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Friday, 31 March 2017

Girls of 939495: Melaka (Part 1)


Been planning on this trip with my girls since ages ago! We actually had various (overseas) places in mind, but ended up going to only KL and Melaka lol.
Anyhoo this trip was a success! And we made a lot of wonderful memories! Plus took tons of pictures :D

First stop is Family Mart before leaving the airport!

Green tea ice cream was only RM3.50! I loved that it wasn't too bitter and too creamy! 
Onigiri was RM5.50 I think, slightly expensive than in town coz we were at the airport, but still cheap nonetheless. But it was a bit hard to maneuver when eating it as the plastic is right between the seaweed and rice lol. 

Sarah drove us to Melaka and we went to the famous St. Paul's Hill.

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Being a tourist for once lol.

It was a weekday, so less people around and we took soooo many pictures without worrying about uninvited photo bombers! 
Can you guess our theme for the day? Haha :)

Denim x White x Black :))

Looking awkward here.
 We ran out of poses lol! And it was about to rain heavily, just look at the dark clouds above. So we hastily took some pics with weird poses and left hehe. To seek shelter in H&M lol.

Tea was at a little cafe near Mahkota Parade. Look at these cute tarts 
Minion: Lemon tart
Green 3 eyed monster: Matcha x White chocolate tart
2 for RM 24

The lemon tart was tangy and refreshing, undoubtedly my favorite! 

Actually the matcha tart was also delicious, I didn't expect the bottom part of the tart to have red beans giving it an interesting texture, what a surprise! A pity Lc was sick and Sarah's tooth was in pain, they couldn't really enjoy the tart's filling (Lc) and the biscuit crust (Sarah) haha!

Open from 9am-7pm
Directly opposite Hotel Equatorial

And then we went to watch Lalaland and nearly fell asleep lol. #Notmytaste

Next morning we woke up early and finally went to this abandoned place known as Klebang Sand Dunes.

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The reason why I said 'finally' is because previously when I went to Melaka in December, I wanted to take pictures there before leaving but I left my camera in the restaurant we had breakfast at TT 
So finally I'm here! 

#girlsof939495 #bluesky #fluffyclouds #sexybacks 
 
But we did not venture to the sand dunes part lol coz we were the only people there. A car who drove past warned us that several theft cases happened there so we decided to stay close to our car. 

It was terribly windy so our faces look damn round hahaha!


One last pic before we left for KL! 

Next post will be part 2, continuing about our trip in KL! Stay tuned :)




Till then xx

Thursday, 2 March 2017

To Kill A Mockingbird: A Reread

Recently I reread To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee. It had been kept in the darkest corner of my bookshelf, as the main reason why I bought it was because of the need to write a critical report on it. Hence, once I finished the report it was abandoned by me immediately. During the semester break, I was spring cleaning and found this dusty book. No idea why but I felt the urge to reread it again with a different motive, maybe because I was sick and feeling bored during the festive season ;) Here's what I thought after rereading it: 

The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee focuses on the racial injustice and Scout’s journey of growing up. Even though black slavery had been abolished, due to the fact that the people of Maycomb county lived in a rural Southern town, they could not accept liberal ideas and treat the blacks equally. It was quite different from Malaysia, as we do not have any issues with slavery, not that I know of. The blacks had no rights at all, and they were at the bottom of the social class. It was ironic, actually. The whites went to church every Sunday, claiming to be Christians and believers of the Bible, they were also educated men, but yet they were so judgmental that they declared an innocent black man guilty just because he was black. It was one thing to use the blacks for labor, as they had been using them as slaves for ages, but it is another thing to refuse them civil rights as if they were not human. In my opinion, all human beings are equal. Atticus commented on that during his closing speech when he defended Tom Robinson, “Which, gentlemen, we know is in itself a lie as black as Tom Robinson's skin, a lie I do not have to point out to you. You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women—black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men. There is not a person in this courtroom who has never told a lie, who has never done an immoral thing, and there is no man living who has never looked upon a woman without desire.”. Although what they did was wrong, I could not bring myself to blame them as it was in their culture to treat the coloured people as slaves, and the fact that Atticus was aware of the wrongdoings of the townspeople was a relieve, at least there was hope for them. Harper Lee successfully captured the instinctual understanding of race in the novel as racism appeared to be as natural to the people of Maycomb as breathing.

My favourite character in this novel is undoubtedly Scout Finch, the main character. She is the reason why I found this novel interesting. The author successfully created a setting and background based on the character's point of view. Scout was subjected to sexism discrimination as she preferred overalls over dresses, which frustrated her Aunt Alexandra very much. She reminds me of Nancy Drew, the main character of a popular series mystery novels of a youth sleuth, being inquisitive and sporting. Although she was the narrator of the story, bear in mind that she was a child when the events occurred so there were times where she narrated whatever the adults told her directly without really understanding what it was all about. It was adorable in a way that she pretended she understand what other people told her, like when her cousin Francis called Atticus a nigger-lover, she proceeded to hit him although she was not sure what he meant, “A nigger-lover. I ain’t very sure what it means, but the way Francis said it - tell you one thing right now, Uncle Jack, I’ll be- I swear before God if I’ll sit there and let him say something about Atticus.” She also lectured her Uncle Jack when he only listened to Francis’s side of story and not hers, acting older than she is supposed to be. It was also evident that she loved her father very much as she was inclined to defend him when other people called him names. I am sure many people can relate to the love she had for her father although she did not really understand what he was actually doing. Although naive, she finally grew to understand what was going on with the help of her father, Atticus who gave her answers to what she asked without glossing over the details. One could only imagine the thoughtful woman she would grow up to become.

In many ways, Scout reminded me of my childhood, wonderful memories which I could never forget. No worrying about assignments, deadlines, lectures and the stress of realities. Anyhow, reading this novel allowed me to see things through a child's eyes again. 


Till then xx