viernes, 19 de diciembre de 2008
Travel: 60-80£ (buy a return ticket, just in case)
- a. As much ID as you can: Passport, foreign ID card, european driving license.
- b. A letter from your bank at home (IN ENGLISH)
- c. Letting agreement.
- d. Bills: Telephone, electricity with an UK address.
- e. A letter from your employer/ job.
- f. A smart dresscode and your best smile.
I'm sharing a room and I don't have c. .
Ok! Ask your friends to add you in the next bill (they can do it by phone). It will take a couple of weeks.
Sometimes you can ask the bank to write a letter to your UK address and you will be back with it. I t takes 3-5 days.
Natwest, Lloyds TSB, HSBC, Barclays, Halifax, Abbey
Important: Barclays Spain is different from Barclays UK and you will need a UK bank.
martes, 2 de diciembre de 2008
I went with some friends and soon I discovered that everyone has preferences for one (and only one) character of the saga. Soon I discovered myself imaging my friends dressed up as their favourites characters...mmm...if you are reading this post...no hard feelings...well, I wonder why anybody wants to be identified with Jabba el Hutt!!??!!..., I have my preferences too!, like R2D2!.
With R2D2 I have a special relationship. I met the actor (yes, there was an actor inside the robot) thrice while I was living in London (I have some signings (which I don't have any intention to sell in e-bay) and dedicated pictures). His name is Kenny Baker and he seemed an extremely fair man when we met. It's the only actor who actually works in all the chapters of Star Wars. Also I remember there was a smaller replica from Lego o Mecano that you could connect to your Pc and direct with the camera supplied.
The exhibition itself is not the same I saw in London years ago. This is less interactive (unless you consider interactive 20 xbox 360 with the newest christmas SW game) and quite challenging to picture as most of the "relics" are behind glass with poor lightning. All in all I consider it mets the expectations of children and general public.
Another remark is the shop. Nothing that you can find in your nearest Carrefour, toys r us,... except the Tshirts (18 euros for a "may the force be with you" and a back and shoulder print of the SW logo). I bought one (which I intend to sell on e-bay) for the record.
Special mention to the "Jedi's School"!!!. In a dark room, next to the main entrance, padawans and wannaby jedis may find enlightment from two Jedi masters, and they take this matter seriously. I tried to join but I was told that I'm too old to learn the path of the Jedis (well, everyone 18+ is apparently), so my party and me decided to try the "dark side" in an Irish bar nearby!!...sith!....I mean...sigh!
viernes, 28 de noviembre de 2008
martes, 25 de noviembre de 2008
So why not sharing it with you?? Soon you'll discover I have a "wide range taste" of music (e.g.: Aretha Franklin, Iron Maiden,...). The ideal way to enjoy this videos is connecting your computer to a 42" plasma TV (that's what I do), sit back, relax and amuse yourself...sigh!
My life is not very interesting: born in the Canary Islands, seven years in London, currently breathing in Madrid; I like travel to Finland, ornithology in shopping centres (in the morning), and architectural photography (whatever it is) among other sins; also speak spanish, some italian, little english and less mandarin. I'm not expecting you like this site (I'm not sure I like it either) but with some pictures and flowers I'm pretty confident that It will look like a proper Blog.
Finally if you are reading up to this line thank you for doing it. Now go to the fridge or nearest vending machine and celebrate!
PD: A spanish or chinesse version of this text is not available at the moment, sorry!