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UK Trip : Day 6
trying to finish up my UK posts ASAP because my first exams of the year are coming up in 3 weeks ! D:
breakfast at the Victoria Station !! my guilty pleasure – chocolate cookies T___T went to the station to take a bus to our destination of the day – Oxford !!! (which by the way is not in London , i repeat NOT in London … Oxford is like another city altogether)
OMG OMG OMG OMG LOOK WHAT I SAW AT THE BUS STATION !!!! CAN I JUST GO ON THIS BUS INSTEAD T____T !!!
*camwhores with the bus i never got to go on* :( SOMEDAY I WILL COME BACK AND GO FOR THE HARRY POTTER TOUR WITH FELLOW POTTERHEADS , FULL STOP .
while waiting for the correct bus to board , aka the OxfordTube …
camwhore on the bus !! love the bus because THERE IS FREE WIFI !!! free wifi is quite uncommon in UK … i mean wifi is common but they always want you to pay for it zzz ..
and here we are at lovely little Oxford !! also home of the ever so famous …
OXFORD UNIVERSITY HOODIES !!1!!!111! and of course Oxford University :p seriously though , how many of the people who own them ACTUALLY go/went to Oxford University ?
first stop , Christ Church ; which is a college as well as a cathedral church ! :D
photo with my mom’s friend and her husband who we were staying with ! umm as usual , my mom doesn’t want her face on my blog :p
photos of me outside the church !! HAHA SPOT MY MOM’S FRIENDS AT THE BACK . had to pay £5 just to visit the church … which wasn’t worth it at all because there wasn’t much to see … but i guess all things are expensive in UK :S
had to go in alone because the adults didn’t want to pay to go in T___T
inside the church ..
NOW FOR THE MAIN REASON WHY I WAS WILLING TO PAY AROUND RM25 JUST TO VISIT A CHURCH :
these stairs !!! yup , the stairs !!! and if you’re scratching your head now puzzling over what’s so special about a flight of stairs … let me show you .
the stairs in Hogwarts were inspired by the stairs in Christ Church !!! and if you think that’s all , take a look below !
does this dining hall seem familiar to you ? :p
the super famous Great Hall in Hogwarts was also inspired by it !!! unfortunately the Great Hall in which all the actors were filmed in was a REPLICA of the dining hall in Christ Church … thus i didn’t see their real filming location (in the studio) , only the one that inspired it …
asked a nice elderly woman to help me snap these photos ! :)
pretty pretty architecture *o*
and a map of the cathedral !
in the courtyard !! walking on the grass was not allowed for some reason whatsoever …
Harry Potter merchandise in the souvenir shop !! the Hedwig plush is way too cute *w*
back to the streets after that ! still had some time left before i needed to meet the others so i walked around …
went to the Oxford Covered Market ! lots of quaint little shops there …
chanced upon this cake shop !! can i work there T___T
lunch alone then went off to meet the rest !!!
my mom’s friends went on a walking tour so me and my mom just went around looking at museums to waste time …
The History of Science Museum ! boring boring boring .. the only thing i found interesting was a blackboard with Einstein’s handwriting and equations … so much science and maths i don’t understand a single thing of what he wrote HAHAHA
and the Ashmolean Museum … which focuses more on Roman and Greek history … and has lots of naked statues … with very small ding-dongs … if you know what i mean … #ididn’tmeantolookatit #butseriously #sosmall
hey look a parthenon in an Acropolis ! oh , the things we learn in Sejarah …
more pictures of me with some old English buildings …
and then it was time to go home !
check out these cool Cadbury ice-creams man … i wanted to try one so badly but i was too full to eat anything at that point T___T
phew ! finally done with this post , see you guys soon ! only 4/5 more posts to blog about my UK trip , hope you’re not sick of it yet ! D:
Labels: Obsessions, Vacation
UK Trip : Day 5
this is the story of how i almost got scammed in UK . but i’ll leave that part for later ;) if you only care about that part then please scroll down to the part you see a lot of coloured words HAHAHA
hey everyone ! thanks for checking back here for my updates hahaha , no idea how you guys seem to like my boring posts but thanks for always reading ! :D
Day 5 in UK was my one and only day exploring alone , since my mom had to attend a conference !
first things first , outfit of the day + face of the day :p expect lots of pictures of me in this post AHAHHAHA cos there is nobody i know so i’m brave enough to camwhore everywhere
the neighbourhood i lived in !
selca on the way to the bus station !
selca after getting off the bus and while walking to the underground tube station ! #foreverselca #camwhoreeverywhere
andddd took the tube to Oxford Street ! shopping again wheeeee
another (sorta) ootd shot ! :p
shopped for awhile and then lunch at BHS cos my mom urged me to eat there wtf . anyway , roasted half chicken with carrots and mashed potatoes !! look at the mashed potatoes , it’s portion is almost as big as the chicken :S at the end of this meal i was sooo damn bloated even when i didn’t manage to finish the side dishes D: ended up skipping dinner that night cos i was so so full !
