Thursday, January 8, 2009

Visit to Kuzminki

Yeah. Even though the bio-organic chemistry is just around the corner (it starts with the skill test on Monday), I could still find the time to write something here and of course, shopping :). Yesterday we went to Mega Белая Дача (Belaya Dacha) near metro Kuzminki. It was only the three of us, Haziq, me and Fuad. The plan of going there came out of nowhere. Fuad and me were thinking of just going to Okhotni Ryad but then Haziq came into our room and said that there is a place with a lot more variety to shop near Kuzminki. Without hesitation, we waited until after Asar then we began our journey.

Going there was not a big problem. We reached at Kuzminki in no time although it took around one hour to there. Decided to eat first, we got ourselves each a set of Filet-o-fish, and we headed to our destination-Mega! Bus number 655 brought us there.

O.M.G!!?? That was our first impression of that place. Haha. It is the largest place of shopping we have ever seen around Moscow. It has 2 wings. And we need to cross the highway to get to the other wing. We went in, did our Maghrib prayers and started our stuff-hunting. Hehe. Went to every single shop in the complex, marked those jackets, hats, jumpers that
are considered as "cheap", and survey everything that is up to our budget. Duration=roughly 2 hours of doing this. Yes, choosy we are :). Sorry. Was too busy surveying and being wow-ed by all the stuff that I forgot to snap any picture. Hehe. At the second round we began picking up all those "marked" stuff and buying them-this time for real! No more surveying and trying-outs. The place is so huge even the toilet was hard to find. Done with everything and we decided to head back home. That time was 8.30 p.m. Kinda late to be outside over here. Only 2 pictures were manage to be taken. For remembrance, at least one pic is enough :). Thanks to the timer of my camera and the kind Russian who snapped our picture. Here goes:

Tired of walking 3 hours non-stop, at last we had a little bit of rest :)
Thank you Miss kind Russian :)

Now the best part is, the journey back home. Boarded the wrong bus and we ended up somewhere only God and the Russians know. Bus number 52, "thank you" very much. We got out of the bus and the only thing we can see was our white teeth. The surrounding was very dark! The other two guys were swearing at me as I am the one encouraging us to get into the bus. "Takpa. Sume bas lalu nye metro nih". Sorry! Lucky us, there is a nearby bus-stop and we waited for another bus over there. 112 was the next one. Since we have nothing to loose except for our time, we boarded the gloomy and scary looking bus and pray to Allah that it will at least pass through a metro station. We were very desperate for a metro sign! Haziq and Fuad showed their worried faces as we were the only one left inside the bus for almost half an hour. Suddenly, "sleduyushaya astanovka: stansiya metro Bratislavskaya" (Next bus stop: Metro station Bratislavskaya). Fuuhhhh!! Relieved is the most perfect word to be used here. Now I am the saviour eyh? Stop swearing and at least give me some credit for this. Haha. A failed tour-guide. Nevermind. Once a mistake, it will never be repeated again. Insya-Allah.

Can you see the worriness of their faces and gloominess of the bus?

We took almost the same route back home as going to Kuzminki. The slight difference was that we need to change trains at 3 different stations. That's all. Nothing big :). Arrived at Kaluzhskaya safely and again we were very lucky. Bus number 226 arrived right in front of our feet at the very time we were there. Took the bus home and there you go! The longest ever outing I had since I am here in Moscow. Exactly at 10.30 p.m., we stepped on the 7th floor safely with no bruises, cuts whatsoever. Alhamdulillah nothing happened to use that night. Actually we were kinda intimidated to come back this late at night because recently there were a lot of cases in between the Malaysian students and the Russian hooligans. A not so decent case by the way.

Whatever it is, we have no regrets on travelling that far as it was worth going. I bought a jacket and a belt, Fuad had a blast shopping that he spent a four-figured amount of money with a new jumper and casual jacket while Haziq went crazy with the sale that he bought a pair of jeans and some winter apparel. To all readers out there, if you are in Moscow, this is definitely a place to go shopping to. Haha. Now I sound like a shopaholic.

Well I guess that is it and wait for my further updates. It is already 3.30 in the morning and yet, I am still not asleep. Caffeine maybe? Nah. High head, groggy nose, scratchy hands, blur looking keyboard-signs of being sleepy! That is all my update for now. Do not expect too much from me eyh since most of the time I spend indoors (too cold outside). Brrrrr!

Updates will come shortly after something interesting happens :). Toodles. Salam


Anonymous said...

whoa! dah bape lama x potong rambut huh? hehehe..

Syed Danial said...

hehe..nmpk trok sgt ka? or panjang sgt? or hensem? :)
dlm 4 bulan kot aku rasa..hehe

Anonymous said...

hahaha.. nampak muka kesian ada la.. ^.^

e.l.i.a.n.a MASTURA! said...

guys are shopaholic too?wow..salutations!hee~

Syed Danial said...

to fanis:haha.cian? tol ka? cuba hg tgk balik leklok :)

to nana:well, biasela.even guys cant resist the mega sale :).its human nature.hehe

Lilian said...

Wow, you are more adventurous than I am. Which metro line is this shopping centre on? Which part of Moscow, north, south? The sale is pretty good now, all at least 50% off.

Kudos on your bravery going out so late in Russian Hooligans never mind, sekali meet Russian Pontianak! hehe.

Syed Danial said...

to lilian: near metro station Kuzminki. Purple line. Get down from there and board bus number 655. It is in the south west part of Moscow. Yeah. Since it is at least 50%, we are willing to travel far. The choices over there are pretty good either. You should try going there. Meeting hooligans is what we are afraid the most. But being in a group made us a little bit braver :). Wah. Now only I know that you are a Malaysian! I thought you are an American. Huhu

Lilian said...

South West is the other end from where I am, North West. Don't think I'll make it there. We have a MegaMall in Khimki, not sure if it's a similar store as the one you went.

Anyway, you guys take care when going out, racial hate crimes on the rise. Maybe I'll see you one day at Malaysian Embassy function, I'll look out for the dude with the funky hairdo :)

Syed Danial said...

Nope. It is not. I have been only to 2 Megas, this one and the one in Tyoply Stan.

Thank you for the advice. There has been cases on racial hate crimes near my place of stay. Will be extra careful from now on! Haha. Sure. You wont have the slightest problem recognizing me I guess :). Hope to see you someday