Thursday, May 19, 2011

European Escapade - Shopping @ Old Trafford!

On the 8th day of our European Escapade, B and I woke up early in the morning. We had a big day planned and Liverpool was next on our agenda. So far, our trip had been a whirlwind of amazing activities with loads to see and do so we were psyched! Smiley

It was also our last day in England and I was already missing this fascinating country. The previous night, B and I watched a travel documentary on TV and we were truly enticed by the gorgeous Venice apartments featured. I've never been to Venice but I remember reading the Merchant of Venice in school. Not only would I love to visit some of the historical sites, museums, theatres, monuments, bars, clubs and sports centres I've only read about, I would also love to savour delicious authentic Italian food while there!

Before spending our last day in lovely Liverpool, B and I headed back to Old Trafford to do some shopping in the huge Mega Store, which was jam-packed with people the previous match day.

Old Trafford

It was just B and me that morning inside the cab heading to Old Trafford. The weather was chilly and gloomy so I bundled up in layers of clothes hence the 'bulky' looking me! ketukmeje

Football shopping today!

Wet cold day in Manchester

Earlier in the morning, I had received an 'urgent' mail from one of my Facebook acquaintances. This person had sent me a mail in a hurry when he found out I was going to Liverpool. He asked me to bring home the new Liverpool jersey, which I would have been happy to oblige ... if and only if he was a little nicer! I was put off by the rude email he sent me. There was no hello or how are you to break the ice, which was necessary especially since this was the first time he had 'spoken' to me online. Instead, the email directly 'demanded' I bring home a jersey for him! Smiley

I don't know this guy well enough to be forking up 50-60 £ on a jersey based on his written words, so I was rather annoyed with his rudeness. I despise rude people and recently ended a friendship with a so-called friend who has been rude to me for years so NO ... I did NOT bring home the jersey for this dude!

United Legends

Outside the Mega Store, we met up with some of B's colleagues from work who were already there hours before us and were about to leave. Aside from Zany who was still shopping his heart out inside the huge store, the rest were headed for yet another location.

Manchester United

B and I spent less than an hour inside the store. I got Mel loads of MU merchandise items while B shopped for his friends and nephew. If you're a MU fan, I am sure you will be much delighted by the wide array of merchandise items available in this huge store. People were walking in and out of the huge store nonstop and we too left with a huge bag of goodies to bring home.

Shopping bags in hand, we made our way back out and snapped more pictures, which we couldn't do the day before thanks to the huge crowd who came to watch the MU - Liv match.

Done shopping and taking pictures, we hailed a cab to take us back to Britannia Hotel where we dumped our shopping bags inside our room before heading out again. Our main agenda that day was a trip to Liverpool after all and we were rushing to catch the last stadium tour of the day, scheduled to start at 2pm.

I will leave you here for now and continue my Liverpool story next week. There's just too many pictures for me to include and I think B would prefer a separate post for his favourite Liverpool team. Smiley

Until then, I wish you a wonderful weekend. And if you're headed for a European vacation soon, don't forget to check out the best rates and deals for gorgeous apartments in Venice, London, Paris, Barcelona and other awesome Europe destinations online. Online deals are the best and you'll be surprised at how cheap some of them are! Happy planning!

-FC Scoreboard points for my first THREE commenters-


bluedreamer27,  May 20, 2011 12:03 AM


David Funk,  May 20, 2011 12:04 AM

Hi Marzie! :* :* :*

Bill,  May 20, 2011 12:04 AM

:* :* :*

bluedreamer27,  May 20, 2011 12:05 AM

Oh you made in on time? Cheers! :) :) :) :)

LadyJava,  May 20, 2011 12:06 AM

wah so fast everyone.. i'm watching AI now.. brb!

bluedreamer27,  May 20, 2011 12:06 AM

yikes.. i wish i can afford to visit that place... maybe 60 years from now... haha if i' still alive LOL

Ane,  May 20, 2011 12:10 AM

Hello sweetie! :)

David Funk,  May 20, 2011 12:17 AM

I certainly want to visit here after seeing these pics! Though I'm not the biggest international football(we call it soccer to avoid confusion with our American football) seeing one of the most well-known professional teams in the world seems worth it.

I love the pics, but my favorites are the ones with you and MU team in the background as well as the ones with you outside the MU store. I know from being a sports fan myself that I go crazy shopping for my favorite teams though I know loves Liverpool. It's like a sports fan's paradise!

And of course, you're always looking pretty in these pics, too. That's why you look ready for your own talk show(MTWTF, lol)

See ya later sweetie! :* :* :*

Bill,  May 20, 2011 12:18 AM

Hi Mi Amiga :* . Who does that guy think he is asking you to buy something for him and he really does not even know you. That looks like a very big place with a lot of nice stuff. As always you look amazing my dear sweet Virgo buddy :*

bluedreamer27,  May 20, 2011 12:19 AM

oh just watched it earlier... who's your bet LJ?

bluedreamer27,  May 20, 2011 12:20 AM

yay! made the chop! hooray! :-D :-D :-D

Ane,  May 20, 2011 12:30 AM

Right now I'd settle for an Asian Escapade Marzie! :-P but alas, my pockets are empty.. :-P

Ane,  May 20, 2011 12:32 AM

You look so gorgeous Marzie, even through your layers of clothing.. :)

LadyJava,  May 20, 2011 1:46 AM

am back.. lol! wah best lah Ai today.. all so good.. suspense as to who would be top 2.. eh can we vote online? lol!!

