My morning view from Hosteling International Toronto!
When you have only 6 hours in huge Toronto, you move fast! Agile and quick is the key!
Something weird happened during our climb at Broga Hill. One of our friends got approached to help a group of people to take a picture.
Boy were they confused when my friend turned away and pointed the camera away from them. Hahaha. We could not stop laughing.
And after he took the picture, we asked him why did he do that and apparently he was trying to find the sunlight, which I did not understand the logic behind it until today.
The next day, we travelled around 1.5 hours to Anren which is 40km from Chengdu to visit Dayi Liu's Mansion. It was the former residence of the Liu family, and was mainly owned by a Chinese landlord named Liu Wencai.
#truestory from someone I knew recently. I could not stop laughing after listening to it.
Damn that dragon looks like a Digimon lololol!
I think the first thing that comes to everyone's mind when it comes to Canada is Maple Leaves, or the Niagara Falls! The next morning I took the 6am flight to Toronto.
When I was really young, I drowned a few times before. Thank god there were always someone to save me. T______T I like the water but I never knew how to swim haha.
EJ who teaches one how to swim in 12 hours! D:
I was really skeptical at first because apparently you will be able to move in the first hour! I really thought it was impossible but it was real. On my first lesson, I am already learning on how to breath properly.
The moment when I actually moved in the water I was crying in my heart. T_______T
EJ doesn't teach competitive swimming, but instead it's energy efficient swimming and for water survivability, this is why you can learn swimming in 12 hours! To know more, find him at his Facebook page yo! :)
He was really patient in correcting mistakes, especially me who always forget the correct step hoho.
Excuse me while I go practice my swimming! Thank god my condo has a pool. :D
After adorable pandas, we then adjourned to Jing Xiang Zi (井巷子) Alley for lunch! This alley is part of the two historical alleys in Chengdu I felt like I stepped way back in time into the ancient China days where we wear traditional outfits!
Rock Zone is where people are supposed to jump and party! But that's not the case now.
It doesn't help when I either succumb to peer pressure and I take photos as well, or I cannot see a single thing because I am too short.
Did a short comic on why I love Hari Raya! :D
I finally have the reason to wear Baju Kurung (Traditional Malay outfit)! Used to love wearing this at school last time hehe.
This is also the time where they will be tons of Bazaar Ramadhan where many Malaysians sell amazing traditional delicacies that everyone enjoys, no matter what race you are.
Our neighbours will also give us delicious Raya cookies and laughter can be seen everywhere.
We also throng each other homes for open houses, and I myself met all my secondary school friends in our friend's place last year.
People from the city will also rush home back to their respective hometowns, and KL will be a quiet city for once.
Blogging about this also made me realize that we always have the spirit of unity in us. We are all Malaysians, and we know that so don't let simple issues that were blown out of proportion divide us.
SELAMAT HARI RAYA!
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To be honest, I never planned to go China to travel but I'm glad that Chengdu was my first destination thanks to AirAsia X and Chengdu Tourism. Located in the Southwest of China, it is the 4th most livable city in China, and mostly encompass the Sichuan language and culture. Especially the food.
The night before #Fast4Malaysia, I set my alarm to 5am because I was so determined to wake up early to Sahur (Meal before dawn) so that I could last the day.
But as usual, I failed haha.
My usual routine every morning was to grab a glass of water, but I knew I could not do so that morning. It was really tough and I really wanted to give up haha!
Some symptoms that I had from fasting:
I felt like food was beckoning me.
I felt that it was really hard at first because I could not drink water either. But thank god it was all good after a few hours, and a fellow Twitter friend said that it is only like that from 11am to 3pm and I agree wholeheartedly!
I became restless and kept looking at the time.
I also kept stalking the #fast4malaysia hashtag on Twitter to see how is everyone doing. I felt instantly more motivated haha. So glad everyone is together in this! :D
Nevertheless, it was an experience. I really salute our Muslim friends who does it for 30 days as it really test your patience. People may think oh what can fasting do for unity, but I think it's the action that matters and you get to be in someone's shoes for once. Our country is becoming depressing because of certain parties and we really need to be strong and not let them separates us! Oh, for more stories of #fast4malaysia, check out the Tumblr page yo!
When I drank my first sip of water after breaking fast, it was total heaven!
So we ran and ran and ran!
We swam and swam across the ocean.
And we finally did it! We have reached the end of Malaysia!
If you remembered, Rexona Move is an initiative where you sweat and change your KMs into donations for the underprivileged children.
Rexona's initial aim was to cover 10,695km, which is the total distance of Malaysia, but you guys collected a total of 85,233km throughout the campaign!
Malaysians are super awesome!
Rexona has started doing their part for the kids and they are starting from the north of Malaysia. And Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang will be Rexona Move's next stops where they will be offering drawing lessons, or replacing broken fences after consulting with the caregivers at the respective homes.
Such a fun project don't you think?