Tourists Like Sanjay Patil Flock to London for its Rich History and Modern Attractions

Even without its 2,000 years of history, London would still be a popular tourist destination. As home to such world-recognized English icons as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Big Ben, London is one of the leading destinations for tourists like Sanjay Patil.

London offers visitors a culturally diverse assortment of historic sights and royal pomp and pageantry set amidst a modern-day world capital that is as varied as the 300-plus languages spoken by its residents. Its status as one of the largest cities in Europe means that visitors like Dr. Sanjay Patil will have no limit to the dining and cultural experiences available to them.

Residents of London take pride in being ahead of many of their European counterparts. Its eight million residents make London the most populated city in Europe. A $200 million apartment in the Hyde Park area of London became the most expensive in the world when it sold in 2011. The oldest subway system in the world is the London underground that went into service in 1863. Its 253 miles of track make it larger than similar transportation systems in Tokyo, Paris and New York.

For tourists like Sanjay Patil MD, the difficult task is not to find something to do while in London but in finding the time to do everything the city has to offer. The art and treasures of 2,000 years of history are on display at the Tower of London, the National Gallery, St. Paul’s Cathedral and other galleries and museums throughout the city.

The West End area of London is home to the city’s major attractions including shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and theatrical offerings. Oxford Street runs through the West End and, at 1.5 miles long, offers Sanjay Patil and other shoppers more stores and shops than such world-renowned shopping meccas as Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Other West End must-see attractions include Carnaby Street, Piccadilly Circus, the Chinese gates and Selfridges. Nothing surpasses the theater offerings of the West End. With at least 40 theaters offering musicals, dramas and comedies, the West End of London rivals Broadway in New York City for the theatrical choices available to visitors like Dr. Sanjay Patil.

One of the pleasures of a trip to London is having such attractions as London Bridge, Madame Tussauds, Tower Bridge, Baker Street and St. Paul’s Cathedral within walking distance or a short ride on the underground from each other. Budget-conscious visitors will find Hyde Park to be a 350-acre pastoral gem in the heart of the city. Hyde Park offers a woodland setting with ornamental gardens, a large lake and a meadow.

A highlight of any Sunday visit to Hyde Park is the section of the park known as Speaker’s Corner. Authorized by an act of Parliament in 1872, people gather at the corner of Park Lane and Cumberland Gate to listen or participate in speeches, debates and oratory on a range of topics limited only by the imagination of the speakers. In the past, such notables as Karl Marx and George Orwell have used Speaker’s Corner to express their beliefs.

Tourists like Sanjay Patil discover that what London has to offer is as varied and diverse as the many neighborhoods and districts that come together to make this one of the most popular destinations for world travelers.

The Opposite Of What We Are Or What We Have

Generally, lahat nang tao sa whole universe (lalong-lalo na babae) ay gustong-gusto makamit ang opposite nang kanilang let say APPEARANCE. Okay, let me give you an example: SKIN TONE

In Germany:
Noong nagtrabaho pa ako, during summertime kapag lunch break namin. My office mates and I always spend the rest of our time outside the building. Madalas akong nakaupong mag-isa sa isang bench na nasa ilalim nang kahoy. Habang ang mga kaopisina ko naman ay nakaupo lantad sa araw. Kinantiyawan pa ako nang mga ito bakit daw ako nagtatago. Aba eh, wala akong balak na maging nognog ano? Imagine, kong ang balat ko ay kulay uling, ngipin ko nalang ang makikita sa akin sa gabi. Di vah?

During wintertime, madalas na hindi lumalabas ang araw (nakakadepress at nakakaputla) kaya karamihan ng mga Aleman and other Europeans ay pumupunta sa tanning studio. Talaga naman pong ang kinalalabasan ay mas brown pa ang mga hinampak sa akin. Take note may mga tao doong sumobra ang gamit nang tanning bed (addicted na), kaya nasira ang balat nila. Nagkaroon tuloy sila nang balat elepante, gone is the balat porselana. Most people using tanning booths or tanning beds are not aware that it can lead to skin cancer and premature aging of skin.

In the Philippines:
People here admires white flawless skin. Kaya dito, may sangkaterbang produkto na pampaputi ang tinitinda. You can see/buy them in the malls and pharmacies. May mga sabon na pampaputi, lotions like Block & White, facial creams at take note may tabletas pa noh? Nung dumating kami dito last March, I was so mestiza looking talaga (ubo ubo). Hoy huwag niyo akong taasan nang kilay at ako’y hindi pa tapos magrelate. Mestiza looking lang ako pagdating sa skin tone. Flawless as in talaga at umaamag pa kamo sa dilim (ngehehe). Pero matapos akong mag scuba diving nang ilang beses (kinarir ko na talaga ito), wild water rafting (exposed sa araw whole day) at magdrayb-drayb sa malalayong lugar. Guess what happened to my snow white skin (kuno)? Dark brown na po! Hindi na ito umaamag sa dilim (aside from my teeth and my bum). ‘tsaka alam niyo bang kapag lumalabas ako nang bahay sa gabi, kinakahol na ako nang mga aso nang kapitbahay namin dahil akala nila isa akong maligno. Teka, maitim nga ba ang maligno? Anyways, basta’t hindi na nila ako nakikilala.

