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Blackpool! June 27, 2010

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It’s a veryyyyy nice place! Took the 6.10am National Express Coach from Liverpool.. It was crazy! We left Atlantic Point at 5.30am! Lols. But the sky’s so bright, it made us feel that it’s around 9am already XD

So for those who has never been to Blackpool, I’ll giva y’all a brief idea (it’s brief otherwise I can spend few days writing ’bout it, if I’ve visited all the places). Our itinerary was to visit the North Pier, Central Pier and South Pier. Oh, the Armed Forces’ Parade too! Coincidentally, it’s the National Arm Forces’ week! But if you do have time to spare, the Blackpool Tower is a must visit place! You need to spend about a day in the tower to make sure you utilise your admission ticket.. and we definitely don’t have the time to spare there ):

Anw, I think I did have fun in Blackpool. There’s lotsa candy.. candy.. and candy. Lols. Blackpool’s famous for their rock candy. So you can find lotsa candy shops around. Fudge shops too! I forgot the location of the shop with really nice fudge.. but the candy shop I’d recommend is the one near South Pier which sells souvenirs too. Chopped rock candies are priced at £1.50 per bottle.. but the first shop I visited was selling them at £2! I wonder if it’s because she knows we’re tourists. That’s the only one selling it so expensive. Cane rock candies are cheaper. The smallest cane is usually sold at 6 sticks for £1 but we found one at 7 sticks for £1. Teehee.

There’re other candies like sandwich marshmallows, piggy marshmallows, willie and tittie candies, which I find them rather disturbing XD

Another thing about Blackpool is that you find really a lot of fish n’ chips shops there! It’s like, 2 shops of it together or one on each end. We lost count of the fish n’ chips shops we saw. But we asked around and the locals recommended Harry Ramsdens’ which I’ve tried it the time I went to Cheshire Oaks XD So for something different, I tried Pablo’s fish n’ chips. It’s quite a big portion. £4.99 for it plus a regular drink. 20p extra for mayo. Huhu.

Blackpool has lotsa amusement centres (like Capcom in BolehLand).. and gambling machines. Lols. We spent lotsa time on these machines. There’s this senior citizen who keeps winning coins! So out of kiasu-ness, we played too. Invested really a lot on it.. only to get back 6 coins in return ): But it’s only 2p coins. Teehee. And I didn’t play much, I don’t gamble after all. Only spent 2p on it. My friend kept changing coins out of frustration XD

There’s a long stretch of beach in Blackpool. It starts even before the North Pier, and beyong the South Pier. But I think the busiest spot would be around the Central Pier. That Eiffel Tower lookalike is the Blackpool Tower. We saw it in the museum that it was originally called the Eiffel Tower, Blackpool cos the structure is the same as Paris’ Eiffel Tower, but it’s only half the height of Eiffel Tower. After it was built, it’s known as the Blackpool Tower.

Here’s the pics of the parade. It was really fun cos we were actually parading with them! They started somewhere near BHs and we went to join the fun. Following them all the way til they reach the square XD

So one day’s definitely not enough in Blackpool. Maybe 2 days one night would be nice. The night view will be superb! Too bad we’re too tired to stay there ’til night.

Wait. I just missed out something very important.. There’s lotsa horse carriages there! It’d cost £20 for 5 person to ride. And there’s one very outstanding carriage which looks like the princess carriage! It’s very hard to find it though ):


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June 18, 2010

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I can KILL with my candy stick! FOR REAL! I accidentally poke my lips with it.. It’s freaking PAINFUL okays! T.T Got this from the Maritime Museum for 35p.. I like the banana flavour better. Huhu.

This is the Nescafe cappuccino. Not bad. Haha. It’s really frothy on top when I add water (:

This is like super super nice! Especially the cornflakes coated with choc! Haha. My friend treated me this. I’m so gonna go grab them! Buy 6 (in a packet) free 6 more! And if you’re wondering why my yogurt looks frozen, well, I like my yogurt to be frozen. I’ll break it with the spoon and it’ll be like ice kacang! XD

Since it’s exam season, I’m pretty lazy to cook proper food. So it’s microwaving time! I keep grabbing frozen food which costs £1 or less. But because it’s exam season, which means I’ll be a good girl and sit at home, I KEEP EATING NONSTOP! I think I had 4 meals yesterday if I’m not mistaken T.T I’ll seriously gain weight in no time if this goes on.

