Monday, July 11, 2005

Central London = Ghost Town?!

Despite the apparent "danger" that I face by taking the tube or bus, I felt that I would probably go crazy if I stayed home the entire weekend. Also, I had put off buying a television long enough. It must have been February or March when I first said I wanted to get a television (gasp!).. given that I haven't had a TV for the past 5 years while at university, it seems to be a bold move on my part.

The truth is, my flat is getting a bit too quiet and I need a bit of lively noise when I go home. Besides, it's about time that I reward myself for staying TV-less for over five years, missing all those shows everybody talks about. The downside is that I actually won't spend as much time watching TV.. thanks to my work schedule.

In any case, I've decided to plunge and get a TV. When I got to central London, what I saw was literally a ghost town! It was a Saturday afternoon, and the usually busy Oxford Street seemed empty, and stores were virtually void without any customers. Made my life a lot easier checking prices between different retailers. It was surreal though, seeing London so empty like that.

On the other hand, I have faith that Londoners will pick up the pieces and move on. After all, humans tend to forget things very, very quickly...

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