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The few last days here

Posted by Fira Tirona at 11:55 PM
2 more days before ushering in the new year. Today i felt like i'm at the lowest point of the wheel. Like really low macam lipas yang kena pijak sampai penyek. Yes, expression yang sangat dramatic. Although i was feeling that way, i still managed to habis kan my 1/4 meal at nando's. Tengah makan pun boleh fikir macam2 benda.Oh hari ni lunch kat luar sebab malas nak masak plus dah tak tau dah nak masak ape. Lapar babe, dah la sejuk. Nak pegi makan pun kena jalan to the city center. It's like 20 minutes walk. Sebelum pegi makan pun calories dah burned sebab walking, breakfast pun tak. Dahla badan pun memang sentiasa membakar kalori berlebihan untuk memanaskan badan *hm, faham tak?* haha.

At Nando's. Kulit seperti putih and gebu je since I'm here. Tapi hidung tetap tak mancung. Kalau dah berdarah jawa/india/filipino memang dah tak boleh nk buat ape. Tapi cute gak la, err kot? haha

Right after lunch, i decided to go jalan2 before balik rumah. Suka sangat tengok the people here. From the way they dress to the way they behave. Macam style and ragam ada. The toddlers here plak so comel. Semua pun kena balut ngan baju tebal sebab sejuk. As result, bila diorang jalan pun dah macam style barney atau donald duck berjalan. Terkedek2. Cute gila ok. Dah la putih, mata biru rambut blonde. Agak2 nya kalau aku kawin mat salleh anak aku pun mata dia biru kan. Tapi rambut tak nak la blonde. Nak brunette. Cam Suri, anak Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise. Uishh.. berangan lebih ni. Mat Salleh kat sini pun tak pandang aku kot. Dah ler pendek kan. I'm sure they think that i'm still a school girl. LOL.

Anyway, everytime i go to the City Center, i will always check in kat Primark and Kat Primark barang agak reasonable. The apparel and footwear here agak style and harga pun tak la mahal as compared to Zara, Topshop and all those expensive departmental store. Lagi2 la tengah winter sale ni. Lagi la murah. Just imagine , i got myself a khaki blouse for only
£4 (around RM20). Made in Ireland lagi. Jangan marah k. Kalau pegi Padini Authentics yang Made in Malaysia pun tak boleh dapat quality blouse like that for RM20. Kalau nk RM20 punya blouse kat KL, boleh dapat kat Sg Wang. If you are fortunate enough, you will get a good one, kalau tak, nasib la kan. pun best gila kot. I rasa dah byk kali dah aku masuk kedai tu. Kalau tengok balik kt CCTV, memang confirm muka aku ada. Haha. Got myself running stuff kat sana. Memang berbaloi la. "LIKE" ...ha amik kau, macam format dalam FB tu aku bagi. Another store i suka masuk is Office. Bukan office orang pegi keje tu. But it's name of a shoe store. Macam2 brand ada. That's where i got my Purple Tiger tu la. Sangat puas hati

So today, since i rasa macam sedih, i decided to get one more thing at the sports store. Konon2 last kopek la kan. Harap2 last la sebab duit pun dah depleting, oh no!. Masuk je kedai tu terus i pegi ke the running section and i got my self this for
£4.99 (about RM25)

Karrimor Tech Run Cap Ladies

(nak jugak ada color pink tu)

Basically dah lengkap la attire baru untuk tahun depan. Baju baru, tights baru, kasut baru, cap baru. Kasi semangat sket untuk training. Maklumlah dengan gagahnya dah sign up for 21km run. Pegi training pun kena stylo ok baru la vogue. Vogue2 pun, performance haruslah sejajar dengan tahap stylo and voguenya. Tak sabar nk balik KL and start training. Rindu sangat2. Yeke rindu running? Ke rindu orang slalu pegi running tu. Eh..oooppps. :p
Ok la, nak start pack barang balik dalam luggage. Rasanya macam banyak benda plak i beli kan. Ada yang orang kirim, souvenirs untuk rakan2. Hmm, kasut i je dah 3 pasang. Hmm...sumbat je la. Haha. Till next post!


Resolutions 101

Posted by Fira Tirona at 6:20 AM
It has been 2 weeks plus that I'm here in Liverpool. Gosh, how time flies. As i opened my thesis files I realized that i have not put any effort in finishing up the discussion of my thesis. Must be the holiday mood. Till today (and even this very second) I've been thinking about ups and downs i've gone through these past months (physically, mentally and spiritually). I've got to admit that being here totally calms me down, i feel so relaxed though there were certain things that still bugged me (must be the thesis i guess, haha). I also took time to think about what should i do/achieve next year.

