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Snippets of Taiwan

Time to update on the love nest – yeah!

As always, we were on the lookout to buy stuff to adorn the home while on hols; here goes 🙂

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胜兴车站的手信 - “爸爸妈妈和吉吉吉吉 2012年11月台湾一游”

Ok this was pretty cool ‘coz we got to carve the words ourselves using the tool! And the shop provided color pencils & stamp pads for your use (decor). Nice!!! 😀 It now adorns our balcony 🙂

 

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天灯souvenir from 十分。。pretty!

 

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Can you spot the 野柳 “Queen’s head” addition on our magnet ‘wall’?

 

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Haha another family portrait, from 淡水 🙂

 

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You may have tasted Osmanthus jelly, but have you tried Osmanthus soap??? 🙂 Heavenly scented soap from Tai Chung’s Lavender Cottage..

 

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2 mini art pieces added to the collection, from Taiwan! & bunny ones! *hearts*

 

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Updated our funny wall wif Taiwan funny pics! Hee!

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Back from Taiwan! (8 – 17 Nov)

Yeah, back. (oops haha I didn’t even write that we were going! :S )

It’s baby Zach’s 2nd trip in his 13 mths @ Yuan’s most-anticipated travel destination. We were prepared for some level of difficulty (Zach’s not your guai guai sit there quietly kinda baby) but still, it felt very difficult when he’s being fussy, fidgety and all. ESPECIALLY on the plane. But as Yuan rightly put it, we were still happee to be able to spend 10 full days holidaying wif our sweet darling. 🙂 Will miss him lots while at work!

The baby had to endure considerably long journeys as we travelled from town to town outside of Taipei city. Some of the nice places we went over 10 days – Lavender Cottage, Gaomei wetlands, Aowanda nature reserve, Hehuanshan, Yeliu geopark, Shifen, Jiufen, Danshui & Fisherman’s Wharf & the Jilong night market which I really liked! It was however a different ball game altogether wif an active child around & we couldn’t really enjoy the places as much as we would have liked to. Luckily we managed to release sky lantern at Shifen – that was an amazing experience & the KTV session @ PartyWorld Taipei was very fun too! Check out my KTV buddy buddy singing below!!! More pics to follow. 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KAwRGnlrm0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

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(Baby) leaving on a jetplane

Check out his passport photo below (hope ICA approves!) 😀 Oh man how I love his lips *muacks*

Our sweet baby will be nearly 10 mths on his 1st holiday. Looking forward to the trip!!!

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Finally, some time away!!!

After sooooo much talk about going away – starting with the BKK holiday that was supposed to happen in Mar – we FINALLY decided on an alternative location & had the trip booked very promptly – during this long weekend! =D Many thanks to dear colleagues who accomodated my changing requirements for a holiday.. =P

So.. it’s back to our v familiar location again – hmm we’re v uncreative hor haa – HK!!! OK la, at least it’s the first time I’m travelling with the gals & we’ve also got 2 new additions – Hubby & Mel! Looking v much forward to the trip ‘coz we’re also going Macau!!! Hehehe.. I REALLY miss the famous  猪扒包 man.. =P

The only downside to this is that we probably need to send the gals for boarding.. given that they’re not exactly easy to care for.. hmm.  Really hope we can secure a place wif this boarding service provider.. looks quite good ‘coz they have a playpen, instead of a caged setup & it looks pretty conducive. I hope the gals do not get upset wif us for leaving them wif strangers! Sobz.

The trip’s coming pretty soon – in about 3 weeks’ time so it’s getting pretty exciting! Yay!

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I Promise to Blog Tomorrow

Urgh I’m such a lazy blogger!!!

I had wanted to blog b4 Christmas, during the Christmas season & right after Christmas. 4 days into the new year & I still haven’t blogged. It’s the gals’ fault really ‘coz all we do is to chase them around the house nowsadays.. =P

Since cutesy Hubby has already blogged about the Christmas parties, it leaves me then to blog about the other stuff, i.e. bunny stuff hahaha. (Yes, it’s been pretty much bunny talk all the way nowsadays)

Actually I’ve pretty much lost track of what I wanted to say regarding them ‘coz it’s been some time.. oops. OK OK I just recalled we had the rabbit grooming class followed by Jedi’s field trip to our place. Will blog with more details tml wif pics & all.. it’s kinda late now.. =P

I am also going to restart on the Japan photobook (it’s been 5 mths plus since the trip)!!! Tsk tsk. See la it’s all the bunnies’ fault.. =P

Till tml, folks!

