Leaving Mr K-E to his well-deserved hangover, I headed out to Bayswater this morning to meet my Aunt for lunch. We met at the "horse fountain" in Whiteleys before heading to Royal China for dim sum. Whiteleys is a large shopping centre with a cinema located in Bayswater. I like Whiteleys because it brings back lots of happy memories of childhood holidays and my carefree university days. It also has an interesting history - the first department store in Britain, the equivalent of Harrods or Selfridges but now divided into individual shops and restaurant.
The only problem with Bayswater is that it is infested with other Bruneians and you are bound to bump into someone that you would rather avoid. Yep, during lunch I spotted some people we were distantly related to but luckily I think they didn't recognise me, so I didn't have to do the whole "meet and greet" thing. Or maybe they did recognise me, and right now they are texting all our family members back in Brunei telling them how rude and snobby I am.
After lunch (restaurant review: OK but nothing to blog about), we got the 94 bus to Piccadilly Circus and walked around Chinatown and Leicester Square. Mr K-E turned up around 4:30, just before my Aunt had to leave to go to mass.
We decided to see Casino Royal while we were in town.
Review: Daniel Craig is burning hot! Action and fight scenes are good. Plot is imprenetrable, but you don't have to understand the plot to enjoy the movie.
Overall score: 8/10, good.
Mr K-E's highlight: The free-running stunts in the beginning, which are based on parkour moves.
Katie-Ella's highlight: Daniel Craig's incredible body. My tongue was hanging out.
He is actually a bit ugly, but no-one is looking at his face :P