Something to share in every single week throughout the year

Travel

Week 35 – Meet my cousin

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Week 30 – Chinese Words

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I saw this at one of the subway station in Hong Kong. The word filial attracted my attention.


Week 28 – The Golden Reel at Studio City

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Inside the Golden Reel.

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A view of the swimming pool.

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Week 16 – The Giang Rubber Duck Visits Macau

IMG_7279The Giant Travelling Rubber Duck is coming to Macau on April 29! I’m looking so forward to seeing him coming to my hometown.


Week 2 – Ups and Downs Like Ocean Tides

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“Life is like the ocean tides, it goes up and it goes down, and we commit to face them both together.”

Location: Wanaka, New Zealand

Photographed by: Kylin Image

Date: 2015.11.27


Week 52 – Starting Out The Marriage Journey

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“Starting Out The Marriage Journey – I will be there, no matter what.”

Location: Wanaka, New Zealand

Photographed by: Kylin Image

Date: 2015.11.27


Week 51 – Post Wedding Photo at Lake Tekapo

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Just married – Lake Tekapo

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Lupins Flowers at Lake Tekapo

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The tree trunk with love

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I love trees, to me it is still alives

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The lonely tree trunk at Lake Tekapo

 

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At The Church of Good Shepherd

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Mr. and Mrs.

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Be company with the lonely tree trunk at Lake Tekapo

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Be company with the lonely tree trunk at Lake Tekapo

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Lupins at Lake Tekapo


Week 50 – Earth and Sky Stargazing Tour Tekapo

Make sure you have extra nights at Lake Tekapo, because the tour could be cancelled due to bad weather. If the tour is cancelled, no worry, as they offer full refund or transfer the tour to other possible nights as long as you are in Tekapo. We, initially, booked Nov 23, but that night it was windy, vehicles were not allowed to climb up Mt. John for safety reasons. So, we were being transferred to other tour on Nov 24. The night sky of that night was not something I had expected. The moon was too bright, bright enough to block out many stars. If I had avoided the moon period, I believed the sky view would look so much different. But, on the other hand, the tour was great! The tour guides are very friendly, informative and knowledgeable. They taught us how to locate stars, and show us stars and clusters through big telescope. Also, if you bring a camera with you, you can hand it to their photographer, Chris, and he will help you to take fantastic photos of the night sky with your camera (a DSLR camera is recommended, that’s only my opinion). Moreover, I did enjoy very much to look at the dark sky through the powerful telescope inside the dome. Don’t miss out the chance to get inside the dome and peer through the telescope. It was spectacular and so amazing. Those close-up images of the universe that you see through their big telescope are something you won’t forget in your lifetime! πŸ˜€

Here are photos taken by the photographer, Chris Murphy, Earth & Sky Stargazing Tekapo

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Earth&Sky Flickr


Week 49 – 95% Fullmoon at Mt. John Observatory

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This photo was taken by Earth & Sky Ltd with my Canon 500D during the stargazing tour at Mt. John Observatory on Nov 25 midnight. The tour was great! I did enjoy it very much, and that was my first time to experience to peek the wonders of the southern universe through powerful telescopes!Β 


Week 48 – Selfie Post-Wedding Photo in Tekapo

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Just Married

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Selfie (the selfie stick was hidden under the rock)

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The dried tree trunk at Tekapo

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Lupins at Tekapo

Here are some selfies post-wedding photos taken by my mom’s Iphone 5S at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Hope you guys like it! πŸ˜€


Week 47 -Just arrived to Queenstown

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Pure nature landscape here!! So amazing!!!


Week 46 – My Honeymoon Trip Plan

I just planned out the itinerary for our 9 days trip in South New Zealand. We roughly have only a few days in Queenstown and three to four days in Tekapo. I love planning itinerary, because I can choose to go all the places according to my preferences. Haha. My fiance never complaint about it, as the the thing that matters him most is FOOD. He has to eat right on time, never put him too hungry, and he likes vegetarian food. If I could satisfy those 3, I can go whenever I want to. πŸ˜€

Here is my rough planning of the trip.

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Week 29 – Old Photographs

I, accidentally, found some old photos of me and my parents traveling to New Zealand for the first time when I was very little.

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In a sheep farm. That’s my mom sitting next to me on a blue jacket.

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Here I was in New Zealand for the first time. Yea!!!

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Here is my mom and our beautiful guide with a koala.

I have got photos of my father as well, but he doesn’t want me to put his photo on the net. πŸ˜›

I can’t wait for my second visit to New Zealand on November. πŸ˜€


Week 28 – Planning a trip to Lake Tekapo

Watching the milky-way with my naked eyes has always been on my wish list. This Autumn, on November, I will getting married, and I am so happy that my fiancΓ© let me make the decision to choose our destination to spend our honeymoon. Then, I searched on the internet by typing words like, stargazing place, darkest night on earth to stargaze, milky-way, starring night sky, etc. It popped out pictures with amazing night sky. I looked at them and figured out which places are the most easiest to get access to. Then I, accidentally, found a time-lapse video filming on a Church with millions of stars and the band of the milky-way above the sky. I figured that the place called Lake Tekapo and it is situated on the South land in New Zealand.
So, we’re heading to New Zealand on November and hopefully to see the milky-way with my naked eyes.

