Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Lurve from London

Yes! I'm here! It's already the 3rd day and I'm still experiencing jet-lag! I was already feeling very sleepy at 8pm last nite! How can?? I sleep 3-4am back home wan... oh yeah, if it's 8pm here, it's 3am back home... no wonder lar... liuliu lohhh...

Firstly, I love the weather here! No sweating! And it's really nice, the cool weather. One thing though, I think London's air is very much polluted. I could smell the fume nearly everywhere, except at the park. And more so when you are walking by the road. What a pity, huh?

Secondly, I find the Tube (London Underground) is so so so soooo confusing!!! So much more complicated than HK and Bangkok! A few lines come thru the same station and you've gotta know which line to take. It's really really complicated for me... Does anone have any kind of 'tips' on this liuliu transport??

Thirdly, I find the English people (the whites) are kinda snobbish aka not so friendly. Is this true or was it my imagination?

What have I done in the past two days? Nothing much actually. Yesterday, we went to a park and I forgot the name. No, it's not Hyde Park... today, we went to the Natural History Museum and the Victoria Albert Museum. The museums were interesting... well, they are more interesting compared to Malaysia's of course... Also went window shopping at Harrods. What can I say... expensive. But we didn't stay there for long because poor lil' Sammi felt sick and had fever. So, we came home quite early in the afternoon.

Guess what's for dinner? Fish & chips! Take-away, because eating in at the Two Brothers Fish Restaurant, which is supposed to serve the 'finest' fish and chips, costs double (crazy!). There are some reviews here and here. I'm not very much a fish & chips person but since everyone said that I must try the ones in London, so, try loh... It was not bad but I probably wouldn't go for it again. I also tried gherkin, a type of pickled cucumber which my friend said is a Jewish pickle?

After dinner, I followed my friend to Asda to do some grocery shopping. I find that the prices are not expensive at all, provided you earn your $$$ in pound Sterling. Yes, don't convert, don't convert, don't convert!!! It was an interesting experience doing grocery shopping here. And no, I couldn't find fresh figs just now!

Sorry, no pictures because... I'm lazy... heh heh... I'm sleepy now 'cos it's already midnight... Am I still experiencing jet-lag? I have no idea...

37 comments:

nyonyapenang said...

hi sayangs, so rajin to post from London.
polluted huh? that's what i felt too when i was there years ago. talking about the tube, climbing up & down the steep steps oso chuan ledi. as for the fish & chips, i find it kinda of busuk leh. and ya, eating-in costs double - i ordered a wedge of pizza; if sit down and eat then 2.99, take-away 1.99
anyways, pejam mata oni la and don't convert.
my sayangs from peejay....

Chen said...

muackss to angeliu
miss liu leh :D

Selba said...

Oh how lovely being in London...

I wanna join!!! can I? can I? :)

ah nel said...

ehhh...i tot u sexicited and lost ledi???lol

Inevitable said...

Chup!!

Inevitable said...

Any guai lo asked for your number?

may said...

don't convert, don't convert! don't want you to not be able to eat porkies now... LOLOL!!

reminds me of my trip there last year... sigh... so the nice!!

*still waiting for that postcard*

Phantom Prospero said...

Hope you've gotten over your jet-lag by now :)

Anonymous said...

so, did u skor or be skored?

u hv fun in londoon. no sweat, good lor, no need to wash clothes.

ngor

L B said...

WAAAAA!!!! Poor liuliu!! It's still quite warm here in Italy, but I can imagine how nice it must be in London, apart from the:
• air pollution
• expensive living
• confusing tube
• snobbish quailohs
• jet-lag

The park you went to probably was Kensington Park (near Harrods and those museums).
• Don't forget to visit the real sex shops in Soho, and gaze in wonder at the sizes of those vibrators and dildos!
• Try looking for fresh figs in Marks & Spencers Food Sections.
• Try a Pork pie from Marks & Spenders too.
• Catch a Chelsea (or Arsenal, or Spurs) football match if you can afford it!
• Have a pub lunch of Steak & Kidney pie (with a pint of bitter).
• Have bacon, sausages & eggs for breakfast in Covent Gdn.
• Stare at the price of a plate of Duck Rice in Chinatown in Leicester Sq.
• Visit the Apple Store and Hamley's in Regent St.

