Tuesday, August 21, 2007

campus tours

I love roadtrips, seriously. There's just something about leaving home for just a few moments, 4-wheeling down that endless north-south highway (or LDP) for whatever reason, really. In this case I had a guide, which is really essential for every roadtrip.

I present to you - Markus! (that's how it's spelt if you were Russian okay.)

Marc you haven't really changed much, except that you're into frisbee now lolz. Talking bout the haircut that hasn't changed. Anyways, you can't go on a roadtrip before stocking up, which we did at Shell (near Ou if ur wondering).

Savvy with the Zero Body Kit. Marcus punya.

Marcus chose the Savvy for the journey cuz lower CC cars = lower fuel consumption, and only little difference in power, I'll explain about power later.

For those who have absolutely no idea where we're going, I REAAALLLLY hope this picture gives it away.


How bout this?

Oh right hahah! There it is, the open day dates that I've been looking for.. Was supposed to go and take a look again with some friends, yay semenyih tour again!

Yeah that's the sign you'll want to see if you're travelling alone. It's also the sign you can't miss actually so if you didn't come across it, don't worry you should be fine as long as the Digi Yellowman is there to help you.

So we reached sometime in the morning, pretty early actually. Left around 9-10.. reached around 11? Somehow, I get the feeling the entrance of Nottingham was designed by the exact same guy who designed SMKDU's entrance. Or maybe his sifu..

cuz of this awesome fountain that totally pwnz DU's!

I realised Nottingham is a good place to emo. No really. If you feel dam emo and look towards the sky.. you see..

heaven and earth...

Heaven and earth and a patch of hutan

Heaven and hutan and earth and @()M#+!V(@#+_<(!@# (At this point you should be at the climax)

Anyways, enough digressing. This is the main reason I travelled more than 50 kilometres for -

It's rather majestic actually. The University of Nottingham, which apparently is rumored to have lotsa activities besides sports ie sleeping, bumming, lazing around, staring into space, counting how many windows does the entire campus have OKAY! GOT THE PICTURELA! zzz.

Now to reveal their trump card which is actually the sports facilities.

8 hoops in total, 2 fibreglass and the rest wooden boards.
These were only erm.. 1/3 of all the hoops you're looking at.

Oh yah. Their toilets are awesome too.

That's a gym and some badminton courts in a hall itself, which leads to the swimming pool. There's also a tennis court. I didn't lie about the fibreglass see?

And for whatever reason.. incase you were wondering, this is a mosque. Really.A mosque.


WAT THE?! Super super random! Why the heck do ducks come to a university?! (Maybe they're doing a Quacker-oats promo.. get it..quack-er.. NVM.)

The clock tower is actually the highlight of the view of the campus.
It looks better at night. - "Marcus Tan"

Was about time to meet Khong and go off for lunch, semenyih-style! Kien Khong, my good mate since DU, a student of Nottingham currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Nott-maestros, Khong and Marc(about to begin Mech Engineering as well).

Oh and my parents who also came to visit the campus.
In dad's sleek Accord.

Incase you are at lost and at this junction, turn back cuz there's food and water supply at a place called University of Nottingham. If you have a car and you are hungry, then take a left, apparently it's few of the places that has good food around here. To all food lovers and critics, The food here is a level above PJ food, so it wouldn't hurt to come down just for a meal if you're THAT crazy about food.

Eventually we had lunch at some tai chao restaurant. Was so hungry i forgot about pictures. Anyways, it was then we had to head home because the trip took the life out of us. I still respect Marcus for his perseverance. 10/10 for ya.

This was the departure time.

And of course when we reached home.

So now you know it takes a whopping 45 minutes to get here! No wonder those people at Notts are so happy to see someone new at the campus! Jokes aside, thanks a lot Marcus. Thanks a lot Khong. REAAAALLLLYy appreciate it. Sorry I'm not going to Notts after all.

Oh ya. About power, the Savvy did a time under 45 minutes, and 45 minutes being the average time taken to reach Semenyih. And just for the record about 1/8 of the road there was winding worse than Genting Highlands.

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