Anything Goes In London…

Ahhhhh, my heart is beating definitely faster than usual this morning!
Do you know why? Because Hubbie has just bought me an iPad Air!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am over the MARS \(^0^)/ So sorry but I can hardly contain my excitement!
I must make a cup of tea in builder’s strength to steady my nerve. My head is buzzing and my hands are shaking. OHHHH, I don’t know what to do with myself…

By the way, I encountered a bizarre but charming spectacle at Oxford Circus last tuesday.
A newlywed Chinese couple had their wedding photo taken in the middle of busy Oxford Street…

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While London buses and black cabs whizzing past them, the undaunted couple smiled and posed for their equally undeterred camera crew…

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Witnessing someone’s, even if it was complete stranger’s, their happiest day of their life was a magical moment for me. I could touch their feel-good aura by just looking at them…

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Then, I was off to DiGuardo for another delivery.
On the platform, I saw a London Underground staff with bright punk hairstyle…

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One thing I really admire and love about the Brits is their attitude towards eccentrics. They tolerate a fairly large amount of bizarre people and events with a good sense of humour. As the result, someone like him can enjoy a freedom of expression. I love it!

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On the way to the boutique, I had a latte & tart break at Kitchen & Pantry…

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I’ve just noticed that there are a lot of red objects in today’s post, don’t you agree?
And guess what colour my iPad Smart Cover is? It’s in RED too! OMG, I just can’t stop thinking about it. Do you know that I woke up more than half a dozen times last night because I was too excited about my iPad Air? Ever since Apple announced about its launch date as 1st of November, I was counting dates like a child with a Christmas advent calendar. The estimated delivery date is 7th and I can hardly wait…

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Night tea @ Maison Bertaux

It’s tradition.
Fei and I both agreed that we would never wrap up our ramen dinner night without paying an homage to our another favourite Soho haunt, Maison Bertaux.
Therefore, we duly set out for a delft-blue patisserie on Greek Street…

Our table nestled snugly against an old piano in the back of the patisserie…

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A wonderful thing about this bijou is they serve tea & cake in the middle of boozy Soho. While patrons at the bars & pubs nearby grow steadily raucous as evening turns into night, one can sit with friends at the table with a pot of tea & delicious cakes made on site and hold a proper conversation without staining vocal cords. How civilised is that?

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Smiley Fei. Hanging around with her was  great pleasure as always…

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Johan, a permanent fixture of this beloved time capsule whom I’d known from the very first day I set my foot in here, appeared to be the worse for wear. He was rubbing his back and blankly staring into mid air…

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I imagined he must have been dog-tired since this place was constantly awash with waves of eager customers from 8am to 8pm.

We left the patisserie just before 8pm…

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I wanted to buy bits and pieces at Japanese shops on Brewer Street but alas, they were closed already!
Being too accustomed to the idea of late night shopping, aren’t I? How London had changed.

I caught tube at Oxford Circus and met this cutie on the train…

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While Mr.B would look away if I pointed my iPhone at him, this black lab struck a pose for me (^-^) Yay!

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