London, United Kingdom
This is my third time to London and the three of us finally had a chance to meet up together. Steph is studying fashion in University of the Arts London whereas Angelyn is having her one semester stint in University of Birmingham. I think I got addicted meeting up with friends overseas after meeting with Shinn in Lausanne. It is so cool and awesome! I would never imagine myself meeting with these girls overseas back in our poly school days.
We made our first stop to Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant for dinner! The two restaurants that serve really good roast duck in London is Four Seasons and Gold Mine. Some may even say these two restaurants serve the best roast duck in the world.
Please ignore the man in the background! He is not supposed to be in the photo! So KPO! Lol!
Steph had a little hard time recalling the name of the dish and she told us that it was the “brother of Char Siu“. The man beside our table was so kpo and added on in chinese, “叉烧兄弟“. HAHAHAHA!! *Laugh to death*
Look at the amount of food that we have ordered! We got so carried away and ordered so much food that we couldn’t finish it at all. Damn shiok! I love chinese food! *Burps*
Next stop was M&M’s World! 🙂
We tried this color mood game and Angelyn got Dark Pink. Dark Pink – You’re a true friend and lots of people like you. Is it because you share your M&M’s?
And my color mood is White! White – You may just be the kindest person to stand on that spot! Be good to yourself; have some chocolate!
Our next stop was to see the National Gallery.
About 5 more months to London Olympics! 🙂
Steph also brought us to the local club and the “smiley face” is the entrance chop.
The crowd finally came at the later part of the night but I felt I was like in Bollywood for some reasons.
I met up with my colleagues for lunch on my second day in London. We had our lunch at Gold Mine Restaurant. That’s like our favorite joint, please! We always go there for lunch especially after our briefing! Ha! 😉
I would prefer Gold Mine Restaurant than Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant because Gold Mine Restaurant serve my favorite dish spinach and three eggs (steamed egg, century egg and salted egg). YUMS! Damn shiok again!
After my lunch, I went to find Angelyn and Steph at Oxford streets for shopping! We had our dinner at Thai Square Restaurant which is located in Trafalgar Square. Angelyn had a huge craving for thai cuisine so Steph recommended this restaurant that serves thai cuisine in a fine-dining setting.
I had Pad Thai and it was pretty good! 🙂
We shared the fried wontons! 🙂
After our fulfilling thai dinner, we rushed to the Prince of Wales Theatre to catch the musical Mamma Mia!
I watched the movie about 4 years ago and I really love it! I love all the ABBA songs in the movie! This is also my very first musical experience!
We had the best seats and we were seated just right behind the conductor! We can see the facial expressions of all the actors and actresses! It was so awesome! Seeing the conductor in front of us playing the piano with so much enthusiasm was a great pleasure!
And……the worst case scenario happened for us. The musical had to stop halfway through because of some technical problems. So disappointed…There goes my first musical experience with the great company and our hard-to-get best seats. WHY!! 😦 We went back to the hotel and continued with the movie. I was very tired because of the time differences and I dozed off first. So…My Mamma Mia experience is still incomplete! 😦
We had so much fun bunking in my small and cramped hotel room for the 2 nights! I hope we can do this again soon! 🙂
We went back to Prince of Wales Theatre early in the morning to try to get our refunds back.
I SO WANNA GO TO GREEK ISLAND FOR HOLIDAY! I am so envy of Steph! She is in Greece right now enjoying her 15 days vacation. I ALSO WANT!!
Angelyn brought me to Fortnum and Mason while Steph had to leave early for her project meeting. Fortnum & Mason is famed for its loose-leaf tea and they also supply to the royal family. With Angelyn’s high recommendation, I spent close to 100 pounds (SGD200) in this departmental store buying loose-leaf tea and stuff. I wish I had bought more because my boy’s mum loves it so much!
We had lunch at The Gallery restaurant in Fortnum and Mason.
The lunch was pretty expensive and it was not up to my expectations at all. I seldom get to have really good western food overseas. It is not because I am a Chinese and I only eat chinese food and must have rice/noodles for all my meals. I just do not know why…
Our last stop was Harrods, a very famous luxury department store.
It was really nice spending the 3 days together with Angelyn and Steph in London. Spending time overseas with friends is definitely nicer and different compared with acquaintances whom I have just met. It sure makes flying less lonely and I felt a little emotional when we had to part our ways. It is like I had to go back to face the reality before I reach Singapore. *Sobs* I hope to see you girls soon!