5,522km away. But we still have the motherland in our minds. Happy independence day, Malaysia
The month started with me leaving home again, starting a new semester, thankful that I survived the last.
Missing everything I have yet to leave.
Classes began and I was feeling lost. I wondered if I should’ve taken the week off. But family was more important.
Days went on, classes after classes, a never ending cycle of class and home. With random hangouts with friends in between.
Of game nights, and birthday celebration. Of rants and curses. Of balls and barbeques. Of laughs and photographs.
But also the missed birthdays, the missed celebrations. The missed family time.
Made a couple of new friends, although as usual, I don’t know how long that friendship will last.
One month down. One month down from having some of my close friends around me.
But one less month of being away from friends and family back home. One month closer to home.
Thank you for teaching me that I have to be more careful with what I say, because it can hurt.
I learnt, from other’s experience, that being in a relationship is sometimes, just not worth it.
But maybe that’s just because I am a pessimist. Glass half empty and all that.
But also, thank you for making it possible for me to still enjoy this place I call my second home.
I got the inspiration to start this series from Emily Diana Ruth on Youtube, although she did hers in a video format.
Thought it was a fun thing to do every month.
Holi, the spring festival of colours.
Legoland is definitely a place for kids to enjoy and for adults to reminisce; the Taj Mahal made entirely out of Lego.
One of the main things you can find in abundance in Kuantan are shops selling seafood products. Especially any kind of salted seafood. These are just some of the salted fish sold at one of those shops.
The old town of Kuantan in the state of Pahang on Malaysia’s east coast. I was surprised at how old the town looked.
A typical setting at a traditional Malay wedding. A table for the bride, groom & some of their family members. This is call makan berdamai
(I’ve tried so hard to edit this photo as well as I could. It still did not come out the way I intended it to and it frustrates me to no end)
Day trip to Brighton beach in Melbourne during our spring break; having too much fun walking along the sidewalk
Day trip to Brighton beach in Melbourne during our spring break; Terengganu hipster
Seal watching at Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium