Sunday, June 05, 2011

Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship - Oulton Park

Today is Awa's birthday and his friend Faizul decided to bring him to watch the BTCC race at the Oulton Park. I have nothing to do that day so I tagged along. The weather is not particularly good and it has been lightly raining since morning, a stark contrast to the sunny weather the day before. The BTCC race started in the noon and comprises of three separate races with different type of races in between. What struck me most is that the spectators area are quite close to the track to the extent that we can smell the rubbers. The whole area looks like a giant picnic sport where everybody bringing along their grandparents and the kids. I even saw a couple bringing a baby to watch the race. We watched the first two races and was thoroughly enjoyed it especially the second one when both leading Honda cars collided with one another at the final corner of the last lap of the race. Then it's getting real cold and we decided to drive back to Cheshire Oaks for some last minute shopping. I managed to buy a Mulberry wallet for Jo at a discounted price. Hope she will like it.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Football Bliss

Watching an England game while playing Football Manager 2011, what more can I ask, 
except that maybe I would love to see England win that game.

A badminton day in Liverpool

John and Sham invited me to play badminton today at 10 o'clock in the morning and even though I'm currently in Manchester, I decided to drive all the way to Liverpool to join them. I quite enjoyed the session with them last Saturday and really looking forward for this one. There were seven of us and we had a session for two hours. Afterwards John and Sham took me to this Yemeni restaurant for lunch. I ordered a meal named Salta and it tastes very nice despite its look. I have no idea what exactly the ingredients for Salta but it does bring out the best of Yemeni dish. 

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Ichiban Noodle Rice and Grill Restaurant, Rusholme, Manchester

Of all many halal restaurants in Rusholme, Awa took me to this Japanese restaurant to try out the aromatic crispy duck starter dish. I was a bit apprehensive at first but the duck tastes nice especially when it wrapped with a thin rice paper. For the main meal I ordered a chow mein noodles and it is simply delicious.

We are the Champions! 19 times!