slept over at husna's house. we had dinner and watch a movie together..the movie was awesome! well, it's because i love vampire stories, but i don't really enjoy watching twilight :P because it's more like a love story rather than the myth ruthless blood sucker movie..sorry for the twilight sagas' lovers out there! hahaa..
woke up very early..we (husna, afsana and I) had a decent breakfast together then off to do groceries on a lovely morning! There was pegaga sold that day..never seen pegaga in NZ before..hehe..bought a bag plastic of it and gave half to Doris (Nigerian friend of mine)whom I met at the market...I was promoting the Malay salad/herb to her and on Monday she told me that she loved it soo much as it produced a unique flavour while chewing it- like mint..however her children didn't enjoy it as much as she did.to be honest, I don't even like it when I was a child either..But now, I like it a lot! Right after that, we proceed with a 4-hour non stop shopping..from 1 shop to another..hahaa...what a record! Played basketball in the evening with zainab, fatima, the little sister of them (hajar), sarah, auntie norzam and her daughter :) the court was filled with laughter and togetherness which I miss so much...Dinner was great; we had a variety of dishes..bangladesh cuisines (brinjal smashed and prawn with brinjal-afsana's cooking), rice and stir fry fatt choy..
woke up early again but on this date we went out for tramping!! my first ever tramping in NZ :) although I was not fit enough for this trip, I still wanna try it..Alhamdulillah the track in Ruahine Forest park wasn't that difficult, the weather was perfect, people were nice and friendly, knowledgeable guides and the most important thing was that I didn't get asthma attack during the walk! the trail was hilly most of the time ;) indeed it was a tiring day of the week but I enjoyed every moment of it, experienced the mesmerizing nature of Manawatu..got to observe the smallest bird- rifleman; robin, fantail, grey warbler..knew few trees like the bush lawyer, silver fern, the big old yet beautiful beach tree..owh, 1 trick shared by Paul the guide-to get the robin's attention, you just rubbed the tree and it will come nearer to you..cool!!
that evening, we were very tired and just ordered pizza for dinner and watched a movie (the lake house).owh, that handsome keanu reeves and the pretty sandra bullock") a wonderful romantic movie; although it some sort of ridiculous-didn't-make-sense kind of story.however, I still love it because of the actor!hahahaa..
1. Put away the differences and shyness. try to make friends, get to know other people, learn their culture, show them how wonderful malaysians are.(promoting our own country actually- since we are representing our country here ;))
2. Challenge yourself to do something different then only you'll realize your potential..if you keep feeling scared to make a change, you won't learn anything in life and might be left behind..
3. Be prepared and read a lot on things related to the current activities so that we can discuss about it in a more interesting way..