Friday, December 24, 2010

Meet the Mugologist...

I want the white one...hurm..or the red...ehhh...what about blue..no..no..the one with the shape like a shoe!!!

What am I talking about, you might ask?
MUGS!!!


Well everything started when a close friend of mine,Vincent came to visit me last Wednesday. I went to fetch him in Düsseldorf.As it's his first time in Duesseldorf, we thought of exploring the city together and I could show him some of the interesting places in the capital city of NRW.We were walking along the streets, heading to the Weihnachtsmarkt in Düsseldorf...

Before I continue the story, let me enlighten you all with the term Weihnachtsmarkt.

A Christmas market (Weihnachtsmarkt) is also known as Christkindlmarkt, Christkindlesmarkt, Adventmarkt, and Gluehweinsmarkt.It is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. These markets originated in Germany and Alsace but are now being held in many other countries.

Popular attractions at the market include the Nativity Scene (a crèche or crib), Zwetschgamännla (figures made of decorated dried plums), Nussknacker (carved Nutcrackers), Gebrannte Mandeln (candied, toasted almonds), traditional Christmas cookies such as Lebkuchen and Magenbrot (both forms of soft gingerbread),  a sort of egg bread with candied fruit, Bratwurst, and for many visitors one of the highlights of the market: Glühwein, hot mulled wine (with or without a shot of brandy), or Eierpunsch (an egg-based warm alcoholic drink).
(Source from Wikipedia)

My friend said he would like to collect the mug sold at the Weihnachtsmarkt...When you drink a mug of Glühwein or Coffee or Hot Chocolate at the Weihnachtsmarkt, you'll have to pay extra for the mug...it's like a deposit..If you return the mug you'll get your money back, but you can also keep the mug as remembrance.The latter was what we did...and the rest is history...

We went from one city to another in two days...We managed to go to 4 Weihnachtsmarkt in NRW and collected a number of mugs of different shapes and colours.Happie!!!

Düsseldorf
The view of Düsseldorf at night
Weihnachtsmarkt Düsseldorf
 
The mug from Düsseldorf

Krefeld

Weihnachtsmarkt in Krefeld

Champignons (Mushrooms) with homemade garlic sauce
 
Mug kat Krefeld jugak paling chomeyl kan..hee...

Dortmund

Weihnachtsmarkt Dortmund
 
Coffee mug from Dortmund...

Penat berjalan kitorunk stop makan kat Rigoletto,Italian Restaurant kejap...Tapi makanan agak hampeh so we decided to go to Vapiano on the next day..



Tiga orang ni memang minat makan italian..dating kena gi Italian Restaurant ye..

Köln 
Weihnachtsmarkt Köln 

The mug I got from Koln Weihnachsmarkt...

So that was it, the adventure of the Mugologist...bajet ada la word tu nak cakap collectors of mugs are called Mugologist kan...hee...
Tschüss und mach's gut!!!

12 comments:

aqilah mohd ali said...

i want the purple one.. ngeh3~
ad tak ? HEHE

sibuk je qlah kn.

. said...

SUKA, i baru perasan, kalau pasal makanan je, mesti i ada!

oreo cheesecakeeeeeee =D=D

achik ezam said...

bestnya jadi manusia nama nabil nieh.....hehehehe..



happy holiday yah~

Raja Syakirah said...

yeah, nice hobby.. having some purple && pink must be very nice. heeee

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

To aqilah:
Haha..im not sure if there's purple colour..tempat lain ada kot..next year I cari..hee

To fizz:
Kan...sangat betul..u jadi model post makanan I la...hehe

To achik:
Thanx..have a great weekend..

To raja:
Erk..pink xle la...x tahan tgk..purple still bleh terima..hee

Raja Syakirah said...

i used to hate pink before, tapi ntah kenape terjatuh cinta lak an. cuba ah.. heee.. pink itu berani... grrrrr

D'lla said...

comeii

. said...

omg, i rasa macam tengku mariah sabri host jalan-jalan cari makan. badan pon dah sama

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

To raja:
Haha..a big no no to pink kaler

To d'lla:
Hee...

To fizz:
haha..popular tu..plg penting dapat makan best...pastu ambik vincent jadi co-host...mesti orang terliur dengar sound system dia kan..

. said...

Tapi vincent mcm eric casa impian,wakakaka

Farha Ghouse said...

cantiknya mug dia, kalau i la kan i prefer warna putih. putih nampak classic and cantik!

Balqees Amanda said...

cantiknya tempat2 tu..XD