不學,無一時而不學,無一處而不學。 ..................................................

MinB2139 said...

呵。。。。好可愛~~..................................................

LatoshaDelapena0209嘉瑜 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。..................................................................

貢慧 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。....................................................................

恩如 said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」......................................................................

靜宸靜宸 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

王名仁 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

JasonBirk佳琪 said...

Poverty is stranger to industry.............................................................

云依恩HFH謝鄭JTR安 said...

感謝予我如此動感的blog!..................................................................

郁雯郁雯 said...

寫文章需要心情~~期待你再一次的好文章............................................................

吳婷婷 said...

我們這一代最偉大的發現是,人類可以藉由改變心中的態度來改變人生。.......................................................

玉苓玉苓 said...

不錯的資訊~我會好好記下來!......................................................

said...

天氣涼了~要注意身體喔@~@............................................................

宜欣宜欣 said...

一個人的際遇在第一次總是最深刻的,有時候甚至會讓人的心變成永遠的絕緣。............................................................

RicoLisi0802志竹 said...

Look before you leap.................................................

林聿希林聿希林聿希 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

施以王雅玲音 said...

良言一句三冬暖,惡語傷人六月寒。......................................................................

周俊許佳蓉安 said...

人生就像一顆核桃,必須敲破它,才會顯出他的內容。......................................................

王辛江淑萍康 said...

這不過是滑一跤,並不是死掉而爬不起來了。..................................................

士文婷文婷松 said...

你不能決定生命的長度,但你可以控制它的寬度..................................................................

8468 said...

It is no use crying over spilt milk.......................................................................

王綺廖家堯廖家堯穎 said...

友誼能增進快樂,減少痛苦......................................................................