12 June 2011, Sunday
Life in London - Take Two - Going around
Second day (Sunday) was a very wet day (even for rainy Singapore). Nevertheless, the four of us (YC, Francis, Raymond and myself) went on and travelled around a few touristy places, including going to Trafalgar square, the Big Ben, Chinatown, Ministry of Defence building, Buckingham Palace and Picadilly Circus.
We woke up early in the morning and went to Morrison's, the supermarket near our place, to stock up on necessities and our food supplies for the next few days. After that, we went home to put stuff down, then went out and do some touristy things.
Before all that, we went to Shaftesbury avenue, where Double Negative London is, to test out the route we'll be using come Monday. There was a Three Mobile store just beside the Curzon theatre, so we went over to get ourselves some pre-paid mobile voice/text/data plan. It was the £15 plan that gives 3000 sms and unlimited plan. Later we found out that Three mobile was the only provider that gives unlimited data at the moment. I was already using Three the last time I was in London.
After that we went for lunch at Taro , a Japanese restaurant just behind Double Negative's Shaftesbury Avenue office.
|My Curry Rice|
|Francis' pork chop bento (or was it chicken?)|
|After the meal, outside the restaurant, Francis assessing the damage|
|Grabbing a coffee at Costa|
|My ice cappucino|
|The Shaftesbury office taken from across the street|
|Hello again, London Chinatown|
|Ship in a bottle...|
|... at Trafalgar square|
|Me standing up but looking like I'm lying on grass :)|
|Francis deep in concentration|
|Really rainy on the second day. I gave up on using the DSLR in the end because I am worried it'll spoil in all this rain|
Shops under a bridge
|Ministry of Defence building|
After a few rounds of rain then shine, we decided to have dinner.
|Francis was very tired|
|But he was happy (because food was coming)|
|The restaurant and cafe we ate at|
|My dinner - Lasagne|
|What Francis had (I took this because he was sitting across from me)|
|The restaurant / cafe from outside|
|Just beside that cafe|
|We turned a few corners and came to the Big Ben|
|Big Ben again|
|Gates into the Palace|
|The Royal Guard|
|Francis, like a star!|
|Francis is happy with his camera|
Day 3 and Day 4, we went to work. First day we went through the induction with the new hires. Gave us some time to recuperate from our jet lag.
So its day 5 now, and it looks like I'm going to be more awake than the last few days.