Saturday, July 21, 2007

Aberdeen Adventures

..And before I'm required to start each of my posts with "missing in blogosphere because..", It's high time we revisit the very old to-be-continued post of....



Hey waitaminute, who changed my title screen!?

(after some rummaging behind the blogspot)


..Ah, yes yes..this is the one.
Ladies and Gentlement!


Welcome To...




Pretty need title huh? Well I figured it out all by myself. Oh yeah I did. Yeap.

Ya, uh huh.


...no, really. I did. *snort*


Okay before I go all out to become a complete lamer....let's have a little walk through my days in Aberdeen wwaaaaaayyy back in April.



My journey started off during one of the better seasons in Aberdeen.

Yes, spring time! At that time the trees just started blooming, little rascals popping up like pimples....ah, I can still smell the fresh cold air breezing unto my pod.

Infact, though it was spring, doineedajacket.com reported it around 12 degrees. I instantly caught flu right after stepping out from the airport! Nothing too hard to explain, imagine living in an air-conditioned outdoor, a 12 degrees outdoor that is!

I can't imagine what'll be like if I arrived during winter - this!?



-Goober's Sculpture has arrived!-



Aberdeen's a beautiful part of Scottland. I'll spare you the geographical details here, but I could sum this place up with just two colors : Green and Grey.

Really, lush green grasses - so soothing to the eyes it made me want to plant myself back into its soils.

They have a very different architecture....Victorian, ala castle-style construction with grey granites - Everywhere!


This was one of the buildings I kept passing through, it's an Anglican church.


A little dark this one, but still looks good no?


Some more churches..


And did I mention how beautiful their skies are? It's very uncommon for them to have cloudy days.


This one looks pretty old, and it always had moisture on its surface each morning.


..used to be a church I was told, but now..a pub. In fact, most of the
churches in Aberdeen were converted either to a library or pub..y'know, just so life still goes on in those iced granites.


Train tracks that are still used even till today..


I did manage to try the most expensive KFC for a Malaysian, thought they'd at least had a bigger chunk of meat but..

Looks puny too, and more disappointedly - less tasty! There goes my 50 bucks.


However..It was great munching on their fish fillet,

They really do have a large portion of juicy fish meat wrapped inside its thin crispy skins. Not to mention its crazy amount of fries that comes with it! I just couldn't finish it, too much for a small nut with two peanuts.


This is actually, "Leek", not "Leak" - if I'd be photoshopping it again it'll take another month for me to post this up. But it's good, its leek tastes like potatoes, soft texture, with its generous amount of shredded chicken. Gorgeous British food.


Another one of Aberdeen's specialty; "Dual Winged Cabbage Freak", despite its freaky name and unattractive looks, it's served with sweet glutinous rice and two charmed pieces of fried marinated chicken wings, topped with mixed vegetables of your choice. Okay I made that up.

Ok, food - stop!


There were just a handful shopping malls within walking distance, and I just realised I didn't take much pictures of it. In fact, just one presentable picture :

Bon Accord's the name. With just one stretch of path between two sides filled with shops, it is a very peculiar design. It's just opposite to St.Nicholas's mall, a full swing mall.

Well you can get bunch of chocolates, toys, clothes, gadgets..wooo! Good thing I kept thinking about multiplication of 7 right next to those innocent-looking price tags!

But truth to be told, there really wasn't much to buy from Aberdeen. Either it tries too hard to empty my wallet, or we already have what they're sellin' for a freakin' 7 times less expensive price.


Just giving you a little feel of what's it like walking down the streets..that's what I did everyday in Aberdeen, managed to cut down 3kg in one month yo!


Some kinda sakura tree down the road, funny thing is that they even coated their pebbles in front of their yard pink!



At first I really felt like I was in the movies, Asians were a major minority in Aberdeen. Even they looked a little different. Everything was different, weather, lifestyle, entertainment, living standard. Pure cultural difference.

But at the end, I'll remember Aberdeen as a city of great colors, and a memorable experience living a life of what we always see from pirated DVDs.





"The peanut that yaks." - Mr.Goober

Now bearer of loom, weaver of dreams;
Come visit me also in Dream Web.

12 buzzes!:

angel said...

wowie!!! nice!
love it!
the sakura tree, i saw a same one in stockholm!

ps: At first, I thot the Aberdeen u went to was in HK haha :p

Uncle Lim said...

over saturation of color detected ... :)

Mr. Goober said...

angel, was that the place u went?? ya it's a beautiful place too..
hahaha..well aberdeen's name isn't much well known i guess..:P

uncle lim, yeah, heck, i love saturating the colors! Since my 'camera' can't take pictures what i see is what i get..editing will have to do..because their grasses are really greener than ours!

FireHorse said...

Welkam home my peanut boy, finally!!! Love those beautiful pics.

Mr. Goober said...

hey, fire!

thanks! hope to read more of your posts after this :P

Chen said...

hehehe.. welcome back
This is indeed a lengthy post :)
earlier on, i tot u wanna stop blogging liao :D

Mr. Goober said...

heh heh chen, indeed i thought i stopped! actually, one of the main reason why i haven't been posting is because of this aberdeen post..can't figure out how to post it without being too long..oh well :P now that this is over...can finally start blogging.

_butt said...

omg! i saw the powerpuff gang!! lol

loved the pictures of your Aberdeen adventures. eh, rhymes! and everywhere is just sooo beautiful! but wait, pub in an ex-church?? hmm... first time I've heard of one definitely. since I don't travel much myself lol.

we really thought you're gona quit blogging you know. great to have you back again! ;)

zeroimpact said...

Is Aberdeen famous for beer?
Anyway, great pics and well, the food looks good and where is the pics of the chocolates

Mr. Goober said...

hey butt long time no see ya!!

well i guess the over-contrast made it a little too colorful :P but it's almost similiar to what my eyes saw that time..! yeah, beautiful country!

how can i quit just like that?? i would at least post a bye post if i ever did :P

yoo zero long time no see too! unforetunately my chocs melted the first day i got back..since my luggage got lost at that time! had to wait for a few days to recover it

Pink Winnie said...

hi.. mr.goober.. just drop by.. hehe.. i like the pink pink tree.. :)

Anonymous said...

Aberdeen is the oil capital of europe and is known all over the world as such.