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    Default Sights, sounds and.............aroma of London..

    ..quick few photos to share (the one with the aerial shot shows the O2 arena w/the white roof)...will share some more later tonight after a mini dinner with Fengwei & BoogieeigooB..

    First impression of London after just a few hrs, it reminds me a bit like M'sia (esp. the area just outside of the airport).
    Heathrow is nice and modern has that same feeling like HK Airport & KLIA with the transit train..
    The city, definitely has that old feeling, esp. outside of London...
    The transport looks like it's gonna be the same as the other British-based system..

    Weather currently is unusually warm & humid..i thought i'm in M'sia or Indonesia..
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    welcome to London, Chris.
    keep us posted

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    looking forward to the pics. thanks Chris!!

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    the guy in the first photo is one of our gold medal hopeful and he gone missing for a week now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanY View Post
    the guy in the first photo is one of our gold medal hopeful and he gone missing for a week now.
    well, with those bus drivers they got, probably end up finding them in Edinburgh .

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    Chris, if you're in London this Friday get out just after 8am there will be bells ringing everywhere (at 8:12am to be precise).

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    Really looking forward to more photos and stories from London. Sooo wish I would be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanY View Post
    welcome to London, Chris.
    keep us posted
    i thought you're gonna take some photos and share w/us as you're local?..
    thanks for the tip abt friday morning bells ringing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanY View Post
    the guy in the first photo is one of our gold medal hopeful and he gone missing for a week now.
    I thought he needs to justify why he didn't go to centralized training? Something about medical report?

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    Default Some more photos from Day 1..

    ..here are some more photos..

    - Took a few Tube rides...they eerily remind me of 4 yrs ago in Beijing. Except these Tube rides in London are more complicated and the people riding them are mostly caucasians (Brits)..
    - Had a nice dinner w/BoogieeigooB & Fengwei in London's main chinatown area..
    - The streets were alive tonight, especially around Piccaddily Circus & Leicester Square areas..
    - Had a street-performance guy playing and blowing music out of that street cone!!!
    - The photos of the buildings is the area where Fengwei & i are staying..
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    So you like Picadilly circus and Leicester Square?

    I am quite amazed how clean the trains look. I mean, I never seen them look so clean before except when the district line trains got revamped to their present style. This is a picture of the old look.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CO...at_Barking.jpg

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    Default Even the lighting inside the restaurant has the same theme..

    ..i don't know if it's a coincidence or it already used a pink lighting before ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    So you like Picadilly circus and Leicester Square?

    I am quite amazed how clean the trains look. I mean, I never seen them look so clean before except when the district line trains got revamped to their present style. This is a picture of the old look.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CO...at_Barking.jpg
    so far those are the areas for 1 night..was't totally packed but had a lot of people (esp. tourists)..
    *Btw, the name of the station Leicester is actually pronounced "Lester"...

    As for the train/Tube areas, i assume they cleaned up the stations, tracks, trains just for this OG..
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    very nice. stirs up a lot of old memories from the secondary school days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    very nice. stirs up a lot of old memories from the secondary school days.
    was that before the war?
    So you haven't back since then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanY View Post
    was that before the war?
    So you haven't back since then!
    left in 1992. went back for a quick holiday in 1998 to meet up with some old friend for a couple of days. and that's it.

    now regretting not going this Olympics now. would be awesome to go around, see the old places, hang out with Chris and all you guys. ah well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    left in 1992. went back for a quick holiday in 1998 to meet up with some old friend for a couple of days. and that's it.

    now regretting not going this Olympics now. would be awesome to go around, see the old places, hang out with Chris and all you guys. ah well.
    you're only 8 hours away

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