Monday, August 08, 2011

Shopping experiences in UK

When it comes to shopping, I think the only limiting factor is money! The more the better! Choices could be an issue. I found some shortbread on the shelf at Steph's place. I asked her why is it that such nice cookie is not eaten... "Not nice. You can help to eat!" came the answer. Ok, in Miri, this shortbread would have cost a bomb! When we went to Scotland, the girls bought some Scottish shortbread. They said, "This is good!"... yes, no doubt about it. We all love it... it melts in your mouth! So, the "issue" here is the choices they have...
... if you think the shop/supermarket is expensive, then go to the open market. They are cheap and the quality is similar to what we get in the local Miri supermarket. For foreigner, we may be used to certain food. Do not worry...
... bean sprout at GBP1.50 (RM7.50) per kg.
...Chinese Spinach at GBP5.50 (RM27.50). I paid RM1 per kg here the other day. They normally cost around RM3/kg. So, with money, no problem to buy anything if you are dying for it!
... Still feeling deprived of food at home? Just pop in to the Chinese Supermarket! They have most thing you ever need.
Pink Lady is reputed to be "the best" money can buy. They are fragrant and tasted ok. The colour is surely good. Available at Mark and Spencer at GBP3 for 8 pieces.
Feeling hungry in the early morning and the fridge is empty?... worry not! Some Tescos open 24 hours! They have ways to reduce operating cost and help you spend everyday 24 hours a day in UK...
... self checkout! This system is too clever. Just buy and go to this machine to checkout ourselves. So human can go home at 10:00 PM and machines can continue to work.

5 comments:

wenn said...

ya, i love shopping in london!

matthew said...

Yes,I love pink lady apples.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Very delightful...

lasapka said...

I want chocolate. thank you

William said...

wenn: Me too but not enough money!

matthew: Really fragrant. Unfortunately I can bring any home.

CY: Thanks

lasapka: ok ok... haha. By the way, their choc is really nice!