Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Guy Fawkes Night misadventure

Remember, remember the Fifth of November
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot

So it was the last Guy Fawkes Night I'll be seeing in some time, and since I didn't really do anything for the past 2 years', I followed Rokey, Kevin, Shiao En, Nagisa and Yiwen to Clifford's Tower, hoping to catch some fireworks on top of that little hill.

Unfortunately though it was a good height to view things from, the fireworks being set off were all pretty faraway (probably no one fires them from the city centre). So after awhile of playing with our shadows (with Kevin living out his fantasies of being taller than Rokey), we moved on to a random walk in the city.

We walked by Parliament Street where we happened to see some punks dumping (washing powder? liquid?) into the fountain. So it was foaming crazily. Funnily enough it kinda looked like snow, and Shiao En made the guys pose in front of it for a photo.

After some more walking we finally ended up randomly going into a pub. It's the first time I've been in one since my first year, I think? For a drink, anyway. Apparently they've banned smoking in them sometime during our summer holidays, and I must say the ambience is a lot more tolerable now. Who knows, if this were my first year in the UK I might actually have ended up going to pubs more often. Thankfully not lah huh.

So, although we totally didn't do much of what we'd set off to do (watch fireworks), all in all, a pretty good night! Now to rush my readings.


jm. said...

Why is it considered a misadventure?

lost said...

Not so much misadventure, except probably that we never really did what we'd initially set out to do.

you can think of it as a deliberate (exaggerated) misnomer, if you like.