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. 😀
Here is my rough planning of the trip.
Wayne Dyer said, “A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.”
This is a CD that I bought from a trip to Ngong Ping Village, Hong Kong, at Christmas 2014. The female voice and the song captured my attention when I was walking in the village. I followed the sound and came into a souvenir store that sells everything about Buddha. I found the CD, then realized that the song is about the Goddess of Mercy. So beautiful.
I found this song on youtube. I hope you all like it. 😛
I bought these two postcards from a Russian traveler that I saw on the street who was selling his own photographed postcards to collect funds to travel around the world. Amazing idea! 😀
In my previous blog posts, I talked about what I witnessed in my past life regression, in which I saw myself as a little girl who dressed like a maid with a white apron. I followed the pathway to the entrance gate of the house I was in, and then I saw a black classic car passing by.
Here, my story continues:
A Newspaper Delivery Boy (Paperboy)
At the fountain, I meet a boy (same age as me, 7 or 8). He is wearing a brown colored blouse and a waistcoat (also brown color) over the blouse. In his head, he is wearing a brown colored checkered pattern tweed flat cap. He looks very pretty and friendly. He has freckles on his cheeks and his skin color is white. He is standing in front of me. After a while, he is playing with me at the fountain. I don’t know who he is. I look at his foot then I see a pair of black leather shoes he is wearing is worn out. He has got many newspapers in his arm. He is a newspaper delivery boy…
He has to leave. He turns around and is walking in the direction to the city. Behind him, there is a short hair black and white dog of medium size following him on the road. The dog stares at me with a pair of red eyes, which makes me very scary. I decide to follow the boy to see where he is going. The boy doesn’t know that he is being followed but the dog knows that I’m following them. I come to a grey flat paved road or a bridge (for both pedestrian and automobile). When I look down to the right side, I see that underneath the paved road (or the bridge) it is a one-way traffic lane (5 to 8 lane traffic) with many cars traveling from one destination to another. As I continue to walk, I see a woman in a long black dress walking in my opposite direction. She is holding a white (ivory) colored parasol with lace and a long handle. I don’t know who she is. She passes me by…
I keep stalking the boy at a far distance. I walk pass the paved road (or the bridge) and now I come to a store with green small grids and small glasses. I stop stalking the boy because in front of me it is an old man with white hair sitting in front of the store. He is a shoe repairman.
In my previous blog post, I talked about what I witnessed in my past life regression, in which I saw myself as a little girl with a white apron.
Here, my story continues:
A BLACK CLASSIC CAR
I walk to the entrance gate. It is a pair of black wrought iron gates, round at the top border. The gates open when I walk through them. Now, I’m standing outside the gates and in a glimpse, I see a black classic car passing by. It is a fully-closed body car with windows, four wheels, round and short at the rear. There is a man aged around 40 or 50 who is driving the car. Through the car window I can see that the steering wheel of the car is on the right, and the man has moustache, which is narrow and it is in the area between the nose and the upper lip. Moreover, he is wearing a black suit and a black hat. I don’t know who he is. I guess he is just someone who passes by. Before the car is driven away from me, I see numbers at the rear of the car, which are 1, 5, 0 and others two numbers I can’t see. After that, I walk closer to the fountain which is located at the one o’clock position of the iron gates.
Part 1 – Maid
THE HISTORY OF MACAU GRAND PRIX
The Macau Grand Prix was originally conceived in 1954 as a treasure hunt around the streets of the city, but shortly after it was suggested that the hunt’s track could host a professional racing event for local motor enthusiasts. The race continued as an amateur race until 1966, when Belgian driver Mauro Bianchi entered the race in an Alpine A220 (chassis #1722). Alpine Renault had also sent engineer, Jean-Paul Castilleux, to assist Bianchi with technical aspect of the car. Bianchi’s victory and exposure led to more professional racing teams entering the Grand Prix in the following years.
The motorcycle race was introduced in 1967, and in that year the first fatal tragedy struck the race: double champion Dodjie Laurel was killed when he lost control of his car and crashed. This raised the alarm for more safety improvements for the race.
The first Guia race for touring cars was held in 1972. Macau’s Guia Race for touring cars is a particular race for this category, as very few races with these cars are held on street circuits. Since 2005 the race has officially become the final two rounds of FIA World Touring Car Championship.
