Thursday, December 18, 2014

Macau & Hong Kong Trip: Part 5

This is the final post for this trip. Finally done with writing about it after 1 year and 3 months. Anyways, here's the rest of the other posts for the trip:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Continuing with Day 6, we wanted to visit a museum at this hospital but it was closed. If i didn't remember wrongly, i think it was closed for renovation.

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Lunch that day was at a noodle restaurant and i had beef noodles.

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We spent most of our time shopping, mainly at the Ladies Market and its vicinity.

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We had dessert at Hui Lau Shan. I did ate at one of their outlets in Malaysia before and had the same dish as this time in Hong Kong.

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Bird's nest in coconut milk

For dinner, we bought some food back to our hotel.

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Having a feast in our room

This also marks the end of Day 6. It was quite a relaxing day, just shopping and eating.

On Day 7, we had breakfast at the same Dim Sum restaurant where we also had breakfast on our first morning in Hong Kong.

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The restaurant name, London Restaurant.

Then we went to return our public transport card. We took the train everywhere we went so we bought the card as it would be cheaper than always buying a ticket.

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Its like the ezlink card in Singapore but in Hong Kong they call it Octopus card.

We did some last minute shopping at the Ladies Market before going back to our hotel to pack our luggage and wait for our airport transfer. We arrived at the airport quite early until we could not even check in. So we went to shop around and went to eat.

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My last meal in Hong Kong, Burger King.

After checking in, we took our own sweet time to get to the gate and also went shopping along the way. I vividly remembered that our gate was quite far cause we had to take a train to get there. There was no bridge linking to the plane so we had to hop on a bus that brings us to the plane. After experiencing this, we were all exclaiming that we took three different modes of transport within a couple of hours.

Finally i've completed posting about this Macau and Hong Kong trip. It was my first overseas trip without parents (excluding school trips). When i go overseas with my parents, they would opt for a tour guide so we had a transport everywhere we went. But this trip with my cousins was free and easy and they brought me to most places by foot (Macau) and train (Hong Kong). I've really never walked so much overseas until this trip to Macau. Besides Malaysia and Thailand, i've never went free and easy in any other countries. With so many differences to all my past overseas trips, this trip was totally a fresh experience.

Friday, December 05, 2014

10 Years Of Blogging

November 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of my blog. I started blogging on 2 November 2004 and this is my first post.



It was an extremely short post. Well, i just created my blog then and was just a primary school kid so how much could i write. During the beginning years of this blog, all i wrote about was what happened and what i did in both school and my daily life. As i grew up, i don't exactly write like that anymore. Although now i'm writing about my daily life on dayre but at a higher level of course and i don't write exactly everything i do everyday. I do believe that there are some happenings that should be kept private.


Example of my primary school standard, writing every single thing i do in a blog post.

However, i don't mean my writing standard is top notch. I admit that i have poor vocabulary and sometimes a particular word i want to use doesn't come to my mind or i don't know how to spell. But i'm trying to improve and blogging would be a good platform as it gives me the chance to always check the dictionary or thesaurus for words when i'm writing.

If you scroll through my archives, you will realise that there are no posts after October 2006 till October 2008. The reason is that i kept moving blogs during that period of time, creating new blogs either on blogger or on other blogging platforms. When i finally wanted to settle down on this blog, i couldn't find the posts for 2007 when i was importing the posts from various blogs.

I might have deleted those posts before i finally settled down on this blog but i still have photos from the posts in my Picasa album so i guess this would be a good post to put up those photos to reminisce what i did in 2007.


This was in June 2007, when i was in Bintan.


There were a few of such pictures. Wow, in 2007 i've already started taking OOTD pictures!


My secondary school besties and i having fun at my house.


Maplestory! Was really wasting lots of money and time on this game last time.


I was in the Personal Development Program in secondary school and i went on a learning trip to Malacca with them.


Straight after the learning trip, i went to Sunway Lagoon with my parents.



Just realise it is 2008 that i went to Hong Kong. I've always thought it was 2007! This would be the only highlight of 2008 which has posts that are deleted. I probably didn't blog much in the three quarters of 2008 cause i don't find many photos in the album or maybe i just didn't include photos in my posts.

This roughly sums up the many pictures i have from 2007 and 2008. Among those pictures were lots of other random pictures such as my exam paper showing my marks(can't believe i would post this), my shoes and fingers showing the peace sign, more maplestory screenshots and pictures grabbed from somewhere on the internet.

