Monthly Archives: March 2016

HarrodsΒ 

Enter entrance 8. Bromford Street. A security guard to your right. Grand doors right ahead. Your eyes finally adjust to the dim, yellow lighting and you finally focus on the big signs that smack you in the face: Dior, Tom Ford, Balenciaga. All no longer merely counters in the makeup department of the high-end mall each with their own fleet of snooty staff. They were big, big brands daring you to look them in the eye. 

You gulp, but forge on. Finally you spot Laduree. A spot of familiarity. Thank God, you murmur. You take short quick steps, following the signs that seem to be there for the sole purpose of confusing you further. If Harrods is anything, it is a maze. A bloody money-sucking, consumerism-encouraging maze. 

You get to Laduree, select a box of six then stop in your tracks as the cashier is counting your change. That happiness was shortlived. 

You change your course and head out the front door again after much navigation. Thankfully the Golden Arches are there in the near distance. At least they never disappoint. You speedwalk across two roads and finally walk into M’s warm embrace. A comforting smell and warmth settles around. 

Thank God your adventure for the day has come to a pause. 

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London Day 2

 No updates on day one (separate-post wise but I’ll try to touch on it as much as I can here!) 

Today was our second day in London with forecasted bad weather which did happen around noon.
On the London Underground from Shepherd’s Bush to the museums! (South Kensington station)   
While in the horrendous queue to get into Natural History Museum here’s Imperial College London! The weather was still nice as you can see

  
Saw this guy while queuing too! He was really goos, street buskers don’t get enough credit here…still loved his cheerful demeanor though πŸ™‚   
Stegosaurus!!!! I think that’s what it’s called. Thx horrible STM!!!! Anyway this display was right at the entrance of NCM and it just couldn’t be missed. Apparently it is most complete set of fossilized dinosaur skeletons ever found! I totally felt like a kid in there cos it’s really something we would have never gotten to see in sg museums as well! Also can I say how much we tourisrs appreciate the free entrance to museums like these? (Which are HUGE btw) 

  
Insisted on taking a pic of the sign hahajaha tourist me! 

 The Big Bang Theory! This was so cool fo learn about man. Oh yeah guilty as charged of having the TBBT theme song playing in my head ahhaja  

A selfie with the bronchosaurus!   

  

Just wanted to take a better pic of the entrance of NCM which is really breathtaking! So much effort was put into creating this atmosphere, like there wasn’t a single area where materials were skimped or they were being stingy about providing the best they can. Props to the UK govt/board for this!   

We entered the  bird exhibits at some point and this is a collection of hummingbirds. Look closely πŸ™Š if not they really all just resemble branches
 
Halfway up the stairs we saw this randomly Chinese lady posing in here cheongsam. Like full on, with DSLRs ad stuff man. Seriously?! They took up this entire right side of the staircase man wtf. No idea what kind of photoshoot it was till now.   
The man himself!!!! Well, a statue of him anyway. Charles Darwin. Believer of Evolution! 
 
Front view of the broncho!! See that little girl instead omg so precious. 

Alrighty I’m rly tired, gonna continue tmr! 

No fucking wifi in the entire Selfridges' building what the fucking fuck fuck fuck fuck fuCK. Most boring shit of my life bloody hell

The nice moments of today were displayed on instagram. Mid afternoon onwards it got pretty bad cos there was a lot of walking and I was hungry = not a good combo. At night it escalated cos there was a lot of chocolate shopping by dad (ie. a lot of standing around by us) hence = bad mood. PLUS London showed us her bitchy side and totally rained on us today while we still wanted to shop. So we ended up taking shelter in a random building and eating high tea for tue sake of passing time.

