Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ian's Day Out in Cambridge, UK

It was an interesting and wonderful day. We were heading back to Manchester from London after doing the birth cert and Malaysian passport for baby Zhariff in Papa's one of many dream cars, Audi A4, complete with sat nav. On our way back, we dropped by University of Cambridge. It was really a small town, probably smaller than Batu Pahat, but it has its fair share of entertainment like Cinemas and 2/3 shopping centres i.e. the Lion Yard, the Grand Archade and Grafton. The roads are very narrow and most of the time can only fit one way traffic. People here cycle all the time and they have a very big specialised bicycle shop.

We were stopped many times along the King's Parade by students doing part time job offering boat punting services. In fact, it happened more than 10 occassions and to the extent we became really annoyed at the sign of them approaching us.

There are many colleges in Cambridge and one particular famous college is King's College, located along King's Parade. Here also housed their outfitters Ryder & Amies which has been existence for centuries!

It's Cambridge but all Ian wanted to buy was a mini cooper car from one of the souvenir shops.

We went to several other colleges too like Pembroke, Clare, Magdalene and Corpus Christi. I had a couple of friends from Cambridge in the past, one of them being Adlan Benan omar or better known as Ben. Sadly he passed away a few years back. Also Dr. Farid Sani, who is one of TM's directors now. I would probably have gone to Cambridge myself should i have accepted an offer from Sime Darby to go to Kolej Tuanku Jaafar. But i accepted an offer from PETRONAS instead. D'oh. No one to advise me then.. But then again i shouldnt be blaming others.. Haha.. Look to the future now FayZ!

Papa has just been informed about my success in getting IHH shares via mITI .. Hope this can cover the trip expenses and the rest.. Haha..

Monday, June 25, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Life in the UK.. Bad Pall Mall Medical

Life was cherished with the arrival of Baby Boo, Zhariff.. Surprisingly Ian took it well and he just loves his little brother and there's not even an ounce of jealousy in him. Papa has been having bad case of flu and sore throat.. It had been very difficult securing an appointment with a doctor..to register with NHS you need proof of address which should be in the form of utility bills, council tax etc which i dont hve.. Called NHS direct..they called back but feels like talking to a telemarketing robot.. Talking with a script laid out for her.. Cant buy antibiotics over the counter.. Needs doctor prescription.. Need to get them still and dont want to infect baby Zhariff. Resorted to private clinic.. Pall Mall Medical.. The doctor is crap..who spent more time typing notes into his pc than talking to me..
When asked whether his antibiotics are of the generic type.. He didnt know. S saying he's not a pharmacist.. Then again they dont have a pharmacist that distributes medicines.. And he hasnt heard about Avelox.. Such is a low knowledge on medications..