NikeTown !! went there mainly to steal their wifi but football fans should flip at the sight of this shop … i think ?? hahaha
limited edition shoes in display cases !
this is really the coolest thing ever : you get to DESIGN your own kicks , from the colour to the shape to the pattern , you even get to add your name onto your shoes ! not sure about the price but i bet it’s pretty darn expensive :O my friend Melati got her customized sport shoes done here and it’s so uniqueeee
bucked up the courage to ask a stranger to help me snap a pic ! HAHAH
then i was just lingering around and trying to steal more wifi from the shops when suddenly !!!!!!! this arabian (not sure of his race) man came up to me !!!
Unknown Race Man (UM) / Me
UM : You’re very lucky . you can speak english ?
Me : ya …
UM : You’re very lucky . i’m a fortune teller .
Me : … okay …
UM : i know your name , age , where you’re from . i know everything *in arabic / indian accent idk*
Me : …
*UM takes out a piece of paper and a book and proceeds to write something on the paper and folds it up*
UM : now name one flower .
Me : umm , rose ??
*UM opens up the folded paper and reveals what he wrote , which was “ROSE”*
Me : *slightly appalled* wow
*UM repeats his writing and folding up paper scene*
UM : now give me a number between 0-5
Me : 3 ??? idk
*UM opens up and again , it was indeed “3” written on it*
Me : o.o !!
UM : *starts talking some bullshit about me having ups and downs in 2014*
Me : *starts sensing that something fishy is going on*
UM : *hands me a small red rock* this is a lucky stone , bring it around with you , it will bring good luck
Me : um okay .. *plans to throw it away later because i’m not the superstitious kind*
UM : *opens up his book* now put some money in here , for good luck
Me : *I KNEW IT !!!!* okay let me see if i have some coins *fishes around pockets and gives him 10p out of courtesy*
UM : no no no , paper money !!!
(WAH THIS GUY DAMN SMART RIGHT !!! even the smallest paper money in UK is already £5 , enough to buy a meal or maybe more !!)
Me : umm i don’t have any money …
UM : check your wallet , check your wallet !!!
(at this point of course i wasn’t dumb enough to take my wallet out in front of him !!)
Me : i’m sorry i really have no money i need to go meet someone now , you can have your stone back
UM : *snatches stone away and waves his hand indignantly and walks away*
I . WAS . BAFFLED . i can’t believe there are still people like this trying to con the public with their stupid gimmicks !!! even in a place like Oxford Street ! seriously !! everybody please be aware of what’s going on around you and don’t be a victim to these immoral people . (always seem to hear on the news that some old aunties got conned by some sort of fortune tellers)
ugh such a bad ending to my nice day at Oxford Street ! anyway it was getting kinda dark (it was only 3pm but that’s the way it is in UK) so i went off to my next stop , Piccadilly Circus !
Piccadilly Circus is where all the musical theatres are !! i came here in 2011 to watch Matilda The Musical , based on Roald Dahl’s book !! if i lived in London i would probably come and watch one musical every month hahahah
another courageous attempt at asking a passerby to help me snap a photo :p
m&m’s world ! <3 <3
gay bars are not uncommon in London … kinda wish my gay bff was here though , then maybe i can go in with him and have a look HAHAHAH I’M REALLY CURIOUS
Chinatown !! felt so at home there because it was literally
hahahaha i’m not kidding !! yes there were ang mohs but mostly asians because hello it’s Chinatown !!! and also , overpriced chinese food .
one last selca before i ended my adventurous day alone ! love how the wind and lights made my hair look so red and flowy HAHHAHA
and here are my hauls of the day !! accidentally deleted the original photos from my phone so i had to screenshot my Dayre posts … follow me if you haven’t !
Labels: Camwhorism, Vacation