Saturday, August 27, 2016

Shopping At Union Square And Primark, Aberdeen

AFTER OUR LUNCH, AARON DROPPED US AT UNION SQUARE....
We have approximately four hours plus to do our shopping!  My girl was all Yes for it while the mother has to start refilling the wallet before we set out.  I told her i have 70 pounds in my pocket, would be enough and I received groans... Ok, ok, Mama added in another 100 and a piece of credit card, enough?  Her smile appeared and We set out happily after that....

First shop we stepped in was JD Sports, Nike was on her mind.  Very nice designs and each pair cost around 65 pounds.  We walked out empty-handed.  On my mind, it is Primark, Primark... Very affordable prices there, to my astonishment. One dress displayed was only £1 !!  Yes, no joke, I quickly took a picture and whatsapp to my siblings, they took some time to reply and by the time they did, The dress has disappeared somewhere in someone's bag presumably.... Too late....

Anyway, we had a good loot spendin more than two hours there... And that was only the ladies' section!  We did not have time to go for men's.  Lol... We must go there again some day.  To our delight, Our loot came to a total of £27 plus!! Oh my goodness... If those were purchased in Malaysia, the total could be easily few hundred ringgit!  Yes, I bought all on sale from £1 and most expensive is my girl's pair of jeans which is £8!  Ok, must go again!! Ladies.... Lol...

Hollister is next!  The cheapest on the rack is £7.99... Good buy... Got a few for the males.... And after that, no more... My weary legs were screaming rest...rest.... Total damage for the shopping done was around £70... Indeed the standard of living here is very much lower than my country, no doubt about that...

Arrived at the Union Square....
Oh, we did not have time to go to T.K.Max...
JD and Clarks....
But she was more interested in JD for her Nike....
Inside Union Square...
We explored further to Trinity Center...
Looking for Primark and we found it after some enquiry...
And our giant bag with our loots....
Still had time to cook a simple dinner and soon, time for us to hit the pillows!
I am really surprised that I could sleep soundly even before it hits 10pm!!


Friday, August 26, 2016

Second Day In Aberdeen Exploring And Lunch

AGAIN BOTH OF US WOKE UP EARLY...
This morning I got up at 6am and it was 1pm in Malaysia... So I presume my brain cells are still following Malaysian time and I just coukd not sleep longer over here in Aberdeen.  Seems it was not only me who couldn't sleep, my girl was affected too.  Both of us got up to prepare breakfast, blending some promeganate and oranges and taking bread with peanut butter.  Very healthy breakfast!

Then we went out to explore another direction from our place...and as I walked, I felt colder and colder... My jeans jacket was definitely not thick enough to keep me warm.... Gggrrrr... "Girl, lets turn back, mama is freezing!"  Weather is unpredictable, yesterday was cooling... Today was super cold...

Good to be home again and ended up spending the next hour preparing lunch for the three of us....

Shivering in my two thinner layers...
Huddling at the corner....
That is the furthest point we explored this morning...
Tomorrow we will continue from this point....
Back home, we prepared for lunch... Herbal soup...
Asparagus with some sambal shrimps and cashew nuts...
Asparagus herbal soup
Mushrooms chicken....
Simple lunch for the trio....
Smiles during lunch break....

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Our First Day In Aberdeen

MY EYES OPENED TO A NEW MORNING IN  ABERDEEN AT AROUND 7AM...

YES... Definitely jet lag is the cause, it is 1pm in Malaysia... And I was not the only one, when I turned to the side of the bed, my girl was already up with her handphone in her hands already!  Lol... For someone who loves to sleep, that was a rare sight.... Since we could not sleep any longer, we got up without wasting any more time in bed.  And funny thing is, we were both famished and the first thing she requested was a bowl of nice piping hot noodles!  Yummmmsss... I certainly would love that too and within some half hour or do, our breakfast was ready!

Wasting no time, we prepared ourselves for an outing around the vicinity.... The groceries were all within walking distance and you know what?  It feels so good to walk on the ground for the first time even though this is my second time here.  My previous trip during last October, I was not in a walking mode but on the two big wheelchair and needed to be pushed all the time.  Thank God for my two patient companions who made the trip possible and enjoyable for me despite my handicap.  Now thinking back, it was indeed a hassle.... Hmmmm....

Back to our first morning, we went to get some groceries... And while walking to the cashier, I realized I did not have any cash with me.... No sterling ...no pounds... Oh dear, how forgetful can I get!  We shedded off more calories by walking home again to retrieve some money... Lol...

Oh yeah, we made appointment to meet up my ever faithful and helpful Mary Moh at Asda.... Great to see her again!!  And to cut my post short, we had lunch in her her B and B guest house.... Her homecooked bowl of noodles received warm applause from both of us... Mary is a fast and efficient cook, within few minutes, we were served with her famous noodles in chicken and wine soup!   Not only that, we came back for dinner in the evening to have dinner and fellowship with the some wonderful Asians from Malaysia and China.

Food and fellowship indeed blends well together!
Our early morning noodles....
Feels good to step on the ground this time round...
At the groceries...
Mary's Kitchen in Aberdeen...one will not miss Malaysian Food with Mary around!
Her homemade bowl of chicken noodles in wine soup!
Our dinner with the young adults....i am the most senior there!
Handmade Pan Mee from Mary's Kitchen...
Just type in Mary's Kitchen in Aberdeen in FB and her mouth watering goodies will be displayed!

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