>> Sunday, January 2, 2011
London was like my second home when I was student in Scotland. I went to London many times during summer holidays or semseter break during my 2 years of studying in Scotland. I remember London as a meeting place. I met many of friends from my collage in Malaysia in London. They were my juniors and senionrs persuing their post graduate studies in UK. I met my junior on the street of London, out of nowhere. We have not met for few years but bumped into each other on the street of London. We both were heading to Malaysian Hall for lunch. Such a small world. Did it always rain in London? Not really, Its seemed dry for me every time I visited London.
There are new attraction and buildings in London since I been there more than a decade ago such as The London Eye and London City Hall and Gherkin by Sir Norman Foster. I hope to visit them, insyallah maybe one day.I miss my student life and London.
For those who want to further studies overseas and have a passion for traveling, I think UK is the best choice for studying. Its closest to Europe. England and Scotland are very nice places to explore and travel besides having many good universities to study for degree or post-graduate programmes. You can travel by train to as many countries that you would like in Europe such as France, Belgium, Italy, Sweeden, Amsterdam, Spain all in one single ticket depending on your budget by taking Eurorail Passes. You can travel within and between 22 countries under Eurail Global Pass. My friends did that. Go to this link for more details.
London is the city for my post today for this year. I wish everybody Happy New Year and hope all your wishes come true. I tend to forget and always busy doing my things. This is one beautiful verse from the Quran for me and everybody to ponder.
Life is short and just fleeting moments.
He will say: What numbers of years did you stay on earth! They will say: " We stayed a day or part of the day; but asked those who keep accounts," He will says; "You stayed not but a while, if you had only known!" ( Surat al Muminun: 112-114)
Tower Bridge London, over the River Thames
The famous Big Ben
Lloyds of London