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Friday, October 19, 2018

On The Campus Grounds At Aberdeen University, Scotland

ON UNIVERSITY GROUNDS...
Aberdeen University is just opposite Brentwood Villa, the guest house which is owned by my friend.  Professors from foreign countries love to stay at her place, parents of students also find her guest house very convenient, it is just directly opposite Aberdeen University and I, too is staying nearby.  This area makes me feel younger, walking alongside with the students and whenever I look out from my window, mainly are young looking people!  LOL...

One evening before dinner, Aaron and I took a walk to the inside grounds of the university.  Unlike in Malaysia, where there are guards all around the campus, over here, it is a free ground.  We can go through the main entrance and to the campus grounds, no one bothers.  My son told me that I could even go into the lecture hall... serious???  Well, I guess I am not going to try that.... but I do not mind going again into the vicinity of the halls, the landscaping is too beautiful to resist....

This evening we just walked a small bit.... it was almost dusk when we came out.... one day, I must go in when the sun is shining bright...

At the entrance.... 
And as we walked around.... just a small fraction of the campus... 
The University of Aberdeenis a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland founded in 1945
No wonder it is open to the public... 
One section of the lecture halls... 
Aberdeen has approximately 13,500 students from undergraduate to doctoral level, 
including many international students..
The main campus is now at King's College, where the original buildings are still in use in addition to many newer buildings of largely modernist style.
As dusk falls.... it is so beautiful.... 
One can just sit here on the grounds... just to relax... if not for the cold weather... 
See, get what I mean?
Relax....
Very historical feel.... 
And the rest of my poses.... 
Taken on a brighter side... 
And this the original lighting at 7pm... 


Homely Exotic Malaysian Food In Aberdeen

MARY'S KITCHEN IN ABERDEEN...

My friend, Mary opens a AirBnB house in Aberdeen.  Besides being an owner, she does everything that needs to be done, from A to Z...  She cleans, she cooks, she shops, she manages.... oh my goodness, you name it, she does it!  She is such a capable lady, multi-tasking in all her chores daily, phewwww... just thinking about what she does each day already tires me down, what's more having to do them in reality!  Salute you, Madam!! 

Not only she is energetic, enterprising... she is also a very generous owner and hostess.  She makes sure her guests are well fed, guests such as Me.. LOL... and I can never get enough of her food.  Why?  Cos she serves Malaysian food!  I know I can count on her whenever I feel like eating Chicken Rice, Nasi Lemak, Roti Canai and even Satay is included in her menu.  My goodness... what else can I say?
Her homely Brentwood Villa... 
A homely feeling away from home... 
Some Malaysian locals who love to come by here for the homely and homecooked food.. 
Greece peanuts were served.... 
Her souvenir from Greece when she went for holidays recently... 
For starters, we have grilled chicken satays!!  
Her special Roti Canai made from scratch... no joke... 
Eaten with curry chicken.... 
I must say her Roti Canai suits me best cos less oil and crispy at the sides...
Her version of Chinese dumplings also made from scratch... 
Vegetable soup noodles with roasted pork....
What more can I ask?
Fried chicken.... 
Fried Prawn Fritters...
And know what???
I forgot to take another two main meals and desserts too!
Chicken rice and Nasi Lemak, Lemon Cake etc etc... 
I guess I was too hungry after all.... !

Anyway, I worry not, there are still many days ahead that I would be tasting her other special Malaysian food..LOL...   Below is a short excerpt from her website Brentwood Villa.

Brentwood Villa is a beautiful traditional Aberdeen detached villa which offers quality accommodation at an affordable price. We serve a delightful and generous breakfast of your choice - English, Scottish, Continental or Malaysian breakfast. You will also get to taste some of our special home bakes during your stay. Exotic Malaysian food is available for order in the afternoon and evening by request.  Brentwood Villa is right across the main entrance of Aberdeen University. It’s the closest B&B to the university, about a minute walk away.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A Visit To Hazelhead Park When The Sun Is Up

SUNNY EVENING....
After the church service, it was nearly 5pm and when we were walking to our car, the sun was UP!!  Wasting no time, Aaron suggested that we should make use of the sunny sky to go to the park, it is a rare opportunity to see the sun in the evening... though the weather was still cold, psychologically, it warms us up.  And off we went to Hazelhead Park.....
At the entrance.... 
The fall with different kinds of color on the trees.... 
Too bad my camera did not do justice to the nature park... 
Anyway, we ended up taking lots of pictures on ourselves instead of the park... LOL.. 
Some kind of berry tree?
Yes, my many pictures in the park... endless!
Me with the young people...the students from the Universities here... 
They make me feel young too!
My kids for the day!!
 One is from Hong Kong and another from Sibu.... 
 And of course, I must not lose out on my signature pose!!  LOL...
My hands wide poses... as usual...
My hands wide pose!
Receiving Blessings pose... 
I like this one too.. 
that's the reason for a double posting here... 
LOL...