updates on my life (because i’m still alive)
Basically, I’m in London.
And I’ve been chilling here since Christmas Eve. Or since 10 pm of Christmas Eve.
Because easyjet decided to cancel a flight heading into London on Christmas Eve and stranded everyone in Charles de Gaulle for a good 10 hours. I’m over it.
Anyways, quick observations on the British/London:
- Too much blond. Too much tall. It is near impossible to blend in amongst Brits when you’re short/Asian.
(Unless, of course, I’m hiding amongst the ridiculously tall. Then I might as well be a spy with how much info I overhear.)
- The Tube is shit. There are always sections of the Tube closed off because of planned engineering. There also always seems to be sections of the Tube closed off because of…I actually have no idea, but I’d rather not be informed of this mid-travel. Also, why is it so difficult to read the maps? If 1 line deviates into 2 different places at one station, can you please mark off better which platform leads to which place?
- I have never hated a currency as much as I hate the pound. Why would I even shop here if the prices are the same numerical value as American prices… but in pounds?
- Though, I love the fashion. However, it is the fashion of those inured to the cold. In Paris, I would be on the metro, and nearly everyone will be in a wool coat and all in black. In London, I’m on the Tube, what I see: color… and then leather jackets, sweatshirts or just a sweater???
Dear People Who Are too Cool for Actual Jackets: teach me your secrets, save me a fortune.
- Judging just on the sheer availability of vintage shops here… but retro is in. (Well, this and the fashion.) And it’s not just girls going into these shops/boutiques… there are guys going in in equal ratios.
- Doctor Who is less prevalent than I expected. Sure, every souvenir stand makes sure to have Doctor Who merch, but it’s more like, “meh, Doctor Who…” Someone described it as being so British that it’s normal —> less rabid British fans.
I would totally live in this city.