Plus, I’m a potato freak. Potatoes are cheap. Cheese and bread is cheap. So, you get it.. it’s all the fattening stuffs which I’m eating!

I was having my lunch happily until Louis called me suddenly, saying that we’re chosen for the WoW programme and there’s a workshop.. like at that time? I totally freaked out. Gone in total disarray. I was really really hoping to be chosen for this programme and I thought I wasn’t. And I was so afraid that I’d not be allowed to join it if I missed today’s workshop. Managed to contact PY and she told me to go there IMMEDIATELY. There’s still 40 minutes left before the workshop ends!

So I dumped my remaining cottage pie into the fridge, changed, grabbed my backpack and RAN TO GDC ASAP! I repeat, RAN! Was sweating like hell when I reached GDC, seriously, adrenaline rush! Lols. Usually it takes ’bout 10 minutes for me to walk there but I reached there in 5 minutes. Phew~

Lucky though, there’s another group next Friday. So I’m joining the next group for today’s missed lessons! Teeheehee~ ^.^ Btw, WoW is a programme which sort of guides us on our career. To help us discover what we want ourselves, some sort of motivation thingy.. and also to furnish us with the requirements in which potential employers may look for.

Cheshire Oaks June 17, 2010

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We took our first bus ride last Saturday to..

We pronounce it as Che-shy-ere.. But the locals read it as Chesher. It’s a designer shopping village! The whole area is surrounded by shops! Pweety~ pweety stuffs~ Lols.

Took First bus from Victoria St at 9am plus. We weren’t really sure where the bus stops but we do know which is the bus. So when we saw pink & white bus, we just followed it.. and ended up in the right bus stop! XD

PURPLE SEATS! NAISSS! And the bus is pink on the outside! Huhu. The bus is incomparable to Metro buses in BolehLand -.- Plus, the lady bus driver is very friendly too. Another thing which can’t be compared to Metro buses -.-

I didn’t get anything ): Except chocs. Huhu. Kinda like this knitted top in Sara Norman (which is pink and white) but I’m not sure if I will wear it when I’m back in BolehLand. It’s £10.50 after discount. I think it’s worth it. Anw, I’ve decided! If it’s still in store in August, I’m getting it. Lols. My friend bought a pair of Nike for only £12! Unfortunately though.. those I like costs £30 and above. Haha. Again, hopefully there’s something to my liking in August ‘cos the shopkeeper said there’ll be new shoes all year round.

Chocs I bought that day~

The fairy’s so cute right?! I dunno how to eat it now. Should I bite off her head first? Or legs? XD Cadbury’s choc is super cheap too! My parents bought 140g for RM10+ (not those locally made ones) and this one only costs £3 for 400g!! Cheap cheap cheap! XD

Will be back there in August for the REAL shopping XD Planning to go Blackpool next Saturday so I guess I’ll be updating again real soon (:

Aunty talk June 17, 2010

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Huathuathuat~ Finally walked to Chinatown yesterday. It’s sooooo dead in the daytime -.- Restaurants all closed. Wth. But I’m there for CHEAP EGGS! XD I bought 30 eggs for £1.99 there. Tesco Superstore’s selling 15 eggs for £1.45! T.T The stupid china lady in that shop (Chung Wah Supermarket) has horrible service though. Freaking rude. I really felt like slapping her. And she’s not even the OWNER of the shop!

Entrance to Chinatown. It feels so much like home there. I can’t find dumpling though T.T I wanna eat zongzi! *sniffs* And there’s Bin Bin mi guo! Huhu 29p for one, I repeat, ONE packet of Maggi Mee (Not 1 packet with 5 mee inside, but only ONE mee) And there’s guilingao! Frozen mantao! Gila mahal mantao.. almost £2 for 6 mantaos -.- But there’s lotsa local food there. Like knorr seasoning etc

I love aunty shopping! Haha I survey the prices of items from Tesco Metro, Tesco Express, Tesco Superstore, Iceland and 99p shop. Now I have my shopping routine fixed.

