Monday, March 29, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Medical Check-up next. Then view room.
Hopefully the environment is nice and so I don't need to look for another:)
1st time working abroad.
1st time looking for rooms myself....renting outside and somemore not in Malaysia.
1st time gotta earn myself a living and *soon* be the slave of $$ (",)
1st time gonna sleep in an entire different place...living in an unfamiliar society...
1st time gonna settle everything *majority* by myself...for myself...
huh........It's a brand new journey for me though..
Perhaps....2 or 3 years later I'm independent and unfearful as I wish...
Perhaps....everything is just nice and stable....
Countdown 2 weeks before official leaving...Don't ask me when...cz I don't know the exact date...
Anyhow...many thanks to all who are concern bout my leaving and gave me helping hands
for my room hunting.....
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
with several themeparks inside
costs 27 Euros (how cheap!)
cz we purchase in bulk....the original price is like bout 40Euro sth fr the website
and an adult costs 60Euros+ if you buy on the spot
over the counter 0.0
Still remember what's the feeling on the scene?
The (supposed to be) land which temporarily set you off
analysing those concepts...themes...and making it realistics..
talk every details bout the structures...the transports linkage...
the border between Fantasy and Reality.....much much things
but somehow...(to be frank)...it dissappoint me lo
or is it because not all Disneylands are standardised?
I like the pinkish peachie...just like the colour in my room
I painted the sky to be pinkish...more romantic ma XD
in terms of like to suddenly pop in ur photos without your notice
and then after taking photo just dissappear without you noticing
and when you see in ur camera you only notice got something inside
JUST LIKE a GHOST XD
Highly recommended for those who LOVES speed and height!
It is actually a high tower where you go up by a lift to the topmost..
it's design as a library where there are some "pple" died inside
and when u sitting in the lift go until certain floor (it's dark of course)
the lift door open and you saw the soul of the few victims who have "died"
because they fall from the lift some sort...and the lift door closed again
and straight shoot until the highest level..
PAUSE for ONE SECOND
then Straight FALL until basement!!
"terapung" in the air while the lift falls!
I like the ambience....
old and eerie library+haunted story+height+speed XD
It's impossible to take photos inside cz it turns 360 degrees in a dark
with lasers light inside like you are heading towards the space
without the pressure and
the tarikan daya bumi (duno how to wirte in English: P )
Lol seriously I kept praying and hoping the thing stops faster!
(FYI, Im a height and speed extreme addictor XD
and this is really no joke!It was fast like hell I Cannot breathe!)
Disneyland...I think...for me....it only appeals to kids
not for realistic adult...perhaps im joining the line?
But still...one of my ideal date is in Tokyo Disneyland : P
ciaoz Disneyland...ciaoz Europe Trip
Monday, March 8, 2010
This is an opinion-based article and thus please read at your own risk. You are welcome to forward the article LINK but hopefully please don't copy and paste or reproduce this article by any means on any websites or forums or emails without permission. (cz I definintely agree what Janette says, it involves efforts and time to write all these....) Another thing is, specific information regarding the course and the study life that i mentioned here might Not apply to students from other courses as I was a Commerce student for Liverpool John Moores University Summer Programme 2009.
: P 10q!
The most important and basic things you need in order to go for LJMU Summer Programme are:
~Make sure that it is not expiring on or less than 6 months from your travelling period.
2. LJMU Offer Letter
~Will be issued by LJMU through TARC after you have passed your final semester papers.
