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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Exhausting day

Well, today has been very fruitful. I spent last night away from manor hall, and after breakfast, i returned, only to realise that i have spent about 4 nights away from 'home'.

I had a very interesting conversation with Ross, our lady cleaner. She has not stopped promoting her 'buy before you buy' policy to me. I wanted to attend a discussion with U Marzuki, but was delayed by the conversation. I ended up making her a cup of coffee after she said 'over the 4 years that i have known you, you've never made me a cup of tea'..


Anyway, i promised Adam that I'd meet him outside his house at 11 am. I went to Queen's Building first to check my mail, and return few books to the rightful owner. The Queen's Building of the University of Bristol was opened by the queen in 1955, and last year (2005), she came again to open a state-of-the-art Earthquake Lab, which forms the new wing of the building.

After few hiccups, we left Bristol heading to Bath at about 11.45am.. The Bristol and Bath Railway Path, opened in 1984, was the first section of the National Cycle Network to be built. The journey was smooth, and the sky was really bright. We arrived at Bitton station quite early, and after enjoying late breakfast meal (sandwiches and ice-cream), we continued with our journey.


We arrive in Bath at about 1.15pm and we found ourselves amazed at the buildings around Bath. This time, i became the Tourist Guide, showing Adam around Bath. The pulteney bridge, the Guildhall, the Sally Lunn etc. We bought few cookies from Ben's, and enjoyed our cookies with ice-cream on a bench in the abbey courtyard.

Bath was full of street musicians, and we did not miss the opportunity to listen to the relaxing mozart composition.

After that, we headed to Jane Austen's centre, just to show Adam where she used to live. We navigate further uphill, until we reached the Circus and the Crescent. He spent few minutes enjoying the panoramic view, while I perfomed the Midday prayer. Few minutes later, we again cycled aroud Bath, and finally headed home.

We left Bath at about 3.10pm, but this time the weather was quite hot. We nearly got into trouble. There were two ladies who let their dogs loose, and Adam nearly hit one, who was running and suddenly stopped. At the same time, i could not avoid hitting Adam from behind. Fortunately, my swift act managed to reduce the damage to a minimal. Because of the temperature, I felt quite dehydrated, and we had to stop at Bitton again, this time to buy some drinks. While i sticked to the more traditional mineral water, Adam chose a more sophisticated energy replinishing drinks, Lucozade. We continued cycling and arrived at Adam's at about 4.30pm

Immediately, we went to the common room, and yay, I saw Inzaghi escaped the off-side trap, rounded the goalie, and scored.. and Italy won the match. Go Italy go..

Having had this double jack-pot, i went home, and there, i see something i have been waiting for. I received a mail from a far-away friend, which i have been waiting for ever since.

To all that contributed to these events, I thank you very much for making my day. A special thank to...

3 Comments:

Blogger ihsan_huhu said...

haha... still after that day..u never make her a cup of tea.... bcoz u make coffee...hahaha
cis..inzaghi... legend...uhh

3:12 PM  
Blogger Zacharias said...

reaction 1 from ihsan: coffee not tea
reaction 2 from someone: tu pun nak cerita ke? (referring to last paragraph).. any other reactions?

Don't get the wrong idea. the article was purposely written to have such a thought provoking effect, to trigger some thinking.

We have to remember no matter how good/bad the day is, special thank is due to .....


Allah, and only to Allah.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous azad said...

from me pulak: not coffe, neither tea, tapi memang takde pape

probably she wanted to say, "I ain't got no drink from you since I work here, young man!"...
huhu...ala ala matblack 50cent (limeposen)

5:19 PM  

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