In 1983, it was decided by the organisers that since Formula Pacific was becoming obsolete, the race would be held as a Formula Three event. Initially, they wanted to run a F2 race, but as they were unwilling to make any large circuit modifications, which included cutting down trees, the organisers settled for F3. This turned out to be a right decision, given the fact that since then it has raised the reputation of the event in the motorsport world by attracting the best young drivers from Europe and Japan to compete in the event. The first F3 race was won by a young Ayrton Senna. The race in 1990 was a memorable one, as Michael Schumacher and Mika Häkkinen were involved in an incident when they were in positions 1 and 2 going into the final lap. At the main straight just after the Mandarin Oriental Bend, Häkkinen hit the back of Schumacher’s car and crashed out when he attempted to overtake him. Schumacher’s car was able to continue with its rear wing damaged and eventually won the race with the best aggregate time. Other notable winners include Formula One drivers David Coulthard, Ralf Schumacher and Takuma Sato. Since the introduction of F3 races, the Macau GP has gradually become a stepping stone for many F3 drivers to higher class motor-racing competitions such as the GP2 series and Formula One.
Macau is a special event for motorcycle riders too. The Motorcycle Grand Prix has featured many famous riders such as Kevin Schwantz, Carl Fogarty, Ron Haslam and Michael Rutter.
Teddy Yip was one of the main forces behind the Macau Grand Prix back in ’70s and 80s, leading the Grand Prix to be one of the world’s most famous motor racing events. The Macau Grand Prix parties he hosted for many years at his home also became a central part of the social aspect of the Grand Prix.
Reference: Macau Grand Prix Tourism Board
I wish this stuff would never be needed…
I wonder …
Is it necessary to equip this?
…About to complete…
Working hard with assembling a RX-78 with 375 mm tall Gundam…
Good morning, sunshine! 😀
I have no clue how to reblog/repost stuff, but dang if that’s gonna get in my way! You can go to http://guapola.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/please-help-find-nichole/ if you’re intelligent enough to do a reblog. Me, I’ll stick with good old copy/paste. Good luck!
Please Help Find Nichole
I’ve never said this to any of you, but PLEASE REBLOG THIS! We need as many people as possible to see it, even if you live overseas – PLEASE REBLOG or REPOST!
This past Sunday night, a local teenage girl went missing and no one has seen or heard from her since.
15-year-old Nichole Kristine Cable of Glenburn, Maine was last heard from Sunday night at around 9:20pm. Her parents have reported that she had received messages on Facebook from an unknown male and had plans to meet up with him. From what I’ve gathered, he posed as one of her Facebook friends to get her to accept…
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The Experience gives visitors the opportunity to play the role of a crime scene investigator. Also, the visitors will learn the scientific principles and real investigative techniques as they try to solve one of the crime scene mysteries.
I got free tickets from my friend, and I took my parents and my boyfriend to visit the place. It was fun! I successfully cracked the cases! 😀
I’m hoping to wake up from a cloudy nightmare.
Recently, life has put me a lot of things to do, a lot of things to worry about and a lot of things to think about. All of these things have stolen my smile. I don’t want to live this way, and I think I need to stop and start to restore my life again right now.
Until few days ago, light has shed on my life after reading a post from a nice and great blogger. She told us that she has to do other thing and to end the blogging life. I was so sad after reading her post, but at the same time, when I was commenting on her post, I realized that that was what life is. We always have to move on to do other things and leave the old things behind us.
Suddenly, I felt that it was unnecessary for me to feel so overwhelmed by recent life’s challenges.
Sometimes, we need to let go of what has happened and to move on. And sometimes, we just need to let go of the thought of what might or not to happen and follow our heart to do whatever things we miss and enjoy to do in order to restore our life again.
Although in this passing month, life has just made me see nothing but only troubles, but now, I think I am stepping out from the cloud and restore my life again. 😀
Thank you for reading this post and for yours company. I feel uplifted again!
A monkey is being held captive in a huge cage with plenty of food. Not far away from the cage there is a blackboard, and this is the instruction written on the blackboard, “You can unlock the door by using the key placed in your pocket. You will be free.” The monkey reads the instruction every single day, but still in the cage.
One day, a man approaches the cage and asks the monkey:
Man: “Do you want to go free?”
Monkey: “Yes, I do.”
Man: “Haven’t you read the instruction written on the blackboard?”
Monkey: “I have.”
Man: “If so, why don’t you unlock the door and go free?”
Monkey: “I already did.”
Man: “Did you?”
Monkey: “Yes, I did. I can unlock the door by using the key placed in my pocket. After that, I will be free! How easy it is! I’m free!”
Man:”…Do you really understand what it means?”
Monkey: “Of course I know!” So simple! Unlock the door and go free!”
The monkey wants to go free. He says he knows how to go free but he never really try follow the instruction to unlock himself from the cage.
He knows how to free himself, but he does nothing.
Yesterday, I and my boyfriend went to a bookshop and bought two books about Heart Sutra (a comic version and a word version). We began to read it last night, and today when we meet each other we talked about them. In our conversation I suddenly realize that without practice and experience I cannot fully understand what something is really mean. It is just like that I know salt is salty, but if I never taste it I cannot truly say that I know what salty is.
