Sunday, January 01, 2012
Happy new year to all of you! May you live, love and laugh your way through 2012!
2011 flew by yet again like any other year. There had been many ups and downs and I tried to
live, love and laugh
my way like what I always tell myself to do. Life isn't worth moping the minute details.
For a period of time,
I cried a lot too but I cried and picked myself up as quickly as I could.
I had wanted to do a 2011 reflection post but I guess that I can hardly even keep up with the pace of my life and blogging that I'm currently only backdating May 2011 posts. My trip and my illness had put my other project on hold too and besides trying to catch up with my posts, I have to focus on that as well.
It's 6.29am now and I'm back in London once more.
The reason why I'm not sleeping yet is due to the fact that my hair is wet. No actually more importantly, we have to pay for internet usage in this hotel at 15pounds for a 24-hour continuous connection. I've been uploading videos after videos on Youtube and Facebook to make sure I get our money's worth of internet usage.
I'm glad for the change in temperature. It's much warmer than the first leg of our trip at more than 10 degree Celsius here. My cold and cough seem to have gotten worse though but I'm glad that at least my body doesn't have to brave the cold outdoors. I just hope it doesn't rain too much.
It's such a bummer to rain coz it makes me wanna nestle myself up indoors in bed with my pinkie pink laptop coz I believe in pink.
After we reached London from Paris, we had high tea at Harrods. At close to 7pm, we tried our luck at Apollo Victoria Theatre and snagged 2 last minute dress circle seats for Wicked at less than half the price! We were like 2 happy larks after getting the tickets. I have been wanting to catch that musical in ages and last night was the only night left that we could catch it since it is no-show Sunday and we would be leaving London early Monday morning.
Wicked was wickedly GOOD! Even the hubby who didn't know what I was hyping about found it really wicked.
After the show, we decided to head back to the hotel to deposit our bags and to imbue in the new year's mood by travelling light only with our coats and everything else in the pockets.
At the eleventh hour (in all essence of that phrase), we left our hotel at 11.45pm to try to catch the new year's revelry in a foreign land.
The atmosphere was already built up right from the tube.
Once the tube reached Leicester Square Station, it was about 4 minutes to midnight. Everyone screamed in unison, ran out of the doors and dashed all the way to goodness know where at Leicester Square (we merely followed) to view the fireworks from a little slit in between 2 buildings.
I kept smiling to myself and laughing to kh while half running and half brisk walking. I've stopped going out into the crowd for NYE since many years ago and always prefer a quiet turn of the year. This time, it felt really good to imbibe the whole atmosphere into every pore of mine.
I love the people here! I love their spontaneity a lot. I love it that we're here in London over the turn of 2011 to 2012 though I must say that kh and I both miss home a lot.
Here's part if the fireworks display we saw from where we were. Not too bad for a last minute rush down.
And here's a shout out from the hubby and me from the merry streets of London.