Monthly Archives: May 2009
The old. The new. The paradox. The intoxication. The claustrophobicness. The coldness. The history. The advancements. The busyness. The melange. The East. The West.
It’s never the same. 4 trips, and still yet to capture it all.
It’s been 2 weeks, and I miss running, so so much.
It’s Monday again *groans*- the weekend zoomed past just like that! =(
The trip in May 08 means springtime in London, and it was wonderful (especially after suffering through a wet & blustery winter in Jan 07) & it was great to have catched up with some friends to indulge in some English brekkie, lots of English pints *hic* & some photowalk as well. My bro is up in Manchester, so it was also awesome catching up with him & some close friends up there too.
One thing I love about travelling in the Europe is the fantastic train system – have yet to try Amtrak in US so we’ll see come Dec – but yes, train travel rocks big time as you get to catch up with some winks/read/bop to your iPod/people or scenery watch AND there’s no traffic jam! =D Of course, I had my share of mishaps while train travelling too but overall, it sure beats driving/flying.
I shall be returning to London for the 3rd time, in about 5 weeks or so. Can’t wait! (even though not really looking forward to the summer heat… ugh)
In other news, the week is crazily packed & I’ve got my fair share of thinking to do in regards to a lifetime decision… do have a good week ahead!
It’s the weekend again, wooooot! I must admit after being on medical leave for a week, heading back to work was a welcomed change (cuz that means I can drive & not stuck being a potato at home) & a meh-inducing, back-to-reality 3 days.
Such are the woes of a corporate minion.
So it was fabulous that I got some detours that sweetened the deal.
– Tonny finally came over to the dark side – he has gone Nikon, full frontal with D700, 24-70mm F/2.8 & SB-900. For NOW. Heh. It was good fun catching up with them, especially with me & Angie ooh-ing & ahh-ing over the bokeh of Woods’ new 85mm f/1.8 & the boys rolling their eyes at us (I’m pretty sure they too swoon over the bokeh, just less public than us girls do =P)
Welcome to the dark side buddy! At this juncture, I do believe it is only fair that Nikon offer us jobs, with the amount of people that have been switching over since they met us. (Nikon, are you reading this???? =P)
– Randster was back in town so it was only natural we went out for drinks. He was extremely disappointed that it was of the non-alcoholic type (we were at a Hong Kong style coffee shop, where I was indulging having a whole array of primes & D700 to knock myself out with bokeh), so Woods & I decided to be great friends & fulfill his wish before he flew back to Melb today.
No prizes for guessing where we ended up at.
Absolute satisfaction after a long week at good ol’ Sid’s. Great friends, few pints, good ol’ days talk, bliss.
So great that I didn’t quite mind the fact I was smelling like a pack of Marlboros (ugh) & speeding home at 3am (woot).
Good to have you back dude, and see ya in Oct!
– Nick was a total sweetie by cheering me up with a sweet, sweet Mellow. It’s so gorgeous & I’d show you guys what I mean once I get some decent portraits of it.
I’m off to go see them kids tonight, it’s been a while & I miss em a heck lot. Enjoy your Saturday!