Monday, September 22, 2008

Recap

Another weekend recap, indulge me.

Saturday morning, off to London yet again. Went to Campden Town Market to people-gaze. Loads of interesting characters there, and the crowd was a bit suffocating. It was a nice sunny Saturday yet again, prolly that's the reason people were out in droves that day.

Then we're off to Covent Garden. Watched the street shows and took some pictures and bought some chocolates too. Met Kue to pass him the kuih raya that my mom made me asked me to take along. He came all the way from Cardiff just to get them, lest the wifey aka my lil sister be unhappy =P Enjoy the kuih raya Kue and Pija, my juadah raya will be croissants and baguettes probably.

Next up, British Museum. Took the tube to Holborn and walked the rest of the way there practically directionless. We just randomly crossed streets until we see lots of Asian people huddling together (which usually means a tourist attraction). Last time I was here in 1994, I was scared shitless of the mummies. So, I went to have a look again. Cue hair tingling on the back of my neck, but it was alright this time around. That was a relief, I tell you. After a while, foot aching like mad and starting to feel tired and hungry, we went out and took a nap on the small patch of green near the front gate.

Now feeling refreshed, we walked towards Piccadily Circus and took a detour to Chinatown to get some cup noodles for the Euro trip this coming weekend onwards. We broke our fast at a Lebanese joint which was overpriced and not fulfiling. We need to look for Turkish joints next time. Since we had only about 10 minutes to eat, we practically shoved it down our throats before rushing to Queen's Theatre for the main highlight of the day - Les Miserables!

We managed to get quite good seats at about 32 quids, and the show was excellent. It was very polished, I was enthralled the whole time. I'm glad we took the time to catch it, it was well worth the time and money. The songs were nice, the cast were superb, the set were great, no wonder it has been staged for 22 years now. If you are ever in town, do take the time to catch this, or the other musicals. They're there for years and years for a reason, and a good one too.

This week will be busy with preparation for the presentation on Thursday. Scary!

10 comments:

kue said...

LOL. thanks for the kuih raya. at least i have something to eat on raya morning as my beloved wifey will be busy at class ;p (9 to 5 believe it or not. and its 1st syawal; demmit).

btw, enjoy your hari raya in paris, and the croissants and baguettes too :D

-happy hari raya, maaf zahir dan batin-

sdtlhfz said...

thanx for the biskut raya!!!hehe..

The Banker said...

kue + pija: no prob, since i dt really like biskut of any kind, xde la rasa rugi..hehe.

distant observer said...

You should go to Malaysian Hall to enjoy a reasonably cheap & tasty M'sian food or alternatively go to Holiday Villa or Berjaya Eden for M'sian food - reasonably priced. Holiday Villa serves halal food...not sure about Berjaya Eden though..All are in Bayswater area.

The Banker said...

distant observer: of course, but too bad for raya we'll be in paris instead...

aishah said...

hoho...selamat hari raya! :P
hope it's not too early to wish you that! :P

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awanis said...

ooo jelesnya you get to see les miserables. I loved that show when I watched it during my first year. You should try and catch Phantom of the Opera while you're there and Queen's we will rock you (is it still there?) Those were my favourite shows!!!!!

The Banker said...

awanis: phantom nk gi tgk tp ticket xde. same goes for we will rock you, yg available time tuh 60 quids je, x mampu laaa. tgk la if this saturday sempat, since on sunday im leaving for barcelona dah. how's alia doing?

awanis said...

Yaa they are a bit pricey but it's so worth it and bila lagi nak tengok kan. Alia's doing great. very the daddy's girl..hahaha. eid mubarak fqrl.

p.s: There's are a few briyani places in barcelona behind the row of shop on la ramblas(area pakistanis and indians) if you want something asian dekat2 nak raya ni.. :)