Thursday, November 19, 2009

My coming holidays!

I'm going to travel again!!! Our destinations are:


When: December to January.

We went there last year but I've not had enough of Taiwan. Moreover this time we are going to explore other parts of Taiwan, besides Taipei!


When: Lunar New Year period!

I miss my mom's cooking!!! She is the best chef! I'm also eager to hug the newest member of my family, my adorable niece! She is only 6 months old but she has the sweetest voice ever!

We have already booked tickets for our Taiwan and Vietnam trip.

After coming back for these two trips, we are going to Japan in March or April! After Japan, I would like to visit Thailand!! After Thailand I would like to go to Genting casino again!!! I'm so happy!!!!

I love cold weather! It makes my cheeks rosy and my lips red, like natural makeup. But if without my lip balm, my lips would really hurt!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wishing upon a satellite

I'm staying awake until now, already pass 5 a.m. For the whole night, I could only spot one shooting star, but I'm not sure if it was it or maybe I mistook it for a satellite by my tired and watery eyes.

Around 10 pm, the rain had stopped and we slowly made our way to the Japanese Garden. To my surprise, it was super crowded! After enjoying Kenji William's performance and walked a few rounds inside the garden, we decided to go home and waited for the meteor shower at our balcony.

The moment I "thought" I've spotted a shooting star, I tell Lg:

Me: I saw it! I saw the shooting star. Over there! *pointed my finger*
Lg: Really? Did you wish?
Me: No, it happened so fast! Like less than a second!
Lg: That is too short! How could someone wish upon a shooting star like that?
Me: I think so too! Now I know why people say if you can wish upon a shooting star, your wish will come true! That's impossible!

We continued waiting to catch another shooting star, but after 45 minutes later, I broke the silence.

Me: It's already past 5 a.m but I didn't see any shooting star at all! I'm so disappointed!
Lg: I sprained my neck already! All I see are satellites!
Me: Me too! We might as well wish upon a satellite, that's easier! We can wish as many as the number of satellites we saw! But I will count them tomorrow! *Yawn*

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I'm off to bed now with my sprained neck! Image Hosted by

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Arrival of the Leonids!

Tonight is the night I will be watching the Leonids make an appearance! Hopefully I can stay awake until 5 a.m! This is the first time I've ever attempted to catch shooting stars and making my wishes! Lots and lots of wishes!!!
I'm very excited!
I hope the weather will behave, no rain please! Image Hosted by

This year will be one of the stronger shower of Leonids meteors and it happens to be on a new moon, making it easier to get spotted. As prediction by Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, there will be "20 to 30 meteors per hour over the Americas, and as many as 200 to 300 per hour over Asia!". I'm so thrilled to know that! By the way, not every year you can experience such a big meteor shower, if you miss this year, you have to wait to see it again in 2031! Image Hosted by

Later I'm going to stare into the dark sky for hours. I'm going to train my eye muscles now!Image Hosted by

Alright, I will blog about this again if I have some pictures of this event, which I'm not sure if I will be able to snap any pictures of those shooting stars!

It's almost impossible for my camera, but well...I shall try!
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p/s: I heard thunder! Noooo!!!
Listen rain, you better stop pouring by 8 p.m!!! Image Hosted by