Ice-cream from Iceland – £1 for 1 litre! And damn naisss!
Chicken sausage from Tesco Superstore – £1 for 10 sausages
Chicken ham from Iceland – £1 for 20pcs
Tesco value white bread – 47p
Eggs from Chinatown – £1.99 for 30 eggs
Tesco Superstore chocolate chip cookies – 49p – Very naiss aso! Can fight with Famous Amos XD
Tesco Superstore rice – 73p for 1kg – I keep buying rice.. and carried them back home which is super far -.-
Tesco Express Pepsi – 95p for 2 litres!
Ketchup from 99p
Danish cookies & Marshmallow from 99p
Frozen food from Iceland and Tesco Metro~ I keep grabbing those priced at £1.. now my freezer’s super full!

I usually wake up in the morning and prepare breakfast as well as lunch box for Eve and I since we’re the only ones staying together. Below is one of my breakfast meals.. very westernised. Haha. But it’s simple and fast! XD

So far, I’ve not cooked dinner yet. Cos I have two pro chef cooking for me XD There’s 7 of us sharing but all are from different blocks. My unit has became our gathering point XD

Erm.. this isn’t mine. I don’t eat capsicums. Huhu and I have mountain-high rice. So I better not freak you guys out.

Anw, I’m having today and tmr off cos exam’s on Monday!! But it doesn’t feel like I’m having exams. Lol. It’s time to try the cappuccino I bought on the first day I arrived!! I still remember it’s £1.50 from Iceland. I just opened it though..

Oooh! Oooh! Chocolate topping! So naisss! Hahaha. Not sure of the taste though XD Will try it tonight.

Updates from Liverpool! June 11, 2010

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So I’ve been in Liverpool for about a week already. Doing great so far. I sleep at 10pm, wake up at 6am XD and runs off to online (which’d be about 1pm in BolehLand). Anw, the line’s only fast in the morning. And usually I’ll have tutorials and lectures which would take up the day. Reach home about 5pm plus, starts cooking for dinner and stuff.. by the time everything’s done, it’s time to sleep. And the sky is always very misleading. The sun seems to rise only around 8pm -.- Since most of the time it’s cloudy during the daytime. And the sun sets at 9.30pm or 10pm. Well, the problem is, we won’t know how late it is until we look at the time XD

This is for the sake of uploading some pics for posts which I should’ve done earlier. It’s the nicest meal in the plane for me. Haha. BolehLand to Dubai meals sucks. They keep feeding us with croissants and bread. But Dubai to Manchester meals are very nice. We had like 4 meals in the plane from BolehLand to Manchester.

Below are some pics of my room. We have 6 individual rooms in a unit, en-suite bathroom and a communal kitchen. Mine’s the one right opposite the kitchen, and the first room when I enter my unit. So naisss. I don’t have to walk far. Haha. But the bad news is, my unit’s on the highest floor -.- I have to climb 3 or 4 flights of stairs.. I forgot XD

We have a tv hidden in the corner. Haha and they have funny ads XD Which I doubt BolehLand will allow.

I must must must post this! My food shelf! But of course, I’m gonna restock more. But.. but.. I miss Milo. I should’ve brought it over. I found one tiny can here and it’s super expensive!! It’s hard to find chocolate drink too. I only found Cadbury’s Chocolate drink.. but it’s not as nice as Milo ):

This is very random. My friend’s sandwich which she bought in Tesco Express for £2. You need to get one to eat while watching World Cup. Lols. Cos it starts singing “Ole Ole Ole Ole~” when you open the box XD

I got a jacket potato for lunch yesterday from street stalls. So nais can! I’m gonna go bake my own jacket potatoes. Haha. But I gobbled it and forgot to take pic cos I was toooo hungry. XD Oh. And on my first day, I’ve already run to Primark for shopping. Haha. But haven’t got much. There’s still one floor which I’ve not looked at. Going there again later today. I GOT A 11-12 YRS OLD DRESS! XD

More updates later. Get updated with my superlambanana obsession! XD Lols.

Signing-off 9.30am.