Monthly Archives: November 2010

Lesson #75 – Check for refunds if incorrect deductions are made on your oyster card

Went through the Victoria gate yesterday and although I tapped my oyster, apparently the machine did not manage to detect my entry. When I arrived at Hammersmith, I tapped to exit and to be on the safe side, I decided … Continue reading

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Lesson #74 – What Good is it to learn another’s culture, and not your own?

Fresh thoughts out of 2 very good, thought provoking  films, caught at the Singapore film festival in London: Once again, I am reminded about how much I don’t know about my own home. Once again, I wonder why I can … Continue reading

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Did you know? – That Megabus offers one of the cheapest travel way within UK

It’s common knowledge apparently within the UK – if you book way in advance, a single ticket to any location(within the reach of mega bus services) can cost as little as 1 pound!! (plus 50p booking fee) However if your … Continue reading

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Did you know? – Birmingham with a grand total of 3 markets offers a wide array of selections!

Bull Ring Rag, Indoor Market, Open Market..What do you need? You name it, they got ít!! Was overwhelmed by the markets at first. Honestly, I was not even aware Birmingham was famous for their markets. Apologies for my ignorance but … Continue reading

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Lesson #73 – Racism truly exists in small towns

I guess probably everyone has read about it from somewhere. Everyone should have heard it somewhere somehow. The media has been reporting it all this while. But truly witnessing it – that’s still a shock imprinted on my mind. Was … Continue reading

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Did you know? – That Remembrance Day marks the German signing of the Armistice

I have noticed this red poppy flower pinned to the top of many folks in London quite sometime back. Initially, I had the impression that it was a brooch or perhaps a fashion design. Remembrance Day – a memorial day … Continue reading

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Lesson #72 – London Buses do terminate halfway at 7pm

I took a later bus back today. It was dark. The second last passenger just alighted. For that instant, I got excited to be the only passenger on a 29-seater bus. Then the bus just stopped suddenly and the bus … Continue reading

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