When I was UK…I enjoyed the beautiful landscape that mother nature gave us as I crawled all the way up to the cliff by the English Channel, the shopping spree Bond. Street and also gentlemen?!!!!
我只能說真是驚訝不斷, 如果在英國再待久一點, 希望可以開始寫小說(?!)
除了What Makes You Beautiful—One Direction 小弟弟, 與英國”男人”團The Wanted, Jude Law, Robert Pattinson, David Beckham!….and 路人甲乙丙丁
Besides One Direction and The Wanted so mmmmmmmmmmmuah! Jude Law for some era, Robert Pattinson and David Beckham!
Anyway I thought European maybe indifferent (Parisian are..got me crazy), however when get to chat with British will realize they like to “talk”, here I am seriously saying “talk” as in non-stop talk. When in the dance floor in pub, everyone will be holding their glass and “talk”, not many people were dancing, but “talking” or can non-stop talk strolling a day in the city, which I pretty much doze off already staring at the Thames and he can still be talking. I always thought British are smart, I don’t know why…..and I think they are really smart, since they can come up with a subject in all aspect, chat anything in despite regarding to their family and privacy.
在到英國之前會覺得英國人很冷漠, 這當然也是聽東聽西聽來的, 總覺得歐洲人大概是這樣(接下來之後寫巴黎人..那真的真的是令人火冒三丈了) 但實際碰到會覺得英國人是話夾子, 很愛講話, 是講不停的那種non-stop, 我已經露出我好累可不可以欣賞美景發呆的表情, 還是可以嘰咕嘰咕嘰咕嘰咕講個不停, 在酒吧舞池裡大家也是一直講話講話講話, 沒人跳舞?! 但英國人聊天除非是很熟的朋友, 聊聊自己與家人. 八卦, 大家近況, 其他就是聊天南地北, 知識不博學, 這時就知道了.
在英國一個半月, 一開始住在學姊家, (倫敦東南第二區), 後期住阿姨家(倫敦西北第六區). 從一開始的London City Airport到學姊家, 與後來搬到家, 扛著30公斤的行李實在猶如跋山涉水感, 但是!!!但是!!!但是!!!
During my one and a half month stay in London, I stayed at my friend’s dorm (Zone 2 South-East of London) and Auntie’s house (Zone 6 North-West of London). Carrying 30kgs bulk luggage up and down the underground in London was no kidding………however!!!!!
故事一: London City Airport – 學姊家 (倫敦東南二區)
這條地鐵路線我們先坐輕軌, 後轉到地鐵, 碰到搭倫敦地鐵最不想要碰到的:沒電梯.
這時我們兩個人一前一後要抬我帶了滿身家當的30公斤要搬下地鐵時, 後方突然有位英國男人衝過來, 熱心的說: 我來我來我來搬!!!!
我們兩個人瞪大眼睛, 心裡好感謝路人甲, 又覺得這行李可不是蓋的會讓人腰酸背痛閃到腰, 就跟他說沒關係, 我們搬就好了.
但是路人甲就是那麼的熱心就是要搬, 我們就想: 好吧, 上帝派來了好人, 謝謝眷顧我們 (L) 我們警告了路人甲先生行李有多重多重, 他一直: 沒關係, 沒關係…. 就”咚” 拿起行李, 臉不紅氣不喘的拿下樓, “碰”的放下來, 皮膚非常白的路人甲英國男子頓時臉紅的跟關公一樣, 汗珠如雨下般的從額頭上一直滴. 我們倆看傻了眼, 路人甲笑笑的說: “還真是重啊!!!!!” 我們兩個人笑笑的說 “您今日運動了!!! ” 寒暄了幾句, 祝我們在英國玩得愉快, 便上樓走到月台的另外一邊. 這時我們才驚覺原來此男子剛是要下左邊的樓梯, 看到我們倆可憐樣, 熱心的跑到右邊幫我們把行李搬下樓梯. 這是在英國第一天就碰到好人, 心中默默給英國男人一個讚!
Story 1: London City Airport – My friend’s house (Zone 2 South-East of London)
The first underground I took as I arrived in London City Airport was DLR (Docklands Light Railway) and had to change to Overground. A thing you don’t want to encounter in London underground system is : NO elevator!
It’s like a nightmare for travelers, and for me who crazily packed 30 kilos.
As these two mighty Asian girls tried to carry this bulk luggage down the stairs, out of no where a British guy came from our back and kindly want to lend a hand. We told him, “it is very very heavy,” but he insisted in helping out and we thought “okay….,” and he wooped carried the luggage down that stairs with his face growing redder and redder contrasting to his very pale white skin and sweat drizzle down his face. We rolled our eyes with astonished and thanked him having his “exercise of the day!”, he chuckled, wished us having a great summer in London, and waved goodbye running up the stairs. To our surprised he was actually going down the left side of the stairs, and saw this two Asian girls going down right, and come in help to us. I felt so thankful in encountering a nice British on my first day in London. One like to British!
