I seem to be blogging everyday now surpisingly as this is my break from studying..Hahaha

Today thankfully was a much better day than yesterday..Went hunting for place to fix my car and got a couple of quotes that were a bit more acceptable than the one I got in Honda yesterday. Picked the cheapest which was a place Bee Ling found for her car( thanks so much babe!!!owe you one) and decided to get everything done tomorrow. So tomorrow is going to be another day of getting up early again and sending my car and studying in the library while waiting..At least I will get some studying done I suppose instead of finding excuses to do everything else when I am home..Hopefully everything gets settled tomorrow.

I realised the more comforts you have in life the more you end up spending to keep up and maintain it..Like my car for example..But cant complain..It is so much easier having a car..I must be prepared to come out with the money to keep it in shape also..

Also managed to meet with Beth, another 4th year from here. We have been having a coffee sessions whenever time permits. She is a really nice girl and always so helpful. It was good meeting up with her. I have started to love coffee even more and now am in the phase of drinking caramel machiato.. :)

And OMG..the weather is absolutely awful now..It keeps raining every 20 minutes and it is so heavy like back home..Apparently the lightning and thunder is something new and does not happen much here in Auckland..And I thought I ran away from all that..
Where are those nice sunny days that Spring is supposed to have?
I hate the rain..it makes me feel so miserable...

Hope tomorrow is not this bad and I dont have more complains!!!!
Who would have thought this day would turn out so unexpectedly..
It was a nice sunny morning when I had to get out of bed to give my car for renewal of the registration and a service which was supposed to go without a hitch . I had planned on studying in the library while waiting for my car to be done. I thought I had it all nicely planned but instead...
Around mid day it started raining..just a few showers at first and then it started to get really heavy..Thank god Bee Ling, Kee Ping and James were nearby and they sent me to the service centre..
And then Honda tells me that I need to replace a few parts in my car for them to be able to reissue my registration and it cost a freaking bundle more than I expected.

Now tomorrow I need to go look for other car garages to get a cheaper quote and decide and fix everything by this week before my bloody registration expires and I go down to Waikato...........

Well its not that bad I suppose but I had my week so well planned out and this just ruins all my plans..

Hopefully everything gets settled fast and at a affordable rate..*Praying hard*
I am so good in finding excuses not to study now...
When its a sunny day all I want to do is stare out my window longing to be outside either in some garden laying on the grass or window shopping along Newmarket
When its a gloomy or rainy day all I want to do is snuggle up in my warm duvet and sleep...
So when is the time to study?
I guess soon enough I will start panicking about exams and forget about all these needs and just study....

On a happier note..went to the temple today after such a long time. Felt so contented after praying and also from all the good food I got. Another plus point to go to temple... :)
GP posting was an interesting experince. It was an eye opener to the setting of general practice in New Zealand which is so different from Malaysia.
After 2 weeks of urban Gp at Mt Roskill Medical Centre where James and I had a wonderful time thanks to all the doctors and staff there, we had to go about 4 hours north from Auckland to Kaikohe for our 2 weeks rural GP. It was really like some UK country side and we even stayed in a cottage on the farm.
I definitely gained lots by this rural posting in both thoery and clinical skills wise. The doctors and staff there were so friendly and encouraging that I got to try many new things. I even went to the Northland prison for half a day..but no nothing exciting happened there..Hahah thankfully i suppose.
Just some pictures....

The orange trees just outside the cottage

The small fireplace in the cottage

My room

So cute rite..It was a hot water bottle cover.

The living room of the cottage. The TV actually had Sky TV(cable TV) and we spent practically all our free time after coming back from the clinic just watching TV.. :)

Pig out session on Friday Night

Nachos at Kerikeri

James and me at the rugby match between Northland and Auckland. Decided to go for it as we were there in Kerikeri at that time and it was the highlight as this was the first game this year to be played there I think.

Just one picture from the rugby game. I did not really get the whole game but enjoyed the whole atmosphere. I still prefer soccer..

On the way to Paihia, Bay of Islands

Me at Paihia

The cows at the next door field. They always stare at us when we drive pass...

Our main Nurse Coordinator, Daryl. She was like an angel always helping us about.

Dr Robertson, the owner of the cottage we stayed at.

Dr Robinson, who was in charge of us.

The unique toilet at Kawa Kawa..

The entrance to the prison.
Some time ago(I have forgotten the date), when Mui How came up to Auckland, we went to Piha Beach on a nice sunny day. The sun was strong but the wind was even stronger unfortunately so we had to layer up. It was a beautiful day nevertheless and we had so much fun together. One trip that I will always remember..

The best picture..We all had our unique way of jumping that some how portrayed us.

Us with some of the food we packed..We had lots of food..

The 3 boys..We all agreed that they look like they are some survivors in the desert.

Bee Ling and I...

Of course I rarely caught or hit the volley ball..

Advertising the ball as a new hand phone. Just one of the many fun silly games we played..

Piggy-backing and racing..This was the start when it was all good. Later I had to piggy-back Mui How back and I could barely manage 5 steps despite him being just a few kilos more than me...

Resting..James's shadow also in the picture.. :)

The view from one of the small rock hill we climbed.

The view from the other side of the rock hill..

All our names connected somehow..

Us girls doing what we love doing!!

View from one of the look out spot while driving back..

I am just in the mood to put up all the pictures I have all of a sudden. So the next few posts are mainly just going to be pictures with few words.

It to celebrate the new template also.. :) I hope this one does not go bonkers like the last template.

Mui How and me at Lotus Heart. Its a vegetarian restaurant at the heart of Christchurch city. It has a very Indian theme but all the workers are locals dressed in Saris.. Very nice ambience and food was good too.

The Botanical Gardens..not my best jump.

On a bridge at the Avon River which goes around the whole city.

Sumner Beach..Brrr the wind was soo strong.

World Peace Bell at Botanical Gardens

Some pretty pink flowers outside Mui's house

More flowers at the Botanical Gradens..

And even more flowers at the Botanical Gardens.I know I took lots of pictures with flowers..but it is Spring after all. What is more beautiful than all the colourful bloomed flowers.

View of the Estuary and Sumner Beach from Aunty's house

The snow capped mountains ..

Clock Tower at Sumner Beach

At the Cathedral Square. I don't really know what was it there for..

The main church in Christchurch.

Christchurch Tram

Bridge of Remembrance.

Hello from Christchurch!!!!!
Blogging from Mui How's house. Its so nice and quiet here but cold too. Had a wonderful time staying with Mui How and my aunt here. And also James joined us after his trip.
Christchurch is a small town compared to Auckland. The whole town can be walked in just 1 hour i think. The view away from town is lovely especially the Sumner beach and snow capped mountains of the Kaikora range.
My god back to Auckland tomorrow ad have to start studying..:(

Some pictures from the trip.

Dinner at Korean House

Mui How cam-whoring at the Botanical Gardens. It took me ages to get a shot like that.

Cathedral Square