some jolly oktoberfest!

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girls gone mental!

Two girls didn't care about the weather forecast so that morning they went out wearing coats while everyone else was wearing light sweaters and even just t-shirts.  They had some heavy breakfast though, just trying to make most of what they paid for the hostel which was 100 euros for the sh*tty room. Please blame Phydie for doing the booking! *growls as I remember having to pay 50euros just for sleep*

I barely remember the details of this trip but I'll try my best. Don't worry I won't be writing any novels here (yeah, I actually hope I could as I've been telling people about writing novels for a million decades now!). We got on the subway and never paid any tickets for this whole day, not even having any bit of guilt I must add. We first went to Marienplatz, the central square of the city and it was very nice but too bad the city hall's ballroom tower was under construction which I believe is supposedly something cool.

Phydie's 1st suicide attempt (result: failed, she's still alive.) even if she did jump the height won't kill her i bet!
We went around the area, took pictures and walked our way to the nearby Frauenkirche, didn't go inside as we couldn't find our way in, and we walked again all the way to the Ludwigstrasse or that avenue where the Residenz palace is, but really don't count on the accuracy of how I remember things, and then walked again to that Hof Garten, the oldest park of the city and is very very nice by the way, and then we headed to the English Garden.

So we pretty much did a lot of walking. It was a nice sunny cool day but Phydie got too bored from walking so she decided to have some evil fun by shouting "Snake!" while we were walking along some park with trees. It freaked the german out of me that I jumped and ran all the way back to Hamburg (of course I didn't make it to Hamburg).

homeless.
  And she laughed and laughed. Then when we were making our way to that avenue where the Angel of Peace is I saw some swan (or duck, doesn't really matter) and I wondered if it was real or not. It was pretty huge and we tried to go near it when all of a sudden it moved. I wonder what those germans driving along that road thought when they saw two girls jumping and running around screaming with faces that were either laughing or freaking out.

Finally after a very long walk we made it to the Angel of peace where we were surprised by a naked girl being taken photos of by some photographer. It was hard not to look and get curious but everytime I try to take a look at her, she would look back! I did manage to take a picture of her haha. We walked again through a huge park and found ourselves in Maximilianstrasse where the home of the state parliament Maximilianeum (I dare you pronounce that) is.

Hof Garden
We hopped on the nearest subway (quite far so more walking) and went to the Olympic park where the BMW Headquartes are also located nearby. We went inside the BMW museum, it was small and only a dozen cars were there but still nice.

After that we went back to Marienplatz to feed ourselves with something.  I was so jealous of Phydie's food since it was good and I hated mine. And then it was time for us to head to the Oktoberfest! But first we got lost, all my fault but can you really blame me for getting confused with Theresenstrasse and Theresenwiese? I bet anyone will do the same mistakes I did! Good for us we found a couple of guys who were also heading to Theresenwiese and they allowed us to come along with them (free taxi ride I mean).

Oktoberfest.

Angel of Peace (not me of course *blush* that one behind me from far away)
.. is crazy! It was packed with people, mostly drunk of course and probably some who have gone completely mental.  We were able to get inside a tent and found an empty table. It was reserved for some people but not until 6.30pm and it was only around 5pm I think (or 6.20 I cant recall).  And there was the jolly music, jolly people singing, jolly drinking and us getting jolly as well.

Phydie ordered our drinks to some waitress (or whatever you call them sorry but I'm not that very smart).  I only had a small mug of beer while she ordered one liter. I am not really a drinker and I didn't want to force myself with too much beer down my sensitive stomach. The main reason why I decided to drink some was actually to make it as a dedication to my late father who loves beer so much and also because this is my first Oktoberfest! It was a challenge for me as well.

prost! cheers! kampai! hahaha
Oh please stop me from all these cheesiness!

Phydie orders our drinks.

Waitress: *looks at me with immense wonder in her eyes* Wie alt bist du? (How old are you?)

Me: *smiling* Zwanzig. (Twenty)

Phydie: Wow you're german is really cute!

Me: *smiling more* Thanks!

We don't really talk much about world issues, politics, Goerge Bush, or Britney Spears. It's not that we don't care because we do! It's just that we don't have to. Simple conversations are very easy to remember, well for me anyway.

Please congratulate me for drinking all my beer. At first I almost puked and gave up but I somehow had a vision of my dad and it made me gulped all that beer in just one blow. We only had one round and after that we left and explored the crazy outdoors of Theresenwiese.

enjoying oktoberfest?
There were lots of rides and I even got to try one of them. Phydie backed out just before our turn to get on so I did it all by myself... again! *remembers climbing Angkor Wat alone*. It was some crazy ride and I never cursed that much in my whole entire sweet life. I didn't do it again not because I was scared but because it was 4euros man!

