Tuesday, October 28, 2008

You were there

28th of October..it's already 2 months i landed on this foreign land, Manchester.

Time really flies, it has already been:
2 months away from home, from the familiar faces i grew up with
2 months meeting new friends
2 months freezing in the UK
2 months adapting to the different culture and language
2 months of uncertainties, of doubt, of worries
but in this 2 months, i also see God's plan unfolding, heard Him whispering to me....
"I'm always here..."

Life in Manchester can be as fun as u think it is when u see all the nice pics taken.
I will always give positive response when i was asked about my 2 months stay here...
Life here is good! People here are nice! Food here is awesome! and we can go Europe tour!
but the dark side of it...shall never be revealed.
To me, the joy is only found in my dear small CHURCH
and the place called HOSPITAL.

'You were there' by Avalon.

wasSup doc: It's never easy to stay 6000+ miles away from home, but His presence has assured me that i'll be fine coz He is there throughout my training here.

Hang in there Angie....Aja!


Sunday, October 26, 2008

another weekend:)

i like:)
which means i can update my blog:)

it has been a tiring week...lectures, ward rounds, theatres, ward work...and there was once we came back at 6pm! and since it's day-light saving now..by 530pm, the sky was already dark..by the time we walked home, it's as though 9pm at night! i miss something..that is..the SUN!
Wednesday, was the very first match for netball..oh did i tell u guys that i joined the netball team in my hall? St Gabs!! Just to wanna shed some calories:) Most of the gurls are playing for the very first time..so i felt not so pressured playing with them! Back to our match, WE WERE LITERALLY TRASHED by the Gurls from the pharmacy faculty..we only managed to score 1 goal, and our opponents scored ALL THE WAY!! They're too strong, too tall, too experienced! Compared to us, most of us are new to the game, so we're not familiar with the MANY rules in netball. BUT BUT BUT, we had lots of fun:) we're gonna have a match every Wednesday night till next year, so yea..Angie IS EXERCISING kay:P loving netball to the MAX! Luckily i was taught how to play back in IMU:)
Thursday, had student fellowship at night. We watched a short video clip about rediscovering friendship. Discussing the importance of friendships in our lives. The difficulties we have handling and maintaining those friendships:) and are we willing to journey with our dear friends who are in their toughest time. Scripture discussed was from the book of Acts chapter 9, when Barnabas befriended Saul( Apostle Paul) who persecuted God's people. Are we ready to play the role of Barnabas?? think about it...Come to think about it, Jesus spent His time, eating with the sinners too, and we're encouraged to be Christ-like..
Saturday, netball practise at 11am..we played UNDER THE RAIN..Semangat us..not gonna give up!! not now..Then had dim sum for lunch AGAIN..:) Manchester is well-known for their dim sum anyway:) After that, Kee Fong, Lily and me went for the Sports Day organised by students fellowship. Basically, students from the Mandarin, Cantonese and English congregations came together to play games and get to know each other better:) Played captain ball, badminton, basketball and football...and the STAR of the day was.....KEE FONG!! Gosh, dun DUN look down on his height. This fella can JUMP as though there are springs on his shoes..hidden talent! Dinner for the day...we pampered ourselves with proper Chinese food at Pearl City..though it's kinda pricey, but this is the once in a lifetime reward:)

Sports Day: Lily*Helen*Nicola*Julian*Angie*Joanne #1*Joanne#2We love the letter 'J'

J for Jesus, Julian and JAY CHOU(we're the ardent fans!)!!

Nicola massaging for me after the games:)

steamed egg+seafood:)Roasted duck!!Salad pork fillet
the satisfied faces!!
wasSup Doc: we're now in the day light saving period (6months). So, our clock here have to turn back one hour after 1 midnight today, which means we gain 1 extra hour:) and comparing to Malaysia, we're 8 hours behind now..take note!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekends with my siblings:)

Now proudly present to you my dearest siblings in the home of Manchester:)
We are the Chanloowongteo brother and sisters!

Stephanie- our Da Jie(big sis)

Kee Fong- Da Ge(Big Bro)

Angelene- Er Jie(2nd Sis)

Lily- Xiao Mei(small sis)

So, for the very first time this week, we all had dinner together over the weekends, 2 days consecutively:) I was overwhelmed with the family homey feeling:):) Love eating together as one big family.

::Saturday night::

Angie the Chef!!Woohoo..who said i cant cook...come on..It's a new beginning!

