Saturday, May 30, 2009

Britain’s Got Talent 2009 Winner!

Diversity, the hip hop dance group stands out from the rest of the finalists, took away the winning title for the Britain’s Got Talent 2009! This superbly synchronized dance group even beating the judges’ favourite Susan Boyle.

Congratulation to Diversity! All the best!

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Diversity win Britain's Got Talent!30 May 09

Diversity

The dance troupe Diversity beat Susan Boyle into second place to win the worlds biggest talent show.

Dance troupe Diversity have been crowned the winners of Britain's Got Talent 2009.

The ten-strong dance troupe from Essex and London gained the most public votes in the competition, beating Scottish singer Susan Boyle into second place.

Diversity's choreographer Ashley Banjo was blown away by the result, told Ant and Dec, "When you said our name I thought I was dreaming. Everyone who has voted - you have changed our lives".

The group have only been together since 2007 but with members aged 12-25 they blew the judges away with their incomparable 'transformer' dance routine.

Earlier this evening, Simon told them, "This is the only performance of the night, if we were giving marks, I would have given a ten. It was sheer and utter perfection."

Said Ashley, "To perform at the Royal Variety Show would be something we'd remember for the rest of our lives.

Boys, it's gonna happen. You have a cheque for £100,000. And in December you will perform for the Queen.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ahoj Prague! Europe tour Day 1 part 2

After the astronomical clock tower, I strolled around the square.

Horse cart in front of the Church of Our Lady before Tyn

Horse cart number 2

 

Horse cart number 3 in front of Church of St Nicholas ( not to be confused with another one near the castle)

Me!!!

Church of St Nicholas

 

 

Nice interior of the church

back to the square

it was a very hot day! you can see cloud patches on the sky and so bright!

  

Yes this is the Manhole!!

 

Guess where will I go next? It is definitely out of this world….

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ahoj Prague! Europe tour Day 1

Hello all! Yes I just came back from the fantastic sole traveller travel across Central Europe and still in one piece! Haha!

Right now straight to the main story as promised on the previous post, First day --- Praha (prague) Czech Republic!

Extremely early in the morning, 5 o’clock to be précised, I arrived at the EMA to get this extremely early flight to Prague. Why that early you asked? Ha, because Ryanair offers the flight for only 4 pounds, that’s why…

On the plane moments before taking off.

About 2 and a half hours later, I reached to a foreign land where English is not the first language. Oh dear… I am sure will have more adventures!

To get from the airport to the city, I opted for the cheapest option—52 koruna ( about 2 pound) which will get the number 100 bus to the nearest metro station. Oh, the metro ticket is included with that price too. Half an hour trip and yes I arrived in the central of the Praha!

Yes that is my hostel, and it is not haunted.

My hostel is absolutely wonderful, and the best thing is it provided normal bedding, not bunk bed for the price of only about 10 Pounds a night! Great! If you wanted to stay there, here is the URL for the Riverbank Hostel http://www.riverbank.cz/ Peter, who is quite fluent in English welcomed me to Prague. He shown me the room and the hostel facilities, and gave me a quick briefing on recommended place to eat, and tourist attractions. He even gave me the map and recommended the walking plan for my whole trip. Fab services!

After freshen up, to the Lesser Town (Old town) I went!

Why don't the graffiti in the UK all look like this? Nobody will complain if graffiti is supposed to look that good.

First thing I saw, a graffiti! A very meaningful graffiti to be exact, it is shaped as an infinity symbol, with the tanks and earth diggers lined up in front of one and another in that symbol.

From what I can interpret, it means the endless circle of wars ( tanks) and reconstructions (earth diggers). The artists ( can i call them that? this piece of work is so good) have expressed their view of what is happening lately in the world; with all the wars and re-construction happening, when will there be an end to war and stop re-construction—to move forward? Well, your guess is as good as theirs.

 

Reached the High Street. Wonderful buildings architecture.

Check this out!

Reached Obecní dům... Seriously, I am not making it up. It is the building name. Yes Obecní dům-- means municipal House. The perfect Art Nouveau structure in Prague.

   

And it is me!

The mosaic arranging in Municipal House

 

Prague typical road sign

View from the Powder tower

 

Powder Tower roof top

me me!

After a short walk to the town, I went straight to the famous astronomical clock! The person who built this clock is absolutely brilliant!

On each start of the hour start, the figures play the same scene: Death rings the death knell and turns an hour glass upside down. The 12 Apostles proceed along the little windows which open before the chimes, and in the end of the chimes, the cockerel flaps its wings and crows. To the right of Death, a Turk wags his head. Two figures on the left are allegories of Greed and Vanity. (reference: Insight city guide Prague by Discovery Channel 2005)

I will upload the youtube video later on how it actually looks while it was chiming.

Orloj or Astronomical clock standing majestically in the Lesser Town.

close up of the clock, top is the clock, bottom is a calendar, not just Roman Calendar, it has Lunar calendar too!

 

Your clock manual courtesy of wikipedia.

Me posed in front of the clock!

If you want to know more of the clock and wanted to see the clock mechanism, please visit http://www.orloj.com/ and http://www.wijzerweb.be/prague.html

 

So where will I go next? Check back here tomorrow for more!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Where have I been?

I just came back from a wonderland, guess where is it? This is the photo.. take a guess… a wild guess…

More travel blog and experience will be shared in this weekend. Stay tuned!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I am back

Hello all! I am finally back to the Island of the Great Britain! It was fun travelling in Central Europe, with new friends made, new experiences, and of course new stories and photos to show!

I’ll update all those things in these few weeks time, so the pending yet another London trip post will have to wait. Check it out.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tower crane pull up! Extreme morning exercise!

This you tube that I discovered nearly gave me a heart attack. No no, it is not those spooky scary stuff, this is the extreme height and life threatening stuff. You will get what i meant after you watch this video. Oh, and the stunts that these guys pull off made Jackie Chan stunts suddenly looks normal. Haha!

Oh and they are French. How do I know? Haha, because only French people wear a designer suit while pulling off that stunt. BTW, they are not using any wires too… crazy…

 

Heaviest snow in London, UK trip part 3

This is the continuity of the winter trip in London. Not much words, just great photos. First, this is British Museum.

british museum

 

chess set

The very famous Lewis chess set. more info here: http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/pe_mla/t/the_lewis_chessmen.aspx

battle ship   

Believe it or not, this is the clock. Whenever the hour strike, it will rotate and the figures all walking around on the deck. Great!

london eye

London Eye. Fantastic snow.

westminster

Big Ben from the high ground

westminster2

Another view

westminster 3

In front of River Thames

london eye2    

Don’t you just love London?

Monday, May 04, 2009

New blog layout- web 2.0 fully compliant

Hello all, as you might have noticed, I have revamped the blog layout, with a few extra things added for ease of use. Feel free to roam around the blog and report back to me if you encounter any errors or bugs.

Please do understand that this layout is still in a beta testing stage and I am still having a little bit problem of tweaking the location arrangement of the post title and date. ( It supposed to be TITLE, then followed by date stamp, not the other way around). If anyone wanted to help out on solving the problem, be my guest mate! haha…

Other changes will be implemented into the new layout as well, such as RSS feed is easier to accessed by using the top tabs, I included my Flickr URL on the top of the page. Now you can always come back to the main page by just clicking on the HOME tab on the top right of your browser.

More will come… Just give me some more time.. Haha!

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