Sunday, August 31, 2008

EB in Hongkong

HongkongHongkong for the 4th time!

As part of our Macau-Beijing trip, I decided to include Hongkong as a surprise for my hubby, since he never been here! We didn't explore much... partly sunny, partly rainy! We just visited few places, met two net friends (Ate Adeline and Ate Sunshine' birthday celebrants!
As he said; "A very small place with so much to offer". Guess what ? he did enjoyed shopping!

(Ate Adeline, Ate Sunshine, My husband and I @ YMCA dinner buffet!)
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Look what i got from them! Thank you very much po!
This ends our 10 days trip!

Friday, August 29, 2008

#17 Food, Massage, etc…

Upon our arrival Mars prepared dinner for us in the hotel. Yummy sinigang (sour soup), chicken adobo, and fried fish + leche flan!
We went out for dinner the following nights! We had peking duck (roast duck), the best in one of the traditional restaurant! Special Taiwanese Food, Hotel’s Buffet (+ Hotel’s breakfast everyday!), A Fun Ti Muslim Food, and Japanese Food… pizzas…the best around the area!

My husband and I had also a complimentary massage in hotel’s spa + the unforgettable foot massage for 90 minutes!

Our life in Beijing is more than enough!

Once again, thanks for the experience Brad and Mars!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

#16 Bugs for Snacks

Dare to eat bugs?

The very popular snack street in Beijing offered different kind of bugs like cockroach, cricket, dragonfly, etc… + silkworm, centipede, snake, scorpion, and starfish.

My husband tried the snake, starfish, silkworm (he couldn’t take it!) and centipede (yayks!)

He had an allergy after eating the centipede!

Mars and I just pose for pics!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

#15 A Funti Culture

A Fun Ti Restaurant

Muslim food (jalal) is what this restaurant offered from the province of Xin Jiang (west part). There was a band on a small stage that begun the fun, followed by Xin Jiang belly dancers, acrobats, kungfu dance, etc. Guests were invited from the audience. Those invited danced and joined the fun, and end up dancing on top of the table.

We were invited few times, and they were asking me to show my belly for the dance!!! No way, over my dead body!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

#14 Yunglo Temple

The Yulong friendship store deals with all the folk crafts and collections over the country. The works of the masters includes cloisonné, embroidery, handwriting and painting, and the four treasures of the study, jewellery and jade, dresses, carpet, tea, etc. teas of sorts, thousands of kinds.
The Yulong friendship restaurant hall has the Chinese meals such as Chuan meal, Lu meal, Yue meal, and the imperial cookings. It also has the HongKong tea, Japanese meals and so on.

Monday, August 25, 2008

#13 The Sacred Way

Among the many Sacred Ways, the one of Ming Tombs is best preserved and complete. The Sacred Way starts with a huge stone memorial archway lying at the front of the area. Constructed in 1540, during the Ming Dynasty, this archway is the earliest and biggest stone archway existing in China today.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

#12 Thirteen Ming Tombs

Thirteen Ming Tombs - burial site of 13 of the Emperors of the Ming Dynasty.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

#11 Yonghe Gong

Yonghegong (the Lamasery) located at Beixinqiao, Yonghegong is the largest Lama temple in Beijing.

Friday, August 22, 2008

#09 Hongluo Temple

still fixing...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

#10 Summer Palace

still fixing...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

#08 The Great Wall

Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairo County 70 km northeast of Beijing. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is connected with Jujongguan Pass in the west and Gubeiko Gateway in the east. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

#07 The Beihai Park

Beihai Park is in the centre of Beijing with 800 years’ of history. The main buildings are Tuan Cheng (Round Town), Yong’an Temple (Eternal Peace Temple), Nine Dragon Screen (one of China’s three remaining screens of the kind), Paradise Hall and the White Pagoda.

Monday, August 18, 2008

#06 The Hutong Tour

Hutongs are narrow streets of alleys in Beijing.
The word “hutong” comes from the Mongolian hottog meaning ‘water we’ll”.
It also referred to neighborhoods.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

#04 The Drum Tower

The Drum Tower was first built in 1272 during the reign of Kublai Khan (the first emperor of the Yuan Dynasty), and reconstructed in 1420 when the Ming Dynasty established its capital in Beijing.

It rises from a brick podium with a tower pierced by six gates and topped by a roof of soaring eaves.

Friday, August 15, 2008

#03 The Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven, literally the "Altar of Heaven" is situated in southeastern urban of Beijing.

Construction of the complex began in 1400s, and was thereafter visited by all subsequent emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

It is regarded as the taoist temples, although the worship of Heaven, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, pre-dates Taoism.
(source: wikepedia)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

#02 The Tian'anmen Square

Tian'anmen Square

Tian'anmen Square (The Gate of Heavenly Peace) is located in the northern gate of the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as a symbol since the site had several events in Chinese history.

The place is also known for the protests Tian'anmen of 1989.Here are the Great Hall of the People, the Monument to the People's Martyrs and the Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao Zedong.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hongkong Ocean Park

Day 3 (June 5/Tuesday)
Took cab and drove to Ocean's Park,
once again all day fun! fun! fun!
weather was not that hot!
Here some moments to share:
First, we took cable car from Lowland
to headland (nice view)...
had some fun rides... Ferris Wheel
Flying Swing
The Dragon
(the longest roller coaster in HK)
Crazy Galleon
visited "Atoll Reef"....played games...
watched Dolphins and Sea Lions Show
went back to Lowland for "grand prix"
for two rounds...
fed bird and pose for pics...
too bad, I can't wait for 75 minutes
to experience soaring 100 m into air,
maybe next time...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Taste of Jamaican

Food we had in Jamaican place...
tuna salad
bake chicken
chicken "cordon"
(am not sure how to say it!)
has ham and cheese inside!
+ frenchfries...
and Melissa's favorite...
milk tea with black pearl
(she called it milk tea with balls)
another refreshing drink!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ice Shave @ Orange

My Favorite Place
to buy my favorite "mix fruit ice shave"
near our univeristy campus...
Here are some choices...
... but still this is what I like most!
...let me translate...
No. 1 People's Choice!
Three color fruits ice milk!
Let's get inside and order...just say "A",
they understand!
Here... have some
Cuppy Cake

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Teipanyaki@FW Bin

We tried Japanese food this time...
We had teppanyaki student's price.
The chef looking at the camera
kept on talking to me, at the
end we had a lot of extra
the food we had, mix of beansprout,
cabbage, and meat + free rice,
soup, and drinks !
...little bit salty and oily...

Monday, August 4, 2008

Bao-an Temple 保安宮

One of the most beatiful temple in Taipei City, also known as Dalang-Beng Temple.

It received an honorable mention in 2003 UNESCO.

Photos below were taken in 2003 to commemorate the emperor's birthday.

According to the story, the spirit being worshipped here is a highly skilled doctor
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