Photos: Karl's and Siobhan's wedding (Ireland)

Two very dear friends of my brother and I got married on July 19, 2007. It was a small wedding, about 20 people attending in total including myself. Sadly, my brother couldn't make it to the wedding due to work commitments. I got permission from the couple to post a few photos on my blog. They got married in the registry office, took wedding photos on the grounds of Trinity College (where they both attended university) and the wedding dinner was in a quaint hotel in Wicklow called Hunters (they do one of the best afternoon tea in Ireland!!!). Anyway, it was really enjoyable! I have to say, a small wedding does have its advantages since I got to chat with the couple a good deal as well as with the other guests and we were all able to have dinner at the one dining table! Anyway, congratulations again, Karl and Siobhan!!! [hug]

Okay, that's the last post from my back log. I'll blog again soon with photos and details of my trip to New Zealand with my parents - in Auckland now, but will be flying to Christchurch tomorrow, can't wait! Tschus!

Photos: HM's 61st birthday celebration (Berlin)

Okay, this is for Long-Long! Entschuldigung for the delay in posting these photos! The celebration was held in the Maritim Hotel (Berlin) this year on July 17. To be honest, I actually liked this venue more than I did the Ritz Hotel (where the National Day celebration was held), haha! It's the first time the Bruneian embassy held a reception in this hotel, I do believe they did pretty well in the end. The first photo is of the Bruneian diplomats with their spouses. There was a good turnout at this reception, again more people than during the National Day celebration. Everyone enjoyed the cuisine and hopefully, the company, haha. My classmates and teachers from inLingua were also invited, as well as two college friends of mine from Trinity College Dublin. They just moved to Berlin in May since one of them got a job in Potsdam University as a postdoc. They're in the left photo on the second last row, Siobhan and Denis - lovely people! Anyway, some of these photos were taken with my camera but one of my classmates, Katerina, happens to be professional photographer, so she took a good number of really nice photos! Thanks again so much, Katerina!

Photos: Das Mittagessen!

Haha, that's means lunch in German. I promised my classmates and teachers in inLingua lunch (cooked by my mum, of course - her cooking is exquisite!) at my home if I managed to pass my Ph.D. viva (syukur alhamdulilah, I did!). In the first photo, standing from left to right are Bekir, Alex, Firyuza, Patricia, Katja (teacher), Nebahat, Claudia (teacher), Auntie Zaitun (one of the diplomats' wife), Katerina, Vladimir, me and my mum, and sitting from left to right are Alex (Katerina's husband), Wojtek, Wisanapat and Teranun. A few people were also away that day. Anyway, I think everyone really enjoyed the food (Vielen Dank, mum!).

Photos: Liza's visit to Berlin!

Right, finally got round to posting that back log of photos that I mentioned in my previous blog. Anyway, after my viva in June, Liza (who's like a sister to me!) decided to come visit me and my parents in Berlin. So we did the usual sightseeing of the city as well as areas in Potsdam and Hamburg. I'm just going to post some photos from her visit, again there may be a few (more like the majority!!!) which you've seen in my previous posts - sorry! However, for the Sans Souci photos, the significant difference is the fact that it's now greener because of the warmer weather, the grapes have sprouted from the vines. It was already beautiful in winter but in summer, it's amazing!!! Liza and I also managed to catch a horse show called "Cavalia" - got free tickets, haha! Anyway, the other photos were taken in the Pergamon Museum, the East Side Gallery (Si Jun perasan ianya COOL - see photo, haha!) and the Marx-Engels Forum.

Finally, the last photo was actually on my current favourite photo for a while. I think they're so retro, despite them being priceless ancient jewellery showcased in the Pergamon Museum, haha!