Since I'm at my final stages of thesis writing, i plan to get myself a job by next Feb, part time though as I still have to complete my final semester in UPM (sangat berdoa everyday that everything will go well for my thesis. Tak larat already. Seriously). Main reason of applying for a part time job is that i need to start saving money. I'll be 27 next year i don't wanna be depending on my parents for money. Well not to say that i'm complaining with what they are providing me but it's just that i wanna earn some so that i could save up more and also i could have extra cash to pay up the fee for running events. Some events could be pricey tho. Second reason is that i could warm up myself up to the working life again after leaving the working world for quite sometime. So nanti bila dah dapat permanent job tak la rasa ralat kan? (Insya-Allah, Amin).

I just pray that 2011 will be dear to me. 2010 has been fine just that i think there has been lots of hiccups along the way be it in terms of many things. I'm still thinking the possible resolutions to be listed in my purple diary. So i better think hard and be realistic and responsible for them but definitely not 101 as the title of the blog says. Its just literally speaking. Haha ;)

p/s: Won't leave my running routines and running events for sure. In fact, i've already planned which events to participate *winks*


Purple Tiger

Posted by Fira Tirona at 8:44 PM

Loving my new "purple tiger". I've always wished that i could own a pair of Onitsuka Tiger. Guess that my wish finally came true when these pair were on 60% off on Boxing Day yesterday!

Can't wait to wear it when i get back to KL ;)


Fira Tirona Santarina

Posted by Fira Tirona at 2:07 AM

Got nicked "FIRA TIRONA SANTARINA" today from a super junior of mine at my old college. Lawak la u babe. Anyway, it won't be a snowy christmas here after all (snowed 1 week ago tho). I was hoping for a snowy one tomorrow just like in the movies.

Not much to say, so yea. Merry X-mas to all who are celebrating it

p/s: missing everyone back home


Jalan-jalan UK-Manchester

Posted by Fira Tirona at 5:18 AM

Manchester Art Gallery-Old Trafford

Mode of transportation

Bus and Tram

Boarded bus from Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton St, Merseyside to Manchester Central Coach Station , Charlton St, Great Manchester, approx 55mins.

Tram ride from St Petersquare, Manchester to Stretford, approx 10mins

Outside the Art Gallery- Free entrance! Me like ;)

Yes, sangat relaxing dalam gallery tu. Too bad we spent so little time there as we had to head to Old Trafford dulu sebab takut the Man Utd Store tutup. I tak puas tengok all the artwork on display. Guess that we didn't plan our journey to Manchester betul2. Yela, kinda alien to the place. Now that we know our way hopefully to go to Manchester again after Christmas, Insya-Allah.

I love the souvenir store. Rasa macam nak beli semua! hahaha.

Next destination- Definitely NOT for MAN UTD supporters. Thanks :p

The tram to Old Trafford. *kenapa la i nampak macam budak kecik dalam pic ni*

My brother was mumbling the whole time when we got here. Maklum la he's not a M.U supporter. Kesian. Sorry dik, you were at the wrong place. Heheh


I swear that my brother was tensed sebab kena lepak sini lama to take pics of us, the Man Utd fans. Oh i pity you dear brother. HAHAH! *nasib baik la dia jenis tak baca blog aku*

We headed back to town at around 4.15pm. Shorter days here during winter. So hari pun dah gelap as if it was already 8pm. Pegi makan kat McD dulu then boarded the 5.30pm bus to Liverpool. Sampai Liverpool Station, we all jalan balik rumah dalam 20mins cam tu. Since, i got here, hari-hari berjalan. Not jalan-jalan makan angin but as in jalan WALKING. Pegi kedai pun berjalan je. Kalau kat KL, nak pegi kedai dekat pun nak naik kereta. Ngada betul.

Till next post!



Running with the snow all over

Posted by Fira Tirona at 1:16 AM
End of the 1st week

It was a sunny day today accompanied with the clear blue sky. It reminded me of the nice mornings or evenings back home (light wind would be a bonus). Just the perfect weather to go for a good run or LSD. But today was different back home as the temperature was -5 degrees when i went out running at about 12.15pm. The road to the park was quite slippery so i had to go slow with my pace. So yea when i got to the park, saw few kids playing around but no one running. I was the only one running this afternoon though. Hahha. I noticed that i didnt feel tired while running. I guess that the air was dry unlike back home where the air was more humid and that i had to breathe in more moisture which makes me feel tired easily due to that. Overall, i enjoyed my 40 minutes slow run today. In fact, i think i enjoy running in the cold more.

Running uphill. Notice the blue and bright sky. LOVES!

