It’s been awhile guys, winter is here and it’s time to do something with my time spent warm indoors.
Who is Qin Shi Huang?
Qin Shi Huang was the founder of the Qin dynasty and was the first emperor of a unified China. What’s the relevance here.. Chinese Brian is back!
So, in true Brian style he informs me on Friday night at 11pm that he’ll be landing from Beijing to London Heathrow 10am on Saturday morning, so let the games begin.
Before we get to a Christmas’y weekend, maybe a look at a few things that have been happening this month in London.
Well, tis the season to get smashed and invade London.
Santa Con – Because what screams Christmas more than thousands of cheery young professionals storming London on a Saturday morning, then stumble back early Sunday morning.
Well my Saturday was going to be a bar crawl anyway, so what was an extra £20 for a crappy Santa outfit!
Ended up getting my ticket bought for me which was great, but I was unable to use my phone to contact anyone I knew there by the evening. Santa says that port you left out for him really did him in!
London really has outdid itself.
It doesn’t matter where you are in London you’ll always find something to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Ask any single guy what he’s been doing in the evenings this month and he’ll reply ‘ice skating’ with a scrunched up face, then blurt out how many times he’s been followed by a sigh.
What better ice rink to spend those tinder dates at then the natural history museums in the expensive area of Kensington! (I’ve been 3 times and I can barely skate… Sigh)
So what should have I been doing since I can hardly skate.. well here are a few alternatives…
One of the many Christmas markets
Eating Cinnabon, INDOORS, it’s bloody cold.
I guess take her shopping so she can help with gifts for my mom and sister.
On the topic of gifts, we head back to Brian. I guess I got a gift myself, Brian had come back to claim something he’s worked 5 years towards, with a little written English help from yours truly.
Brian now has a masters and goes off to New York to shop/look for a career, it’s good to know I have another buddy over there when I arrive. He’s also became a partner in a gambling company in China and I’m left thinking… if Brian can achieve this… Shit… I’ve got to learn Mandarin.
See you soon buddy!
Photo of the author and his mate.