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Happy Four!

What made my four year?

I fell over, I baffled, I wandered, I procrastinated, I failed, I stumbled, I hated, I cried yet I arise and continue to choose love over hatred and resentment, I continue to be happy despite of all the miserable events, I stay with the one I love and I remain true to life no matter how challenging my everyday is.

The past four years wasn’t a trouble-free journey, I may have few regrets about this and that, things I should have done or done better but I have learned how to live and embrace every downfall no matter how throbbing things can be. I’m thankful for every single morning that I wake up and take breathes, I have so much to be grateful that none of those miserable times can put me down. I may not have everything now but that won’t stop me from enjoying life.

2013 wasn’t a grandiose year to account, I travel less because we need to set aside for a special project that didn’t really progress right, I was busy at work trying to figure out how to make it big, I was occupied with family issues left and right, I was emotionally unsteady for reasons I don’t know, well, maybe that was a part of being 40 and old, a minion to my own kinfolk and a dud to my own league. 😀 Yes, the ways to win my own battle is laugh, and give a real nice shot, dream big and love much!

My four lovely years of blogging and travels, and sundates, and shopping remains thee I love, oh these earthly things how can I resist? I pray for another sunny year of breakfast dates, and family times, and mommy-times to my two B’s.


Happy Birthday Blog, more to us! Let’s celebrate this summery month! ♥



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Hong Kong, Last Part

On our last day in Hongkong, husband and I start off our day earlier and I already packed our things before we left Golden Court. I don’t want the inconvenience of last minute cramming.

We make use of MTR from Tin Hau to TST. From Nathan Road we wander all the way to Salisbury Road and down the streets husband and I would stop to get photos of structures, lanes, of us at the cutting edge. We ended at the Avenue of Stars, which is located at the southern end of Salisbury Garden.

Avenue of Stars was constructed to pay tribute to outstanding professionals of Hong Kong film and industry, to promote tourism industry and to consolidate Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s World City.

What to see?

Statue of Hong Kong Film Awards. The 4.5-meter tall Hong Kong Film Awards sculpture is located at the entrance of the Avenue of Stars. “She” welcomes you to the Avenue and beckons you into this magical tribute to movies.

Hand Imprint of famous Chinese artists, Jacky Chan and Bruce Lee.

Souvenir Kiosks

Cutely-designed mobile carts, these carts sell light refreshment, drinks and souvenirs too.



Subsequently we stopover at Clock Tower, which is a landmark in Hong Kong located at the southern shore of TST, Kowloon. It was like passing by because we were looking for a place to dine for breakfast.

And for the second time, we chose Café de Coral. We have Hokkaido Milk with add on Macaroni Soup for HKD3 only. Such a steal 🙂 !

And we give M&S at Ocean Centre a quick look after. Happily, I score 3 tops from the “Sale” racks for HKD295. We also stepped in to Sa Sa to buy some fragrances for pasalubong, some makeup sponge, Burt’s Bees lip balm, and foot rasp for DIY foot spa at home. Elizabeth Arden 100ml cost HKD98.

We hurriedly left TST after buying all the things we needed to and had lunch at Thai BBQ Kitchen in Electric Road, Tin Hau before we went back to our room. I missed to get photos of the appetizing meal we consume right away. Btw, we paid HKD88 only for an order of chicken and beef dishes.

And we bought cake slices from Mimosa Patisserie, I remember we got Chocolate Truffle and, and okay I forgot the other one 🙂 . The slices were sold for HKD20+, which I find a little pricey compared to our local cakes (which is far more delectable than this!).

It’s Valentine’s Honey! We may not have spent our meal over a fancy restaurant however, this is much pleasurable. Me and you on a foreign land sharing a slice of sweetness 🙂 !

Our flight back to Manila was scheduled at 6:00pm however we need to catch the bus at 2:00pm. We left Tin Hau just in time via Bus E11, which will transports us direct to HKIA. Unlike our Manila buses, these buses have luggage racks, which is very appropriate for travelers. Also, it’s comfortable and relatively inexpensive transport option.

In less than an hour we arrived at HKIA and getting lost in an extremely large, world-class airport is a pretty normal thing 🙂 ! After several rounds and inquiry we finally arrived at PAL check in counter, which is located at Terminal 2. Getting there from Terminal 1 is by an inter-terminal shuttle.


After check in and immigration procedures husband and I walk around to find a place to snack. Though choices were plenty, we had muffins and hot drinks only from McCafé to save some space for the airline dinner 🙂 .