The dish cleaners: Lily n Steph..The BIG eater and contribute nth...our BIG BOSS..

nola, he helped to wash pots and pans:)

and our meals are....

paiseh paiseh...just a simple meal for simple people like us:)Lettuce:) Vege vege vege..Egg+Onions+Minced chicken+Mushroomand our main dish: black pepper chickenmild curry Nasi briyani..dessert: double choc cakeand when apple crumble meets Caramel ice cream

Purfecto dessert!!!Within minutes..we sapu everything clean!

and we only have to pay 2.20 pounds each for this meal!

summary: It's really cheap to eat in! had lots of fun..but ALOT of work need to b done..

::Sunday night::

da jie, er jie, da ge, xiao mei decided to eat out...Pizza!

we ordered 3 of this size pizza:)

Da jie + Er Jie :)

xiao mei + da ge:)

the family portrait:)

the happy family..and our surname is chanloowongteo!

wasSup Doc: i love you, you love me, we are happy family:)

It's not easy to find such good companions:) Thank you my dearest jie jie n koko n mei mei for making my stay in Manchester...wonderful*_*

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Visitors from Dundee:)

Yup, the Dundonians came all the way from Scotland to visit us..the Mancunians! They had a week of study break..when they shud b studying..BUT they decided to explore the city of Manchester:) So, Lily, Min and me hosted them for almost a week:) Didnt get to bring them out though, coz we have classes to attend. We're such a bad host yea...but anyway, the Dundonians are a bunch of independent people, and so they explored the city themselves:) After all, Manchester is not THAT BIG...Guess after this one week, they know their way better than us...ESP my dear Wannie...her sense of directions is too good..for a gurl:P Anyway, great having them around:) Our Dundonians friends sure need this break..Studies in Dundee kinda hectic for them, as 4th year students, more expectations! Anyway..here goes the pics:)
Dundonians and Mancunians @ the Wheel of Manchester

busy busy...DIM SUM:)

the HOSTs:)nice trees yea:)

see the tiny us...guess it's a church..no idea!snap snap snap..i feel like a superstar:PFountain of life:)
Pose pose more poses!my Fav pose..shape of a heart!check them out!MANC -Sign Language

SCOT- oh the pressies they bought for us all the way from Scotland..Scottish short bread and Scottish tea and Scottish bir too..so nice of them..

p/s: those coming to visit us next time, bring souvenirs for us!!Mancunians have no chance to go out of Manchester:(

Jia Yu is obsessed with this Magic BLUE bus:)

Most importantly..I finally GOT TO SEE HER! Wannie!!!

sorry didnt really spend much time with you..
They visited my church:)and my room! and not to forget..OLD TRAFFORD!

of all the good food in Manchester..they enjoy the Indian food most...muakakka

Dundonians:: Chun Seng, Vivien, Wannie, Jia Yu

Manchester bid you goodbye:)

we LOVE u!!

wasSup doc: We will visit u all in Dundee next time kay:) Make sure u wait for us!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

it's time for a new handbag:P

came across this cool deal at Caryn's blog....as usual..FREE STUFF..gurls are now all geared up for it...GRAB IT PPL!

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come on gurls...click
give it a try...a NEW BRANDED BAG might be YOURS:)
wasSup Doc: Sharing is caring mates:) Jesus said it's good to share..muakakakakka!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

the EID celebration

Just a short post about the EID celebration dinner in my hall today:)

Basically it's a celebration for the recent Ramadhan. St Gabs committee will organise celebration dinners for us. Big events like Chinese New Year, Christmas, Diwali and so on.. The dining hall will be decorated and those celebrating the events will have to come up with some performances. Most importantly of all, all residents are to dress up for the event:) It's a proper fine dining with 3 course meal:) cool.... Below are the pics taken:) enjoy!

nice deco huh...proper fine dining!

EID- which means Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri:)

Lily likes the effect of this pic:P BLurrr

Elena..Tutor in my hall..

May* Ly* Angie--Malaysians!!

Shamini, 3rd year law student from Penang!! And she is the president of our JCR committee..Malaysia Boleh!!

Freshers:) Angie*Mayurah(Malaysian)*Shaziyah(Singaporean)

Christina(China), Ming Yu(Malaysian), Iris( Hong Kong), Anna (BBC)

Ming Yu(Malaysian doing 1st year pharmacy), Rain( from Shanghai) and May

and there goes the food...They purposely served us curry and all..but not as nice as those in Rusholme...bleh! Appetizer: Vege vege VEGE!Main Course: Pilau RiceIndian sauces..Chicken curry..not spicy at all!Dessert: Pancake with yogurt filling..taste WEIRD! but the strawberry cover it all:P

Dance performance

Angie and Lily!

the Malaysian traditional Kebaya Kedah and the British style.

looking forward for the next celebration:)


wasSup Doc: It's good to share and celebrate such occasions with other gurls in the hall yea.. Hmm, get to learn more about other races' beliefs:) Glad that i stay here..