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Europe » France » Lower Normandy » Mont Saint-Michel April 28th 2013

Did you remember at what point in time you realized your partner was “the one”? I do. I was suddenly down with dengue fever in a strange city. My family was living on the other side of the country. I didn’t know who to turn to, so I contacted my then ex boyfriend (we were on a long break). Not only did he help to checked me in to a hospital, he also visited me every single night after work – without being asked. He even sneaked in fried chicken when I hated the hospital food. For comparison, my parents only visited me once for couple of hours in the 2 weeks duration of my hospitalization. To make matter worse, my lease was actually due that weekend and I have already signed new lease elsewhere. My ... read more
Acres & Acres of Pretty Canola Fields
Inside MSM Abbey
Le Mont St Michel with Sheeps

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris April 25th 2013

“I can’t believe they’re sending me AGAIN to the US for business trip, and you know what – the Singapore Airlines tickets are sold out – so I had to take Air France. And the worst part of it – I have to transit in Paris overnight! That city is so dirty and the people are just so obnoxious. How annoying!” she rants while munching her lunch. My jaw just dropped. For couple of seconds my mind just went blank and the only thing I can think of is WHAT A BITCH! Of course I can’t say it to her – she’s a colleague. It would be politically incorrect. Hold on, someone wants to give her FULLY PAID trip halfway across the world IN BUSINESS CLASS and FIVE STARS HOTELS and she’s… complaining? For the record, ... read more
Angel & Psyche
Eiffel at Night
St Chapelle

Europe » Belgium » Brussels-Capital Region » Brussels April 24th 2013

Do you know that to burn off 1 fried chicken breast you’ll need to bike for an hour? Two slices of pepperoni pizza translated to 2.5 hours of climbing the stairs. While to burn off cheese burger and fries; that require over 2 hours in the elliptical machine. I’m not one of those girls who think carbs are sinful and only eat celery sticks for dinner. I’m someone who enjoyed my oxtail soup and chili crabs, but I also go to the gym 2-3 times a week. I don’t mind to indulge, but the food better be good. Or else it won’t worth the compensating exercise. So I ponder there in front of the waffle stall; thinking to myself whether this is worth it and how many hours of running would that waffle translated to. I’m ... read more
Grote Markt
Comic Walls

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam April 23rd 2013

Me: Uhm, are you sure you don’t want to see other girls… naked? Him: No Me: Are you sure? Him: Yeah, of course! And…. why are we even discussing it? I thought it’s obvious already. I was kind of taken aback by my husband’s response.Was that the “real truth”? Or the kind of truth that a husband thinks his wife would want to hear. Well, he’s definitely not gay. Or is he? Probably the question should be whether he wants to see other DUDE naked? Ha ha… Nah, KIDDING. Before my husband read this blog and gets mad – I can confirm that he’s 100% manly man. But seriously – he’s not interested in other girls? Either he really has the heart of a devoted angel, or he’s lying. Either way, I respected his perspective and ... read more
Narrow House
Classic Amsterdam
Boat Tour

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Keukenhof April 22nd 2013

My wedding sucked. Not my marriage. I’m referring to my wedding party. I think mine is one of the worst ever. My dress wasn’t pretty. I didn’t even know what my hand bouquet looks like until the morning of the wedding. The décor was very plain. The venue management didn’t allow any music to be played (it’s complicated – but basically, no music at all). The 500 guests are mostly our parent’s colleagues (including my husband’s creepy uncle who for some reason gave me this sexy black see through lingerie with feathers – which I never wore). I didn’t even get to choose the menu or party favors (my mum overruled those). And the worst part is – I didn’t have any great wedding pictures. If you follow this blog; you would notice how I love ... read more
Beautiful Spring Day
Bigger than My Palm!
The Red Couple!

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen April 21st 2013

“So… why would Little Mermaid killed herself? Why didn't she just… find another guy?” my husband asked. Errr, I don’t know. Because she was trying to proof that her love was true? I was trying to explain the Little Mermaid story to my husband; while struggling to take tourist-less picture of the statue (which is difficult considering the hordes of people that came out of tour buses). From what I can remember, sold her voice & soul to the evil witch; then died as sea foam once she found out her love was not returned by the prince. You know, for children’s story – that’s pretty raw emotion. I remember crying when I first read Little Mermaid (I hope you’re happy HC Andersen – you made a little girl cried). For a famous statue – it’s ... read more
Albanian Greek Church Near Churchill's Park
Amalienborg Square
View from Round Tower

Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen April 20th 2013

That thing was HUGE. Like, gigantic. The plane, I mean. We were awed with the number of people waiting at the boarding room, as well as the long queue. Wow. This A380-800 really can take up to 800 people? And it’s almost filled up. Can’t see any empty seat. I wonder how many of these people got the 40% discount that we got though. It’s all started when my friend D told me there’s a Lufthansa discount. It’s like almost half off. I was tossing and turning. I knew I’ve always wanted a spring trip with my hubby. But I’m not so sure whether both of us can get the visa, considering the fiasco several years back. The discount only until certain dates though, where time wise we’re not eligible yet to apply for visa (it’s ... read more
Our Lufthansa A383-800
Rosenborg Slot
The famous Nyhavn

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater Manchester » Manchester January 6th 2013

I don’t really understand football; or soccer; or whatever you want to call it. Every now and then I might watch, but mostly I find Kardashians reruns to be more interesting. But hey, I’m in Manchester – so football is definitely in the agenda. Manchester United stadium actually has a stadium ad museum tour programs where you can join and roam around. With a little bit of research, you should be able to find online discount voucher you can print for 20% off. Click HERE – hope the link still works by the time you found this blog. Unfortunately their stadium is closed for tourists due to games when I was there. I found out way too late when my train and hotel has been prepaid – so I try to settle for the National Football ... read more
THE Statistics
Some Random Cute Baby

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater Manchester » Manchester January 5th 2013

What are the odds of getting another blue sky in winter? Well, I got it again in Manchester! My string of bad luck finally stopped. I actually don't have any particular interest on the city's attractions. But I decided to pay a visit anyway as my brother is currently taking his master degree there. My Premier Inn hotel kindly allowed me to early check in (it was just 11 am) and that's much appreciated. I took advantage of the FREE metroshuttle buses to roam the town! So cool! There are 3 routes which you can choose and mostly captured the key attractiopns (except the Manchester United's stadium because its located at the city outskirts). Read about it HERE I went to the Albert square in front of the townhall. Too bad that day the townhall tower ... read more
Sometimes You Just Want to Scream...
Yes, He's Not a Baby Anymore
Corn Exchange - Manchester

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Midlothian » Edinburgh January 4th 2013

After 3 blue sky mornings in a row, this morning is a bit cloudy. Well this is winter. The Grassmarket newly refurbished hotel is so comfy that I'd rather linger in my bed today. url= my review here.After so many early trains, I need a holiday within a holiday. One of the good thing about solo trip is you can do whatever you want. And today I want a late start. I enjoyed my breakfast in bed while watching some property show and holiday scam series, and actually enjoying this. I walked along the Royal Mile, not that hard to find the Edinburgh Castle. Just before the castle there's a Whiskey Museum but you have to pay 12 GBP or so. Not drinking alcohol at all, I decided to give it a miss. I finally able ... read more
View from National Museum of Scotland
Museum on the Mound
Greyfriars Bobby

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