Shopping is another bustle to look forward in HKIA. I had the chance to visit Zara but didn’t buy any and bought only two cartons of cigarettes from Free Duty. That’s how we spent our waiting time.

I cannot remember if we boarded on time at 5:20pm, all I have in mind that time is to go home safe in Manila and to see Bea 🙂 .

We would be missing Hong Kong of course, the food, the chilly weather, the inexpensive shopping, the MTR rides, bus and tram rides –the whole HK experience! I even attempt to rebook our flight to Manila however rebooking fee would cost us too much so we give up the idea.

Our flight to Manila is via Boeing 747, luckily we chance window seats though it was almost at the rear part of the aircraft nevertheless, it was still comfortable and even.

I didn’t felt any headache during take offs, so, while we’re on sky-high I enjoy gaming on the LCD screens.

Not long dinner was served, yehey 🙂 !  This will be the most unforgettable Valentine Dinner ever –on air via PR307! We enjoyed the delicious serving of warm rice topped with pork and veggie, a piece of bake goodie from Bizu and cola. Husband even asked for red wine, it was such a tasty and filling dinner.

We arrived Manila Terminal 2 by 8:00pm. I failed to check Watsons in Hong Kong for cheap chocolates, so, we dropped by at Duty Free Shop to take home some for the kids. The airport taxi took us home and finally, we’re back home safe and sound 🙂 !

Not everyone is fortunate to be the victor, and it’s not every day that chance like this would happen. It may come only once or even not at all, hence, I am grateful despite the ordeals of life beyond I am blessed!

Thank you to all the people who made this trip possible and worthwhile – for the FREE tickets, Ms. AJ for all the reminders, BDO for the forex, Nanay for looking after Bea, Petron Megaplaza for keeping Winnie for 3 days, Joel N. and wife Meribeth for all the arrangements in HK, Wesley for the Macau tour, Jimmy and Doray for welcoming us at Golden Court, and to all the people who genuinely wishes us “happy trip” before we left Manila. We really had one 🙂 !

And lastly, Lord, thank you for these blessing…


Hong Kong-Macau, Day Two

Feb 13 – Husband and I were supposed to be up and prepared by 7am because Joel N. and his wife would be meeting us for breakfast however, it was colder than the preceding day. Temperature had dropped down to 8 degrees C and it was cloudy with bits of light shower later on. We even didn’t make an attempt to turn on the ac as we sleep and yet it was freezing, and getting a bath is an ordeal. Since husband and I didn’t lug too much clothes I wore the Esprit pullover knit top I bought the night before. I need a thicker clothing this time.

We left Tin Hau area by Island Tram to Wanchai with Joel N. and his wife. We were supposed to dine at Rose Kitchen however, it was still closed for breakfast.

We end up at Café de Coral –the leading Chinese fast food chain in HK. Similar to McDonald’s and Jollibee, you can’t order anything that is not offered during breakfast. And most of their crew doesn’t speak English so if you know Cantonese that would be an advantage, otherwise you can always do the ordering by pointing at the picture 🙂 , hehehe…

Mapple Chicken Fillet, roasted chicken fillet with maple syrup, sausage, thick toast with butter and freshly brewed coffee. The three of them got this set. Roasted chicken is tasty 🙂 !

Hokkaido Milk, Hokkaido Milk scrambled egg with plus sausage, thick toast with butter and milk tea. This is my set, which I enjoyed with that silky smooth and aromatic milk tea without that bitter after-taste! Yum!

Café de Coral breakfast set cost around HDK20-30 only, good value for money!

Husband and I were Macau bound that day and since Joel N. and wife cannot join us Joel N. called a colleague in Macau to help us get around the countryside.

They went along with us at the HK-Macau Ferry Terminal in Shun Tak Centre, Sheung Wan. Since it was a Sunday, there were plenty of travelers and ticketing is a busy sight. Turbo Jet would transport us to Macau at 12:45pm, fare is HKD146.00 Economy Class.

We got a window aisle seat, which was good if there was no rain because we get to see the sea and its surroundings. Travel time is about an hour from HK to Macau. I’m used to riding ferries and small boats but this ride was different, my first time to feel seasickness 😦 . Maybe because the sea was rough, so, the rocking motion of the craft is still normal.

Arriving in Macau, you need to pass Immigration too so your passport will be required. Wesley met us at the Macau Ferry Terminal. He was our tour guide and official photographer to this Macau break.