~You WILL need cash when you step into UK cz your bank account will only be set up in (the fastest) few days and some take weeks or even month-_-depends on the efficiency of Barclays Bank. Pound notes like 5 Pounds and 10 Pounds are good enough (cz the shopkeeper tend to scan here and there when we use 20 Pound notes to buy things....like you are using fake money some sort...). Keep the "sylling-syilling" cz you will definintely need them every now and then as their groceries' prices are abit awkward (compared to Msia's) like 28 pence (0.28 Pound)...67 pence...etc
~You can either book the flight ticket with the travel agents coming to TARC OR if you are good and independent enough, research and book your own flight as you might get a cheaper rate. You need to book a Return ticket (dated or open dated within a specified time frame) unless you wish to continue studying Master there and you plan to do visa. If you are just there for the Degree, you won't need a visa as the offer letter serve as the student visitor pass which allows you to stay in UK for 6 months (if the UK Visa rule hasn't change)
Liverpool One area (numerous nice and trendy shops...Sports Direct...JD Sports....Newlook...)
Debenhams (more high end stuff)
Clayton Square area
etc etc........You won't need me to tell where are the locations....just take a map and make yourself lost in Lvp city : P......or just observe the pple holding brown paper bag of Primark and follow their directions haha)
more of my room in Lvp
You will be provided with 1 bedsheet+ 1 blanket with quilt cover + 1 pillow and bedsheets can be washed every week by the management for free so you don't need to bring your own. One thing is you won't get back your same bedset so if you would like to wash your bedset on your own, hang them up like mine in the pix (cz i have experimented and gantung them with ropes and connect here and ther with tables and chairs........gantung them on the cupboard is the BEST way i found!...of course don't forget to on your heater). The uni and the accomodation management would disallow you to do your laundry in ur en-suite room (ie. you have your own bathroom in ur room). But we curi-curi wash our cloths in our own bathroom cz wahing machine cost 2 Pounds per use and dryer for 1 pound per use. For cost saving, just MAKE SURE you don't use excessive water until your toilet door is spoilt or else you will have to pay penalties!
Vacuum cleaner is available at each flat. Kettle and Iron are available on request~
Power points are many in our room so NO NEED to bring Extension plugs.
Shampoos and personal cleaning stuff are very affordable there...just bring it or buy it there.
MEALS / FOOD / COOKING UTENSILS / CUTLERY#1 of our dinner meal in Lvp#
3.Dishmate / Soap powder for cloths (buy there and share with your housemates~not expensive)
FYI, here are some price list that you can roughly expect for some of the usual goodies that I have spent in Lvp:
1. Milk: 2.7 litres for 1Pound-1.25Pound @ Iceland
2. Cheese: 10 pieces for 50 pence @ Tesco
3. Chicken ham: 30 pieces for 94 pence @ Tesco
4. Chicken sausages: 10 for 99 pence @ Tesco
5. Celery vege: 1 whole bunch consist of around 12 sticks for 78 pence @ Tesco
6. Luncheon meat: 1 small box sufficient for at least 3 average meals per pax for 99 pence @ 99p
7.Rice: 1kg for 78pence @ Tesco Superstore
8. Chicken / Fish chop: 4 average pieces for 2 Pounds @ Iceland
9. Ice-cream:1 whole box of 1 kg for 1 Pound @ Iceland
10. Eggs: 15 for 1.25 Pounds @ Tesco..Iceland..
TIPS: Tescos in Lvp available at different places and they might sell the same goods but of different prices at different places (Usually, the more convenient the shop is, the more expensive the goods are)...The 2 most common Tesco we used to shop are Tesco Metro near Clayton Square and Tesco Superstore near Liverpool One (more cheaper)
These are the shops that I usually buy specific things (among the cheapest) for your reference:
1.Pail / cooking utensils: Wilkinson (near St John square)
2.Biscuits: Tesco / 99p / Homebargain
3. Cereals / bread / breadspread / vegetables / ham / sausages: Tesco
5.Rice: Tesco Superstore (must grab it fast cz it's a HOT item for summer student) / 99p
6.Fruits: Exotic @ Bold Street / any fruit stalls
7. Microwave stuff (nuggets / chops): Iceland
Reduced price items are available EVERYDAY after 8.30pm or around 9pm @ Tesco....We used to organise "trip" to Tesco Superstore to look for dirt cheap food...Reduced price items mean those food are expiring soon or expiring on that particular day, but according to our experience, expiring food in UK are still consumable as long as you don't keep very long (ie consume on the day of expiring or the next days)...if you would like to "prolong" the expiry date of the Expired food you may also try to keep the expired food into freezer and microwave it before you consume. (at your own risk haha)...I always dislike overnite food and thus I almost cook every meal other than the shared meal even if it is during exam period.