Above video: Astrophotography Workshop hosted by Mark Gee and Rob Dickinson.


Week 17 – Optical Illusion Image

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My father took this picture while my mother was pretending to wash her hands in the optical illusion water image.


Week 29 – Sri Shivan Temple

Sri Shivan Temple is located at 24 Geylang East Ave 2, Singapore, just 5 minutes of walk from the Paya lebar MRT station.

This is a Hindu temple dedicated to the God Shiva. It is said that the temple was originally located in Potong Pasir from where it was moved three more times before finally coming to the present Geylang location.

I found this temple beautiful as its outer pastel was paint in nude color, different from other colorful Hindu temple I’ve seen before. I didn’t visit the interior as I heard people chanting inside the temple when I was standing in front of the temple. I was afraid to disturb devotees in case they were worshiping.

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From this picture, you can see that the Sri Shivan Temple is just next to the Foo Hai Chan Monastery.


Week 28 – Foo Hai Chan Monastery

This is a Buddhist monastery located at 87 Geylang East Ave 2, Singapore. If you are traveling by train, from Joo Koon towards Paya Lebar direction, you will see the monastery on your left.

The monastery was founded in 1935 and rebuilt in 1961 in the traditional grandiose style of Southern Chinese temples. Later in 1999, the monastery needed to be reconstructed. It was then expanded and reconstructed in the Tang dynasty style with a touch of zen.

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This is the entrance of the monastery.

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A very beautiful kuan Yin statue inside the hall.

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Interesting sky light besides the monastery.


Week 27 – Sky On 57

That morning I took my boyfriend to Sky On 57, at Marina Bay Sands, to have our Valentine’s Day breakfast. πŸ˜€ Although the buffet price was a bit expensive but the scenery from the restaurant was worth the price. There were two options to choose. Sitting inside with comfy sofa and air-conditioner or sitting outside baring with the strong heat from the sun. The staff suggested us to sit inside, but I preferred to sit outside. After sitting outside for a couple of minutes, I saw my boyfriend’s face starting to turn a bit red. Then, about ten minutes later, I noticed his first drop of sweat on his head! Hee Hee! That was really hot (for him)! But he said he didn’t mind.

Anyway, trust me, even thou it is extremely hot, but sitting outside the view is much better, as you can look at the view of the city and at the same time having your breakfast, and that experience you won’t have it inside. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Week 26 – IKEA

I found a place to stop and shop during the trip in Singapore. πŸ˜€
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Look at them! Aren’t they funny? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


Week 25 – Amitabha Buddhist Society Building

This is the Amitabha Buddhist Society Building located at 2 Lorong 35 Geylang, Singapore. It was officially found by Rev. Chin Kung in 1997. It is opened to everyone and all ages who are interested in Buddhism. There is a library on the ground floor, a shop which sells vegetarian dry food on the upper floors, meditation hall, etc. Also, there is a lunch hall which provides free meals to every visitors. The meals are free, so, to be respectful, it would be nice not to waste food.

You will find a donation box in the library. If you like it, you can make your donation, supporting them to print more dharma books for free distribution, free meals offering and others.

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Week 24 – Church Of Our Lady of Lourdes

This Catholic church is located at 50 Ophir Road, Singapore. Built between 1886 and 1888 by Father Joachim Alexander Marie Meneuvrier and named after the Church of our Lady of Lourdes located in Lourdes, France.
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Week 23 – St. Peter & Paul Church

The final visit of the day is the St. Peter & Paul Church. I can’t believe that I had been visiting so many sites in one single day. I have to admit that I was a bit greedy as I wanted to visit as many as I can during my trip.

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Week 22 – Singapore Art Museum

Located at 71 Bras Basah, Singapore. The building is a former Catholic secondary school (St Joseph Institution) for male students in Singapore. I haven’t got time to visit the museum. I just walked pass it and took this photograph.

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Week 21 – Cathedral Of The Good Shepherd

Located at Queen Street, Singapore. It is Singapore’s first purpose built Catholic Church. It was built between 1843 and 1847 and consecrated as a Cathedral on 14 February 1897. The church owes its existence to a French priest, Father Jean-Marie Beurel who was also responsible for the establishment of two of Singapore’s oldest Catholic schools, St. Joseph’s Institution and the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus. Father Beurel arrived in Singapore in 1839 and retired to Paris some 30 years later.

The design of the buildings is said to have been the result of a competition between two well-known residents, Denis Lesley McSwiney and John Turnbull Thomson, and McSwiney’s design accepted as it was the less expensive of the two. The design shows the influence of two famous London churches. The use of the Roman Doric style of architecture was derived from St. Paul’s in Convent Garden and the Greek temple like proportions and belfry from St. Martin-in-the-fields.

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