My pink custom made ADIZERO ACE AGAINST the white snow

Headed to Tesco after that to get some food ;). Would definitely go out for runs again if the bright sun is out again :)


1st snow experience

Posted by Fira Tirona at 8:26 PM
My first snow experience

It snowed heavily last night. It was really nice. I wished that mom and dad was with us. Missing them and missing others too back home. But hati macam deny semua perasaan tu. I don't know why. Konon hati and perasaan kental la..

Malakoff run will be held tomorrow morning. I'm gonna miss that run as i was supposed to end my running events this year with that event. Rasa sedih pun ada. I miss running back home. I miss doing LSDs in the weekends. I miss running at KLCC park and also at the track of UPM stadium. *hmm, dalam diam u r running for malakoff?, terasanya sebab dapat tau pun dari orang lain. Anyway, have fun ya? *

Hm, tadi nampak ada orang running in the snow. I think u should go do that and experience it. Tetiba rasa down, hati tersentuh pun ada. I think i should go out. Till next post!


Running in the cold

Posted by Fira Tirona at 2:50 AM

4th day in Minster Court, Merseyside Liverpool. It's 6 degrees here while I'm blogging this. Didn't do much today as we wanted to just lepak2 at home. But my feet was "gatal" to go run outdoors although tengah sejuk macam duduk dalam fridge. I miss the warm weather back home. Especially the nice evening weather accompanied by the clear blue sky, the perfect set to go out for a good 6-8km run. I brought my running shoes along with me (curi2 bawak as my mom told me NOT to go run in the cold.. Haha). Sorry mom, anak you ni sangat degil! ;). The park was nearby my brother's place which is not so bad. So yea, did 2.45km of running. I didn't feel tired (weather wasn't humid, udara kering so senang nak breathe) and i felt that i wanted to run further but i kesian kat my cousin who tagged along to the park and was sitted at the cold bench waiting for me to finish my run. Takkan la nak run another 5km kan?..Beku la cousin kesayangan saya tu.. Haha. So yea, if the temperature is fine this next 2 days. I'll try and go 5-6km pula. Just hope it wont snow yet la.. Hahah. It was a good experience though.

Lari naik bukit

I miss participating in events. Will miss Malakoff this year. The final run of the year.


Minster Court and City Central

Posted by Fira Tirona at 11:41 AM

Hye peeps. It's almost 4am while i'm blogging this. I still have this funny sleeping time here since kat sini 5pm dah gelap. So mindset kalau dah gelap means time utk tido. So yea, i slept at 645pm and now i'm wide awake. My brother cakap i ni pelik. Hey! I'm still adjusting ok! (ok mainly sebab dah tak tau nk buat ape kan smlm since there's only one broadband usb and the the boys smlm used it sebab nak tengok Man U v Arsenal. So i on the other hand just read the running mags i bought then terus tertido). And the only time i can use the broadband is when the boys are sleeping. Hahah


It's where my brother leaves. It's 5 mins walk to Uni of Liverpool, 25mins walk to the city center and 30 mins walk to his campus. It's a nice place la. Just love the atmosphere while walking to town. I just love the buildings. It's so UK! ahahah. *Duhhhh!*. I tak sempat snap lots of pics yesterday when i was out as my camera was out of batt. Just managed to snap a few but will definitely do so tomorrow!.

City Central

We all "attacked" Primark first!. OMG!, sangat besar and best!. And yea, ramai shoppers kat sana i as Primark was the place to shops from shirts, jeans, tops to winter attire at affordable prices. I got myself the necessary yesterday as i wanted to keep my money for even more crazy bargains as Christmas is coming and not to forget BOXING DAY too!. Ha, jangan sampai aku boxing sebab nak berebut barang sudah. Haha.

Next store we went was Hahah, something like studio R back in KL. Some things were cheap but i guess some were better off bought in KL. I noticed that kedai tu banyak jual last season's stuff. But its ok i guess depending on what you want to get la. To d1, if you are here, i don't think you'll be too impressed. Rasa-rasanya i kena pegi cari tempat lain yang lagi best kot? Hahah. Btw, i didn't get anything from that sportstore. Oh, just that i laid my eyes on that boots and I'm thinking to get it nanti.

Basically yesterday's outing was to like check out on places and survey on things despite on buying the attire we needed to keep ourselves warm. Planning to jalan2 to Manchester and London as few friends "spotted" my whereabouts. Haha. See how it goes and if the budget permits us to do so.

Outside adik's apartment

Amik berkat sikit *ehem2*

walking to city central

Please abaikan the big paperbag held in my hand :p

yawwwns!!! Till next update!