故事二: 學姊家 (倫敦東南二區)- 阿姨家(倫敦西北六區) Part I
這一次我真的很想要殺了自己, 為什麼坐了一架讓我帶30公斤行李的航空, 我也很開心的把它裝到滿, 不裝滿對不起航空公司給我的福利. 但是..這一次真的只有我跟學姊了, 且這一次的樓梯比上一次的還長, 很感謝站長讓學姊不用買票讓她幫我把這大行李搬到月台. 真的囧大了我, 要搭一小時的地鐵, 轉2次再加上之後到阿姨家那一站時發現又沒有電梯!!!!! (哭)
英國地鐵在每一次下站前都會說”Mind the Gap”可不是開玩笑, 因為地鐵有時與地面之間的落差很大. 在Canada Water轉第一次時, 拿行李下地鐵走電扶梯時, 心裡很多oooxxxxx了, 再轉Jubilee Line向西北方前進!!! (後來在倫敦混久了才發現, Jubilee Line 與 Metropolitan Line其實是平行的, 而Jubilee Line在往西北方時會停很多站, Metropolitan Line 會跳過其中的5站從Finchley Road直達Wembley Park) Anyway, 還不熟悉路況的我晃阿晃, 到了Wembley Park要轉Metropolitan Line時又很想要槌自己了, 這時一群不知在哪一站上來的英國男子看到我要下車, 就都幫我一把將這家當快速的拿下地鐵放上月台與我道別. (我覺得他們應該有注意很久想說這亞洲女孩要下站時要幫她 哈哈哈) 再次幫英國男人加五分!
Story 2: Friend’s house (South-East London Zone 2) – Auntie’s house (North-West London Zone 6) Part 1
I sincerely want to kill myself in really filling up my whole luggage, and the airlines I took in giving my 30kilos luggage allowance! (Most of the airlines in flying Asia-Europe only give passenger 20kilos for traveling). Anyway with all this burden, this time…only my friend is there to help me out to carry my luggage down the long stairwells to the platform as I was moving from her place to Auntie’s place. The station head was very nice not charging my friend to get into the station in helping me carry my luggage, however I have an hour ride in the underground transferring 2 times until I arrived to my destination. Canada Water was my first stop in transferring to Jubilee Line. I realized later that Jubilee Line & Metropolitan Line are parallel, starting from Finchley Road to Wembley Station as there are 5 more stops in between in Jubilee Line and Metropolitan Line just drive through it. Anyway I didn’t know this this time, and went for an hour ride in the underground, as I transfer in my 2nd station, a group of British men helped me as I am sure they had wondered for a long while where this Asian girl might stop at and would give a hand out. Lol…thanks to them! 5 likes thumbs up to them!
故事三: 學姊家 (倫敦東南二區)- 阿姨家(倫敦西北六區) Part II
這時心裡很想要拜託英國地鐵: 請賜給我電梯~~~~~!!!! 可惜老天爺大概在喝英式下午茶還來不及理我心裡的哀求, 就在到站時又送給我一長串的樓梯. 這時我心裡想著: “慘了慘了, 下午時分都是老弱婦孺, 壯丁們都在上班, 哪裡會有人幫我拉這行李啊!” 看著老弱婦孺快速的走上樓梯, 拉著沉重的行李, 正準備看著老天哭泣時, 看到遠方不遠處有一位年輕男子, 我加快腳步想要跟上他, 他看到了我, 便慢慢停下腳步在樓梯口等我, 同時我也往後看, 想看看有沒有男子影子也可以來幫忙, 遠方看到一位中年男子正在講手機, 但是!!!! 聽到他正在跟電話那一端的人說: “好啦好啦, 不說了啦, 前方有一位女生需要我的幫忙, 等一下再聊”, 掛下電話快速走到我們這邊跟年輕男子說 “我們來搬!” 就…做了每日運動幫我把行李搬上樓, 這時都要淚流滿面的千謝謝萬謝謝路人丙丁. 阿姨看到我時覺得怎麼那麼厲害把行李搬上樓, 我跟他說英國到處是好男人, 心中加了300分!
Story 3: Friend’s house (South-East London Zone 2) – Auntie’s house (North-West London Zone 6) Part 2
My heart was out crying for elevator in London Underground….pleaseeeeeee give me elevator London!!!!! Sigh….I guess god was enjoying his British afternoon tea and can’t hear my shout out. There, a long path of stairs waiting for me again as I step out of the underground on my way to auntie’s house. It was a nice sunny afternoon on the first day of August, however afternoon means all men are out working, therefore only ladies, seniors, and children were being seen in the underground. In the far distance I spot a young man on his way to the stairs, I pulled my luggage and strive big steps to his way, he saw me and walked slowly waiting for me by the stairs. As I walked, I looked around trying to find a second helping hand and saw a man in his 40s walking toward the stairs on his mobile as well. I heard him saying to the other end “okokok, I have to hang up now, there is a young girl need my help, talk to you later!” Geeeesssss, I seriously want to give him a big hug and cry. He and the young man each grab a hold of my luggage and pulled it up the stairs, joking with each other. Auntie was surprised how I manage to carried this bulk thing around, and I must say there are many gentlemen around in London! 300thumbs up likes to British gentlemen!
本以為的冷漠無情驕傲英國人, 這時都拋在腦後, 只剩下300分的讚!
當然後來我同學到英國碩士念書都說沒有碰到此好事, 大概他們覺得她很壯?! 好吧, 那我還是瞪大眼睛回眸一笑的看著戊己庚辛
I think I am really lucky in bumping into generous helpful people during my stay in London, and giving them 300 thumbs up likes! Truly my stereotype that British might be arrogant was nowhere to be found. Afterwards in September my classmate went to London to study said ‘there is no such things in London!!!!.” She carried everything on her own, up and down the town…….oh well…perhaps its better to give them a pity round eyes face eyeing them ‘I need help’ 😉
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