Sunday, August 25, 2019

AQIQAH EVENT ONE SATURDAY AFTERNOON


24th AUGUST 2019 ~ I was invited by ex-students of SMK Taman Universiti, Mr. Hafizuddin Abd. Wahid [SPM batch 2004] and his younger brother, Mr. Syarifuddin Abd. Wahid [SPM batch 2010], to an aqiqah event. It was held at their parents' house in Taman Universiti and the aqiqah was for Mr. Hafizuddin's third child.


I arrived there at 3.00 p.m. and there were not many people, just an ex-student, Ms. Yanie Zin [and this was her FB's name] with her husband and kids.



I have to thanks both the siblings for their kind thoughts of inviting me over. I hope there will be more chances to attend similar events, or any other occasions, in the future at their place.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

AN IMPROMPTU HOUSE VISIT IN SEREMBAN

a vegetables hydroponic project
23rd AUGUST 2019 ~ After the visiting session at Sungai Rambai, Melaka, I realized I still had some time but did not know what to do or where to go. Hence, a decision was made to drive to Vision Homes in Seremban for an impromptu house visit. I knew I would not be turned away when I contacted Puan Sakinah Mohd. Ismail, a friend of UPM TESL class of 1993 as well a 4th collegian mate.




Despite the fact that it was an unplanned visit, I was still served with home cooked food fresh from the pot and pan, and the vegetables harvested from the hydroponic kit outside.








Thanks Puan Sakinah and the husband for the hospitality even though only a short notice was given beforehand. It was just a short stay and I immediately drove home to JB right after, something I myself couldn't believe I was doing as I had been on the road since 7.00 a.m. It was a weekend well spent.

Friday, August 23, 2019

VISITING AN EX-CLASSMATE AT SUNGAI RAMBAI, MELAKA


A date was set with my two ex-classmates of Budiman SMS Muar Class of 1986, Dr. Mohd. Som Seeron and Ar. Dr. Abdul Razak Sapian to visit another ex-classmate, Puan Halijah Othman. We met at her house in Sungai Rambai, Melaka.



We were there to offer our condolences to the family on the passing of Puan Halijah's husband last Sunday. We could not come and visit on the day itself so we decided to pay her a visit today instead.

It is always a pleasure to get to meet people whom you grew up with once but it is not easy to do that nowadays due to work and family commitment.



Let's all pray for the soul of Mohd. Fadzeli bin Mazelan to be placed among the believers and pious ones. As for our friend, we hope that she will gain her strength to move on slowly after this even though it might be tough, but we have confidence in her.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

ARRIVING AT AND LEAVING BUSAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT


Busan International Airport that greeted me when I landed in Busan on 22nd March 2019 and bade me farewell when I left the city on three days later.




One thing I like about this airport is that there is a train station right outside the building that takes you straight to the city centre. You still have to change trains at different stations, depending on where you want to go. If you a budget traveler, this should be one of the best options available.






















There was this small area where a mini exhibition of Korean culture was held.


The airport was small actually but still accommodating. Guess people still prefer Seoul to Busan for the time being.

This should be my very last post of my trip to Busan which happened 5 months ago. Finally!




Wednesday, August 21, 2019

BUSINESS HOTEL BUSAN STATION IN BUSAN


I stayed in Business Hotel Busan Station when I was in Busan from 22nd to 25th March 2019. The place in near to both Busan Metro Station and Busan Train Station.


What I liked about the hotel?

[1] The room was equipped with a personal computer with internet access. A desktop and a real monitor!
[2] It was near to the metro station so I could basically moved around the city easily.
[3] Free flow of coffee from a coffee machine which ground coffee beans, any time and as frequent as my heart desired.


What I did not like about the hotel?

[1] The person at the counter did not accept credit card payment when I arrived. Consequently, I had less money to spend and that made me worried. And that was all.


















They also prepared simple breakfast of bread/toast with butter and jam. And coffee, of course.











If I were to get back to Busan one day, I would sure stay at this place again.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

STOPPING BY AT BUSAN TRAIN STATION


I was not taking the real train when I was in Busan but Busan Station was very near to my hotel so I could just stop by a few times.


How would I describe the station in three words? Spacious, modern and clean.




The station is a terminal for the KTX line train that connects Busan to Seoul which takes 3 hours of traveling on rail.






















I would love to travel by train in Korea (minus all the zombies). One fine day, maybe...