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They keep me sane

Have not been very ‘stable’ recently ‘coz my major stablising factor, which keeps me sane, is gone..

Gone are the happee times spent with her in a simple, yet fulfilling way.

I thought about getting yellow puddings again but then it may not be such a good idea ‘coz they’ll just be Pu & Ding’s substitute, living in their shadow.

Am thinking of getting a Holland Lop, what do you think? They are rather cute actually..

Have also began to play with the young white cat downstairs (I didn’t dare to previously ‘coz I thought Ding would pick up the scent). Was also happy to see Smoky again below Mum’s place after soooo long.. glad to see that she’s fine! =)

Very playful white cat

Smoky..

Anyways, we can prolly take some time to think about it (even a doggie) since I’m off to HK next week.. again! Check out my lovely Chocolate Rain passport holder (Tokyo edition) below =)

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Nippon #7

Day 9 – Tokyo  (Asakusa, Ginza, Odaiba)

It was a reaaallly busy day ahead as we had squeezed in too many things!!! The plan for the morning was to visit Asakusa, have lunch, visit Ginza in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day in Odaiba.

We needed to change trains at Ueno in order to go to Asakusa, and, we happened to see Hard Rock Ueno there! It was a pleasant surprise ‘coz we didn’t get to check out the Hard Rock Cafe at Roppongi. 😛 Hard Rock Cafe boutiques are one of our must-go shops while holidaying! =) She got a Hard Rock Hello kitty limited edition t-shirt and a lovely fridge magnet which we both like alot. As Ueno is not in our itinerary, we grabbed the chance to explore the shopping centre a little while more.

We reached Asakusa at noon time, the weather horrible and the heat unbearable. Jus a 10 min walk under the sun was killing us. 😦

The touristy photo everybody will take in Asakusa.

The shopping street in Asakusa, nothing very interesting actually.

The weather was too hot and off we went looking for our lunch. We had planned to go to a famous tempura shop but we just cannot find it! The street nos are atrociously confusing! So we just stepped into this restaurant which did not look too bad. Dear had a good time conversing in Jap with the server. The food is nice – authentic jap tempura but it is abit regretful that we didn’t get to try the famous tempura.

Asakusa station.

Ginza is next. All the huge shopping arcades and luxury boutiques.

Coffee time in one of the shopping centre cafes. Blue mountain coffee for us.

Muji in Ginza, Dear is making a pair of specs which will take about an hour to complete. Huge Muji store and much more interesting than SG’s Muji

The shopping centre behind is one of the premium Jap shopping centres. Way too atas for us!

Us on train to Odaiba, just as the train is going to cross the Rainbow bridge. =) We should have allocated more time for Odaiba ‘coz there’s so much to see and play here! =S

Sega Joypolis – but Dear is not as keen as me. Since it is after 5pm, we got the evening free pass at a discounted rate. One thing i like about this is, we got a choice of just paying the entrance fees and you can always top up to the free pass after you go in. We checked out the rides and very quickly decided to top up to the evening free pass, haha! JoyPolis is a 3 storey indoor theme park by Sega where there are many simulation rides, carnival stalls and arcade.

This is fun, giving u a feel of skating. Our scores are bad rank 3rd in 4 lo.

Storm G –  This is fun esp the 360 double spin! We came in 2/4 for this! =P

Initial D – too bad we can only race with the comp.

Doll house. This is pretty scary. You will go through a short tunnel with someone narrating the story. We dun understand a single word as it is in Jap. But the feeling is pretty eerie..

The roller coaster ride which we took twice. There is a part where you will be outside the building and you can see the beautiful Rainbow bridge.

Rainbow Bridge.

Dinner was at Saizeriya (Sg also got!). Nice food at economical pricing.

We should have spent a whole day here – there’s so much that we didn’t get to see in Odaiba! We did however fully utilise the train pass and went to Palette Town and the Big Ferries wheel. But all shops are already closed. More on Odaiba night scene below. All in all, it was a lovely & fun place!

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