Did we get drunk? I suppose not. Phydie is a hard drinker I bet that much beer wouldn't do much damage to her and me, I don't think so too. I never got drunk because I don't drink and I will never admit I got drunk.

We got on a taxi and headed back to our hostel, as we got off I somehow managed to broke the taxi's door handle but I was able to put it back (don't know how though, amazingly) and Phydie told me again how cute my german was when I was talking to the driver but I am very sure I was talking in english, when we got back to our hostel Phydie almost smashed her face onto the floor as she tripped somewhere at the entrance, we even missed our train to Basel that night as Phydie mistakenly thought that the train will leave at 7:42 and not 7:24 (not exact time but it was something around that time) so we had to wait until 11 for our next train.

I told you, she was mad about the overpriced fries!
We went to starbucks to kill time but they had to close at 10 so we went somewhere else like Burger King where the fries, as I was told by Phydie, were overpriced. It really made her mad and I accidentaly took a picture of her as she told it to me. That picture made us laugh for days. I almost slept at Burger King but some grumpy manager woke me up. I don't know if it was his attitude that was bad or his mohawk.

Ahhhh this entry is too long. I'll just add whatever happened next to the next entry.

JeAr says:
wherever! :P
Posted on: Apr 17, 2008
darlingwish says:
mayaman kasi kami. ganyan lang talaga ako reklamador
Posted on: Apr 17, 2008
JeAr says:
100 euros??? mahal!!!
Posted on: Apr 15, 2008
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girls gone mental!
girls gone mental!
Phydies 1st suicide attempt (resu…
Phydie's 1st suicide attempt (res…
homeless.
homeless.
Hof Garden
Hof Garden
Angel of Peace (not me of course *…
Angel of Peace (not me of course …
prost! cheers! kampai! hahaha
prost! cheers! kampai! hahaha
enjoying oktoberfest?
enjoying oktoberfest?
I told you, she was mad about the …
I told you, she was mad about the…
this is so embarassing, i mean loo…
this is so embarassing, i mean lo…
she always beats me in posing
she always beats me in posing
Marienplatz
Marienplatz
theres a dragon up there!
there's a dragon up there!
the huge door of the Frauenkirche
the huge door of the Frauenkirche
paparazzi shot
paparazzi shot
hes huge!
he's huge!
akward pose
akward pose
hey dude
hey dude
what the hell am i doing??!
what the hell am i doing??!
Marienplatz
Marienplatz
Phydie
Phydie
Me in Marienplatz
Me in Marienplatz
Marienplatz
Marienplatz
timer shot in Marienplatz
timer shot in Marienplatz
peaceee yo
peaceee yo
whats wrong?
what's wrong?
toy museum
toy museum
beautiful Hof Garden!
beautiful Hof Garden!
its fall!
it's fall!
porn! or is it the right word?
porn! or is it the right word?
Angel of Peace (again not me)
Angel of Peace (again not me)
a boy
a boy
fall in Munich
fall in Munich
that building behind Phydie is the…
that building behind Phydie is th…
do i always have to comment?
do i always have to comment?
my shadow (who cares!!!)
my shadow (who cares!!!)
Marienplatz, Munich
Marienplatz, Munich
Marienplatz, Munich
Marienplatz, Munich
surfer dudes
surfer dudes
again, surfer dudes
again, surfer dudes
dude, that must be cool, dude!
dude, that must be cool, dude!
Phydies suicide attempt #2. (FAIL…
Phydie's suicide attempt #2. (FAI…
thinking of you (cheesyyyy!!)
thinking of you (cheesyyyy!!)
dont smell that if its stinky!
don't smell that if it's stinky!
chilling
chilling
trying to prove something?
trying to prove something?
me trying to figure out the subway…
me trying to figure out the subwa…
BMW Headquarters
BMW Headquarters
dream on
dream on
BMW cars
BMW cars
ice cream!
ice cream!
The City Hall in Marienplatz
The City Hall in Marienplatz
very salty for me
very salty for me
Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest
having fun everyone?
having fun everyone?
ok so what if i had a smaller mug?!
ok so what if i had a smaller mug?!
cheers!
cheers!
PROBLEMATIC.
PROBLEMATIC.
Oktoberfest!
Oktoberfest!
t-shirt print
t-shirt print
ahh my ride!
ahh my ride!
we made it!
we made it!
drunk people
drunk people
anyone?
anyone?
Oktoberfest!
Oktoberfest!
t-shirt
t-shirt
Theresenwiese
Theresenwiese
yahoo
yahoo
Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest
thats me looking scared
that's me looking scared
i can do it!
i can do it!
before the ride
before the ride
after the ride.
after the ride.
i can write better
i can write better
Munich
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