Thursday, November 10, 2011

Notting Hill Carnival 2011 in London!

Finally MY LAST ENTRY ON LONDON!!

I spent my Monday of my 2nd last week in London at the Notting Hill Carnival, which is the largest festival of its kind in Europe! It's a Caribbean festival so it's all bright and colourful :D
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Lots of vendors selling these whistles and we bought to join in the crowd!

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Cuz of this carnival, several train stations were closed due to the crowd. So we had to alight a few stops earlier and walked all the way to the venue~ Saw so many cool young hip teens all ready to rock this carnival on the train. They appeared in all sorts of face paints and weird hairdos hahaha!

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left pic: YES CHECK OUT SHE'S BARING HER BUTT, really win.
Right pic: YES CHECK OUT THE O.o CROWD! Mad packed!!

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Caribbean music was blasted all over so the performers were all shakingzshakinnnshakeezz~

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THE POLICE TOOOOO CUTE!!!!

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~.~ SO MANY PEOPLE

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After the carnival, you'll find alot of stalls selling caribbean food and beers!! Movable trucks would be there as well with all the loudspeakers etc, and they started blasting r&b music while the people would drink and party at goddamn 2PM CAN U BELIEVE IT?! People getting drunk and wasted at 2pm will kinda be weird in singapore, but it's ohso-normal in london!

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Saw 100000000000 people drinking this local beer and i just had to try it and shared it with my Sis! I'm not a big fan of beer, but this is surprisingly GOOD. Thumbs up! Keeps my stomach warm as well on sucha chilly weather hehee

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Caribbean food YUMMYYYYYY!!!!!! I WANT SOME NOW NAH

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everyone would just sit along the street, eating, drinking, chatting....

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YEA!

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People partying at BROAD DAYLIGHT haha unbelievable!!

After the carnival, i brought Laura & Siling to Hummingbirds for the awesome red velvet cuppies!
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Brought some back for my sis as well who's slogging her guts out at home :(

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And this is my very last day in London!

I came to London alone, and went back all alone as well cuz Sis's just too busy to send me off :( But this time round i'm so much smarter! Decided to take the coach to the airport instead of lugging the luggages again up&down the train stations ;)

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I remembered my flight was delay by almost 2hours (CRAP!!!), i was so bored i decided to go shopping inside the airport! AND I SPOTTED HELLOKITTY!!! Wanted to buy the kitty holding onto the UK flag one but the price just doesn't justify why i should even buy it~ wellzwellz.

Sometimes, i think i'm really independent. And i learnt so much more about myself after this trip. One thing for sure - i'm not direction idiot anymore HAHA. So many times i had to navigate myself using maps around ALONE. And I actually cannot believe i kind of went travelling 'alone', 2weeks with the folks, and another 2weeks almost alone, wandering and exploring the different streets in London...
Really got to thank my parents for bringing up me as an independent girl. Hey yoz at the age of 9 i started having ownership of my house keys, i took the public bus to school daily from Tampines to Bedok. So I guess i pretty much grew up without really having the need to be reliant on someone else to takecare of me.

Nuff' said, I MISS LONDON.
I still occasionally picture myself walking down the streets at Victoria and Oxford Street :(

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