I sorted It



I sorted it in Brit speak means, I got it done, i worked it out. In this post I sorted a lot of my flat issues.



at Henry Root in south kensington. Henry Root was some famous writer who wrote funny complaint letters to various companies and corporate entities in the 70's or 80's or something. the restaurant is named after him and is delish. Artichoke, bread pudding



my first round of british groceries. i tried that canned ham in the back hoping it would be like spam and it is a poor imitation. the duck eggs were good, richer than chicken eggs. the cheeses were both acceptable. not something i would buy again given the wide selection at the store. I'm on a mission to try every cheese. seriously i love cheese.



Lucy took me to a slew of these kind of furniture shops in our neighborhood.



everyone knows what this is don't they? its the infamous swedish meatballs which means i'm at ikea.



i had to resort to ikea in the end because of price and need. I have kind of specific needs when it comes to a drawing table because i draw directly on it. so i just went with what i knew would work and what i've had in every country i've lived in. god i hate ikea. this is how i took the whole unweildly thing home. it was kind of rediculous. i carried the biggest desktop, legs, an office chair, laundry rack, and floor lamp. at both stations that i had to transfer at tube or overground train employees helped me along. the MTA could take some lessons in british manners!



it was my mission to review 1 indian/bangladeshi/pakistani/curry place on brick lane a week. I have already failed and am a horrible food reviewr also because i only have like 4 adjectives to describe the food i'm inhaling, unless you count grunting. good, bad, no, yes. No and Yes aren't even adjectives. So the first place is Curry Bazaar, which is Bangladeshi.



i got chicken bhuna, it looks like its tomato based. if you are wanting fatty creamy tikka masala type stuff this is not it. it was nothing special. I guess the first thing i need to do is learn about indian/bangladeshi food first before i can even pass judgement on a restaurant. this was the first time i had chicken bhuna. British people have a far superior knowledge of Indian food than americans. They say Curry is the official food of Brittan (unofficially).



when we were walking along Lucy said all the cab drivers have to go to these schools here in this area to learn the "knowledge". I was like ok sure. she meant the "Knowledge" as in the actual name of the test they have to take where they have to memorize every street in London.



who is that little scallywag under my bed? why it's Wilfred Tanner, affectionately called Wilf. He is a _________ breed?



the book club. opening of this french guy and some other dudes exhibition. the book club is a cool spot and recommended by me. they have ping pong tables too.



the basement of the book club.



we went to Bei Bei's flat which is like 1 street over from the book club btwn shoreditch and old street. she pays 400 pounds a month for this place and it has an awesome 3rd floor outdoor patio thing. so lucky.



Bei Bei is from Beijing and just graduated from some masters in illustration course. Angel met her on Chinese twitter and so i met her through angel. we have pu'er tea on the patio.



she cut out her name for each one of these business cards individually with an exacto blade. crazy.



near shoreditch high street station. they are lit up like its an approved and commissioned street art area....



these taxi stands are few and far btwn in London and there are only a few left. you can hang out and drink tea in there.



oh it's the two people i hate the most from albany in one photo. Johnny ribiero and grace chan. grace passed through london for a day on her way to ibiza, spain.



Masako said there was a double rainbow where she was. DOUBLE!



oh awesome bob lets book out tickets now! come on don't you remember 70 years ago when we used to read agetha cristie novels with a flashlight under the blankets?



oh great attitude as usual Mel. Melissa came to london and paris for a vacation. It was all albany alumni, all day.



the W hotel bar.



my twin, only his shirt is probably better, mine is from uniqlo.



the night bus is not so bad if you know what you're doing. they come about every 20-30 minutes. in NYC, tokyo, seoul, beijing, barcelona, there is no night bus. the night bus is awesome actually. in NY you would be waiting that long for the train, and in the other countries you would out of luck.



Braithwaite Street formerly know as Wheler Street. can they really do that?

2 comments:

Memorias de Oriente said...

Hola Jason, gracias por pasarte por mi blog! I think your spanish is pretty good. For editing I use final cut for mac, if you work with windown you could try Adobe premier. Looking forward to watch your travel videos. Enjoy the camera. Cheers

Beibei Nie said...

oh!!! I 'M SO HAPPY TO SEE MY FLAT AND MY TEA CUPS IN YOUR BLOG!