WorldSkills London 2011


Well, this was officially the first school trip for me with my new school. Let’s just say that despite the sore feet — I cannot express how much they hurt by the end of the day — the entire experience was fun. Yeah, there had been complaints about the trip being ‘pointless’ and such, and I understand and feel a little bit the same, but it’s was fun.

I mean, how could a trip to London with my friends be not fun??

Located at the ExCel London convention centre, WorldSkills showcased many hands-on skills from carpentry to floristry and from landscaping to fashion design. While none of the skills interested me enough to be considered as a choice for my future career, I’m sure other people benefited well from the convention. My friends and I more or less mucked about, and I took plenty of pictures.

Oh, and I’ve also acquired a pretty neat collection of university prospectuses. Y’know, for future reference and stuff… *grin* It’s good to know that I’ve got options. And despite how tempting the Not Going to Uni option is, I must be strong and keep away from it! ^__^ Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance


My mother and I toured Central London earlier this month — or maybe it was late last month, I’m not really sure. Either way, we were in Central London and we went all out: we sat on the second floor of double-decker buses and took as much pictures as we can. I was entranced by the English architecture, which definitely differed from the cemented buildings in the Philippine cities. You can actually see the history as you traverse the city streets.

Like I mentioned, I took a lot of pictures, and most of those pictures were of buildings. That kind of annoyed my mom, but anyway… Here’s the entrance gate of Buckingham Palace:

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful


This picture was taken at a Barrio Fiesta I attended in London. And yes, I am aware of how strange that sounds. A barrio fiesta… in London? I don’t really get it myself but judging from what I saw at the event, it was just a gathering of all the Filipinos in the area regardless of where you came from in the Philippines. There were lots of food and business stalls. It was basically just a business opportunity for those international call companies or whatever.

It was a fun day, overall. I had a lot of fun taking random pictures, especially of the sky and clouds. It really was a wonderful day, weather-wise. ^__^