My new blog: For those who came here for the cake pop class, I've created a new blog with updates on classes and photos over at guiri in the kitchen

Monday, November 28, 2005

Hoy Viene Mi Novio

My boyfriend finally arrived today!!! Yippeee...:) It's a good thing that he did not feel tired after the 16 hours of travel (although he did not sleep in the plane), so we took a train to Girona. Was really really cold today, but I am glad that it did not rain. Hehe...after this I won't have time to update the blog...until I am back in Malaysia. U faham, I faham lah ;)

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Mi Vida en España

A mis queridisimos profesores de dQ: (GRANADA) Montse, Ramón, Susana, Juanfra, Juan, Jose; (SEVILLA) Cielo, Celia, Natalia, Carmen; (MADRID) Carolina, Manuel; (BARCELONA) Begoña, Dani, Ana, Marcos.

Y a mis queridisimos amigos de Granada, Sevilla, Madrid y Barcelona.

Este poema es dedicado a vosotros. Ha sido un placer conoceros.

llegaba a Granada
no hablaba ehpañol ná
fue el junio pasao
ya no eh lo mihmo

llegaba a Granada
joé, qué calor hacía
mi amigo, el abanico
ya no lo necesito

llegaba a Granada
lah tapah son gratuitah
te la sirvían con la bebida
ya han sido mih favoritah

llegaba a Granada
subíamoh la Sierra Nevada
y conquihtamoh el Veleta
ya sólo una memoria

de Granada a Sevilla
un guapo me recogía
el profe de cansioneh
que cantaba cada vierneh

de Granada a Sevilla
el calor, no le falta
ni buenoh amigoh
que a veseh son locoh

de Granada a Sevilla
del flamenco a la conga
nada de ehto me perdía
qué cultura tán rica

de Granada a Sevilla
"¿dónde quedamoh, guapa?"
la Carboneria, el Levieh
que prefiría loh ehtudianteh

Madrid, ya no es Andalucía
de repente se volvía clarita
la ese y la de no se las comía
todo hablaba como yo aprendía

Madrid, ya no es Andalucia
el frio del otoño ya lo sentía
me congelaba cada mañana
todo no salía sin la chaqueta

Madrid, ya no es Andalucía
tán grande me sentía perdida
aquí hay que tener cuidado
todos los sitios, en el bus o el metro

Madrid, ya no es Andalucía
que por el arte tiene la fama
Picasso, Dali, Velazquez o Miro
todo se encontraba en el museo

Barcelona, la última parada
le pintó Gaudi como la cuadra
la famosa Sagrada Familia
ojalá esté lista cuando vuelva

Barcelona, la última parada
aquí el DELE lo hacía
somos 16 de la escuela
ojalá aprobemos sin falta

Barcelona, la última parada
un paraíso dónde comprar
de regalitos, un sinfin de lista
ojalá no me vacie la cartera

Barcelona, la última parada
a pie, podemos ir a la playa
vamonos, con una botella de cava
¡ojalá no me ponga borracha!

Saturday, November 19, 2005


Wraaaaah...I want to cry liao lar.....just completed all sections of my DELE exam today. Fue fatal!!! I was expecting the listening part to be slightly easier so that it could cover my shortfall for the oral exam. I had so much confidence with my listening skills prior to the exam, but now.... *sob* *sob* It's not that I can't speak the language, but I just can't can't talk in front of somebody who is taking note of my errors all the time. Had BIG time mental block. Had all the ideas to talk before entering the interview room, but once I was inside, *POOF* there goes my ideas! :'(

Anyway, just gotta keep my fingers crossed, and wait for the results 6 weeks down the road. Worst case is I'll have to resit in May 2006 *sigh*. Hope the rest have better luck! ;)

Thursday, November 17, 2005


My last stop in Spain!!! Can't believe that I have only less than 3 weeks here, and I'll be back to Malaysia. Counting down now.....but of course, I have to countdown to my exams first.... (arrgggghh.......I am so nervous when it comes to oral exams :S) I could just babble in Spanish with anyone except the examiner! Gosh, how am I gonna overcome this phobia? My friend Michael told me to treat the examiners as sheeps...he he he...what an advice! Anyway, keeping my fingers crossed now that everything will go well.....*sweat*

After having tried staying with a family in Granada and Madrid, student´s apartment in Sevilla, now I am staying at the school residence. It´s nice to have the residence in the same building as the school, so I don´t have to wake up so early for class, and in between breaks, I could go to my room, get my notebook and get connected :) I don´t have to walk or take the metro or travel back and forth for extra cultural classes in the evening. The ONLY inconvenience here is that I have to share toilets and bathrooms with the rest of the students on the same floor :( and of course, that also means that students coming for classes in the morning will catch me with my bedroom slippers and pajamas while walking to the bathroom :P

Sarah came to visit me last weekened and we visited some places in Barcelona. Had a wonderful time together, and we climbed the towers of La Sagrada Familia, went to Parc Güell, Museo de Picasso, to the seaside, and shopping of course! We also went to the Book Fair and Food Fair! With our entrada, we are allowed to have one degustación each, but the first stall did not take our coupon, so we got to try out another stall for free....yummy! We got to try Txacoli, Sidra, tapas from Pais Vasco, surtido de chachinas from Navarra, Asturia, León and surtido de dulces like Florentina, Sobao pasiego, Tocinillo del cielo (this is really good), Tejas de Tolosa and Tarta de Santiago. Don´t come and ask me what they are now, I really won´t be able to tell :P And we also had some free drinks at a bar where Alessia works, oh I love being a chica! ;)

And now...a link to the photos!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Links to Photo Albums 2

Here's another list of links to my photo albums:

1. Madrid

2. Aranjuez - A small town out of Madrid...or is it inside? Has a nice palace....some other nice place as well, but I didn't have time to visit everything. Just took a quick stroll, had my bocadillo, and made a turn back to Madrid.

3. Toledo - Went on this excursion sola. Hizo mal tiempo, so I didn't really enjoy the trip as much. Was walking in the rain and half-soaked (have not gotten myself a new umbrella yet), and was blardie cold...BBbbbRrrrrr........

4. Avila - Went on this excursion sola. Like this place a lot, although its just a small town with no activities, it's really beautiful and tranquila. Walked along the walls that surrounds the city.

5. Segovia - Went on this excursion with Sarah. Nice relaxing weekend, and the view is preciosa!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Dia de la Banderita

Today is the Dia de la Banderita de Cruz Roja (ehem, also my birthday of course). Was walking towards Puerta de Sol to do my last minute shopping before I leave Madrid. Came across a booth of Red Cross, of people making donations, so I joined in as well. To my pleasant surprise, it was H.R.H Infanta Elena there too putting on the little flags for people who made donations! How cool is that (and on my birthday too...)? It is a pity that I did not have anyone to take a photo of her putting the flag on my abrigo, but I managed to get a photo of her with somebody else in the line.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Mala suerte

I really do believe that when you are in for a bad luck, there will be a whole string of it. Yesterday I decided to visit the Plaza de España, but when I got there, it was soo foggy I can't really see the statue of don Quijote. Of all days...geez... Then, I went to Palacio Real, only to find out that it was closed for public. Then it started to rain while I was walking to my next stop. Sam shui look wong, I tried to pacify myself I have had 3 bad lucks in a row, good luck is on the way. Apparently not, I took out my umbrella and had my rain coat on, and guess what, the wind was sooo strong it broke my umbrella in two. Had no choice but to walk in the rain without an umbrella. Thank goodness my raincoat was able to keep my backpack dry. Menos mal.