Saturday, April 26, 2014


Salam, happy Saturday  morning, eventhough next 15 minutes it's going
to be mid day already, still good morning people! :D
 Haha. Well, almost done
with my weekly laundry,  those still tumbling up side down
in the tumble dryer. 
Today is my missing everybody day. Haha! All the people
that I love crossed my mind since the early morning,
hormones I guest. Well, I wish they live their very best
and may Allah bless them with happiness, especially
family o' mine. Spread the hearts! <3
Well, next week am going to have my exam,
pray for my friends and I, we need your prayers! :D

Love from Kocaeli! <3

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Assalamualaikum, happy Monday evening. Hoho! Yep, I managed to get through my
Monday Blues with flying colours. Yeah! Well, I have it since I was in
my mom's comfy womb, no surprise. 

Last week, managed to go to Ankara for the second time when the first time it was
just my transit before leaving for Konya. It took 4 hour from Kocaeli
to Ankara, when my expectation was 6 hour. Good to know that!
Means that more to come any soon. Well, one thing about Turkey,
wherever you are going somewhere around Turkey, the journey from a
place to another seems like giving you a whole oxygen supply to your
lung. Trust me! The view just breath taking. Am sorry, there are no
pictures of the view when I was in the journey since am so deep into
the view, stunning I should say. Don't blame me. Haha! I love the place
because this land is such a blessed piece of land. 

I went there because Malaysian Prime Minister was going to deliver
a lecture about Globalizing Asia : Malaysia-Turkey Strategic Partnership
Conference. Arrived around 2 pm on Wednesday, and later on
staying at one of my friend's place near to the Gazi Uni. She is in first year
as a medical student in Gazi. What a brain. Haha. Went for
the dinner with Datuk Seri Mustapha Mohamed and he is the Minister
of International Trade and Industry. We Malaysian students had
a chat with him yada yada. Fashion disaster, am wearing
jubah @ abaya with man boots. Haha! 

During the dinner, we met with quiet number of high profile people like parliament
members, businessman and met few beautiful ladies whose being married
to Turkish guy.In Ankara there are only 3 students, me, only one from Kocaeli. Haha!
Since am in the middle, I can be in Istanbul, Ankara and Bursa at any time. 
What a life am having eh. 

Next day, am accompanying my friend, Ika for being an interpreter
for our national television station, RTM. Since they cant speak Turkish vice versa,
they need help about it. So we managed to go places free by following media. Rezeki
tergolek oi.. Haha! First destination is Anitkabir, a sanction place for Turkish people.
It's a mausoleum of Mustafa Kamal Ataturk. It is a big place, it has
a big square. So over there, Datuk Seri Najib need to place a big flower wreath
thingy in honor of Mustafa Kamal Ataturk.

Yep, while waiting the whole congregation to arrive, Ika and I had a
good time sightseeing together. Haha! She is totally an inside crazy funny
kind of creature eventhough she is small in size, she is loud in heart. :D
(Ikam bayar aku untuk compliments ni)
Yes! One more thing, if you need an interpreter while you are in 
Ankara, let me know, Ika can help you with that but things
doesn't come free and cheap. Haha! While Ika and I having
time together and bonding, chewah, Aha and Suhana are
with other media escorting Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor,
our First Lady. Later, we had lunch together with those
businessmen that trying to find business opportunity here in Turkey
besides strengthen the existing business partnership. 
Around 2pm that day, we being dropped off at Kizilay since we cant
go into the Presidential Palace without tags. So off we went. 
Had a treat at Starbucks while waiting for Aah to finish
her class because she rushed to the class after the Business Luncheon.
An epic thing ever, Ika and I had a selfie with hour prime minister even from distance.
She is crazy. Haha!

On the next day, right after Ika finished her class, off we went to Kizilay, looking
for a  new sunglasses since mine smashed under my own chair during the lunch
with Prime Minister. Huh!Got a new but nothing can change my love to the 
old one. When I was crossing main road in Ankara, I feel like crossing
roads in London. Haha! Like a herd of sheep crossing road from two ends. 
Later that evening, my friends and I went to Uncle Adnan and Auntie 
Senem's house, meeting them. They are a friend to my uncle in
England, so since am here, I should go and visit them. MasyaAllah, they are
very nice, super nice indeed. Auntie Senem feed us with good food. Haha!
That's why, I do believe that good people comes with good food. May
Allah bless this family. And the kids, Burcu and Yigit. Nice!!
Well, uncle Adnan can play a tradiotional Turkish instrument, it looks like gambus
in Malaysia. Seriously, the food are awesome. Highlight of the day
were kofte, ispanak borek and the dessert. Offf!! Am coming again!
Ellerine saglik auntie!! :D And thanks uncle for sending us home, right in
front of the door. Whoops! Thanks to Burcu because taking us
to her house. <3

Back: Burcu, Nasihah (Aah), Zulaikha (Ika), Safura (Pura)
Front : Uncle Adnan, Auntie Senem, Yigit
On Saturday, Ika and I went to Ulus, sightseeing
and do a little bit shopping. Haha! We went to Haji Bayram Mosque,
there you can find Roman's ruins. The place is, no words can describe it.
But first, you need to love history, if not, you wont appreciate it. :)
At Haji Bayram Mosque, when I was waiting for Ika while she is 
performing her salah, I do my own sightseeing around the mosque,
admiring the architecture etc. Later, a Turkish man around 40s
greet me and asking me whether am Malaysian or Indonesian.
So I said am Malaysian and than, he started to speak Malay with me saying
''Saya orang Malaysia". Am left with my mouth wide open. Haha!
His name is Dr. Irfan and been living in Malaysia almost 25 years, he did his
PhD in UKM and married to a Malaysian woman. I was so surprised, his
Malay is so fluent, leaving me with embarrassment because I cant speak
his mother tongue as good as he is speaking mine. :) Then, we did some shopping
around Ulus, off to the Ankara Kalesi (left me breathless hiking and climbing
up a fortress with heavy boots)
But worth it, the view is so beautiful. Later, after Ankara Kalesi, we walk
to Hamamonu, a place that is surrounded by white buildings. Stunning!!!

look at them!! so cute!! haha! caught me eyes!

traditional way to make Turkish coffee. :) smells good!
Later that night, 3 of us make Malaysian dishes by ourselves. Especially
Ika and I, haha. Endangered species cooking? Seriously? The 8th wonder of the 
world perhaps. Haha! Ayam masak kurma oi! Sape tahan! Haha.
That day, we called the night off quiet early. Mihihihi! Tired! Very!
Surprisingly! On Sunday morning, Aah made roti jala, Ika made
curry as a gravy and me, making my mom's ultimate teh tarik
buih! Feel like home with the people. Good 5 days of weekend. 
Thanks to the people. Seriously! Loveeee from 
Kocaeli!! :D Thanks to Zulaikha Zubir a.k.a Ika for the tour,
Nasihah Hanim a.k.a Aah for the lodging, Uzer family for the
good food and warm hand, Suhana for the kuih ketayap. Mih3!