Thursday, October 20, 2011

Memory Lane

Last night, an old university friend tagged me and two other friends in one of our pictures when all of us were studying in
Widener University, PA. I was immediately transported back to the good old days of hanging out with friends, partying all week; only stopping to worry about cramming and studying for exams in pursuit of my International Business degree.

Of course I got all nostalgic thinking about my friends and classmates and the international students advisors we Malaysians were so close to at that time. I vividly recall the farewell gathering held for me and a bunch of us who were heading home to Malaysia, the themed parties we attended and the many sunny-day picnics we all enjoyed in beautiful spring weather. Smiley

I have to say that staying in the US was a great experience for me and those wonderful memories seriously got me yearning to head back to my university town one fine day; this time for a vacation of course! Smiley

Besides amazing USA, I would also love to vacation in
Rome; staying in one of the many beautiful Rome apartments there. Perhaps it is the romantic in me that’s leaning towards this city of love but visiting Rome is definitely on my list of things to do during this lifetime. I just hope I can make it happen one day. doa

Just for fun, I checked out the rates on gorgeous apartments in Rome available for rental and though the prices are reasonable, it is the flight ticket to Rome that will burn the bigger hole in our pocket. Unless we get a windfall sometime soon, exploring Rome and its dozens of museums, theatres, monuments, bars, clubs and sports centres seems far-fetched for us right now. I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of money we’d need to bring to fund this vacation, if ever.

Rome remains a distant dream for now. Meanwhile, I am indulging my nostalgia of USA by using my newly-purchased scanner to scan some old photographs to remind me of the wonderful moments I spent abroad when I was young free and single, living on my own for the first time! At 5am yesterday while B and my cats were fast asleep, I was busy rummaging through boxes in my home-office; searching for old pictures. ihikhik

Are you ready to walk down memory lane with yours truly? Here is Mariuca at 21 years young! Sigh …

Me and my friend Billy in front of the library where I used to work after classes were over.

My friend Rafli and me on Valentine’s Day. We stayed at his house for about two weeks when we first arrived in Chester before finally finding our own apartment. I've lost touch with him now and often reminisce our clubbing weekends! Smiley

My first Aidilfitri celebration in Temple University, PA where I bumped into Shazreen, an old friend and classmate from Assunta.

Celebrating Raya in Temple University

Visiting friends in London since I could not return home to Malaysia for the holidays.

Shopping in London!

Shopping at Harrods, London where I purchased more than a dozen perfumes. Yes, the passion for perfume stemmed from way back then!

Celebrating New Year’s in London with my friend Wafa, who also happened to be my sister's housemate in UK. I really have to find other photos of my London days in the 90s!

My apartment complex

Me and my friend Zue who is currently residing in the US with her hubby and kids. We dined in Planet Hollywood, Washington, DC where we met a friendly waiter who upon finding out we were from Malaysia, immediately and happily whipped out this Selangor football team T-shirt he apparently owned and kept with him at all times for some reason! ihikhik

-FC Scoreboard points for my first THREE commenters-


bluedreamer27,  October 20, 2011 11:25 AM


bluedreamer27,  October 20, 2011 11:28 AM

wow you've been very gorgeous ever since... and you really are into travel huh... so nice :) :)

bluedreamer27,  October 20, 2011 11:30 AM

wow maybe he's really a big fan of Selangor Football team

bluedreamer27,  October 20, 2011 11:32 AM

as I always said, Photographs do not just capture images but also save the memories..... and now I am thinking of checking some of our old photos too haha
thanks for sharing Marzie :) :) ;)

Emila Yusof,  October 20, 2011 11:39 AM

wow! great pictures, marzie! and you were so SW! :*

Nick Phillips,  October 20, 2011 12:45 PM

Wui, groovy betul your hair style those days ... hehehe ... I don't even want to look at my old pictures, too memalukan ... hahaha!

Eddie John,  October 20, 2011 3:17 PM

Hola GP!! Wow a magic carpet ride back to your past!! You looked really cool back then...thanks for sharing with us!! You really did travel a lot back then...and I saw that load of perfumes your were holding in that picture!! 8-) Cheers!

