Thursday, November 29, 2007

Football Match

Yeah, another first for me. Watched a football match live here in Leicester with a colleague. He got two free tickets from another colleague, and ask me to tag along :) The match is Leicester City vs Cardiff City, score 0 -0. Was waiting for goals, Leicester City has quite a lot of opportunities, but they missed it everytime. The stadium is almost full with fans, mostly locals.

The mascot on Leicester City football club is a fox. My colleague told me its because Leicester used to have lots of foxes, even in the city!

Anyway, I heard that they didnt performed really well, and are in the second league. The rugby team in Leicester, Leicester Tigers, is more popular here, coz I heard they are really good.

See here for the match report.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Introducing Taramosalata

Taramosalata... what a name! is a new food I tried last weekend, recommended by my sis who lived here in the UK previously. I bought it from Marks and Spencer, and thought that it is an english food, apparently its not. Its Greek food, made from cod roe with lemon juice, and its pinkish in color.

Try it with toasted bread on a Sunday morning, tasted raw to me at first, but after a few bite, I do enjoy it. Unfortunately, I had stomach ache just shortly after eating it. Nevertheless, I tried it again this morning (hehe, cant waste it just like that), and nothing happens. so, it was not the taramosalata that caused my stomach ache yesterday after all :)

I do have a small problem with the food here, always ask me to finish within 3 days after I opened it, and these includes milk, youghurt, ham, cheese, and yes, taramosalata! My breakfast for the next 2 days will be the pinkish thingy with bread!

quite a big tub to finish within 3 days!

on my bread :) yummy

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Highlights of the week

Finished reading Paulo Coelho 's The Alchemist within a week! It's a record breaking for me.... :) What a suitable time to have read this book about answering your personal calling and live your life in present. I need the strength and the inspiration the book gave me to go on in search of my dreams here :)

Within this week, I've got two bad news from two of my colleagues that they are leaving, one today and another this Dec. They are the only two are really sincere and friendly to me. I am not sure how am I going to passed the boring days in office, oh god. Guys, i.e. Sagar & John, I am going to miss you two.

I got a little present from Sagar yesterday, a chinese platter set with chopsticks! Just what I am looking for for months here, but cant find any chopsticks! Hee...

Monday, November 19, 2007

My first glimpse of snow

I had a preview of what snowing is gonna to be like yesterday night... yeah.. my first glimpse of snow. It was about 10 something when I went out to throw rubbish wearing a jacket, shorts and my flip-flops. First, I noticed the ice on top of the rubbish bin, touched it, then I look up at the sky...and I shouted 'oh god, snow!'

Then I quickly ran inside the house, jumping around, looking for my camera, battery and memory card. I took out all these coz I thought I wont be using my camera for a long time since I didnt plan to go anywhere. Then quickly ran outside again, and ran back in when I noticed I went out with my house slipper... haha.. changed to my flip flop, ran back out again to take pixs and standing in the pavement just to feel it coming down on my face... ha..A man passed by, and I think he must be thinking i am crazy.. standing out there with shorts and flip-flops :p

Anyway, I still think its too early to have snow! It didnt last long though & its just a mild one, the snow melted once it reached the ground. I checked again at about 11.30pm, the snow has started to melt.

Here are some pixs to share.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Wedding Bells

will be ringing tomorrow for Alind & Kong... It is unfortunate that I cant attend a best friend's wedding, coz I am stuck here in a town called...Leicester :p
Wish I could be there to join in the fun, especially with all members of the crazy family. I can already imagine what chaos the chi muis will caused tomorrow with their wicked plans to test the bridegroom & his 'heng tai'... hehehe

Enjoy guys! and my spirits will be with u... all chi muis :-)

Here is a blurred preview of their photos, I think I cant post any pics here coz they will have their own website...i think.

Cold Spell

The temperature has gone down down... down... On last thursday morning, whenI went out for work, its extraordinary cold and all the cars on the street have been covered with a layer of ice....
I was shivering while walking to where I usually wait for my colleague. His car was no where in sight and i guess he must be late because he needs to take care of the ice.
So glad when I saw my colleague's car approaching after i waited for a while. The meter inside the car was showing outside temperature is -1 degC!!!! When we past through a park,the grass on the field has all become white color.

Funny when I first saw the scraped ice on some people's car, I thought it has snow the night before! hehe, now i know....its only ice!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Eurostar is moving to St Pancras

tomorrow...and why am I so excited??? coz the midlands train thatI take from Leicester to London stopped at St Pancras station, this means I do not need to go to another station if I were to travel from Leicester to other europe countries, esp P-a-r-i-s..Hee..

The station does not looked like it is ready for eurostar this wed,thereare parts of it still covered up, and lots of construction still goin on.But, I think the plan is still ON...

a pix i took when I was in London last weekend...