November 28, 2011 § 10 Comments
December Birthday Giveaway! 🙂
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December is my birth month and for all my followers & readers this will be my way of saying thank you! Get a chance to win 1500 worth of Gift Certificate from Aumbry.
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- Giveaway will run from November 28, 2011 to December 21, 2011.
- The winner will be chosen on December 23, 2011 via Random.org
- Announcement of winner will be on December 23 evening or 24 morning. 🙂
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November 26, 2011 § 2 Comments
Last day of our tour, as usual free chinese breakfast. After breakfast we waited for our ride. It was so cold that I started sneezing. Allergies!!! wooo! Hate those allergies. I took my medicine for allergies and hoped it will end soon. We went to pick-up the others.
The first three tourist spots that we were going to see that day were all near. They were just few blocks away from each other. First we went to the National Center for the Performing Arts.
National Center for the Performing Arts
Tiananmen Square is a a large city square in the center of Beijing. It 440,000 m² – 880m by 500m wide. It has been the site of several important event in Chinese history.
Forbidden City was the imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty upto the end of Qing Dynasty. It served as the house of emperors, households and other official. It is divided into two, the Inner court where the emperor, empress, concubines & other households resides & was used for day-to-day affairs of state while the Outer Court where the ceremonies are held.
According to our tour guide: this pavement is made up of 15 layers of bricks
In the Imperial Garden there are a lot of Cypress Trees planted because they believe it means LONGEVITY.
Fast Fact: These cypress trees are more than a 100 years old.
After the Forbidden City, we ate lunch at a thai restaurant. The food was okay. I think thai food here in the Philippines was better. 🙂 Anyway, we went directly to the Temple of Heaven after our lunch.
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven is the place where the Emperors of each Dynasty pray for good harvest and for thanksgiving. The Emperor would fast inside and talk to God by himself. Nobody could see whatever the Emperor is doing inside. It is also said that the Emperor is the one nearest to God.
Jumpshot again! 🙂
Ohh… I forgot! In china if you go to their public restroom mostly these are the urinals.
I wont forget about this urinal, China!
After seeing the temple, we went to the Wangfujing street. I smell shopping! 🙂
Wangfujing street is one of the most famous shopping street. Wangfujing street is also home to a number of large department stores, souvenir stores, streets food stalls and other goodies. In the street food stalls you’ll see a lot of unusual food being served. They have scorpions, starfish and many more. Didn’t try those because just thinking of the starfish being barbecued is kind of gross. I just like them in the sea. 🙂
Behind us is a big department store.
Street Food Stalls
Leather French Connection Jacket | H&M turtle neck top | Aumbry dress | Parisian shoes
November 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
Last sunday, I wore something light. 🙂 We did nothing that day so here’s what I wore. This is the first time I wore a skort (skirt + short) and I must say I love it. It’s very comfortable !
Top from bazaar | Skort from bangkok | Bag from bazaar | Wedges from Crocs
Feather earrings from bazaar | Yellow ribbon ring from Peachesontop.multiply.com | Bangles from cebu
Ohhh… I forgot to mention the brand of my lipstick is NYX and I got it from Prettygoddess from facebook. Soon I’ll upload the lippies that I bought. :))
November 20, 2011 § 2 Comments
Second day and the weather is getting colder and colder. By the way, we stayed in City Inn Hotel. It’s four star hotel near happy village. The place is clean and when you get out there is a nearby department store and some fast foods like KFC and Pizza Hut. Though the name is City Inn it is not literally located in the downtown area. It’s an hour away from the downtown. It’s near Happy Village, an amusement park. For the food during breakfast it’s the typical chinese food. They serve some familiar foods like fish fillet and arroz caldo. There is a small souvenir shop inside the hotel and the prices are okay compared to those sold in great wall and other tourist spots. The only problem we encountered was the communication with the front desk. So if you have problems you need an interpreter badly or you should be great with sign language. 😀
City Inn Front Desk or Reception Area with my mom as the model
The two beds with my mom as the model again. 😀
So much for our hotel here’s the itinerary for the second day.
Before the Jade Factory we passed by this Old building. This is really old! ( like a century-old?) It’s a gate.