#Try to have a healthy lifestyle in Lvp hahaha#
#one of my own-cooked meal....need more ideas?#
If you are worry that you didn't know how to cook..just like me, nevermind.....you will be able to cook like me, at least simple meals if you see cooking as having fun and love to trial and error : P
Instant noodles are all available at Chinatown, but pricey.....Those are my backup meals for Europe trip...
TIPS: We hardly find fresh fish in Lvp to our surprise! Hardly found in Tesco and couldn't see wet markets like pasar in Msia. Thus, we seldom eat fish during the 3 months in Lvp, and the place we used to eat fish was Lobster Pot Fish n Chips. Pork are minced pork sold available at Tesco and pricey too. Thus, BE PREPEARED to EAT CHICKEN EVERYDAY LOLzzz. Chicken drumsticks in average cost 1.5Pounds to 1.8 Pounds for 6 to 8 drumsticks depending on the size and weight at Tesco.
TIPS: Beware of reduced price fruits cz some reduced price strawberry (1 big box for only 50 pence which originally sold at above 1 Pound per box) cz they might get rotten soon and some of the strawberries are "cacat looking" until i dare not buy them at all~
TIPS: No Tauhus...bitter gout...lady fingers...bananas generally available. Tauhus and fishballs are available at Chinatown but then so damn expensive and not fresh looking.
TIPS: If you desperately looking for ala-chinese food, look for Chinese buffet restaurant...each person cost bout 6 Pounds (normal dishes like fried meehoon...fried rice...typical chinese catering food in Msia...but seems special to those ang mohs)...We tried it once. You can also go to casinos (we went Leo Casino near Albert Dock) for chinese meals. Or do your own steamboat at home. Or even do your own barbeque around the corner of your accomodation ~
STUDY LIFE / SCHOOLING STUFF
#It is VERY windy in Lvp...see our hair~#
For schooling, we used to walk to school with our notes, lunch box, umbrellas and sweater, skarfs...so a good backpack will be good to pack all your things. And you might go to shop for groceries after school so keep your EcoBag in ur bag.
Depending on the distance of your accomodation to your faculty lecture hall, we need to walk (the fastest) 30 minutes to our lecture hall at John Foster Building from our accomodation at Atlantic Point. You will see differerent buildings of LJMU in Liverpool at different places and different faculties have different study place. Our lectures (Commerce) usually started at 10am and we need to be prepared by 8.45am and started to walk at 9am so that we can arrive at 9.30am, and go for toilet / rest / queue to secure a FRONT seat (as our lecturers DID NOT use MICS!)
.#Mates....do you missed the road on the way to school?#
But we DON't NEED to do any Formal presentation during my time. (Confirm with your current JMU staff)
So you have to be fast or you have to go outside of the building and eat your lunch shivering in cold sometimes : P
7:15am Eat breakfast and finish cooking my lunch (do buffer some time for sharing of kitchen utensils)
8.45am Gather at the main gate of Atlantic Point and Prepared to walk~
9:00am Walk to school
9:30am Arrived at school. No one feels wana talk cz everyone was tired : P
12:oopm Class ended
12:00-4:00pm depending on your tutorial time slot
4:00pm Go shop for groceries...food...etc
5:00pm Reach home
5:15pm Prepare to cook dinner (if im on duty)
6.45pm Call for dinner...makan...chit chat...watch TV...gossips...
Discussion for assignments / go casinos / go shop for reduced price food /
10:00pm Back to room
11:00pm Done laundry and bath
11:15pm Do homework...research...reading....online....bla bla bla...