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.
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!
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.
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.
So 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.
Are you ready to walk down memory lane with yours truly? Here is Mariuca at 21 years young! Sigh …
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!
My first Aidilfitri celebration in Temple University, PA where I bumped into Shazreen, an old friend and classmate from Assunta.
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!
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!
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