Friday, November 30, 2007

Outside of the office


These picture is taken outside of my office. Now you can enjoy the view without the glare or reflection that's quite obvious in the previous post.

Office
















This is the entrance to where I work, hereafter referred to as "the office".
































This is my personal office space.







And these are the view from my office. I took the picture from behind a glass window.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Mencarimu


































I was searching for you. But you're not here. I tried to reach out and feel you. But what I touched is a shadow. Am I a shadow too?

Ada Apa Dengan Bulan

Mata lepas memandang bulan
kaki di bumi terikat jua
hati rindu padamu tuan
bila lagi dapat bersua

Dinner at Harvester

Dinner was at Harvester last night. It is cosy nice restaurant. I forgot to take the pic of the main course. But one of the pic is a clue to what I had for dinner.












































Thursday, November 22, 2007

Triathlon

Yesterday, I pushed myself to another level. I was into the second day of the exercise plan designed by my instructor, Alex. I was supposed to do a sort of triathlon for my cardio-day.

When I was with Clark-Hatch, I would run for a maximum of like 12 minutes, whatever distance that may be covered. But yesterday, I was assigned a goal to complete 2km onthe treadmill. Alhamdulillah, I managed to achieve the goal in 16:10. Whew.. now I know I can pass the running part of the BTN test fair and square.

Next was the arm bike, something I did not know existed. Someone was using it when I was done with the treadmill. So, I spend the waiting time on stretching. I did 2km on the arm bike in 6 minutes. Then it was the cycle. It was my fastest. I cycled 2 km in 4 minutes something.

The hardest part of yesterday's exercise was doing the plank. I can't get to stay still during the third leg of each of the plank set. It looked easy, but the strain is unbearable. I hope I can do the plank for one minute within two weeks time.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

House & Office
















Not really a puzzle as to which picture is my office and which is my house. My house is the unit on the left. My office is under the second 'wave'. They call the building 'Wavy Top'. Give 3 cheers to the person(s) responsible with giving the very creative name.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Main Goal

My scholarship's contract ends on 30 September 2010. I aim, before the said date, to Pass my PhD viva Without Correction.

May Allah give me the strength and support to achieve this goal.

Monday, November 05, 2007

A whirwind of travelling

Almost a week already. My host, and his fiancĂ©, has been very kind to include me in their outings. In the six days I was here, I’ve been travelling a lot.
One the second day, we went to Ikea in Nottingham. On the fifth, we went to a retail shop at Swindon. I did not think that I was going to buy so much things. It started off very modestly with a £1 snow cap. Then it sort of avalanched to other purchases. Well, my ‘elaun pakaian panas’ is truly used up in Swindon.
The very next day, we, and two other friends, braved the cold and foggy morning to shop at a car boot sale in Maesham. Again, my frame of work was to buy ‘functional’ items. But, my purchases also included (picture) frames. I hope to be able to print the picture of my loved ones and put them in the frames.