We came out and it was STILL. RAINING. 3x pissed asians ain't a good thing at all man. The tension was palpable (always wanted to use that phrase) so we didn't to just buy umbrellas and make a run for it through any future rains. Yeah moral of the story: bring umbrellas when visiting the UK. The weather is really unpredictable. Second moral of the story: always remember that your love for your parents should outweigh any anger you hold. Don't ruin the atmos with sharp tones and stupid comebacks

Being rather sad that I missed them at the garden so yeah here's SS from their SC. Really wanna meet them so bad!!! And Dan & Phil. During the entire Selfridges' trip I was keeping my eyes peeled for signs of any brit youtubers but so sad there wasn't. (It probably contributed to my bad mood too ya)

Actually Oxford Circus still looks pretty good like this, even though I wanted to display the lousy weather

Some sacrifices had to be made, ie. our legs in the photo LOLZ. Chinatown gate, you win this time

Isn't time a scary thing?! They say time heals all wounds, but at the same time this means time is like a constant current biting away at the cliff, slowly eroding and eroding and eroding, until one day what you have left does not even resemble what you had before. If I could have an ability I would want to be able to harness time. How good would it be to fast forward, reverse and pause time as and when you want? Absolutely awesome.

Got around to scrubbing my Superstars (with a toothbrush I might add) and it totally reminded me of primary school times when I still had to painstakingly wash my own shoes (and then shoe-white them) ah I am so thankful those dark days are behind me. Anyway. Aren't my Superstars white? Like, gleaming white?? πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ q proud of my achievement HAHAHA. Today I went to town > scrubbed my shoes > baked cheese scones > (attempted) ab exercises (in which I did a total of 2 bicycle crunches & then some)

The last part of my day got me thinking: wouldn't it be good if people's "end product" reflected their effort? I mean, I was just scrubbing my shoes and this thought floated into my head, hey, for this X amount of effort I'm putting in, shouldn't my shoes be wayYYY cleaner by now?? And then this thought escalated and finally manifested into something related to body image. Like how some people work their asses off exercising and correcting their diet (NOT referring to myself) –

And they always somehow end up chubbier than those skinny girls who claim that their "diet" and fast food everyday and they "forgot the last time they exercised" lol, not saying that skinny is always better or that there is an ideal body cos everyone's is different but just saying, shouldn't the results reflect someone's efforts too?? Ya ya life isn't fair blah blah blah but it's just a thought. Lol starting to sound like I want to belong in a utopia huh? And the truth is, after watching-

Aeon Flux and reading The Giver, I definitely don't want to end up in a Dystopian world PLS. I guess sometimes the idealist in me will make it's way out once in a while yeah? Hahaha okay starting to ramble now, and I realise I have a habit of leaving my thoughts incomplete cos I'm so super lazy to finish the entire thought. Guys, think you're lazy? Get on my level.

Went for an early morning walk today (not in pic) since I freaking woke up at 8am despite my best efforts to tire myself out. Haiz why is my body doing this to me why why why!!!! Anyway ya took the Trim trail twice today to the sports centre and back bc it looked like it was gonna rain and I didn't wanna get stuck in the middle of the woodland trail if it really rained. But it didn't πŸ˜‘ the weather was just cloudy LOL

Wore my new cap out even though the weather was like opposite of what I wanted but ya. Saw a cute dog that kept getting distracted by me when the owner was trying to train him hahaja so cute! They ended up leaving (prematurely I think) cos I was too distracting 😌 anyway I didn't even do much I just waved at the dog when he looked at me?! Oh back to the workout, I tried doing situps and only managed 20. Gone are my glorious days of 50 in a minute sigh rly gone gone gone.

Nvm!!! Time to get back on track and lose my tummy for good. Found Kayla Itsines workout online for free (the full thing + diet plan) so I'm gonna start on it once I build my cardio base (hence the daily walk) three months should be just right! 12 weeks for the entire program, maybe I'll go back to sg with a hot bod πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜›

Segwaying off…sucks to be the only one of a group of friends apart from the pack and I really only seem to know information secondhandedly, which really sucks! Hate not being involved/included in the moment but I know it's just that life gets in the way and nobody is at fault. Sigh, but really it would be good to see actions instead of words all the time. Well, life I guess, no one really knows what's ahead

Craving curry puff….Pastamania….Chai tao kuay…..haiz

Ex si kiu si mi!!!! Why is Desmond Tan not even in the Top 20 ζœ€ε—ζ¬’θΏŽη”·θ‰ΊδΊΊγ€‚γ€‚γ€‚mi is sad 😦