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View from the top

When I take a deep breath on top of a mountain I’ve just climbed, I feel I have been rewarded for all my efforts.

When I look around the magnificent views around me, I feel this world is so harmonious and trouble-free.

When I admire the wonderful works of the creator, I feel so tiny and insignificant on this enormous piece of land.

When I peek at the aerial view of the city I’m landing in or leaving from, it brings overflowing emotions running down my face.

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Everything London #37 – Medieval Banquet, St Katherine’s Dock

October 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Definitely not a place to take a first date. Especially when they don’t give you spoons for your soup, which tastes like it’s straight from the can. You don’t expect food to be good in a place like this and actually the bread was surprisingly up to standard. It’s good entertainment for a group event such as a corporate event where you don’t necessarily have to talk to everyone the whole night. Or as they are now advertising for Christmas dinners. The performers were pretty good, but not top class. You can go there for a birthday party only if you are really running out of ideas or taking your senior parents. But only if they like loud and rowdy atmosphere as it surely was in the underground chambers.

They had a piano as music acompliment to the performance so I went up and challenged the pianist that there were no pianos in the Medieval times but the harpsichord. The waitresses didn’t want to be there and still had the guts to pass around a tip bowl at the end of the night. We just chuck in a few silvers and left it on the table.

I much preferred the Medieval show I went to in Dallas Texas with jousting and really lovely horsemanship. But that’s the thing about London, you can have a variety of nights out. This particular night – it was just fun to dress up and be in a pub with a different theme!

Everything London #36 – Sticks n Sushi, Wimbledon

October 8, 2012 1 comment

A pleasant surprise as soon as you walk into the restaurant as I love nicely decorated restaurants because you feel like a VIP. I was sold already. A friendly waitress took us to the table and offered us picture booklets which were menus. Without further ado, I kick off with a lovely cocktail called Geisha Girl in a classy glass – sweet.

It’s also hard to review fusion Japanese food, because it’s not cuisine you can find in the country I so love. But I can also appreciate the creativeness and presentation which is to be congratulated on. My eyes were caught on the squid salad and I was not disappointed with a nice blend dressing flavour. Their seaweed salad is also very authentic and nicely done. Sushi platters offer a good variety with fresh quality fish. Their wasabi is to be complimented, none of the wishy-washy stuff, this has a real decent kick to it. The small delicate deserts are the best way to finish off a nice meal – not too much but not too Japanese.

After finding out that it’s a Danish originated chain, it has stirred an interest to visit Denmark which surprisingly I have not visited yet.

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L.O.S.T

Lost time

Lost to another women

Lost the game I created

Lost direction

Lost myself

Lost interest

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Memories on a rainy Sunday afternoon

Listening to the sound of drops like an orchestra.

Enjoying the light breeze from the window.

Watching the wave of water pass through the sky.

However, the best rainy days were…

Playing in puddles with my brother with not a care in the world when we were kids.

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Everything London #35 – Olympics 2012

So glad to be living in an Olympic city second time around after Sydney 2000. Surprisingly, even saw the opening ceremony fireworks from my bedroom window. I’m still debating whether I should support GB Team, Aussie or China?!?! Whichever wins, I’m happy for!

Transport system is coping well so far and since everyone else is either working from home or flexi time I haven’t had to change my lifestyle to match.

Enjoying the numerous cultural and festive events around town to cater for all the tourists such as Wonderground by SouthBank. The Boom Boom Club show was really awesome and highly recommended.

London, you are so beautiful and amazing.

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Everything London #34 – Sushi bar Atariya

Freshest sushi and sashimi in London.

Better than Cafe Japan in Golders Green.

Enough said.

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