Friday, 21 September 2012

No, it's not my birthday but I'm looking back.

I don't know about you but since i moved in the UK, life became more simple and it helped me to be more appreciative of the things, especially people around me that made me happier and thankful even more.
Yes, at first it was not that easy for me with all those adjustments that I made such as living miles and miles away from my loved ones which includes my family, my man, friends and all random people that made me whole for the past 20years of my life. Also, I had a totally different environment, from the weather, people, language, location, public transport and everything.
On the other hand, it also gave me more opportunities to discover great things around me and challenge myself on how to cope up with all the said changes, but most importantly, I can say that I had a different view of life now. By saying life became more simple, I learned to stop and look up at the sky, I also thought of the last time I looked at the clouds and smell the green grass as the wind slightly kiss my cheeks.
From then on, I don't just stop because I'm tired, I started to enjoy staring at the blue sky and watching people passing by. Little by little, I'm loving everything around me. I no longer get fuzzy to have the latest stuff out in the market, I don't know, maybe because I know I can have it if I want to, and since the things I have still serve me well. Just like the people in my life, I'm so blessed to have all the people around me. You all helped me to what I am right now. Don't get me wrong, I'm not perfect, some pissed me off, others made me cry but surely all of you are part of my life. I even include in my prayers all the people I met/saw. Someone I sat with in a train, a bus driver, an elderly woman in the park, a cashier in a grocery store, a patient I passed by on my way to work, I mean all of them, I said it's random right? Some may laugh but I don't mind, it made me too.
I just want to share to you guys how happy I am living my life! Thank you! xx

Okay, I just want you all people to know that this is just a random thought. There's no big change that recently happened to me, okay. Actually, I wanted to type this in my twitter status (that also go to my facebook status) but since this is random, I can not cut it into 160 characters so I decided to type it in my personal blog. And yeah, I don't want to forget this amazing thought I have in my mind at the moment and  I know it will make me smile every time I read it. Which is basically the reason why I made this account. ;)

- May Lynne

Monday, 10 September 2012

from Needles Park to Newport then Sandown Pier

The Asian in me, a mandatory pose before heading to Needles Park.
Yes, it rained.
Finally, after few hours of bus ride, we reached the Park.
The needles rocks and lighthouse
From a distance, from where I was standing.

Chairlift going down the cliff
Let's get it on!

Ohhhh my . . . !!
Panicking face!

Look how wobbly it was!!

Please do not ask too much from me, how can I manage to smile while sitting on a chair
few feet high away from the ground, cliff, water.
Okay I'm lying, I smiled.

It was dark, windy and cloudy when we left Sandown to visit the one of the tourist attractions in Isle of Wight which is unfortunately located on the other side of where we stayed. I know right! As I was saying, we rode a blue double decker and it started to rain, and mind, we did not get a direct bus from Newport to Alum Bay (by mistake), which was a good experience because we're able to tour the island by just sitting inside the bus and enjoy the view.
Anyways, we arrived in Needles Park and the sky started to become clear. I first had a peep at the Needle rocks and roam around the park, I was planning to get unlimited ride ticket to the chairlift for £6 instead of a return ticket for £4 but it's so windy that they may stop the lift early that day. So I took the return and rode the lift. At first, I panicked because it was wobbly and so high!! :P but when I saw that it wasn't that fast, I started to calm down (I got no choice, I was already up there). :D
 As you all know, I'm not a theme-park-ride fan, I just do not like the idea of a fast ride. I'm not really afraid of heights, as long as it's secured and slow, I'm cool with that. ;)

Old school carousel

Also, we had the chance to see how they made some of glass vase that they sell in the park as remembrance. It was great for a pound, £1. However, the vase itself was quite pricey. Well, if you saw how it was made, may be you'll pay the price.

It's getting darker again, time to leave.
Basically, Newport is the centre of Isle of Wight but do not expect a lot. The place have lots of shops but not that usual high streets stores. But then, you can still enjoy the place, anyways, it's good to visit places that you have never been. ;)
Hello Newport!
Nothing much to do, okay. Back to Sandown.
Just a quick visit in Sandown Pier, few minutes walk from our B&B.

Knackered? yes, may be a little. I've seen a lot and I had fun.

Hi sweeties, have you visited Isle of Wight? Where is your favourite town and what made it your favourite?
Have you ridden in the roller coaster? tell me about your experience, I have never been and what can you say to convince me to try it?? x
- May Lynne