1. PERSONAL TOUCH
This was WL’s first stop from Singapore. After 2.5 months, we’re finally reunited!
We kickstarted the night with salmon, mussels in white wine sauce and some wine. This has got to be my best home-cooked dish in the entire time I’ve been overseas. Made none other than our superb host, Leonard.
It was also the eve of the eve of CNY (17 Feb). We just came back from CNY shopping at Chinatown street. It was where I found the one and only (monopoly) bubble tea shop to cost ~ SGD8 per cup? On a side note, that got me craving for milk tea so badly so I bought the bottled one at the Chinese shop. Heh.
Below shows our steamboat spread for CNY (19 Feb). I can’t believe I would have this opportunity to eat steamboat in Europe. What a joy! I remember feeling very deprived of fish and prawns. So when the ever-talented cook Leonard cooked fresh fish for us, and with 2 of the guys being averse to fresh fish, I unabashedly claimed the whole fish for myself. 8)
We improvised steamboat using a rice cooker. Again, we have much to thank Leonard for not only being helpful with the planning of our itinerary, but for also being a splendid cook! Felt so blissed. ;)
Since we were in the company of climbers, how could we miss out on it?! This was, and still is, my sole climbing trip since the beginning of exchange so far. :/ It was a novel experience to climb in the cold + dry. No sweaty palms, no slippery tiles.
Watched Matilda the musical for SGD 10. It’s a steal, considering we woke up before the sun was up to be the first in queue. We arrived 3 hours before the box office opened at 10.30am. That’s how long we stood/ sat in the morning chill. My toes were frozen midway through the wait.
To WL’s disappointment, we didn’t manage to win the lottery ticket to watch Book of Morman for SGD 40. Hence we didn’t watch it at all.
I also lost my beloved glove in London while rushing for the lottery ticket draw. :(
2. TOURIST HUNTS
How else can I begin other than the famous London telephone booths? No, posing with the booth is too cliche. I like a lone, bright booth. Take it or leave it. Besides, drunkards conveniently pee inside these booths in the middle of the night when everywhere is closed. Talk about being iconic.