i've been here for 3 weeks and i can really say that london's been nice to me =) although the hospital where im staying at is a bit "disorganized" in it's layout, the distance i have to walk to and from theatres is a good form of exercise. i get to walk going to "the slopes" which is also known as the heart of the hospital while basking in the cold london weather. temperature here's alright although the breeze could really turn my nailbeds blue sometimes, most especially during early mornings..but hey, im not complaining. i'd rather have this than have sweaty armpits all the time =p
the daylight thing also shocked me when i got here. at first, i had a hard time sleeping at my usual bed time (9pm) cos it's almost always sunny at this time and the sun goes back up again at around 4am. the sun here never sleeps but the wind is very very very cold. again, im not complaining =)
whoever said london is a high-cost living area is SO WRONG!!! almost everything here is cheap when compared to Philippines prices (well except maybe for toyo and suka and skyflakes which sell for approximately 1 gold bar each) like, you could get really nice sneakers here for 2 GBS (less than 140php) regular price or signature bags for about 1/4 it's counterpart philippine price. if i didnt have much control over my spending and food budget, i would've gone bankrupt in a week..sold all my clothes (which aren't that many anyway) and asked tourists in the subway for money.
this place is just soooo beautiful. the buildings are so historic,people are disciplined, they do what they say and people ALWAYS COME ON TIME! you can never feel cheated in london..unless you're just plain stupid and you buy overpriced stuff like souvenirs and stinky boat rides.
maybe someone should write a song about this city too..like how alicia keys made a hit song out of new york or how katy perry made something for california.
im gonna build my dreams around you, london!!