Queen Street, Auckland's main street is home to many restaurants, shops, boutiques and entertainment centres. It offers a cosmopolitan experience much similar to other world reknown shopping streets like Oxford street in London, Fifth Avenue in New York, Orchard Road in Singapore and our very own Bintang Walk!
After the rejuvenating hot chocolate and biskut crackers, we loaded ourselves back in the van and headed straight to the happening Street. I was supposed to meet a fellow blogger Dee here but we arrived at the meeting place more than 2 hours late.(Sorry Dee) Anyway, Queen Street was indeed a very happening street for us ladies but "wished it didn't happen" for the men!(laughs) It was simply endless walking, perpetual window shopping and butt swaying for everyone. There wasn't a fullstop to the shops, rows and rows of them and we could hear ourselves saying to the men and kids,"...after this traffiq light, kiter stop k," but of course we lied ha ha ha with "...sikit je lagi, dah nak sampai dah" Our parents called it quits halfway and we left them on the bench outside the Star Mart. We reassured them that we would be back soon, but we forgot to mention the time. So to our surprise when we went to fetch them, they were no where to be seen! We had thought so much that they had probably walked back to the van. When later we saw our van passed us by with my yeop driving to pick us up but without our parents in it. Arrrgh! A few minutes later an sms from my dad "...We were freezing and we decided to walk back to the van, tapi when we got there the van dah tak de. Kami dah tak nak jalan lagi, kami dah penat." I screeched, ran to catch the van driven by yeop who could never seem to stop properly due to the traffiq. We practically had to chase him all over Queen's Street. My sis during the waiting and the chasing sempat pergi beli cookies for herself lagi ha ha ha. We managed to get everyone on the van and drove around looking for our parents. It was funny how a big group spotted running, huffing, whilst posing for cameras, in between shopping and munching, could stay sane together.
So here's a lil bit of Queen Street folks.
My parents and kids taking a breather.
My parents trying to catch up with the rest of the gang.
Part of the group, the rest insisted to stay anonymous, like we don't know who they are!
My son suddenly refused to continue walking. He said "...kaki anin dah tumbuh bulu kenin." Ha ha ha, I didn't know where he got that idea. Maybe he wanted to say that his bulu roma all standing up due to the very cold weather.
Night time was like 5 pm here! We paced our steps quicker to finish window shopping. This was the place we left our parents. And as you can see, they were missing. Sempat tangkap gambar dulu before panicking he he he.
Special poses from the hobbits.
Next Entry : The Return To Middle Earth
P.S. Dee, I'm sorry that we couldn't meet up that day. I felt really bad. I still have your sambal in my fridge. We'll meet up when you are back here ok, maybe at Nando's? he he he
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Posted by Wiz at 5:50 PM