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clothes and brunch.

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A break from my travelogues, I think I might take another half a year to write about them, considering the amount of photos I took 😛

These are some outfits I’ve worn recently. Can’t wait to switch to iPhone 4GS so that I can have better photos. And also to buy a full length mirror. I wonder how T would take to that considering the limited space we have hmmm.

Speaking of which, we are almost decided on our wedding venue. Just one more place to view but I think we are pretty set on Sentosa 😀 Just got to keep our fingers crossed that it wouldn’t rain on the actual day! After 2 site inspections last Saturday, I made him drive me to Riders Cafe for some brunch. The only complaint that I have is the strong horse smell! Oh well…nothing’s perfect.

I keep telling myself that I have to look for a job but I am just so reluctant on sending my resume out. guess I just am not mentally prepared to go out and work again. ughhhssssss.

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October 31, 2011 at 4:18 PM

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the sun was setting.

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The thing about road trips is that you will be able to stop whenever you want, especially if you are passing by places like this.

HOW NOT TO STOP?!

I have no words to express the beauty of the place, so please just slowly scroll through the photos and enjoy the majestic nature we are blessed with.

Smiling to myself now as I remembered our high spirits that day, and the crazy things we did.

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October 30, 2011 at 12:53 AM

The start of our road trip: First stop – Salisbury!

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After 2 days, we are leaving London. Felt a little sad, but excited nonetheless because I know we are going to a lot of awesome places in England! We decided to rent a car in the end because there’s 4 of us, and with the luggage we would rather pay a little more (train tickets can get quite expensive at times) to have the convenience.

Our first stop is to head to Salisbury which is about 1.5hours drive. When planning the itinerary, I wasn’t sure whether to put this place in because the only attraction there was the Cathedral and I wasn’t sure if it would be worth it. But after mulling it over, I thought, what the heck! Just go ahead with it, since we have to head to Bath and it’s on the way. So glad I made this decision because Salisbury is beautiful. breathtaking-ly beautiful.

Salisbury is unique amongst medieval English cathedrals having been built in just 38 years (1220 – 1258) in a single architectural style, early English Gothic. The tower and spire (Britain’s tallest) were added about 50 years later. The building itself is remarkable, a testimony to the faith and practical skills of those who erected it. (http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/visitor.php)

and the prayers did work because we are all safe and sound in Singapore now! 😛

After visiting the cathedral, we walked around for a little while, had lunch and did some shopping.

 Beautiful right? 🙂

Till now, I am still amazed by the sights I’ve seen, the fun that I’ve had, the experiences so precious will be held closely in my heart for a long time to come.

 

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October 28, 2011 at 1:49 PM

something I found meaningful in British Museum.

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October 25, 2011 at 3:44 PM

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dear London (part 2)

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Woke up to a bright and sunny day in London. Nothing cheers me up more than having good weather on a holiday. Spotting a good bargain comes a close second!

Miriam had a friend in London, Erica and she volunteered to bring us around for the day 🙂 #friggingawesome

First stop for the day, British Museum. One of the many points I love about UK is that museums are mostly free. And I adore museums! I always make it a point to visit a country’s museums if time permits.

The British Museum holds in trust for the nation and the world a collection of art and antiquities from ancient and living cultures. Housed in one of Britain’s architectural landmarks, the collection is one of the finest in existence, spanning two million years of human history. (http://www.britishmuseum.org/the_museum/about_us.aspx)

From UK to Africa to China to India to Egypt and so on….unfortunately, my friends didn’t find it as fascinating as me =s

I had read up beforehand and a must go is Greece and it was really majestic. Made me even more determined to visit Athens one day!

 Many people were just sitting by the side sketching. Y I no talent?!

Went for lunch at one of Erica’s favorite places. I forgot the name! But it sells mexican food. Delicious mexican food. Mouthwatering mexican food. You get my point.

I felt like it totally changed my perception of mexican food. Gonna hunt for such places in Singapore! Sometimes, I wish T was more of a foodie like me. Then again, I would probably be fatter and more broke now. Ahhhh.

Took a subway and got to St Paul’s after our little walk! Didnt enter though 😦

The present St Paul’s is the fifth cathedral to have stood on the site since 604, and was built between 1675 and 1710, after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. This was the first cathedral to be built after the English Reformation in the sixteenth century, when Henry VIII removed the Church of England from the jurisdiction of the Pope and the Crown took control of the Church’s life. (http://www.stpauls.co.uk/Cathedral-History)

And just across the bridge is Tate Museum which we paid a visit to as well.

Tate is a public institution owned by, and existing for, the public. Tate’s mission is to increase public knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art through the collection and an inspiring programme in and well beyond our galleries. (http://www.tate.org.uk/about/)

Our last torist spot for the day is Westminster area. Perfect as the sun was setting.

Had a super tiring day since we walked almost everywhere! Requested to rest at a coffee place but we ended up a sports bar :p

And that marks the end of my London journey.

Definitely a city that I would want to return to, because there’s so many places left unvisited.

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October 24, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Bonding over food

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It seems like every time I have a date with someone, it would most certainly involve going to some place to eat. Today is not an exception.

Went for lunch/high tea with my mom and sister. Decided to bring them to Antoinette since it has gathered good reviews.

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didn’t take photos of everything we ordered, the bill was about $100 and I picked it up even though I’m the only one who’s not working. Alas!

met friends for dinner and had this amazing beef skewer at Hippopotamus. I really think that the branch in Paris suck but the one in Singapore is awesome 😉

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and then a photo of what I wore today and of course, some self portraits to end my post :p

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xoxo!

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October 21, 2011 at 12:32 AM

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dear London (Part 1)

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On 21 Sept 2011, I took the plane and departed for London for the long awaited graduation trip. Or rather, a disguised graduation trip because at that time, all I wanted was to escape from Singapore and its monotony and figure out my next path. Back from the trip, I still have not figured out what I want to do but I feel very rested, and much wiser. (ok maybe not that much wiser but hey, a little goes a long way :P).

 The sunrise at Munich airport. And the adventure begins!

 

Our hotel was located near to the train station and was incredibly small. Guess I shouldn’t complain too much for the price we are paying (sgd$60/pax/night for a quad room with breakfast). Still! The pampered me couldn’t help but stare at the weak water flow while showering and pray for the rest of the trip to be better.

 

I have no idea why, I got very excited when I saw Fish&Chips and was delighted when they accede to my request. What we thought was an ok deal turns out to be a bad deal when we learned how cheap good food can be if you look where to look in England!

One highlight of my trip was the M&M store. I ❤ m&ms! of course, the colors helped in attracting me like how shiny objects attract magpies.

 I believe we should all agree that the fattest pigeons are in London LOL.

 

I didn’t name the places because I am not very sure since we were just walking around. Our main activity was actually Les Miserables because I have to watch a play (WE ARE IN LONDON, YO!), and Phantom wasn’t available so this is the next best thing…

I do think it was very good despite falling asleep for a few minutes here and there due to jet lag. In fact, I ended up listening to its soundtrack on the flight back to Singapore 😉 If only we had more time in London, I would definitely squeeze in another musical.

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October 18, 2011 at 5:07 PM