Wednesday, March 29, 2006

To London and back!

i've accomplished the longest movie marathon in my entire life so far.

let's see...on my almost-20-hr flight from Singapore to KL to Dubai to London...watched elizabethtown (in which orlando bloom looked reallie cute), the insider, the family stone, bits of good night and good luck (or is it good luck and good night?), bits of pride and prejudice...and then on my almost-20-hr flight from London to Dubai to Jakarta to Singapore, watched fantastic 4, a very cute jap movie about a boy who could talk to elephants, and re-watched harrie potter (the one about the triwizard tournament). that's about 6 movies? well, there's not very much to do when u're strapped down in a standard economy class seat for about a day...other than watch movie after movie, play games (i topped the high score board for word unscramble!), and occasionally go to the toilet. but can't complain much...coz time spent on travelling = money saved on ticket!

wait. i'm kinda out of point here rite...this entry should b about london! yeah! before i go on, just wanna say a big thank u to 3 very special girls who made this trip enjoyable and possible...and also to 3 other super nice new friends who made my stay at their place so fun and yummy! :) THANKS! people keep telling me, london's no fun. london's boring. london's gloomy. why u wanna go london. especially when it's so cold. now that i'm there and back, just wanna correct all those misconceptions. london's fun! london's interesting! and even tho london's cloudy most of the time, there are sunny days too! and precisely because clear skies are rare, so sunny days just seem sunnier! but london was reallie cold when i was there. brr...my fingers would turn purple and numb from the cold, and i had to keep taking off my gloves to press the buttons on my digicam, so that was reallie painful...

what i loved most about london is, there's so much to discover...there're so many happening places...and some of them are hidden underground, so u'll have to be a veteran to be in the know. and it's just a wonderful mix of old and new, science and art, technology and traditions...a kaleidoscope of people and culture and customs...didn't reallie feel that my 10-day stay there was sufficient to experience the whole city. definitely going again in future.

besides london, my friends and i visited parts outside the city like cambridge, salisbury (near stonehenge, the famous mysterious rocks), and york. love to take rides on trains across the countryside...such a luxury, the neverending stretches of land and hills and mountains and rivers...ooh and for the first time in my life, i saw snow!! think it was on the way to salisbury...i was with 2 friends on the train, and 2 of us were sleeping (one being me), then suddenly my other friend who was awake gently woke us up and said "it's snowing...", and i looked out of the triain window and saw snowflakes falling from the sky! so beautiful...(and yes i know i so suaku...haha)

well, they say a picture says a thousand words...so since i took so many pics while i was there, allow me to present: a series of picture essays on london and beyond...

8 comments:

HUI`zAx said...

Yos... Peifen. Finally, you are back from your london trip.Indeed, london is really great place to go, especially the places of interest and the night life. Hey! everyone, it's definitely a great place to visit!!"

Actually, I get to know more about london from a photo montage that I've done for school assignment. My concept is on promoting England. I have included london, Manchester, Birmingham as part of my mini production.If you wanna take a look, you might drop your comments here.

Peifen, Perhaps the next time when you visit london, you might want to attend an event called "London Fashion Week". This is annual year event as It displays the fashionable stuff this summer.

What a close!! *As what I have thought. Last Monday, I managed to call in during PJ Party to guess who's the singer and the songs title. In fact the answer is "Wang Lee Hom, Xin Zhong De Ri Yue". Indeed, it was a 50-50 outcome as I managed to guess the singer correct. That's my prediction when DJ Jiahui asked on my percentage of guessing it correct. So "zhun" ah!

Okay. That's all for my comments. Will drop by next time.

Signing off,
Minghui

crazy fan of yanzi n chongqing said...

hey peifen...

ur long awaited post is finally here!!! just wanna say that yupps, london is really nice... tho i think its not the nicest place in europe... haha... tho the pictures u took are realy nice... n u noe wat? europe is nicest during winter.. cos tho i went in winter, my cousins who went in summer took pictures which really look much nicer...

but i guess going on hol is to forget all work n just have fun.. haha... but hor, ur flight was really very long lehz... direct flight takes abt 12 hrs if i'm not wrong, but more ex la... my record was 4 movies through the flight to europe.. so fun.. cos we watched together... my whole family... haha..

awaiting more pictures from u!!! :)

starz*

Koo Xing Yu said...

WELCOME BACK! so hw are u??

So gd, ur next tour is @ Taiwan. watchin de concert. saw it from cruz blog. =)

Peng Ru said...

haha...seems like u had alot fun......well jia you...n keep up the good work you've done so far!!!

Oceanblue said...

说真的,在车箱内观赏窗外白雪飘飞的情景真的蛮浪漫诗意,但是如果佩芬你下一次在雪花迎面扑来的时候在火车外观赏的话,你更会有一种得美得要死的感觉。为什么?因为会冷得要死!哈哈。

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