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Jubilee line

My memory is getting weak i guess, i don't remember all things we did at that day. RJ i'm not sure if i can help u out:///
I'm sure only about that part, when we took pictures hahaha

First we went from London Bridge station (because we were never sure if the nearest station 'Borough' would be open or closed) to Canary Wharf. It's in Dockland - eastern part of London, where they built (or are still building) the new bussiness disctrict, with some new skyscrapers (it would be probably the same as La Defence in Paris). I guess RJ like this place because he wants to be an architect [or he's already almost one;) ] Tama ako? I've no idea about that stuff, i know if something i like or not, but he must be looking at buildings with an eye of architect, how they are built or so.
Canary Wharf stn.
[i would do that if i were u Ariel]
Then after Amy found another dog and was like flirting with the owner of the dog;) we changed for DLR line southbound and got off at Island Gardens, which was the place, where we wanted go to an old tunnel under Themes connecting the southern part - Greenwich with the northern part - Docklands. I saw it few years ago on a web site - and now we found it. It's strange but it is like a funny place to go (in the past it was the only way in this part of the city, but now there is this DLR line connecting bouth districts)

On the other side of the tunnel - we visited the Old Naval College - and asked other tourists how to find the zero-meridian (some call it the greenwich line) and we headed to the Greenwich Observatory, passing by one of the queen's houses then through the park climbed to the observatory.
stn. entrance
From above - there were nice view over London and especially near Docklands with Canary Wharf skyscrapers (well not really skyscrapers but the highest buildings there;)
Then we had a look at the observatory, took pics on the meridian line and sat in a restaurant for coffe and RJ for a strange soup (he told us it was pretty tasty, but i had my doubts about that hahaha). Going down the hill we found some dry grass and were staying there for rest.

Then walking back to the station we found (as they wrote at the entrance) "the first shop on the western hemisphere" (cos it's nearest the 0-meridian) - where Amy was looking for more souvenirs;)

Kensington was our destination after Greenwich. We met there Matt and walked to the Kensington Gardens, saw the Palace and Matt had to go.
Me at Canary Wharf - with the DLR train in the background
So he left and we headed to Earl's Court street  cos we were told there is filipino food place there. But we couldn't find it. So we ate kebab, and... in front of kebab place we could see the filipino food store! hahaha, but it seemed to be closed:///
SAYANG! I wanted try some pinoy food! Ariel didn't bring anything with him, and now we couldn't find even an effin restaurant or store:(
RJ, u will have to cook me a tasty pinoy meal in Vegas! Or where ever we will meet!
Next stop: Oxford Street - with even more shops, so it took some hours there! We were stopping every 50m and waiting for Amy but then we found a large book shop!!! There were even me and Ariel - who had fun at shopping;)
I found a tagalog dictionary but it was too expensive (i better order one at amazon.
Amy was talking to every dog we met;)
com hehhe), besides they had dozens of polish books and dictionaries and stuff (just amazing!)
At that point called Matt - he were not far away from the place we were and so we waited for him few minutes. He joined us and we went to another large store and it started to rain that heavily and even it was hailing for a minute! We all 4 went then to a pub for some beer - wine and snacks. I found on the city map that there is a Poland Street just like 3 blocks away and we went ther for taking a picture:))) From the pub... hm... this is the point i'm not sure what was next. We said 'bye' to Matt cos he had an appointment and we headed stright to the hostel, OR went to Leicester Sq. (or was it Covent Garden???) enjoying the evening streets of London, and from there to the hostel.
at Canary Wharf district

My buddies RJ and Amy were sleeping again on the metro train.

Then we were at the supermarket - i was looking for a typical british beer, but the stuff didn't help us, so we asked another customer - and that guy told us almost everything about the local beer sold in that shop. I choosed one of them and we went back to the hostel. Amy was chatting and RJ and i went to the chill out room. RJ thaught me a filipino game "pusoy dos" - and so we drank british beer and played a filipino card dame. Of course RJ was cheatting, he didn't tell me all the rules so i din't know how to play, but it was something new and it was fun.
RJ, was it at that night, when i asked u to send a message to ur parents in tagalog? Probably. Anyway it took me like half an hour or maybe more to convince him to do that (i won!!!) - cuz i'm pretty patient and persistent - not that lazy and giving-up-quickly like some of us;) hahah
But i must say it was pretty fun to convince RJ hahahah (hey, next time we have to repeat it with another thing hahaha - you player;) hahaha)
mikevirgo0824 says:
by the sound of it, you may not like filipino food, jegs.
rj, hanapan mo si jegs ng crispy pata at sisig and let's see what happens. :-)
or maybe, just buy him some dried philippine mango. wait that's sweet as well. just give him some water when he gets to vegas! hahahaha
Posted on: Aug 29, 2008
jegs76 says:
humburger? i don't eat that poison food! hahaha and i don't like sweets so halo halo will be out;) as well
Posted on: Aug 29, 2008
mikevirgo0824 says:
Hey RJ,
Bring him to Jollibee (have him taste the regular yumburger with cheese and the sotanghon soup and ube ice cream if you have), to Chow KIng (they should have halo halo over there right?) and Goldilocks when Jegs gets to Vegas. Have him try out a polvoron or two and try to make him whistle. Just remember to take a video so we can laugh with you guys! :-)
Posted on: Aug 28, 2008
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Jubilee line
Jubilee line
Canary Wharf stn.
Canary Wharf stn.
stn. entrance
stn. entrance
Me at Canary Wharf - with the DLR …
Me at Canary Wharf - with the DLR…
Amy was talking to every dog we me…
Amy was talking to every dog we m…
at Canary Wharf district
at Canary Wharf district
DLR station aproach
DLR station aproach
Docklands Light Railway
Docklands Light Railway
Greenwich seen from north bank
Greenwich seen from north bank
The Themes walk at Island Gardens
The Themes walk at Island Gardens
the great three under the themse
the 'great three' under the themse
Greenwich foot tunnel
Greenwich foot tunnel
Ariel resting at Old Naval College
Ariel resting at Old Naval College
Jegs resting on the green-green la…
Jegs resting on the green-green l…
Ariels failed at taking picture o…
Ariel's failed at taking picture …
Old Naval College
Old Naval College
Old Naval College and we three:)
Old Naval College and we three:)
Me and queens house in Greenwich
Me and queen's house in Greenwich
RJ and queens house in Greenwich
RJ and queen's house in Greenwich
Greenwich Park
Greenwich Park
si Coock at si RJ ;)
si Coock at si RJ ;)
London seen from Greenwich Observa…
London seen from Greenwich Observ…
the sad Ariel or tired?
the sad Ariel or tired?
Ariel pretending again;)
Ariel pretending again;)
we two over the Greenwich
we two over the Greenwich
Jegs with Canary Wharf skyscrapers…
Jegs with Canary Wharf skyscraper…
Jegs at the 0-meridian
Jegs at the 0-meridian
RJ on the eastern hemisphere
RJ on the eastern hemisphere
Greenwich Observatory
Greenwich Observatory
RJ
RJ
lying on the hot something;)
lying on the hot something;)
Jegs and his supernatural skills;)
Jegs and his supernatural skills;)
View from Observatory
View from Observatory
Kensington Gardens and the palace
Kensington Gardens and the palace
Oxford st. after rain
Oxford st. after rain
POLAND STREET! ~haha~
POLAND STREET! ~haha~
MIND THE GAP
MIND THE GAP
London
photo by: ulysses