Sunday, January 27, 2019

Macau

Our day trip to Macau was super memorable for all of us because we almost missed the ferry back to Hong Kong. Never thought this could happen to me haha will share more further down this entry!

So we set off from the ferry terminal in Hong Kong! Had our breakfast at Lan Fong Yuen, one of the famous eateries in Hong Kong for their traditional milk tea and pork chop bun.



Monday, January 21, 2019

Hong Kong 2017

Went on a short trip to Hong Kong with my family and grandparents. Previously we went there with a tour agency and this time it was free and easy, planned entirely by yours truly! It was a very simple trip as we already covered the tourist attractions before.

I loved Hong Kong the first time we went and I think it's one of those places I'd gladly return to for another holiday.

First stop right after we leave our luggage at the hotel - Dimsum!


Monday, January 14, 2019

Cebu, Philippines

Few months back, I went to Philippines for the first time. We were initially set for Boracay but was affected by the sudden 6-month closure so we changed to Cebu. I did not have much expectations initially but it turned out so fun!

Our hotel Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu was really pretty!


This was the scene that greeted us right at the hotel. Gorgeous isn't it!


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Set up a little Christmas tree at home!



Planned an early Christmas dinner with the girls in November because we wanted to do it before Fidel delivers but ended up she gave birth to baby Lucian just days before our gathering!


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Melbourne Day 5 - 9

Finally finishing my Melbourne series. Decided to cramp Day 5 to 9 in a single entry because I really need to move on from this backlog. Haha. Took me hours to sort the images and upload them but I kept telling myself it will be worth it when I look back on old entries in future.





On the 5th day we went across the Yarra River to the South Bank, where we visited the South Melbourne Market and Crown Entertainment Complex.




Inside Crown Entertainment Complex is a casino.


Christmas 2 years back~ Yes this is how long I have procrastinated.









Nice breezy day by the river!


We went back to CBD area for dinner. Although each meal in Melbourne costs averagely around $15 (which is like double or triple our usual street eatery price in SG), the food portion is really huge and would probably feed two.



Day 6

For lunch we went to Sarawak Kitchen. There are alot of Asian eateries here - probably because the percentage of Asians residing in the area is quite high. Never have to worry about missing rice or food back home because it's readily available everywhere!








On this day, I brought my parents around the city while my sister was in school. The CBD area is easy to explore by foot but you can also choose to take the free tram around!







Hosier Lane is one of the must-go places in Melbourne CBD, especially for first-timers.


A whole alley of graffiti.











Haha sorry for the spam but every corner looked good!


Got girly ones also. However, I think every few weeks the wall art would change... So it's a different experience everytime. But a little heartpain when the nicer ones get covered up.




State Library Victoria. Just had to come and take some photos. There was an event going on outside on the day I went and it was crowded.











People playing with huge chess pieces outside.





Back to our apartment for "home cooked" dinner by mum!





Day 8

Shopping day!






Had lunch at this Chinese restaurant.




Then we saw this super pretty building that H&M is housed in!



The interior is also very nice!





Afterwards we went to Chinatown, which was also quite interesting.




State Library of Victoria at night.


Cotton On vending machine. We bougth quite alot of cheap cold wear from Cotton On! Damn happy.


My sister ended school and joined us for dinner. We went into this alley and....



Kena caught into the first restaurant because the host was super persistent in getting us in. Haha. So we thought, okay lets treat ourselves to a nice meal tonight!









Back to the bustling CBD streets and walked pass this shop called Crazy Wings. Couldn't resist the fragrance and we went in to dabao some wings back!




Very messy kitchen but the wings were heavenly.


Found an asian supermarket!




Day 8 we went to Luna Park at St Kilda area. Take a day off to visit if you are in Melbourne too!




Day 9





Didn't do much this day because it was our last day in Melbourne. It was a really enjoyable trip and I liked how Melbourne CBD is so happening and diverse in activities. One regret was that we didn't take the the trip to Philips island for penguin show or feed kangeroos (mum and sis went, and it looked really fun!).

Hope to visit Melbourne again some day!