Hello Liverpool!

Posted by Fira Tirona at 2:26 PM
3 FREEZING weeks

It's 6 plus am here in Minster Court as i blog this. Temperature now might be 2 degrees i think. It's really cold macam duduk dalam freezer. My cousin and I arrived Manchester Airport yesterday around 12pm (around 6pm Malaysian time). My brother waited for us there and we took the train home to his place. It was like 1 1/2 hours ride. Then walked home for another 20 minutes with our luggages. Dah la penat duduk dalam airplane pastu kena nak train plak. Memang rasa macam nak patah pinggang. Dah la sejuk. Anyway, gotta gagahkan diri for 3 freezing weeks here. ;)

We boarded Emirates Airlines to Dubai first then continued our journey to Manchester. I hate long flights la. Kalau naik biz class takpe gak. Heheh. *ngada tul*. Thank god that there were lots of movies to watch and songs to listen. Movies pun banyak yang latest. So i pun watched la the movies yang i tak dapat tgk back in kl like Step Up 3 and Back Up plan. Most of my time was spent sleeping in the plane. Oh the food served pun was not that bad. Yumss jugak la..Haha.


I'm waiting for the boys to get up from sleep. Kinda hungry but i need to some stretches in a bit. Dah ler dah 1 week plus tak run. Speaking of run. Saw a young lady running near the neighbourhood here. pakai shorts lagi. gila gagah betul minah salleh ni. I plan to go runnin here gak but my brother told me that to do so dlm later afternoons la. So yea, gonna experience running in the cold here. Hehehe ;). Will be going to Primark today as well to get some winter clothes and a pair of boots. Nak pegi jalan2 snap2 pics jugak :)

In the train heading to Liverpool

Will update more soon!


Monkey Love

Posted by Fira Tirona at 1:03 PM
Pheww, i'm done with packing the major things to bring for my holidays. So far everything's is in the luggage just that i need to re-check tomorrow before dad start pad-locking all 3 luggages (1 luggage penuh makanan untuk adik tersayang).

Anyway, i've been getting lots of wedding invitations lately. Yelakan, Decembers are always the best time to have wedding receptions and all. But too bad that i could attend them all as i won't be around. Today, i saw pics of my ex-bf's wedding pics on his fb (bf masa high school, monkey love bak kata orang tua). But to my surprise, he got married to someone else. As far as i know he was dating this girl during his Uni days for quite long. Told my mom about it. And she asked me "bagus la dia dah kawin, kenapa? kakak tersentap ke?". Hahah. Memang la tak tersentap. Kisah lama kot. Besides, it was only monkey love. *tapi sebenarnya hati tersentap sket la sebab dia dapat kawin dulu before i do*. Haha. Takpela, jodoh dia sampai cepat. So congrats Mr Z. Thanks for the wedding invite. Would love to come to see you on the pelamin but i won't be around on your joyous day.

Another monkey love i had when i was in matriculation. OMG, only those close to me knows how deeply in (monkey) love with him at that time. We were really close. But too bad that we were not meant to be together. I still remember the one day when he called crying and telling me that i didn't want to fly to Ireland to pursue his medical degree as he wanted to pursue his degree in Architecture. But guess that God knows best and his now a Doctor and yes, doctor yang boleh tahan handsome that orang yang sakit pun nak jadi sakit sebab nak jumpa dia. Haha

During uni days pun i still entangles myself with monkey love. Hmm, kalau nak cerita kat sini, untill tomorrow pun tak habis. But i guess that i'll just keep that to myself and reminiscing it once in awhile will always me chuckle and telling myself that all of these stories and best told to my future kids and grandkids.

So, do you have any monkey love stories to share as well?

p/s: Cause i'm leaving on a jet plane, and will definitely be back!


8 December 2010

Posted by Fira Tirona at 10:54 PM
Ran some errands today. Sent mom to the tailor. I went to the bank, to the pharmacy, got more running magazines and then to celcom center. Thought of activating my roaming service and was told i had to pay RM300 for it? Haih. Tak payah la, terima kasih je la. Baik la i beli telco kat Uk je. £15 je. Which is about RM75. Ok la kot. Dari nak bayar RM300. Will only be in UK for 3 weeks not la 3 months kan. Anyway...settled for the £15 sim card that my bro will get me once i reach there.

This past few days rasa macam haru je. Sedih pun ada. 1st reason was that i'll be travelling for the 1st time without my parents. 2nd reason is that i've not been away so far and agak lama from my parents and my closest. I realized that my god sister have not been calling/bbm-ing me for the past 2 days. I'm missing her already and later today i read her fb status which went like this

"My fgs @Fira Tirona will be having a white christmas ...& A Jolly .. well deserve Holiday!Happy Holidays kiddo!"

