Family trips

Our little princess Abigail has been traveling with us since 4 months old. Stay tune for more of our family trips!

Honeymoon in Maldives

A place where romance begins... And there is never a blue as beautiful as the waters of Maldives!

Sinchow Vietnam!

Go to Vietnam. Indulge yourself in the peaceful Hmong villages in Sapa, or experience cruising at The New 7 Wonders of Nature - Halong Bay.

Go West to U.S.

Napa Valley! San Francisco! And Monterey!.

Bali oh Bali~

We've done it 3 times!! Couple trip 2009, friends trip 2010, and family trip 2014.

Hello Macau, the oriental Portugal

Walking the oriental Europe. Remember to taste the most authentic Portuguese tarts!.

London

I was just a touch-and-go tourist in a short 3 days...

Babymoon in Boracay

Sea, sand, sun. And a new family member in my tummy!

Marrakech, a hidden jewel

Of palm groves, fire dancing, and dromedaries.

Siem Reap - day and night

Back to the ancient kingdom and find the tomb raider in you.

Home Cooking

Just some recipes and home cuisine for my family and baby.

Welcome to my blog!! 欢迎到访!!

No matter how you get here, I wanna say a big THANK YOU for visiting my blog. Do come back often for more! Blessed because we're given the chance to share. Thank you for visiting! 无论你是刻意或者不刻意的来到这里,都进来坐坐、聊聊天吧。幸福不是必然的,而是懂得分享人生的喜悦。谢谢到访!

September 22, 2010

Happy Mooncake Festival!! 又一年了。。中秋节快乐~

又一年咯!二姨又来给我做月饼了。是我最爱“拍”的猪猪公仔饼。

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(看我这残样。。就是一连几天准备audit的后遗症。。终于忙完了!)

September 21, 2010

Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace Historical Site and One Pillar Pagoda

One of the few highlights to visit in Hanoi is Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Lăng Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh). It is located in the center of Ba Ðình Square, which is the place where Uncle Ho read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945, and formed the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

Securities guarding at the gate. No camera allowed in the mausoleum.

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September 17, 2010

Diaries of the Maid of Honor (17-Sep-10)

Shared by aunt Joyce: Isn't it funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us?

When a Hen's nite turns out to be a Bride-to-be party!


September 15, 2010

SilkAir Explorers - Win one year's worth of air tickets!!

Great news to share with travel bloggers!!

Now you have a chance to win free flights to 33 destinations with SilkAir.

Man...IT'S UP TO ONE YEAR'S WORTH OF AIR TICKETS.

How?

Click on this link and you'll find out more - VIETNAM: WALKING THE SAPA FANSIPAN


September 8, 2010

Sen Restaurant (Buffet) @ Hanoi

Orite I don't feel like describing much on my own words because I'm lazy to blog today... but since I still drooled over the lunch buffet had in Sen, let me share with you in case you're travelling to Hanoi and wanna look for nice buffet.

Nestled by a lotus pond near West Lake, Sen (Lotus) Restaurant is the ideal enclave for nature and food lovers alike.

The owner has designed the restaurant to overcome the narrow lanes of the area, giving the space a good view of West Lake. Inside the two terracotta-roofed villas, the wooden furniture, Vietnamese paintings and vases of lotus evoke the feeling of an ancient house of the Orient.

With the idea of designing the garden as a northern rural village market to provide patrons a beautiful setting to enjoy a meal, food stalls were made from rattan or bamboo frames baskets, round bamboo trays, and low bamboo tables. Female stall servers wear traditional four-paneled traditional dresses, and male servers wear plain brown clothes.

The special buffet is offered in the garden, which is out of the air-conditioning, but is still cool from the breeze off the lake and sweet-smelling from the blooming palm trees.

With the evening buffet at VND110,000 and lunch at VND90,000 – not including drinks, patrons have a wide variety of favourites to choose from – 60 traditional foods from three regions.

Traditional dishes such as thenem sen (lotus rolls), cha ca (grilled fish), bun cha (grilled pork with noodles) or banh duc look particularly tempting.

Nice environment. Spacious and relaxing.

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The interior. I am not sure why we were seated inside instead of in the garden per described. Everything was arranged by our Vietnamese friend. Really wide variety of food to chose from!

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Food time! See what did we get.

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Drinks not included. But at reasonable price.

