I am finally back in Bintulu. It had been a long day. Today's the first day of Hari Raya, so I guess everyone is in a festive mood. I am to tired to go anywhere so off to bed, I went. (flashback) Unfortunately, the morning of Raya, I was still at my room in UNITEN. My flight was at 1.40pm so I still have a morning all to myself, literally. Everybody has gone back to their kampung a few days before. I send Hari Raya greetings by sms to my Malay friends. Switching on my laptop, I watch a few clips until 10.45am and then dragged my belongings downstairs and waited for the taxi. Surprisingly, the LCCT airport was as crowded as usual. I also met an old classmate of mine there. We chatted for a while about the different paths we have taken. "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, I took the one less traveled and that has made all the difference." Onboard the Airbus AK5272, I waited patiently for my destination-home.
14-15/10/2007 Sunday & Monday
I visited all my Malay and non-Malay friends. We had a lot of fun eating and sharing our experience over the pass few months. Then, on Monday, we went around town together before visiting our old school. The school was literally empty as it was the school holidays. We went through our old classrooms and tried to guess where we sat before. Most of the time we were silent, with occasional burst of laughter. School has many memories for all of us. Not all of us were their, some have move on and while others did not come back this holidays.
After yesterday and the day before, I decided to relax a bit at home and do the piles of homework a brought back. i started of with the numerous essays that I have to complete. Occasionally, I took some breaks to read newspapers and do other stuff. At the end of the day I rewarded myself , watching the whole Harry Potter series!
My family and I went out for breakfast at our favourite coffee shop. Restaurants are too expensive, but who needs them when the best mee in town, "kampua mian" can be found at coffee shops. After a delicious breakfast, we went shopping at the newly built supermarket in town, Walmart. Walmart is a bit different from other supermarkets in Bintulu as it opens at 10.00am following the standard international supermarkets and hypermarkets in KL. Usually, local supermarkets are opened by the latest 8.00am so it is a bit weird for locals. Anyway, I also went to get a haircut before heading home. In the afternoon, I went to the library to study and borrow some books to read. I still have a lot of things to study before the final exam so it does dampened my holiday spirits.
Nothing much today as I stayed at home to do some revision. Surf the net and kill some monsters online with my warrior and magician.
Blame it on the exams as I had to study today. :-( Oh ya, I did some shopping again this morning with my parents. Then, the rest of the day is for books.
20/10/2007 Saturday 11.00am
Today is the day I am going back so I have to packed my stuff before my flight in the afternoon. In the morning, I also watched television and did some revision. After lunch, I went to my room. Looking at my room, I noticed that time stood still in here. My calender still shows March the 12th, 2007, the day my SPM results were released. Then, at about 2.30pm, my family sent me to the airport. Onboard AK 5273 bounded for Kuala Lumpur, I am not sad leaving as I know I will be back. Where ever time and fate takes me, home is where the heart is.