Tour around Manchester and more

the previous night, i hit the sack at two in the morning, only to hear my flat-mates talking among themselves few steps away from my door. they are probably back from the pub they say they want to go earlier. the amazing part is, this morning, i wake up at five thirty. i force myself to sleep for another two hours ’cause i know we will be walking walking walking again today.

the catholic chaplaincy to the UOM

the catholic chaplaincy to the UOM

I follow Caroline to a catholic chaplaincy today because we’d be meeting up with friends at that area later (or i’d be very lost in the city trying to find the location). i have never been into a church before, and honestly, i find it a little weird ; not elaborating more cause it’s sensitive topic eh? ๐Ÿ˜€ but the sermon is quite nice though, the pastor emphasises on the importance of simplicity. to expect nothing is apparently a virtue, so yay! Also, there’s a church next to it. it’s majestic and beautifully structured (like all other ancient buildings in manchester). there’s choir practice i presume, so the hall is filled with harmonious melody, the sole reason i enter the church too. i don’t take much pictures in church, it’s a place of holiness and i guess i feel disrespectful for no reason swinging the camera phone around. Three of us (including sarah) tour around the city before waiting for the campus tour at one. that leaves us with three hours in between. and all we do is walk walk walk.

waterloo place

waterloo place

this is the place where we get our Meningitis C and MMR (Mumps, Measles and Rubella) shots the previous day. it’s a strange coincidence that sis and i queue up behind a bunch of Malaysians. and some of them are doing Chemical Engineering as well. i am sadly mistaken as a japanese. ย how come?

brave Malaysians

brave Malaysians

… who are getting at least one shot on their arms. except ivan who wastes an hour and half for nothing. I met a lot of new friends, lots of future chemical engineers. I believe thatย  birds of the same feathers flock together, because we seem to hang out together the following day and probably for days to come. As I am typng this, my left arm is slightly swollen thanks to the Meningitis shot. the nurse gives no signal or warning and just poke the needle into my very flabby arm – twice! she says that i’m very brave, but in fact i am simply unprepared, too shock to give a proper response. sad.

Back to the present, we (three of us) eat at McD for lunch with looh zhen. Caroline buys a burger, and when i am about to take the first bite, i smell the kind of icky scent (no offence here) and it’s beef! then, i buy aย Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap of the same price – ยฃ1.49 . i wonder if sis feels guilty eating the RM8 burger.

the manchester museum

the manchester museum

i want to go for a tour in the museum but it is close on sunday ๐Ÿ˜ฆ why!! but sis convinces me that i have nine month to step foot in a place of antiques. There are some other buildings such as ..

university place hall

university place hall

whitworth hall

whitworth hall

manchester city council

Blurry picture of the Town Hall

RNCM

RNCM

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We are led by a second (or third) year business student. very pretty. she’s busy explaining while i’m snapping away. want to know how our school of engineering looks like? I only took picture of one building – The Mill.

The Mills

The Mill

the buildings are quite old, don’t you think? and that’s Caroline’s hand. ย ahhaa. she finally get back at me for popping my face in some scenery pictures she take.

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City tour! we almost miss it, considering the few precious minutes we stand at the bust stop for a bus that doesn’t operate on weekends. i can’t say i learn a lot, because i can’t seem to retain all the names of the buildings, much less the history of Manchester. don’t even know there’s two football teams in manchester alone until sis googles it in front of me.

manchester city football stadium

manchester city football stadium

lowry outlet mall

lowry outlet mall

manchester united

manchester united

across the river

across the river

Trafford welcome sign

Trafford welcome sign

scenery8

nice towers?

nice towers?

scenery7

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3 thoughts on “Tour around Manchester and more

  1. stkyul says:

    lol…The burger at here also more or less the same price la…but the church look mystery le..may be cz the design gua..eh,what is the function of the water tank design hall ar??It look funny…are u going to have class at thr?

    Reply; mysterious? what a way to put it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    the so called water tank is for everyone to go de gua. i’m not sure. i only went in for the free drinks haha

  2. Dr Lee says:

    hi Violet. . enjoy reading your blog. I missed my days in england and cherished the time in uni. You bring back all the good memories of my time in england. Wish i can be there. Enjoy your days there and work hard,too. Hope to see there some time.

    Reply: thanks for visiting! haha ๐Ÿ˜€ lectures have not started yet but i’m already quite busy! can’t imagine how things would be like when it does. manchester is so cool!

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