Remember how i said shopping in Copenhagen is expensive?
Even the prices of vintage junk at a flea market made me go bug-eyed!
Items were around 80-600 crowns / RM48-360
Oh, see the tin box in the pic above?
Think that was one of the cheapest items i saw there, at 50 crowns / RM30
Went for the canal ride for 30 crowns / RM18
There are two types of boat rides around the canal you can take,
and we opted for the cheaper one.
The other one costs almost twice as much,
and you can get off at various stops,
which we didn’t think was necessary.
CasparBFG’s friend Jean came to join us,
and he’s a freaking riot.
Also as gay straight as gay straight men can come.
Caspar told me how Jean DJs and plans the best parties in Copenhagen.
I think i see Jean more as an artist… cos the ideas and parties he’s done sound more like an installation infused with dance than anything else!
Concept i most remembered him telling me,
is a girl hanging off meathooks (S&M style) with blood dripping off her,
people’s jaws hanging open,
then BOOM lights + music come on and the party starts.
Statues underwater to remember a woman
who drowned her children and herself when her husband was lost at sea,
so they could all be together again.
Lost it sial.
After the boat ride, Jean was a super sweetheart and took us to his favourite bars here,
which i’ll be blogging about in a separate post (just bars and clubs!)
In a city of 5 million people, you can’t help but bump into friends on the street if you’re as happs as CasparBFG.
CasparBFG, Michelle formerly Michael, and Maria
No, this isn’t someone we know.
Just some random guy on the street.
He was having a stag party.
And we had a photo opportunity.
CasparBFG showed me Vesterbro area,
where drug pushers hang outside a church,
and drug paraphernalia is sold openly in shops.
These pics were taken outside a shop that also sold groceries, sex toys and jewellery (obviously stolen)
Also heaps of sex shops in the area,
with all sorts of things that would appeal to any fetish
and rows and rows of dildos and vibrators of every colour and kind.
Even the kind for fairies haha!
To answer the question in your head right now,
no, i didn’t get it, was so expensive!
Bling handcuffs that made me think of MingDaBomb *cough*
To end the evening, we went to get what Caspar says are the best hotdogs in town.
At 50 crowns / RM30, it’s more expensive than the normal ones you find everywhere at 20 crowns,
but was well worth it!
With homemade remoulade, fried onions + pickles.
Typically eaten with chocolate milk.
You can imagine i have so many pix from my trip here..!
Danish is a really tough language.
It sounds like complete garble to me,
and when Thomas, CasparBFG’s brother, asked me how it sounds to my ears,
i told him: Did you watch Avatar? The strange language they were speaking?… THAT’S how it sounds to me!
Even learning how to say ONE WORD (like a dish i like or something)
gets them laughing cos it’s so difficult getting the sounds right!
The other day when i got a bit lost, ChrisMinus demanded on the phone i read the sign nearest to me. “Urm shit *couldn’t even read the sign in my head concisely*” “Come on, just say it, i won’t laugh.”
*babbles some 5-syllable word incoherently.” “WAHAHAHA!”
“i hate you.”
Most people bike, walk or take public transport in Copenhagen.
Caspar told me how bikes just go around all the time,
like you’ll have one for a few months, someone would steal it,
then you end up with another one for the next few months,
and it happens again.
A hilarious ad promoting the World Cup and a TV channel.
Basically it shows a vibrator and tells girls that the World Cup is here haha
CasparBFG took me on a walkabout around town,
and we passed by his old office
One thing i love about CasparBFG being my tour guide
is that besides the regular sightseeing spots and partying he takes me to,
he also makes sure we run by interesting things he reckons i’d fancy,
like the grafitti walls below!
Shopping in Denmark is crazy expensive.
Shoes that are sold in normal shoe shops (the kind of quality you get in bangkok wholesale) typically cost about RM200-250
Crazy okay, i really cannot justify buying that.
Did buy some pieces in their departmental stores on sale,
but that’s about it.
Cos most of the other stuff on sale was still freaking ex,
and i’ll only dish out extra $ for some Danish designer items!
These pillowcases prollie cost RM200 a piece. Seriously.
So most of the time i just take pictures of nice things that i can’t buy
Went to King’s Gardens where people hang out during the summer.
I’m lucky enough to experience sunny weather while i’m here,
but it’s colder than you think!
Play the song below while you read the post,
so you’re really getting my vibe here!
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I took a cheap EasyJet flight (USD150) from London to Copenhagen yesterday evening
CasparBFG picked me up at the airport at 9pm and we took the train back to his place which is very near city centre
“Okay, we’re going to stop by Mono bar first, see how’s that, and then Zoo bar where lots of advertising/music people hang out, and then etc etc” “Caspar… urm *stomach growling* can i grab something quick to eat first? *meekly* i haven’t eaten since lunch…”
He was so excited about the drinks part that he forgot about the food part haha!
Which reminds me, CasparBFG and ChrisMinus have this perception that Asian people talk about food all the time… which is true. :p
One major factor here: I feel like a midget. A fairy midget.
Everyone is so tall!
“You think i’m tall, you haven’t seen the rest yet. Danes are huge people,” said Caspar “0_o… oh no…. i’m going to get trampled on!” “Trampled? The big guys are going to use you as a toothpick!”
And he’s right.
90% of the people around me last night were MASSIVE.
CasparBFG is already a whole head taller than me,
and there were some guys who are a whole head taller than him!
Even the girls are tall!
I had to look up to talk to them, or they had to bend down, which made me feel bad!
The only other person who isn’t so tall is ChrisMinus. Cos he’s half-Malaysian HAHA.
“You must be the smallest person here,” he said. “And you,” i shot back, “Must be the second smallest person here.” “Bitch.”
“You know it.”
So happy to see him and Caspar again after i hung out with them incessantly during the time they were in South East Asia!
Also been hearing lots of good things bout my host here
This girl called Sandra said she couldn’t think of a nicer and better person to take me out and hook me up with parties for free
I met about 50 people last night alone,
and apparently some important peeps in the dance music and club scene here.
But you know me… me memory damn cannot make it.
Even later in the night, i said hi to another guy and he went, “I met you earlier…” Shit.
Only a few hours and i’m doing what i’m so typical of in KL -_- *shy*
After the bars, we got some beers at 7-Eleven and walked to a house party.
Memory a bit hazy from there :p
Recall dancing with a girl while other ppl lounged about on sofas in dim lighting.
But the atmosphere was chill and nice… and people here are really friendly and smiley!
Quite a change from the ones in London.
Didn’t take any pictures last night,
save for one i managed to snap on our way home at 4am (i think)
But i woke up this morning thinking…
i know i had a good night when i didn’t even think of taking pictures!
Waiting in the street for a taxi
CasparBFG made us some sandwiches before we slept
Playing music from the stove
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Today is a gorgeous day!
Some said i brought the good weather with me cos it’s been raining the past 1 and a half weeks
CasparBFG working on his freelance design now while i blog
The couch next to him is my bed.
Which i passed out on without even covering myself with the duvet last night cos i was so gone.
I brought Cassie my flat pet along with me.
Think she’s the best ever cos she doesn’t poo nor get fleas.
I want to get her a toy tho.
CasparBFG called me crazy. But he knows that already.
Anyway he’s pretty whack himself.
Birds of a feather…
Wine bottle holder, + poster CasparBFG designed.
Not too worried that we’re only going out around 2pm,
cos it gets dark at 11pm, and light again at 3am.