Sunday, 13 January 2008

James Bond stamps

Ok, this blog entry is officially a geeky one but I don't care. I recently saw some stamps that I couldn't resist buying. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Ian Fleming's birth and the British Royal Mail released 6 James Bond stamps, with 24 different book cover designs of 6 Bond novels. (If you didn't get that, feel free to... er... read it again). I didn't buy it in London but the postcode on the stamps show SE1, which is a nice touch as SE1 is the location of the British Secret Service headquarters in London. And starting from April this year till March 2009, there will also be an Ian Fleming and James Bond exhibition at the London Imperial War Museum where there will be... and I kid you not... Halle Berry's bikini from Die Another Day on display. And of course, the next Bond movie will be out before the end of this year. Now, if only Matt Damon is not too old to do another Bourne movie!

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

December trip - London

New Year's Eve was spent in London staying at my friends' place. This is my second trip to London and I still like this place but London is not the place to be on New Year's Eve if you don't like crowds! The city was packed, and a lot of the people walking around weren't even speaking English, which I thought was kinda cool actually :) I decided to give the fireworks display at the London Eye a miss, instead I opted for dinner and champagne at home with four friends. New Year's Day morning was spent with my friend Christine at the National Science Museum (yes, a museum on New Year's Day) and although I normally find museums boring, I have to admit the National Science Museum is quite amazing. I wish I had a place like this to go to when I was a kid.

And on New Year's Day evening, Christine and I went to watch the West End musical Buddy, the story of Buddy Holly. A nice, quiet way to usher in the New Year with some good friends :)

November trip - Edinburgh / Inverness (Scotland)

It's been ages since I've last written an entry. The past few months have been really busy, working at the theatre, designing my website, putting my showreel together and also going on a couple of trips :) In November, I went to Scotland with Wilson, my former flatmate. Our first stop was Edinburgh - a beautiful city but unfortunately, it rained almost every day we were there! Still, it was nice to get away for my first real holiday in almost a year (day trips not included). From Edinburgh, we went to Inverness, in north Scotland. Inverness is known as 'The Gateway to the Highlands of Scotland' and it was just amazing! The scenery was just spectacular and instead of the rain, we got blue, sunny skies! One of the places we went to was Loch Ness, home of the famous Loch Ness monster, but tried as I did, I couldn't find any sign of Nessie :(