As if like I was dreaming the whole time...I went to sleep on Thursday night and woke up the next day in Europe,Amsterdam to be exact...haha.Terkejut kan...Spent a night there and now I'm back in Malaysia...how cool was that...Konon macam spend One Night in Paris...or One Night in Vegas...or One Night in Bangkok.yer Nabeyl.
The reason why i just managed to spend a night there cuz I didn't get any holidays and I can't skip too many classes as the Jpa Officer won't allow it.So the plan was to just skip a two-hour class on Friday,provided I gave the teacher a letter of absentee.
I know it's kinda gedik of me to just go Amsterdam for one day...But it's because of my dad who had just recently resigned from working with MAS due to medical reasons and as a token of appreciation MAS gave him free airline tickets that are valid only until April...So even if I didn't follow my family,my ticket will burn just like that..might as well I follow, right...
Chronology of the excursion to Amsterdam
Thursday, 12th March 2009
- Straight back from college.
- Packed my things
- Got myself ready to go to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport(KLIA)
- Flight time- 11.45pm
- Flight departure time -11.00pm Malaysia time zone
Friday, 13th March 2009
-Arrived at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, 5.30 am European time zone
-Uncle Jusuf, someone whom we've known from our last visit to Amsterdam and now became a close family friend, came to fetch us from the airport.
-Went to his house at Etta Straat, Hoofddrop.
-Met aunty Ita and the rest of the family, Dimple, Premnath and Madhubala.
-Didn't get the chance to chat with them cuz they were getting ready to go to school.
-Had our breakfast again at about 10 am while waiting for my uncle and aunt to arrive from Rotterdam.
-Ayah James-a nick name called by his friends in Holland (real name-Tengku Kuzim) and Aunty Jolanda came by to met us here at Uncle Jusuf's.
-Ate for the second round...
-Chatted while eating and ate while chatting.
-Stripped what I had on
- Got ready to make our way to Rotterdam,my uncle's house.
- Zalikha and I followed Ayah James and Aunty Jolanda.
- We tried to avoid the traffic congestion by following another way which is further but less jam-packed.Haha..the funny part was Uncle Jusuf arrived at the apartment earlier than we did by following the congested highway...konon je kan..maloe...
-Stayed at Ayah James' apt for about 35 minutes before going out to the mall to buy some chocolates and get something to bite on.
-While at Ayah James apartment, we had brie cheese with biscuits....wah..NIKMAT TERASA...
- We didn't buy much chocolates at the mall cuz the price there is quite expensive compared to the place i bought the last time I was here.So yeah...Uncle Jusuf promised to take us to the supermarket on the next day.Baekla...teruja skit...
-From there,we went direct to Aunty Wirda's house in south Rotterdam,if im not mistaken...She's one of those people we be acquainted with on our previous visit.She was really happy in seeing us...She was like so semangat to prepare us something to eat...and I must say,she's a great cook...sedap banget...paling best ubi kayu goreng ngan bawang putih....tu paling NIKMAT TERASA. Fell in love the first time i tasted it.
-Next,we went back to Ayah James' apartment to take our stuff that we had left earlier.
-Even though we mentioned to Ayah James' that we have eaten our dinner,he still insisted in getting us something to eat...A dish that we all should really try...Kapsalon...
-So Ayah James, Zalikha and I went out to buy Kapsalon and Kebabs...
-To our surprise, the food he ordered was in big portion...omg..geela nak habiskan...I ate my portion and paksa Zalikha to eat hers.
-Took back some of the food home.
-Once arrived at Uncle Jusuf's, I went straight to bed...I couldn't open my eyes no more.So yeah..zzzzzz...
Saturday, 14th March 2009
-Woke up at 4am equivalent to 11 am Malaysia time
-Can't sleep,so I use that time to transfer photos from the digital camera into my pendrive.
-At the same time,I curi-curi pakai the wireless connection from the neighbours...howoe..
-Took a bath at 6 sumthing and I had to pack my stuff as i'm going back to Malaysia on that day..sedey skit..
-At 9.15-we went to the supermarket to buy some chocolates..boxes and boxes of chocolates...teruja sangat!!
-10.15- Arrived at the airport...Got myself checked in...
-Said goodbye as I walked slowly towards the gate...
-As my flight departure time was due at 11.00am,I managed to linger for a moment and got something at the duty-free shops...
-On the flight,I got the VIP-konon-kan care as the same flight attendants who were on my first flight went back on the same day as me...
-Arrived in KLIA at about 6.35 am...Tried to call my brothers,but no one answered.Abg Amin was supposed to pick me up at the airport and he should have been waiting for me...dah tau time of arrival gedik nak tido lambat kan...
-I had to wait at the airport until 8.20...sigh...dah la penat...
Great Things I experienced on this pleasure trip to Amsterdam
-Meeting my relatives, family friends and acquaintances
-Discovering that my aunt can actually speak German fluently and asked me to come to her place once im in Germany...
-Strengthen the bonding within family and friends
-Being independent as I have never flew alone before this....best...
-Becoming aware of the places that sell cheap but good quality chocolates
-Experiencing life as a flight attendant, going for a long journey and coming back on the next day...tiring but exciting
-Got the chance to watch new movies such as Twilight,Australia,Changeling,Slumdog Millionnaire,Forever Young,Das fremde in mir just to name a few...haha..few la sngt kan
-Discovering new songs...
-Getting the VIP care from the flight attendants...
-Knowing that my mum is the only one in the family who will get jet lag after a long journey...
-Singing a birthday song to Uncle Jusuf as 14 March was his birthday
Pictures worth a thousand words...
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Onthaal ann Amsterdam
Dalam flight...dah bulat kan muka...sigh
Zalikha und ich
Haha...bler bapak pown semangat nak amik gambar sekali...chomeyl je
Sheraton Hotel Amsterdam
Infront of Uncle Jusuf's house
Mak mas nak gak....
Paham gak kot
Bler dah sangap nak pole dancing...
Naper ika cam modelling nie...
Tersexy sudey...sejuk kot nak ambik gambar nie
Saper ar kanak2 ribena kan
Macam kat Malaysia xde buaian je
Zalikha Aliah binti Abdul Rahman
Nabil and Zalikha
Favourite pic...Konon cam pegang rokok..sedangkan...howoe
Ayah James and Uncle Jusuf
Breathtaking view from Ayah James' apartment
My mum und ich
Aunty Jolanda and her new cat, Cintan
Nabeyl again...bosan dah kan...muka sama je
Aunty Wirda's son, Thoriq
Back at Ayah James' apartment
Night view of Rotterdam
The Afghanistan shop where we bought kebabs and kapsalon
This is what we call Kapsalon...layers of salads,kebabs and Patat(French Fries)
Dimple und ich
Premnath,Madhubala und ich
Aunty Ita und ich
Nak beli Chocolate...this is the place...
Last picture before saying goodbye....tsk tsk...