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5 pics around my place

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Some recent pictures from where I live.

From my balcony, the morning sun reflecting in the Gherkin:

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Lunch in Cafe1001. It was better than it looks on that picture!

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Spitalfields Market seen from Bishops Gate:

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Towards Spitalfields Christ Church:

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Entrance to my road at night. Lots of signs and stuff:

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Written by jk

January 31, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Posted in english, London

Great London Pics

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Another great series of London pictures from boston.com, by photographer Jason Hawkes.

On the second picture my temporary home (from December) is visible in the foreground!

Written by jk

January 30, 2009 at 11:27 am

Posted in english, London

OKOSHI

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I ate an Okoshi the other day. Some Japanese sweet thing:

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Here’s the view on Whitechapel Road towards Aldate, top floor of a bus:

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Edit:

Actually, I completely forgot what I wanted to write about! On Tuesday I went to another poker club with some friends. It was a £10 buy-in tournament and about 80 people took part. It went very well for a friend of mine and me. We both ended up in the last 10 people (basically the final table). I came in 6th (but one before the money :-/) and kicked out a poker professional bounty guy! Was quite exciting.

Written by jk

January 22, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Posted in english, London

T-Mobile Ad at Liverpool Street Station

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This was filmed this Tuesday, 15 January at 11 in the morning. Massive flashmob at Liverpool Street Station. Best watched on youtube with higher quality.

Written by jk

January 17, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Posted in english, London, UK

Graubuenden on the Tube

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I’m thinking of making a Tube category since I post so many underground related things. Anyway, I noticed Laax and Graubuenden Tourism is running ads on the tube! Here’s a picture. It says “SNOW?!” but the S and ? are only outlined.

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Written by jk

January 14, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Posted in english, Switzerland

Britain’s TV: Freaks and Fiction

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In my new flat I’m exposed to British TV. I will briefly summarise my one week experience of it.

Of course there’s all kinds of shows like Friends and stuff .. but then the really interesting thing are the British (or American) documentaries.

This week I saw Britain’s Biggest Babies. Basically, it’s all about extremely big and fat babies getting fed by their extremely fat and ugly mothers. I can’t really decide which one was my favorite scene: when the mothers went to scan their huge bellies with ultrasonic or when the huge twin mutant had to get an emergency caesarian.

Now, seamless switch to Ice Road Truckers. It’s about professional extreme truck drivers, driving on the extremely dangerous roads of the Artic. Only few centimeters of thin, crackling ice separate the 50 ton truckload from the cold and certain death. The roads are very dangerous and the men pretty tough to say the least.

By the way, I typed this all up while listening to Coolio on Celebrity Big Brother schooling the other housemates on the difference between hoes, bitches, and regular women.

Can’t wait for tomorrow’s Half Ton Son. Looked disgusting.

Written by jk

January 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Posted in english, UK

iRobot

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It finally happened. I can’t decipher CAPTCHA’s anymore.

CAPTCHA‘s are little graphics or riddles to separate spam/account robots from humans. Whenever you sign up somewhere (blog post, forum) you are asked to solve the CAPTCHA.

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It wasn’t ZHEPWj ..

Written by jk

January 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Posted in english