These 10 years of blogging has actually brought me to no where(wondering if there are even any readers?). I guess its the passion that kept me going on till today. But i think this passion has evolved now cause i have the desire to go a step higher in blogging, maybe from zero to a little something.

Being zero for 10 years? Wow, that's a great feat. Well, i started blogging when i was only in primary school so at that time, blogging was only for fun. Now, 10 years later, as a mature adult, its time i bring this blog into something more meaningful to my life and not just for fun.

All the best to me!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Posts On Dayre: July & August 2014

This is super backlog! Since i've also not been active only dayre, only posting once or twice a month, i shall combine two months into a single post. So here are my posts for July and August. Click on the images to view individual posts for those months or visit the main page of my dayre blog for my latest posts.







On a side note, dayre changed the desktop layout and i'm loving it!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Watami

Udon would always be my must-order when i dine at a Japanese restaurant but this is not the case when i dine at Watami. The reason is i don't like their noodles. I ordered it on my first few times there and struggled to finish it. It doesn't taste the same as the noodles from other Japanese restaurants and i guess that i just didn't like this unique taste.

However, one not good dish doesn't mean the food there is all not nice. Other restaurant offers classic Japanese food but Watami has dishes that are not commonly found in other restaurants.

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This wafu pizza is my all time favourite dish at Watami and its also the best pizza i've ever eaten. I've never seen pizzas at Japanese restaurants until i saw this at Watami. Its also unlike other pizzas as the crust is extremely thin which makes it crunchy. Udon is my must-order at other Japanese restaurants but at Watami, this wafu pizza is my must-order.

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Fries is also a dish i've never seen at Japanese restaurants except Watami. Its not salty and i like it so i've ordered it a few times. I like fries in general and i guess salty would be the only problem if i don't like the fries.

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Chawanmushi is available in every Japanese restaurant but Watami's chawanmushi has a unique factor. Chawanmushi are normally the first dish to arrive after placing an order. They are usually ready-made and kept in a steamer to keep it warm. However, the chawanmushi at Watami is always served the last and it is always so hot i have to wait for it to cool down before i could eat it. I guess it is made only after ordering so it takes long to be served and is piping hot.

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I think i've ever seen this at other Japanese restaurants but not all. There's nothing really special to this but i just feel that this could be a favourite dish. Just by having this dish could actually make me half full already cause there is rice so its a dish i would go for if i feel that i want to order less. Together with the wafu pizza, i think it would be enough for a meal.

Two years back, i wrote in a post that Sushi Tei is in my list of favourite Japanese restaurants. It is still in the list but now i'm adding Watami into the list.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Macau & Hong Kong Trip: Part 4

Continuing from Part 3, this post will be about Day 5 of the trip.

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We had Dim Sum for breakfast to start the day.

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Then we visited a temple in Wong Tai Sin and a shopping mall, both near the MTR station.

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Next we went to Avenue of Stars where handprints of artistes are exhibited.

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This is the handprint of Aaron Kwok.

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Near the Avenue of Stars was the clock tower.

The rest of the day was spent shopping at a mall and along the streets where we bought food back to our hotel for dinner. Hong Kong was more of shopping rather than sightseeing. We also had lunch at a Japanese restaurant in the mall.

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I had a few sushi dishes. Can't figure out what sushi is this though.

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Another of my sushi dish.

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There was a Korea exhibition at the mall and these two bears are so cute.

That's all for this post. Will continue in the next post which will be the last post for this trip.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Macau & Hong Kong Trip: Part 3

Finally here is part 3! Its been almost a year since i was on this trip and i have not finish blogging about it. Continuing from part 1 and part 2 which i ended day 3 in part 2.

Day 4

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Breakfast at the hotel which was our final meal in Macau

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Took the ferry at noon to Hong Kong

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The view from our hotel room

The first place we went to in Hong Kong after checking in to our hotel was Victoria Peak.

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The beautiful view of Hong Kong from the peak

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This part of the peak had lots of dragonflies and they can be seen so clearly in the picture!

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Had wanton noodles for late lunch at the peak

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We were at the peak till sunset

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After watching the sunset, we went to the Madame Tussauds Museum which was also at the peak.

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This is the wax figure of Madame Tussaud herself, the founder of the museum.

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The making of the wax figures

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A definite must to have a picture with the man who transformed Singapore to what it is today. Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew.

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Adolf Hitler

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Albert Einstein

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Having a meal with cute pigs!

The whole of our first day in Hong Kong was spent at only Victoria Peak. It was already quite late when we came out of the museum and so we went back to our hotel and ended our day with dinner in our room.

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Instant noodles for dinner

That's all for this post. Will continue in the next post!