Factory Outlet, Port Vell and La Boqueria Market – Barcelona, Spain| June’14

First thing on our itinerary was to go outlet shopping~~! There are a few shopping outlet in Barcelona. La Roca Village Outlet has more bigger brands like Loewe, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Burberry…etc.  and if you’re looking for more local brands like Zara, Bershka, Mango….etc., you can visit Heron City. We traveled to La Roca Village by taking the Sagales Shopping Bus as this was one of the easier and cheaper way to get there. The bus tickets to the outlet village can be bought at these places here or buy it online from the website here.

Went for stroll down the Port Vell area after our shopping and settled our dinner at a Tapas Restaurant! Really love all the tapas served in Tapa Tapa that we visited the restaurant a few times at different locations! They have branches in 4 different locations in Barcelona and 1 in Madrid, you can check it out here.

* Nearest Metro station to Port Vell and Barceloneta Beach : L3-Drassanes / L4-Barceloneta. 

As we stroll down from the Port Vell to the Columbus statue with the beautiful sunset….

On the 2nd day after our breakfast at a cafe near our place, we visited the La Boqueria Market for MORE FOOD~~!

Well, it’s a food market so we had our lunch there at Pinotxo Bar. It’s a famous Tapas Bar in this market and I would say it’s definitely worth trying! They’re open Monday to Saturday from 6am-4pm.

* Nearest Metro : L3-Liceu
* Operation hours : Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8.30pm. (Best to visit in the morning or before 2pm)

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Alright, more information about my Barcelona trip on my next post~! =)

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A Paradise in a small island…. Boracay!! (Part II)| Philippines Aug’13


At the highest point of the whole island, Mt. Luho!

Back to Diniwid Beach and we decided to explore this corner of the island! Westcove is another resort on the cliff next to Nami Resort and this place is beautiful too~!

It’s like a hidden gem. We had to pass by under these huge rocks/cliff. The water here is so clear and in turquoise blue! 😍

Tadaaa~! The Westcove Resort! They charge you a fee for coming in here to take picture or chill if you’re not their room guest!

This was in one of my bookmark list when I was still deciding on which resort to book, but their suite room was way out of my budget! So I decided to book Nami Resort instead after reading all their good reviews and of cause the reasonable price! I did not regret it at all!

Sunbathing before our next activity!

Yuhoooo Paraw Sailing~!!! Sailed out to the ocean just the 2 of us (and with the crew)!! 😊

The wave and wind got stronger as we sail further…. I was afraid that this guy will get sea sick but Thank God he was fine this time. 😌

I heard the best time to sail out is when the sun is setting down but….. Unfortunately, the sunset was all covered up by the cloudy sky that day but nonetheless it was quite a nice ride~! It would be awesome if we can catch the sunset though…..

The resort’s lift! Something interesting… ok random, I know.

Went to the resort next door, Spider House Resort, for dinner!

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The 4th day and also our last night here. Flying home on the next day, 😔 so we decided to order room service to our room and our butler set up the breakfast table for us! Feeling totally pampered! 😁 

We had Chicken Congee, Stir-fried Glass Noodle, Bread, Eggs & Bacons, Fruits, Coffee and Juice~! What a heavy breakfast! 😅

The kids were having a mini cliff-jumping here!

We’ve got a beautiful weather on our last day~!

Waiting for our turn for Para-sailing!

UP WE GO~!!!!

This is the platform where we set off.

Can you spot the Rainbow…?

Last dinner here in Boracay!

Well, for a short vacation, Boracay is really worth going to! We enjoyed our time here and I don’t mind coming back again (although the activities, food and things here are quite expensive) since one of the Budget airline just activated their straight flight here! 😊

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A Paradise in a small island…. Boracay!! (Part I)| Philippines Aug’13

Travelled to Boracay for a short Vacation during August. I realised that this period was their ‘wet season’ only after I’ve booked the air tickets! 😒😓  I did some research about their climate and I was so worried that I will meet the typhoons!! REALLY worried that the weather will spoil our whole trip and I was blaming myself so much for not doing enough research before I book the tickets. Anyway… I think I am VERY lucky, we met no typhoons (Thank God!) instead we were greeted by the big hot sun and a beautiful blue sky on the first day!! 😌😍

The best time to go to Boracay (aka the ‘dry season’) is from November to April, which the White Beach will be more calm and more suitable for swimming and other water activities. Their Wet Season is from June to October. During the wet season, there are risk of typhoons, the White Beach often gets large winds and waves which sometimes makes it unsuitable for swimming. So do take note of that if you’re planning to go there.

Here we are~! This is paradise~😍 It’s soooooo beautiful!!