LadyJava,  May 20, 2011 1:47 AM

looks like a fun filled day for you dearie.. but so rude lah the guy eh.. demanding pulak.. cish.. and not cheap .. what if you buy and he decides to go MIA.. tsk...

LadyJava,  May 20, 2011 1:48 AM

bulky pun still looking good GP!!! and i love that clock .. so unique..

foongpc,  May 20, 2011 3:17 AM

Wow! Shopping again! OKB betul!! :)

foongpc,  May 20, 2011 3:19 AM

So rude that person asking u to buy the jersey. I won't buy too if I were you. For one, you don't know him well enough to spend that kind of money and secondly, he's too rude!

foongpc,  May 20, 2011 3:20 AM

Eh got bulky meh? Where got? That means you no need BDlah! Hahaha!! :)

foongpc,  May 20, 2011 3:21 AM

OK, OK waiting for your next post on EE!!! :)

Monica,  May 20, 2011 2:00 PM

:* :* :* :*

gagay,  May 20, 2011 2:03 PM

Milton SSG!LOL! :-P

gagay,  May 20, 2011 2:04 PM

hola GP! ill be back.we're on 3-day vcay.. :D

just trying to chop!LOL! :* :* :* :*

Monica,  May 20, 2011 2:05 PM

haha yeah i reme u told me abt the rude guy who demanded u to buy a jersey for him! :-D :-D

Monica,  May 20, 2011 2:11 PM

i seriously need to go shopping and taking pics too or maybe a vacay or disappear for a while :-D :-D cos too busy and tired recently :'( :'(

Monica,  May 20, 2011 2:13 PM

love ur EE post! again i missed the chop :-E :-E :-E

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 5:52 PM

:* :* BD FC1!

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 5:54 PM

Thanks BD, for chopping, u rock! 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 5:56 PM

Hi David, FC2! :* :*

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 5:56 PM

And mi amigo Bill, FC3! :-D :-D

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 5:57 PM

Thanks for the EE chop guys, YAY! :* :*

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 5:57 PM

Hey GG! =-X

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 5:58 PM

Sure or nooooot you will be back GG? Sometimes chop then didn't come back oso? Have a good vacay!

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 5:59 PM

Hey LJ! :*

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 6:00 PM

I missed the show BD, all thanks to freakin McDs... >:o >:o

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 6:00 PM

Ha ha then I guess another 60 years it is for u, happy waiting BD! :* :*

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 6:01 PM

:-D :-D Hey Ane!

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 6:03 PM

He he he he mah own talk show, hello David!!!! :* :* :*

Yay, thanks so much for reading my post and viewing my pics. It was definitely paradise for MU fans and I wish my youngest sister was there with us. She is a huge MU fan and I am positive she would have gone nuts shopping inside the Mega Store! :-D :-D

We shopped here but the bulk of our sports shopping was later in the day in Liverpool, wait for my next post! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 6:04 PM

ROTFLMAO tell me abt it mi amigo, I was shocked when I received his very rude, very demanding email, like what the hey right? Even my close friends didn't shoot me a rude email just for some sports goodies, grrrrr but it's all good! And thanks for reading too, hugs! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 7:49 PM

Hope ur pockets fill up soon Ane, u've been working hard lately right so ka-ching! :-$ :-$

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 7:49 PM

You are too sweet Music Sister, and I love ya for that! :* :*

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 7:50 PM

I missed it LJ, stupid Mc Ds made me miss second half of AI! >:o >:o

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 7:51 PM

I missed it LJ, stupid Mc Ds made me miss second half of AI! >:o >:o

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 7:52 PM

Tak hingin I nak belikan cause kurang ajar! Dah la melayu, tak kasi salam pun! >:o >:o

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 7:53 PM

Oh me loves da clock too, see the time there? Time when GP and B were in Manchester, forever memory yay! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 7:54 PM

Shopping sikit oso OKB kah, Foong? We didn't get anything for ourselves, all for peeps and friends! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 7:55 PM

The thing is Foong, he tak pernah tegur me on FB all this while but the moment he found out I was going to Liverpool, then terus demand for jersey, what is up with that?? :-E :-E :-E Crazy!

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 7:56 PM

Bulky mah... cannot see kah? Huhuhuhuhu I felt bulky oso dat day ahahahahh! =-X =-X =-X :'(

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 7:57 PM

Coming up soon, hafta finish EE soon if ya know what I mean? LOL! =-O =-X ;) ;)

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 7:57 PM

:* :* :* :* Monica!

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 7:58 PM

Demand is the word la, I was shocked! Ha ha... =-O =-O =-O

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 7:59 PM

Busy being driver and operator Mon? Ha ha so cute... hope u get to go for vakasi soon sweetie, where to? Some place beachy? ;) ;)

Mariuca,  May 21, 2011 8:00 PM

Thanks so much sweetie, love my EE posts too ha ha! :* :* :* :*

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