I decide to update this blog today of all days, as it is a year since Michael Jacksons passing.
To memorialise this, I managed to get down to London to visit the o2 Arena with my sister and show our remembrance in our own way. We were expecting to see a few people around the arena, since there were many gatherings last year around his passing. I was really delighted to see that the 02 arena had actually dedicated a hall to the fans to pay their respects, where his music was playing and you could place cards, flowers, drawings, cuddly toys, whatever you felt to place down in respect to Michael. They had even placed the previous years tributes and walls that people had signed for people to view, along with a new wall for fans to sign. My sister and I of course left our mark, with a few doodles and words. As my sister and I lay down the sunflowers and vanilla candle we had bought on the table, we wrote our own notes and wrapped them around the stem of the flowers. I had to keep my composure when 'Remember The Time' flowed through the hall, I class that as "our song".
It was a really serene atmosphere, unlike last year, fans had time to settle and come to terms with his passing.
We ended our visit by heading to Kensington Gardens to view the Peter Pan statue (Surprisingly, I had never visited before) and found a smile creep on my face as there was a spotlight from the evening sun shining on the statue. Right alongside with the lake, there were many ducklings too ^___^
The day ended eating KFC and fanta (KFC and orange juice were supposed favourites of Michaels diet XD ) with a dessert at Garfunkel's.
This visit was a refreshing visit to London as a majority of visits "to the smoke" (As my Pa like to put it) usually feature a mass race to a destination and the subway lines being closed. But, on this visit, it was slower paced and not as busy. It also seemed like a type of closure, I understood and accepted that Michael has past, but will still be here with his voice.
You will never be forgotten,
<3 <3 Michael Jackson <3 <3