Thursday, 25 September 2008

Pog Mo Thoin

Pog Mo Thoin means kiss my a** in gaelic. Learnt that phrase when I was visiting my sister in Dublin in 2006. She studied in the ABCD - Accounting & Business College Dublin. I was in Franfurt for work, then I took Ryanair to Dublin. At that time, the flight cost me about Euro35 with tax and insurance - actual ticket cost was only Euro9.99 return.
The weather was cool about 12 degrees celcius, the beginning of spring in April 2006. But the Dubliners were already walking around in short skirt, whilst I was still wearing my semi-winter jacket....I suppose the Dubliners welcomed the little bit of sun after months of miserable, dreary weather....

At the Ha'penny Bridge over the River Liffey

View of the Liberty Hall from inside the tram
Temple Bar - lively nightlife

Statue of Molly Malone

"Molly Malone" (also known as "Cockles and Mussels") is a popular song, set in Dublin, Ireland, which has become the unofficial anthem of Dublin City. It has also in Ireland acquired the status of an Irish anthem. The song tells the tale of a beautiful fishmonger who plied her trade on the streets of Dublin, but who died young, of a fever. Molly is commemorated in a statue designed by Jeanne Rynhart[4], placed at the top of Grafton Street in Dublin, erected to celebrate the city's first millennium in 1987; this statue is known colloquially as 'The Tart With The Cart', 'The Dish With The Fish' and 'The Trollop With The Scallops - text taken from Wikipedia. Also read here.

Some kids inter-frame when my sister was about to take a picture of me in front of the tram.
My sis called them "anak doll".

At the end of the day, my shopping items mattered the most to me - cowboy boots from Simon Hart (i think it was about Euro10!), linen blouses from Penneys (damn cheap, only Euro9 each!), the fridge magnets, keychain and shot glasses from Carroll's.
My main meal when I was in Dublin was mainly fish and chips because I suddenly had a craving for it. So we just got the frozen ones in Tesco about Euro3.99 per pack with 5 huge fillets. Weather wasn't good enough for us to take the train to go to the countryside for sightseeing as it was drizzling and windy. So I spent my two days shopping and walking around Dublin. I wish I had more time in Dublin, but at least I had a feel of what Dublin - the city is like.


la Signora said...

"pog mo thoin"?!of all the gaelic phrases...LOL.nevertheless, i'm thrilled that i learn a new phrase today!

Dublin brings out the Dolores Riordan in me.*sings LINGER penoh smangat*

Beautiful Life said...

Haha u can use the phrase to curse them pigeons!!

Silent Scribbler said...

Kak, this is not related to the post. Just want to wish you Eid Muabarak! :-)

Beautiful Life said...

Hi there Ash, Selamat Hari Raya to you too....saja jer post on Dublin walaupun dh outdated hehehe

nuyun said...

miss the days when we were there sis!=)

Beautiful Life said...

yesssss....rugi gak byk tempat tak pegi...