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