At Telford Court
Well, I have nothing much to do today so I am writing this post. It's 9.30am and my girl has already gone for her orientation. Actually her orientation started two days ago but we came here late as she couldn't get the earlier flight for last Sat/Sun where there would be a pick-up from the University.
Actually my girl was supposed to go on her own if she could get the earlier flight. Since she couldn't as her visa was only confirmed later, I had to come here with her. She seemed lost and I was helping her with an extra luggage.
Her luggage was 33kg whereas the other smaller luggage was 13kg. Guess my stuff is only about 3kg or so..
We took the Yoyo bus from Ipoh at 11am on Monday. Reached KLIA at 2.30pm. Checked in at 3pm. Then my girl's friends came in gradually. First in threes, then in twos, then another twos and lastly a person. We chatted until 6pm. Then photography session followed by saying goodbyes. We finally boarded the Emirates plane. Our flight took off at 7.30pm.
We reached Dubai at 10.20pm Dubai time. (Malaysian time 2.20am on Tuesday). Our connecting flight was at 2.30am. That meant we waited for 4 hours. We didn't do much. Just waited while stealing some sleep.
Then we flew all the way to Heathrow London Airport. We reached London at 7am on Tuesday. (Malaysian time 2pm on Tuesday).
We had to line up at the lane specially catered for students. It was such a long queue. When I asked the officer if I should stay with my girl, he said 'Yes!' So I queued up with her. After about an hour, the queue was still long. I noticed that the other lanes were already cleared and the officers were quite free. I simply asked a female officer if I could just use the fast lane and leave my girl alone. She said, 'Maybe you can and take your girl with you too.' She went over to the counter and asked the officer. We were given a green light and so we followed the officer to the counter.
The officer-in-charge was nice. He talked to us. The first thing he asked, 'Mum and daughter? Which is mum?'
Of course, I replied, 'I'm the mum.'
He responded, 'Both look more like sisters!'
He asked a few questions and we were done. So fast..Otherwise, we would have to wait for another 45mins or so..
We thanked him profusely and he thanked us too! So perfectly friendly! My girl added, 'God bless you!' and he gave a smile..
We just went to collect our baggage and proceeded to the National Express bus station. It was just a walking distance and we used the trolley all the way.
When we reached the station, I enquired about the fare. If we took the national coach, it would cost us 26 pounds each but it would only take an hour. But we took the other local bus which only cost us 8 pounds each but it took two hours to reach our destination ie Hatfield.
In the bus, we met a second-year student from India. He told us to get down at the Galleria in Hatfield and then take the UNO bus to the University.
Finally we reached our destination and immediately the university bus arrived. We just paid a pound each. We got down from the bus just near the Student Resource Center. But we had to get to the Accommodation to collect the room key. Luckily, we met my girl's friend who had come earlier. She and her friends helped us with the luggages.
Finally, the key was collected and we went to Telford Court where my girl stays.
So I will be here till tomorrow..