Our first date was in the winter where it was holidays season for everyone. Like any Malaysian normal date, we had dinner and a movie. What not so normal about it was the fact that it's so freaking cold and was in a different country. London of course as that time Fairuz was a senior in Imperial College. Well I on the other hand was a grad student in King's College. That night was as cliche as it is as it was probably one of my best night I've ever had. But apart from going out with a total hunk, I love the night life and the vibe London can offer. The happenings of young hot 30 something girls night out to the club, the lack of school greasy-kids, the lights and painters painting tourists portraits in the middle of an open space. Somewhat uptown but with romantic air to it. We went to the heart of London, Leicester Sq for a movie. This is where all the box-office movie premier is held which explained why the tickets are much more expensive than a normal cinema.
And tinseltown for the dinner. Tinseltown is situated in Farringdon, just north east of central London. Tinseltown is owned by a Muslim, hence the halal foods. It's an American/Hollywood inspired style diner which is famous for its milkshakes. It's cosy which made it a perfect family place and a night out with friends as pictures of hollywood celebrities hugging the diner's owner hanged on their wall. This place is also famous for birthday celebration as the diner would announced to the public that it's someone's birthday.
The food is great especially when it's in big portion. And you gotta love the milkshakes. My fav is vanilla and peanut butter. So every year in order to reminisced back our dating day or when we feel that it's been a while that we spend some quality time together, Fairuz and I would go out to the same place.
Our stop would be the Piccadilly circus where it's a famous tourist spot for taking pictures at the fountain with colourful billboard as background. We would then walk along the street to Leicester Sq. This has always been my favourite activity. You can never get bored of it.
The cool ambient wrap around you and people going in and out of theatres and clubs wondering what are they celebrating amuses you. I love going on the back alleys from the Regent street. This is where you'd find London's secrets of old building and expensive restaurant with great Italian foods. The sight of security officers everywhere doesn't intimidated you instead it makes you feel secured. Nothing could go wrong except when there are drunk men talking gibberish and swearing ever so loudly at someone random. And their smell makes me want to puke. This is where the security comes in.
Because London is known for it's historic city, everything from very old to very new is kept cherished. It's something they are proud of. I've never had interest in history until I live here. Even to the smallest detail of history they still kept it alive. To them it's a story worth listening to. This city makes the love story of 2 people a history like they did to mine. But they kept it in the air. Until today this story of ours is felt every time we passes by. Because even for a very old broken love story is kept in the window of a shop for the public to view.
I wonder if Charles were here will he reminisced his love life too?