Saturday 24 October 2009

Happy 2 Years in UK!

Exactly two years ago I arrived at London Heathrow, breathed England’s cold air for the first time, hopped on my first black cab ride and headed to the Anne Boleyn hotel in Staines, Middlesex.

Two years ago I did not own a pair of boots. Now I have two pairs of knee-highs and a pair of ankle-length boots.

Two years ago I did not own a single pair of skinny jeans. Now I have 3. No wait, it’s 4. Errrm no. I think there’s one stuck in the laundry basket so, oh, it’s 5 actually.

Two years ago my hair was still a virgin in highlights. Now it’s a wonder it has amazingly survived the abuse of half-head highlights not just once, but thrice. There was one time I dared to go blonde. I just couldn’t resist the thought of going blonde and not having everyone staring at me because blonde is so common here. So I did it. It was not really blonde as in platinum blonde but only honey brown. Well it was too flashy for an Asian like me that every morning I got a shock looking at myself in the mirror. After a month I just couldn't take it any more so I bought an over the counter colour to tone it down.

I can’t believe it has been two years!

I started to enjoy reading Victorian romance novels way back in high school. My favourite are of Judith McNaught's. Since reading her books I dreamt of visiting England someday – stroll at Hyde Park, walk along the river Thames, shop at Mayfair...

I had never expected to visit London, to have done all that and actually live here. This has been my home since that day two years ago. I will be very sad indeed to leave it at the end of next month.

The river Thames and Big Ben.

Thames should be pronounced as temz, without the h and a hard e, listen.
Don't ask me why it's pronounced that way because I've asked lots of my colleagues about that and no one has given me a clear answer yet.

Today is also our anniversary. It is our 3rd year. How time flies! 3 years of long distance relationship. Harley works in Kuwait. So it doesn’t matter really if I am back in Manila or deployed in UK.

From Harley. Happy 3 wonderful years to us as well!

Three years, ang tagal nun. Difficult? Indeed. It is a lie if I would say otherwise. But our relationship has prevailed and it is going strong. How we’ve done it? Well, read my Keeping the Love Alive While You're Apart blog entry :)


deveykus said...

Oh wow, can't believe you've been there for 2 years. It has been a while since I last saw you.

lgeorgia said...

hi neth!
oo nga kaya see i'm excited to see you in december :)

aneshka said...

Happy Anniv Ninyo sis!

lgeorgia said...

sis nagdamgo ko gabii na gi tuli daw si caleb nya sige ka smile og ki-it sa iya tiil while gina tuli sya. unsa kaha meaning ato...?

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