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15th-Nov-2004 03:03 am
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
Here's an absolutely unprecedented and uncalled-for avalanche of images.



EHEHEHEHEHEH. There's a lovely Malaysian restaurant on this street. I wonder why I remember it so well.



From the Lake Districts:

I don't know why this sign made me laugh helplessly:









I could not resist that sign.



Here's my room, for amber_fire (because I promised you pictures):



I like doing before-and-after pictures. This was my room before I hit it:



And then there was:







giaan, xtremesaints, and That Other One Who's Always Talking About Spider-man, Orlando Bloom, and Many Strange Things:



(As to whether I should have used "I" or "me", I go for the former, on the grounds of this post on grammar, concluding that we were the subjects of that particular sentence)

Dinner:



Ducks in Kensington Gardens. I love the way they change direction simultaneously. It's like watching avian sheep.







That's my handwriting. And the chaos that is my desk in the throes of a Property Tutorial.





And I do actually own the Osborn Law Dictionary. It's course-compelled ownership.



Met up with clara_swift! *huge grin* And:







*grin* As clara_swift was so cautioned.

clara_swift is far, far better at chopsticks than I am. *runs away to Inner Mongolia in shame* And yes, she was not the one who was brought up in Asia. *dies*

This was dinner:





Had an absolutely fabulous time talking to her. She calls it "indulging in fannish chatter". *grin* I love the way she creates such involving stories, writes them with spectacular speed, and then moves on to the next epic. I love the way her AUs reinforce canon, and her fandom love. *grin*



We shared an umbrella in Trafalgar Square, as she says - putting it far better than I would have been able to. *smiles* It was lovely. *happiness*





I went up to Oxford for the first weekend of reading week (our half-term break) to stay with a friend, G.



(I can't believe people live there. That's All Souls' College, for postgraduate students)



I had formal dinner in my friend's hall. I was absolutely floored. They say grace in Latin, twice. And they have waiting staff to serve the students. A formal high table for the Chaplain. And three-course dinners.







That's the high table. And yes, they get better food than the students do. XD

And like any Harry Potter fan: Off to Christchurch College.



I saw this, and I was, "Oh my God, that's where Harry and Draco were standing the night they were in Hogwarts for the first time!"



And of course, the Great Hall. Which, like the Coliseum in Gladiator, looks far bigger in the movie than it does in reality.







I was highly amused by that one.













Down in the Yarra Valley:





A Chinese restaurant in Melbourne. I've never seen so many unusual items up on a menu like this:



With amber_fire:



I swear, this isn't about Spider-man, at all. Also it was my brother's idea.





With anyasy and lazydreamweaver.

This has got to be one of my favourite pictures of anyasy:



They took me to Koko Black, which is this absolutely mindblowing chocolate cafe.



Also anyasy bought me a box of chocolate, which reduced me to a wibbling I-do-not-know-what of gratitude. anyasy, I'm still looking for something to get you. Help? *whimpers*

And they brought me to this fantastic spectacles shop, which had a veritable treasure trove of metal art:



My first fandom, too!





(anyasy, I think you wanted this photograph for your brother?)



Scale model. XDDDD





Here's the Mid-Autumn Festival from back home:







And thus my fandoms are writ in lanterns carried into the night by the children of my homeland:



I wish I could say this was my favourite seat in the house, but it isn't. It's very pretty, though:



risax was with me when I took that particular picture. We were in my house watching an awful lot of DVDs, including "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". Which I bought on anyasy's advice, 'cause when anyasy says a film is good, I believe her. *grin* Her taste is far less questionable than mine.



Non-Legolas Fancier cousin (who's six this year) was responsible for THAT. This was our... 20th round of noughts and crosses/tic-tac-toe, and I was running out of symbols. So I used words. And shrieked with laughter when she used THAT symbol, of ALL symbols she could possibly have used.

And because I give the term "obsessive" a bad name:



Mother walked in on me photographing the television.

Her: "What are you doing?"
Me: "Um... Photographing the television."
Her: "Why?"
Me: "Um... Because this is a music video about Spider-man."






I was in the Tube Station at 6.15am to catch a 6.45am train. I have never seen a train station so utterly empty.



Where I stayed:





The Lake Districts in the fall:









This was near Wordsworth's grave:



The first robin to eat from my hand:



I was unspeakably thrilled.



Those sheep look so puzzled.

