Thursday, May 22, 2008

Xray #1

Describe the xray.( i think peanut had seen this xray)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Кватира ...flat

It has been a long time i haven't blogged after my practical exam..well..i was busy searching for a 3-room flat.
As usual, the agent who helps to find flat will call us whenever there's a flat available which suits our needs.
These are the necessities:

1. 3 separate rooms
2. telephone line

3. 4beds

4. 4tables

5. Strategic

and these are the optional ones:

6. fridge
7. New heating system

8. washing machine


Yesterday we went to see 2 flats.
The 1st one is at the center, but just suited 2 of the above necessities.
We tried to ask for 2 tables and 2 beds, and after bargaining and coming to the point of asking about the date of moving, the tenant( and old bitchy Russian lady) shook her head to the agent and said " не хочу" ( i don't want). The agent was surprised and asked why,"Просто..."(just simply),the old mean lady said.
After some time, we found out that the lady didn't like foreigners, she preferred Russians. Fine! who wants on old mean lady to be your tenant? Such as waste of my time and i had to skip lecture to see her flat.
I really don't understand that why she called the agent to promote her flat to us? so mean..

After this incident, we add in 1 more necessity... GOOD TENANT.

The 2nd flat we went was nearby my current hostel, just 1 more bus stop from my hostel( yes, here we all travel by public transport!)
We were greeted by another agent who wore thick and flashy make up. She made a call and asked us to wait the tenant for 10 mins.
please don't be a bad tenant..please don't be a bad tenant... telephone line...telephone line...4beds...4beds...fridge..fridge....etc
while waiting, we were praying ...
Suddenly a Honda 4 wheel drive parked in front of us and the agent told us that he's the tenant..
ahem...normal height, big belly, a pair of frames hanging down his nasal bridge, and he wore cologne.

When we enter his flat, we fell in love with's a big contrast with the previous one. And about this tenant, he kept on selling his flat, from the kitchen to the toilet, from the telephone to the balcony...blah blah blah.....he then graped Danny's hand and brought him to the bath room and showed him how to switch on the heating system and the tap.
He promised us 2more cupboards and extra fridge (cause we told him that the fridge was too small).We awed by his generosity. At last we had a decision, we want it!
Phew.....guys! I'm moving out this weekend!! We are signing the contract tomorrow and I just hope everything will be smooth. finger cross....

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It was a loooooooooong hour wait for the first dish to come, then another one....then another.....
Russian management lack of efficacy. Here is a good example which i experienced lately.
17 of us ordered 34 bowl of rice, and guess what, they said they could only provide 10/34.(p.s. there isn't rice cooker in Russia, so the only method to cook rice is to steam). Guess what the manager recommend? Asking us Asians to eat dish without some of them protested..insisted that we need RICE.
More excuse...they said they would need 2 hours to steam the rice......

taadaa...the 1st dish arrived and upon snacthing and grapping owns portion, some one suggested to take it slow while waiting for the 2nd dish to come...
It reminds me of mickey and the beanstalk.

And here's the receipt which showed that a surcharge per entry! aiks!50 rubles is approximately rm8

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Boat on steam=steamboat

Guys,sorry that i post this late which was supposedly to be posted 2 days back.
Day before 1st of May 2008
My Chinese friend YanYan insisted that we called for a makan. Well, why not?
The initial plan:
Me and Tong buy squid and mutton (Manda, YanYan's Indian bf,who's a Hindi, is not allowed to eat beef, which is my own fav..)
Danny,Shuyu buy fish fillet.


Went to Ramstor...alas!Out of mutton!!!
Called Danny n Shuyu(they were at Real,another 'major' hypermarket),asking them to get mutton there...also out of stock!!

Me n Tong bought squid and fish at the market nearby my place
Danny & Shuyu, empty handed with mutton(...sniff sniff......)

May 1 2008
Tong woke up early in the morning to fry the fish fillet, wearers i was kacauing him but not helping...

4 of us left the hostel to YanYan's flat.

Reached her place.
Start the choppings and washing...

The scene looking from from YanYan's kitchen...this is how Volgograd residential area looks like..peaceful..

Before the makan, we took a nice and serious picture in front of the foooooooooood!


There wasn't enough chairs for 6 of us and Manda would have to sit on a bed-side table. P/s, see his upset face compared to Shuyu's winning smile!

We ate and watched The Oscar's award non-stop for 2 hour....after 2 hours of stuffing food to's the result...

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