We happened to pass by this gallery yesterday after a morning spent at the Guy’s Hospital.
Anyway, the doorway to this modern gallery was wide open. It was so inviting so as we have plenty of time in our hands and plus the fact that it was drizzling a little, we went inside and was pleasantly surprised with the exhibits.
There was a shop where you can buy little knick-knacks.
I was treated to three geometrical rings and they looked
so cute as well. I also got a heartbeat designed bracelet.
There was also a very welcoming coffee shop with glass walls surround, so you can spend the time people watching around Great Maze Pond, near Guy’s Hospital and the Shard. This was only on the ground floor.
plastic 3d printing
printed 3d spine
Voice recorder machine
The first floor is where the exhibits are. There was that machine that records anything it hears, it is like a neural machine translator that predict or add words to what it hears.
There was that bee house that simulates ideal bee environment, with this machine, we will be guaranteed a healthy bee population and thereby pollination of our crops and trees.
There was, of course, that 3D printer which has been producing lifelike body organs. Unfortunately for us, the teacher to operate the printer was due to turn up at 1:00 pm and it was only around 11 am when we where there so we missed the actual exhibition of it.
I do recommend this place to spend a couple of hours in. The building is lovely and minimalist.
And most important they have lovely clean toilets in the basement.
As it is St Valentine’s Day today, the husband took me out for dinner. I fancied Korean and we have just the place to go. It is quite near us her in North West London. It is walking distance or travel by many regular buses going to Golders Green.
The name of the restaurant is Sarang, a Korean word meaning Love.
And it was lovely inside, with lots of chairs, benches and with the ubiquitous barbecue stoves embedded into each table.
When we got there at around 1;30 pm, there were already about 4 couples dining in.
Coffee & Vanilla is a Japanese Live-Action manga about a 20 year old girl and a 30 year old businessman.
Deep In My Heart is a Chinese drama about a heart transplant man who had gain superpower meets schizophrenic girl.
Emperors and Me is a Chinese drama about a couple who had been looking for each other through succeding dynasties.
Extraordinary You is a Kdrama about a girl who found out that she was not human but a character from a comic book.
Goodbye, My Princess is a Chinese drama about severe desolation that one needed the fountain of eternal forgetfulness to be able to go on living.
Hello Again! is a Taiwanese drama about former high school mates who hated each other. Then they meet again after ten years.
I HEAR YOU is a Chinese drama starring my baby girl, Zhao Lisi and Riley Wang. It is about a morose genius violinist falling in love with a feisty girl while pretending to be lovers during time together in a reality tv show.
KILL IT is a Kdrama about a vet who used to be a paid killer meets a detective with a heart.
KINGDOM is a South Korean Netflix original drama about zombies, starring two reliable actors in the lead: Joo Ji Hoon and Bae Doona.
LE COUP DE FOUDRE is a Chinese autobiographical drama of author, Qiao Yi. It is about her romance which started in high school with her husband.
I had been so looking forward to Jollibee coming to the UK that I had cajoled the whole family to come with me and have some Chicken Joy and sweet spaghetti at this newly opened Filipino fast-food eatery.
So up we went.
From North London, we rode on a bus to Finchley and got the tube. After two train transfers we finally got to Earl’s Court, where Jollibee has opened. It used to be a Wagamama location.
It was easy to find Jollibee as very long queues of Filipinos from both sides can be found hindering doorways of nearby shops and restaurants/cafes.
We were gutted to find the long queues but to start with we were prepared to wait for a while.
To see how the restaurant looks more up close, I left the family to queue and have a look. There were bouncers at the door, very unusual for a fast food restaurant.
Then I heard someone whose ticket was being called.
Hang on, ticket? What ticket?!!!
I asked the bouncer “What ticket?”
He said I need a ticket to get in.
A more helpful Filipino in front the queue elaborated that only ticket holders can get in. When I asked where I can get the ticket, I was told that it was all gone as early as 8:30 in the morning.
This was dreadful.
Disappointment all around for my two grandchildren, their mother and father, my husband and most especially to me.
I did see the news that there were massive queues on the first day but did not expect that it would be the same a week post opening day.
Stacey, my daughter in law, had sent me a link that announces that Jollibee will stop the ticketing process and just serve on a first come first serve basis beginning today, 29 October.
Am I tempted to go back?
Of course I am but I will probably convince the whole family group to brave it out towards spring next year.
Hopefully, most Filipinos of London and UK have been sated with Chicken Joy by then! 🙂
Apparently, this London branch is only second in Europe. A Milan branch was opened earlier this year.