Comments 
14th-Nov-2004 08:04 pm (UTC)
My goodness so many images. You'll have to remind me to do something like this before I go to Japan. It's so fun to look at all of these!
17th-Nov-2004 05:55 pm (UTC)
*grin* I'm glad you like them! They were fun. *evil grin*

YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS! *smiles* It'll probably be twice as fun looking at your pictures!
14th-Nov-2004 08:04 pm (UTC)
Those are gorgeous pics. Thanks for posting them.
17th-Nov-2004 05:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you. *smiles* *hugs* Hope everything's going fine for you - hang in there!
18th-Nov-2004 12:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks. *hugsback*
14th-Nov-2004 08:06 pm (UTC)
Wow.That whole formal dinner thing looked so much like the Harry Potter movies.

And you room,where's the bedsheets?
17th-Nov-2004 05:59 pm (UTC)
That whole formal dinner thing looked so much like the Harry Potter movies.

Heh, yeah, it did! Maybe that's why the film-makers chose to film it there. It was fun! (Although the food you get in Harry Potter is far better. *grin*)

XD The first photograph is of the room right before I moved in, and the later ones just have my duvet/comforter over the bedsheets. They're blue - it's like sleeping in a sea. *grin*
18th-Nov-2004 04:44 am (UTC)
YOU MEAN THEY FILMED THERE BEFORE. lol i think i misread it...awesome!

14th-Nov-2004 08:14 pm (UTC)
Lost my reply to this. Ah well. Must be because you were still adding on to this post. Which means you're currently online. And that robin. Oh SO CUTE and fat and iwanttopinchit...

Wish I could be there. It's beautiful.
17th-Nov-2004 06:02 pm (UTC)
*cries* I wish I'd been able to see your reply!

And yes, ONLINE. XDDDDD

And that robin. Oh SO CUTE and fat and iwanttopinchit...

Oh my God, you would not believe how hard I laughed when I read this. *bursts out laughing* You. Are adorable. XDDDDD

Wish I could be there. It's beautiful.Wish I could be there. It's beautiful.

I wish you were here! *cries* And yes, it's amazingly beautiful. *hugs* Like you! ^_^
14th-Nov-2004 08:43 pm (UTC)
wow tons of piccies! Lovely!
17th-Nov-2004 06:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *grin* They were fun to take. *smiles* Even when it was in the Lake Districts, and I'd be this tiny person standing there in the pool of shopping/haversacks at my feet, intent on capturing that photograph. *smiles*
14th-Nov-2004 09:23 pm (UTC) - Photo spam!
OMG so many pictures.

That last one of the sheep is scary!

I like the robin. And the ducks. And the Alien table. XD

I never got a chance to go to Oxford, but at Kings College at Cambridge I recall they also have the opulent 3 course meal for students.
Can't believe they would actually let students use those halls - they certainly don't at Sydney University unless it's a function, in which case you'd have to rent the hall out.
17th-Nov-2004 06:14 pm (UTC) - YOUR WISH WAS MY COMMAND! XD
*huge grin* YOUR WISH IS ENTIRELY MY COMMAND! *points upward for evidence*

THE SHEEP. *DIES LAUGHING* HILARIOUS. I've never been so close to sheep, in all the four times I was up in the Lake Districts. OMG NO, you should see the OTHER pictures of sheep I had. The Lake Districts must have at least six types of sheep - you know, I'd always thought there was only ever one breed of sheep. Or perhaps two. XD They even have a particular breed whose fleece is black when it's a lamb and turns white when it grows up.

I LOVE THE ROBIN. IT WAS SO CUTE. ranchelle wanted to pinch it. I almost fell off my bed laughing because that was so cute, the wanting to pinch the robin. ranchelle can be so adorable, and will probably want to kill me if this is noticed. AHAHAHAHAHA.

Oh, the Alien table rocks. Check out the shop when you're in Melbourne, if you go there! ; )

You were down in King's College? *grin* THAT MEANS YOU WERE IN THE UK! CRY. Why wasn't I there then?

Yeah - the three course meals make me go WHOA all the way. Soup, the main dish, and dessert. Served to you. I never had it that good in my college hall. XD

OMG every student hall has a dining room like that. Mine apparently was already the average-sized hall, so there were vastly bigger ones. *dies* And they have formal dinner - EVERY DAY. And lunch there, TOO.

XDDDD In my university, we don't even have halls as nice as that. HEH.
17th-Nov-2004 07:46 pm (UTC) - Re: YOUR WISH WAS MY COMMAND! XD
*eyes you* I noticed that, you. *prods the fat robin and holds its beak between two fingers* (pet hen used to find that irritating, as irritating as tickling her under her wing XD)

Lovely dining hall. Very hogwarts ^^ I wonder if the school fees are equally grand @_@ But the meals. The meals. The meals...

