7.14.2012

What happens in London

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson

Took a trip down to central London on Thursday (12/7) to collect a parcel from my mum and dad via a family friend. Every time I make the trip to central, something always will happen be it good or bad. Here are some examples of good and bad that have happened to me in the last 8 months -
Good: free panties from Gilly Hicks, the Queen driving past me on the street, grabbing a bargain at UO
Bad: getting pickpocketed on the Tube, getting absolutely wasted in Kensington & losing everything, walking in the pouring rain with no umbrella

I can add another 'good' experience to the list today, I MET GOK WAN AGAIN! Yes, Mr. How-To-Look-Good-Naked/ Wok On! Was walking round Covent Garden/Soho in search of the mythical Chatime store (fellow Malaysians will understand that bubble tea in London is either crap or non-existent. Finding this new Chatime store was ESSENTIAL to my survival). I had just reached Seven Dials when I spotted a small film crew in front of me. Being the busybody I am I obviously /had/ to go and see for myself what was happening. This is London! There are celebs around! And my curiosity was right - I got closer and saw a familiar Asian face. "OHMYGOD!" I cried, "it's Gok!" I rushed towards him with tears in my eyes and phone in hand, "Can I take a picture with you please?!"

Redemption; it's what I call it. If anyone remembers I met Gok back in er...October/November at his Sainsbury's launch. I was so gutted when my picture turned out blurry. Redemption! Thank you universe! Thank you Jesus! Thank you whatever cosmic power that enabled me to stumble randomly upon Gok in London and re-take this marvellous picture!



For anyone looking to find the newly opened Chatime store in London, the address is: 11 Old Compton Street.
(it's just off Seven Dials, walk along Earlham Street and past Shaftesbury Avenue) The menu selection is obviously not as extensive as what you'll find back in Asia, but being a hard-core Gong Cha fan myself, I really couldn't be arsed as long as they had the 'latte' and 'mousse' variety. Bubblelogy, HK Diner and all the other so-called bubble tea crap stores you can find in nearby Chinatown are just hopeless. I was grateful to finally find a familiar name and brand.


Had to wait for a friend to finish work before meeting up for dinner so I decided to check out the museums. It's pretty nice for a pleasant stroll, so if you're ever alone in London with nothing to do get your ass to South Kensington station and walk into the museums They're big, interesting and best of all.....FREE.

V&A (art/design/fashion)







Natural History (more for children, really)



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