Friday, 11 July 2014
Second visit to Borough Markets, on film this time (this is my first visit on the first weekend I arrived in London). Best place to walk around, try samples and eat on an empty stomach at entrance.
This was quite awhile back now, before I started work.
Past three weeks have been jam-packed with a wedding in Finland, work trip to Paris and miscellaneous London activities on the weekend. I have around 10 rolls of film in my room waiting to be developed! You can follow me on Instagram as I obviously blog regularly and update what I'm up to here.
It has been great. I just feel so grateful to be here in London that has been my dream for so long, getting a job that I'm interested in and also sends me to Paris for training and being able to travel and explore London and around Europe. It's easy to forget all this and go on about the daily grind.
Finland was the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of London and seeing family and friends from Sydney really made me feel back at home (especially when my sweetest Aunt prepared us a full Korean meal - oh how I missed home food). I never thought my first trip to Paris would be for work, nor did I think my newlywed cousin and I would be in Paris together at the same time! Paris was everything I imagined it to be. The city has a romantic flair to everything and everywhere.
My little cousin will be visiting for a few days this month and then in August I'll be travelling around Europe for 10 days with my closest friend back in Sydney. Cannot wait!
Life is good!
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Moved into my new room yesterday. It's so much more spacious and I don't feel like I'm living in a shoebox.
A fresh new start.
Focus on a better me.
Keep moving forward, be the best I can be, learn, experience and grow.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
London is a city with never-ending markets - food markets are the best kind, of course. I love it so much. I do complain that eating out is expensive here but the food markets make up for it.
Friday, 13 June 2014
World Cup fever has hit town!
Looking back -
2006 World Cup in Sydney as a fresh first year uni student.
2010 World Cup in Japan as an exchange student.
2014 World Cup now working in London.
Wonder where I'll be in 2018...?
Sunday, 8 June 2014
One of my places to walk around, window shop and people watch is Soho. From there I wander around Leicester Square, Seven Dial and towards Covent Garden discovering a new shop or cafe around the corner as I explore the narrow streets and alleyways.
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
I'm in my first week of work and it's nice to have a routine. Information overload but work colleagues are lovely and it's so awesome how it only takes 15 minutes to get to work.
It does get lonely when I finish work and I go straight back home...into my room (there's no living room at my place). I miss coming home to my mum and brother, eating a home-cooked dinner, lounging around in the living room and watching TV.
I pack my lunch and have a simple dinner. It helps exercising after work, either yoga or running, to take up my time.
Saturday, 31 May 2014
London is home to some pretty amazing museums. On this particular day, I went to 4 museums consecutively:
Natural History Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum
I'd say British Museum was the most interesting and impressive.
Saturday, 24 May 2014
I miss Saturday brunches in Sydney at hipster cafes with, of course, exceptional coffee.
That doesn't mean I can't do it here though! I have a list of coffee shops, as they call it here, that I want to visit. Few I have been to during the past few weeks and I will share on the blog as a "London cafes" series.
The first place I'd like to share with y'all is Timberyard at Seven Dial. It was voted the best "coffice", i.e. cafe office, in London according to a sign outside the cafe. There were many people at the cafe alone working on their laptops. The coffee wasn't bad but I did find it quite bitter and I normally don't put any sugar in my coffee. I like it smooth and balanced - if that makes sense. There were a few other places where the coffee was really bitter. Maybe it's a London thing.
I liked the decor and atmosphere. Maybe I'll take my Macbook or iPad and work on the blog or study either Japanese or something work-related there on a weekend. Times like this I wish there was a cozy neighbourhood cafe in Canada Water where I live.