Makes me think of how I was going all 'fwah' when I moved to secondary school and had the canteen of its own separate from the assembly hall. ^^; Obviously primary school facilities were really yucky (imagine sitting on oil and kicking away the bones of a chicken wing some inconsiderate kid dropped)
14th-Nov-2004 09:27 pm (UTC)
Amazing photos. You have such talent with a camera!

*is speechless!*
17th-Nov-2004 06:18 pm (UTC)
*hugs you* You have talent. I hope the classes are going well! *grin* And you know we'd love to see your work, should you ever want to post it! ; )
14th-Nov-2004 09:33 pm (UTC)
*squeal* a chris-update! chris! pictures! chris! pretty pictures! CHIRS~!

*wais at you*

i love the picture of the sheep.
17th-Nov-2004 06:34 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked the sheep picture! *grin* They just had such expressions, I couldn't pass them up. *smiles* I photographed them up in the Lake Districts, at a place which was almost an hour's bus ride away from where I was staying. *grin* Sheep are so strange. They really do flock. And they really do what everyone else is doing.

*CLINGS TO YOU* *BEAMS* *IS HAPPY*

*melts all over keyboard*

*happy!*
18th-Nov-2004 07:56 am (UTC)
*clings back* SHEEP~! baaaaaaa.
15th-Nov-2004 01:09 am (UTC)
PICTURES!!! ^____________________________________________^
We likes pictures muchly. Especially when they're from you =D

So many comments to make, where to start?


A signpost that says "Hot meals and Snacks" does not bode well for Peter Rabbit and friends.

What does that shop "The Sick and The Wrong" sell?! If I had seen a sign like that, I would need to go into that shop.

Your cooking looks far better than any of my attempts to reduce food to charred ashes cook.

Hm... I see something about LJ on your tutorial. Temperman LJ? Geff LJ?

I wish my school looked like that ;________________; So beautiful! Am totally intrigued by the name "All Souls' College". I wish I were there. The buildings. The lawn. The Great Hall. The trees in autumn. The lakes and the deer and the ducks and the robin and the sheep. AND YOU. *cries*

Strangely enough, I was in Singapore and I didn't even go look at the mid-autumn stuff. Hm. What was I busy with...? *ponders*

Thank you for your post dear, you brightened up my day =D
18th-Nov-2004 01:47 pm (UTC) - OHMYGOD PROFESSOR. *HUGS YOU TIGHT*
A signpost that says "Hot meals and Snacks" does not bode well for Peter Rabbit and friends.
Do you know how hard I laughed at this? This was SO GOOD. I loved it so much I had to tell my housemate. I think about it when wandering about in the house and burst out laughing again. XDDDDDD

What does that shop "The Sick and The Wrong" sell?!
Strangely enough, I couldn't figure it out! The shop below seemed to simply sell sporting gear, and upstairs just appeared to be residential accomodation. But the sign is priceless. Then again, due to my deep enmity with physical exertion, I'd say sporting gear is Sick and Wrong. *hides in a library*

WAHHHH. Am sure you can cook. *clings to you*

Hm... I see something about LJ on your tutorial. Temperman LJ? Geff LJ?
Not bad! Yep, those are Lord Justices. XD <3 course I'm studying, sometimes. Especially when statutes are "always speaking", and our lecturer feels the need to point out to us that, "Unlike, as in Harry Potter, the statute does not actually talk."

I wish my school looked like that ;________________; So beautiful! Am totally intrigued by the name "All Souls' College". I wish I were there. The buildings. The lawn. The Great Hall. The trees in autumn. The lakes and the deer and the ducks and the robin and the sheep. AND YOU. *cries*
*CLINGS TO YOU AND CRIES* I say the same for NTU, because YOU'RE THERE. *HUGS YOU TIGHT* I wish my school looked like that, too. XD *comforthugs* I've never seen you cry in comments! *hugs you tight* You all right?


Strangely enough, I was in Singapore and I didn't even go look at the mid-autumn stuff. Hm. What was I busy with...? *ponders*
I should drag you, the next time we're in Singapore together 'round that time! XD It was in Takashimaya, and due to my Kino-affinity, I adore hanging around there. And I love wandering about looking at Mid-Autumn Festivals, too.