And the best way to get around by tube is to follow your friend. Cuppa tea, luv?

zeroimpact said...

When angel bring me there...
I wan fishie and chipie
Can ta pao back ah...
:P
Take care there k
Missi angel edi
*sniff sniff*

Nine3 Nine 3 said...

You so shiok nya !

If you are at Wardour Street go to Wong Kee Restaurant , is an eye opener how the waiters treat the Gwei Lo customer.

Stupe said...

take care while you're thre.

oh ya, some engrand ppl are snob. i got scolded once for talking to his dog in underground.

don't forget to visit Camden town!

mistipurple said...

angeliu reporting from london!!
sending you lap lots of lap!
i haven't been to anyway so i don't know how to tell you. liuliu hor? hope you get over your jet lag soon. so liuliu. take care!

moz monster said...

I still dunno why anyone would consider Engrand for a holiday ... stiff upper lip and all ... hope the weather is at least good.

Take care, have lots of fun, post tonnes of picture soon, please ...

Winn said...

angeliuuuuuuu...take careliuuuuu.......

plink said...

Don't convert!

Go Engrand eat fish and chips? Must wan, and also remember to try mushy peas also: Manyak sedap oii....

Fantasy "Sticky" Flier said...

I dunno whether to feel sad or happy for ya...maybe I'll visit greece next year instead...

See Fei said...

how come no mention of the hunks in london? pls post it all, big, fat, ugly, humsupsome & metro!!! unless genetically u r not interested!

*quickly cabut avoiding slipper from london!!*

dreamie said...

woi.. got kau gwai chai ar ?
got many chun ones over there wor !!

may said...

oh ya, if u want some duck rice, catch the Tube to Baker Street, have a plate at Four Seasons. not too bad, if you don't mind the price!

and you just gotta, gotta, gotta go to Hyde Park and Green Park, then drop by Buckingham Palace to watch the guard change! syokkk...

_butt said...

take care angel!!!

Kenny Ng said...

Fuah... sound so enjoy there ah? Can find char koay teow there or not? kekeke.

Anonymous said...

Hey, you only have 2 weeks, so better head out and see the country side, theme parks, nature, etc. You can blog when you come back.

Say hello to BL for me. :)

scau

King's wife said...

Miss us or not ah?

Don't convert! Cannot convert!
Otherwise you end up not buying anything.
Oh, and donch forget to have tea at The Savoy! :)
Enjoy the rest of your trip and take care..

Pink Cotton said...

WUAHHHHHHHH

go engrand holiday ka??? *jealous*

pls bring some eng tau british men for us...LOL

have fun

Simple American said...

Don't stop now. You are half way to Texas. Come on down. :)

"Does anone have any kind of 'tips' on this liuliu transport??"

Take a cab. *ducks any thrown objects*


"Thirdly, I find the English people (the whites) are kinda snobbish aka not so friendly. Is this true or was it my imagination?"

The friendly ones left for America. Did you know Texas means friendship in English?

Bring fish and chips with you to Texas. OK? :D

Tiuniasing said...

POSTCARD... Hahaaa.... Have a good trip!!

angel said...

Dear darlings! Thank you so much for your liuliu notes to me... lurve all of you! I'll be back tomorrow. Have a Terrific Thursday! Yikes! Thursday already??!!

With luv, hugz & kissez...
a
...zzZZZZzzzzZZZZzzzzZZZ....

Stupe said...

so fast come back? i thought there for 2 weeks?

Simple American said...

That was a quick trip!!!

kat said...

You come back to blog or to Msia tomorrow???

Maps are plentiful around the Tube stns...and on t-shirts..and on tea cloths!!

I like the way the people std on the left on the escalator (and it is a mighty looong escalator ride!!) so that other ppl can overtake them!! After that, come back here always have to say, 'excuse me' and squeeze pass!

Take-out Chinese and Indian shd be plentiful and cheaper too...especially since chicken tikka is as British as fish&chips now!!

fcukster said...

kat: Actually if you are standing still on the escalator, you stand on the right . The left side is for people who are in hurry =)

angel said...

*muaks*

Winn said...

waiting for liu arrrrrr

Winn said...

take more photos !

angel said...

Darling winnliuliu, Liu wait for me to do wat leh? Ya, I take so many pictures! Can pengsan sorting it out... :P