Friday, January 29, 2010

Taiwan trip Dec - Jan2010 Part II

My pretty rings I bought at Shih Lin night market in Taiwan! I love to shop there, you can always find unique stuff at cheap prices! I bought these at about $15 each! I wore them too often that they looked so worn out now!
My girlie stuff that I bought in Taiwan! I didn't even unpack them 'til now! I bought lots of clothes too, but they are still inside my luggage.
Super tiny flowers that I spotted on the way to The Quest for Immortality exhibition in Singapore! I like to visit museums when there are exhibitions! I really do!

By the way, I like my new Sony camera more now, I finally know how to adjust its functions and and its performance is simply magical! Its sweep panorama function is fascinating! On my recent trip to the museum, it captured all the pictures under low light pretty well and I had a few friendly strangers who complimented on my camera performance. Those pictures above were taken with my new camera and I love it!

Thinking about going to Japan in Autumn or Winter is not bad at all! Although I haven't had a chance to see cherry blossom there, but I can have maple leaves or even snow instead!!!

Boom boom pow!
Lately I like purple more than other colors!

My grand niece! Oops! I am already a granny! See how my face deceive my age? Hahahah!

Anyway, this 14-months old cutie is super mischievous and sassy, seems like me! She's not yet able to walk but once she hopped onto her car, she could drive it super fast like a bullet train! I adore her as much as my 9-months old niece that I'm going to meet soon.

Like a rose - Dark Chocolate with Strawberry Cream Cake for Lg's birthday! The best cake I've tasted so far!

I love going to afternoon tea with my sisters!!!

We went to the Taiwan Botanical Park to see wilted lotus, ^^ heeee because it's not the lotus season!

I love these big BBQ squids! ^~^

Queued up for these Taiwanese sausages! Super big and yummy!

I have a habit of walking into any pet shops that I saw! During my Taiwan trip, we walked into this pet shop in Shih Lin Night Market and saw lots of kitten! I like cats as well as dogs or even hamsters, rabbits...have to admit I'm quite a junkie person about pets! But one sad thing is that my Lg is allergic with cats!!! Why oh why???

That time, my desire to get a cat was super strong when I saw Maine Coon kittens, I like their fluffy face, fluffy tail, long whiskers...And especially I love one of them, the one that noticed me and played with my fingers! She's a female with a super cute face, her coat looked almost the same with the one in this picture, but cuter! I wasn't allowed to take pictures inside the shop! It's even cheaper than in Singapore to own such a cutie like that! But still the allergy problem!!! Why oh why???

We stumbled upon this super rare snow globe displayed at a jewelry shop! I love it to the max! It was love at first sight. I especially love Merry-Go-Rounds and Snow Globes!

Various Christmas trees in Taiwan! Tiffany, Hermes, Swarovski...

A pretty green house!


What is this? This is a Dan Shui local specialty called Ah Gei, crystal noodles stuffed in fried bean curd, served with a mild hot sauce! I quite like it! A recommended must-try dish if you go to Dan Shui old street! It's better to order take-away, as their shops are always too cramp to eat there!

I miss my stay in Taiwan, miss going to the spa early in the morning too! Nothing is more relaxing than going to steaming hot spa in winter!

Yay! I'm going back to Vietnam for Lunar New Year soon! \(^0^)/

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Taiwan trip Dec-Jan2010 Part I

I came back from Taiwan for quite a while but I was too lazy to update my blog. I don't have much photos this time anyway as my camera went dead after a week in Taiwan. I dropped it several times before and after that all the pictures taken became blurry!

We sent it to the Sony service center and they quoted me $400+ to change the lens! That's ridiculously expensive! So I bought a brand new camera, the latest Sony DSC-TX1! I really like its new features, especially Sweep Panorama and low-light performance.

These images were taken without flash and in low-light conditions, the quality is satisfying but somehow the images are still soft and lack sharpness...This is what you would expect in a compact camera. I was very tempted and considered buying a DSLR, but I really hate carrying heavy and bulky stuff!

Without a camera, I still had a good time in Taiwan. It's great to see our sisters and their families again!

I really like to go for afternoon tea with Da Jie, I also like the trip to the Golden Egg mountain with Er Jie's family. Even though Allen was so busy with his work schedule, he still managed to bring us there.

I enjoyed strolling along the Dan Shui old street with San Jie's family, eating at an old seafood restaurant that recalled David's memory of their dating days. Their dishes were delicious!

At Golden Egg farm.

Making salted eggs and drawing our own eggshell paintings. Guess which one is mine?

Strolling and eating at Dan Shui old street.

That's all for now! I'm actually quite moody these few days, because my Japan trip has to be postponed until Autumn or Winter 2010 due to Lg's work schedule! Ahhhhhh!!!!

Off to bed now! Sleepy!