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Lotus deco everywhere in the garden. 'Sen' is the name of the restaurant, meaning Lotus. Great value of food quality at the price paid.

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My rank: 4/5 (for buffet)

No 10, Lane 431, Au Co Road, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
Tel: (04) 7199242, 9135225, 7199857
Hours: 11am – 2 am (lunch) and 6pm – 10pm (dinner)
Comment: Outdoor atmosphere, view of West Lake, traditional food

September 7, 2010

The Princess Wedding Diaries - in transition 。公主嫁到 - 迁移篇

Finally in July 2010 I'm engaged and now it's time for me to start a new chapter in my Princess Diaries. My best friend Michelle (or Michelle Anne) honored me with the invitation to be her Maid Of Honor in this Nov, so I kept a series of MOH diaries. By then, I told myself that I'm gonna start my own series of Wedding diaries after completed my task as her MOH. Counting down to another 2 months, I'll be walking down the aisle with joyous blessings to her as a bride-to-be, and I can't wait to be there for her bridal shower! *hearts*

So now it's a transition period from MOH to a bride-to-be, and she's even more excited than myself does. =) What a sister. Lately we're discussing about topics of wedding, and it's funny when we discovered some bride-to-be suddenly behave so awkwardly after announcing their engagement. Some started to become too envious and proud of themselves being a bride. What matters is you are happy with your own wedding preparation, style, ideas, comfy ways... Quite sad to see these people comparing, suspicious about the wedding stuffs or sometimes burst the entire lifestyle. We term these people - Bridezillas. =P Good one!

I'm impressed by Vintage gowns, like Vera Wang's...oooo... I love organza, lace, sequins and details in the fabric. Been searching for Vintage designs and hoping to find one in Aspial later on. To be realistic, tailor made white gown is not in my list, my budget varies from Mich's as the whole wedding thingy is different. I have to spare $$ for Maldives (bloody expensive, I wish I'm earning USD). But it's ok, I love DIY stuffs, add more soul to the item when it's full of love. Gonna handmade my reception stuffs. Wanna create a WOW effect to the attendees because I'm bored of conventional wedding dinner...

Now... teasers to my favorite Vintage gown designs (photos from various sources, only for illustration purpose)!






Or maybe a funky rock n roll wedding! Rockers in da house!






Till then. Thanks for reading.

September 3, 2010

公主今天好心情~

看过《家好月圆》了吗?最近又再看,蛮好的。我发觉现实生活中真的有类似SA姨的人,因猜疑心重而挖烂自己的脸的人哦。有一part阿月、管家仔和阿庆比手画脚在讨论事情,SA姨突然发癫骂人然后把糗事扯到自己身上咯。。莫名其妙。 一字记之曰:蠢。

记得有个blogger说过,一些事事追踪你,然后不爽你又匿名中伤你的人,即使是haters,也是你的readers。赞成!I love my readers,即使你不喜欢我,还是来追踪我哦。*感动哦* =P

Coffee night with baby. 没有 Avocado 相伴,只好滴越南咖啡,谈谈马尔代夫咯。如果可以去 The Rania Experience 挥霍一次,那该多好。不要紧,阳光、沙滩、海浪依然,倒数着。。。还有13个月吧。

Meanwhile。。。
很快又会去浮罗交怡岛(我的台湾朋友称郎卡威 - direct translate)醉一醉了,爽!
还有大把照片未edit。。。糟!
project未完成。。。惨!
拜六去添家私。。。oh yea~

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-It's Friday-
公主嫁到》

September 1, 2010

《我们最恩爱竞赛》Friends I need your votes!!

各位朋友高抬贵手,如果你是CARI的网友,请到此:谈婚论嫁》《我们最恩爱竞赛》第三组投我一票,我是B-72。谢谢!(他人都在贴外拉票,我必须追赶上才能哪。。)朋友们帮帮我忙,感激感激。(中级会员就可以投了)

什么复杂的程序都不需要,只要在 B-72 旁边的格子打个勾就可以投了。

*我没犯规* 网管说管不着的。

Dear readers and friends, I participated in this competition of CARI's forum, please support me by voting for B-72 in this LINK (click on the link).

AS EASY AS ABC, JUST PUT A TICK BESIDE B-72, SUBMIT AND IT'S DONE!!

Thank you for your support. Lots of blessings to you~

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