Sunday, January 02, 2011
New year... 2011
Yeah... as always, org taruh resolution when come new year... and as always, my resolutions since i landed in Doha... remains the same... learn arabic!!! by the end of 2011 kalau aku still kat sini, meaning dah 5 tahun aku kat Doha ni, my fluency in arabic, none!!! bodoh ya amat... kalau bangla kat malaysia ni, by 5 years dah for sure tahu bahasa melayu, siap blh tackle awek melayu lagi... hampeh betul aku... ok, this month kena cari kelas and terus sign up... (hmm... jap jap... nak kena masuk bajet ni).that's my first resolution, hmmm... aku rasa nak letak 2 je resolution... so my second resolution would be, less facebooking... aku rasa mcm life aku dah overly wasted sbb facebook... bgn tido tgk facebook, masuk office tgk facebook, balik umah tgk facebook and sebelum tgk facebook. aku rasa sgt membazir masa. to replace facebooking, i need to start reading again... byk buku aku beli tak baca2... buku kat tepi blog ni dah 2 tahun aku beli n taruh tepi katil, tak abis pun. Ada byk buku pasal middle east, balkan etc... pun beli je, tak baca2... Quran pun... lagi satu, tak baca2.... tp sibuk lah berfacebook... although there's a word book in facebook, but reading facebook i dont think qualify as baca buku... :-) ok, less facebook please.
then... this is not resolution, but lets berangan... hehehe... of course bila come new year, aku pun buat lah leave plan... so here is my leave plan for 2011... wait, before that lets see aku g mana last year 2010:
London & Washington DC - for work i think first quarter.
Malaysia - sekali balik for work and 2 kali balik for the wedding
Brazil (Rio) - seminggu in July
Maldives - honeymoon
Dubai - Muscat, Dubai - Musanddam - with family in March and another one last November.
hmmm... tak kemana sangat last year :-( tak menjadi g trip to Iran and road trip g umrah Ramadhan and road trip berangan g ke Jordan and Syria at year end.
so for 2011 this is my vacation berangan plan (ok, lets just do once every 4 months) - please note, ni berangan je, maybe tak jadi pun hehehe...:
First Quarter - probably end January to mid Feb - Road trip Umrah (1 week)
Second Quarter - probably mid April til end May - 10 days or so... ni ada few options:- angan2 1 - Morocco... probably in 10 days good enough utk travel from casablanca to rabat to marakesh to tangiers...
- angan2 2 - Russia - Moscow and about.... i think this itinerary looks interesting... see here tp problem russia ni, bahasa and nak kena ada invitation letter tu.
- angan2 3 - Germany - ok i don't really like western europe tp terasa macam nak g german among other places, nak g berlin. ok, sebenarnya lagi minat nak g spain, tp since i only give 10 days for this second quarter trip, i think again i have to leave spain to later dates.. :-( aku berangan nak g spain n portugal in 2 - 3 weeks terus... so for angan2 3 ni, german would do.
- angan2 4 - Balkan - croatia, bosnia, slovenia... tp susah skit nak bergerak kot, bahasa and tak sure whether the country are already tourist friendly. plus, maybe having 10 days could be a rush kat sana... hmm... probably not the best option.
- angan2 5 - Uzbekistan. almost the same difficulty mcm g russia kot. but i think i have a friend who i can refer to... 10 days is good to travel to this country, can get to Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva. Its central asia, totally different experience. and itinerary ni proved that it can be done in 10 days... see here.
Third Quarter - balik malaysia for raya (end august to most of september). a month to 5 weeks. so masa raya, family time je lah. kalau berangan nak travel pun, maximum ho chin minh or bandung... which is cheaper?
Fourth Quarter - ni kena align ngan cuti raya haji... so that would be around early november. tak leh travel europe for sure, aku tak nak kena stranded kalau tetiba early snow. kalau ada banyak cuti maybe instead of early november, g end of december. kalau cuti yg ni probably try g somewhere near mid east. Egypt or Jordan & Damascus if it will be in November. Kalau later end of the year try Iran.
oooh.... so berangan :-) but biasa lah aku, mmg suka bab berangan nak travel ni, alih2 tak g mana... sbb tetiba ada hal lagi penting especially kalau tetiba dpt.... hehehe... all plans will change :-)