On my way to the train station I got stopped by an elderly lady. She was wearing a long coat which I found a bit odd cos it was 23 degrees celcius.
Old lady: "It's gonna get colder next week"
Old Lady: "I said It's gonna be colder next week...you'll see" *looking at me up and down with a frown*
Weird! Just in case you were wondering I was wearing a dress, nothing too short mind you, and a long cardi. I think it was probably my pasty white legs that got to her.
So off I trot to the city, and whilst walking around, a few guys shouted "Ni Hao" which means "How are you?" in Mandarin and one even came up and whispered "Ooh nice" to me. Gross. I get that alot. No, I don't mean the weirdo whisperer. The part where people think I am chinese. Sometimes I get "Kunichiwa" but rarely. And when I explain that I am Malay, they go "Ohhh, Malaysia" I hate that! No offence to Malaysians, I've got family there, but I absolutely hate it when people think Malays are only Malaysians. Anyway enough about that, back to my adventure in the city centre.
I walked all around town, got lost trying to get to the Jewelry Quarter, then decided to look for the canals instead. Got lost again. Wanted to go to a different coffee place but when I reached there, it was closing...at 3pm! There were a few on the way and they were closing as well, i guess they only open for lunch...maybe.
So I spent 7 hours out, and only rested for half an hour at, where else, Starbucks. Had my usual with a piece of cake. I don't know why I ordered it, because I actually do not like it. You see I can never decide what I want and when I get to the till, I panic and just pick the first thing that catches my eye, sometimes I get lucky and pick a nice cupcake, this time though I wasn't. Their Chocolate Velvet cake is rubbish! It took me a long time to finish it.
my iPod and some leaflets to keep me company
Yeuch. Nasty cake.
Ooh ooh guess what I discovered?
Mmmm....Yan Yan (amongst others)! They were quite pricey though so I didn't get any.
It's an arts and crafts shop organised by "created in Birmingham" which is an organisation that supports local artists. Apparently they have been around for three months but I only found out just now. Ah well. I didn't get to buy anything cos as you can see from the picture they were closing, but I did manage to have a quick browse through.
All in all I had a really good day. I do miss stuart though, it would've been more fun if he was around.
To be honest I had lots more to blog about but I am just so tired right now. I apologise.
Goodnight all. See you tomorrow.