Sunday, 23 October 2016


The nurses at the Endoscopy unit are my favourite lot at the hospital. They always seem genuinely happy whenever I pop around, one of them actually slapped my butt as a way of welcoming me into the procedure room haritu hahah. We're pretty much chums now ok, don't mess. There are also a couple of FY1s that I tend to gravitate to because they're super friendly and they explain things really well to me they sign loads of things off my logbook for me hehe. And a few other people who make my days at the hospital a tiny bit brighter by smiling at me & asking me if I'm alright & teasing me, even if they don't get my name quite right - Shakira, Sara, who cares. 

I was waiting in front of the hospital for my bus ride home the other day when this little girl - probably 4 or 5 years old - tried to get on the seat at the bus stop, but failed, because she's short. So I picked her up and carefully put her on the seat. She was shy, but she smiled a small smile. Then the bus came, she said Goodbye to me. But I told her that I was getting on the same bus. Instead of being awkward after having said Goodbye, she just beaaamed with joy, and her shy smile was then replaced with this huge toothy grin plastered across her face, and she told me "I'm sitting next to you in the bus!" which I believe is another way of saying Friendship Starting In 3, 2, 1.

My heart just... Melted. 

Also, there's another new friend that I made at the hospital just last Friday.

This new one's a bit different than the others.

This new one doesn't speak much, doesn't greet me with a smile and "You alright, Shahirah?".

This new one's got fur. And whiskers. And tail.


You have to understand. It's fairly uncommon to see stray cats just freely roaming around here in the UK like they do in Malaysia, and I've been deprived of feline companionship ever since I got here, so my happiness just went off the charts when I saw this kitty walking its sexy catwalk past me while I was having lunch on a bench. Therefore, excuse me as I express my jakunness in the form of photo spam :

The cat looks so done with me but I swear it was purring when this photo was taken!

Speaking of non-human friends, I think I also have somehow developed some sort of camaraderie with the avian members of the biodiversity. I still hate them when I have to walk through them & they wouldn't make way for me, but ughhh they're so ridiculously photogenic! I may have a soft spot for birds when it comes to photography.

This photo is so out of focus but I loveeee it for some reason

London's been painted with autumnal colours lately! Such a beaut

Saturday, 22 October 2016

My Work Here Is Done

"I finally get it now. Handsome doh Ji Chang Wook." -Ulfah


Me : Tadi I ckp phone dgn my friend Almira and she said she's been having palpitations but the reception was bad so I heard constipation, then I tanya lah bila last dia berak. Pastu..
Ulfah : Wait. Palpitation tu apa?
Me : Palpitation is when you notice your heart's beating really fast.
Ulfah : Oh like whenever I tengok Ji Chang Wook lah?


Funny, because remember what she tweeted when I cried buckets watching Healer?!

Justin Timberlake only spoke of truth when he said what goes around comes around.



After much persuasion and cajolery and endless begging (which cost a whole lot of pride to swallow), I did it. Finally. I made Ulfah watch Healer and fall in love with the ever so lovable Ji Chang Wook!!! 






Kids. What did I tell you, persistence is key!!

Oh oh oh, Ulfah's also experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms right now. Hahaha.

That's right, she's rewatching Healer.

And guess who's also very very tempted to watch Healer again?! For the 4th time?!


If you think after one year the novelty of this drama has worn off on me, you're eureuwrong.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Photos (and A Little Surprise!)

I don't know if I say this enough, but I love Zorro.



Can't imagine my life without Zorro to be honest, like, what would I do on weekends here in London if not taking photos???

Here are some of the recent photos I took from my little weekend adventures in London. Andddddd keep scrolling because I've included a little something for you guys. Hehe.

Came across this neighbourhood when Ulfah & I were walking to Holland Park. Super posh, super lovely

So obviously we did what anyone in their right mind would do - we had our own little photoshoot sesh

Also wondering how much people there make annually to afford living in that posh area...

A man and his best friend

Kyoto Garden, Holland Park, London

This photo perfectly describes what's going on in London now - autumn but it feels like winter

Aw look at these birds sitting on a tree!! C-U-D-D-L-I-N-G!!

Not only did I drag Ulfah to come to Holland Park with me, I also made her sniff unscented flowers...

... many,








many times! Hahaha.

Taken at the annual Malaysia Fest happening at Trafalgar Square couple of weeks back



Hey, rasa sayang sayang hey ~

This is it....




A video I made because I was bored the other day. Okay lah okay I know it's nothing much, were you expecting something more? I'm sorry that you've scrolled all the way here to be let down like this haha. Mianhae.