What was I busy with...? *ponders*
*hugs* The evil that is school? Would that I could liberate you! *clings*

Thank you for your post dear, you brightened up my day =D
It means so much to me to be able to do that for you. *hugs you tight* Thank you. Knowing I can do that for your day makes me happy. *hugs you again*
15th-Nov-2004 01:56 am (UTC)
*ADORES YOU*

*ADORES YOUR PICTURES*

*ADORES YOUR COMMENTARY*

love,
mom
18th-Nov-2004 02:01 pm (UTC)
*ADORES YOU RIGHT BACK*

*HEARTS YOU, MOM*

Love,
Me

(PS - HAVE FUN! XDDD)
15th-Nov-2004 02:28 am (UTC)
Cool pics ^^

Rather random but i'm going back to singapore next year yayayaya i'm really excited ^^

Shame you couldn't come to LAC too i missed you ;_; *hugs*
20th-Nov-2004 08:39 pm (UTC) - I MISSED YOU TOO. *HUGS YOU*
*grin* Thank you! ; )

Shame you couldn't come to LAC too i missed you ;_;

I MISSED YOU TOO. *HUGS YOU* Hope you're feeling better now? *hugs* I'll be there for the next LAC, I hope! *grin*

Rather random but i'm going back to singapore next year yayayaya i'm really excited ^^

OH MY GOD YOU'RE GOING BACK TO SINGAPORE? *HUGS YOU* WHEN!??!?!?! PLEASE PLEASE LET IT BE WHEN I'M BACK TOO. *GRIN* I WOULD SO TAKE YOU AROUND. COME OVER TO MY PLACE!

I'M INCREDIBLY EXCITED! *GRIN*
21st-Nov-2004 01:27 am (UTC) - Re: I MISSED YOU TOO. *HUGS YOU*
^^ YAYAY LAC

When are you off to singapore? ooo i'm really excited now ^^
15th-Nov-2004 03:02 am (UTC)
Anonymous
It's great to see a view of Oxford from the eye of someone who doesn't normally live here.

If you come back to Oxford, you must make sure your friends take you to the Bodliean Library, The Sheldonian Theatre and inside Hertford College.

Sapientum
http://www.sapientum.com
20th-Nov-2004 08:45 pm (UTC)
Many thanks! *smiles* Thank you for visiting my LJ! You're welcome to stay around, if you're not freaked out by the things I get up to. *grin*

And many thanks for the recommendations on where to go! *smiles* I always need those. *grin* The Sheldonian's lovely.
15th-Nov-2004 04:00 am (UTC)
Half of the pictures didnt load T_T...

anyway, your room is really cosy looking! XD... and the posters!! *drools*
20th-Nov-2004 08:50 pm (UTC)
*apologises* I hope the pictures are working now? Photobucket has terrible bandwidth nowadays. >_<

*grin* I'm glad you like my room! *smiles* If you're ever in London, come over! ; )

*hugs* Hope you're feeling all right, these days? *hugs* All the best for the EOY preparation!
21st-Nov-2004 07:12 am (UTC)
Yes! Lovely.. absolutely lovely photos!! Especially the Great Hall O.o... The birdie and sheeps were very cute too!!

Eh-heh.. I doubt I'll ever have a chance go London... not in the near future... though I have a friend studying there now.

Frankly, I'm not alright T_T.. very paranoid recently, esp about work... I think everything at work is getting on my nerves... and my inability to catch up with the work is getting me very stressed and frustrated that I want to just hide away T_T...

EOY... havent have much done too...
15th-Nov-2004 04:04 am (UTC)
Chris~~
Pretty pictures... *starry eyes* Wow...

*random huggle*
20th-Nov-2004 08:54 pm (UTC)
*HUGS YOU TOO* *SMILES* Hope you're doing well! *grin*

I'm glad you like the pictures! ; ) Let me know if you want any in particular? XD Or if you'd like anything from London? *hugs you and smiles*
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20th-Nov-2004 08:59 pm (UTC)
I love the I love cheese cuz I really do love cheese
I love cheese, too! Which is perhaps why I loved that particular piece of grass-writing so much! GO US CHEESE-LOVERS!

All Souls' College reminds me of harry potter.
Me too! It's all imposing facade and sweeping towers! *grin*
15th-Nov-2004 08:14 am (UTC)
Rohan! I always used to walk past Rohan in Liecester Square and plan on photographing it for LJ, but I never did. You win!

Oxford is beautiful. It beats Cambridge.

Empty tube stations are scary o_0
20th-Nov-2004 09:03 pm (UTC) - *GRIN* LOVE THE ICON.
Oh, I've missed the Elrond "AH MOTHERLAND!" icon! *grin* Thank you!

Oh YES! I was so thrilled to find Rohan! *smiles* HEHEHEHEH. You can always take pictures of your Rohan! We can photograph Rohan Through the UK! XD

Oxford is beautiful. It beats Cambridge.
Seriously? *startled* *wonder* I thought it was the other way around! (Although I believe you, seeing as how I've never been to Cambridge *grin*)

Empty tube stations are scary o_0
GODS YES. *hides behind the seats of the tube stations*
15th-Nov-2004 09:07 am (UTC)
That's my dinner!!!!! Lol!!!