Before we started our tour, I discussed with him the places I wanted to see, given that limited time I know we should make plans 🙂 .

I bumped with The Venetian mascot our way out…

From the ferry terminal there’s a free ride going to The Venetian, so we make use of it to save on. Btw, HKD is accepted in Macau so no need to change it to MOP.

The Venetian-Macao Resort Hotel was grand, no not just grand it was classy, every part is eye-catching. Wesley knew where and what to see inside the hotel so we let him do the job 🙂 .

The Grand Canal Shoppes, referred to as Asia’s most unique and opulent shopping destination surrounds most finest brands. It houses 330 stores, such a wow! However, it is because we have a very limited time I didn’t have the chance to peep to any of it…sigh!

Anyway, the best part of this experience is touring the interiors under a permanent blue sky.

Gondola Ride is one of The Venetian’s major amusement, Gondoliers will serenade you as you take a leisurely ride through, the San Luca, Marco Polo and Grand Canals, aboard a beautifully crafted Venetian gondolas. Husband and I settled of watching these things, I think MOP108 is a little lavish for us.

Every inch of this hotel is extravagance, its bright settings takes elegance to a new level.

Btw, we have a quick peek at the Casino, where picture taking is now allowed.

And before we left The Venetian, we gave Portuguese-Macanese cuisine a try. This eatery is Wesley’s recommendation.

I don’t exactly remember what we had but I kept photos of that irresistible special combinations.

This chicken dish is like curry with a different flavor-blending culture seasoned with spices and coconut milk and baked –I assume its Macanese. This spilling over serving cost HKD55.

Husband had pork rib, which was seasoned and baked too, served like rice toppings. Cost of this appetizing plate is around HKD50. You will find this affordable dining at the Festivita Food Court though you have the option to sample fine dining at the 30 stylish restaurants throughout the resort.

Even from outside The Venetian is picturesque, I wanted to be back and explore more of its attractions and amenities especially the shopping part Honey 🙂 .

From The Venetian, City of Dreams is a stone’s throw away. Wesley took us for a quick look around the casino.

The breathtaking show at The House of Dancing Water is a must see; I would add in this on my second visit perhaps.

We took the free ride going to our next destination, Mocha –this club features electronic gaming. Husband and I tried the video baccarat and lost some HKD20 after a few game. Ain’t bad for a little fun and leisure, right? I noticed that most Pinoy workers favored this place during time off. Like what we did at City of Dreams, Wesley asked over if we want to avail the membership and so we did! It’s free anyway 🙂 .

Next stop was Grand Emperor Hotel, I remember we went on foot from Mocha to this casino hotel, which is located at the heart of Macau’s entertainment and commercial district. Like many tourist who come and go at the hotel lobby, we went there to see the 78 pieces of gold bars under the floor surrounding the fountain, which was said to be owned by Jacky Chan.

And what amaze every guest is the two guards wearing red tunics and bearskins, photo op is welcome so don’t forget to steal the moment. Maybe because we exit on the other side of the hotel, we didn’t see the golden carriage.

Just a small tip, don’t have your photo taken at the middle part of the fountain facing the main entrance. You don’t want some officer call your attention at all 🙂 .

From Grand Emperor, Senado Square is a 15-minute leisurely walk. We have to cover from side streets because of light rains. It’s fun and at the same time we get to check some stores along our way.

It’s because Chinese New Year just ended a week ago during this visit, the square was decked with fragrant flowers, money tree, Chinese lanterns and glimmering lights.

Going to Ruins of St. Paul’s you wouldn’t missed Saint Dominic Church, which is located on a junction. We pay a visit and like we always do, wish the first time you step in.

I remember buying some Macau souvenir shirts, 5 pieces for HKD100.

Before hitting the main road again, Wesley warned us. I thought he was joking when he asked if we were ready for a food trip, which turned out to be more of a food-treat on the streets of Rua de Sao Paolo. Be ready to sample assortment of pork barbeque (bakk-wa in SG and HK) and almond cookies.

I remember having a mouthful of sample while store vendors keep on offering me more and more. I know husband enjoyed this experience very much, c’mon Honey I caught you seizing anything that pleases your eyes 🙂 .

We bought boxes of almond cookies, egg rolls and meat jerky all from Pastelaria Koi Kei, which is recognized as the most popular food souvenir in Macau. Almond Cookies priced at HKD35 per box.