First stop, Jade Factory
The place where my mom bought a lot of jade pendants. They said a Jade Pixu (a little dragon which eats anything but does not make popo :D) gives good luck and wealth.
Jades have different color. Those are jades. They have a lot displayed in the factory.
Jade Cabbage. These brings good luck. It costs a lot too.
A Pixu. Most establishments in Beijing have 2 Pixu statues before the entrance. (Goodluck!)
2nd stop: Great wall
Took us 1 and a half hour to get there. Facts: It was built to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups. In the northern part of the vast land of China there lies the Great Wall which stretches from east to west, winding over mountains, across grasslands and through deserts in numerous twists and turns. Spanning total of 5,600 km, it starts from the banks of the Yalu River in the east and meaders toward the Qilian and Tianshan Mountains in the west. It’s considered as one of the world’s seven wonders in the medieval times. Moreover, Neil Armstrong said that the Great Wall is one of the two construction projects on the earth that can be seen clearly from space.
Wear flat shoes or any shoes that are you’re comfortable with because you need a lot of walking and climbing the stairs. whew! Good thing the weather was cool that time.
The Great Wall.
After The Great Wall experience, we had lunch with chinese dishes. Honestly, I like some of the dishes because they are the same with the Filipino food.
With the group having out lunch.
After lunch, we went to Summer Palace. From the place we had lunch upto the Summer Palace it took us an hour and a half bus ride. (most of the time it would take us that long before we arrive to the next tourist spot)
Summer Palace Entrance
The four decoration on the door shows your position as an official. The more the higher the position.
Outside dragon lady’s room.
A very detailed roof.
Long Corridor with thousands of unique paintings.
After the summer palace, we went to Huawei.
You’ll get a tour around Hutongs, an old traditional alleyways and courtyard homes, riding a cycle rickshaw.
Cycle rickshaw, a traditional transportation in the alleys.
Cycle rickshaw waiting for customers. 😀
Short stop! Take a picture with the beautiful lake.
You’ll pass by bars, old houses & a lot of souvenir shops.
For dinner, we had to eat here. Main course: Pecking duck, a very popular dish in China.
They serve pecking duck here.
Mango Blazer | Black Sheep Shirt| Brown Braided Belt |Gray Scarf
Levi’s Denim Shorts | Black tights | Black Parisian Flats | Black satchel bag
November 14, 2011 § 2 Comments
Lately, I was not posting anything because my family and I had a vacation in Beijing, China! Woohoo! November 8, 2011 we had a four-hour plane ride from Manila to Beijing. When we arrived the cold weather welcomed us. Brrr… It was autumn there and approaching winter already. We have to wear jackets and closed shoes so we wont get cold easily. I love the weather it’s like the whole place is airconditioned.
We ate lunch because we have to wait for the other six people included in our tour. Since the other six arrived late we only get to see two tourist spots that day.
First day itinerary:
1. Bird’s Nest
It is officially known as National Stadium. It was opened for the 2008 Summer Olympics when China was the host country.
See the seats? A lot isn’t it? It could accommodate 100,000 people.
2. Water Cube
It is officially known as the National Aquatics Center. It was opened for the swimming competition in the Olympics. It’s a few walks away from the bird’s nest.
3. Acrobatic Night Show
Photos were not allowed but I got some few pictures before the show started and at the opening. The show was really nice! Even the oldies that was with us enjoyed the performances. An acrobatic show has become one of the most popular evening entertainments for tourists in Beijing. You can enjoy gravity-defying contortionism, juggling, chair-stacking, and plate-spinning acts, magics, mask changing and totally a lot more.
I took only two photos. boo!
Before the show starts
During the opening.
French Connection Leather Jacket | Thrifted Polka Top | Black tie | Levi’s Jeans | Thrifted Shoes | Black Bag | Black Ring from Cebu
November 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
November 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
Spent All Saint’s Day & All Soul’s day here in Leyte. We prepared spaghetti for those who will visit my dad. My dad’s mausoleum is still not finished. My mom described the mausoleum as a stage while my sister said it was like a barangay hall.
Here’s my OOTD:
White koream top | Black high waisted shorts | White Charles & Keith Sandals | Black ala Balenciaga Bag
All accessories are from a store in Cebu. I love that store because it’s like paradise of axxes. 😀
I’d like to thank those who remembered my dad. 😀