I first started this blog four years ago, on the night I touchdown in Manchester. It was my first journey overseas, although flying from Miri to KL was technically “over (the) seas”. Get the pun? Continue reading
This week, I’ve been to three live concerts/performances, in three different cities.
- Wang Lee Hom 王力宏 at O2 Arena, London
- Il Divo at Manchester Arena, Manchester
- Yundi Li at St George Hall Liverpool
These artists/bands need no introduction, so here are some of the best pictures I’ve taken during the show!
Wang Lee Hom
15 April 2013
The arena wasn’t completely full although the most expensive tickets, i.e. the floor seating and the seats closest to the stage has been sold out. The crowd was full of Chinese people; it’s rare to see any other races there, but we did! Lee Hom concert was very lively with all the stage performances, dances and featured short clips. Photography was allowed, and I had to juggle between taking videos and pictures. #firstworldproblems. HAHA!
I had to feature this picture below. Simply beautiful!
He ended the concert with the song: Kiss Goodbye.
Il Divo & Katherine Jenkins
16 April 2013
The following day, I came back to Manchester from London and head to the second concert! I didn’t know until almost the end that photography wasn’t allowed, when a security guard came up and signaled me to take my camera down *tears* But on the bright side I managed to record the song “Mama”. When they sung “mama”, my heart melted inside. So. freaking. GOOD!
The lighting in this concert was brilliant – I bet the Live Concert CD (if there is) is going to be amazing.
Quite the entrance, eh?
Three extremely crazy fans!
They ended their performance with “Time to say Goodbye” 😀
19 April 2013
I went down to Liverpool for less than 6 hours just to walk around and listen to him play. This made me miss my (out-of-tune) piano just a little bit. Loving the architecture of the building – I should have been a civil engineer instead.
As it was clear that photography wasn’t allowed, so I only took a picture of him after his final song.
And this marks the end of my concert week.. 🙂
Someone asked me, which of these are the best? There are all different.
And perhaps that is what makes them special.
I love taking pictures of food, especially those with good presentation. Although we are working around busy university schedule, we occasionally take the time to dine out, sometimes we want to try something new, other times we stick to the usual chinese cuisine. While this is not a food blog, these are some of the nice places and cuisines I’ve eaten around Manchester.
Our most frequent visit in our first two years in Manchester. The price is reasonable and it comes with free sesame seed balls!
A choice of hot pot or karaoke room!
Ocean Treasure 235
Located at near the AMC Cinema, the food presentation is impeccable. We only come to this restaurant for special occasions like birthdays.
Best dimsum place in Manchester! Some may argue that Glamorous is better, but pacific is nearer!
Victoria Park M13 0HR
I came here once after my design project. It was quite a long bus ride from my place… but it is my first try on Arabic food. Don’t really know what the dishes are called, but each gives a unique taste to my palate.
Deansgate M3 2LB
While this place is well-known for its steak, being a non-beef eater I had fish and some had lamb. I hear the steak are amazing, but what’s even better —- the complimentary freshly baked bread!
Spinningfields M3 3HF
The food is pretty standard but the drinks are quite interesting. Should definitely try some cocktails.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK)
While GBK has many franchise worldwide including Malaysia, it is my first time I’ve heard of it. The atmosphere is nice, and the greek lamb is amazing. It is my first time trying skinny fries too 🙂
Hulme Hall Lane, M40 8AD
City Centre M2 4EQ
East Z East
Princess Street, M1 7DG
HAHA, i always thought this was pronounced “East-to-East”. This place offers high service and good environment with moderate price.
Oxford Road, M1 5QS
Although the food is good, this place offers inconsistent service. Been here a couple of times and sometimes the service is tuh-rie-ble..
Best spaghetti carbonara I’ve tasted! (And I’ve tried spaghetti carbonara in Italy as well).
City Centre, M1 5EE
Deansgate M3 2ER
City Centre, M3 2WY
A semi-fine dining so we dressed semi-casually for dinner!
Located just opposite my apartment, I’ve frequent this restaurant over the past four years for so many times I’ve lost count. There was a secret basement place that offers food half the price, but they decide to remove it (after a fire?) in my final year.
City Centre M2 4EG
Deansgate M3 2FW
Princess Street, M1 6HR
I Am Pho
Chinatown M1 4HF
Excellent service and food!
Handmade Noodle King
TEAS & DESSERT
BEST SECTION FOR LAST! 😀
This place plays korean songs – unfortunately I’m not a fan. But the snow ice is worth coming back for.
We order a lot of our birthday cakes here.
Teacup and Cakes
After much recommendation, I decide to give this a try – and it’s worth it!
Hehe, if you’ve reached all the way to the end of this post, congratulations! There are about 100 pictures in this post! 😀
Are you hungry now?