Waheyy, so since I happened to be in London on the day of the wedding, I decided to go squish with the crowds. The day was quite a fail, unfortunately. We came out of Green Park station but decided we didn't want to watch it on the big screen so we left and headed for The Mall, however, it became evident that all roads leading to The Mall were already blocked off so we decided to go for Trafalgar Square... By the time we were close to Trafalgar Square, the police had already blocked it off and we were told that the closest viewing point was now Hyde Park (FML). So, we set off towards back to Green Park, since it was on the way anyways, to push our luck to see if we could still get in. Of course, we couldn't so we ended up watching the ceremony and the procession on the Hyde Park screens. I have to admit, the experience wasn't what I expected, perhaps cause most of the people around me were also rejects from the other viewing areas, the atmosphere wasn't all so high and the speakers weren't loud enough so all we saw were the images - thank god for replays and news highlights. So after the procession finished we decided to make our way as close to Buckingham Palace as we could... to try and take a glimpse at the planes flying over. We stood and squished for around 30 minutes at a road which led straight towards Buckingham Palace but was blocked, deciding that we might as well just watch the planes from there.
So how did I get that awesome shot below? At around 5-10 minutes before 1.30pm (the designated time for the planes), the police started move us slowly down the road. It was like, raging havoc and massive partying all at once. People were screaming and cheering (whilst frantically walking as fast as they could). So we got to the side fence of the palace just in time to see the whole royal family on the balcony and then zoom went the planes right above our heads. And somehow, that last 2, 3 minutes made the whole day of pointless walking and redirections seem alright. So yea, the pic below is my prized trophy from the crazy day.
Maybe a better reward was that we went to China Town after that and I got to eat my first Cantonese duck & chicken in months. It was really good :D Up to my standards anyway. My cousin also got me bubble tea, which we literally lined up for a full hour for (their service was really slow but I guess everyone was in a good mood that day). That night we had Sichuan food so it really was a Chinese cuisine day. Spicy spicy :P With a French dinner in between (noms), yesterday we went to yum cha for lunch and damn, that place (named 'Yi Ban', near the city airport) is REALLY good - super duper authentic, it tastes just like the dim sum in Hong Kong. Best dim sum I've had in UK so far! My cousin's husband also suggested that they boil some chicken soup so my stomach's really filled with Chinese food these days :D how happy I am~ (storing up before I go back to catering starting Wednesday.. :/ meh)
The queen is looking my way! :D