The base of the most well-known historic monument in Macau is just a few steps away from this food stalls. Ruins of St. Paul’s (Pinoy call it Putol na Simbahan) refer to a façade of what was the originally the church of Mater Dei built in 1602-1640.

We explore the place and take photos like most tourists care for. Thanks to Wesley for those decent shots of us together on this wonderful place 🙂 .

And to our last stop –Macau Fisherman’s Wharf. From Senado Square we took bus 3A to Ferry Terminal and getting at the theme park would be a 10-minute walk. We actually have pictures only and a view of the complex. By this time, I was already so tired and all I wanted was to go back in our hostel. I would find time to explore this side next time (should fortune allow me to…). There’s more to see in Macau so husband says we need to make the most of our time on our next visit, I wonder when is this Honey? hehehe…

Wesley was with us until we checked in back to Hong Kong. He was one of the nicest Pinoy guys in Macau who does tour guide as part of their living, so, don’t forget to hand over some HKD before you depart. Thank you for the plenty of stories and for the friendliness, we would definitely see you soon Bro 🙂 !

Our sailing schedule back to HK was at 10:30pm however, you can take an earlier schedule provided that the seats are still available. We were lucky to get a slot via New World First Ferry this time; the route would be Macau to Kowloon for HKD175. Night sailing is expensive than day service.

Joel N. met us at Kowloon Ferry Terminal and walked with us from Canton Street to Nathan Street. Since the following day would be a work day, Joel N. had to retire early so we part directions at the MTR. He was so regretful that he wasn’t able to spend more time with us during this trip nevertheless, thank you for all the arrangements. Husband and I would be back soon 🙂 !

By the way, before we left TST we shopped at H&M –polo shirts for HKD79.90, oversized tee and leggings for SAM HKD129.00, basic tees for P HKD49.90 each, fancy make up starting from HKD29.90 to HKD49.90. I didn’t get anything for me 😦 .

And before we went back to Tin Hau, husband and I alight at Causeway Bay for a very late supper. We pick out this hole-in-the-wall eatery at the back alleys of Causeway Bay, which is very much like Estero in Binondo, I don’t even get the name because it was written in Chinese.

The super later dinner with no captions,

Braised Beef brisket and tendon

Barbeque Pork Roast

That’s how we ended our second day in Hong Kong, cheap eats!

Hong Kong, Day One

After the Manila hostage-taking incident of Hong Kong nationals last September, husband and I concede with our plans of visiting Hong Kong. Even my family especially my Tatay didn’t approve us getting to that foreign ground. It is because everyone we knew feared that the relationship between the two countries (PI and HK) wasn’t all right and that security would be a question too. 

It is also because our ticket was expiring soon, we find the schedule a little too tight for us last year, and so, we totally scratch the trip from our calendar. But really I have that slight regret about us not taking the FREE tickets 😦 .

Dear Elna, 

I’m writing you to follow up with your target date for the trip for two to Hong Kong that you won last August. You may avail the prize until March 2011. Do let me know until December 21 if you already have a specific date in mind. Please provide name in your passport and the plus one that you are taking with you during the trip. 


I was still probably blessed 🙂 when the organizers emailed me last December 16, repeating to me the freebie and it’s not that, they told me that they extended the tickets until March 2011. I was like jumping in happiness and excitement, who wouldn’t be? Without further ado, I started reading reviews and forums; I need a crystal-clear guide to this trip.

HK visit in 2008


My previous visits to Hong Kong were different from this upcoming one. Before, everything was provided from accommodation, transfers, tour, meals, etc. –all you need is to make yourself ready for the adventure. And this time, it would be like Hongkong 101. I would be like a first time HK tourist like my husband, should learn the basics, the do’s and don’ts.

I picked the date; our travel was scheduled on February 12-14 – why not? I would love to celebrate Heart’s Day away from Manila this time. And that would be my idea of getting a vacay, there should be a justifiable occasion so to give good reason for the expense, hehehe…

I have been reading a lot of forums three weeks prior to our departure. There were plenty of things to complete like we need to book a hostel, plan the places to go, check fares and fees, bus routes and so on and so forth. Coincidentally during my planning husband was able to make contact with his HK based colleague. To make the story fast forward, the friend arrange our accommodation 🙂 .

