All entries for November 2004
November 15, 2004
Ok, so this blog is going to be one BIG entry to bring you guys up to date (it won't be so so so detailed like how i usually write..hehe..)so here goes:
OCT. 28 - my cousin's 21st birthday:
Me, Wei, Yan, Edwin and Wei Wen surprised her in her room at 12 midnight and sang her happy birthday and had a choco muffin for her. That night we celebrated with a birthday dinner. Wei and I made 26 rolls of sushi..(yes, we really did). Edwin made some tempura, chawanmushi (don't know how to spell), curry, chicken strips and so we had loads of food. We pretty stuffed. HAPPY 21st SUEF!
OCT. 29-31: London
Suef and I went down to London to celebrate her 21st w/ the Londoners. We got there on friday night and our cousin Gerald took us out for dinner to this really nice restaurant called "Asia de Cuba" in St. Martin's Lane Hotel in Covent Garden. We headed to the club, "Tantra", after dinner. (Pei, you know from Sex In the City, the episode w/ Club Bed or whatever? Yah, this place had beds.) We had a good time and went to China town after to eat and finally got home and went to bed at around 5am i think it was. The next morning we got ourselves all ready to go to breakfast at around 2pm. No, we did not spend the whole morning sleeping…we were trying to book our trip to Prague. (It's actually finally booked! We – Suef, Caryn, Yvonne, and me – will be going from Nov. 25–28. We went for dim sum at this restaurant called "Pheonix Palace" on Baker Street. (Funny how i don't eat dim sum at home but come to London to eat it…really strange..maybe when I get back to Richmond we'll eat it..hehe) After that walked around Covent Garden w/ Caryn and then we got ready for Suef's bday dinner at "Bistro 1" that night. After dinner and cake we went to watch a movie in Leister Square. And yes…I watched a scary movie: "The Grudge". I literally watched it through my jacket and hanging onto Caryn…and i knocked her contact out of place w/ my elbow..so we had to use a compact mirror and a cell phone for light to get her contact back in place..haha..it was quite funny..but guess you guys had to be there! Anyway, Sunday I met up w/ my auntie for lunch at "Sakura" – Japanese resturant in Oxford Circus and a lunch box is £16-£20. Insane right? Trained it back to Warwick at around 5pm.
NOV. 12 - Moving day:
So, I finally got my campus transfer to Claycroft 2, flat 11, which for those of you who don't know is where my cousin lives and now we live across the hall from each other! WOHOHOOOOOO! (just like on FRIENDS..hehe) How i got to be a resident of Room 2 is that the girl here moved out to ….we don't know where..but she left and so that opened up a room for me to move in. Here, there are 8 ppl to a kitchen and 2 ppl to a bathroom. It's 8 ppl to a hallway. So, it's really great now that I don't have to make the 10 min. trek to and fro from Redfern. This place is also a lot nicer and newer than my old place. It's like going from the east side to the west side..hehe..(I will put up some pics soon)
NOV. 13 - Cambridge & London:
3 coach buses left the University House parking lot at around 8:30am for Cambridge. It was about an 1.5 hr bus ride and it was soooo cold when we got there…my nose felt like it was going to fall off. It was a gorgeous day though…really sunny and blue skies. We (Jinie, Jerome, and some other french dudes and a girl from Mauritius and I)walked around and basically I took all my pictures…King's College, the street market, all the buildings. It's definitely a university town. I also decided that it is much prettier and nicer than Oxford.
After I took about 80 pics and walked around, I walked to the train station which was about 20 mins from the city center. I took a 50 min train ride to London – King's Cross where I took the tube to High Street Kensington to meet Caryn and Yvonne. We walked in Barker's (some dept. store) and then walked to the "Muffin Man" for some tea and scones w/ clotted cream and jam…very yummm. Bird made us dinner ("Prawn mee" – Har mein – Pei, you know what i'm talking about)..it was yummy as well..and we ate so much chocolate b/c made chocolate brownies and my cuz brought home chocolate tarts and chocolate brownies from Borough Market. Definitely pigged out. Anyway, we took the 6pm train back from Euston yesterday (Sunday) to Warwick.
So, there you have it. In a nutshell, life in England is awesome and oh yah, Paris trip is booked for Dec. 6–8. And the temperatures in Prague right now are -3C and it says that it "feels like" -6C!!!! oh dear….
I will upload more pics soon….so check back in a bit. byeeeee :) xoxo
November 06, 2004
Ok, so this is a SUPER late update on London – trip #2 (Oct. 22–24). I will try and upload more pics as well..and i still have to blog London – trip #3 (Oct. 29–31)...don't worry i'll get to it…eventually! hehe..
This past weekend, we went down to London again. London is a great city…i know i know..i keep saying that. Sorry to sound like a broken record. We took the 6:50pm train on friday but it was delayed for about 20 mins. Anyway, that night we went clubbing at this place called Funky Buddah in Mayfair (upper Berkley St.). We got there at about 11:30pm b/c we had the hardest time getting a cab. They were all full w/ ppl. and when we finally got one, there was traffic (of course). Anyway, it was pretty fun…there were 12 of us and we left at about 3am. Me and Suef were staying w/ Bird, Caryn, Yvonne and Brenda at their place in Holburn. We cabbed it back and were totally craving food. So, we thought pizza would be good and we couldn't find a pizza number though the entire cab ride. Even the cabbie was trying to help us. But as we got near the flat we saw that Chicken Cottage (like a KFC) was still open so, Yvonne and Suef went to get food while i had to take care of Caryn b/c she was so gone and had to puke. Anyway, she ended up puking right outside the flat on the street (yummmm…NOT..haha). She felt much better after that so that was good and then we went up to the flat. Then Suef and Yvonne came back w/ the food. They got 2 boxes of chicken, fries, chicken burger, chicken nuggets and pop… sooooooooo goood. We were starved and pigging out like crazy and after that we ate chocolate too! we were quite the gong show…laughing at everything and anything and just having good ol' girl talk! Anyway, while we were pigging out we were trying to make sure that everyone else got home alright. Bird was with Yuet Fen and her bf in the middle of Piccadily Circus and Yuet Fen was puking so they couldn't get a cab to take them home. Dom and Charm (Charm is her nick name…I think her chinese name is Hui Woon) were at some other corner of a street and she was puking too so they couldn't get a cab as well. Chris and Wei Ling got a cab and Wei got dropped off at her place but she didn't have her keys to get into her flat so she slept in the hallway until Yan came back from having supper in China town to let her in….pooor thing…hehe. Finally, at about 4:30am (i think it was) Bird finally arrives home and the way she got home was by getting a TRI SHAW (like you know those pedi-cabs in Victoria that they pedal you around in with you sitting in the back and them on bicycles)!!! ahaha…tooo funny. It was quite an amusing night..definitely. We finally crashed at 6am i think….
The next day I met up w/ my auntie (mom's sis). I went to her new flat which is along the River Thames facing the Parliament buildings. It's a very nice place. We went to china town for dinner and had lobster noodles…yum. The next day we had dim sum at Royal China where we had to wait for approx. 40 mins for a table! (It's quite funny how i never eat dim sum at home where there are like 100 restuarants to choose from but eat it over here!) Anyway, i had dim sum w/ my auntie, my cousin (Pooi Theng…Tracy is her english name) and her 3 friends. After dim sum, walked around Oxford Circus and then headed back to the flat and got ready to head back to Warwick. The train was packed so, me and suef rode in the 1st class coach of the train…it's not anything special really…just bigger seats.
Well, that's all i'm going to update for now…super tired..going to bed…