I think it’s quite a long journey traveling here without a straight flight (during that point of time no airline fly straight to Caticlan Boracay). We flew from Singapore to Manila and then transfer to Caticlan. After arriving at the Caticlan Boracay Airport, we have to transfer to the jetty (which I’ve arranged with the hotel). From the jetty, we took a boat ride to the island and then another land transfer to the resort! I felt like I’ve been transferring here and there for the whole night/morning! 😂

The sea is so blue and beautiful here at the jetty and we have not even reach our resort yet! 😍

That’s our luggage carrier/escort by the resort staffs! Excellent service! 👍

Finally……. sitting down in the resort’s cafe enjoying our drink and the view while waiting for our room to be ready for check in! A good place for day-dreaming…. so much to think yet so much to let go in my mind. My eyes dwelled into the scenery so much until my eyes hurts!! Hahaha.

The view from our resort is just simply BREATH-TAKING!!! 

Booked an Ocean View Suite Room at Nami Resort (located at the Diniwid Beach)! With an AWESOME view of the sea, big room, separate toilet & shower, big balcony with a tub and we have a personal butler too!! TOTALLY felt like a VIP!! I think I’ve made the right choice!

So beautiful~ I can just sit here all day…. A perfect place to relax our busy mind and forget about tomorrow. 😌 How to not love this place~

Went off for Island hopping! And I felt cheated because they only brought us to 2 islands…. and we paid so much! 😒😒 

That’s our Resort up there on the cliff!! Nami Resort is located at the Diniwid Beach, which is just next to the White Beach. If you’re looking for a quiet and less crowded beach, Diniwid beach is the place for you.

The Seawalker!! The helmet was SO heavy and I struggled a bit to balance myself!

I’m a happy little girl~ paddling away with the fishes around me….! 😄

Small fishy fish~

My big fishy!

Watching the sun goes down on our way back to the resort…. 😍

This whole place turned into Golden colour~ 

Back to the resort for a shower and then headed out to D’Mall to hunt for food! This resort makes it so convenient that they actually provides free all-day shuttle service to D’Mall! And so we don’t have to walk in the dark! 

First night trying the local food! I’ve forgotten most of the names but the dishes that we ordered are quite nice! We had a satisfied dinner on our first night here! 😋

On our 2nd day, we didn’t do much due to the dull weather. After our breakfast, we took a stroll down to the White Beach, enjoying the view and some street food.

This is the ‘connecting pathway’ from the Diniwid Beach to White Beach! Just a 10 mins stroll down to the lively White Beach!

Love the turquoise colour of the sea~ ❤❤

Here we are at the White Beach~! White Beach is the most popular and most crowded beach here! It has the finest white sand and where all the top-notch hotels are located! Also, this is where D’Mall is located at and you can find all the shops & restaurants here!

Jonah’s Fruitshake! Did some research online and many people recommended this place so I tried. I would say this is a must-try when you’re here! Their fruit shakes are so thick and rich, without adding any water (just ice) and not expensive!

D’Mall for food again!! 😊

Tried some seafood at some ‘over-crowded’ chinese restaurant and the food wasn’t that fantastic. After dinner, did a bit of groceries shopping at their local supermarket and then back to the resort!

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Too many photos to put in one post! So…. to be continued~

Ewha University and Hongdae! | Seoul, Feb’13

Today’s itinerary: Ewha Womans University for shopping and Hongdae for dinner. Super relax!

Spent our 2nd day shopping for extra clothes, to get ourselves prepared for the ‘going to be ultimate freezing cold’ weather during the next few days of our trip! 

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Here we go~!

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Ewha Womans University.

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Directions:

5 mins walk from exits 2 & 3 of Ewha Womans University Station (Subway Line 2)

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The shopping street is Right opposite of the university!!

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YAYY~~~!! SHOPPING!!!! And it’s SUPER CHEAP HERE!! Cheapest at SGD 5 !! OMG~ The qualities are even better than the ones in bkk/Taiwan! This is why I love shopping in Seoul so much! 

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Resting in a bubble tea shop and you see…. new jacket! Wuahaha~ So cheap!  

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Like a shopping heaven for cheap clothes~!

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Stopped by a small local shop, Bon Juk, selling porridge!  So I had Abalone Porridge and I love their porridge~! So thick and rich… Yummy! And it’s snowing outside! ^^

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Pumpkin Porridge.

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Hongdae~!!

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Finally here at Running Man HAHA’s Restaurant for dinner~!!! ^^

Pal Ja Mak Chang (팔자막창)

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Directions:

Subway: HongDae Station Exit 9 (Green Line).

Near to Sang Sang MaDang Building (a very unique looking mall/building).

It will take about 5 – 10 mins walk. If you think that you have lost your way, try asking direction for SangSang Madang and keep a look out of the restaurant.

Address: 395-17 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울시 마포구 서교동 395-17)

Operation Hours: 5pm – 5am

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(팔자막창) Pal Ja Mak Chang = Pig’s Large Intestine

Had a super satisfied dinner with plenty of BBQ Large Intestines!!