Feb 12 – we reached NAIA Terminal 2 at 8am; our flight was scheduled at 10am. We ensure we don’t get late this time, our Boracay flight last month was a big lesson for us, right Honey? 🙂 After we checked in our luggage and finished the immigration we spent our time at the departure lounge. The first thing we did was to grab something to eat; I don’t remember us having breakfast that morning back home. We had coffee and pastry from Café France; I remember it was still Delifrance the last time I boarded at Terminal 2. We even get by to check Duty Free shops and compare prices outside. 

It was already 9:30am, (boarding time on boarding pass says 9:15am) when boarding was announced and gate was opened.

Yes, this is it! We’re flying via PR0318/Airbus 320. The airliner left Manila on time and I was happy that for the first time I am flying with husband out of the country.


I always love airline meals especially of PAL because they served rice meals 🙂 . The last time I boarded Cathay Pacific we were given a sandwich only, so, most of the passengers asked for an extra sandwich. The common Economy Class service meal of PAL composed of a rice meal (pork or chicken), fruit juice or cola and pastry (Red Ribbon). Husband and I was so satisfied, we were thinking at least, we saved spending hard cash for lunch 🙂 .

We arrived in Hong Kong on time, 12:15pm via HKIA Terminal 1. It was freezing cold when we first stepped outside the aircraft going to Immigration. It was so different from Manila’s average temperature. Husband and I didn’t wait long for our luggage to arrive, and our way out. That was our first challenge –to look for the bus stops and board the correct bus going to the city. We were told to ride Bus E11 going to Tin Hau, where our hostel is located. And btw, I slide a Hong Kong Map on my bag before we went out of the airport. It was our handbook during this entire DIY flight.

Since the friend was not available to pick us at the airport he gave us a detailed direction on how and where to descend. It was our first time to ride a double-decker bus; we chose to stay at the upper level so we can enjoy the scenery as we head for Hong Kong Island.

Bus E11 last stop was Tin Hau Station, which is located at 1 King’s Road inside Park Tower, so, it was very convenient for us. This leading also to the MTR Station and right next to it was Golden Court, which was our HK address for the time being. I had very little idea of what awaits us; Google wasn’t able to show me enough info on my searches for “Golden Court”. Anyway, we asked the lobby guard for Jimmy whom husband had speak before leaving Manila. I swear, I didn’t understand any from that guard and the only lucid word I heard was 11th Floor.

Our coming was expected and we were welcomed by Doray, who by the way is a Filipina. She directed us immediately to our room and there goes me, examining the basic room facilities.


The space can fit in two/three people, equipped with twin bed and a single bed, which we used as station for our luggage.

There’s television with TFC channel, ac, private bathroom with water heater, two pairs of slippers, towels, wardrobe cabinet and wifi (specified spot is on that single bed only). Just don’t expect anything posh because for HKD300/day only, this one is value for your money.

Soon as we get settled, we went out to see husband’s friend. After a few turns and wrong ways, we met up Joel N. He and husband met three years ago and became associates because of their former boss, S. And even after Joel’s departure in Manila they speak to once in a while. I didn’t have the chance to meet him in Manila, so, it’s my first time to meet him in HK. It was a short meet because Joel was still at work. He let us use one of his mobile phone so calls and sms would be cheaper.

And our adventure begins, from a corner store that sells street food husband and I get hold of something to eat.

Fish Balls and Egg Puffs cost us HKD28

It is because we were not yet accustomed to riding buses, trams and MTR we wander Causeway Road by foot. We passed by Hong Kong Central Library our way to Causeway Bay.

And Sogo was having Clearance Sale so imagine the people that flocked the district that day. We went to Sogo for a quick look around but bought nothing despite my almost liking to buy a Le Pliage bag.

We went from corner to corner until we get to Times Square. This is one of HK’s mega-malls, flagship stores are Marks & Spencer and Lane Crawford. We were partly looking for a place to dine in however, we didn’t find any that would fit our budget (should be HKD30/meal only Honey 🙂 ), hehehe…as this writing progress, I learned that there’s a City Super at the basement of Times Square and one of the famous stop is Curry in a Hurry.

McDonald’s was just across Times Square so we settle down and ordered extra value meals. We had EVM Quarter Pounder HKD30.80, Quarter Pounder with Cheese (Ala Carte) HKD19.20 and McWings Platter HKD26.  We both love this entrée!

Afterwards, we went to TST (Tsim Sha Tsui) by MTR. From Causeway Bay we took the Sheung Wan direction to Admiralty, then, took the interchange line going to Tsue Wan.

