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Destination next……

April 1, 2010

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October 12, 2009

Phew…don’t have to go Canada with MIL anymore…..I was getting sleepless nights just thinking about the 25hours’s journey (including transits) and managing Rae alone on board the plane, was seriously, super daunting!

So with that out-of-the-way, we started to plan our getaway. With the help of my two girlfriends, I managed to get very good hotel rates for our trip to Hong Kong in December and air tickets have been booked (by Hubba)!

As I’ve never really gone on a such a short family vacation (6 nights), I shared my concerned about not knowing how to maximise and pack the days so that Rae gets to see her things and visit theme parks, while Hubba and I can still get some shopping done. Being the trustee shopper-holic that she is, Carol started to send me link (which included address and maps) of restaurants/places of interest that we should see and within a day, we managed to consolidate 3 pages full of such information. Now all we have to do is to sit down and decide where to go when!

Very exciting just looking at the list and it would be so nice to spend Christmas in a cold country (winter in HK in Dec). I am already looking forward to having our Christmas dinner at the Victoria Peak , taking nice, long strolls at the Ocean Park, taking rides at Disney, visiting Noah’s Ark….and of course, Shopping!!!!

Can’t wait!

Dan Shui Lao Jie

April 11, 2009
Guessed it yet? This is dan sui where they have lots of such tall, tastless ice cream stalls
Guessed it yet? This is dan sui where they have lots of such tall, tasteless ice cream stalls
He's on You-tube too!

He's on You-tube too!

I took a photo of this same tree last year. It's still standing, albite bare, but strong

I took a photo of this same tree last year. It's still standing, albeit bare, but strong

On the other side of Dan Shui ~ Fisherman's Wharf

On the other side of Dan Shui ~ Fisherman's Wharf

The only thing to do there (other then eating) is to cross the big, white bridge. Very strong wind though

The only thing to do there (other then eating) is to cross the big, white bridge. Very strong wind though

Lover's bridge as named by the now-in-prison ex-president

Lover's bridge as named by the now-in-prison ex-president

Looking pensive(she later told me that she was missing Gong gong)

Looking pensive(she later told me that she was missing Gong gong)

Street artiste with good vocals at Dan Shui MRT

Street artiste with good vocals at Dan Shui MRT

A sore thumb mordern cafe at Dan Shui Lao Jie

A sore thumb mordern cafe at Dan Shui Lao Jie

The child-friend toliets all over Taiwan

The child-friend toilets all over Taiwan

I bid a slient goodbye to my dad on the island across the waters, with a very heavy heart. I was standing alone when I took this picture, when i said my goodbye and I had to fight my tears back because I have no shoulders or arms around me to hide the tears. I was alone and most definatly, felt very alone.

I bid a silent goodbye to my dad on the island across the waters, with a very heavy heart. I was standing alone when I took this picture, when i said my goodbye and I had to fight my tears back because I have no shoulders or arms around me to hide the tears. I was alone and most definitely, felt very alone.

The amusement park at Yuan San station (Taipei)

April 9, 2009
The spinning tea cups

The spinning tea cups

On the merry-go-round. She looked like she's holding on for dear life!

On the merry-go-round. She looked like she's holding on for dear life!

In mid-air on the cartoon-looking Ferries Wheel

In mid-air on the cartoon-looking Ferries Wheel

The miniature Ferris Wheel

The miniature Ferris Wheel

The horrifying spinning whatever-they-called-it. Rae loved it so much she went on it twice. Hubba and I both felt horrible after the ride

The horrifying spinning whatever-they-called-it. Rae loved it so much she went on it twice. Hubba and I both felt horrible after the ride

Rae in cheese..yums!

Rae in cheese..yums!

The biker chick and her old man

The biker chick and her old man

Food glorious food!

March 31, 2009
Pie Gu pien dang

Pie Gu pien dang

Authentic Udon from Japan

Authentic Udon from Japan

Ah Zong!

Ah Zong!

Or Ah jian

Or Ah jian

Strawberry Shortcake at Shingkong

Strawberry Shortcake at Shingkong

Fruit waffle at Eslite
Fruit waffle at Eslite
Hu she Chang

Hu she Chang

 

Zar Jiang mien
Zar Jiang mien
Lor bak png at our fave shop
Lor bak png at our fave shop

Zoo photos

March 30, 2009
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The standing-real-still-and-straight owl
The standing-real-still-and-straight owl
Meet Patrick
Meet Patrick
Porcupine

Porcupine

The backsides of Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan

The backsides of Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan

Reindeers

Reindeers

RaeAnne

RaeAnne

Hippos kissing

Hippos kissing

Zebras (look at vast space behind them)

Zebras (look at vast space behind them)

Resting our feeties

Resting our feeties