Have a nice weekend! 😀
MACAU TUNG SIN TONG CHARITABLE SOCIETY
Macau Tung Sin Tong (同善堂) was the first Chinese charitable organization established in Macau in 1892. Since the year of establishment, the charitable organization has provided free medical cares and education for those in need and has saved a lot of people, including war refugees during WWII from dying hunger.
The words of the name of the organization, “Tung Sin Tong ”(同善堂), represent the following meanings:
同 – together; be the same as
善 – kindness; goodness
堂 – hall; big room
As I entered the hall of Tung Sin Tong a feeling of gratefulness ran through my veins when I saw what looked like over a hundred portraits of past contributors hung upon the wall. Those past contributors did a lot of goodness for others. Their act of kindness and contributions did make a difference.
This picture was taken at the headquarter of Tung Sin Tong, which was the place where people were taking care of in the past. At the present, Tung Sin Ton continues to provide free medical care, education and baby- sitting service, as well as promoting charitable activities to the public.
I wish the spirit of this kindness remains forever…
Camera: Iphone 4S
Location: Tung Sin Tong
DAY THREE –
It is easy to get to Badaling Great Wall by train, but beware not to be confused Beijing North Railway Station with Beijing Railway Station shown on the subway map. Beijing North Railway Station will get you to Badaling Great Wall, but the Beijing Railway Station will not. (In the picture, it is the Beijing Railway Station)
Beijing North Railway Station is located above the Xizhimen Station (on the subway line number 2). The train ticket to Badaling cost only RMB$6.00 per person, and it takes 1 hour and 20 minutes to Badaling. Then, it takes about 10 to 15 minutes of walk to the entrance of The Great Wall. All seats are first come first served. I hope that the time you visit Badaling Great Wall could provide you soft seat tickets in the train. The period of time that I travel in the train did not provide soft seat tickets.
We were lucky in the beginning of the trip. We found empty seats in the train from Beijing North Railway Station to Badaling Station, but good luck didn’t stick with us when traveling back from Badaling to Beijing North Railway Station. All seats were taken. I saw people chose to sit on the ground, but I chose to stand in the train for more than one hour.
I forgot to tell you that there is a small food store in the railway station, where you can buy instant noodles, drinks and snacks while waiting for the train. Hot water is free and could be found at the corner outside the ladies room, which is located on the left hand side of the railway station (opposite to the food store).
Badaling Station is the final station of the train. All trains to Badaling is begins with “S2”. Also, you can get your return ticket right after you arrive at Badaling station.
We were lucky that there weren’t too many people around.
Badaling Great Wall is easy to climb. Handrails are installed inside each side of the wall, and the steps are well-paved.
I feel shaky when looking down.
You can see that there are so many steps to climb.
Lastly, I make it to “the eight tower in the north”, and after that I didn’t want to climb further up.
I wonder how it looks like when all the landscapes covered with snow.
You can choose to descend the Great Wall through the side path.
This is the side path that I am talking about.
To be continued.
Camera: Iphone 4S + Canon 500D
– Thank the blogger who nominated you.
– Share seven things about yourself.
– Nominate up to 15 fellow bloggers.
– Add the Versatile Blog Award logo on your blog post.
I’d like to say thank you to Angrygaijin (Cameron Ohara) for the nomination!! You’ll never get bored when reading his blog. 😀 His humor writing style impresses me a lot!
Here are the 7 things about myself:
– I love visiting zoo.
– I love planting.
– I love traveling.
– I love Linkin Park.
– I love dreaming and I love keeping a dream journal.
– I love watching Master Jing Kong youtube channel.
– I love to be with my parents, they are the most loving people in my life!
Here’s my nominations:
P.S.: This is a scheduled post. My mind and body are still in Beijing. 😀
A female with black frame eyeglasses waiting to cross the street at San Ma Lou.
Will she know that she was being photographed? 😀
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Location: San Ma Lou (official street name is Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro)
Date: Jan 13.2013
At the end of the year, I should say “Thank You” to …
– all the blog visitors and followers (without your support, I won’t keep up the last post of the year 2012);
– people who stopping by and comment (you are the most incredible and lovable person on earth!) 😀
– people who liked my posts (thank you for encouraging me to keep it up)
– each and every person that I’ve met (thank you for every smile and kindness)
– my friends
(thank you for always being there for me)
– my coworkers
(thank you for helping me dealing with problems and bearing with my lazyness)
– my parents
(I love you! To see both of you happy, I’m happy!)
– my dearest dear
(thank you for your love (even though I was annoying … sometimes)
– all the people in the world
(just to say thank you)
– all the food I have eaten
(without food, I cannot survive)
– finally, I have to say thank you to myself, especially to my physical body, without it I would not have chance to experience life and to see the greatness of the world! 😀
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! 😀