Lovely time, lovely pics, hun :o) And you say the sweetest things!!

::tacklehugs and smoochies::
20th-Nov-2004 09:07 pm (UTC) - *GRIN*
That's my dinner!!!!! Lol!!!
That it is! And you were very brave, to try so much at one dinner! *grin* And you were fabulous with chopsticks! *applauds* You're a role model for me. *hides* *grin*

And you say the sweetest things!!
*hugs* Because you do the most amazing things. *smiles* I just tell the truth. *smiles*

*TACKLEHUGS YOU BACK* *GRINS* *HUGS YOU* *BEAMS*
15th-Nov-2004 09:15 am (UTC)
Pictures! I'm sure I recognise the place in the Peter Rabbit photo; I'll have to try and work out if I've been there or not.

Glad you're having a good time!
20th-Nov-2004 09:08 pm (UTC) - *grin*
(Every time I see this icon of yours, I just have to tell you how much I love it. It always makes me grin)

I'm sure I recognise the place in the Peter Rabbit photo
*grin* It's up in the Lake Districts, in the town of Grasmere - on the way to/back from Wordsworth's cottage. *smiles*

*grin* Thank you! Hope the novel's going well, too! ; )
15th-Nov-2004 09:26 pm (UTC)
Woah .. tat's a lot of photos ^^
This is a very pleasent visual on slaught ^^
oh my, so many peter related photos .. *grins*

adore the sheep photo.. haha.. reminds me of a statement made on Top Gear : "... as harmless and boring as sheep..... "

All that wonderful fod.. *drools*
hmm i spy someone's culinery adventure ^^ Looks mouth watering.. (and i just had lunch .. ) *drool forming a puddle*

XÞ~~~
20th-Nov-2004 09:12 pm (UTC)
This is a very pleasent visual on slaught ^^
Glad to hear you liked it! *grin* I SHOULD MAKE MORE POSTS LIKE THESE!

Hope everything's going well in the new job? *smiles* All the best! ; )

oh my, so many peter related photos .. *grins*
*smiles* You noticed! *laughter* *hides* Yes, true enough! So many Peter-related photographs! XD

adore the sheep photo
Glad you liked it! *grin* I found taking the photograph incredibly fun. *laughter* And lovely quote! XD

YES! *grin* OH MY GOD. I WANT TO COOK FOR YOU. SO BADLY. *smiles*

Take care! And all the best! *smiles* Make sure you're eating well! *worries about your lunch* You're not hungry because you didn't have much time/didn't eat much for lunch, did you? *worries*
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20th-Nov-2004 09:13 pm (UTC) - *GRIN* *HUGS YOU TIGHT*
I WISH YOU WERE HERE. *HUGS YOU TIGHT*

Hope everything's going well for you! *hugs you again* Take care! *hearts you*
22nd-Nov-2004 03:20 am (UTC) - *cling*
*____* All those gorgeous photos. Shall now randomly comment on a few. Because i can.

Rohan! There's an Indian stdent in my IS school named Rohan. Heh ^^;

Peter Rabbit! i still have the Beatrix Potter books in one of the bookcases on the wall behind me XD If it was around when my family was in Oxford, i'm sure we'd have gone there.

The Sick & the Wrong? Hm, i didn't know my uni had a branch there *dryly*

All Souls College is beautiful. And their halls @_@ It's like steppin back in time and era. *looks at the picture of the plants below the first shot* Is that Venus flytrap behind the hydrangeas? o_o (Yes, this is a very random observation. i don't know why i'm so amused by that plant combination ^^; )

The photo of the buildings completely covered by climbing flowers (or are those leaves?) is so pretty! Another storybook scene; 'cept for the "i <3 cheese", perhaps XD

Taka fair! *drools at the pictures of the wagashi* i recognise those pieces on the little basket! *clinghugs* ^__^ i still can't bear to eat the little bunny one T.T; Too cute! *snugs the sugary bunny, and the bunny bearer*

Lake District: *_* i shall not even attempt to mar its beauty with my fumbling at words.

Should be studying T_T 14hrs to start of exam... *hugs again*
29th-Apr-2005 12:41 pm (UTC)
Wow, you're an awesome chef ^_^ *drools over your dinner* Hehe the campus looks amazingly beautiful! I wish I'd applied to England schools now. And can totally see the Potter resemblance, esp in those long tables with the lamps. In fact, I have a green lamp just like that from...what is it...more than 20 years ago O_O; Ah, nostalgia...
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