Friday, December 31, 2010

End of 2010...

Nad n baby Yusuf

they smile

menu of the day

Alluring heh

Cute face

Hafiz n Ukyle

The happy faces

Zali & sons

The main menu

Farewell event
Alhamdulillah the event went very well…
Zalisham will go back for Good after completing his journey as PhD candidate!
Alhamdulillah and congratulation for him & the family as well
We had a great menu by ninie’s and the other family
So many foods, deserts and people!
A small token of appreciation for Zali & family.
Please enjoy some of the pictures!
So long and farewell…
Thanks guys for your support!

Mr Afiq from Durham

happy faces

with hafiz

Nice view

Again with scenic view

Pre Boxing Day
It was the day Afiq came to Plymouth from Durham.
Durham? It might wonder you where it is and how to pronounce it right?
Durham located up to the midland (Near Newcastle)
I promised Afiq to bring him to the local best Fish & Chips. It’s worth of your money to enjoy the crispy battered fish! Fresh and yummilicious!
We went for Buffet Like a King in La Tasca. Imagine with only GBP10 you can eat everything. Well specifically we can only eat the salads and seafood. (Squid, prawn, potatoes) But it’s still good though.
The cozy and Spanish style restaurant made our day!
The pre Boxing day event: we went to Clark Village Somerset. I would say the location is in the middle of Exeter and Bristol. It took us roughly 2 hours from Plymouth.
Shopping spree?
Yes indeed!
Not buying much as I would safe my money for other occasion soon.
The road was super slippery due to the melted snow.
The scenery was fantastic with pristine snow everywhere! I couldn’t resist my eyes to enjoy the view!
No doubt that the “fun bit” was only for a short while…
Once it starts to melt… It might ruin your mood and of course the scenery :D Try it!!!

At Jamie's Italian Westfield

The meat wine & Co

Long Queue

Too much!!!

Bicester Village,Oxford

its not mine

Boxing Day
Aha this time, we have decided to enjoy our Boxing day in London:The City of fashion.
As I have said in my previous post, I will always enjoy my day in London.
Our journey of boxing day started by paying almost GBP20 for the London black Cab from Bayswater to Picaddilly Circus.
We had to queue to enter Prada boutique. Super long queue in front of Gucci as well…
No queue for DKNY…
No sale for Burberry on the 26th!
Lunch/Dinner/Supper : All in one in Noodle Oodle for nasi itik n dumplings. Oh it’s a Chinese halal restaurant in Bayswater. You should give a try if you come here
The mission to conquer the Harrods on 27th!
We park our car really near the Harrods Building! Cost us likely GBP28.00! hahahahahahah!
Super shopping in Harrods: Please note that some of the item I bought for a friend of mine. :P
What can I say about the harrods??
It’s a big mall with so many branded items from the cheapest up to the most expensive one! Goodies, perfume, foods, etc.
Oh by the way, I have met so many Malaysian in Harrods, restaurant and any shop that I went. Meaning that Malaysian will be everywhere!!! Who said Our people can’t afford to spend their money in Uk??? Sapa?? I reckon that Malaysian spent for a bargain price!!!
The next part, we spent our quality time in Westfield. It is known as the largest shopping mall in Europe! Well not so bad!!! I like the facts that it have more designer boutique compared to us in Malaysia. And, the fact that the items are much cheaper in here… tabik!!!!
Grab something for myself. Enjoy the pictures!
Dinner: This time we went to Jamie’s Italian restaurant..
Yes JAMIE OLIVER restaurant!
We have to wait for about 15 minutes to be served. Sadly, the waiter told us that most of seafood was not available due to out of stock. The popular dish in the resto was out of stock too. Oh it spoil the mood!
Oho… It gave us no choice rather than went out and thank you to JAMIE OLIVER ITALIAN! [FULLSTOP]. What a pity of us!
Luckily, I have made some homework before I came. I have proposed them to go to The Meat, Wine & Co. It’s the African western style restaurant with superb view and menu. This restaurant provide us with HALAL menu. Chicken, Beef, ribs etc. Price was slightly expensive.
The taste of foods was OK for me. I did order the chicken and prawn skewers with chips (Cost GBP24). Well folks you can give a try. The environment and the services was astonishing!!! I have no doubt of it!!!
Please enjoy the pictures again folks.
I forgot to snap some pictures: I had nasi with chicken honey, fried beef and some rendang as well. Price?Not so bad! Service: Typical Malaysian style.
The last day, we went to Bicester Village Oxford
It’s known as the biggest Designer Outlet! Again with so many brands and so many people!!!
People said Shop till you drop and Indeed I did!
people enjoy the sweetness of the shopping event regardless of raining, fogging and cold weather .
It might be a last minute shopping for them just before the VAT increase to 20 % from 17.5 % for the time being!
I manage to grab some shirts and few bags! Huh
Please enjoy the picture and please note that the picture is classified as heartbroken scene! Please note ok!!!

Now I am back in Plymouth
Proceed with my normal routine.
Again a busy day will be coming soon. A visit from some colleagues!
Research: In progress but slightly delay. I hope to settle it as soon as possible.

Its new year soon.
New aim(s)?
I just wanted to finish my PhD. Later get married and be somebody that I want to be.
I want to see my country excellent in every perspective. People live in a good, peace and harmony.
I want to be a good person and remain as who I am.
Hope I can pursue something good soon. Ameenn Ya Rabb!
Happy new year to all my friends!
Best of luck and always believe in yourself.
Have faith and you will be in the right path
InsyaAllah. 
Take care folks.

Selamat tahun baru 2011


Oldstock said...

Selamat tahun baru Zafi. I see that the freezing weather has not dampened your spirits too much.

And wow... getting to eat at Jamie's! Mahal jugak ye..

Aleeya said...

Zafi ..happy new year..urmm comelnye gambo yg ade caption "cute face" tu ai loikee ..:))

DrSam said...

Ha...ha...Malaysian is everywhere in the UK and even more in shopping establishements. The UK government should thank us for contributing muct to their gloomy economy.

Have a great year ahead zafi.

silvertech said...

happy new year zarul ;)

yangyuyu said...

happy new year zarull...:) cantiknya gambar2

aini aziz said...

happy new year great could see u enjoy jalan² sana sini with so many interesting & scenery places..hope I could be like u..huhuhuh...

Yunus Badawi said...

Salam kenal zafi. Terima kasih kerana sudi ke blog saya.

Seronok dapat berkumpul sesama pelajar M'sia dan keluarga masing2. Makanan pun nampak sungguh menyelerakan w/p tiada tempe dan tapai hehehe

kadok said...

tgn penuh dgn beg nmpkkkkk...:p