I suggest you get an Octopus Card, an electronic fare card that is accepted by almost all forms of public transport, convenience store and restaurants. It’s easy and convenient to use and saves time especially for people on the go. Adult cost HKD150.00

Nathan Road wasn’t new to me, and TST side is still recognizable despite my shadowy eyes. Hello Shopping District!

During those two occasions that I luckily joined the company-sponsored pleasure trip, TST is our HK address, Marco Polo to be exact. I’ve been to Gateway and Prince both. This side of HK offers non-stop shopping opportunities and I can’t help but step in to outlet stores located along Peking Road and Canton Road. T’is is Hongkong, shopping is all ye round 🙂 !

Getting around this side of the city is easy however, I warn you –a comfy shoe is a must because walking would be non-stop too.

We head home around 11pm as we need to catch the MTR or else we would be compelled to take an expensive cab to Tin Hau.

I went home with an Esprit purchase, while husband bought a bonnet from H&M for HKD69.90


Back to Tin Hau, we realized that we skipped dinner and it’s because the vicinity is classified as residential most eatery were already closed. By chance, we discover that a 7-11 store was located at the other side of Golden Court so we immediately grab hold of Carbonara for HKD13.90 and Steamed Rice with Beef Brisket and Tendon for HKD20.50; Coke in can sold for HKD6. It was so cold outside; the temperature had dropped down so after reheating our food, we went back to our room.

We stayed underneath the blankets while watching Pinoy shows via TFC, I was so tired, my legs were in pain. I cannot recall who dozed up first between husband and me. All I remember was we had a grand time 🙂 !

out and about

Whew! It has been a while. After almost three weeks in hiatus, I am not so sure if this come back will be 100%. The long pause is because I was out more so often these days or it is either my real job occupied most my precious time. And the least I could do is to peep at this blog every other day and make sure that this page is still mine 🙂 .

I had a wonderful and lovely month of February folks and I hope you had one too!

Like what I enlisted on my last post, things to do and things to look forward. HAPPY to say almost completed as of date 🙂 .

From buying a new luggage and getting on an airliner with my other half.

I got an American Tourister, which husband and I brought in HK. I would want another luggage, but that needs sometime and a little wait for the luggage sale in State Center.

I didn’t let passed the last few days of the Bluecross Sale. I tried on several pieces but bought nothing at all, that is what you call self-control, hehehe…

I had our DIY HK itinerary readied however, things change on the last minute. I have no regrets after all 🙂 . Our HK vacay was a very memorable occasion.

We get to celebrate Heart’s Day shopping in Kowloon district and a dinner date up and away via Boeing 747.

We had the chance to explore Macau and tried our luck on playing baccarat games. We didn’t win any HKD but it was an encounter, which will be remembered.

My SL conversion was timely so shopping is LOVE all year round!


And finally, after 10 years, my service was acknowledged. It feels good receiving that envelope oh, I mean plaque 🙂 .

I spend last weekend with my maternal cousins and remembered our Lola Ina’s birthday, she could have been celebrating her 89th but she was taken before that.

Sending our greetings to the sky –still a Happy Birthday Ina! We miss you…

Sometimes there are things that happen naturally and things we should work on to make it happen. My take is at the end of each day, be thankful for the day that was and count even the smallest things. Life is good!

This weekend would be FUN as we make sand castles and bonfires. Beach bound this time 🙂

P.S. I promise to do a detailed post of our HK-Macau trip soon…

Friday ramblings

Hello, Friday! I’m back! I’m back after the busy months of December and January. You know the season is overflowing with events and time for merriment, so, I was all the time occupied, or you would caught me at home trying to get a decent sleep…that was it after a very remarkable birthday month 🙂 .

Okay, CNY happened this week and as I welcome the year of the Metal Rabbit I wish good health, good fortune and a peaceful life. Probably more blessings and winnings 🙂

What I look forward during this lovely month of February?

–          HK vacay

–          Tenure award

–          Beach bumming with the girls

–          SL conversion…hehehe

–          And, and, I tell you soon when the papers are out 🙂

And this weekend, I need more energy to pull of these things,

–          Purchasing Workshop (last session)

–          Buy a new luggage

–          Check Debenhams again (last na to promise 🙂 )

–          Prepare itinerary for HK trip

–          Prepare my Living Cities entry

–          Find time to exercise 🙂


It’s RED Friday! Have a happy weekend folks!