I felt like crying when she posted that on facebook. It's like as if im going so long. I will miss her and i will definitely miss her cute kids. Wished that all of them could tagged along and enjoy the trip with me. Then come my aunt who commented on the status update. Lagi la made me feel so sedih. :(

I've already packed my things. I think i need to recheck what's in the luggage. Rasa macam banyak la benda pulak dalam bag tu. I'm thinking of bringing my running shoes as well. My bro told me that there are still people running outdoors just that you've got to wrap yourself well la. So yea, i think i'm gonna bring my running shoes. hehe ;). Will bring 1 luggage to store food. Mom beli macam2 la. Maggi la, cube pati ayam la, rempah ratus la, sambal ikan bilis la, serunding la, kerepek la, kuih ros la...haihh..macam2 la ..i dah rasa macam pengekport makanan plak. Hehe

Had cravings for spaghetti carbonara at Murni's. Was there just now with Nana, Sha and Faiz. Sangat happy to get to see them. Good food enjoyed with good company is the best for me. I'm gonna miss you guys...Missing u guy already!. Anyhow, puas hati dapat makan carbonara kat sana and the drink "I LOVE U" is simply awesome!. Next this to satisfy my cravings would be McD's Prosperity Burger and Curly Fries. Tu cari on Friday la since esok my unimates nak treat me makan kat Manhattan Fish Market..I LOVE MY FRIENDS. HAHA. *tetiba*...U people so sweet la, i nak pegi 3 minggu je..Bukannya 3 tahun. LOL ;)

Kenyang perut suka hati. G'nite Ya'll!


The Unproductive Week

Posted by Fira Tirona at 1:23 PM
1 week

1 week left before i leave for UK, barang pun tak pack lagi. Rasa macam berat hati nak pegi sebab still memikirkan thesis. But since I've already submitted Chaps 1-4 for the Supervisor to read ok kot?. What i need to do is just to correct my paper (dah bape kali dah buat correction sampai nak termuntah darah) and email it to him by this week.

Tadi, pegi amik some stuff for winter from my best friend. Went out with her and her daughter. Comel tak igt betul anak angkat aku tu. Pipi selambak, peha mcm KFC. Haihh, kalau kawin 2 tahun lepas, confirm anak aku dah nak masuk umur setahun. Siap la aku masukkan TRIKIDZ nanti. Tapi buat masa skrg ni, anak2 buah aku jela akan menjadi mangsa untuk masuk TRIKIDZ nanti.. HAHAH.

1 week juga

I've not been training consistently this week. Tak tau la nape. Rasanya baru 8km je cover. Orang lain HARI-HARI lari 8KM. Haih.. Ape nak jadi la ni. This week rasa macam takde mood. Dah la tgh jiwa kacau. Penat la bercinta ni kalau most of the time nak argue. Lari pun tak letih macam gaduh tau. At least kalau penat2 lari pun dapat air, dapat medal dapat goodie bag. Ni kalau gaduh, dapat sakit hati/jiwa/otak and segala jenis sakit la. Ni i nk gi UK 3 minggu baru la nk baik-baik. Bukan senang ok nak pujuk2 aku. Maybe the best thing to do is just let it be la. Malas dah nk fikir.

3 weeks

The MUCH needed holiday. Dapat main snow, nak shopping masa BOXING DAY, Christmas-ing and New year kat sini. Will be back 3rd of Jan. But im definitely gonna miss my running sessions. So lps balik dari holiday, harus lah training kaw2 utk my 1st 21km race. Borneo here i come!


Congrats FaR on your engagement!. Sgt simple majlis semalam. Rilex and tenang je. Makan pun best.hihihi. After that i headed to Sg Wang to get some magz for me to read on the airplane nanti. KL sgt HAVOC smlm. I bawak kereta pun macam gangster dari kampung mana ntah. Celah sini, celah sana. Potong sana, potong sini. Nasib baik la kereta cute. Haha. Dapat magazine pegi plak my cuzin's house kat keramat. Dalam rmh pun havoc, mcm masuk kidsport plak. yang sorang dok main drums. Yang sorang tu buat aksi acrobatic, yang sorang tu nangis2. Haih, kanak2.

Tapi macam mana pun, my heart was at ease when i got to meet you. I wonder if you felt the same way too?

p/s: sorry la lambat sejam...jam sgt!

(Ehhhh, kenapa tetiba berbunga2 ni? Perlukah?)

Ok, nak pegi tgk CSI jap. Fav tu. Till next post!

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