*p/s: no he did not slang!
On the Metro, there are no gate or shutter at ALL the metro in Newscastle, they work by "trust" over there. Which i really appreciate, of course there are bound to be one-or-two bloodsucker that broke this trust, but knowing how the government entrust this responsibility to the local certainly make me feel ashame of myself in Singapore.
All that you got to do was purcahse the ticket from the auto-machine and hop ride into a train. No one to sell tickets and certainly no one to check on your tickets! In addition, the driver seat in a tainted-window-cubicle so absolutely no communication happens between them and us.
Here's my bbbbbbbb and i, i like this picture, it was our first- reunion
We alight at Haymarket station which can be describe as the "orchard road of Newscastle" Here's where all the youth hang out and where most of the middle-end malls are located. you can easilt get Warehouse, DorothyPerkins, Topshop, RiverIsland, Newlook ... etc anywhere here! they have so many mall! Whats even better was that bbbbbbbbbb stay here! its where his hostel is located!
we went back to his hostel, i clean myself and off we were to check out this place he call home for the past 12-months.
The statue behind is well known to all local from Newscastle. The noble man on top was Charles Earl Grey, and very obviously, he was related to the earl-grey-tea we all love!
This was second day at newscastle where bbbbbb brought me to a discovery museum, we had to cross this millenium bridge on daily basis in order to head to the other side of the school~ They call this the millenium bridge and it is a hotspot for phototaking. Need i say more?
bbbb's dorm, we are staying at Lovaine Flat, Flat 24 Room 4. A tiny room enuff for a table. a bed and cupboard and thats all!
bbbbbbbb says "welcome to Northabrium University" read "nort-tom-bria"
Us just outside the School of Business, with him also reciting "if" i had fly over with him here's where i'll be studying.....
bbbbb and i arriving at the discovery museum, again entry was free and you either contribute according to your preference. Work by trust!
bbbbbbbbb and i posing at a machine! you turn the knob at the bottom of all four sides of the wall and the ball is transported from the truck to the hollow tube to the winding slots back to the truck!
me playing at the pin-ball machine
Mirrors are fun shit! haha.. we took so much shots there!
Live-life figure there! i especially the garment section where we witness all english-dresses manufactured starting from the inner-camisole, the intricate-lace-details of every pompom dress they use to wear long time ago and not forgetting one era where every woman in UK worn a corset to suck up their tummy before putting on the dress!
bbbbbbbbbb had no idea why i force him to take a picture in front of this, but if you look carefully you can actually see the ambush army hiding behind!
Us relaxing by the sofa they provide, i so-want this aqua colour for my new home next time, ok bbbbbbbbbbbb?
me dressing up at a coal miner in the olden days, here's one section where we get to see occupation that use to be available in UK market but not anymore.
We also learn how water filtration in UK. The tap water there are not drinkable, you had to boil them before drinking, you can actually see bits of while pulp floating on every buckle of water you fetch from the tap. bbbbbbbb explains it was due to the chemical they put inside to neutralize the water for other usage.
after leaving the museum, we walk around the street gawking for interesting stuff (to me of course! everythign is unusual there!) the weather was still 17 degree and you can see how bright it is at about 8pm at night. It was summer so sunlight last longer. bbbbbbb says in winter you had night time longer.... how funny. (RITUAL car plate actually made up of car plate number - RI-1-UAL, the digit 1 had a nail stuck on its left thus forming the
Sorry there wasnt much to say about the first day in Newscastle, we head home after roaming around haymarket, then bbbbbbbb cook us both a good instant-noodle meal, to which i promptly fell into a deep sleep while he was feeding me, haha.. i had been so sleepy while on flight and having him besides me totally reassure i am safe now. the next morning i woke up to a shock that i had waste one good day in Newscastle and bbbbbbbbb was totally amuse at how i could just sleep like that!
Signify you are here with me now and nuttin can go wrong. And for a happy relationship we pledge to make it happen. Even if there are times we aint happy, i promise- i will make it happen, for us =)
Ending it with a picture of us taken at the lift of the newlook department that was so huge they need lift to bring us around!