Sunday, 1 March 2015

Goodbye Semester Break, Hello School

My 3 month break is coming to an end. I feel so sad but at the same time so excited to go back to university again. Of course leaving my hometown, my family, my friends and of course my cats never gets any easier. Going back home after spending almost 1 year in Malaysia makes me want to stay at home longer. I even think that it’s more difficult to leave now compared to when I first left because I actually know what I would miss. Home-cooked meals, late night chats with my family and cuddles with my cats are something that I took for granted before, but all of that has become something that I miss most when I’m far away from home. But still, picturing that I will get back to my routine, being independent and meet my friends there in Malaysia makes them all more bearable. I can’t wait going shopping, gossiping and all of those things with my best friends. Going to library to study with my friends even seems fun (not when there are tests and assignments though. Who ever thought that these things are fun?)

A 3 month break was something that I thought will be boring since I don’t have anything to do for that long, but how I was wrong. ‘Bored’ never crossed my mind, even when I just spend my time in my home, something that I do a lot in this break. Doing nothing other than reading, watching TV shows or Youtube or playing PC games is something that I need after 5 months full of stressful school works. 

Of course I didn’t spend the whole break at home, that would be a waste of time. Me and my family went on a religious trip to Saudi Arabia. We were planning on spending 9 days there, but we ended up spending 19 days there because our travel agent messed up. Despise all of that, it was still a nice and memorable trip. Visiting Mecca and Madina, praying at al-Masjid al-Nabawi and Masjidil Haram and seeing Kaba in person are something that you can’t forget. Especially when you’re doing that with your family, that memory becomes the most precious one.

Going around the town hanging around or going shopping at a mall also become something that I enjoyed a lot last vacation, either with my family or with my friends. Seeing it changes and grows in 1 year, even when the changes are not really that huge, still amazes me.

My family also got a new addition last month, a kitten that we called Muezza, named after Islamic prophet Muhammad’s favourite cat. Muezza is actually the grandchild of our cat, Garfield. She was given by our neighbour, the owner of Muezza’s mom. This little kitten is just so adorable and full of energy. Anything from crumples of paper to plastic wrap can be used as a toy by her. Almost every morning we could find those ‘toys’ behind the sofa. She also loves to chase Garfield that sometimes he got a little annoyed that he could not get his afternoon naps. I just love both of them lots.

In this vacation I also got to meet my classmates from my old high school. At Chinese New Year, me and my old high school friends visited our friends’ houses who celebrated it, something that has become some kind of tradition in my class. It was absolutely delightful to meet my friends who I hadn’t seen for more than one year. It felt just like when we were in high school, preparing for a school bazaar or a class project. All of that makes me want to just go back to high school with them, spending most of our days together just like the old time.

This might be my most memorable vacation that I’ve ever had. 3 month felt so short when you pass it by doing something that you enjoy so much with people that you love. Now it’s time to go back to school with all of the assignments and exams that will follow. I hope that I would still be able to write posts for this blog though. Wish me luck guys! J


  1. Wow, you had a really long break! Oh, and your cat is so cute haha!

    xo Mel || Sketch & Scribbles

  2. Sounds like you had a really fun break! What a lovely recap. And oh my gosh, those cat snaps, I die! So cute :-)

  3. I'm not even a cat person, but these are just the cutest things! I really liked this post! xx

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