Mariuca,  October 20, 2011 7:59 PM

Heya BD, FC1! :-D :-D

Mariuca,  October 20, 2011 8:00 PM

:-[ :-[ :-[ Of course ha ha ha who doesn't like travelling right? I wanna travel some place nice soon! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  October 20, 2011 8:01 PM

Maybe but it's just funny that he had it with him on that very same night we were there, what a coincidence! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  October 20, 2011 8:02 PM

Ha ha ha oh you should u should! This was my first time using my new scanner and I wanna look for more ancient pics too later LOL! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  October 20, 2011 8:04 PM

Thanks for checking out my zaman dulu pics Emila and tu la... .heartpaining ni thinking abt my so called SW days huhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhu....... >:o >:o >:o >:o :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  October 20, 2011 8:05 PM

LMAO hahahhahaha groovy hair aiyo! I want to see your zaman dulu pics, don't care! I already met you the other day so it's time to reveal thyself at ur blog ha ha ha ha! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  October 20, 2011 8:07 PM

GK!! He he he thanks for checking out my ancient photos too and yeah, truly a wonderful magical ride into the past! I loved travelling back then and still love travelling now when we get the chance! Yay for noticing my bags of perfumes ha ha ha! :* :* :* :*

Monica,  October 20, 2011 8:50 PM

:* :* :* :*

Monica,  October 20, 2011 8:52 PM

wow thanks for sharing ur zaman dulu pics sweetie! u looked so happening la hahaha... 8-) 8-)

Monica,  October 20, 2011 8:54 PM

some more so SW!! now oso SW..aiya u oso no need to worry abt BD nonsense la :-P :-P

Monica,  October 20, 2011 8:59 PM

next time go back sabah, i must search for my zaman dulu pics lol.. *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica,  October 20, 2011 9:05 PM

woot kaki clubbing huh...Rafli was ur ex bf kah? ;) :)

Mariuca,  October 20, 2011 9:12 PM

:* :* :* :* Monica FC2!

Mariuca,  October 20, 2011 9:13 PM

Hi sweetie! Ooooooh happening kah? Young free and single sure happy2 joy2 back then ha ha ha ha! :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  October 20, 2011 9:16 PM

Heartpain la thinking of my so called SW days zaman dulu, no cares in da world also dat time, oh to be 21 again!! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :* :* :* :*

Mariuca,  October 20, 2011 9:17 PM

He he u must search for urs and I will search for more zaman dulu pics as well, I only found this stack but I know there are plenty more hidden somewhere, collecting dust ha ha... :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  October 20, 2011 9:18 PM

Woot, used to go clubbing all the time ha ha.. .and Rafli my ex? ROTFLMAO... he is so not! Just a friend sweetie, met him in college here then went to the same uni later in US and became close buds there! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Nessa Henry J,  October 20, 2011 9:38 PM

LOL... semua oso nak search zaman dulu pics. I memang suka tengok gambar zaman dulu2 :) Not much difference la u look... except hair is original color... wuuu, lebatnya your hair, very thick!

so funny la d waiter with the Selangor Merah Kuning Tee Shirt :-P :-P

LadyJava,  October 21, 2011 1:53 AM

:* :* :*

LadyJava,  October 21, 2011 1:59 AM

wah.. bestnya look at your old pictures... those were the day kan.. i miss those days too... sigh..

LadyJava,  October 21, 2011 1:59 AM

eh your hair nice lah in the last picture... me likey!

LadyJava,  October 21, 2011 2:00 AM

You very SW lah dearie... from then right up to now... phewitt!!

Bill,  October 22, 2011 12:28 AM

Wow Mi Amiga great pic here. You are absolutely beautiful young lady :*. How did you like DC i have been there a couple of times. Love the program you have for the photos were did you get it. You are one sexy senorita ;). Thanks for sharing my friend.

Shemah Sham,  October 24, 2011 6:14 PM

Hey Marzie!!!

So sorry it took me so long to checkout your post.. so bz here at home. I can't believe we're moving out by end of November! Anyways..

I looooove your pictures! Yalah, not much change je from 21 yrs!!! Still awet muda and still very much as SW as you were last time.. the most change pun I can say is your style and your hair! hahaha but I really like your hair in the last pic!

Buat lah macam tu lagi! mesti sexaaay mexayyyy... hahahaha

I love the pic of u and friends at Philly Airport.. macam a scene out of Reality Bites je! :) haahha and I love that movie of hunky Ethan Hawke and Winona Ryder.. LOL! :)

Thanks for sharing your zaman dulu kala pics! :) I enjoyed going through them! <3 :* :* :*

Life Ramblings,  October 26, 2011 9:59 PM

oh wow, thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Life Ramblings,  October 26, 2011 10:03 PM

nice collection of photos. you haven't changed that much except that you were skinnier back then.

Life Ramblings,  October 26, 2011 10:05 PM

i honestly think you look more beautiful and fairer than before.

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