I was so frustrated na talaga ano dahil pati aso eh gusto white skin lang. So what your lola did is pumunta nang mall and bought the complete Belo Essentials face and body whitening products, kasi whiter skin in seven days daw eh. So ayon, kuskos dito kuskos doon ako at pahid dito pahid doon naman. Aba eh, two weeks na ang nakalipas…wala pa rin akong epektong nakikita noh? My mother scolded me dahil reklamo daw ako nang reklamo samantalang paano naman daw ako puputi kong halos sa dagat na daw ako tumitira. Ayon, tama nga naman siya. When I look at myself, parang may tumutubong kaliskis na nga sa legs ko…I’m almost a mermaid na sa kakasisid sa dagat. Kailangan ko na lang magpahaba nang buhok para mas bagay. Di vah? Ay teka, napalayo na pala ako sa topic. Okay, balik tayo sa pampaputi. Yong ginawa ko ay subok lang naman ano? I can not keep a fairer skin if lagi akong naarawan. Kaya hindi na ulit ako bibili nito. I promise to do my best and to love God and my country and to obey the girl scout laws.

The Opposite Of What We Are Or What We Have

  • Ang mga puti ay gustong magkaroon nang darker skin.
  • Ang may dark skin (na katulad ko) ay gustong pumuti.
  • Ang mga kulot ay nagpaparebond (kagaya ni Kathleen).
  • Yong mga straight naman ang buhok ay nagpapakulot.

Hay ang labo! Bakit nga kaya ano?

Pissoire

Pissoire

Hey Monsieur, the pissoire is just around the corner.

This was taken last July in Brussels. Ahhmn, I know I was not supposed to take picture for some obvious reason, yet the temptation was strong…

P.S
*Whisper
Don’t let the sign confuse you, I manipulated it of course. :D

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Piss Mannequin Alive

A Gifted Child

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My daughter KC is a thirteen years old girl, who is so boyish. When one “compares” her to other cross culture youngsters (I mean Filipina-German offsprings) here, one would say she’s different because she doesn’t look girly at all with all those bling-blings and other fancy things. KC is not really a loner but she prefers to stay home and study or practice some soccer kicking techniques instead of hanging out with her friends/classmates. When I buy her a dress, you bet she’ll only wear it once and then dump/hide it later somewhere in the rearmost part of her closet. She’d rather wear wide t-shirts with jeans along with her favourite cappy. Other kids at her age, already have a boyfriend or let say they already know how to flirt. These girls do wear make-up and are fashion victims. I however has nothing against to that and besides, it is none of my business. And on the other hand, it is part of their growing process and kids grow up in invidual manner or ways. I came to mentioned this part because the mothers of these kids has no restraint to creticize the appearance of my daughter, and folks take note, they say it directly to my child when I am not beside her. It is not seldom that KC came to me crying. It hurt me as well but I can’t do anythingelse than to give her comfort. I think if people could just stop judging people by their looks, if they will try to look at the inside of a person instead, I am sure they would see something beautiful. For after all TRUE beauty lays in the inside. Isn’t it?

Well anyways, so much about that. I actually wanted to tell the world that the boyish girl whom people looked down is a gifted one. When KC was three, she already played soccer like adult. Now, she is a member of “LFSM Mädchen Fussball Mannschaft”. I don’t know the exact translation of this in english but it simply means that she became an official member of the girls soccer team. I may sound bragging, but tell you what? Their team is the best in NRW region. Last week (while I was playing teacher), she received a gold medal for individual performance.

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KC’s talent is not only in sport but also in drawing. Her works got awards thus their school director told us to send her to the University of Art later when she finished Gymnasium (she’s on the 8th grade now).

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That’s all well and good but KC has a very different aspiration. Her dream is to study medicine – specializing in pediatrics, because according to her…she wants to go with us when we retire in the Philippines. She said she will work there and help less fortunate children in Davao on her free time. I know that KC is indeed still very young to make such plans. What she has in mind now could change by the time she gets older. It could either become true or not, but what really counts at the moment is her thought of helping the needy children. God bless you my child, möge deine Träume wahr werden…