Saturday, April 25, 2009

Journey of a lifetime - 3

As we circled over London, the same familiar scene welcomed us - a grey, gloomy and wet city below---but it was such a welcome sight to me. 

With my boss (then) and the driver(centre) of the limo

The thing about this city is that it's so old and such a drag ! BUT- its got character ! -- and I love it.  Walk down the streets and the grey buildins surround you. The wet, the grey sky in winter.

In Oxford Street with collegues-me looking tired.

Anyway we soon settled in a hotlel near Oxford Street. All my collegues decide to leave all the arrangements to me as I was  familiar with the place. So the first thing I did was to rent a Merc Limo to take us round. We visited University East London, Westminster University and the Middlesex University. Of all I thought Middlesex an interesting visit with its many campuses. The one we visited was actually a renovated warehouse or something. But the bright daring colours that they used  would make you thing its an Art and Design Institution when its actually an Engineering Faculty !

The Middlesex University Engineering Faculty

Anyway after all our visits I went separate way from my my collegues. They were going to have a day or two free, but for me, I am officially on leave for a week. So that evening, packed my bags say my goodbyes to companions of a few weeks, and make my way to Kings Cross Station to Leceister to my sister's place, spend a night there and then a long train ride to Dundee to see my son. ( Hmmmmm , from here on, I'll be using my own money---not the company's---kind of sad---heheheh)

My son's block of apartment 

In Dundee, it was my first visit to see my son . Although he had to attend his daily lectures , I always manage to do thing on my own.

the inside 

Like father like son--he started his hobby as a hi-fi enthusiast. The above pjoto was sent to me by him, and this time I got to see it --for real

what was written on the back of the photo he had sent me ..

After a near one week in Dundee, I make my way back south to begin my long journey back home and back to reality.(Athough, two months later , I would be back here with my family enjoyng a winter holidays with my son again!).

So thats it...

6 comments:

HELAS said...

Now already in Chapter 3.. heheheh.. looks like here we got a new character.. that is ur son.. heheh... i feel like that i read comic books, or some series stories..

Good story, besides we can get new info here, also i can understand a little bit about (the Writer).. hehe..

i wonder.. if i still sit in my hometown.... Sure i'm still not expose with all of this info...hehe

sunnysideup said...

well helas--who else can I write about if its not my son or my two daughters....
Anyway, I have never really put all this experience in writing until now.

My mood swing in this blog is extreme. As you can see---in my next posting--its a totally different ball game.
Sometime its can just be a welcome note to someone who became a follower of my blog OR it can come in Chapters !
The beauty of blogging !! I'm glad I chased you guys into blogging !

iRiSS said...

i think in some times soon will be out..

"my precious biography"

hehehe..i will definitely purchase it sir heheh =)

sunnysideup said...

I'll give you a signed copy iriss---heheheheh....and hard cover too...

HELAS said...

For the 1st time join this community, a bit blur.. but after follow ur blog almost 1 year.. lots of interesting topics i found.. one more thing that really2 help me is to improving my knowledge about English.. lots of new word i found every time i read through any posting.. keep on posting sir, as u said this is the beautiful side of blogging.. i'll become ur loyal reader and commenter heheh...

->Oiriss
yai have to purchase?? alamak...

sunnysideup said...

Anytime you're welcomed helas...to reading and commenting as well !