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Perrrfectttt~! Love this!

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They do have other dishes and meats if you don’t like intestines.

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It snowed a bit in the afternoon and then started ice shower for the whole evening! Wet and freezing cold! 

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With this freezing weather yet we still couldn’t resist and to stop by a dessert shop for ice cream~!!!

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Mmmmm~ Some nice desserts to end our day!

Pre-birthday Weekend Getaway! | KL Oct’12


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Checked in to our hotel room in Park Royal KL and we’ve got a nice view!

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My first time meeting the Twin Towers!

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Shopping time again~! Was here unexpectedly shopping for my Birthday Gift… hehehe~

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……And then my unexpected Anniversary Gift!! OMG~!!! I’m a happy girl~ Lalalalalalalala~

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Totally blessed not because of the numerous gifts I had received throughout the 7 years, its because God has sent you in to my life!! ❤ Haha.

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2nd Day met up with Ivy for lunch at a ‘Toilet’ Theme Cafe. Looks the same as the one in Taipei but the menu is different. I still prefer the one in Taipei.

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Ivy san~

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The one who teaches me very patiently (because I have serious short-term memory and kept asking her the same thing for a million times!) since I first stepped in to the office. Thank you so much for your patience and I miss working with you. hehe~ Miss all those fun times working together.

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New Tokyo Street Shopping in Pavilion KL.

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Coconut Birdnest! Yummyyy~! Had some desserts at the famous “Hui Lao Shan Hong Kong Desserts” before we catch our flight back!

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Mille Crepe Cake from the Tokyo Street and then bye KL~! ^^

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My last day in Europe! | May’12

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Heading to the flea market on a sunny day! The weather got really warm all of a sudden! Crazy weather.. o.O

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Here we are!

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Wheeee~! Here for some cheap shopping!

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The Jamaican flea.

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Tried their Jamaican braid! For 10€ ^^

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Got music as well! haha.

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Olivia changing her braid colour and design. They told me that for young girls like Olivia, it should be tied on the top of her hair and for a lady like me, it should tied underneath the rest of my hair. Interesting~

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Time to chill~ In the park enjoying our beer and had some ‘talk cock sing song’ session! =))

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Ciao Sweetie~

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“Long time no see my friend…”

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Me and Olivia happy with our new braids! ^^

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Talk Cock Sing Song~

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Found this small canal which looks like little Venice!

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Beer again…! Super laid back! Slacking with beer for the whole day….. I wonder how many days in a year do I get to enjoy this type of life? I miss those days……

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Munch Munch Munch~

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Busker again and this time with a Harp! Very pro! Nice~

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This is Olivia when she was still a toddler…!

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My first time trying Espresso~ Well, not bad….

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Enea told us he has a semi-erection….. LOL Doesn’t look like to me!

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Never give up on shopping! Haha.

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Our last homemade Italian breakfast prepared by Margaret before we fly back! Super thankful to Margaret and Enea for their great hospitality during our stay in Bologna! She’s too awesome! She cook nice food for us, bring us around, take us to nice places for good food and wine, leaving a room for us to stay in, worrying for us and helped us so much! Especially fretting about us getting our ‘troublesome budget air tickets’ to paris! We must have troubled her too much and made a mess in her house! LOL Grazie mille Margaret~! =)

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Took a ride on Enea’s bike to the airport! Haha. Grazie~!

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Spending my very last Euro on Mocaccino Ice Cream while waiting to board!

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Flying back home~

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Goodbye Italy~ Goodbye Paris~ You’re amazing and beautiful, I am glad and feeling super blessed to see the beautiful you. I miss you and hope to see you again real soon….. Ciao Ciao~!! ^^

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Milano, Italy | May’12

Going to Milan for shopping again~! ^^
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It’s a 3 hours journey for the cheapest train ride from Bologna to Milano…. spend lesser = spend more time on traveling!

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My aunt and her classmates! Happy ladies gonna spend a day going shopping together! 🙂

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Here we are at Milano Train Station.

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Duomo di Milano!

This Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete.

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Why so beautiful…?!

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Group photo taken by a friendly couple stranger.

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When you’re in Milan, you must try the Risotto! Milan is famous for its Risotto. The best Risotto I ever had! Delizioso~

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The Italian Buffet Lunch! o.O

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Make 3 turns continuously on this bull’s cock and you will be back again! Haha.

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Look at the pollen….. looks like snow! haha. But it was very irritating, kept going into our nose.

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Hehe.. Shopping~! ^^

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I think when you visit Milan it’s all about shopping, wandering around the Piazza del Duomo, eating Risotto and enjoying their wine….. yeah~ what a nice day we spent here. No regret spending the 3hrs back and fro. 😉

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