It’s been one long week! I’ve been getting home tired every night, if not from work then just from getting out and about. There’s so much to see in London!
I went on a photo shoot this week! We had to take shots for a posh restaurant, so myself and another intern were there to help out with the equipments. We got to watch the creative director do his thing, taking photos and directing the models. It was awesome! But due to confidentiality reasons, I couldn’t take any pics. I can, however, show you the office :)
This is the other intern’s desk, but I sit right beside him, and stare at this view every day :)
This is my workspace. Can you spot the difference with British keyboards?
I also walked along the Oxford area, or West End Shops. They mostly had high-end brands, and many of them had at least 5 floors! I didn’t buy anything since I’m poor, but it was nice to see the different brands they have that we don’t. I also love how the old architecture merges with the modern one, making the place look so unique.
The lovely Tower Bridge :)
I also visited the Chinatown in London. It’s only a few streets really, but it was nice. Can’t say the shop owners weren’t trying to rip people off though. I could have bought a lot of the things there for much cheaper back at home. But if you just looked at the price tag, it’s the same number as ours. In reality, it’s x2 the price because of the conversion rate. Eek!
After I walked out of Chinatown, I was near the Piccadilly Circus area. And guess what I saw? M&M World! I never knew there was such a place!
They have all the different colours and flavours of M&Ms you could possibly imagine. I mean, look at this wall!
I visited the Design Museum yesterday. There wasn’t a lot of print design, or I may have missed it since the current exhibition is of architecture and product design. The first floor was also closed, so I guess I went on a bad day. Still interesting to see!
Can you believe this is a chair?
The most interesting part for me was the YikeBike. It’s basically a re-invention of the traditional bike. The rider would sit on top, and the handles are on the sides instead of in front. It’s also very light, and you can fold it up to carry in a bag! I would love to have one, then I wouldn’t need a car (unless I had a crapload of stuff to carry)! I really hope we get to see this in use soon!
Today I visited Brick Lane, where all the vintage markets are. I didn’t take any pictures, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. I actually love markets since there are so many interesting things you’d never see in your traditional set of brand named stores. They sold a lot of old cameras too.
That’s all I have so far. I kind of miss home, and wish other people came with me to explore :( But it’s alright, I should be independent.