Friday, February 12, 2010

London in Pictures

So I was in London for much of last week. Loved being back in London. London's a city where there's just so much to do it'll take a lifetime to finish doing them all. All sorts of shops, markets, museums, musicals and restaurants.

Going to share some pictures here of the trip.

1) The famous Piccadilly Circus.

Probably one of the most famous spots in London.

Almost as famous as this pub.


When I used to study in London I always walked past Piccadilly Circus all the time and kinda took it for granted but back in London as a tourist after all these years, I look up and go... Wow!

Then I just had to take a picture of it.

2) Gotta love London for how some of the buildings looked at night.

I especially like how they light up Selfridges.


3) Even during the day the buildings look so nice.

4) Went to London and had my favourite Persian food restaurant in Bayswater. Think it's called Alounak or something. They basically serve rice with kebab.

Yum it was great!

It's also the kind of thing that you eat and feel extremely terrible after. Bloated and all.

5) My UK friend Julia and Dawn from Singapore joined us.

Julia if you remember is my Hong Kong friend who actually was born and grew up in England. When she speaks Cantonese, she sounds exactly like she's from Hong Kong but she also speaks English with a very very strong English accent.

She told me the first time she heard me speak to her she thought that the English I was speaking sounded funny. Then she came to Malaysia to visit me and she said "Oh no... over here I'm the one who's speaking funny!".

6) For one of the nights there, Ming gave us all a treat at a restaurant called Rhodes. Among the group were Niki, Jojo, Michael, Xiaxue and David who were there for the Project Alpha Season 2 Shoot. Thanks to Adidas Fragrance, P1 and MAS.

The food was expensive and it wasn't great.

Wouldn't recommend it to anyone and the joke is that everyone else I talk to about Rhodes today somehow share the same opinion. One thing I thought was cool though was how they gave the bill in the end in an envelope that said "The Damage".

Here's a picture of Michael and Jojo, the Director and host of Project Alpha.

7) Went to Borough Market too one of those days.

It's one of those markets where they sell a lot of food.

From sausages

To seafood.
Ming wanted to go there to eat the Malaysian Curry they sold there.

While we were queuing up to buy it I saw a very tall guy standing at the side that looked really familiar. Then it dawned on me that it was Barney from "How I Met Your Mother". I was so excited! I wanted to take a picture with him but by the time I had finished buying my Malaysian Curry he walked away :(

*sigh*.

See... model Malaysian or not me? Choose Malaysian Curry over a picture with Barney!

Loved the other stuff they had at the market though.

Like this little bakery stall.

Bought back lots of Gingerbread men for the Nuffies.

Wanted to buy a big block of cheese back but decided I would have trouble getting it past customs.

8) Went back to visit my Uni! (University College London).


Apparently the Malaysians at UCL right now are doing a great job with the Malaysian Society there, organizing a big Malaysian Night. I went to the UCL Shop and bought Princess a UCL t-shirt. Why? Because for the past year and a half she often went to sleep wearing a big "Stanford" t-shirt that some frat guy gave to her.

So HMPH! Now she shall go to sleep in a UCL t-shirt that her boyfriend gives her. *possessive*

9) Caught up with some of my UK friends too.

Had ice-cream with Adrian and Julia.

Adrian is from Hong Kong but he was my coursemate in UCL who is probably one of the reasons why I even graduated. After all his hours of patiently tutoring me.

He now works in the Bank of England. High flyer!

Julia works in an insurance company in London.

And she's single... but picky.

10) Being away for one week, Chinese food was a must at least once. So we all went to Chinatown after watching Wicked (the musical) one night for supper.

Look at the feast Ming ordered.

Jojo was hungry.

She didn't even bother taking off her hat.

Ahh gotta love London.

I'm going to miss it and it's really as great as it's hyped up to be if you ask me. You know, all the famous spots in London from Buckingham Palace, to Piccadilly Circus, to the musicals even to this famous pub.

I wanna go back again some time.

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

23 comments:

Michelle Chin said...

Your uni looks so Ancient Greece. Sheesh, I wish my uni had something like that too.

MaN|acZ said...

Barney is Neil Patrick Harris.

I found another fan of How I Met Your Mother.

:)

messi said...

Happy Chinese New Yr! Hv a wonderful Tiger year :)

Mickeymiao said...

I miss those dirt cheap fried chickens

vialentino said...

nice uni there....

JD said...

I also want to go back too. Time to plan for a trip back memory lane.

naeus! said...

omg barney!! why why why!

nikicheong said...

Was great catching up with you guys there, Tim :) I had a blast! Thanks lots! :D

Vy said...

Wow, London looks really lovely...
I want to go...

kenwooi said...
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kenwooi said...

what about Madame Tussauds? very interesting place.. =P

kenwooi.com

electronicfly said...

legend... wait for it, Dairy.

:D:D
HIMYM roxxors!

Boss Stewie said...

michelle: hehehe yeah it does :) we don't get to go into that building though to be honest :)

maniacz: hehee actually i watch here and there but don't follow it as much as some other tv shows like entourage

messi: happy new year!

mickey: in borough market?

vialentino: thank you. all credit goes to the founders of my uni haha

jd: yes go back. will be nice

naues: hehe i'm sorry i failed joo

niki: pleasure to have you around Niki. Stay in touch ar!

kenwooi: yes believe it or not i've never been there myself

electronic: HIMYM? what's that?

Boss Stewie said...

michelle: hehehe yeah it does :) we don't get to go into that building though to be honest :)

maniacz: hehee actually i watch here and there but don't follow it as much as some other tv shows like entourage

messi: happy new year!

mickey: in borough market?

vialentino: thank you. all credit goes to the founders of my uni haha

jd: yes go back. will be nice

naues: hehe i'm sorry i failed joo

niki: pleasure to have you around Niki. Stay in touch ar!

kenwooi: yes believe it or not i've never been there myself

electronic: HIMYM? what's that?

Wen Xuan said...

omfg!! you saw neil patrick harris and not take a pic with a Hollywood star?!

you're a MODEL MALAYSIAN! Ask Najib to present you with an award!

Matjoe said...

i have a plan to visit london one day. nice entry.

happy new year boss

MichLeong said...

London! Nice, haven't been there though. Really Hope to go there next time when I'm already earning my own money. hehe..

Gong Xi Gong Xi and Happy Valentine Day to you, Audrey and everyone else too!

=)

~~haha~~ said...

HIMYM is short form of How I Met Your Mother

Nikel Khor said...

London so nice..

from Nikel Khor

electronicfly said...

HIMYM = How I met your mother

fresh said...

O.O
boss how could youuuuu!! can't believe you saw freakin neil patrick harris and didn't take pikshur with him omg T_T

Kate Natalie said...

HOW CAN YOU CHOOSE MALAYSIAN CURRY OVER BARNEY?!?!?!?!?!? haha, sorry for shouting. XD But seriously, curry over Neil Patrick Harris? *sigh* Was the curry good though? LOL

winter gurl said...

nice trip lol ...
london such a nice place i ever see
a history place , i like the buidling design