||[Nov. 7th, 2004|12:18 am]
One lesson I keep learning and forgetting: DO NOT USE DISPOSABLE CAMERAS. My pictures from Spain and Paris are rather bad. I thought it would be clever to use a disposable camera so as to bring it everywhere. I will scan some things, but I am afraid not much is good. I want a small digital camera, and I am more and more in love with my Pentax (XZ-5n), a wonderful beast tank of a traditional camera which survived some pretty tough ordeals (especially in India). If I lose it or break it, I think I would replace it with the same. It is so reliable and the lens I have is so crisp. Too bad my scanner is rather shitty.
Was at a dinner with real local English people this evening. Very good cooking! But I really found it hard to follow the conversation, as they were using lots of names of places and were referring to very specific historical or cultural events. This is when I see I have lots to learn still. A Danish guy there for a long time and with perfect English told me the best way to improve was to do the crosswords and use the Chambers dictionary.
I bought a wonderful low rise flare jeans at Topman, which is a rather trendy chain here for what I can judge (but not too incredibly expensive). I love how my legs look wit it. Relaxed. Chabada-bada. In the city, there are explosions everywhere, this is their way to celebrate some foiling of a plot to blow up the Parliament.