Nov 27, 2016

Road to finals

13 more days.
13 days to study.
13 days to not fuck up.
You can do this boy.
I know it's tough but we've been here before.
Success is my only motherfucking option.
Don't even think about failing.
You will pass the exams.
You will finish med school.
You will become a great person.
Now back to your books.

Feb 22, 2016

Neko Atsume

3.20 a.m.

I miss cats. I have loads of them back at home. Cats are awesome. When you rub their back and they purr, it makes your heart purr as well. When they do silly things like ask you for food and you have to literally wave the food right in front of their eyes for them to notice. Or how they clumsily knock down the vase in your house. Or how they love to sit on your laptop and won't move. Or how they sit on your books when you're trying to study. Or how they sit on anything. They are effortlessly CUTE!

You don't see many cats in Ireland. No strays. You see people walking dogs everywhere but no cats in sight. Well that's probably because walking and cats don't really fit in the same sentence. But I sorely do miss cats. You can see cats everywhere in Malaysia. A haven of cats. But if you do see a cat in Ireland, they are the cutest of living things! So fluffy and so fat! I miss cats.

The kitten I found at Anjung, Yaya

I've been thinking of adopting a cat, but how could I? I could barely keep myself fed. But then I found Neko Atsume, a a cat collecting game. The objective of the game, as its namesake, is to collect cats! When it first started trending, I had no idea why everyone was obsessed with it because it doesn't look at all that interesting. But then the day came when I downloaded the app.

This game got me hooked straight away. It's not really like a game. It's like having pets! You have to put out food and toys, and stray cats will be attracted to it. Then all you have to do is take pictures of the cats and brag to any friends who would listen. But why is it so addictive? Well, as a responsible cat lover, you'd want to keep your cats fed. You want to attract all the cats and take pictures of them. Like how celebrity parents flaunt their kids to the public, us cat lovers flaunt our cats around!

Like in real life, these cats are so sillyly (a word I made up) cute! Their interactions with the toys are so adorable that only if you were a monster would you not go 'aawwwww'. And the rare cats just make you jump in joy. You can't help but just check your phone every 10 minutes to see what plump and fluffy bundle of joy has visited your house.

Though these cats can't purr me warmth, their cute expressions are enough for now.
I miss cats.

Feb 5, 2016

Nasi Goreng

2.22 p.m.

Nanti aku dah ada anak, kalau dia mintak duit dekat aku, kau sabar jap lah.
"ABAH DULU! Masa takde duit dekat Ireland tu, abah bangun pagi buat nasi goreng, jual. takde mintak mintak ni" Yes, itu lah yang aku nak kata dekat anak aku nanti. Padan muka dia.

Tapi sejujurnya, salah aku jugak. Tak rancang perbelanjaan aku betul betul. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail, and hey did I fail. But no worries, failure teaches you to be a better person, to learn from your mistakes, to make better decisions. And if I find myself in the same situation in the future, it's not a mistake. It's a choice.

I have dug my grave, now I have to lie in it. It's not that bad actually, it keeps me alert and active. Sekarang takde masa dah nak bukak mata pukul 8 pagi, lepastu merungut tidur balik sebab nak sambung mimpi. Now as soon as the alarm rings I have to get up and start cooking (after solat of course) then rush to class. No more snooze button.

I remember my teacher saying "Tun Dr. Mahathir tu, tidoq 4 jam ja satu malam!"
Pelik jugak la kan, how she knew that fact. Pernah ke wartawan tanya Tun, tidoq berapa jam satu malam? But now I get her point. To become successful, one must get up and chase your dreams and not just dream. Yes, the bed is comfortable and it just yearns your body but take a second and think.

If we wanted to lie down all day and do nothing, we'd better off just be dead don't we?

Yours truly,

Pengusaha nasi goreng tom yum.

Jan 26, 2016


1.22 a.m.

Salam. It's been a tiring day. Today (or yesterday) was the first day of class for semester 2 and I'm absolutely knackered. I promised myself to start blogging again since the day I flew here but knowing me, I've procrastinated even when I had nothing to do over the winter break (six weeks of mereput-ing) eh that sounded so wrong macam mereputing. puting. lol.

But guess what guys I'm here in Dublin! It's only been about 4 months but I've done my best to make Ireland feel like home for now. I'm only gonna be here until December next year so I've to make every second count, and to be particularly honest, I'm not proud of my first semester here.

The first semester was definitely what I'd call the 'honeymoon' semester, because I absolutely flunked it. I spent my mornings skimming through the lecture notes and the rest of the day watching movies (what a bad medical student I must sound like). But putting the past to bed, I'm turning over a new leaf. I've decided to be a proper student this second semester and i'm gonna put all my effort into studying and trying to achieve for the cloudy skies of dublin for the term exams (Cause Dublin is always cloudy see).

By the way I'm studying in University College Dublin (UCD) and it's probably one of the most famous Universities in Ireland, says me. It's just outside the Dublin city centre and it has quite a large campus with admirable sports facilities.

I hope I'll be able to write more over this semester and I'll be able to share what life is like here and also of my adventures and travels. But until then, I need to get to sleep because I have dissection tomorrow and it's only the second day.

And I have dancing practice cause I'm gonna be performing at a Malaysian night soon.

Yours truly,

Irfan Nukman was here :)

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